Category Forthcoming events


joe and nia

Joe Strouzer sings songs from his travels from Newcastle to New Orleans and a hell of a lot of places in between. His driving resonator guitar is coupled with true harmonica voodoo, peppered with a rich history of blues.
Young Welsh artist Nia Wyn has a voice that could cut through solid steel, and leave the metal scars lace lined, wielding that resonator guitar like an axe against the world around her.

Nia and Joe started a musical dialogue over a year ago which continues to grow and develop. Join them at The Gladstone for a night of rare old blues and bold original songs.



Pleased to announce that we have the fantastic Dom Pipkin on our house piano tonight.

The Dr.John of South East London……amazng

“Solo outing with all the joy and fire of blues and New Orleans piano played solo at one of my absolute favourite pub venues. Real piano, great room, see you there!”



A SuperGlad double bill nonetheless

Two briliant bands tonight

Jack Joseph Band – 9pm

Jack Joseph Band are a south London based four piece that have been described as Americana influenced electric folk. Sounds fair I guess, I hear elements of The Band or CSNY.
None of these influences stop them delivering their songs with originality and excellent musicianship.

Hoatzin – 10pm

This Brixton based alt rock outfit play brooding, twisting and melodious songs of confusion, dissapointment, reason and hope.
Members include Jim Willis on vocals, Colin Somervill on bass, Kit Joliffe on drums andd simon Spreyer on keys.
Influences might include Talking heads, Radiohead, Brian Wilson and Morphin.



Wednesday 21st September

This monthly Delta Blues night gets better and better…

John Drain and Marco Farris deliver a blistering, hard, foot-stomping Delta Blues set.

Playing monthly and with occasional special guests from about 8pm at the biggest small venue in the world.

We are proud to have these guys as regulars at The Glad.




Garance & The Mitochondrie
Garance Louis is a song writer and accordionist from rural southern France.
Her band “The Mitochondrie” are a rag tag ensemble of gifted rougues she aquired from the street corners of London. Together they make a very beautiful,quirky and rickety musical family coming from an old cabaret. They mix destroyed dynamics and unexpected changes with traditional folkloric styles…
You could call it a kind of “dirty tango, rock n roll, post-musette, tramp jazz, progressive gypsy…” Or give up on generic descriptions and just experience the band and their music!

Seafoxes play a special brand of folk-inflected, intimate dream-pop, evoking the lush, soft sound of Espers with a fierce individuality and genuineness. The band is an art-music collaboration based in the former docklands of East London. The members are a group of friends hailing from Norway, Scotland, England and Poland, who formed the band together in early 2015. Their music (created by Karina, Yvonne and Jane) features ethereal vocal harmonies and bewitching violin instrumentals, while Karolina’s exquisite artwork is influenced by the diverse topics covered in the song lyrics. In summer 2016, multi-instrumentalist Will joined the band to add an extra musical dimension. Their debut 6-track mini-album ‘It’s probably nothing, but…was released on the 22nd July 2016.



Continuing our our monthly tribute to the sounds, smell and touch of vinyl.

Mark Ellis is a life long collector of rare, obscure and interesting records.

Spanning genres from Jazz and Latin to Blues and Ska expect some great sounds…



Louis Brennan (1)

Jake Watson
“Foot stomping old time performances taking a mixture of Jazz, Blues and Ragtime – it is safe to say that Jakes’ music is there to be enjoyed by the young, the old, the rich or the poor, or anybody who just loves to stamp there feet and have a ho-down.”

Jeremy Tuplin
A singer-songwriter from the West Country where he cut his musical teeth at intimate venues and folk clubs around Somerset. Now based in London but gigging all around the UK, his songs explore themes of romance, humour and adventure and more with soul-baring honesty. An insightful lyricist whose truly original story songs are infused with folk, indie and Americana influences to name a few, combining to create a unique sound defined by a distinctive, deep vocal.



Ye shall know the Tooth, and the Tooth shall make you free.

Bobby J created Hot Teeth as a way to finally set free the weirdly dark and loping funk which has haunted his every waking moment.

After experimenting with what feels like a hundred different Hot Teeth line-ups The Teeth have finally been stripped right back to it’s bare rattling bones.

John Drain is our very own Delta Blues Man and will start the night by taking you deep down into the swamp with some hard hitting, foot stomping voodoo blues.


A Jewel in our crown

A regular and brilliant night at The Glad

This long running event is a jewel in our crown.

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, usually but not always the superb Will Scott on Clarinet.


Dai & the Ramblers

It’s amazing to be having a beer at the bar while this lot launch into a version of Horace Silver’s ‘Song For My Father’.
Dai is a real soul man and he delivers Etta James and Ray Charles numers with ease…..anyway, why not just come and see and hear for yourself.

Dai & The Ramblers playa unique blend of honest-to-goodness and soulful roots music, twisted folk and gonzo jazz.

Not to be missed!!

Music from 8.30pm.

Free entry.