Glastonbury Gig Guide W/C 16th November 17
Welcome to the 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
Glastonbury Carnival- Saturday 18th NovemberWell not a gig as such but this fantastic event will bring music, dance and colour to Glastonbury. For those who have never seen the carnival before this isn’t like the one in your town with a few kids on the back of a tractor trailer and endless cars and vans with local businesses written on them.
You will be blown away by the spectacle and unbelievable work and effort that has gone into these wonderful displays. If you have been before I can’t really say anything else but enjoy the party.
A Jazzy Bon Voyage Party- Hawthorns Hotel
Thursday 16th November
This monthly Jazz Session will be combined with a Bon Voyage party for Manon...as she will be travelling to Thailand, Australia and New Zealand over the winter.
Brakeman and Friends: A gig for the Water Protectors-The King Arthur
An evening of great live music with mystery guests to support the front line against the water polluters. To come together in awareness of our earth's sacred waters, our strength is in community and our community sends its light to the like-minded souls protecting our planet.
Friday 17th NovemberMagic Bus- The King Arthur
ProgPsychedelic delights from Totnes's favourite space elfs. £5 o.t.d £3 cons.
Wildwood Jack- Hawthorns Hotel
Wildwood Jack are a unique acoustic guitar and ukulele duo from Kent in the UK. Their melodic songs blend the acoustic guitar and ukulele with outstanding fingerstyle playing drawing influences from folk, americana and world music. They embrace the troubadour lifestyle and spend large parts of the year touring across the UK, Europe and New Zealand.
'Wildwood Jack' is their name for the independent spirit of music that knows no boundaries. Their wide repertoire draws from an eclectic songbook as well as instrumentals and heart warming original songs.
Lime of Your Life - Glastonbury Carnival After Party- Bocabar/ Red Brick
Saturday 18th November
LIME OF YOUR LIFE is back again, bringing fun limes and pineapple time. Expect Bass Heavy Carnival music from all around the world on the night of the world famous Glastonbury Carnival!!
Glastonbury Carnival after party in aid of refugee community kitchen. They serve 2700 hot meals a day to refugees in Calais and Dunkirk all through donations. Come have a guilt free party. All proceeds go to them! Get your waggle on!
SEROCEE: Legendary UK / Jamaica mic man, selector and carnival king! The big man Serocee will be bringing the vibes from his legendary worldwide club night "Rum n Bass" to Glastonbury Carnival!
DJ DUB BOY: The bossman behind one of Bristol's longest running club nights "Ruffnek Discotek", Dub Boy has rocked parties all over Europe with his unique blend of party sounds from all over the world.
JUS NOW (DJ set): Glastonbury local boy Sam Interface, aka Snøw, and one half of transatlantic carnival powerhouse's Jus Now, will be coming back to his home town to bring the Carnival sounds!
BABYLON UPRISING: Local selectors also known as the BRSS and the men behind the amazing Babylon Uprising stage at Glastonbury festival will be getting your feet moving with their infectious global sounds.
Tickets £8 adv; £10 otd
Glastonbry Carnival-See above
Sunday 19th NovemberThe Crystal Jacqueline Band- The King Arthur
Crystal Jacqueline has fronted many bands along the way, Burning Ice, Hot Spice and Daylights Burning amongst them. She has sung on four different continents and appeared on Arabic Videos, West Country TV and many radio stations. She is also the singer and keyboardist with The Honey Pot.
Blues Jam-Hawthorns Hotel
The Historic Blues Jam
Tuesday 21st NovemberOpen 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).
Wednesday 22nd NovemberOpen Mic-The King Arthur
Imprints are an act that have really kicked on after winning the Underdog Final just over a year ago. They are now a sought-after act to play festivals all over the country and had an amazing year topped off at Boomtown with their show there.
After a month off following a busy summer Imprints played their first gig in Bristol for a while and this was a Friday night headline slot at the Exchange. It was very busy with a great crowd and Imprints gave the crowd a great workout with their relentless folk/pirate /punk. A full hour and ¾ set was stunning and included many favourites like Pirates and Thieves and Ravens plus many new songs. A fantastic gig which left many of the crowd crawling out on their hands and knees.
We spoke to Imprints here:
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. Please keep in mind this gig is on during the Frost Fayre weekend so will so out so we recommend you buy your tickets ASAP.
Saturday 20th January- Neville Staple and Flipron Gig for Mind-The Bocabar
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.
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. Over the Bocabar, Assembly Rooms, King Arthur, Hawthorns Hotel, Glastonbury Football Club and Riflemans Arms.
Newly announced are Banco De Gaia (DJ set), Bristol reggae veterans Talisman, Monarks, Lonely Tourist, Jack By The Hedge, In Brackets, Liquid State, Toby Marks [Banco De Gaia] and Andrew Heath ambient set with visuals from Patrick Dunn, Tom Clements, We Merry Kings, Marsh Fires, Village Hall Feedback, 2Drunk2Funk, Brave Ones, Steve Henderson, Papa John, Minor Works Unit, and Mark Kelly.
They join the previously announced acts which include Leylines, Moody Will and the Roll, Port Erin, Foreign Correspondence, View From The Beach, Sean McGowen, PG Haze, Moonwatcher, Dave Beech, Hoodoo Dub, Invisble Gem., and many more
Recommended out of town
Thursday 16th NovemberNicholson Heal // Vinegar // Dragoman // DJ Nino-Mr Wolfs-Bristol
Nicholson Heal leads a brass-wielding six-piece of the same name. Performing in and around the West Country, the group is a mainstay of festivals like Dot to Dot and Harbourside Fest with support slots including MONEY, Dent May and Lanterns on the Lake.
Nic and the band have carved out a reputation for crafting hook-laden songs that also boast depth and subtlety. Sonic similarities include Elliott Smith, My Morning Jacket, M Ward and Beirut.
DJ Nino on till late
£3 / £4 OTD
Friday 17th November
The Cactus Blossoms w/ support from Mark J.Lee - Hy Brasil - Bristol
The Cactus Blossoms bring a new energy and vitality to a classic sound with their blood harmonies and instantly memorable songs — they’re often compared to the Everly Brothers. Rolling Stone writes, “there’s no getting around it: You’re Dreaming is pretty damn dreamy” and Garden & Gun magazine says, “the brothers’ transcendent harmonies shine throughout and the slippery, spooky guitar work gives You’re Dreaming a stamp of authenticity, despite hailing from the frozen tundra of the North Star State.
Featured performing their song “Mississippi” live at the Bang Bang Bar on the third episode of Twin Peaks, the band premiered their own video for the song with NPR’s All Songs TV. Filmed in the icy waters of their native Minnesota, the band's haunting, reverb-drenched harmonies and the song's subject matter -- the protagonist makes a jump into the cold, dark waters of the Mississippi -- "perfectly captures the strange unease and surreal mystery Twin Peaks is known for"(NPR). The track appears on their debut Red House album, You’re Dreaming, and is also featured on the Twin Peaks soundtrack due out September 8.
The Cactus Blossoms and their band have been touring hear and abroad this summer, including an appearance at London’s Hyde Park (with Kings of Leon) as well as festival dates.
Mark J. Lee is a Country singer, guitar player and producer from South Devon UK. Inspired by classic country sounds from Nashville to Bakersfield with a style that is both original and in step with the golden era of country songwriting.
As well as taking cues from Willie Nelson, Gram Parsons, Buck Owens and Hank Williams Snr. he reaches further to the writings of Leonard Cohen, Ernest Hemmingway and Kurt Vonnegut for thematic and poetic guidance. The result is a clear and distinct voice laced with hope, humour and a cathartic cynicism that stands apart from the industry approved themes we have grown to accept from this end of the musical spectrum.
Mark J. Lee honed his trademark laconic delivery and self effacing onstage humour through ten years of performing across the UK and Europe with Howlin' Lord the country,psyche-rock,boogie,garage band he fronted alongside working with other country and rock'n'roll acts in and around his adopted home of Bristol on guitar and piano or as a cowriter and producer.
More recently Mark J. Lee collaborated with production duo The Insects on a version of trad folk song 'A Lyke Wake Dirge' for the soundtrack to the BBC drama series 'The Living and the Dead' hailed The Guardian as 'Our new National Anthem'.
Shawn James and The Shapeshifters/ The Thatchers - The Cobblestones- Bridgwater
Shawn James & The Shapeshifters are a 5 piece heavy blues rock band from Fayetteville, Arkansas. Their brand of hard hitting electrified dirty delta blues rock combined with Shawn's soulfully roaring vocals make for an intense listening experience whether playing the records or seeing them live.
With their busy tour schedule, you can catch them playing festivals and shows all over the world or hear their music featured on Discovery Channel, NBC, and other media platforms.
The Thatchers With their very well received debut album 'Whiskey Tales' released in 2015
alongside a very ambitious UK tour, which saw them play alongside some legendary acts and perform at high status venues, it is very clear that this band are set on making themselves heard.
In 2016 the band continued with on going touring duties while hitting the studio in August to record their four track EP 'Fall From Grace' which was released in December of that year.
All Roads Lead To Frome 2017 - Free Entry Winter Edition- Cheese and Grain- Frome
Saturday 18th November
Billy Pettinger (Billy The Kid)
+ 4 more TBA
The Grain Bar - The Cheese and Grain
Scaling down a little from the normal all dayer format All Roads Lead To Frome returns for a special night on our "I Knew Frank Turner Before He Was Famous" stage.
We present a night of the best acoustic acts the scene has to offer including a very special headliner from across the pond.
We are delighted to say that the incredible Billy Pettinger (AKA Billy The Kid) will be headlining this free entry event.
For those of you don't know Billy is an incredible singer songwriter from Canada now based in America. Previous UK tours have seen her tour with the likes of Against Me, Frank Turner, Chuck Regan and Northcote. This is one of only 5 UK shows, Billy's last show in the UK was in 2014 playing XFM's Winter Wonderland with Billy Bragg, Catfish & The Bottlemen, The Horrors, Frank Turner & Royal Blood at Brixton Academy! Suffice to say this a rare chance to catch Billy, especially in such an intimate setting!
We can also announce the first two supports both of whom played the first ever All Roads event back in August 2016. Frome's very own Henry Wacey & the incredible Restless Wrestler
4 more acts including the main support still to be announced!