Category Forthcoming events

2014-07-30T19:00:00+00:00
Wednesday
30

We’ve got the legendary Coal Porters playing a secret warm-up gig The Glad on Wednesday 30th July, you definitely don’t want to miss this one!

“Not your average fish & chips bluegrass, the Coal Porters have expanded their music with broad strokes and fearless execution.”
Chris Hillman (Byrds/Flying Burrito Bros)

“Sid Griffin was playing Americana long before it was called that with his Long Ryders and his pioneering spirit lives on in his work with the Coal Porters.”
Billy Bragg

Alt-Bluegrass kings The Coal Porters are led by Sid Griffin (founding member of The Long Ryders) and Neil Robert Herd. In 1998 Griffin produced Lindisfarne’s Here Comes The Neighborhood album and upon completion of that album, Lindisfarne so inspired Griffin he purchased a mandolin. With Griffin on Bill Monroe styled mandolin, the Paul Fitzgerald on five string banjo, Neil Robert Herd on flatpickin’ guitar, psych-pop hero Tali Trow on bass and fiddler Kerenza Peacock sawin’ away on the strings the acoustic Coal Porters were born. Over an eight album career they have collaborated with legends such as Richard Thompson, Chris Hillman and Tim O’Brien, and have included in their ranks members of The Kinks, Dr Feelgood, and the High Llamas. Their latest release, Find The One was produced by British folk-rock legend John Wood, the man behind the early classic LPs by Fairport Convention, Nick Drake and later on recording both Squeeze and Beth Orton- they’ve recently performed on NPR’s Weekend Edition in the USA and recorded a live session for Whispering Bob Harris on BBC Radio 2. We’re absolutely thrilled to have them here, make sure you get here early to catch what promises to be a very special evening.

2014-07-27T20:30:00+00:00
Sunday
27

The Magnetic Mind formed in early 2011, brought together by a shared love of 60s garage and psychedelic music. Their early demos caught the ear of White Stripes/Tame Impala producer Liam Watson, who agreed to produce their debut single at the legendary Toe Rag Studios. The single came out on UK indie label Heavy Soul 45s on May 14th 2012, and received airplay on XFM, BBC 6 Music, as well as chalking up some great reviews from Shindig!, Louder Than War, and The Active Listener. The band have just recently put out a download-only single, ‘Stay Away From the Door’, and are working on their debut LP.

The Magnetic Mind onstage at 9.45 pm

2014-07-27T19:00:00+00:00
Sunday
27

Lindsay West is a south-London based singer and songwriter who has played and written with bands including the Nextmen and Matthew and the Atlas and is part of the alt-folk band Love.Stop.Repeat. Her influences come from the bare-all romanticism of Joni Mitchell, the story telling of Tracy Chapman and the eccentric playfulness of Kate Bush, and fits comfortably in the company of the likes of Feist, Regina Spektor, Laura Veirs and Cat Power.

Lindsay West onstage at 9.15 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

2014-07-26T20:15:00+00:00
Saturday
26

Sat 26 July: The Magnetic Mind

The Magnetic Mind formed in early 2011, brought together by a shared love of 60s garage and psychedelic music. Their early demos caught the ear of White Stripes/Tame Impala producer Liam Watson, who agreed to produce their debut single at the legendary Toe Rag Studios. The single came out on UK indie label Heavy Soul 45s on May 14th 2012, and received airplay on XFM, BBC 6 Music, as well as chalking up some great reviews from Shindig!, Louder Than War, and The Active Listener. The band have just recently put out a download-only single, ‘Stay Away From the Door’, and are working on their debut LP.

The Magnetic Mind onstage at 9.45 pm

2014-07-23T19:30:00+00:00
Wednesday
23

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.

Ben Somers, a member of Bluegrass favorites the Absentees, has played with everyone from Dr John to Dizzee Rascal and Seal, and tonight he’s joined by Paddy Milner on honky-tonk piano. Milner is winner of the 2012 best keyboard player in the British Blues Awards, and is a member of the legendary Jack Bruce’s band. He has played with everyone from Joss Stone and Rumer to Dave Gilmore, and is a founder member of Ronnie Scott’s Blues Explosion. To say these two have pedigree isa n understatement! Tonight we’ll have two sets of New Orleans and Honkytonk classics, starting at 8.30 pm.

Ben Somers and Paddy Milner will play two thirty minute sets, one at 8.30 and one at 9.30

2014-07-20T19:00:00+00:00
Sunday
20

Son of Kirk mix the purest of fiddle folk tones with intricate contemporary drum rhythms, sweeping cello accompaniment and syncopated guitar lines. Four part harmonies create overlapping vocal threads,inspired by tribal and folk traditions. If DJ Shadow played drums in an acoustic folk group, it would be Son of Kirk. Great musicianship, soaring vocals and gorgeously accessible songs with a fine sense of melody make for a strikingly original folk ensemble.

Son of Kirk onstage at 9.15 pm

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 swooping. layered vocals and intricate guitar playing.

The Red Space Trio onstage at 8.15 pm

2014-07-19T19:30:00+00:00
Saturday
19

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, double 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

Hailing from South-East England, Matt Pound & Lt.Leek are a six piece alt.country group. Lyrically bittersweet and melodically pure, the songs embrace both British and American Folk traditions, combining them with a contemporary indie edge- this is their first time playing The Glad, an exciting new addition to our Saturday line ups!

Lieutenant Leek onstage at 9.00 pm

2014-07-16T19:30:00+00:00
Wednesday
16

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- below is a youtube clip featuring Rob Ickes, one of the finest exponents of contemporary resonator guitar playing.

Red Dog will play two thirty minute sets, one at 8.30 and one at 9.30

2014-07-13T19:00:00+00:00
Sunday
13

The biggest game in football, kicking off at 8.00 pm- come down and get yourself a comfy seta, settle down, and let the drama unfold!

2014-07-12T19:45:00+00:00
Saturday
12

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

Murphy’s lore play hi octane fiddle led folk with a punk attitude. Refrence points are The Pogues and The Men They Couldn’t Hang…

Murphy’s Lore onstage at 9.00 pm