Category Forthcoming events


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The Country Soul Sessions on tour at the Gladstone. We are really excited about this joint promotion with our friends at the Gladstone which will feature two amazing bands:

Ruben & Matt and the Truffle Valley Boys

Bringing back the sounds of authentic 1950s Bluegrass music. Ruben Minuto and Matteo Ringressi team up with a crew of the finest old-school musicians in Italy to bring back a sound that’s often overlooked and forgotten nowadays: the raw, powerful and genuine sound of the very early years of Bluegrass music. The band draws its repertoire and sound from some of the more obscure artists and recordings of the early-to-mid 50s, with a predilection for what is known as “Baltimore Bluegrass”… Just think a 1954 Starday Bluegrass single and you get a pretty faithful idea of what the Truffle Valley Boys sound like. Simply an amazing outfit.

The Devout Sceptics

We are delighted that our good pals The Devout Sceptics will be playing our Country Soul/Gladstone special. The Sceptics are devotees of vintage Americana and the influence of Country, Blues, Jazz and Rockabilly can be heard on their fantastic LP ‘Vida!’. It is always a marvellous occasion when The Devout Sceptics play the ‘Sessions’ and this evening will be no exception to that rule. For this Gladstone gig the Devouts will be in acoustic mode.

Western aficionado Mr Crispin Weir will be entertaining us all between sets with a Country Soul DJ set.

There will be no entry fee for this Country Soul/Gladstone special but there will be a hat passed round during the evening.

We hope you can join us.



Pepe Belmonte – 9pm
Pepe Belmonte is a folk-blues guitar player and singer song-writer.

His musical influence meanders through Irish, Malian and Hawaiian folk to the pre-war blues of Chicago along The Delta and down through the lyrical landscape of Dylan, Mitchell and Young. Mississippi John Hurt meets JJ Cale meets Nick Drake.

With nostalgic and contemporary tones you will be transported to 70s deep swamp America, the Irish countryside and the streets of London on a wave of rock, folk and blues

John Drain – 8pm
Stoking the fires and getting the action started tonight is our very own Delta Blues Legend John Drain.

John has a regular midweek event at at The Glad but tonight the Sunday crowd are in for a treat.

Hard hitting Delta Blues with a voice to match.




A regular and brilliant night at The Glad

Wednesday 4th May

This long running event is a jewel in our crown.

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, usually but not always the superb Will Scott on Clarinet.




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.




Celebrating his new recording ‘Northern Town’ Luke will be playing a live set tonight.

Supporting Luke will be Nico Volpino from Panama Red playing a solo acoustic set.

“One voice plus one guitar makes a very powerful sound.” – Rocking Magpie

Luke Whittemore is a songwriter from Nottinghamshire, England with eyes and ears buried deep the rich western soil of USA.

‘Northern Town’ – a collection of songs that he has been carrying around with him over the past few years, carefully crafting them from Solo acoustic performances to full band arrangements whilst attempting to keep a sense of intimacy and space and by capturing the influences from Country & Western traditions to Southern soul and 70’s west coast vibe.


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 Gabriella Romano.

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’

Gabriella Romano

Singer-song writer, Gabriella Romano is back at The Glad, this time bringing with her Matt Jackson on acoustic guitar, and Evie O’Driscoll on double bass.

‘Twill be an all absorbing, good-old-fashioned, short and sweet country-blues session, to the likes of Dolly Parton and Chet Atkins



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House Above The Sun 10pm

House Above The Sun are a London based roots rock four piece distinguished by rich male/female vocal harmonies and inventive guitar motifs.

Their melodic & lyrical songs are played with a soulful stripped down feel, ranging from bittersweet country soul balladry to faster paced guitar epics.

House Above The Sun deal in beautifully constructed tightly wound guitar based epics that unfurl like late the best of late seventies Television and Patti Smith, with a folk and Americana twist. Dual male/female vocals and smart lyrics complete the picture

Also, playing tonight…


Think Leonard Cohen meets Josh Tillman and Ezra Furman.

A great big powerful voice twinned with fine musicianship to deliver a well balanced blend of pragmatic misery and satirical optmism.



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Joe Strouzer & Nia Wyn live at The Glad

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.


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Jack Joseph Band – 9pm

We at The Glad have always loved this band, we like to think of them as one of the family

Jack Joseph Band are a south London based four piece that have been described as Americana influenced electric folk. Sounds fair I guess, I hear elements of The Band or CSNY.
None of these influences stop them delivering their songs with originality and excellent musicianship.

Jack Joseph Band are an outfit worth keeping an eye on in 2016. Gloomy grooves and wiry guitars keep you hooked as the group ride through to a stormy conclusion.

‘Believer’ is the first track from their new EP

Supporting tonight

George St Clair – 8pm

George is a songwriter from Texas living in London and describes his sound as ‘Texas with Borderland Folk’.



Brillint line up tonight

The Yess Mess are Glad favourites and for very good reason.

Line ups and instruments vary from gig to gig which serves to add another layer to the sound of The Yess Mess.

These cats are avant guarde and seem to fuse a Zappa inspired sensibilty into a tapestry of Disco-Folk Rock ‘n’ Roll
Great songs and super musicians and always entertaining

“They practice a dark stem of alternative folk which is energetic and mysterious. It’s uplifting and real. Great lyrics, surreal images, dark and unique sounds.”

The Nominees

Stoking the fires tonight we have 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’……Norhern Soul Classic