Expect foot stomping delta blues, barrelhouse R & B, country and ragtime classics from the splendid Fobo Jug Band. Wailng harp, honky tonk piano, crossroads guitar and holllerin’ vocals make up this powerful and hugely entertaining trio. They’ll be playing two sets across the evening, beginning at 8.30 pm.
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Adam Beattie & The Consultants continue their ever popular Sunday night monthly residency. Historically Beattie and his excellent band have ploughed a similar furrow to Tom Waits and Nick Cave’s more downtempo work, noir folk blues with a dark edge and a big heart that never fails to move an audience. These days he’s also bringing influences from old-time jazz, swing and parlour songs into his sound, though still never straying far from the deep and rich flavours of the folk blues and jazz stew cooked by the likes of Waits and Dylan over the last decade…
Adam Beattie & The Consultants onstage at 9.00 pm
With their their roots in classical music and hearts in jazz and East European folk music, Minimal Klezmer create a uniquely original sound combining both the pious and festive natures of traditional Jewish melodies. Stunningly virtuosic and hugely entertaining performers, their original arrangements are played by mainly ‘portable’ and acoustic instruments reminiscent of small klezmer groups captured in recordings from the early 20th century. A remarkable group of musicians, a real Sunday treat, unlike anything you’ll have seen before- arrive early to get a seat..!
Minimal Klezmer onstage at 8.15 pm
An explosively spectacular cross cultural four piece featuring virtuosic violin, double bass, electric guitar and vocals, Into The Moon have recently relocated from Paris to London. They played here two weeks ago for the first time and took the roof off- we immediately asked them back! Mixing gypsy flavours, swing, ska and rhythm and blues with fluid ease, their energy is infectious and command of their instruments jaw droppingly impressive. An absolute tour de force, and a must-see Saturday night band.
Into The Moon onstage at 10.00 pm
Ella and the Blisters are a new project from core members of Gladstone favorites The Obscuritones. Expect a mix of rockabilly and good-time country styles from this debut six piece…
Ella and the Blisters onstage at 9.00 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.
Danni Nicholls is a rapidly rising UK alt-country star. Pulling on musical references from Johnny Cash to Gillian Welch, Carole King to Chatham County Line. She has recently completed her debut album, recorded in Nashville with producer Chris Donohue (Emmylou Harris/ The Civil Wars/ Robert Plant), featuring Al Perkins (Bob Dylan/ The Eagles/ The Rolling Stones) and Steve Fishell (Kris Kristofferson/ Willie Nelson/ Linda Ronstadt), and has just released her ‘Time’ EP, produced by Iain Archer (Jake Bugg/ Snow Patrol). ‘A Little Redemption fulfils all the promise of its gestation and more…..it slips effortlessly between smokey soul, folk-pop and heart-wrenching alt-country, all in a rich voice somewhere between Ms [Emmylou] Harris and Alison Krauss.” Q Magazine ****
Danni Nicholls onstage at 9.00 pm
Fresh from playing this year’s Green Man festival, Coley Garratt is a talented new songwriter with the voice and band to back it up- here’s what Green Man have to say about him: ‘From folk ditties to moving ballads, dark stories to hopeful hymns, he writes songs with melody, songs with soul and most importantly, in an age of instant gratification, he writes songs that linger’.
Coley Garratt onstage at 8.15 pm
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.
The Hellfire Orchestra onstage at 10.00 pm
At 23 years of age, Tom Morley draws on contemporary alt folk and left field indie musical influences such as Grizzly Bear and The Dø to produce an atmospheric, and heavily hook laden, anthemic indie folk sound. Having just graduated from Goldsmiths Music College on a course that boasts such alumni as James Blake, Jamie N Commons and Katy B, Morleys focus is now on live performance. Supported by an excellent band he’s a very exciting new artist and promises great things to come.
Tom Morley & Band onstage at 9.00 pm
Jack Joseph and band bring their sophisticated brand of uk indie folk to our Sunday night sessions. Delicate, Americana tinged songs with a lonesome Neil Young flavour combined with excellent musicianship make for a splendid opening act.
Jack Joseph onstage at 8.00 pm
The Gladstone Modern Jazz duo will play two sets of standards and re-interpretations, double bass and piano. Expect everything from Monk to Mingus, Miles to Bill Evans and beyond.
Music Begins at 8.30
Whiskey Moon Face are an alternative folk group based around double bass, accordion, clarinet and banjo, led by the stunning vocals and hallucinatory lyrics of singer Louisa Jones. All virtuoso players, 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 beautifully realized and wonderfully entertaining sound. A hugely original and sparklingly talented band.
Whiskey Moon Face onstage at 9.00 pm
Currently on a UK tour, Nashville-based singer/songwriter Don Gallardo has shared the stage with such legends as Rosanne Cash, John Prine and Emmylou Harris. His introspective style, gritty twang, and honey-warm vocals, produces a rootsy, personal sound that exists between the boundaries of Americana, Folk and 70′s classic rock. We’re very excited to have him guest on our small stage, definitely not an appearance to be missed.
Don Gallardo onstage at 8.00 pm
The evening will begin with a short set from acoustic troubadour Winston Skerrit, regular at Trevor Moss and Hannah Lou’s Lantern Society evenings.
Winston Skerrit onstage at 7.30 pm
boogie woogie and stride piano lead by Ruby’s hot jazz and blues vocals,complimented by double bass and guitar, brings 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.
There will be two sets across the evening, one at 8.30pm and one at 9.30 pm.
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 The Cowboy Junkies- 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
Norwich based singer songwriter Mari Joyce has a timeless quality to her pure folk style. Her fine voice a assured songwriting is underpinned by sensitive cello, violin and percussion arrangements to make for a perfect Sunday Session sound.
Based around the songs of Lee Childs, the Red Space Trio, guitar, vocals and strings, play alt-folk with an epic edge- complex structures and harmonies support soaring vocals and intricate guitar playing.