Glastonbury Gig Guide W/C 23rd 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.
Apologies this is also the week we bring in that swear word Christmas…
Gig of the week
Glastonbury Frost Fayre- Saturday 25th NovemberThe Glastonbury Frost Fayre is An Extravaganza of Seasonal Magnificence When Our Community comes together to Celebrate'Peace and Goodwill to All' at this Festive Time of Year.
Stalls and Late night shopping. 10.00am until 7.00pm
140 Frost Fayre stalls,
15 Farmers Market Stalls,
Also, Christmas Markets in The United Reformed Church and St Benedicts, St Johns'Churches..
Other Attractions include:
Father Christmas and his helper Fairies and Elves will be visiting with their special magic and can be found in the United Reformed Church on the High Street where the children can talk to him about their Christmas Stockings...
All day buskers and live street entertainment
Live Performances at The Melodrome Stage which will be at the top of the High Street again this year.
The Glastonbury FM Radio Stage will be situated outside St Dunstans' House by the Town Hall again and the Glastonbury Male Voice Choir will be enertaining us there around 12noon.
The Childrens Area will also be there...
The magnificent Vintage Vehicles of Yester-Year will one again gather in St Dunstans' Car Park for inspection.
Stangers Horse Drawn Stage will be outside The King Arthur again.
Hawthorns will have a Stage in Northload St.
Musicians will also be performing festive music and song at two 'Busk Stops' outside , (one St. John's Church and the other outside the old Boots shop opposite the Market Cross) and also around the Christmas Tree.
Glastonbury's own newly formed Town Band will be performing for the very first time at The Frost Fayre in St Johns Churchyard, where they will be enthralling us with 'A Christmas Concert'. later moving to the Market Place, for the Blessing and 'turning on of the Lights of the Town's Christmas Tree at approx 5.00 pm to 5.30pm..GMT (Glastonbury Maybe time!)Thursday 16th November
The Melodrome Stage
12.45 Oska Zaky Band
Oska is a young singer song writer, supporting himself with an electro acoustic guitar.
His love of music came from knowing he wanted to play from a very young age started on the violin aged 4 being inspired by seeing Nigel Kennedy at the Glastonbury Extravaganza. Oska now plays double bass. Oska learnt the guitar to support his singing late 2014 and now actively writes and mixes his own tracks.
13.30 Laylet Amar Arabic Music & Dance Ensemble
Laylet Amar Ensemble was originally created in September 2015 for a Gaia's Union Refugee Fundraise
14.15 Cousins, Brothers, Twins
Cousins that are brothers and twins, only in Glastonbury…
15.00 September Son
September Son are a Somerset based band who play original music influenced by Briticana, roots, southern rock, alternative country,gospel, blues .
15.45 Jim Killeen & Guests
Acoustic, Indian influenced music
16.45 Animal Krackers
Jazz Swing Hokum 'Billy Band
17.15 Mark Speed
17.45 Two Thirds Visible
2/3 of Invisible Gem
The Fringe stage at Glastonbury Frost Fayre 2017- Hawthorns HotelRunning from midday to 6.30pm. Come and find the team at the end of Northload street and watch some quality music.
The set times are as follows:
12:00 Jamuna the bardic groover
12:35 Shaun Ryan Buxton
13:10 David 9 Lunas
See further Down
13:45 Jack Fox-williams
Talented young musician, once winner of the GFM Songwriting final
5 piece alt Acoustic rock band from South West England
15:15 Liam Howard
This is the solo project by Liam Howard from Truthseekers whose new album Bee is out now
16:00 Invisible Gem
World music trio featuring Voice,Violin,Piano,Guitar and Percussion.
Bringing your heartbeat to the dance!
17:00 Chloë Warren Music
Singer Songwriter & Keyboard player from Somerset
17:35 Van Buxton Music
Sangers stage show at Glastonbury frost fayre- King Arthur
In this order
Crumbs Magic Show
Robyn Wallis Johnson
The Hedge Inspectors
Acoustic noise makers, Jam starters, Fun Raisers, collecting money for the MSSocietyUK
Probably one of the best Double Bass and Ukulele Punk Rock covers band in the South West of England!
A bombastic blend of bodacious bunk, a raucous blend of bubbling music from around the disc
The Hedgerow Crawlers
Blackmax and The Pirates
A 5 piece band anchored in Oxfordshire, we do a mix of SKA, Punk, Rock covers and their own tunes, a few modern ditties get thrown into the mix as well
Blasting out an infectiously ramshackle and raucous wall of sound, One Eyed God are a 5 piece combo and have been a regular fixture on the festival circuit since forming in 2011. Fusing punky ska, reggae and dub with sax driven melodies and balkan bouzouki licks, the music embodies the carnival atmosphere of a festival with lyrics showcasing both life's reality, surreality and absurdity.
The band have gained a reputation and following as an energetic live act on the UK DIY festival scene. Their focus on stage craft and performance and their belief that the crowd are as integral to a show as the band is what drives the energy. This hasn't stopped them releasing three studio albums since forming, the last of which was 2015's "The First and Last Freedom", with a new album planned for 2018.
2017 saw many festival highlights including sets at Boomtown Fair, Bearded Theory, Equinox and Feral Fest in the UK, as well as European shows including Earthshaker and Festival le Sun de Porte-Voix.
GFM Stage-outside St Dunstan's House12:00 Glastonbury Men’s’ Choir
12:35 Cousins Brothers, Twins
13:10 Dave Beach
Singer songwriter musician artist actor filmmaker record producer record label manager creative solutions consultant freelance project worker learning support officer and parent.healer.related to jeremy hoob from yellow submarineland.
13:55 Bad Cowboys
Veterans of the local Glastonbury music scene, Steve Bilsborough and John Carroll have developed a country influenced acoustic sound. Their close harmonies and catchy tunes are full of poignant, satirical and sometimes humorous lyrics, and contain such obscure subject matter as: superheroes, corporate takeovers, scrabble, and also the now infamous song about the town of “Street”.
14:40 ZZ Birmingham
The inimitable, charismatic and charming Arthur and his band play some of the best blues.
15:25 John Lime
Musician & DJ.
16:10 John Ross
Bristol based singer songwriter with an environmental edge. Covering contemporary acoustic to electric jazz.
Friday 24th NovemberJashwha Moses- The Riflemans Arms
Enjoy yourself with some sweet SKA vibes!
VINYL Frontier-The King Arthur
DJ Dr Amaqueen- Get amongst a large selection of the Dr.s vinyl..,you select 50p=2trax,.the ever popular Vinyl Frontier pop up party in the main bar
Saturday 25th NovemberGlastonbury Frost Fayre- The whole town
Orange Dog presents Gaz Brookfield, Chris Webb, Bob Gallie- The Hawthorns Hotel
Often playing as many as 200 gigs a year, Gaz Brookfield's relentless and never-ending tour schedule takes him to every corner of the country and beyond. The last few years saw Brookfield play at over 100 UK festivals, including Glastonbury, Beautiful Days, Bearded Theory and many more, firmly cementing him as a festival favourite.
Gaz Brookfield's latest studio album I Know My Place is out now, available on CD, limited edition 12" Vinyl and digitally from Bandcamp.
All of Gaz's previous albums are available digitally on Bandcamp, iTunes, Amazon and many other digital outlets.
Fingerstyle modern folk singer playing high-tempo, upbeat originals. Between 2011 and 2017 Chris has recorded 5 full-length albums in addition to various other EPs and has received many radio plays and festival slots.
Bob is a Singer/Songwriter originally from South Wales but now residing in Somerset.
His unique vocal talent for live performances has brought him many fans over the Festival Circuit and he continues to write songs that touch people in many ways . One time Lead Vocalist for well known NWOHM Guitarist Brian Tatler from " Diamond Head ".....Bob has returned to his Folk roots and is making his mark within the South West Music Community and further afield .....a well known musician who now lives in Glastonbury summed up Bob in a few lines.
A man a guitar a voice and a song.....check him out !
Tickets are £10 in advance or £13 on the door...will sell out
Mr Tea and the Minions + Dj Dr Amaqueen- Bocabar/ Red Brick
Cheeky Balkan Party music! Gypsy flavoured Ska, Dub and Swing with an infusion of soulful melodies and cheeky Eastern riffs. On a mission to spread fun, cheekiness and crazy dancing to audiences everywhere, with their brand of Gypsy flavoured party music to put a smile on your face and your knees up in the air! The Minions erupted onto the UK scene from summer 2014 onwards with highlights being Boomtown festival and Croatia’s Goulash Disko Festival, as well as many crazy gigs all over the UK! The 6 members all have great chemistry that comes from strong friendship and passion for the music they write and play together!
The Rhythm Collective- King William
Sunday 26th November
Invisible Gem- King Arthur
Blues Jam-Hawthorns Hotel
The Historic Blues Jam
Tuesday 28th 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 29th NovemberOpen Mic-The King Arthur
Future tickets on sale
New Years EveUK:ID presents New YEARS EVE at The King Arthur
Neon Apocalyptic madness is gonna go down this New Years Eve!!! Come one, come all and witness in the new year with a fantastic mixed blend of musical talent, all contained in a crazy transformed room at The King Arthur. This is one event not to be missed.
Remember people dress to impress... in a Neon Apocalyptic kind of way... Best dressed person wins a free UK:ID T. Go crazy with this :)
DJ NLBeCool - 12pm - 1am
UK:ID - 11:10pm - 11:55pm
These Septic Stars - 10:05pm - 10:50pm
Oska Zaky - 9:20pm - 9:50pm
Tickets: £7 Adv - Available at The King Arthur £10 OTD
New Year's Spectacular. Swampgrass, Marsh Fires, Steve Henderson- Hawthorns Hotel
See in 2018 dressed in your finest 1920s outfit, sipping prohibited liquor and dancing until your limbs fall off. Prizes for best dressed and spot prizes all night. Expect blues, Swing and a whole lot of fun.
Music from Swampgrass, Marsh Fires & Steve Henderson with late night electro swing to keep you dancing.
An evening finger buffet is included in the ticket price.
Purchase your ticket before December 1st to be in the draw to win a dinner for two at The Hawthorns.
Advance tickets are £10 and have sold out the last two years so don't expect any door sales.
If there are any tickets on the door they will be £15.
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
Saturday 25th November
Recommended out of town
Daria Kulesh with Jonny Dyer & Vicki Swan- Cotleigh Brewery, Wiveliscombe, TA4 2RE
With her striking voice and strong Russian and Ingush heritage, “bold, exotic, impressive” Daria Kulesh is a rising star and a unique character on the UK folk scene.
Daria’s intrepid quest to explore her family roots in the new solo album Long Lost Home has led her from the folk clubs of Hertfordshire to the mountains of Caucasus; from Cadogan Hall to Gradsky Hall in Moscow. The album has enjoyed rave reviews, described as “superb”, “10/10”, “remarkable”, “a masterpiece”, “a triumph”, “fascinating and enjoyable in equal measure” and has led to high profile live performances as well as TV appearances and national radio play.
At Cotleigh Brewery, Daria will be joined by brilliant multi-instrumentalists Jonny Dyer and Vicki Swan. When Vicki & Jonny's wonderful instrumental skills are combined with Daria's stunning voice and dramatic stage presence, warm humour and chemistry abound, taking the audience on a very special journey.
This performance is part of a tour to mark the launch of Daria's upcoming single Vasilisa -
Tickets: £10 from Wiveliscombe Post Office
or firstname.lastname@example.org or 07533881771
Monday 27th NovemberSongSmith w/ Nicky Coates/Simon Anning/Zendium Moon/David 9 Lunas- Mr Wolfs- Bristol
Nicky Coates - formerly Nicky Johns: The artist formerly known as Nicky Johns and as such the writer of two (at least …) of my top 100 Bristol tunes New York Sky and ‘The Man In the Parachute’ and the artists with the most shockingly overdue second album since The Stone Roses, to whit a follow up to ‘It’s The Quiet Ones You have to watch’
"Nicky Johns ... manages to avoid po-faced singer-songwriter cliché, and instead demonstrates an ease with rhyme and exudes the joy of doing it herself for the love of it." (Venue magazine)
Simon Anning: Singer songwriter who built a reputation as a hard playing performer barely in control of his own emotions, such is the intense passion he sings and plays with. His songs range from acoustic rock and roll to bare-boned tales of lost love and gutter dreams.
Since left his last band at the height of their popularity headlining festivals and sell-out shows across the southwest of England to ply his trade as a lone performer, Simon has supported The Drums, The Rifles, The Rumble Strips, Peter Grant and Sons and Daughters amongst others, as well as playing shows alongside Ellie Goulding and Ben Howard.
Simon 2015's Dot to Dot festival in Bristol and was a regular on the London circuit where he has headlined gigs at The Troubadour, The Half Moon, Proud Camden, and The Bedford.
Simon's songs 'Grace' and 'Tell Me It's Over' have been played by Radio 1, 6Music and XFM as he continues to push his growing reputation to the heights his songs.
This performance marks a long overdue return to performing his gritty, passionate, soulful songs.
Simon says .,,,, I feel it I write it I play it. Simple as that. I need my guitar and I just about need my microphone. It's been this way since I was 14. I've no early life dramas or struggles to manipulate. I'm just a thinker a part time loner and a fella who takes it in the heart occasionally. Community, choruses and making people feel good, happy and understood. None of us are alone once we realise we think the same way.
David 9 Lunas: a slightly hippier Hendrix. Describing himself as a singer- songwriter hardly does credit to what David 9 does. Steeped in hippy tradition, with a touch of rock ‘n’ roll, he has great charm, an innate niceness to his music, and is capable of some really sensitive and emotive writing.
There are definite touches of both Donovan and Marc Bolan in his music, but he also has a surreal side to his lyrics that genuinely brings a smile to your face.
Residing in the Bristol area and gigging regularly in the South West and London, he has been building a large following and his recent release, Mushroom Tea, shows his capabilities to a ‘T’. Andy Sniper
Zendium Moon: Gaby and Tim are Zendium Moon - vocals, guitar and a part-time drum machine that goes by the name of Romilly.
They met over a piano at a Bristol street-party during a late night drunken singsong in September 2015. An impulsive idea to form a band that evening quickly led from tentative early rehearsals to a sparky songwriting partnership and a realisation that they wanted to play to a bigger audience than Gaby's dog. They started performing in 2016 and recording songs for Soundcloud in Tim's home studio. Zendium Moon conjure up a dreamy melodic sound that weaves together indie, blues, folk and moody shoe-gaze influences over engaging, original lyrics.
Comments from 'Songwriter's Forum' include:
"A powerful, slightly melancholic majesty"
"So much word-play, rhyming and imagery all bundled up so nicely"
"Great lyrics- profound and thought provoking without being pretentious"