Category Forthcoming events



Monthly Residency at The Gladstone and always a great way to round of any week.

Each month a different guest is invited to play a set and set the tone. This month the special guest is Yvonne McDonnell

Expect warm glowing sounds from James and his Head Gardeners with their unique vibe playing songs from last years critically acclaimed album ‘strange readings from the weather station’

Yvonne McDonnell takes inspiration from many artists including Joy Division, BRMC, Johnny Cash and Nick Cave.

Women have also largely influenced her sound and she is often likened to Joan Armatrading, Dolores O’Riordan Tracy Chapman and Janice Joplin.

Descriptions from the press include:

“There is the dusky soul of a miner to her music in her voice, with a Celtic aftertaste that should please die-hard folkies everywhere.” – Gigslutz

‘Yvonne McDonnell has crafted six magnificently poignant pieces of art here.’ – Pure M Mag

Yvonne has a voice that isn’t just pretty. The first thing I would say is that she sounds unique as well as empowering. There is a confidence in the way she sings that makes it easy for the listener to get behind the songs. – The Equal Ground

“She’s extremely talented, has a very distinct and wonderful voice, brilliant song-writing ability and is obviously very passionate about what she does.” – She Makes Music

‘Regardless of the comparison, there is a pungent scent of brilliance in every note picked.’ – Give It Back Magazine

“This talented young artist is one to watch” – King Monkey Promotions.



Gladstone Arms 10th Birthday (4)


Yes we have managed to survive against all the odds for 10 whole years, a decade but not quite decayed.

It all started with The Moon Music Orchestra and solo sets from Daniel Orcese, Findlay Brown, Simon Lord, Tim Sheward and Rob Jesse when they were living the folk troubadore livestyle.

Ten years later and we have lost count of all the different bands and peformers that have stood under that dodgy blackboard.We have been witness to countless excellent and most magical nights in the bar. Names are too many to mention.

So please come and join us doing what we do best: serving up pies and great beer and putting on an amazing selection of bands and musicians.

The Gladstone 10th Birtday (5)



hubert murray

Hubert Murray and Dan Edwards

Folk, Blues and Bluegrass



Last month these fellas were brilliant.

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 playa 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.



Enderby’s Room are a London-based indie-folk band whose delicate harmonies, unusual instruments and vivid storytelling have been described as ‘intricately woven and desperately beautiful’.

Supporting them will be London Folk duo Days Are Done


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.



Daniel Orcese is the host of this sporadic all day event.
It appears this event (in the afternoon) is very child/dog friendly

This time we have flown over two top Finns to Dj for us:
Producer/ musician/ DJ Tom Hakava and Fashion designer / musician / DJ Tiia Vanhatapio AKA. Calvin Girls – A DJ Duo all the way from Stockholm. They will be playing a hot selection from their exclusive vinyl record collection.

Live music in the afternoon from the Borough Lovers and others…..culminating in a most wonderful set from Nic Dawson kelly


e mud

The Electric Mud Club at The Glad in July.

We are still chasing that devil music at the EMC.
Expect a potion of Roots music from Blues to Dub via twisted Folk and Gonzo Jazz.

Live sets tonight from TWO amazing bands that need little introduction…

Staying black The HOT TEETH are funky, heavy and swampy

Keeping it untidy The YES MESS are tight, abstract and rootsy



Wednesday 20th July

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.



Pelican Trio

Peckham’s finest piano led Modern Jazz trio play live at The Glad.

Expect a few standards plus a Bee Bop take on some classics from the likes of The Beatles, Beach Boys and Otis Redding.

These are the coolest cats in the groove.

Free admission as usual