Harriet Wheeler

Harriet Wheeler has been out of the public eye for quite some time now, but that doesn’t mean she’s not missed. It’s been over 10 years since their last album (wow!) yet I get more emails and comments about Harriet Wheeler and the Sundays than anyone else. If you’re ever feeling reminiscent, youtube has a great collection of Sundays interviews and videos, including their video for Summertime!  While you’re here though, why not leave some comments about Harriet and the Sundays! 


Image Gallery

Below are just a few pictures of Harriet Wheeler from various videos and TV appearances. More are available at the Sirens of Song photostream on flickr.


Concert Review

9:30 Club (Washington, DC – 12/3/97)

December 3rd, 1997 will go down as one of the best days of my life. I finally saw the Sundays in concert and they were awesome! Harriet hit every note. They performed about 17 songs (this is from memory…I wasn’t able to get my hands on a set list) including the 3 encores. Here they are in no particular order. If anyone does have the set list from the D.C. show please inform me of my errors.

Summertime
Homeward
She
What Do You Think
When I’m Thinking About You
Here’s Where The Story Ends
Can’t Be Sure
Joy
Medicine
Another Flavour
Hideous Towns
Monochrome
My Finest Hour
Goodbye
I Kicked A Boy
Turkish*
Cry

*clip from a Vancouver performance (3/15/93), not the D.C. show

The best part was that I met Harriet! After the show, I started walking to my car and noticed 3 or 4 people hanging around out front where the tour bus was so, I decided to stick around too. One of the tour members knew what was going on so he stressed to us several times that if we just stayed calm and didn’t act like maniacs they’d probably sign autographs and pose for photos.

To make a long story short, about an hour later it finally happened. They walked right out the front door and signed autographs and posed for pictures. (By this time there was a small crowd of about 20 people.) Both Harriet and David were very nice and down to earth. They were making conversation with everyone and were more than happy to sign everything and anything that was handed to them. They must have stood outside in the cold and drizzle for at least 30 minutes. I am quite happy to say I was able to get an autograph and even pose for a picture with them. Even after I got a pic with them I stuck around a while and took about 7 more pics. Of course it goes without saying I ran to the one hour photo shop the next day and got reprints in every size…5×7, 8×10, and 24×36. (Ok, I didn’t go for the poster size). All in all, it was a night I’ll never forget! More photos from the night are available at the Sirens of Song photostream on flickr.


Albums/Singles

This IS NOT a complete discography.  This only represents what I own.

Static And Silence (1997)

1. Summertime
2. Homeward
3. Folk Song
4. She
5. When I’m Thinking About You
6. I Can’t Wait
7. Cry
8. Another Flavour
9. Leave This City
10. Your Eyes
11. So Much
12. Monochrome


Blind (1992)

1. I Feel
2. Goodbye
3. Life & Soul
4. More
5. On Earth
6. God Made Me
7. Love
8. What Do You Think?
9. 24 Hours
10. Blood On My Hands
11. Medicine
12. Wild Horses


Reading Writing and Arithmetic (1990)

1. Skin & Bones
2. Here’s Where The Story Ends
3. Can’t Be Sure
4. I Won
5. Hideous Towns
6. You’re Not The Only One I Know
7. A Certain Someone
8. I Kicked A Boy
9. My Finest Hour
10. Joy


Summertime CD-1 (1997)

1. Summertime
2. Nothing Sweet – Previously unreleased
3. Gone – Previously unreleased


Summertime CD-2 (1997)

1. Summertime
2. Skin & Bones – Live
3. Here’s Where The Story Ends – Live


Cry CD-1 (1997)

1. Cry
2. Can’t Be Sure – Demo
3. You’re Not The Only One I Know – Demo


Cry CD-2 (1997)

1. Cry
2. Through The Dark – Previously unreleased
3. Life Goes On – Previously unreleased


The Black Session (1993)

1. My Finest Hour – live
2. Here’s Where The Story Ends – live
3. Hideous Towns – live


Can’t Be Sure (1990)

1. Can’t Be Sure
2. Don’t Tell Your Mother
3. I Kicked A Boy


Goodbye (1992)

1. Goodbye
2. Wild Horses
3. Noise


473 comments to Harriet Wheeler

  • Clay

    Thank you for the music; I appreciate.

  • Paul

    Here’s a youtube link to a couple of Sundays shows from 1997

    Electric Factory 8-20-1997 Full show https://youtu.be/9frUZ5YYrJY
    A fine film taped from the balcony, clear, steady and close. 69 minutes long. Stereo

    The Sundays – Union Chapel 12-11-1997 Full show https://youtu.be/YmNSF2odIBg

    Fantastic atmospheric venue, intimate and characterful, this complete 73 minute show was shot from above. A close, clear and steady recording. Stereo

    I will also repost this link to the band Trespassers William if your looking for music that sounds like The Sundays.
    http://www.mediafire.com/?xvepfzmi224487q

    Enjoy

  • To Monochrome, haha nice literary exercise, keep going! I actually do know
    where David and Harriet live, they are married and have two kids. Harriet didn’t have to work in a bakery they were very smart business like, they left the music world with a substantial fortune.
    But don’t let that spoil your creativity.

  • Episode 2 of my Sunday’s fanfic is now available: https://txt.fyi/+/d1e3d22d/

  • I decided to try my hand in fan fiction. It’s a Sundays fan fiction that I call Where the Story Ends. Here’s the link to the first episode, https://txt.fyi/+/6a13bd93/

  • Christopher

    i miss the sundays ALOT!

  • Luis

    Check this complete show. Is their secong gig ever at The Falcon, London, August 20, 1988. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCU3p3hsxnk&t=537s

    Please suscribe, I’ll be uploading more complete shows and a few videos also!
    For more info mithluinluis@gmail.com

  • David T. V. 4

    Wonderous, dreamy voice of Harriet’s and the bands guitars and it’s all ethereal as if it always was but is not there.

    Please return.

  • Thure

    Still hoping that someday you’ll share your gift with us again…

  • Jennifer

    I think the last time i posted a comment on here was 2010ish….sill checking in from time to time. Gosh, I miss this band.

  • brisket

    Great news everybody! I FINALLY came across of a recent picture of Harriet and/or Dave. They did a terrific job keeping any new photos off the internet but this one seemed to slip by. it’s just Harriet, but that’s still fine with me. Maybe a recent David picture will come out soon because I’ve been curious what he looks like now too.
    http://i.imgur.com/k7EfHmM.jpg

  • Holly viola

    Hey Brian! It’s been so long. I’m the #1 Sundays fan after you. We worked together at AIR. I’m I Florida now. What r u up to?
    Holly viola

  • Neil guerrero

    Harriet, and the Sundays. Please come back to us. There are so many of us who have forever been touched and blessed by your words and voice I still hear in my dreams. Your music is now being transferred down to my children who are also mesmerized by your loving voice. It would be such a pleasure to see you re group because there are many who really enjoy the band. If you do, can you please stop by the Sacramento USA area? I’d love to see you perform. Hope you and the family is doing well! Please come back! We miss you! Neil Guerrero.

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