Category Forthcoming events

2014-12-13T00:00:00+00:00
Saturday
13

The Orange Circus are a raucous, footstompin’, full blooded Americana/ bluegrass act from the U.K and Virginia in America. A unique co-operative, they’re a family band that can include members of all ages from junior to senior. Concentrating mainly on updating traditional songs taken from the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia, they continue an historical musical lineage in a fresh, exciting way. Bring your dancing shoes- they put on a brilliantly entertaining show- great playing, beautiful harmonies and boundless energy are guaranteed to raise the roof, warm the heart and encourage the biggest of grins.

The Orange Circus Band onstage at 10.00 pm

Favourites of Steve Lamacq on Radio 2 and Radio 6, and Gary Crowley on GLR, six piece Lazy Heart Parade play anthemic indie folk with a nod to Neutral Milk Hotel and Arcade Fire that combines ukelele, violin and mandolin with a modern indie rock electric edge and attitude. Whipsmart lyrics and superbly catchy hooks backed by excellent musicianship make for a splendid Saturday night act.

Lazy Heart Parade onstage at 9.00 pm

Citadelles are a collaborative group underpinned by the songwriting of Adam Fletcher, working within a diverse range of influences ranging from Bright Eyes to Jeff Buckley, Radiohead and Tune-Yards and beyond. His ambitious arrangements are preformed with meticulous care by his band of six piece band of drums, bass, piano, cello, guitar and saxophone.

Citadelles onstage at 8.15 pm

2014-12-10T20:15:00+00:00
Wednesday
10

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.

This week we have acoustic blues guitarist supreme John Drain and mouth harp magician Marco Farris, plus washboard percussion, playing firing, red hot Delta and Country Blues styles. Guaranteed to be fierce…!

Two sets, 8.30 pm & 9.30 pm

2014-12-07T19:15:00+00:00
Sunday
7

Brighton duo Lucas and King impressed us so much when they got in touch we immediately gave them our headline Sunday slot. A beautifully smoky and charismatic voice leading excellent guitar arrangements, their songs have a weight to them rarely found in new acts. We’re very pleased to have them here for their first gig at The Glad,

Lucas and King onstage at 9.00 pm

Norwich based singer songwriter Mari Joyce has a timeless quality to her pure folk style. Her fine voice and assured songwriting is underpinned by sensitive cello, violin and percussion arrangements to make for a perfect Sunday Session sound.

Mari Joyce onstage at 8.15 pm

Sarah Beresford, aka Oh Sister, is a singer songwriter blessed with a richly emotive voice, a poetic turn of phrase and a talent for writing finely crafted alt-folk. It’s her first time playing our Sunday Sessions, we’re very pleased to have her here.

‘…just by watching her play, you can tell what a dedicated artist she is…she plays as if there is no one else on the room’ The Independent.

Oh Sister onstage at 7.30 pm

2014-12-06T20:30:00+00:00
Saturday
6

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, 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

The Dog Roses onstage at 10.00 pm

Gladstone favourites The Ramshackle Union Band return for what promises to be another splendid 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.

The Ramshackle Union Band onstage at 9.00 pm

2014-12-03T20:15:00+00:00
Wednesday
3

Weds 3rd Dec: Dakota Jim’s Old Time Jazz Revue

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.

2014-12-01T20:05:00+00:00
Monday
1

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.

2014-11-30T19:00:00+00:00
Sunday
30

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, double bass, guitar and cajon. Formed only two years ago, they have already performed at Glastonbury Festival, London Southbank Centre, The Great Escape and the Indig02. Their virtuosic musicianship and dynamic arrangements fuse to create a truly spectacular live show, they’re a brilliant live act.

Storywheel are an acoustic oud (the Arabian lute) duo formed in 2013 by oud players and singers Patricia de Mayo and Keith Clouston. Drawing on world music influences from the Middle East and North and West Africa, as well as folk music of the British Isles, Storywheel create a unique and coherent fusion. Their original songs explore the personal and political dilemmas of the contemporary world, while at the same time, their new and surprising arrangements of traditional folksongs highlight parallels with the past.

http://www.storywheelmusic.com/listen.html

To begin our sunday session Victoria Hume (with cello accompaniment) performs a set of beautifully cerebral folk-pop with elements of contemporary art music, finely crafted and delicately observational in its execution.

2014-11-29T21:30:00+00:00
Saturday
29

Bristol based seven piece Lounge Cat Ideals bring a sophisticated pizazz to the Glad’s Saturday night stage. A seven piece Gypsy swing band, they combine Benny Goodman inflected clarinet with Django inspired guitar lines, swinging percussion and rattling ivories, all topped off with sparkling female vocals. We’re going for the decadent cafe vibe tonight, the tables and chairs will be kept in, the lights will be low, the candles will be on- a free drink to whoever has the heaviest mascara and the longest cigarette holder…

Lounge Cat Ideals onstage at 9.30 pm

2014-11-26T20:15:00+00:00
Wednesday
26

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.

Tonight we have Red Dog, a trio featuring fine harmony vocals, mandolin and resonator guitars. The resonator, or dobro, guitar originates in America in the 1920′s, and is an acoustic guitar notable for it’s ornate metal frontage (the resonator) instead of the regular wooden sound board. Often used with a slide, they were hugely popular in country blues, bluegrass and country music, and were originally designed to be louder than regular acoustic guitars, which were overwhelmed by horns and percussion instruments in dance orchestras. Expect a selection of old-time country and blues soaked americana from Red Dog this evening..

Two sets, 8.30 pm & 9.30 pm

2014-11-25T21:00:00+00:00
Tuesday
25

Featuring the Glad’s very own Danny DeCourtelle (Moon Music Orchestra) on bass, purveyors of Cosmic Country Panama Red play a monthly Tuesday night residency thoughout November.

Panama Red onstage at 9.00 pm