Category Forthcoming events

2015-06-03T19:15:00+00:00
Wednesday
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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
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We have no session this month, apologies. Back to normal next month!

2015-05-31T18:00:00+00:00
Sunday
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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.

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

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

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

2015-04-26T18:00:00+00:00
Sunday
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The brilliant Stick In The Wheel are fROOTS Magazine’s Album of 2014 Editors Choice winners , Radio 2 Folk Award Nominees and Spiral Earth Folk Award Nominees, and are favourites of Tom Robinson on 6Music and XFM’s Jon Kennedy, having recently recorded sessions for both. Featuring Ian Carter on dobro, singers Nicola Kearey and Fran Morter, plus Si Foote on Percussion and Joolie Wood on fiddle, they specialise in distinctly London-centric, rarely heard traditional British folk songs. Their repertoire includes pieces up to 400 years old, and they seamlessly combine this deep link to the past with their own compositions. Their music is sparklingly original, fiercely fresh and fearless in it’s attitude- they’re a breath of fresh air, definitey not to be missed.

Fishclaw are an instrumental group based in Colchester, comprised of accordion, fiddle, guitar double bass, bodhran and electronics. They started out reworking traditional Irish, Scottish and Eastern European music to include influences such as alternative folk, ambient electronica, and system music.

Master fiddler Alistair Caplin is a member of the wonderful John Langan Band, and runs the creative hub of all things folk in East London, No.14 Bacon Street. This evening he brings his own trio to the Gladstone, mixing Celtic and American influences in a perfect Transatlantic Sessions style- it’s real treat for any fiddle fans out there…

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 24th April with all relevant names attached and we’ll respond to you to confirm.