Glastonbury Gig Guide
W/C 9th November 2017
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. We had 1,000 views in the first week so lets keep it going
Gig of the week
Rock Against Cancer events: Limp Bizkit UK - Counterfeit +Guests-King ArthurCounterfeit Limp Bizkit Tribute based in Hastings, England, United Kingdom. We aim for an authentic & energetic Limp Bizkit Experience plus some of our own flavour keep things interesting.
Prog metal from Glastonbury
Doom / Metal from Bath/Glastonbury
Rock from Yeovil
LIMITED TICKETS AVAILABLE AT £8. DOORS 6:30PM - 11PM
Thursday 9th NovemberKelvin Klaassen- Hundred Monkeys
Come and listen to the unique atmospheric music of this Dutch new and upcoming singer-songwriter Kelvin Klaassen.
Friday 10th NovemberTwo Man Ting-The King Arthur
Wonderful uplifting Afro-pop Jazz!!!
Saturday 11th NovemberDevines-The Hawthorns
Devines with John Devine, Joe Devine & Caz Devine are looking forward to seeing our friends in The Hawthorns, Glastonbury & making new ones whilst we play songs, tunes & stories on a mix of guitar, banjo, Uilleann Pipes, Keyboards, Saxophones, Whistles & Bodhran with roots firmly placed in Traditional Irish Music combined with their own influences such as rock, folk jazz & world music giving a haunting spice to their own compositions & arrangements,
The Undercover Hippy-The Bocabar
The Undercover Hippy is actually UK based singer-songwriter Billy Rowan. After 7 years spent DJ’ing and MC’ing on the Drum & Bass circuit, Billy ditched the decks for a guitar and started out as a solo act in 2007. He now plays with a 5 piece band, bringing together, keys, drums, bass, congas and backing vocals to create a high energy, interactive and highly entertaining live show. Tickets £8 advanced; £10 otd,
Strange Folk-The Riflemans Arms
Mix of original material and covers
Sunday 12th NovemberOlde Boston Tea Party-King Arthur
Mash up of some of the finest musicians in Glastonbury
Blues Jam-Hawthorns Hotel
The Historic Blues Jam
Open Mic- Hawthorns Hotel
Tuesday 14th November
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 15th NovemberOpen Mic-The King Arthur
Yes, without doubt Idles are one of my most favourite bands in the world and they just happen to be in Bristol. They played all of the top festivals in the UK this year apart from Glastonbury, their loss. They have bagged a huge support slot with the Foo Fighters at the O2 Arena in London and have been winning critical praise all over.
We got to see them blow yet another crowd away this time in Cardiff and as a bonus we got three stunning new tracks played live to us Colosus, AAlcohol and Samaritans. Over the months since the release of Brutalism they have built a loyal following and rather than the usual punk rock crowd of hairy arsed blokes their following has understood their heart and soul, it was pleasing to see girls, gays and multi culture bashing into each other in celebration. Idles join in with their fans with their great hooks and now anthems which have inspired many people to use their voice.
We spoke to Joe here:
Saturday 25th November- Gaz Brookfield-Hawthorns Hotel
Future tickets on sale
A massive festival favourite comes to Glastonbury to play in what will be a sold out show
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. Full Line up out now
Recommended out of town
Friday 10th November Harry & The Gondolas / Little Red - SWX 2-Bristol
'Establishing themselves as a creative and versatile new folk outfit, Harry & The Gondolas’ foot stomping anthems, infectious harmonies and charming charisma have gained considerable attention amongst the UK music scene. After a busy year of touring and festivals since the release of their ‘Agnate’ EP, the band return with new music and their biggest headline shows to date…'
Saturday 11th November-Ant Noel and the Peabody Drakes-The Crown Inn-Pilton
Jersey-born Ant Noel is a Somerset-based musician creating original music which can loosely be described as folk-rock, combining influences from the wider realms of Celtic, Klezmer and Americana music.
Ant has released three albums to date: 'Hurricane Rising' (2010), 'Under City Lights' (2012) and 'The Water's Line' (2014). A new album is currently in production and due for release early summer 2018.
The Peabody Drakes, Ant's talented backing band, are: Anneka Johnson (drums), Alex Pearson (double bass, vocals), James Stallwood (clarinet, vocals), Paul Dix (violin) and Peter Wilk (accordion, organ).
Saturday 11th November-Syd Arthur -Port Erin -Wasuremono -Harry Miller-The Nest-Bath
With the release of new album Apricity (Harvest/Communion) 2017 sees Syd Arthur lauded as ahead-of-the-curve trailblazers, pop-psych adventurers who count as peers Tame Impala, Temples and Toy.
They have built an enviable reputation as a band apart. Formed out of the forest party rave scene in their home county of Kent, and with a hard-won DIY self-sufficiency, they developed a sound and approach miles beyond their foursquare indie peers. Here was swirling rock with psychedelic textures, guitar-based trance with a funk groove. A band adaptive enough, bold enough, to tour with White Denim and The Strokes.
Garnering near-cult status as purveyors of original genre-bending music, Port Erin are a band of three.
Their musicality is magnetic with tightly wound dives and grooves. Cerys and Jacob’s rhythm section is a solid unit, Reuben drifts in-at times controlled and soulful but with moments of cornered fretting. A milieu of sonic textures are at play with echoes of jazz, coupled with mechanical Krautrock undertones. They are as punk as they are prog and as political as they are personal.
Bath album launch show for new album Ocean Grey.
Wasuremono - 忘れ物. An Indie, Krautrock, Dream-pop band from Bradford-on-Avon, South West England.
Formed in 2013 by lead singer William Southward through his love of producing and recording cinematic soundscapes. The band have recently released their explosive EP/Album Kaboom and been championed by Steve Lamacq and Lauren Laverne on BBC 6 Music. Featured on both Laverne’s and Lamacq’s recommends playlist and chosen as Lamacq’s “Lamacq Livener” (winner stays on) for 2 weeks.
The Harry Miller Band- presents a tasteful ensemble of delicate guitar riffs, accompanied by soulful vocals with jazzy melody lines and stark, honest lyrics. The creatively flowing drums and the mellow tones of the bass make for the ideal silky backdrop. They propose a sometimes dark, sometimes cheery but always beautiful perspective into the band's vivid psyche. At the heart of it all, there lies fantastic song craft and pure feeling
Tickets (£7.50+bf) :
Wednesday 15th November-Swampgrass-The Roots Sessions-The Café Grain Bar-Frome
Swampgrass play the mighty blues. It’s the dancing, drinking, up all night partying blues. Sure, there’s a slow song occasionally (no promises) but generally the shows start at pace and stay there. Following the release of their debut album - One Eye Open - in March 2016 the band completed their first tour in late Summer 2016. Spring 2017 sees the band embark on their second national tour, travelling to North Yorkshire, Wales, the South Coast and points in between.
Based in Glastonbury, the heart of Somersetshire, Swampgrass are: Sharon Honeywell – Vocals; Brad Lister – Guitar; Dru Franks – Drums; Andy Barnett – Bass; Reviews of our debut cd "One Eye Open"
"..pleasingly the band plough their own furrow without resorting to covering hoary old crowd pleasers...emotive vocals, like a British Janis Joplin" Dave Drury - Blues Matters (issue 91)
"a delightful 40 minutes of irresistible speakeasy blues" Jonathon Kardasz - Uberrock
"The ten tracks are a demonstration of the sound Swampgrass has twisted around their arrangements giving rise to a distinctive sound." Liz Aiken - Bluesdoodles
Support on the night is well known Julian (Bugs) Hight performing songs from his new album, Independent State of Mind.