Category Forthcoming events

2015-03-11T20:30:00+00:00
Wednesday
11

Weds 11 March: Honkytonk Wednesdays presents The Ben Somers String Band

Honkytonk Wednesdays at the Glad are a feast of early Twentieth Century Americana. You’ll hear old-time jazz, country blues, jug band music, ragtime, stride piano styles, 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.

This evening we have two sets from the virtuoso players of the Ben Somers String Band- expect old-time foot stompers, bluegrass and country styles from this guitar, banjo, mandolin, upright bass and close harmony four-piece.

Music from 8.30 pm

2015-03-08T19:30:00+00:00
Sunday
8

May Gibbs is not may Gibbs. May Gibbs is a pseudonym for the wonderfully talented singer and songwriter with a soon to be very successful British band (you’ll find them on the soundtrack to this year’s biggest film so far..). She’s a writer of beautiful piano based songs, a strikingly original songwriter possessed with one of the finest voices we’ve ever had on the Glad stage- we can’t say any more than that, but this is a real treat, not to me missed.

Our favourite discovery of the last year, Lucas and King are a truly exciting new young duo emerging from Brighton. Songs of exceptional craft and depth pull influence from classic folk and American roots sources, delivered with the spine-tingling, unforgettable voice of Bo Lucas and perfectly judged guitar accompaniment from Hayleigh King.

Triu is a collaboration between singer/songwriter Tiu de Haan and Tara Franks (Quest Ensemble). Reconnected, having not seen each other for over 12 years since playing on Tiu’s album ‘Tide’, they are now working together to create and perform new arrangements of Tiu’s original songs – exploring an acoustic percussive sound, mixed with rich vocal/string harmonies with hints of folk and soul.

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

2015-03-07T20:30:00+00:00
Saturday
7

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.

London four piece The Healing 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.

Music from 8.30 pm

2015-03-04T20:30:00+00:00
Wednesday
4

Honkytonk Wednesdays at the Glad are a feast of early Twentieth Century Americana. You’ll hear old-time jazz, country blues, jug band music, ragtime, stride piano styles, 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.

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.

Music from 8.30 pm

2015-03-02T20:00:00+00:00
Monday
2

Mon 2 March: Eist- Trad Irish & Roots Round Table Folk Session

The Glad’s monthly trad Irish & Roots round table session. Curated by Irish trio Glenn Comiskey, Catherine Doogan and Mary Quinn (folk group Mariah Wade), it’s an evening of traditional Irish, English and American folk songs performed round our big table (with the accompaniment of a few pints..). Guests with a traditional song or instrument from any part of the world are always very welcome.

Music begins at 8.00 pm.

2015-03-01T19:30:00+00:00
Sunday
1

Whiskey Moon Face are an alternative folk group based around double bass, accordian, clarinet and banjo, led by the stunning vocals and hallucinatory lyrics of singer Louisa Jones. They combine elements of Eastern European traditional music, old-time New Orleans jazz, the baroque folk of Sufjan Stevens and Beirut, and their own unique take on contemporary folk to make for a superbly realized and truly beautiful sound.

Anglo-French chanteuse Brooke Sharkey’s music travels from the delicately intimate to soaringly epic, sung with one of the finest voices we’ve ever heard here at The Glad. Armed with a stunning set of songs, she takes in influences from French ballads to English folk and gypsy romanticism with accompaniment from electric guitar, double bass and drums, all infused with an utterly contemporary edge. Regulars in east london’s music clubs where streams of working musicians mix folk, jazz, latin and blues, Brooke and her band exhibit an eclectic mix of styles with an exceptionally high level of musicianship.

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

2015-02-28T20:30:00+00:00
Saturday
28

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.

Six-piece, Brighton based Indie folk act The Galleons lo-fi tinged pop style takes influence from everyone from Arcade Fire to Trembling Bells, Lambchop to Belle and Sebastian. As at home playing in a candle-lit cellar as they are in a sunny festival field, their music takes the audience from catchy, foot stomping folk-rock, to mellow, mysterious lullabies and back.

Music from 9.00 pm

2015-02-22T19:30:00+00:00
Sunday
22

Bringing a unique take to the classical piano trio, this contemporary London based ensemble, Filipe Sousa, (piano), Tara Franks (cello), and Preetha Narayanan (violin), collaboratively create original work with a distinctive sound that blends their diverse musical and cultural backgrounds. With traces of Vaughn Williams, Steve Reich, and Esbjörn Svensson Trio, Quest Ensemble paint a unique and evocative musical landscape filled with lyrical melodic lines, rich harmonies, and interwoven rhythmic counterpoint.

Alice Phelps has been gracing the stages of London for the past year with her set up of harp and powerfully husky vocals, augmented by percussion, cello and violin. Influenced by folk from near and far, Celtic to Eastern, she experiments with delay, blues motifs, and intricate melodies and rhythms to create a unique melting pot of contemporary and traditional folk styles.

Our Sunday Session begins with a short solo set from Orkney Islands singer songwriter and folk artist Merlyn Driver.

Music from 7.30 pm

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.

2015-02-22T19:00:00+00:00
Sunday
22

Sun 22 Feb: Quest Ensemble/ The Alice Phelps Band/ Merlyn Driver

Bringing a unique take to the classical piano trio, this contemporary London based ensemble, Filipe Sousa, (piano), Tara Franks (cello), and Preetha Narayanan (violin), collaboratively create original work with a distinctive sound that blends their diverse musical and cultural backgrounds. With traces of Vaughn Williams, Steve Reich, and Esbjörn Svensson Trio, Quest Ensemble paint a unique and evocative musical landscape filled with lyrical melodic lines, rich harmonies, and interwoven rhythmic counterpoint.

Alice Phelps has been gracing the stages of London for the past year with her set up of harp and powerfully husky vocals, augmented by percussion, cello and violin. Influenced by folk from near and far, Celtic to Eastern, she experiments with delay, blues motifs, and intricate melodies and rhythms to create a unique melting pot of contemporary and traditional folk styles.

Our Sunday session begins with a short set form Orkney Islands folk artist Merlyn Driver, a new and very welcome addition to the Glad’s Sunday stage.

Music from 7.30 pm

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.

2015-02-21T00:00:00+00:00
Saturday
21

Panama Red bring their cosmic country rock to the Glad’s saturday night stage. The Byrds and the Burritos are influeces- dual guitars, pedal steel, bass drums and dual male/female vocals fill out their psychedelic and soulful alt-country mix.

Music from 9.30 pm