Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Glastonbury Gig Guide W/C 1st February 2018

Glastonbury Gig Guide 
W/C 1st February 2018

Welcome to the gig guide magazine for Glastonbury. A nice week of varied gigs in the town this week to pick from. Godney tickets are back on sale and you have only 3 weeks left to get your Glastonbury Calling tickets. Time to start planning ahead, if you haven’t already. 

Gig of the week

Friday 2nd February

Truthseekers- Riflemans Arms
Bringing you original melodic rock n roll from Glastonbury, Somerset. Truthseekers are Liam (vocals / guitar), Tobes (bass) and Graham (drums). Passionate about songs and performing live.
Truthseekers will be playing the first gig of 2018 this Friday at the Riflemans Arms, Glastonbury.
Some new songs in the set and a new addition to the Truthseekers sound ‘vocal pedal’. With a busy schedule ahead this spring/summer. ‘This will be the only gig in Glastonbury for a little while so don’t miss out!’

Gig Guide

Thursday 1st February 

Mark Speed- Glastonbury Grow Room- The King Arthur
This weeks featured artist is Mark Speed, an incredibly emotive and poetic singer songwriter whose lyrics beautifully encapsulate and illustrate life as he sees it. 
Be prepared to laugh, cry and contemplate life through Mark’s melodic social commentary. 
This ones not to be missed as, instead of his usual solo show, Mark will be joined on stage by the House band bringing a new energy level to his already accomplished funky style.

FiveTwoEight Open Stage- Moorland Room Bocabar
Want to perform or just chill in one of the big leather sofas and enjoy the show?
A take over of the Moreland Room at the Red Brick Building, Glastonbury. Home to the renowned Bocabar, serving you the finest cocktails, local ales and ciders, and delicious food, served straight to your sofa!

8-10pm. £3.50 entry, FREE to under 13's & performers.
Performers can just turn up on the night, or contact Jae Willis in advance. Private message through this page or email to book in advance and ensure a slot.
All kinds of performance and performers are welcome.

Friday 2nd February

Truthseekers- Riflemans Arms
See Above

James Morton's Groove Den- Bocabar
James Morton is one of the most exciting saxophone players of his generation. His new project, 'The Groove Den', features new material drawing on James’ influences from soul, gospel and tough, grooving beats, £6 gig only. Limited number of tables with mezze £15.
Invisible Gem- Hawthorns Hotel
Invisible Gem, a fusion of Celtic, Dance and Gypsy Jazz. An up-beat folk based band that will have you dancing for sure led by Lela on fiddle, with Rik on guitar and Ross on percussion and keyboard.The Invisible gem are a whirling dervish of a band with an evocative style that takes you on an epic journey of danger and romance. If you can keep up with the frenetic percussion, hypnotic guitar, dramatic piano and furious fiddle then you will.have earned that drink!

Jaws- King Arthur

Saturday 3rd February

Neverglade: A festival experience in the heart of winter- Bocabar
NEVERGLADE - A festival in the heart of winter.
3rd Feb / 8pm - 1pm / £7.50 in Adv/ £10 OTD / 18+
Tickets from

Vesica Productions & Reality Studios Inc. present…
2 rooms of the finest local DJ’s. Stunning uv themed decor, cool lighting & mapped visuals. Customisation station with Glitter, UV body paint and Third eye activations!

Main Stage
23.45 - Gloworm - 4 Channel DnB Bangers and Classics Rinseout
22.30 - Dizzy Trigger - Drum & Bass
21.15 - Libby Lawes DJ / HippyPunk - Tech-house
20.00 - Miss Tickle - Funky deep disco house

23.45 - Toulliche - Full-on Psytrance
22.30 - Gazillion - Progressive Psytrance
21.15 - John Lime, Musician & DJ - Progressive Psytrance
20.00 - Dawn of Reality - Psy dub and breaks

Pop up performances by Lady Amp - Intergalactic Showgirl

Art exhibition including work from Louise Bellairs (Art of Sacred Geometry) and Gina Wright (Gina palebluedot)

Festival Stalls by Rogues Gallery and The Mad Hatterlyst

The Old Boston Tea Party- King Arthur
The Old Boston Tea party celebrate the very best in Bluegrass and Americana music, plus self penned songs from winning songwriter Charles Boston who has recorded several albums in Nashville with the very cream of Bluegrass and country musicians. Along with highly regarded musicians, Peter Orgill on fiddle and David Hatfield on bass.

Sunday 4th February

JOHN LEWIS-The King Arthur
International rockabilly legend as front man for the Rimshots, and solo an electrifying performer combining dazzling guitar with a glorious life-soaked voice which brings heart and depth to both classics and his own impressive songs. Be mesmerised by the missing link between Johnny B Goode and Johnny Cash

Tuesday 6th February

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 7th February

Open Mic with Dr Hoodoo -The King Arthur

New Song

A little quiet for this time of year. Please email your suggestions to So just to spoil you here is a full live gig from Idles in Germany just before Christmas where they played 2 new songs Love and Great which will be on their new album coming out later in the year. 

Future tickets on sale

Saturday 24th February- Glastonbury Calling

Only 3 Weeks to go!!! Popular 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, Soeur, Marsh Fires, Village Hall Feedback, 2Drunk2Funk, Last One Home, Madam Twisted, Dan 3Man Steve Henderson, Last one Home,  Papa John, Mossflower, 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, Invisble Gem., and many more

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

Saturday 21st June

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.
Feeder, Correspondents, Tankus the Henge, The Leylines, Imperial Leisure, Nick Parker and the False Alarms are amongst many of the acts announced so far. Tickets back on sale from Thursday 1st Feb 10am.


Recommended out of town

Thursday 1st February

Lonely Tourist supported by Craig & Alex Priddice-  Orange Corner, Cafe Bar- Weston Super Mare
Lonely Tourist Bristol based Glaswegian with guitar. Plays 'Beard Pop' or 'Pub Step'... if you prefer.
Lonely Tourist's music has been played on the radio a fair bit. Steve Lamacq had him in for a session in 2016. Gideon Coe, Chris Hawkins, Tom Robinson and Cerys Matthews and others have all played it as well as BBC Scotland (2017 single Luxury Coach was single of the week on Janice Forsyth's show on Radio Scotland) and BBC Intro West seem keen too.
Has supported Pete Doherty, Malcolm Middleton, Rachel Sermanni, Admiral Fallow, Beth Hart, Dark Dark Dark, Hans Chew and played Rockness, Wychwood Festival, 2000 Trees, Vegfest, Dot to Dot, Bristol Harbour Festival.

Craig and Alex Priddice
Craig and Alex Priddice are an acoustic duo from Street in Somerset. Having supported the likes of Beans on Toast and now played at Glastonbury Festival it seems these brothers are on the rise and not to be missed!

Sunday 4th February

Alt Rock Takeover 2018- The Fleece- Bristol
The Fleece presents a night of local music; The ALT ROCK TAKEOVER returns to The Fleece after the success of last year's event. Six local alternative acts will take to the stage, featuring MISS KILL, BOOM! AND THE TINY EXPLOSION, EASTER ISLAND STATUES, MIND UTOPIA, HANG 11 and FLASHFIRES.


21:45 // 22:15
MISS KILL // Alternative Rock
Miss Kill are a Two piece band made up of teenage sisters Alannah and Felicity Jackson. There sound is huge and on stage chemistry is something else.

21:00 // 21:30
Although each of the trio have played in the same bands for years, never before have they played together.
This changed at the end of September 2015 when BOOM! and the Tiny Explosion was born.
Geoff Boom plays bass and sings, his influences are drawn from The Beatles and Foo Fighters, Dave Boom play guitar and is inspired by Beck and Faith No More, Mark Boom hits things, he likes Keith Moon and the Stone Roses.
Combined Boom play head nodding original Rock songs.

20:15 // 20:45
Alternative rock monocock, thumpdrum engine, rhythm propellers, underlying Great Dane bass bombs, blasting trumpet gun
"Passionate, refined and really quite thrilling, Easter Island Statues remind us just how exciting indie-rock can still sound: maybe there’s plenty of life left in guitar music after all." - For The Rabbits, Jan 2018

19:30 // 20:00
MIND UTOPIA // Alternative Rock
Mind Utopia are a 4 piece alternative rock band based in the South West of England, combining atmospheric melodies with driving guitar riffs and drums

18:45 // 19:15HANG 11 // Funk / Alternative

Hang11 are a young rock/funk/blues trio hailing from the Rhondda and Rhymney Valleys of South Wales.  They formed in September 2015 and since then have been bringing their own brand of rock with a bluesy funky edge to venues and festivals throughout South Wales and the South West.
Over the past two years the band have cemented their reputation as being a formidable live band and are now, in 2018, looking to build on the foundations they have laid by taking their music to the recording studio.  Expect big things from them in 2018.

18:00 // 18:30
FLASHFIRES // Alternative
Friends from school, alt rockers Flashfires began making waves in and around the London music scene, playing shows with established acts like The Hoosiers, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Ash, The Rifles, FLYTE, The Subways & JUDAS.
They received radio airplay on both of the UK's biggest stations, BBC Radio 1 and Radio 2, for their songs Manshark and Shy.
Their single Shy lead Radio 2 DJ Jo Whiley to comment 'Much promise me thinks', attracting attention from Linda Serk who invited them to an interview on BBC Introducing.
Multiple trips to Sacramento, California at J Street Recorders Studio has taught them new songwriting skills and saw them record over two albums worth of songs.
Legendary Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page previously accepted an invitation to watch Flashfires at London’s Water Rats, later offering advice to the band giving them that spark needed to pursue their future.

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