- Woolly Wolstenholme
Infobox musical artist
Name = Woolly Wolstenholme
Background = solo_singer
Birth_name = Stuart John Wolstenholme
Alias = Woolly
Born = birth date and age|1947|4|15
Chadderton, Oldham, Lancashire, England
Instrument = keyboards
Genre = rock
Years_active = 1960's – present
Label = Harvest,
Barclay James Harvest, Maestoso, Mandalaband
Woolly Wolstenholme was vocalist and keyboard player with the British progressive rock band
Barclay James Harvest. [http://www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=655]
Stuart John Wolstenholme was born in
Chadderton, Oldham, Lancashireon April 15th, 1947, and went to school at North Chadderton Secondary Modern. His first instrument was a tenor banjo, which he took up at the age of twelve, and he also played tenor hornfor the Delph band. He met John Lees at Oldham School Of Art and Woolly played tambourine and sang with John in The Sorcerers, then The Keepers, where Woolly played whatever instrument was required, such as harmonica and twelve-string guitar. [ [http://www.bjharvest.co.uk/bjh-biog.htm#woolly Barclay James Harvest Biography ] ]
The pair then founded
Barclay James Harvest, together with Les Holroydand Mel Pritchard, in 1967. Woolly taught himself keyboards, first the Mellotronand then adapting to organ, pianoand synthesisers. His musical influences range from Love and Vanilla Fudgethrough Mahlerto UK and Radiohead. Woolly remained with Barclay James Harvest until 1979, when he became frustrated and unhappy at the direction their music was taking. http://www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=2654]
He recorded a solo album, "Mæstoso", in
1980, and toured as support to Judie Tzukeand Saga, as well as writing film and TV music. A projected second album, "Black Box", was shelved and Woolly lost interest in the music business, preferring instead to farm, initially in Lancashireand later in west Wales. Tapes from the sessions for his second album were finally issued in 1994, along with the complete "Mæstoso" album, as "Songs From The Black Box".
Woolly returned to the music business in
1998after meeting John Lees again, and this resulted in the Eagle Recordsalbum "Nexus" credited to Barclay James Harvest Through The Eyes Of John Lees. The album was followed by live shows in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Greeceand the UK, the first English concerts by any members of Barclay James Harvest for nine years, and Eagle released a live album called "Revival". A studio follow-up with the working title "North" was planned and recording began at John's Friarmere Studios, but after only a few days the project was shelved because John felt that due to a number of factors, the timing was not right to do justice to a new album.
A new CD of the Black Box sessions with previously unreleased material (including a brand new demo) was released in February
2004as "Black Box Recovered", and a new studio set, "One Drop In A Dry World", followed in May 2004. A short UK tour was planned to promote the CD, but in the event only one concert, at London's Mean Fiddler, went ahead, on May 12th. The live set, including rarely heard BJH classics as well as Mæstoso material, was captured for posterity and released on a limited, warts and all live CD, "Fiddling Meanly", released in February 2005. On 27th November 2004 Mæstoso played again in London, this time as support to Caravan at the Bloomsbury Theatre. At this show John Lees also made a surprise guest appearance for two songs.
This proved to be one of Woolly's most creative periods, with another Mæstoso studio album, "Grim", appearing in October 2005, and a brand new album, "Caterwauling", released in November 2007. Most of the Maestoso band also found time between recording commitments to perform as part of John Lees' Barclay James Harvest, including a full-scale UK tour in October and November 2006.
* "Maestoso" Polydor 1980 (Released twice on CD (once in 2000) and Remastered and Re-released in 2006) Brimstone Records, Eclectic Discs
* "Songs From the Black box" 1994 Voiceprint
* "One drop in a dry world" 2004 Eclectic Discs
* "Fiddling meanly" 2004 Eclectic Discs
* "Black Box Recovered" 2004 Eclectic Discs
* "Grim" 2005 Eclectic Discs
* "Caterwauling" 2007 Esoteric Recordings (formerly Eclectic Discs)
* The Barclay James Harvest Story by Keith and Monika Domone.
* [http://www.woollywolstenholme.co.uk Wooly Wolstenholme's Maestoso]
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