The Wonder Stuff Acoustic
The Wonderstuff were a roaring success when they played the festival in 2009 so we are over the moon to have them back for an acoustic set this Summer. It’s been a staggering 27 years since the release of their debut album, The Eight Legged Groove Machine. During their illustrious careers the band have chalked up 4 top 10 Albums and 13 Top 40 Singles including the No 1 single Dizzy in 1991.
The band was formed in Stourbridge, in the Black Country. The group originated from an earlier collaboration with group members of Pop Will Eat Itself (aka PWEI), called From Eden, which had Miles Hunt on the drums. Soon Martin Bell, an accomplished fiddle and banjo instrumentalist, joined the band and Paul Clifford replaced Rob Jones on the bass. The band initially split in 1994 at the Phoenix Festival near Stratford-on-Avon, with Miles Hunt forming Vent 414 and Malc Treece, Martin Gilks and Paul Clifford teaming up with ex-Eat frontman, Ange Dolittle, to form We Know Where You Live. Following the split of Vent 414, Miles Hunt took to touring an acoustic solo show performing old favourites and new material. During this period, he toured and released an album under banner of The Miles Hunt Club.
“Erica, Dan & I are really pleased to be invited back to Wychwood Festival this year. Having played both acoustically in the tent, with Erica, and on the main stage, with the full line up of The Wonder Stuff, in previous years I have only great memories to go with my experiences at this wonderful festival.”
The band later reformed for a few live tours from 2000 onwards including a sell out 5 night residency at The Forum, London. Their first new album for over a decade, Escape From Rubbish Island, was released in 2004.