Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Glastonbury Gig Guide W/C 18th January 2018

Glastonbury Gig Guide 
W/C 18th January 2018

Welcome to the gig guide magazine for Glastonbury. It’s an exciting start to the year, The King Arthur have launched The Glastonbury Grow Room where they promote original acts and record and provide them with a professional live recording and video at the end of the set. Glastonbury Calling is releasing it’s stage line ups and the full line up for Godney is due out on Saturday 20th January.

Gig of the week

Saturday 20th January

Neville Staple and Flipron Gig for Mind-The Bocabar
A fantastic gig to raise money for the MIND mental health charity, it’s sold out so to allthose going have a fantastic time.

Neville Staple, also known as The Original Rudeboy, is credited with changing the face of pop music not only once but twice. 
Neville Staple’s thirty-five year career in the music business is well documented, from the early days with The Coventry Automatics, The Specials & FunBoy3 in the late ‘70s and ‘80s, to The Special Beat and various other collaborations during his solo career from the ‘90s up to the present day.
Following on from the 2009 Specials reunion and Neville’s departure from the band in late 2012, he continues to be a forerunner of the ska movement, and continues to thrill audiences with his own excellent band, The Neville Staple Band, at venue and festival appearances worldwide.
“It isn't hard to work out why The Specials lack energy on stage, it's because Neville Staple took it with him” - Steve Oliver - Nottingham Post
Neville’s autobiography, THE ORIGINAL RUDE BOY, was published by Aurum Press in the UK in May 2009. It is an amazing story that tells of Neville’s interest in music in the early ‘60s, his relationship with Pete Waterman (record producer, songwriter, radio and club DJ and television presenter) who he met at a club in Coventry and his rise out of hell into stardom.
Neville’s latest album with his band ‘Ska Crazy’ was released in May 2014, ahead of an extensive tour, which includes new material and some old ska classic covers. The album also features guest vocals from his wife Christine Staple and long time friend, DJ and Artist, Daddy Woody.
2015 was a very exciting year for Neville with relentless touring up and down the UK and playing many festivals including a headline slot on the Avalon Stage at Glastonbury Festival.
Neville has a way with people, he cares about his audience and wants to give them a good time. In return, the crowd are word perfect on every song and each event turns into a party.
“Nothing came close to the sensational Neville Staple Band who really got the party started and had the masses dancing along” - Anita Merritt - Exeter Express & Echo
Neville has also worked on various collaborations over the years, including with The Talks, Flipron, Duplex, co-writing 4 tracks on The Mutants album ‘Rhythm and Punk Review’, tracks with The Dub Pistols and there are many more collaborations in the works.

Flipron are an English psychedelic pop band from Glastonbury, England, consisting of singer and songwriter Jesse Budd, pianist/organist Joe Atkinson, drummer Mike Chitty and bassist Tom Granville. They were signed to Tiny Dog Records in 2003.Their music has been likened to Tom Waits, Syd Barrett and The Kinks. 

Thursday 18th January

Deshan O’Connell- Glastonbury Grow Room- The King Arthur
House of Commoners front man and long serving mic veteran...

Jazz Session- Hawthorns Hotel

Friday 19th January

BigSmokin'Joe - Single Minded Launch- The Assembly Rooms
BigSmokin'Joe, a RAPPER & PRODUCER of Soulful, Boom Bap HIP HOP.
From 2004-2010, before focusing on Hip Hop, performed as MC MOONIE . 
Playing regularly for the UK's Biggest and most Established Promoters: 
Performing alongside Pioneers and Legends of Drum'n'Bass from ANDY C & GOLDIE to 
Nominated as Best Breakthrough, Lyrical & Crowd Hype at National D&B Awards 2006 & 2007
Between 2010 & 2012 I moved Melbourne. While there, started two Weekly Open Mic Nights with partner in crime DJ Daily as part of Hit The Fan That Open Mic still runs today after all these years!

All this was while Touring Australia with Mercury Prize Winner Lotek. Falls Festival NYE 2011 alongside The Arctic Monkey's, Aloe Blacc & 360 in front of 10,000 People is the biggest stage he has ever played at.
In 2016, after honing his production, released his Debut Solo Album - Second Breakfast performing in London, Bristol, Glastonbury, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane & Burnham
Back Before Breakfast at The King Arthur 
Not one but two thrill packed sets from the loudest name in contemporary folk (in Glastonbury that night) including much awaited new material from their (yet to be) critically acclaimed third album.

Swampgrass- Hawthorns Hotel
Unfortunately the excellent Crossfire have had to pull out of Friday's show at the Hawthorns. They'll definitely be back in the near future.
In order to fill the sudden gap Simon has asked Swampgrass to step in and have decided to reform for the first time in 2018. If you missed New Year's Eve here's your chance to see the band in Glastonbury for the only time until the middle of the year (probably) If you came along for New Year's Eve they will play the stuff you didn't hear that night (a short memory test may be involved).
Also playing on the night will be Van Buxton and who knows, more guests?. 

Saturday 20th Jaunuary

Godney Gathering line up announcement show on Glastonbury FM between 11am and 1pm
We know whose playing now it’s time to release the cat out of the bag.

Don't Do Tuesdays // MirrorGrinn // (inBrackets) // MoonWatcher-The King Arthur
DDT. Knocking one out since 2002. Playing pop punk and creating a joyful noise amongst the hilarious banter between songs.

In Brackets A melodic alternative rock band based in Glastonbury, Somerset. (In Brackets) rose from the ashes of band 'Fire For Liars' in 2011.
Playing numerous gigs in live music venues within Bristol and the surrounding areas, (In Brackets) play a mixture of original songs and fan favorite covers. 
Always dedicated to the music and in search for the perfect sound. 2017 will bring (In Brackets) to a stage near you! Why not join the revolution!?

Moonwatcher A three-piece indie-punk band from Somerset, consisting of Arthur Bachini, Flo Parker Bombosch, and Reece Crossley.

Mirrorgrinn  have been together since July 2015 and have a wide variety of musical influences ranging from Nu-Metal, Post Punk, Southern Rock to 80's Rock.

The Painkillers- King William
'The Painkillers' were formed back in 2004 by Tim Hawley (Rhythm Guitar) and Mike Osmond (Drums). 
As teenagers in the 80s, both Tim and Mike enjoyed some success in punk bands, namely 'Breakout' and 'Intensified Chaos'. Years later they decided they would re-live their teens and have another crack at organising a band.They recruited Lee Caddick (Lead Guitar), Steve Pengelly (Vocals) & Mark Wheaton (Bass) and started tinkering about with some good 'Retro' power punk.

Neville Staple and Flipron Gig for Mind-The Bocabar
See above

Sunday 21st January

Dr Hoodoo's Voodoo Jam- The King Arthur
Dr Hoodoo's Voodoo Jam! A weekly gathering of musicians, singers, foot tappers and clappers. Come join up for an OPEN JAM where everyone is welcome to take part.

Tuesday 23rd January

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).

Wednesday 17th January

Open Mic with Dr Hoodoo -The King Arthur

New Song

Katey Brooks has a voice you could cut glass with, and on this new song Will She demonstrates her distinctive otherworldly arrangements. She’s also a relentless tourer and one of or GFM friends.

Future tickets on sale

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
Tickets: From Jaywalk Guitars, The King Arthur, Bristol Ticket Shop and online

Saturday 21st January

The Godney Gathering 2018
Over 50 acts, 10 hours and 1 amazing day. Family Friendly. reasonably priced tickets and refreshments, most dietary requirements catered for (e.g.Coeliacs, vegan, vegetarian). Wide and diverse range of artists to suit a range of ages and eclectic tastes.
Tickets: Back on sale 1st February

Recommended out of town

Friday 19th January

Bristol Acoustic (ish) Music Festival opening night- The Louisiana-Bristol

The opening night of the 15th Bristol Acoustic (ish) Music Festival and the start of Jelli Records 10th Anniversay year celebrations. This evening features 
Funkinsteins (acoustic set) 8pm And on the seventh day God holed up in Bristol and created this lot. Crafting a live tight party funk sound. The band are a legend on the circuit and have a enviable reputation as guaranteed crowd pleasers. music can be heard on

Daisy Chapman 9pm Daisy has proved herself as a talented and shrewd songwriter in demand. Two albums have been recorded by renowned producer Ali Chant at Toybox Studios (PJ Harvey, Gruff Rhys, Giant Sand, Seasick Steve) including her latest release, “Shameless Winter”. Daisy’s powerful vocals have been used by the likes of John Parish, for his film work, as well as a handful of TV session work. Her piano style and versatility was noticed by UK prog rockers Crippled Black Phoenix (Mascot Records), and for two years Daisy toured as pianist/BVs with the band on tours covering every corner of Europe as well as a short trip to China. Daisy has supported well known artists such as Howe Gelb and Karima Francis as well as booked her own tours in the US and Poland, plus label tours across Germany, twice a year since 2009. Two studio albums followed suit, one of which (The Green Eyed, 2009) won an Independent Music Award which then secured her slots at Britain’s leading festivals Glastonbury, Wychwood and 2000 Trees

Moody Will & the Roll  10pm Bristol's very own Folk-Pop group write and perform their soul-searching folk songs, with sweeping pop arrangements, up and down the country.
On their recent tours of London, Bristol and Cornwall the group have been developing a bucolic sound, rooted in country and folk. Their debut EP "Alison's Farm" was written and released at the end of last year and tells the story of their experiences on the road. The band are particularly known for their songs "Country Lady," "Alison's Farm" and "Bridge Valley Road" which have received airplay on BBC Radio Bristol.

The Festival is supported by Factory Studios
and BSR FM 
One or Two Day tickets are available from

Sunday 21st January

HUT, Siblings Of Us, Beefywink- The Mothers Ruin- Bristol
HUT 9.40pm Alternative Garage Rock Post-Punk

Siblings Of Us 8.50pm A band of the New Wave generation since 2016/2017. 'Siblings' have been praised for their high energy live shows as well as consistent releases, including their debut E.P 'Fear Me / Love Me; second E.P 'Who Are We Anymore' and single 'I'm Re***ded' self produced within a year.
The two members Adam 'Fonzy' Armour (Vocals, Guitar, Synth, percussion) and Zack Reed (Vocals, Synth, producer) have continued to surprise multiple audiences all over the world with a unique brand of Alternative SynthWave. Despite many set backs and a lack of understanding for the duo, they have pushed through with success with the sole purpose to prove to the many that have doubted them that there is a decent place in the industry for them. 
Already the band are recognised in the scene as something unique with a bridge to the current trend just on the horizon within their music and different take on a generic show.

Beefywink 8pm Fusing elements from classic '77 British punk and dark 90's grunge, Beefywink pack a punch with their highpowered riffs and irate lyrics. Lead by Daisy Daze, the band have an electric connection onstage and in their music, and an infectious passion for what they do. For fans of Together Pangea, Cherry Glazerr and VANT, Beefywink's lyrics embody the gritty mindset found in so many young people in this day and age. Making their debut performance at The Nest, Bath in June they began making an explosive impression on the Bath/Bristol scene in the months that followed.
Following in the footsteps of Ray Manzareck (The Doors) Annie Fields supplies an extensive collection of synthesisers whilst lead guitarist Karl Rushby performs with a raw and laid back guitar style, all kept in time by  powerhouse Jake Oxford on Drums. 

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