Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Glastonbury Gig Guide

Welcome to the first gig guide magazine for Glastonbury. My aim is to bring out a weekly event guide to cover upcoming gigs. We have an abundance of music in this town and events of excellent quality so I hope this is of use.

Gig of the week

A day long charity music event raising funds for Freddy's Fight For Life a young boy suffering from a very complicated heart condition and this event is to help raise money towards his operation in the US.
A cracking line up of some of the best local acts are set to play for free and there is a fantastic raffle with some great prizes. Please come along and support.
featuring live music from

September Son 10:00pm-11:00pm
September Son are a Somerset based band who play original music influenced by Briticana, roots, southern rock, alternative country,gospel, blues .
Nick Parker and the False Alarms 8:30pm-9:30pm
A fantastic musician with a Europe wide reputation whose latest album Besta Venya is receiving glowing reviews. Latest video:

Sharon Lazibyrd 7:30pm-8:15pm
 "I love her gorgeous folk" Chris Hawkins BBC 6 Music. Songwriter in Lazibyrd South West Music Awards best folk act 2013

Liam Howard 6:30pm-7:15pm
Front man from the Truthseekers who is also a real treat to see and listen to as a solo act. Expect soaring anthems.
The Legendary Snake Snake Snake 5:30pm-6:15pm
Snakesnakesnake are a musical Burrow hill-billy three piece from Somerset featuring guitar, banjo, melodica and cello.
Alex Hedley 4:30pm-5:15pm
Alex Hedley has spent his time since crafting a stunning set of evocative songs that recall the likes of John Martyn.

Nature's Cage 3:30pm-4:15pm
An acoustic 3 piece act
Andy Badman 2:45pm-3:15pm
One of the best Bluegrass guitarists in the South West.
Liam Goodman 2:00pm-2:30pm
Just a guy with a guitar. Folk music

Entry by donation.

Wednesday 1st November

Open Mic-All Souls Day-King Arthur
Come and celebrate life and death in this All Souls' Day open mic night.. bring songs, poems and any pics of loved ones !

Friday 3rd November

David 9 Lunas-Hawthorns Hotel
David 9 Lunas is both an accomplished singer/songwriter and guitarist. A hard core professional soloist, David’s material stretches from a raw bluesy feel through to the more elegant influence of the likes of Nick Drake and Roy Harper. His voice is hauntingly compelling and accompanied by his sophisticated guitar playing, simply demands attention! Out to promote his new album Universal Joy. Suggested Donation £3

The Jazz Defenders- Bocabar/Red Brick
Featuring some of Bristol’s finest players the line-up is Nick Dover (tenor saxophone), Nick Malcolm (trumpet), Matt Brown (drums), Will Harris (bass), and George Cooper (piano). The music that they produce together is a modern Soul Jazz slant on classic Hard Bop, effortlessly channelling the spirit of the golden Blue Note era of Jazz.
As session musicians in their own right, the five members of the band have worked with a variety of internationally acclaimed artists such as Nigel Kennedy, Massive Attack, Pee Wee Ellis, Andy Sheppard, Get The Blessing, Simon Spillet, Alan Barnes, Rodriguez & Nostalgia 77, as well as playing at venues including Ronnie Scott’s, The Jazz Cafe & The 606 Club.
7.30–11pm • Tickets: music only £5; music + table and mezze £14. Available in advance and on door. Booking advisable. T: 01458 440558 or email bocabarglastonbury@btconnect.com.

Diz Watson and the Doormen-The King Arthur
An evening of Boogie Woogie, swing, New Orleans, swamp & barrelhouse blues
Diz "honeybear" Watson.
International Boogie Woogie pianist and ACE Records recording artiste
£5 entry/ £3 concessions
Doors from 8.30pm

Saturday 4th November

From The Heart Charity All Day Music Extravaganza- Saturday 4th November at The Hawthorns Hotel
See above

The Backbeat Soundsystem, DJ Jah Harmony-Bocabar/Red Brick
In a UK reggae scene that has long eschewed bands in favour of sound systems, Backbeat Soundsystem are a different beast, bringing eight musicians to the stage. While many of their peers are slavish in their attempt to recreate an authentic Jamaican-leaning sound, Backbeat Soundsystem are not afraid to go in totally different directions, pulling in influences from all across the music spectrum, to create their vision of modern reggae. Dean and Adjua effortlessly tear up the stage with lush harmonies, soaring melodies and natural born chemistry. This combined with a flawless horn section and undeniable groove leaves the audience mesmerised by their show stopping performance. Bringing an electronic flavour to the mix, with dub effects, sirens and live analog synthesiser, Backbeat Soundsystem remind the world that dub reggae is at the forefront of dance music culture.
8pm-1am • Early Bird Tickets have now sold out • Advance tickets, £7, now available

Charity event! All proceeds to www.k9.org and "care for dogs" charity
Tickets available on the door £8 or at www.bristolticketshop.co.uk

Touch the Earth -The Assembly Rooms Glastonbury 
An Evening of Music, Songs and Chants Honouring the Ancestors, Celebrating and Dancing with the spirit of the Hearth fire that brings us together. Adults £8.00 Children.£3.50-

Rig at the Rifes-Riflemans Arms
Flatline returns once again to the Rifleman’s Arms in Glastonbury to bring you another insight into the sounds of the underground.
 From Jungle, D&B, liquid to Dark Rollers, providing you with a full spectrum of drum and bass from some of the South Wests uprising producers and DJ's.
 We're taking this opportunity to set the fires going in advance for Guy Fawkes night.

Sunday 5th November

Live music and reading of The Inner Sense of Trees- Pendragon House Glastonbury
Blues Jam-Hawthorns Hotel
The legendary and bonkers blues jam.

Monday 6th November

Free Bluegrass Session-The King Arthur

Tuesday 7th November

Open Mic- Hawthorns Hotel
The seemingly unstoppable Glastonbury Open Mic night is on every week at Hawthorns Hotel in Glastonbury. Sign up at 8pm and perform somewhere between 8.30 and 11pm (ish).


Neville Staple and Flipron Gig for Mind on Saturday 20th January.
Recently I spoke to Neville Staple, Christine Staple, Joe Atkinson and Jesse about the upcoming gig that has just been announced for the Mind Charity in Glastonbury. We are really fortunate to have two acts in the ex-Special Neville Staple and his band plus Flipron playing in Glastonbury early next year.
Judging by the set that I saw the Neville Staple Band play in a sold out Bristol show we should see plenty of classic ska songs and many Specials favourites along with tracks off of their latest album The Return of Judge Roughneck. There will be plenty of shouts of Rude Boy and full on dancing as the band will create a full on party for all of those that attend.
Flipron last headlined Night at the Abbey in Glastonbury where they entertained with a greatest hits set and were thoroughly enjoyable in the rain. Just don’t press that red button.



Future tickets on sale

Saturday 25th November- Gaz Brookfield-Hawthorns Hotel
A massive festival favourite comes to Glastonbury to play in what will be a sold out show

Saturday 24th February- Glastonbury Calling
Popular Glastonbury Festival in Glastonbury which sold out last year have a limited number of discounted tickets on sale now.

Recommended out of town

Thursday 4th November-Siblings of Us- Mr Wolfs Bristol
Bristol Electronic Duo Siblings Of Us, introduce their new E.P 'Who Are We Anymore' for the first time live.
Synth Wave Rock Pop from Bristol UK. Inspired by huge 80s sounds mixed with a modern outtake on Popular rock and electric vibes.
Friday 3rd November Imprints Exchange Bristol
This gig is set to top off what's been a raucous and adventure-full 2017 so far including Boomtown, Fuelled By Cider Festivals and headlining the O2 Academy in Bristol in early Sept.

Sunday 5th November Daniel's Breakfast Club W/ Kate Gough-Daniel’s CafĂ© and Sandwich Bar Wells

This month they are welcoming Kate Gough to our monthly Breakfast Club event. Music starts at 11am, booking a table is highly recommended.

Any listings for next week or comments please DM me or email glastonburymerch@yahoo.co.uk

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