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Hale and Hearty

The Wandering Hearts make the kind of Americana-tinged folk-pop that is good for your soul, and you can find out why they’re so loved when they play Sunderland this December.

The Wandering Hearts hit the top of the UK Americana chart with their debut album ‘Wild Silence’ and then repeated the trick with last summer’s self-titled follow-up. Since then they’ve been snapped up by Chrysalis Records who will be issuing their third album sometime in 2023. Their upward trajectory has won them plenty of friends, not least BBC Radio 2’s Bob Harris who named the trio his Breakthrough Artist at the UK Americana Awards. The band have also shared stages and tours in the UK and the US with greats such as Tom Petty and Robert Plant and also have the distinction of becoming the only British act to debut at both the iconic Ryman Theatre and The Grand Ole Opry in Nashville in the same week. With their three-part harmonies, and folk-rock nous that calls to mind Simon & Garfunkel, Fleetwood Mac and First Aid Kit, they’re consummate live performers and always go down well in the north-east.

The Wandering Hearts, Saturday 10 December, The Fire Station, Sunderland, 7pm, from £16.50. sunderlandculture.org.uk/our-venues/the-fire-station