Category Forthcoming events
New blood at the Glad tonight.
This Brixton based alt rock outfit play brooding, twisting and melodious songs of confusion, dissapointment, reason and hope.
Members include Jim Willis on vocals, Colin Somervill on bass, Kit Joliffe on drums andd simon Spreyer on keys.
Influences might include Talking heads, Radiohead, Brian Wilson and Morphin.
In support tonght – Barnaby keen
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 Ewan Bleach.
Monthly Residency at The Gladstone
Sunday May 1st
We are in a full circle and back to our musical home for 10 years.
Expect warm glowing sounds with their unique vibe. They will be playing songs from last years critically acclaimed album ‘strange readings from the weather station’ and be dipping into both the archive and the future.
The guests this month will be Panama Red, stripped back and sitting down playing music for the road to the sun.
The Glads are members of various bands that have played at the pub over the years.
They host this monthly event and play an up-tempo hot new wave set. Influences include The Beatles, B-movie soundtracks mixed up with Northern Soul and Garage Pop to give these guys a distinct sound.
So happy to announce that our gusts this month are
THE HOTLINE TROPICS
London based Rock’n’Roll outfit The Hot Tropics
Playing two sets, one at 8.30 pm and one at 9.30 pm.
Double bassist and singer Ben Somers is a member of bluegrass favorites The Absentees, has played with everyone from Dr John and Bruce Molsky to Dizzee Rascal and Seal.
He also has some very talented musician friends! He’ll be appearing with a selection of these tonight- it could be bluegrass, it could be honky-tonk, it could be New Orleans rhythm and blues, it could be a combination of all three. Whichever it is you’re guaranteed it’ll be good!
Sunday 24th April – A great double bill tonight.
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.
Jeremy Tuplin 8pm
Celebrating his new EP, ‘Open Letters’
Jeremy is a singer-songwriter from the West Country where he cut his musical teeth at intimate venues and folk clubs around Somerset.
Now based in London, his songs explore themes of romance, humour and adventure and more with soul-baring honesty.
An insightful lyricist whose truly original story songs are infused with folk, indie and Americana influences to name a few, combining to create a unique sound defined by a distinctive, deep vocal.
Saturday 23rd April
Back at The Glad- Alice Phelps and band.
A wonderful mixture of jazzy, folky and Blues songs.
The band are tight and talented musicians and the backing singers add luscious layers and depth to a sound enhanced by the cajon keeping a perfect percussive rhythm throughout with the double bass.
Alice has gorgeous husky vocals and gives glorious renditions of classics and originals with a few unusual covers such as Portishead’s Wandering Star and Massive Attack’s Teardrop.
Gabriella Romano 9pm
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.
Wednesday April 20th
Young Welsh artist Nia Wyn is a blues singer.
She is a fierce and politically charged lyricist, referencing the likes of Bessie Smith and Billie Holiday with a voice seemingly able to cut through steel.
Nia sings of broken hearts both at home and in society.
A hip hop soul in a blues body, she wields that resonator guitar like an axe against the world.
A brave and gutsy young artist with a remarkable voice, Nia is already raising herself above her contemporaries.
Come to The Glad tonight and see and hear for yourself.
Sunday 17th April
3pm – 7pm Deejay event
Trying a different timetable….
Feeling optimistic about the weather so we’ll be there from 3pm today.
Daniel Orcese (co-founder of The Glad) hosts this new monthly event.
Each month different friends, musicians and band members (old and new) will be invited to come and play records on a Sunday afternoon.
So come down for a Pie and a Pint and relax to the vinyl
Dan will round off the afternoon with a live set and maybe the odd guest musician.
Don’t forget the usual live music continues throughout the evening