Category Forthcoming events



well, here it is…….as George once sang ‘All Things Must Pass’
Come and join us for our last jolly up on a Saturday night.
Alice Phelps is bringing her band to give us an uptempo and (as usual) brilliant set.
We’ve got The Calvin Girls deejay duo flying over from Sweden to play records (sorry vinyls) all night.
All the back line will be set up and we are likely to invite lots to come and sing 2 or 3 songs throughout the afternoon…….








It was these two fellas that started the Glad 10 years ago and have guided the ship through waters calm and stormy ever since.
They are both record collectors and tonight they will spend their evening behind the wheels of steel playing records from their collections.




It’s our last ever Thursday night.

The Tiger Moths
These guys are in most Thursdays after rehearsal for a pint but this week they will take the pub by storm.
The describe themselves as ‘Blues rock with a country swagger’ and that sounds about right.
I hear influences of The Byrds, Gram Parsons et al but they certainly have their own sound and groove.


At 11pm tonight a small part of London will lose something magical…




We have a long tradition of live Country & Bluegrass music at The Glad.
We have always hosted nights of Roots music be it Country, Bluegrass or Folk.
This is our last week and we simply had to have one more traditional music night.
How lovely too, that as we close our doors at The Glad we are able to give the night to a great band making their Gladstone debut.
Keeping our tradition alive in our last week
We give you The Vanguards…



The Country Soul Sessions are once again on tour at the Gladstone. We are really excited about this joint promotion with our friends at the Gladstone which will feature some fabulous Singer/Songwriters.

Robert ‘Hacker’ Jesset & Anne Gilpin

We are extremely pleased to announce that Anne & Robert from Morton Valence & Black Angel Drifter will be in duet mode for our ‘Country Soul ★ Gladstone Special’. Robert & Anne are fabulous songwriters and deliver an engaging lyrical and vocal style that is both evocative and straight talking.

Ian Button

The Country Soul ★ Gladstone are delighted that frontman of the very wonderful Papernut Cambridge Ian Button will be joining us for our special. Mr Button is accomplished in pretty much anything musical….he plays drums and guitar, he produces and of course writes fabulous tunes and we’ve heard on the grapevine he even makes his own reverb units!

Nico Volpino

Marvellous songwriter Nico Volpino will also be joining us at the ‘Country Soul ★ Gladstone Special’. Ex singer/guitar player with the fantastic Panama Red Nico will be playing us tunes both new and old.

Martin Murray

Troubadour Martin Murray will be performing some of his fine tunes at the ‘Country Soul ★ Gladstone Special’. A plaintive lyric a big heart and a timeless guitar style will be on show.

Drew Morrison

Drew Morrison will be in support mode to our guest artists. Playing tunes from Drew Morrison and the Darkwood’s EP ‘Tales of love, sadness and rock ‘n’ roll’ (Storm Cloud Agency Records) and some new Album bound compositions. Drew will be accompanied by Mr Martin Murray.

Western aficionado Mr Crispin Weir will be entertaining us all between sets with a Country Soul ★ Gladstone Special 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.



Its an amazing double bill tonight.

Billy Bones are back at The Glad for one last time.
Part court jester, part gypsy circus, part hippy gumbo jazz, part mountain men with a hint of fetish chic……expect full on surreal London ‘folk’ songs


Pepe Belmonte
Pepe Belmonte is a folk-blues guitar player and singer song-writer. He grew up in Co. Cork on the West coast of Ireland. 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


dog roses

Come and join the party one more time…

The Dog Roses are a stunning roots, Americana, country rock’n’roll band.

This six piece have been playing at The Glad for years and always play a stunning set.

A six piece based around drums, bass, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, accordion, scorching fiddle and mandolin, they do for country and bluegrass what the Pogues did for Irish music – inject it with a huge dose of rock’n’roll.



These cats have been belting them out at their Monthly residency for quite a while now.
It feels a bit sad to keep writng about last gigs…
Anyway, Joe and Nia are both brilliant and this is their last one at The Glad before we all move on. If you havn’t seen either before this a perfect chance to do so, up close, personal and soulful.
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.



9pm Adam Beattie & The Consultants

Scottish singer songwriter ADAM BEATTIE released his fourth studio album ‘The Road Not Taken’ in May this year with a sell-out show at Hoxton Hall in London and a UK-wide tour.

The album’s minor ballads and moody blues with a dark twist draw upon the broad influences of Celtic folk, American blues, country and early jazz balladry. Beattie’s beautiful melodies combine with thoughtful lyrics to tackle themes of life, love, death and hope.

His exquisite voice and intricate guitar work fuse envelop you like a warm hug, supported by his extraordinary band ‘The Consultants’, featuring piano, violin, double bass and drums.

“Carefully crafted…affecting songwriting with a dark twist” – Roddy Hart, BBC RADIO SCOTLAND

“I’m blown away by that man’s voice” – Frank Hennessy, Celtic Heartbeat, BBC RADIO WALES

“Not a single word is wasted, unnecessary or throwaway…very impressive.”

“Warmly Intoxicating” – FROOTS MAGAZINE

“Stands out as one of the rare few whose music has the depth to match the bohemian image”
Evening Express, Aberdeenshire


Lisa Hedlund 8pm

Lisa Hedlund is a Swedish singer now based in London. Stemming from an early exposure to singing as a soloist and as a backing vocalist Lisa has gone on to perform in prestigious venues both in her birth home of Sweden and in the UK (Ronnie Scott’s, 606 Club, The Forge, Crescendo). Her work has also taken her to renowned studios such as Abbey Road Studios, British Grove Studios and AIR Studios.

Drawing on a range of influences, Lisa’s sound and band combine warmth and space across a repertoire of jazz, pop and folk music in which she moves effortlessly between both English and her native tongue.