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Gigs

2019
Saturday 2nd Feb
The Old Pear Tree Wigan
Sunday 7th April
The Bailiff Bar, Old Courts, Wigan Time TBC

Friday 10th May Hebden Bridge Folk Festival
The Shoulder of Mutton  8pm

Saturday 11th May Hebden Bridge Folk Festival
The Railway Hotel 7.30pm

Saturday 25th May Millstone Music Festival, Golborne

ALL SUMMER
NEW ALBUM RECORDING

Thursday 29th August
The Coffee Stop - Leigh

Sunday 1st September
Fleetwood Folk and Blues Festival

2 spots : Venue TBA

Saturday 7th September
Wigan Diggers Festival Main Stage Time TBC

Saturday 14th September
Leigh Canal Festival, Leigh Miners RLFC Time TBC

 

 


2018 (Recording new album Mainly)

Friday 11th May
Private party, Chorley

Sat 12th May
Hebden Bridge Folk Roots Festival
6pm @ Ramble and Rose
9pm @ Chapter 17

Sun 27th May

Hinds Head festival
 
Friday 8th June
Coppull Folk Festival. (starts 6pm)

Thu 21st June
Wigan Old Courts Grand Vault
Simply Dylan7.30pm

July 15th
Acoustic Sessions Wigan Old Courts (Court Room) Time TBA

Saturday August 18th
Wigan Live Festival
Wigan Central 7.00pm
Saturday August 25th
Liverpool Folk OnThe Dock Festival
Stanley Ambrose Stage 5.20pm
Sunday August 26th
Liverpool Folk OnThe Dock Festival
Stanley Ambrose Stage 2.00pm


Saturday 15th September
Leigh Canal Festival
Leigh Miners RLFC 9pm

Friday October 12th
Chapter 17, Hebden Bridge 7pm

Thursday 8th November
Leigh Coffee Shop Events Room 7pm
Friday 30th November
Headsticks / Ticnotoc / Vision Thing
Old Town House Warrington 7pm
 
 
 

2017
Saturday 28th October
Merry Helloween (Merry Hell and Vision Thing), The Citadel St. Helens. 7.30pm
SOLD OUT

 
Thursday 9th November
The Coffee Shop, Leigh,
£5 (SOLD OUT)

 
Friday 29th December
Acoustic Lounge Poynton time & adm tbc
 
EARLIER in 2017========================
 
Sat 28 Jan
Turnpike Centre, Leigh supporting Merry Hell acoustic (SOLD OUT)
Sun 19 Feb
Dochertys, Wigan (afternoon session)
Lesfest - evening (Bellingham Hotel, Wigan)
Thu 4th May
KettleWorld Studios Recording New EP
Sat 20th May
Red Triangle cafe, Burnley
Sun 4th June
Coppull Folk Festival
Tue 20th June
Made in Liverpool TV Session Recording
Wed 12th July
Narrowboat TV Session Recording

 
Sat 26th Aug
Old Town House, Warrington
Momentum Warrington Rock for Corbyn event
Stage time 3pm

Tameside Festival, Manchester  8pm
Mon August 28 (Bank hol)
Retro Bar Bury 4pm (Glaston Bury)

Sat 2nd September 
Parbold Street Festival 
From 12 noon 
2 sets 20 mins each 


Sat 9th September 
Wigan Diggers festival time tbc

Saturday 7th October
The Old Courts Folk Festival, Wigan (Headline Slot) 8pm

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Reviews & Info

Vision Thing @ Diggers Festival 2017

Vision Thing @ Diggers Festival 2017

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Posted on Sep 13, 2017 by Administrator

We had a wonderful time playing and watching at this years Diggers Festival in Wigan it was a wonderful coming together of like minded individuals. The festival site is perfect and we look forward to 2018. If you would like to know more about the event please check out https://wigandiggersfestival.org/  
The Narrowboat Sessions

The Narrowboat Sessions

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Posted on Sep 8, 2017 by Administrator

A few months ago we spent a lovely day in Chirk, Wales recording for The Narrowboat Sessions.   They picked our song 'Lights' the title track off our last album to promote to their TV Channel.   If you wish to take a look here it is, and their facebook page is located here . Lovely Jubbly!   Thanks to Mark Holdsworth for his sterling work!
Fatea Review "The Trysting Tree"

Fatea Review "The Trysting Tree"

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Posted on Sep 6, 2017 by Administrator

We feel very blessed here at "The Thing" HQ, for it is our pleasure to announce we have had a 3rd review this year of our work. Earlier in the year FATEA Magazine reviewed our ' GIG'  in Leigh with Merry Hell, then they reviewed our album ' LIGHTS ' and now they have kindly reviewed our new EP ' The Trysting Tree '.   Considering FATEA receive 1000s of pieces of music work in a year we feel very lucky that we are making on their wonderful...
The Trysting Tree Video Released.

The Trysting Tree Video Released.

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Posted on Jul 26, 2017 by Administrator

This is the first song to be released from our new EP. Vision Thing : The Trysting Tree  
Narrowboat Session

Narrowboat Session

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Posted on Jul 26, 2017 by Administrator

We had a great time with the wonderful folks at the Narrowboat Sessions in Chirk Marina Wales,  with Mark  Holdsworth and his crew. We recorded a few songs and videos and these will be aired around October time, we will keep you posted of how and when you can watch. Here are a few images from our day.    
THE NEW EP IS HERE!

THE NEW EP IS HERE!

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Posted on Jul 26, 2017 by Administrator

It is that time, we love receiving these, the first run of a new CD. This 3 track EP was Produced and Engineered by John Kettle of Merry Hell/Tansads fame and we are super proud of the output. If you would like a copy then it will be released on 14th August on Itunes and Amazon etc...  We will be selling actual CDs too, keep your eyes peeled!
Made in Liverpool TV Show

Made in Liverpool TV Show

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Posted on Jul 10, 2017 by Administrator

It is likely we will be featured on Made in Liverpool tonight (Monday 10th July) at 7pm.   We will be doing some new tunes recorded live from our new EP out soon and maybe even an interview.   Freeview Channel 7 Sky Channel 117 (regions vary) Virgin Channel 159   http://www.visionthingband.com
Vision Thing return to Diggers Festival

Vision Thing return to Diggers Festival

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Posted on May 2, 2017 by Administrator

Great news! VISION THING are delighted to have been invited to play the main stage at this year's Wigan Diggers Festival on Saturday 9th September 2017. This is a great annual event, held on the concourse outside the Life Centre, right next to the characterful John Bull pub and the historic Weind. Two years ago we opened the festival on the main stage, immediately after the election of Jeremy Corbyn as labour leader and the dedication of the square to Gerrard Winstanley, father...
Jewel Case CDs sold out....more CDs ordered

Jewel Case CDs sold out....more CDs ordered

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Posted on Apr 27, 2017 by Administrator

We are proud but sad to announce we have now sold out of our first tranche of CDs. We have placed another order for more, and these will be pocket cases rather than jewel cases.  They are due for arrival on May 4th.
Eden Folk Show  on Eden FM

Eden Folk Show on Eden FM

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Posted on Apr 27, 2017 by Administrator

A big thank you for playing songs from the new Vision Thing album Lights on her Eden Folk Show last night. We are proud to promote her show so click the links and check out next weeks show. https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=liz%20franklin%27s%20folk%20garden http://www.edenfm.co.uk/programmes/
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