Ward Thomas

Ward Thomas Black Deer Festival

Ward Thomas

Ward Thomas could tell that change was afoot from the moment they wrote Cartwheels, now the punch-to-the-stomach title track of their sensational second album. Straight away the sisters knew the song was special.

What they didn’t know was that their second album ‘Cartwheels’ would sail to #1 on the UK Album Chart on release making them the first ever UK country act to do so.

Cartwheels the album, as you might guess, contains a cartwheel of emotions and each song suggested its own sound. But their follow up album – Almost Easy – lent itself to being more contemporary sounding, with a bigger, ballsier, punchier sound.

The biggest change, however, was that the teenagers became adults. With their co-writers, they were four young women, sitting in a room, pouring their hearts out. They didn’t think in terms of genre, but of stories, emotions and coping mechanisms. They wrote about situations they had either experienced themselves or seen their friends go through. In extraordinary couplets they captured everything from deep friendship to deep despair, from loneliness and heartbreak to the joy of moving on, from feeling like a failure to the pleasure of heading to the hills to de-stress.

Hearing their stories performed live at BlacK Deer promises to be something truly special…

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