Category Forthcoming events

2015-08-12T19:30:00+00:00
Wednesday
12

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’ll have two sets of country blues and more from Joe Strouzer and Rebekah Bouche featuring resonator guitar, blues harp, upright bass and vocals.

Music from 8.00 pm

2015-08-09T18:30:00+00:00
Sunday
9

This Sunday we present an evening of contemporary/crossover classical music, where classical western art music techniques meet outside influences, from world music to electronic forms.

The collaboration between Filipe Sousa (Portugal) and Jonathan Ang (Singapore), explores and pushes the boundaries of the piano/keyboard through acoustic and electronic sound. Drawing influences from modern composers such as Terry Riley, Phillip Glass and Steve Reich, and from their myriad of travel destinations, Sousa & Ang play on the precepts of rhythm and harmony, blending musical characteristics from Southeast Asia to the Middle East, translating them onto the piano, melodica, rhodes and synthesizer.

There are also echoes of modern minimalism in recorder duo Goldvox’s compositions. Experimental, yet thoroughly accessible with a fine ear for melody, they’re unlike anything you’ll have heard before at The Gladstone.

Music from 8.00 pm

Our Sundays can be busy, so we offer the chance to book a seat. Booking times available for this Sunday are 7.00 pm pm til 7.30 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 8th Aug with all relevant names attached and we’ll respond to you to confirm.

2015-08-05T19:30:00+00:00
Wednesday
5

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.

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

Music from 8.30 pm

2015-08-03T19:00:00+00:00
Monday
3

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 begins at 8.30 pm

2015-08-02T18:30:00+00:00
Sunday
2

Channeling the spirit of Van Morrison and Fisherman’s Blues-era Waterboys Dan Raza’s uplifting, powerful songs have led him to share stages with Mary Gauthier, Badly Drawn Boy, Cara Dillon and Chris Farlowe amongst others. He recently released his debut album featuring a stellar array of guest appearances from Geraint Watkins (Van Morrison, Paul McCartney), BJ Cole (Dolly Parton, Martin Simpson) Steve Simpson (Eric Bibb, Ronnie Lane), Frank Mead (Albert King, Eric Clapton) and Mosi Conde (Mory Kante, Salif Keita).

Americana, Folk, Blues, Country, Celtic, Minnesota singer-songwriter Charlie Roth is a unique blend of all these genres. Currently on a tour of the UK and Ireland, his music takes inspiration from the likes of John Prine, Townes Van Zandt and Waylon Jennings.

“He has an honesty to his voice, a been-there, lived-it nous that lends his tales credibility and raises his music up a notch or three” Americana UK

Music from 8.00 pm

Our Sundays can be busy, so we offer the chance to book a seat. Booking times available for this Sunday are 7.00 pm pm til 7.30 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 1st Aug with all relevant names attached and we’ll respond to you to confirm.

2015-07-29T19:15:00+00:00
Wednesday
29

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.

Hubert Murray and Dan Edwards are the basis of The Hot Rock Pilgrims, an exciting new bluegrass and old-time quartet featuring members of The So Last Century String Band, Solid Gone and Amy Harrison & The Second Hand String Band. Featuring guitar, claw hammer banjo and fine country harmonies they promise to take you on a high-energy pilgrimage of the Appalachian sound and its musical descendants.

2015-07-26T18:30:00+00:00
Sunday
26

Ma Polaine’s Great Decline play a highly potent mix of rhythm and blues and country soul with flavours of gypsy jazz, vaudeville and music hall, all performed with a focused intensity. They take inspiration from the 1940′s jazz of Billie Holiday, the delta blues of Howlin’ Wolf and the genre sidestepping of Tom Waits. Beth Packer’s superbly soulful voice, mean blues harp and Clinton Hough’s virtuoso guitar are supported by a upright bass and accordion to produce a truly exciting roots sound.

★★★★★ Roots Music Report
★★★★ R2 Magazine
8/10 ‘Stunning…’ Blues and Soul magazine
★★★★ ‘..utterly compelling..’ Northern Sky Magazine

Sheffield born, London based songwriter Nic Dawson Kelly’s Dylan & Van Morrison-meets-Devendra based electric folk sound, steeped in rockabilly and country soul, has been described by The Times as ‘a visceral, compelling new presence on the UK music scene’, The Sun calls him ‘one of the most distinctive British voices in years’ and Q maintains his is ‘a soulful take on some of the finest blues-folk around’. After sharing the stages with Laura Marling, Adele and Richard Hawley amongst others, Dawson Kelly has gone on to showcase his music extensively within the capital. His new EP, recorded with the talents of Jim Barr (Portishead), Clive Deemer (Radiohead/ Roni Size) & Dan Moore (Booker T/ Rodriguez) amongst others, takes its cues from Deep South country-soul traditions.

Our Sundays are becoming increasingly busy, so we’re now offering the chance to book a seat. Booking times available for this Sunday are 7.00 pm til 7.30 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 25th July with all relevant names attached and we’ll respond to you to confirm.

2015-07-23T19:15:00+00:00
Thursday
23

WE HAVE NO LVE MUSIC THIS EVENING, MANY APOLOGIES!

2015-07-20T19:15:00+00:00
Monday
20

We have a special performance tonight with a focus on London folk in song, story and poetry, from 8.30 pm.

Nigel of Bermondsey has been writing site specific songs for a decade or so. His most recent collections of stories and songs, Gemini City, is a folk gazetteer of London- expect scenes of mild terror intertwined with delicate tenderness.The last year has seen gigs at Cecil Sharp House and a support slot with Stuart Lee among others. His superb band flesh out his thoughtfully composed folk songs with an eclectic mix of guitar, violin, cello, flute, bodhran, shruti, and harmony vocals.

http://www.nigelofbermondsey.com/nigelofbermondsey_wp/gemini-city-a-folk-gazetteer/

2015-07-19T18:00:00+00:00
Sunday
19

A rising star on the London folk scene, American singer wongwriter Robert Chaney counts Townes Van Zandt, Hank Williams and Judee Sill as influences. His recently released debut album ‘Cracked Picture Frames’ garnered high praise in tyhe music press, with Folk Radio UK making it their featured album of the month.

Nashville-based Americana/Folk singer-songwriter, Don Gallardo, hails from a small town in Northern California and spent years cultivating his career on the west coast before relocating to Nashville, Tennessee in 2007. Walking the line between classic 70′s singer-songwriters and more contemporary flavors of folk and Americana, Gallardo is a diverse and multi-faceted performer with a lyrical depth and a warm, unique vocal style. He has received high praise from Americana review sites in Europe and the U.S. such as No Depression, AltCountryForum.nl, Common Folk Music, and The Nashville Scene, who call him “country-rock with brains, charm and experimental impulses that are perfectly integrated into a familiar context.”

Dutch born and London based singer-songwriter counts Ane Brun, Iron and Wine and Anais Mitchell as influences on her musical style and approach. Her thoughtful, crafted writing is ideally suited to the Glad’s Sunday Sessions, we hope to see a lot more of her.

From 7.30 pm

Our Sundays are becoming increasingly busy, so we’re now offering the chance to book a seat. Booking times available for this Sunday are 6.3 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 18th July with all relevant names attached and we’ll respond to you to confirm.