Category Forthcoming events


lisa Marini

9pm – Lisa Marini is a travelling artist – currently in South East London, recording in Bristol, with the occasional transcendental stop off in Asia.

She take flavours from Latin, with a hint of Gypsy found in a Jungle with a dash of Blues.

‘Her self-penned songs are achingly melodic and artfully delivered, Lisa is spell-binding and mesmerising.’
Paul Latham – Live Nation

8pm – Nico Volpino
Usually he heads up the fabulous Panama Red.
Tonight he plays solo




From 7pm come and hear, see and smell the vinyl.

Deejay and bassman Worth Wagers will be spinning 60’s Soul, Funk and RnB.

10pm – The Nominees
These guys are simply brilliant and we are lucky enough to have them on board.

If you like your funk inspired by Lee Dorsey and The Meters then you are in luck.

Drums and Bass as tight as you like, electric guitar and fronted by a 23 year old funk/soul sensation…..they even do a version of Billy Butlers ‘Right Track’..t….Norhern Soul Classic.

Hotline Tropics
The Hotline Tropics are a London based RocknRoll band,getting things going at 9pm.



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.



Nic Dawson Kelly 9pm

Described as Dylan meets Devendra based electric folk steeped in rockabilly and country soul.

The Times says ‘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’.

Nic has shared stages with Laura Marling, Adele and Richard Hawley amongst others.

Ross Palmer – 8pm

Ross is a multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter based in south-east London. He’s a member of James McKean’s Blueberry Moon band, and has also worked with Sumner and Yo Zushi.

ross palmer



Wayne (DJ Katmandude) is well known and well respected as a deejay and record collecter.
Expect some of the best 50s and 60s RnB, Ska, Reggae and Blues




Wednesday 17th August

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.



The Collection of Folk gig comes to The Glad.

Lupus Albus run a Monthly songwriters event in London’s famous Denmark Street AKA Tin Pan Alley. They aim to raise money to help combat homelessness in London.

This month The Glad Lupus Albus host an event at The Glad.

It’s FREE to get in as usual but please feel free to donate to something worthwhile.
With performance from musicians across London including those who have experienced homelessness and those who have helped out at the Lupus Albus Songwriting Workshops.
Please come join us to help celebrate the unifying power of music at the wonderful Gladstone Arms around corner from Borough Underground.

Chris Tymkow
Paula Wichall
Paul Hussey
The Alvarez Theory
Walking Blacksmith
Thomas Plizska




Another great double bill tonight with TWO super, super acts.

10pm – Steepways.
3 years of songs, 3 years of finding the sound, the people and the vision.
American country, British roots, all played with conviction and always with the song at the heart. Vocal harmonies, intertwined instruments with themes of love, lust, addiction and black humour.

9pm – Franc Cinelli
From Rome and now living in London.
A rootsy, Bluesy, Folky confection

franc cinelli



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)