Bio

Gaynor Wilson - White magic surrounds this woman in ways others can only imagine. Her singing is soulful and harmonious and her stage presence, stylish and charismatic. Off stage, she is the celebrated chain smoking face of Park Drive cigarettes and can be found either asleep on a nearby sofa, heavily intoxicated at the Dog & Gun, or travelling through the creaking corridors of time with her long suffering servant (Paul).

Paul McGladdery - A writer of unsuccessful songs, limericks and stories, all leaning to the more humorous side of life’s dark existence. An awful cack handed guitar player who should be punished with electric shock treatment for his abuse of the instrument. Off stage, a dull friendless geek, who lies about being Gaynor’s friend in the hope others may think he’s cool.

Gaynor and Paul met through fellow musicians. After initial rehearsals, they realised their voices blended well together and they shared a common goal to travel through time entertaining folks. They joined forces to create a touring duo, stampeding through 90 minutes of quirky harmonious tunes, barely credible stories and jokes from the Stone Age. Having zero budget for promotion, they use imagination (gosh! fancy that) to create a world based around the tantrums of attention seeker, Paul and society girl, Gaynor.


As we travel around from town to town in "Vita" Paul's trusty Ford, here are some of comments we've received from some of the venue's we've played recently. We like the common reference to our songs being well crafted :)
Talented, friendly, quirky duo with great charisma, well received by the audience." Nova Scotia Folk Club, Glasgow
The wonderful Wilson McGladdery are currently on stage at Cabaret Doonican, if you weren't here...they are really good. Check them out. You REALLY won't be disappointed." Scott Doonican, Cabaret Doonican, Barnsley
I'd like to thank you again for the amazing set you performed for SAW Acoustic Music on Sunday afternoon. Guitar, violin & vocals, especially the harmonies, were enjoyed by everyone and I've asked you back ASAP. You both had a relaxed manner and great sense of humour. Keep writing the songs and we'll see/hear you again soon." SAW Acoustic Music New Cumnock
Fantastic Sound, lyrics, banter, lovely people." The Castle, Bradford
Thanks to fantastic acoustic duo Wilson McGladdery for their big-hearted and elevating music." Square Chapel Centre for the Arts, Halifax
Visiting us from Saddleworth Lancs, folky(ish) duo, Gaynor Wilson and Paul McGladdery gave us superb singing/harmonies, lovely fiddle and guitar playing and a brilliant set of finely crafted songs, my personal favourite, "40", taking a satirical swipe at the significance of the number in relation to the biblical/religious matters. By this time the place had filled up nicely and Paul and Gaynor had won the crowd over with their wonderful playing and attractive personalities. They left us for their long drive home asking if they could return; no problem at all." Surf Café, Tynemouth
Marsh Blues and Folk Club Huddersfield would like to thank Gaynor and Paul, for playing a wonderful set, all original material, well crafted and superbly performed. Welcome back anytime, great stuff guys thanks"
A fantastic opening set from Gaynor Wilson and Paul McGladdery, some stunning self penned songs and to all my promoter friends out there, A MUST BOOK!!! Check them out." Thursday Acoustic Sessions @ the Black Bull, Haworth
And so we came to our final meeting of the year, the highlight of which was a brilliant star turn by Gaynor Wilson and Paul McGladdery. They gave us a selection of their fine self - penned songs complete with tight harmonies and an engaging stage presence" Timperley Folk Club, Timperley, Manchester