Feisty female duo with sweet and husky voices harmonise distinctively in their stirring songs of love, loss and the importance of strong women. Influenced by the likes of Joni, Janis and Emmy-Lou, they write stories in the folk tradition and play them with a rock passion and country twang.
Waiting For Wednesday have played hundreds of gigs across their native West Yorkshire and further in their four years together; captivating crowds from respected venues of Leeds like Belgrave Music Hall, to the bars of Ireland including the famous Matt Molloys when touring from Dublin to Westport. Having already shared stages with the acclaimed likes of Dancing Years, JP Cooper, Mozaik and the Lost Brothers; they continue to receive support from BBC Introducing, and have reached over 10,000 views of their live videos on Youtube.
"These best friends channel soul music through spiky yet beautiful country songs. Soul music in the sense that this music connects directly to your emotions taking you by surprise - tears spring to your eyes and you can only work out why later. Thank god for girls with guitars."; Ant Cotton, Wharfedale Observer - Live Review.
"Feisty ladies with beautiful harmonies, they may have very different voices but their shared passion, strength and joy shines through each song!"; Michelle Dalgety, Yorkshire Music Collective
"The lead vocal alternates, but it is when their two very different but distinct voices come together that the power of the delivery really comes across. They nail the harmonies at every opportunity." U&I Music Magazine
"A duo who rely on just an acoustic guitar and their own harmonies, and they produce an interesting Americana meets folks sound. Supajam Music News
Vocals Anna Watkins
Guitar and Vocals Laura Shackleton