In June, The Wandering Hearts became the first UK band ever to debut at both the Ryman Auditorium and Grand Ole Opry in the same week. They received a standing ovation for their performance at Marty Stuart’s Late Night Jam at the Ryman where they shared the stage with Marty Stuart And His Fabulous Superlatives, Margo Price, John Prine and Chris Stapleton as well as country-rock legends Chris Hillman and Roger McGuinn of The Byrds.
After a brilliant Opry debut, The Wandering Hearts were invited back to the iconic venue to perform for a second time a week later. In addition, the band added slots at CMAFest, The Basement and The Bluebird Café to their whirlwind debut US tour, earning a rapturous welcome at each show. The band travelled to the US after receiving a personal invitation from Country and Americana legend Marty Stuart to join him on the Nashville and Memphis dates of his tour after they supported him in the UK.
The Wandering Hearts were discovered in the UK within half an hour of uploading their first demo to Soundcloud, and shortly after were signed to the prestigious label, Decca Records. With their seamless vocal harmonies, the band are reminiscent of First Aid Kit and Of Monsters and Men, whilst channeling Fleetwood Mac’s pop sensibility and the storytelling of Chris Stapleton, all the while keeping their British roots at their heart.
Their debut album ‘Wild Silence’ was released in February on Decca Records to critical acclaim.
The band picked up the coveted Bob Harris Emerging Artist award at the UK Americana Awards 2018, a prize hand-picked by the legendary broadcaster. Bob Harris stated, “I was just blown away by them, by their harmonies, their energy, their enthusiasm and of course the fantastic quality of their music. I am truly thrilled for them and their new album is everything I hoped it would be.” In addition, they have secured the support of British music industry and media including: Music Week, The Sunday Times, The Independent and Daily Telegraph.