Category Forthcoming events

2015-04-15T19:15:00+00:00
Wednesday
15

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. Tonight we have Ben Somers & guests. Ben is a member of acclaimed British bluegrass act The Absentees, and has played with everyone from Dr John to Bruce Molsky. It could be bluegrass, it could be country honky-tonk, it could be New Orleans classics, it all depends who he brings down with him. It’s guaranteed to be great whichever way it goes!

Music from 8.30 pm

2015-04-12T18:00:00+00:00
Sunday
12

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.

Sugar Magnolia is a collaboration between husband and wife duo Jack Day and Bryony Afferson. Bryony Afferson is part of highly acclaimed alt-folk trio Troubadour Rose, favourites of the New Roots Sessions- their most recent release,Tell Me, from September 2014, attracted rave reviews from The Guardian and the Daily Express amongst others. Jack Day’s The First Ten, released in January 2014, also garnered top reviews across the music press, and was named Best Roots Album in Q Magazine. Combining mandolin and fingerpicked guitar with Afferson’s high lonesome vocal and Day’s gravel soaked tones, the quality in their songwriting shines like a beacon.

Signed to Wild Sound Recordings, Harry Harris has a reputation as one of the UK’s most original and formidable singer/songwriters. A ruthless guitar player with a voice that moves from the explosive to the intimate, his influences range from Warren Zevon and The Hold Steady to Scottish folk singer Karine Polwart.

“A storyteller acclaimed for his live performances” – Resonance FM

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 11th April with all relevant names attached and we’ll respond to you to confirm.

2015-04-11T19:00:00+00:00
Saturday
11

Smugglers Records recording artists the Hellfire Orchestra blend the punk rock meets folk of the Pogues with the London lyrical delivery of The King Blues and the anything goes attitude of Joe Strummer and the Mescalaroes to create a fantastically energetic sound. They’re becoming regulars here at The Glad, an ideal Saturday night band.

Born and raised in Liverpool Eoin Quiery’s songwriting fuses the melodic sensibilities of his hometown with the poetry and storytelling if his Irish ancestry. Channeling the folk tradition through modern electronica, country and post-rock Burning Wheel comfortably blend such disparate influences as Primal Scream and the Pogues to produce a highly original and excitingly edgy rock’n’roll show.

Musical cohorts of cult UK artists The Earlies, Anglo-American alt-folk band Blind Atlas recently released their debut album ‘Kodiak Bear’ to critical acclaim: ‘country blues grooving to a Burritos beat, hints of Exile on Main Street, Calexico and Frontier Ruckus’ – Classic Rock Magazine. They combine great musicianship with sweet harmonies and a set full of heavyweight songs that reference the last forty years of classic Americana, from Neil Young and the Burrito Brothers all the way up to Band of Horses, The National, The Felice Brothers and Ryan Adams.

Music from 8.00 pm

2015-04-01T19:30:00+00:00
Wednesday
1

Weds 1st April: 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 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. Tonight 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, guest musicians on the night.

2015-03-29T18:00:00+00:00
Sunday
29

At the forefront of a very exciting new wave of UK folk, six piece Mishaped Pearls most recent album “Thamesis’ has recieved four star reviews from The Guardian, the Financial Times and the Telegraph, and garnered the highest of praise from Tom Robinson, Mark Radcliffe and Bob Harris, highlights amongst universal acclaim from the press and media. Their adventurous song combination of the ancient and the new finds an echo in their musical make up- dulcimer, bodhran, violin and mandolin mix with acoustic guitar, electric bass and drums, all led by the classically trained mezzo-soprano voice of Manuella Schutte. Their music’s roots in tradition expands into progressive folk and rock, eastern modal music and shows elements of contemporary classical influence.

Combining resonator and acoustic guitars, double bass and three part vocals, Jenny Wren and Her Borrowed Wings blues based style combines elements of folk, soul and old-time jazz. Their’s is a dusty, smokey roots sound with a hint of 40′s noir around the edges…

Emily Davies is a solo singer songwriter. Her work shows influence from classic Laurel Canyon styled 70′s folk roots, from Joni Mitchell to Carole King and James Taylor. Perfectly crafted songs are delivered with a beautifully warm voice and a keenly observational lyrical style.

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 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 this Sunday programme send an email to gladreservations@yahoo.co.uk before midday on Sat 28th March with all relevant names attached and we’ll respond to you to confirm.

Music from 7.30 pm

2015-03-28T20:00:00+00:00
Saturday
28

The Dog Roses are a rocking roots, Americana, country rock’n'roll band. Hugely respected on the UK roots music scene, they’re a five piece based around drums, double bass, guitar, accordion,scorching fiddle and mandolin, and they do for country and bluegrass what the Pogues did for Irish music- inject it with a huge dose of rock’n'roll. Great songs and fantastic players guarantee a seriously good time, a fantastic Saturday night band.

“This is what you get if you mix country music with west coast harmonies, indie attitude and the odd furious burst of vitriolic home-made punk” – CZine

Music from 9.15 pm

2015-03-22T19:00:00+00:00
Sunday
22

A star in waiting, Jenny Lindfors recently completed a UK tour supporting Rumer at the million selling singers request. Lindfors has been described by The Manchester Evening News as “completely and utterly brilliant” and by the BBC as being: “blessed”.Her’s is a highly sophisticated folk style informed by a mid seventies FM sound , with shades of everything from Bill Withers to KT Tunstall via Neil Young and Joni Mitchell in the mix, all woven together by a unique and powerfully soulful voice.

Coley Garratt’s soulful take on alt-folk has won him praise from all quarters- a slot at the Green Man festical was quickly followed with radio support from Tom Robinson on BBC 6 Music and Gary Crowley on GLR amongst others. His perfectly constructed, poignant songs are given delicate, economic support by his excellent band. ‘…songs with melody, songs with soul and most importantly, in an age of instant gratification, songs that linger’ (The Green Man). ‘A cut above the normal..songs that are crisp, sharp and beautifully put together’ Americana UK.

Storm The Palace bring their beautifully constructed roots-pop to the Glad’s Sunday Sessions for the first time. Guitar, mandolin, piano and accordion with harmony vocals flesh out wonderfully literate narratives and sweet pop melodies.

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

Music from 7.30 pm

2015-03-21T20:00:00+00:00
Saturday
21

Led by former Obscuritones singer Gabriella Romano, Ella and the Blisters are fast emerging as one of the most exciting new bands on the thriving London roots scene. Fusing gypsy jazz, rockabilly and swinging’ country into a fantastically catchy whole, the band combine fiddle, accordion. guitar, bass, drums, ukulele and percussion to make for a wonderfully joyous roots stew. A great Saturday night band, guaranteed to warm your heart and move your feet!

Gladstone favourites The Ramshackle Union Band return for what promises to be another epic Saturday night performance. Never failing to produce a fantastic show, the rich vocal harmonies and raucous tumbling rhythms in their alt-Americana sound calls to mind the country funk of The Band and Crazy Horse and the rock and roll attitude of the Violent Femmes. Their sound is in debt to classic roots music, whilst at the same time feeling vital, fresh and thoroughly cutting edge.

Black River Wild play swamp-tinged urban folk-blues based around the whisky-soaked vocals and twanging guitar of Blake Robson. Great songwriting with classic melodies and hooks that will stick in your mind long after. Arrive early to catch a most impressive act.

2015-03-18T20:15:00+00:00
Wednesday
18

Weds 18th March: Honkytonk Wednesdays presents: John Drain, Marco Farris & Allesandro Cau

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 styles, boogie-woogie and New Orleans classics on the stereo, and a live band that specializes in any one of these playing two sets across the evening. Tonight we have acoustic blues guitarist supreme John Drain, mouth harp magician Marco Farris and washboard wizard Allessandro Cau playing firing, red hot country blues and delta styles. Guaranteed to be fierce!

Music from 8.30 pm

2015-03-15T19:30:00+00:00
Sunday
15

Sun 15th March: Flux/ Astrakan

Flux apply their sublime musicianship to combine traditional Asian roots with world music, western jazz, contemporary classical, and urban influences, employing instrumentation ranging from piano to bansuri, violin, guitar and cajon. Formed only two years ago, they have already
performed at Glastonbury festival, London Southbank Centre, Kings Place, the Great Escape and the Indig02. Their virtuosic musicianship and dynamic arrangements fuse to create a truly spectacular live show.

Astrakan are French duo Simone Alves and Yann Gourvil. Their music combines the Breton Celtic folk tradition with strong Arabic and Middle Eastern influences. Based prediminately around Breton folk texts (some stretching back as far as the middle ages), and the Oud, a stringed instrument with roots in the Middle East, Africa and Turkey, their songs combine a deep respect for the past with a forward-looking contemporary aesthetic.

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

Music from 8.00 pm