Restitute Album Flying off the Shelves 

We are very excited that Eliza's current solo album is doing so well. The limited edition, signed, deluxe double CD has been selling like hot cakes to the point at which the packing team have been struggling to keep up! The album was made by Eliza as a fundraiser, aiming to pay all twelve members of the Wayward band after suffering at the hands of a con artist, leaving them without funding and as such, without payment for the hard work they put in. 

A huge thank you to every single one of you who has bought an album and to the rest of you for your continued support, in whatever form it comes. 

If you'd like to buy a copy of Restitute, there are still a limited number available only at


We've Won! 

We're super delighted to announce we've won the Best European Album catergory of the Songlines Music Awards 2018! Thankyou soooo much to everyone who has bought the album, played it to friends and have come out to support us over the past few years. We really really appreciate it! 

Onwards and um... waywards!

Songlines Music Awards 2018! 

We're back from performing at the BBC R2 Folk Awards, and although we disappointingly didn't manage to win either of the categories we were nominated in... we had an absolute blast opening the show and watching the events unfold throughout the night... congratulations to all the thoroughly deserving winners, we were in highly esteemed company.

And now... hot off the press, we've just found out that our album Big Machine is nominated in the Best European Album Category in the Songlines Music Awards 2018... not only that but Eliza Carthy and The Wayward Band are also nominated for Best Group as well... incredibly gratifying to have been put forward for both of these awards... keep your eyes peeled and ears open for updates on, in the meantime you can find out more

Wakefield Unity Works - Closed 

Our show at Unity Works scheduled for 29 November has been cancelled. The venue has gone into administration and all future events there have been cancelled. Anyone with tickets should contact their point of booking for a refund – either external ticket agencies or if you bought via the venue then you need to apply via the administrators for a refund on 0113 244 0044.

We are really sorry for any inconvenience caused but this situation is entirely out of our control. We had no warning about the closure.

BBC Radio Sessions - listen again! 

We have just had a busy weekend in London in preparation for the release of Big Machine on February 3rd!

You can listen again to our BBC 6 Music session on Tom Robinson's show here.

Or have a listen to our Loose Ends session for BBC Radio 4 here.

Happy listening!


Celtic Connections Album Launch Announced! 

We are very excited to announce that we are officially launching BIG MACHINE at Celtic Connections 2017.

It's at the O2 ABC in Glasgow on Thursday February 2nd - it'll be a blast. Come along. We will be partying.

Tickets are available from here or you can phone the box office on 0141 353 8000.



London on Bonfire Night is going to be great...
Islington Assembly Hall is a place we've not played before but we're so looking forward to it. Here are the things you need to know!
Firstly, our beautiful and exclusive new release The English Electric EP will be available. It is only available from us on this tour, and there are only five hundred numbered copies which we will be beside ourselves to sign, so do get in quick...
The lovely Irish fiddler Colm Mac Con Iomaire is our first support. After that Marry Waterson and David A Jaycock will be performing songs from their smasher album Two Wolves.
  When Wayward take the stage expect handsomeness all around, and that smell...however, the air will be much improved when MC Dizraeli joins us to have a chat about the world and the way of things!
  Onwards and Waywards, mostly.
Please come. 

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