Category Forthcoming events

2015-02-04T20:30:00+00:00
Wednesday
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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 facet 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

2015-02-02T20:00:00+00:00
Monday
2

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 frpm 8.00 pm.

2015-02-01T19:30:00+00:00
Sunday
1

Whiskey Moon Face are an alternative folk group based around double bass, accordian, clarinet and banjo, led by the stunning vocals and hallucinatory lyrics of singer Louisa Jones. They combine elements of Eastern European traditional music, old-time New Orleans jazz, the baroque folk of Sufjan Stevens and Beirut, and their own unique take on contemporary folk to make for a superbly realized and truly beautiful sound.

Lucas and King are a wonderfully 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.

Music from 8.00 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 7.00 pm til the performances begin at 8.00 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 either of the Sundays on this programme send an email to gladbands@yahoo.co.uk and we’ll respond to you to sort out the details.

2015-01-31T20:00:00+00:00
Saturday
31

Yeah Yeah Castle deal in finely crafted classic songwriting with a loving spoonful of high grade country rock- think Crowded House meet The Jayhawks, Whiskeytown and mid period Dylan. Perfectly balanced songs, fine lyrics and top quality musicianship make for a brilliant addition to the Gladstone Saturday stage, a real treat.

The Effras sweet indie-country chiming guitars and fine harmonies call to mind The Byrds and the Burrito Brothers as well as the late eighties pre baggy sound of the Stone Roses and Primal Scream. Their superbly catchy songs are laced with affectionate London tales, shining a poetic light on the everyday alleyways of the city in similar fashion to the legendary Ray Davies. They’re a band with a big heart and beautiful songs to match.

From 8.30 pm

2015-01-25T19:00:00+00:00
Sunday
25

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. Taking inspiration from the 1940′s jazz of Billie Holiday, the delta blues of Howlin’ Wolf and the genre sidestepping of Tom Waits, their music moves from foot tapping abandon to subtle intensity. Beth Packer’s superbly soulful voice, mean blues harp and Clinton Hough’s virtuoso guitar are supported by a superbly tight rhythm section, intertwining horns, piano and accordion to produce a truly exciting roots sound.

Ma Polaine’s Great Decline onstage at 9.15 pm

Karen Grace has recently released her debut EP Deep Down Things, produced by Iain Archer (Snow Patrol, Jake Bugg) and Dave Lynch (Ed Harcourt), with contribution from Elbow’s Jote Osahn. Her beautiful contemporary alt-folk sound calls to mind the sophisticated stylings of Laura Marling and the Moullettes, and subtly brings out her classically trained background. She plays this evening with her full band.

Karen Grace onstage at 8.15 pm

Benedict Benjamin is the singer and songwriter with acclaimed UK indie-folk act Mariner’s Children (‘Simply astonishing…exhilarating and devastating’. Q Magazine), and is a member of renowned Brighton band Peggy Sue. His brittle, heartworn and beutifully delicate compositons are sung with a wonderfully pure vocal style to match. He treads a similarly introspective path to James Vincent McMorrow and Bon Iver, with respectful nods to rootsy Americana along the way.

Benedict Benjamin onstage at 7.30 pm

Our Sundays are becoming increasingly busy, so we’re now offering the chance to book a seat- booking times available are 7.00 pm til the performances begin at 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 either of the Sundays on this programme send an email to gladbands@yahoo.co.uk and we’ll respond to you to sort out the details.

2015-01-24T19:30:00+00:00
Saturday
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Sat 24 Jan: Son of Kirk/ Hummingbird/ Emperors of Rome

Son of Kirk mix the purest of fiddle folk tones with intricate contemporary drum rhythms, sweeping cello accompaniment and syncopated guitar lines. Four part harmonies create overlapping vocal threads,inspired by tribal and folk traditions. If DJ Shadow played drums in an acoustic folk group, it would be Son of Kirk. Great musicianship, soaring vocals and gorgeously accessible songs with a fine sense of melody make for a strikingly original alt-folk ensemble.

Son of Kirk onstage at 10.00 pm

London four piece Hummingbird specialise in super smart lo-fi pop. Quirky arrangements, clever lyrics and hooks that linger long after they’ve gone combine to make for an exciting new act that nod to both the lo-fi American scene and the classic UK indie era, all the while staying sharp enough to avoid being defined by either.

Hummingbird onstage at 9.15 pm

Drums and guitar, male and female duo Emperors of Rome have something of the night about them. Their classic sounding songs summon the sprits of the Velvets Sunday Morning and Pale Blue Eyes and the Mary Chain at their Spectre obsessed peak, while Leonard Cohen and Antonio Badalamenti’s Twin Peaks soundtrack hide in the background.

http://www.reverbnation.com/emperorsofrome

Emperors of Rome onstage at 8.30 pm

2015-01-21T20:15:00+00:00
Wednesday
21

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 facet 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, mouth harp magician Marco Farris, and washboard percussionist Allesandro Cau playing firing, red hot Delta and Country Blues styles. Guaranteed to be fierce…!

Two sets, 8.30 pm & 9.30 pm

2015-01-21T20:00:00+00:00
Wednesday
21

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 facet 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, mouth harp magician Marco Farris, and washboard percussionist Allesandro Cau playing firing, red hot Delta and Country Blues styles. Guaranteed to be fierce…!

Two sets, 8.30 pm & 9.30 pm

That’s all from us for now, seeya down here….x theglad

2015-01-18T19:30:00+00:00
Sunday
18

With their their roots in classical music and hearts in jazz and East European folk music, Minimal Klezmer create a uniquely original sound combining both the pious and festive natures of traditional Jewish melodies. Stunningly virtuosic and hugely entertaining performers, their original arrangements are played by mainly ‘portable’ and acoustic instruments reminiscent of small klezmer groups captured in recordings from the early 20th century. A remarkable group of musicians, a real Sunday treat, unlike anything you’ll have seen before- arrive early to get a seat..!

Minimal Klezmer onstage at 9.00 pm

Quest Duo- innovative players, Preetha Narayanan -violin and Tara Franks – cello, came together through an understanding of their parallel paths from a classical background to a current practice of collaboration, research, and improvisation. Writing through playing, improvising, and finding a shared language without notation, the duo merge their varied musical experiences to create compositions that are vibrant and experimental while at the same time melodic and filmic in quality. The excerpt below shows them performing as a trio with pianist Filipe Sousa.

Quest Duo onstage at 8.00 pm

2015-01-17T20:30:00+00:00
Saturday
17

Alice Phelps and her six piece band of double bass, drums, violin, guitar, percussion and harmony vocals bring their brand of deep and dirty swing and rhythm & blues to The Glad’s Saturday night stage. They’ll be playing two red hot sets, one at nine and one at ten- bring your dancing shoes!

Alice Phelps Gypsy Swing Band onstage at 9.00 pm.