After being personally invited to the US by music legend Marty Stuart, The Wandering Hearts became the first UK band to debut at two of the most prestigious venues in Nashville – The Ryman Auditorium and The Grand Ole Opry – in the same week. Receiving a rapturous welcome and standing ovations, the band were invited back to the Opry the following week, after a trip to Memphis to support Marty Stuart at Graceland – live recordings from this show feature on the Deluxe album.
A busy summer of UK festivals followed, including Latitude, Black Deer and BST Hyde Park, before the band whipped back to Nashville for Americanafest, then returned home to finish the year with their second sold-out UK headline tour.
Breaking all genre boundaries, The Wandering Hearts didn’t set out with a sound in mind and nor do they have one now. They’ll take the Americana tag because it encompasses their influences – pop, rock, blues, folk and country among them, filtered through their British roots – but they write songs for fun and that shines through.
“We love a dark lyric,” laughs AJ. “We have so many of them that we sometimes play what we call our death set – all songs with sad subject matter like break-ups and dying. Most of them are upbeat, so it’s fun, but if you listen closely, you’ll hear we’re obsessed. Why? Because we enjoy writing about deep feelings but couching them in catchy tunes.”
“I wanted to put out these two songs together as I think one doesn’t go without the other, “said Bazini when describing the journey of creating his latest tracks. “Which might be weird cause they are both so different in a lot of ways,” he continued. “One is about love and the other one is about wanting to get out and fulfil your dreams. But if I look back on the last 10 years these two things were always there with me all along. And even through the ups and downs there’s absolutely nothing I would change even if I could.”
The highly anticipated new music follows Bazini’s third full-length album, Summer Is Gone which was released to critical acclaim in 2016. Details on the upcoming album will soon be revealed. The Quebec native spent 2019 touring Canada sharing new, unreleased music along with fan favourites. And now in 2020 with an upcoming new album, the singer-songwriter is ready to get back on the road and share the live experience with fans once again.
“An outstanding songwriter” – Steve Earle
“Her singing and song craft displays a talent and maturity awesomely beyond her years.” - Sue Wilson, The Scotsman
An intimate and cosy layout, with reduced capacity and additional seating for those that like a more relaxed musical experience ~ a chance to sit and enjoy the music in a candle lit setting, up close and personal to the band. Please Note: Sadly seating is not guaranteed and is on a first come first serve basis.