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The Wheel Workers



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Steven Higginbotham - Vocals, Violin, Keyboard, Guitar
Jason Williams - Bass Guitar
Craig Wilkins – Guitar, Keyboard
Allison Wilkins McPhail – Keyboard, Vocals, Theremin
Jason Carmona – Drums

Reemerging in early 2011 after a hiatus from recording with the album Unite, The Wheel Workers deliver a diverse sound and instrumentation involving violins, keyboards, trumpets, clarinet, and banjo along with more traditional rock instruments. Andrew Dansby of the Houston Chronicle calls Unite a “lush and radiant pop album.”

Described by Jeremy Hart of Space City Rock as “pretty freaking great” the opening track, “The MOP,” sounds “like a quirky protest-ragtime band that’d be right at home marching on Wall Street, tubas and clarinets a-blazing, gathering people behind them as they danced their way in to tear down the financial giants.” Hart describes the next track, “Stereomad,” diving headlong into drifting, shimmery, yet still driving Britpop that makes me think of New Order more than anything else… There’s a hell of a lot promise here … and Higginbotham proves he definitely can hit the mark…”

According to Paul Viscontini of The Loop Scoop, “if not careful, you’ll find yourself slipping away into your own daydreams. Perhaps that’s the reason that Unite is written. The lyrics are full of “everyman” struggles of day-to-day life and love. As much as Unite is a personal introspection for Higginbotham via songwriting, it inspires one in the listener…The Wheel Workers might not pull off an indie upset like Arcade Fire winning best new album, but Unite is a record that will demand an audience from a hungry Houston music scene.”

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  • nancydrew77

    You guys get better live every time I see you!!! You need to tour!

    29 May 2011 Reply

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