Category Forthcoming events

2014-10-26T19:00:00+00:00
Sunday
26

Featuring immaculate three part harmony, guitar, banjo, charring piano and xylophone, the Self Help Group create a gloriously rich sound that will put you in mind of Pentangle, Crosby Stills & Nash, Fleetwood Mac and Massive Attack, often in the same song. Their most recent album was described by the legendary Bob Harris on Radio 2 as ‘absolutely stunning’, and received a four star review from the influential Maverick Magazine

The Self Help Group onstage at 9.15 pm

A firm favourite of the Glad’s Sunday nigh sessions, Ned Roberts is a wonderfully accomplished folk musician with a style that sounds as though he’s been around forever. His delicately balanced Laurel Canyon-esque songs delivered with a beautifully poetic turn of phrase, exquisite musicianship and a perfectly judged vocal sensibility sit comfortably among the classics of the acoustic folk world.

Ned Roberts onstage at 8.15 pm

A favourite of BBC 6 Music in his previous musical incarnation, ‘The A Train’, James McKean and his band the Blueberry Moon specialize in splendidly epic melancholic country-soul vignettes supported by rich full band arrangements. They will be previewing songs from their forthcoming album ‘No Peace For The Wicked’.

James McKean onstage at 7.30 pm

2014-10-25T19:30:00+00:00
Saturday
25

Sat 25 Oct: The Delta Jacks/ Hot Teeth

The Delta Jacks are a rough and ready hard edged country rock’n'roll band. They describe themselves as ‘full of the evil swagger of Howlin’ Wolf, the solemn anger of Johnny Cash and the wild joy of Hank Williams’ and in their won words they take inspiration from the ‘jealous holler of the harmonica, and the carousing twang of the bruised Appalachian banjo’. High tempo and hard as nails, they’re shaping up to be an ideal Saturday night band!

The Delta Jacks onstage at 10.00 pm

Born from the ashes of the Moon Music Orchestra, Bobby J and Hot Teeth bring you the heaviest, most psychedelic of grooves lashed to the shiniest of glammed up super sparkling hooks. Think Queens of the Stone Age meet Funkadelic put though a day-glo Prince filter.

Hot Teeth onstage at 9.00 pm

2014-10-22T19:00:00+00:00
Wednesday
22

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.

Ruby Theodore & Her Howlin’ Boys mix of old school boogie woogie and stride piano lead by Ruby’s hot jazz and blues vocals,complimented by double bass and guitar, bring a touch of the glamour of the speakeasy to the down home style of the honkytonk. Expect a mix of old time jazz and blues from Sister Rosetta Tharpe to Ella Fitzgerald, Fats Waller to Bessie Smith and more from this four piece, led by the stunning vocals of the marvelous Miss Theodore.

Two sets, 8.30 pm & 9.30 pm

2014-10-19T17:45:00+00:00
Sunday
19

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Alani Charal has collaborated with an impressive array of established artists, from Blur to Nitin Sawhney during her illustrious career in music. Currently producing her debut album, with help from Andrew Hale (Sade) and Damon Albarn, she blends the melancholic romanticism of 1940′s swing ballads with a contemporary soul edge. Songs of true depth are sung by a wonderfully rich and soulful voice to match- she played at The Glad for the first time two months ago and completely enchanted all present. She plays tonight with a three piece ensemble- this is definitely not one to miss.

Alani Charal onstage at 9.15 pm

Described by Time Out as playing ‘dusk-lit songs, strong and tender and sung in a voice that curls darkly at the edges in a way that will entice fans of Joanna Newsom and Regina Spektor’, the wonderfully talented Ellie Rose Rusbridge performs solo at the Glad tonight in what promises to be a very special performance.

Ellie Rose Rusbridge onstage at 8.15 pm

Duo Young Causeway make their second appearance for our Sunday Sessions- they impressed us so much the first time we immediately booked a return date. Immaculate harmonies and fingerpicking alt folk with a beautifully light touch make for a wonderfully accomplished act.

Young Causeway onstage at 7.30 pm.

Karen Grace has recently released her debut EP Deep Down Things, produced by Iain Archer (Snow Patrol, Jake Bugg) and Dave Lynch (Ed Harcourt), with contribution from Elbow’s Jote Osahn. It caught the attention of BAFTA nominated Director of Photography Robert Hollingworth, and multi award winning editor and director Jon Coutts who created a stunning video for her song Deep Down Things. Her beautiful contemporary alt-folk sound calls to mind the sophisticated stylings of Laura Marling and the Moullettes, and subtly brings out her classically trained background.

Karen Grace onstage at 7.00 pm

2014-10-18T19:30:00+00:00
Saturday
18

Glads are the new band formed by Dan Orcese and Tom Hinkley, formerly of Gladstone favourites The Moon Music Orchestra. Together they joined forces with Laurence Saywood and Sam Fordham, the rhythm section from Daytona Lights. Championed by Jon Kennedy on XFM, they recently released their debut single, “I Hear Reports’ on Superglad Records. Their sharp, three minute songs combine tight arrangements and fine harmony with elements of lo-fi, Garage Pop, 90′s indie and 60′s Soul- the end result has more hooks than Captain Birdseye.

Glads onstage at 10.00 pm

Hoatzin are long-standing friends and collaborators Jim Willis (vocals, guitar), Colin Somervell (bass) and Kit Jolliffe (drums) , inspired by Bert Jansch, Beach Boys and drawing from Radiohead and Steely Dan. All experienced jazz musicians, the band bring these disparate influences and a little instrumental panache to bear on their brooding, twisting and melodious songs.

Hoatzin onstage at 9.00 pm

2014-10-15T19:00:00+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 facet of these playing two sets, one at 8.30 pm and one at 9.30 pm.

Honkytonk regular Ben Somers is a core member of UK Bluegrass act The Absentees, and has played with everyone from Dr John to Dizzee Rascal. Tonight he brings a new bluegrass group to The Glad, featuring renowned UK blues guitarist Marcus Bonfanti (2012 British Blues Award for Best Songwriter/ Bluesfest Royal Albert Hall 2014), mandolin and fiddle player Leanne Thorose (The Absentees/ Essence of Ireland), and banjo player Kirk Bowman (Flats & Sharps).

Two sets, 8.30 pm & 9.30 pm

2014-10-13T18:30:00+00:00
Monday
13

We have a very special unplugged session tonight in the intimate surrounds of our upstairs acoustic lounge featuring two of London’s finest singer-songwriters. It’s free entry, be sure to get here early to get a seat!

Jason McNiff has been a mainstay and a leading player of the UK folk/ alt-country scene for many years. ‘One of the UK’s best kept secrets’ Mojo (four stars), ‘the nearest thing out there to Bob Dylan and the Band’ (Sean Rowley, BBC Radio London) He was awarded Americana UKs album of the year for his second album, ,Nobody’s Son’. ‘McNiff’s quiet, intimate, fragile-sounding vocals draw you into his world – a melancholy, almost timeless place, through which he drifts, a romantic loner, a dreamer, at home with the blues’ Time Out.

Pete Gow is the frontman and songwriter with Clubhouse recording artists Case Hardin, leading lights on the UK’s Americana scene over the last five years. His big hearted country based songs tell tales of tough lives lived well- Q Magazine awarded Case Hardin the Roots Album of the Month, and maintain ‘Pete Gow is a songwriter like no other’, while Maverick Magazine contend that he ‘matches Springsteen for our emotion’.

Performances begin at 8.00 pm

2014-10-12T18:00:00+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.

Ma Polaine’s Great Decline onstage at 9.15 pm

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…

Katharine Rose is a superbly talented singer songwriter specialising in finely crafted, piano based songs. Blessed with a beautiful voice and a knack for timeless melodies, she has an ear for classic songwriting that combines effortlessly with a contemporary alt-folk edge.

http://www.reverbnation.com/katharinerose

Katharine Rose onstage at 7.15 pm

2014-10-11T19:00:00+00:00
Saturday
11

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!

Ella and the Blisters onstage at 10.00 pm

A transplant from San Francisco CA, guitarist/singer/writer Jeremy Mendonca has been doing his unique version of alternative/bluegrass on these European & UK streets for over 10 years now, fronting bands such as Norton Money, The Rejection, and currently The Hallelujah Trails, a rocking electric four piece. Superb country harmonies and super tight playing call to mind a souped up Sweetheart of the Rodeo era Byrds….

The Hallelujah Trails onstage at 9.00 pm

We begin our Saturday night with a set of rocking country soul from from London four piece The Healing.

The Healing onstage at 8.00 pm

2014-10-10T21:00:00+00:00
Friday
10

Glads are the new band formed by Dan Orcese and Tom Hinkley, formerly of Gladstone favourites The Moon Music Orchestra.
Together they joined forces with Laurence Saywood and Sam Fordham, the rhythm section from Daytona Lights, and recently released their debut single, “I Hear Reports’ on Superglad Records. Championed by XFM’s Jon Kennedy, their sharp, three minute songs combine tight arrangements and fine harmony with elements of lo-fi, Garage Pop, 90′s indie and 60′s Soul- the end result has more hooks than Captain Birdseye.