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.

What Do You Think
When I’m Thinking About You
Here’s Where The Story Ends
Can’t Be Sure
Another Flavour
Hideous Towns
My Finest Hour
I Kicked A Boy

*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.


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

480 comments to Harriet Wheeler

  • Mark

    I didn’t realise that they recorded Wild Horses at the behest of the record company but it certainly isn’t on my original Parlophone version of Blind (and isn’t on later streaming versions of the album either). Maybe it was added to the US release against the bands wishes. The band would have had less sway with a US label. In the UK it was just the b-side to Goodbye.

  • Brian

    I seem to remember that The Sundays recorded ‘Wild Horses’ at the insistence of the record company, and did so reluctantly. Much the same as 10,000 Maniacs being forced to record ‘Peace Train’ (Cat Stevens) on ‘In My Tribe’ by their record company.

  • I was at that show at 9:30 in ’97!!! Her voice is liking getting a fix. Saw Echo & the Bunnymen there around the same time.

  • David

    Happy to have picked up the Black Friday Record Store Day release of “Static and Silence” yesterday in 180 gram clear vinyl! I also picked up the 25th anniversary of “Blind”, in 180 gram brown vinyl back in April 2017 for the first Record Store Day of the year. Just getting these two re-releases in one year gives me hope that maybe something is brewing. Other than these two releases, there has been nothing since 1997.

  • David

    I saw the Sundays with a good friend at the Moore Theater in Seattle in 1993 (during the height of grunge, haha). A night to remember and I still have my ticket stub. Also, so happy to see many video clips of that show on YouTube. I snuck my point and shoot into the theater and managed to get one semi clear photo of the band on stage.

    Fran, why the Debbie Downer attitude? Well, hope things gets better.

  • Fran

    I want to like this page but reading endless posts of people’s memories etc. are sweet but somewhat tiresome! (and boring)

    I would personally prefer to read some good ‘meaty’ information of up to date news regarding new material, or something that has meaning to a fan rather than sharing boring memories… Or maybe we could see some recent pics of the band…that would be exciting.

    For the record I saw The Sundays in Leicester (UK) during the blind tour, but I won’t bore you all with such details…

  • Mike E

    I remember hearing ‘Can’t be sure’ for the first time on wlir in ny, the only station that was playing it. Harriet’s voice sounded angelic. When I went down to my local music store, when they still existed, I was told it could only be ordered as an import. I ordered it and waited patiently for over a week. It was well worth the wait. Tragically I never saw them live. Every Summer Solstice I crank up, Summertime, and it always lifts my spirits. Thank you Harriet and Sundays!

  • David M

    My introduction to the Sundays was way-back-when . . and I woke to the radio alarm, with their song ‘Cry’. In that half-dead, half-alive, early morning state, the jangling guitar and Harriet’s ethereal voice went on and on forever! What a wakeup call! It took years of searching (in the days before much internet use) before I even knew it was by the Sundays. By that time, you could not buy their stuff here for love or money. The internet eventually came to my rescue, and I was able to import their three albums on CD. How much more I would have loved the vinyl. Months of reverie followed . . . It’s still a dream. What a voice! Would love to see a retrospective tour in Australia.

  • Rob

    Any news about The Sundays releasing anything new? It seems like it has been ages since I last read that magazine article that interviewed David G. about the possibility of putting new music together. Please….PLEASE…is there anyone out there that can give us some information about this unbelievably gifted group?

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  • Jose Jorge Reyna Gomez

    what a lovely voice , sure i miss her talent , hope they get togheter again for a good long gig, their music is definitly part of my life Soundtrack ,

    greeting from this side of the “Wall ” in mexico city

  • Bob

    Just been listening to static and silence ( AGAIN). Harriet’s voice definately contains a ray of sunshine. Just hope i get to see them live one day!

  • turtlemelons

    I love the Sundays and always will. Their music reaches my heart in a special way. As far as the news that they’re going to release new music, I wish they’d either sh!t or get off the pot. Two years ago I got super excited and then… nothing. But who knows, maybe something personal came up.. but still, I treasure the music that has already been released.

  • Luis H

    Recently I listen their first perfomance on London at the Falcon and their last show on Union chapel at London. They never really changed a bit in their quality. I really love the band.

  • Ash.

    What ever happend to Harriet Wheeler .. ..??
    Love her Voice and Looks .!!!


  • Orlando Rafael dos Santos

    I´m hearing The Sundays again… they´re always great! Greetings from Rio de Janeiro!

  • Brian

    Thanks for the site, I’m quite a fan of The Sundays and have learned quite a few songs on the guitar -though, when I’ve found a singer with a) ability to sing Harriet’s songs and b) awareness of who The Sundays actually are, it has never lasted ~sigh~ which does not even encompass the question of ‘who wants to see a duo cover The Sundays’ (besides myself, of course)

  • scott

    i’m hearing The Sundays are writing songs again.

  • Mary Beth N

    I would travel quite far to see the Sundays as I’m sure many of their fans would.
    Still love to listen to their albums straight through very often. Love them. 🙂

  • Fabien G

    Ah! Excellent news! I mean, nothing official as of yet, but… Yes!!!
    Slowdive is back, Ride is back, members of Pale Saints are back, Lush is back, even Autour De Lucie (the french sundays), so really… i can’t wait to hear ‘The Sundays are back’!

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