Category Forthcoming events



Paul Shine is a young singer and songwriter full of character and passion. His catalogue of songs is a mysterious and captivating territory where powerful images, symbolic poetry and dramatic emotion coexist, creating an atmospheric reality where the pure energy of rock&roll meets sensitive melodic artistry.

Currently working with his rock band, Paul is presenting his music for the first time at The Glad with a special intimate show, split in two parts, on which he will perform a selection of his songs in an acoustic format.

Consider yourself invited.




9pm Whisky Moon Face

To describe WHISKEY MOON FACE as an alternative folk group doesn’t even begin to do justice to the breadth of influence, inspiration and style in their music.

Based around double bass, accordian, and clarinet, they’re led by the stunning vocals and hallucinatory lyrics of singer Louisa Jones.

Entertaining and profoundly moving, they combine elements of Eastern European traditional & old-time New Orleans jazz with their own unique take on contemporary folk to make for a superbly realized, truly beautiful, and utterly original sound- there is simply no-one in the UK making music like them.

8pm Simon J Alpin

Alt country legend Simon tells stories with songs from northern England.

Some new with a few oldies too



Two great bands tonight.
From the Country Soul Sessions we are pleased to present

Drew Morrison and The Darkwood at 10pm.
Country Soul Sessions house band Drew Morrison and the Darkwood will be making their debut at the Gladstone. Playing tunes from their EP ‘Tales of love, sadness and rock ‘n’ roll’ (Storm Cloud Agency Records) described as being like ‘odes of love written to the strongest of triumvirates, melody, harmony and the word.’ (S. Walker) and ‘a fine first offering of enormous potential’ (Pennyblackmusic) and also some new album bound compositions. We find the band heading towards a musical court of love infused with echo, twang, loneliness and country soul.

9pm The Kirkland Turn.
The Kirkland Turn are fronted by husband and wife duo Daryl and Katie Kirkland, on vocals and drums/brass respectively, supported by Christian Dezelu on bass and Asiano Francinelli on harmony vocals. Currently recording their second album, their sound is a collision of Low meets Roy Orbison meets Julie Andrews, powered by Katie’s marvellous junk-shop drumming and Daryl’s soaring vocals.



These guys have been truly amazing with their monthly bash at The Glad.

Last chance to see them for free at The Glad tonight…

It’s amazing to be having a beer at the bar while this lot launch into a version of Horace Silver’s ‘Song For My Father’.
Dai is a real soul man and he delivers Etta James and Ray Charles numers with ease…..anyway, why not just come and see and hear for yourself.

Dai & The Ramblers play a unique blend of honest-to-goodness and soulful roots music, twisted folk and gonzo jazz.

Not to be missed!!

Music from 8.30pm.

Free entry.



Celebrating ten years of Head Gardening at The Glad.

The last one tonight with guests musicians a plenty plus deejays in between

The Monthly residency continues from Welsh born Folk singer/songwriter James McArthur and his backing band The Head Gardeners




Yes Mess 10pm
The Yes Mess are Glad favourites and for very good reason. Line ups and instruments vary from gig to gig which serevs to add another layer to the sound of The Yess Mess.

These cats are avant guarde and seem to fuse a Zappa inspired sensibilty into a tapestry of Disco-Folk Rock ‘n’ Roll
Great songs and super musicians and always entertaining

“They practice a dark stem of alternative folk which is energetic and mysterious. It’s uplifting and real. Great lyrics, surreal images, dark and unique sounds.”

The Fruitful Earth 9pm


Well known in & around London for their phenomenal live shows The Fruitful Earth are busy writing their third album.

With album reviews from their first 2 albums in Mojo, The Word, The Observer, Q Magazine, Clash & a number of influential online blogs and radio play on radio 2, BBC Introducing London and Absolute radio interest in the band and their shows is growing fast…



joe and nia

Joe Strouzer sings songs from his travels from Newcastle to New Orleans and a hell of a lot of places in between. His driving resonator guitar is coupled with true harmonica voodoo, peppered with a rich history of blues.
Young Welsh artist Nia Wyn has a voice that could cut through solid steel, and leave the metal scars lace lined, wielding that resonator guitar like an axe against the world around her.

Nia and Joe started a musical dialogue over a year ago which continues to grow and develop. Join them at The Gladstone for a night of rare old blues and bold original songs.



9pm Dom Pipkin (solo set)

Pleased to announce that we have the fantastic Dom Pipkin on our house piano tonight.

The Dr.John of South East London……amazng

“Solo outing with all the joy and fire of blues and New Orleans piano played solo at one of my absolute favourite pub venues. Real piano, great room, see you there!”

Jake Watson & The Swamp Stomp String Band

“Jake Watson and The Swamp Stomp String Band are not your average americana band. Twangy Banjos, driving Guitars and a thudding Double Bass sit behind anything from drinking songs that’l have the room stomping there feet and shooting tequila to ballads that’l break even the most toughest folks, to ragtime songs of bar fights and gambling. The London based duo can often be found busking by the side of Thames in the day and performing in any haunt from high end cocktails joints to dimly lit Irish bars at night.

Taking a mixture of Jazz, Country, Swing, Blues and Ragtime – it is safe to say there music is there to be enjoyed by people young and old, rich or poor, or who just love to stamp there feet and have a ho-down.”



A SuperGlad double bill nonetheless

Two briliant bands tonight

Jack Joseph Band – 9pm

Jack Joseph Band are a south London based four piece that have been described as Americana influenced electric folk. Sounds fair I guess, I hear elements of The Band or CSNY.
None of these influences stop them delivering their songs with originality and excellent musicianship.

Hoatzin – 10pm

This Brixton based alt rock outfit play brooding, twisting and melodious songs of confusion, dissapointment, reason and hope.
Members include Jim Willis on vocals, Colin Somervill on bass, Kit Joliffe on drums andd simon Spreyer on keys.
Influences might include Talking heads, Radiohead, Brian Wilson and Morphin.



Wednesday 21st September

This monthly Delta Blues night gets better and better…

John Drain and Marco Farris deliver a blistering, hard, foot-stomping Delta Blues set.

Playing monthly and with occasional special guests from about 8pm at the biggest small venue in the world.

We are proud to have these guys as regulars at The Glad.