Category Forthcoming events

2015-06-06T18:00:00+00:00
Saturday
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Please note- this event is ticket only! Tickets £7.00 from the above link.

Doors 7.00 pm, music from 8.00 pm sharp. Because of the nature of the performance space it is difficult to seat latecomers until the 30 minute interval period from 8.45 pm.

New Roots presents a unique concert in a unique venue. Mishaped Pearls and May Gibbs perform in a strikingly atmospheric candle-lit stone arch in the vaults of Farringdon viaduct. Connected to the wonderful independently run Winemakers Club, the cosy bar has a seriously impressive wine and craft beer list, and serves as a perfect foyer for a drink before, during the interval, and after the show. (It’s worth bearing in mind that as it’s a vault the temperature in the performance space is lower than a June summers day- a warm jacket is advised.)

At the forefront of a very exciting new wave of UK folk, six piece Mishaped Pearls most recent album “Thamesis’ has recieved four star reviews from The Guardian, the Financial Times and the Telegraph, and garnered the highest of praise from Tom Robinson, Mark Radcliffe and Bob Harris, highlights amongst universal acclaim from the press and media. Their adventurous song combination of the ancient and the new finds an echo in their musical make up- dulcimer, bodhran, violin and mandolin mix with acoustic guitar, electric bass and drums, all led by the classically trained mezzo-soprano voice of Manuella Schutte. Their music’s roots in tradition expands into progressive folk and rock, eastern modal music and shows elements of contemporary classical influence.

May Gibbs is not may Gibbs. May Gibbs is a pseudonym for the wonderfully talented singer and songwriter with a soon to be very successful British band (you’ll find them on the soundtrack to this year’s biggest, and most controversial, film so far..). She’s a writer of beautiful piano based songs, a strikingly original songwriter possessed of a stunning voice of huge range and emotion. As much inspired by the diet of classic, folk, soul and jazz music she was raised on as a taste for hedonism and a love of dance music, lyrically she takes a wide swipe at social issues through the medium of everyday detail. You’ll hear echoes of Kate Bush, Bjork, and Martha Wainwright in the background of her songs, but above all else you’ll hear the startling sound of a truly exciting new voice in contemporary British music.

2015-06-03T19:15:00+00:00
Wednesday
3

Weds 3rd June: Honkytonk Wednesdays presents Dakota Jim’s Old-Time Jazz Revue

Honkytonk Wednesdays at the Glad are a feast of early Twentieth Century Americana. You’ll hear old-time jazz, country blues, jug band music, ragtime, stride piano styles, mountain music, barrelhouse blues, speakeasy and New Orleans classics on the stereo, and a live act that specializes in any facet of these playing two sets, one at 8.30 pm and one at 9.30 pm.

This evening we have the magnificent Dakota Jim on piano and vocals, and Louisa Jones on vocals and double bass (both from Whiskey Moon Face) playing New Orleans classics, old-time jazz standards, and the smokiest of barrelhouse blues, a real treat, with guest musicians on the night.

2015-06-01T19:00:00+00:00
Monday
1

The Glad’s monthly trad Irish & Roots round table session. Curated by Irish trio Glenn Comiskey, Catherine Doogan and Mary Quinn (folk group Mariah Wade), it’s an evening of traditional Irish, English and American folk songs performed round our big table (with the accompaniment of a few pints..). Guests with a traditional song or instrument from any part of the world are always very welcome.

Music from 8.30 pm

2015-05-30T19:30:00+00:00
Saturday
30

Sat 30th May: The Odd Folk/ Panama Red

The Odd Folk describe themselves as …’a collection of multi-instrumenalists; a foot stompin’, free wheelin’ quintet playing their own brand of “triumphant folk” . They’ve recently been touring as support to both Steve Tilston and Johnny Flynn, and are set to play at Glastonbury this year. Sunshine songs, soulful melodies, gleaming harmonies and lithe rhythms combine in glorious fashion, guaranteed to bring good cheer….

Panama Red bring their cosmic country rock to the Glad’s saturday night stage. The Byrds and the Burritos are influeces- dual guitars, pedal steel, bass drums and dual male/female vocals fill out their psychedelic and soulful alt-country mix.

Music from 9.00 pm

2015-05-30T18:00:00+00:00
Saturday
30

Sun 31 May: Lucas and King / Sugar Magnolia / David James Herbert

Our Sundays can be very busy, so we’re offering the chance to book a seat. Booking times available for this Sunday are 6.30 pm pm til 7.00 pm, we’ll happily hold a seat in your name between these times (we can’t hold you a full table unless the numbers correspond, as all seats must be filled). If you’re interested in booking for this Sunday programme send an email to gladreservations@yahoo.co.uk before 6.00 pm on Sat 30 May with all relevant names attached and we’ll respond to you to confirm.

Lucas and King are a truly exciting new young duo emerging from Brighton. Songs of exceptional craft and depth pull influence from classic folk and American roots influences, delivered with the spine-tingling, unforgettable voice of Bo King and perfectly judged guitar accompaniment from Hayleigh Lucas.

Sugar Magnolia is a collaboration between husband and wife duo Jack Day and Bryony Afferson. Bryony Afferson is part of highly acclaimed alt-folk trio Troubadour Rose, favourites of the New Roots Sessions- their most recent release,Tell Me, from September 2014, attracted rave reviews from The Guardian and the Daily Express amongst others. Jack Day’s The First Ten, released in January 2014, also garnered top reviews across the music press, and was named Best Roots Album in Q Magazine. Combining mandolin and fingerpicked guitar with Afferson’s high lonesome vocal and Day’s gravel soaked tones, the quality in their songwriting shines like a beacon.

Vive La Rose deal in downtempo, soulful Americana tinged alt-folkTheir recent single “Tinderbox” was produced by Moritz Hausler (Bat For Lashes/Everything Everything), and features guest musicians Mark Neary (Noel Gallaghers High Flying Birds/The Hours) and Nicky Francis (Goldheart Assembly).

“Potential to break into the big time…heavy with spirit, emotion and sadness” Billboard Magazine

Music from 7.30 pm

2015-05-23T19:30:00+00:00
Saturday
23

Sat 23rd May: John Drain & Allesandro Cau/ Dana Immanuel and the Stolen Band

John Drain and Allesandro Cau bring you red hot delta blues. Screaming acoustic , stompbox, washbaord and a superb blues voice combine to bring you the real delta blues deal. It’s dark, intense and seriously funky, not to be missed.

Dana Immanuel is a North London banjo-toting, whiskey-drinking, poker-playing no-prisoners-taking singer-songwriter. She and her super-heavy folk-blues all girl Stolen Band make a sound straight out of the American bayou, triple filtered through bourbon, washboard, and a touch of alt-country attitude.

Music from 9.00 pm

2015-05-20T19:15:00+00:00
Wednesday
20

Honkytonk Wednesdays at the Glad are a feast of early Twentieth Century Americana. You’ll hear country blues, jug band music, ragtime, stride piano styles, old-time mountain music, barrelhouse blues, speakeasy and New Orleans classics on the stereo, and a live act that specializes in any of these playing two sets, one at 8.30 pm and one at 9.30 pm. This week we have acoustic blues guitarist supreme John Drain and mouth harp magician Marco Farris playing firing, red hot Delta and Country Blues styles. Guaranteed to be fierce…!

2015-05-17T18:00:00+00:00
Sunday
17

Our Sundays are becoming increasingly busy, so we’re now offering the chance to book a seat. Booking times available for this Sunday are 6.30 pm pm til 7.00 pm, we’ll happily hold a seat in your name between these times (we can’t hold you a full table unless the numbers correspond, as all seats must be filled). If you’re interested in booking for this Sunday programme send an email to gladreservations@yahoo.co.uk before midday on Sat 16 May with all relevant names attached and we’ll respond to you to confirm.

Bringing a unique take to the classical piano trio, this contemporary London based ensemble, Filipe Sousa, (piano), Tara Franks (cello), and Preetha Narayanan (violin), collaboratively create original work with a distinctive sound that blends their diverse musical and cultural backgrounds. With traces of Vaughn Williams, Steve Reich, and Esbjörn Svensson Trio, Quest Ensemble paint a unique and evocative musical landscape filled with lyrical melodic lines, rich harmonies, and interwoven rhythmic counterpoint.

Iyatra Quartet draw on a diverse range of musical styles, rhythms and melodies from around the world to devise and perform their own music. With backgrounds in classical, jazz, Cuban, Brazilian and Indian music, iyatraQuartet combine Indian raga with drum and bass rhythms, plainchant with extended percussion techniques and many more influences to create a unique sound and collection of musical experiences.

The evening begins with a set of itricately written guitar led folk from David Roberts. His perfectly executed and highly composed style has echoes of everything from early Western art music forms to the psychedelic explorations of the late sixties folk revival, all imbued with a distinctly English style. He’s a remarkable new artist, we’ll be hoping to see a lot more of him.

Music from 7.30 pm

2015-05-16T19:30:00+00:00
Saturday
16

With glowing four star reviews from Q magazine and Maverick magazine for their recent “Everything Is Cheaper Than It Looks” album, Turnstile Junkpile are a straight up no messin’ rock’n’roll band. The guitars and the grooves are weighty, but the songs have a base in a fine roots sensibility….’The real deal…A fine blend of The Band, Gram Parsons, Merle Haggard and even a little modern bluegrass thrown in for good measure…’ Maverick Magazine.

The Orange Circus are a raucous, footstompin’, full blooded Americana/ bluegrass act from the U.K and Virginia in America. A unique co-operative, they’re a family band that can include members of all ages from junior to senior. Concentrating mainly on updating traditional songs taken from the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia, they continue an historical musical lineage in a fresh, exciting way. Bring your dancing shoes- they put on a brilliantly entertaining show- great playing, beautiful harmonies and boundless energy are guaranteed to raise the roof, warm the heart and encourage the biggest of grins.

Music from 8.30 pm

2015-05-13T19:15:00+00:00
Wednesday
13

Honkytonk Wednesdays at the Glad are a feast of early Twentieth Century Americana. You’ll hear old-time jazz, country blues, jug band music, ragtime, stride piano styles, mountain music, barrelhouse blues, speakeasy and New Orleans classics on the stereo, and a live act that specializes in any of these playing two sets, one at 8.30 pm and one at 9.30 pm.

Tonight we have Ben Somers and guests. Bass player and vocalits Ben Somers has played with everyone from bluegrass legend Bruce Molsky to New Orleans deity Dr John. A member of leading UK bluegrass group The Absentees, he also regularly plays with premier league UK blues performers Paddy Milner and Marcus Bonfanti- tthis evening could be honkytonk, it could be New Orleans boogie-woogie, it could be old-time or it could be bluegrass- whatever it is it;s sure to be top quality!