Glastonbury Gig Guide
W/C 30th 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.
Time for the Christmas party build up
Mr Keep Calms latest Christmas song
Gig of the week
Saturday 2nd December- Alex Roberts, PG Haze- Hawthorns HotelAlex Roberts is an artist who represents all the best aspects of the songwriter’s craft. A casual observer of the world that surrounds him, he draws on its roots, it’s past and present.
A story teller in the age-old tradition, a balladeer, poet and a writer of impressively prolific output, with four studio albums released, and his fifth entitled 'Love & Supernatural' due out in 2013.
His songs are shaped, sculpted and coloured by the myriad experiences of his life, from his time spent travelling and absorbing various cultures across Europe and the Indian subcontinent, to his reclusive lifestyle in a tepee.
His is a craft well learned, and invested with depths of emotion and empathy that are unique. Alex blends genres from baroque to blues, with a warm soulful voice, finger-style acoustic guitar, some fine lapsteel playing, bouzouki, and a stompbox to boot.
His writing is honest and direct, uncompromising but often edgy. On stage he threads themes and stories into a timeless and captivating web of song.
Popular Glastonbury based act who have even played at The Beautiful Days festival.
Thursday 30th NovemberGrant Sharky- Hawthorns Hotel
One man with a double bass and an agenda to tell the world what it often needs to be told, insightful, provocative lyrics to enlighten and entertain, beware he takes no prisoners and has been known to offend!
Bigfeat- The King Arthur
Rock and roll, rhythm and blues. Original music from Wales, Bigfeat put on a rip-roaring live show that'll leave you with tired feet, a full heart and a head full of tunes you won't be able to get rid of.
Friday 1st DecemberHouse Of Commoners- The King Arthur
House Of Commoners is a live hip-hop band consisting of Dis-Arm on Vocals, Dan Poole on Drums, Dominic Bell on Percussion, J-rokka on Bass/Vocals, Graham Warner on Trumpet, William Cartwright on Keys/Vocals, Kit Morgan on Guitar and Ian "Ninth' Miller on the cuts.
BOCA JAZZSESSION CHRISTMAS SPECIAL WITH SARAH GRFFITHS AND THE HOUSE JAZZ BAND- Bocabar/ Red Brick
Sarah sings all the jazz standards you know and love, making this a great evening. If you love jazz and great food then this is the place to be.
7.30-11pm • Tickets: music only £5; music + mezze £14
Shake the Tree- Hawthorns Hotel
A melodic Semi- Jangle alternative Sound
Redtail- The Riflemans Arms
Saturday 2nd DecemberAlex Roberts, PG Haze- Hawthorns Hotel
Cantaloop + Dj Squash- Bocabar/Red Brick
Cantaloop Midlands-based Funk Soul group that has already performed across Europe at such well-known festivals as Glastonbury and the Montreaux Jazz Festival. The group mixes a perfect blend of funk, soul, hip hop and R&B to create their own inimitable sound that has won them fans throughout the UK and Europe.
£5 ADV / £7 OTD
Zen Dub & Friends- The King Arthur
Kai Norton (Zen Dub) is a 22 year old Drum & Bass Producer/DJ based near Glastonbury in South West England. Producing for over 5 years, he has developed his own unique Zen style of Drum & Bass blending chilled & ambient sounds with upbeat rhythms and deep bass.
Mofuso- King Arthur
Sunday 3rd December
MoFuSo are a 7-piece band from Somerset specialising in Motown, Funk and Soul covers! They play a range of classic songs, instrumental pieces and less obvious numbers from the 60s, 70s and 80s.
Blues Jam-Hawthorns Hotel
The Historic Blues Jam
Tuesday 5th DecemberOpen 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 6th DecemberOpen 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.
Neville Staple and Flipron Gig for Mind-The Bocabar
Saturday 20th January
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 CallingPopular 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
Friday 1st DecemberREWS + Stone Cold Fiction- Mr Wolfs- Bristol
Rews // London / Belfast based high energy alternative rock pop duo consisting of songstress Shauna Tohill and vocalising beat-rocker Collette Williams. Together they are creating a genuine buzz on the UK/Irish music scene.
Rews have already been Huw Stephens “Pick of the Week” and played on Radio 1 and Radio 6, as well as all 38 local BBC Introducing shows. The pair have performed at a string of high profile festival performances including Glastonbury, Green Man & Kendal Calling to name but three.
Recently signed to Marshall Records, Rews are ready to bring their unique sound to stages around the world. Their aim is to inspire people to be who they are, dance, sing, have fun yet address those deep issues that people face in every day life. It might just be your medicine!
// Nominated for Planet Rock's "Best New Band" for 2017
// ‘Hooks that give you goose-bumps you could hang your hat off, adore this’ – Hot Press Magazine
// ‘This is good, this is really f*king good’ – CeolCaint.com
Stone Cold Fiction
Stone Cold Fiction burst out of Bath in 2015 and have been gaining some serious traction in the Bristol music scene ever since. Delivering a unique blend of thick, riff-infused Rock ‘n’ Roll in their trademark Psych-Blues fashion, here's what our press has to say:
// “The mechanically stomping psyche rock noise comes with angular shifting dynamics which shake you violently with each gear change” - Tap The Feed
// “This is rock music in its varying forms, all delivered in the manner in which you fling you head, tire your knees
and cathartically dispel memories of jilted exes, loathed jobs and overdue coursework” – Bristol Live Magazine
DJ Revrt spinning tunes till late
Saturday 2nd DecemberAnt Noel & The Peabody Drakes- Hornblotton Village Hall
Rambunctious folk-rock from one of Somerset's most in-demand acts, fusing foot-tapping Celtic, Klezmer and Americana with original tunes written by Ant Noel. At Hornblotton, Ant and the band will be exclusively playing a few songs from his upcoming new album (to be released in 2018). This will be Ant's final gig of 2017 so don't miss it!
” Ant Noel is proving a rising star on acoustic stages across the south west and beyond thanks to a winning way with a tune and an intriguing lyric. His third album is packed with melodic twists and he steps out from his folk roots to capture a wider audience with his endearing songs.” The Musician Magazine