Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Glastonbury Gig Guide W/C 25th January 2018

Glastonbury Gig Guide W/C 25th January 2018

Welcome to the gig guide magazine for Glastonbury. We had a fantastic night at the Bocabar last Saturday and also announced that Feeder are the headliners at The Godney Gathering. Tickets are going well for Glastonbury Calling and we have added Soeur and Last One Home

Gig of the Week

Saturday 20th January

Magic Bus- The King Arthur
The first gig of 2018 for Magic Bus, where else could it be but at their spiritual home...Glastonbury. 2 sets of the best Prog/Psyche/sunshine rock this side of Newton Abbot is guaranteed.
Magic Bus formed in Devon in 2010. In 2011 their debut album was released, which received local and national airplay (including Stuart Marconie and Gideon Coe's shows on BBC6 MUSIC) and also some great reviews at home (Shindig! magazine) and abroad, in particular 'Strange Days' magazine in Japan did a full interview/band feature.
A single: 'Magic Bus' was released, which again received BBC6 music airplay and good reviews including single of the week in 'Losing Today'. 
Their second album (2014's 'Transmission from Sogmore's garden'), again received great reviews and airplay around the world including BBC 6 music and BBC introducing and features in Shindig, Prog, Record collector and many other publications.
June 2017 saw the release of third album 'Phillip the Egg' , the band’s first venture into Europe and a recent induction into the prestigious Prog Archives. 
Also…the band have recently had their first song in a 'Going Furthur' a new film about the 50th anniversary of Ken Kesey's bus trip across America. 

"Made by Wizards I reckon!" - Tom Ravenscroft - BBC6 Music.
"Love it, love it, love it!" - James Santer - BBC introducing.

Thursday 25th January

Ian M Perry- Glastonbury Grow Room- The King Arthur
When Ian M Perry was growing up, nothing was as it is today - old men were young, trees were saplings and the world was sprightly. Today - as his dark but wise eyes scan civilisation - he sees much which displeases his sensitive and refined palate. As a result, tears of deep and wild passion flow as he greets every new day and his brooding, romantic heart explodes with love. The universe is barely enough to hold such emotion, let alone one man - but Ian is such a man, such a man as none have known - except those who have. Women swoon at his first intake of breath, and as his rich, resonant baritone wafts over their limp bodies they dream of scones and milk and rice pudding. For he is such a man, such a great and noble beast of a man, that the very mention of his name sends shivers down the backs of tigers, and lions; and yet the sensitivity with which he strums and thrums his guitar belies a soul as humble and gentle as a barnyard cockerel - we can almost imagine the piece of straw hanging from his lips as he sings another mournful tune celebrating the diversity of life. It is these insights into the true soul of the man that - for so many of us - point the way to a greater understanding of life, the possibility of peace in our lifetime and and an end to human suffering. In these moments it is the sheer generosity of spirit that overwhelms us, and which unites us. It is in those intimate moments when we feel his lyrical hand rest for a second on our thigh that many of us forget both our troubles and sexual orientation. It is then we are willingly led into the boudoir of enlightenment, the exotic tent of rejoicing, the slightly confusing swamp of exhilaration.

Jamie B- Hundred Monkeys
Talented, young singer-songwriter Jamie Bowering is performing his unique /not only musical:)/ gig at Hundred Monkeys Cafe

Friday 26th January

Peaky Blinders at the Electric Speakeasy- The King Arthur
DJ Dr Amaqueen POP UP PARTY NIGHTS AT THE Arthur..dine,drink,dressup,Dance..electro swing,jazzfilf,gangster step

Bass Factory - LoKo (RAM/Viper) w/ MC Fearless!- Bocabar Glastonbury
Bass Factory presents a night of DNB & Garage at the Bocabar in Glastonbury!

This is the first Glastonbury event and the mighty LOKO to plays a set on his home turf, alongside the legend, MC FEARLESS.

Drum and Bass and general electronic music producer from the UK.

The Skanky General brings an excessive amount of energy behind the decks combined with quick technical mixing on upto 4 CDJ’s which never fail's to bring in a crowd !!! Years of experience in the scene, dj'ing at huge events and festivals all over the country and holding residencies with Big promoters throughout his career.


Drum and Bass



Tickets: £5 Standard / £7 OTD

Tickets are available from Bocabar and Bristol Ticket Shop
Animal Krackers- Hawthorns Hotel
Animal Krackers are returning to Hawthorns to warm the cockles on a winters night. Magical Hokum/Jazz/Swing/Hillbilly/Disco. "Friendliscious"!

Saturday 27th Jaunuary

Magic Bus- The King Arthur
See above

Built For Comfort- The King William
Built For Comfort emerged from the ashes of Swindon based, The Hot Tamales in July 2002. Founder members Alec Adams and Bill Jones were joined by Phil Tait on drums, Chris Goddard on bass and John Ingleson on guitar. 

Bill and Alec had met in the summer of 2000 when Alec was seeking harmonica lessons. Bill knew Chris from many years of playing together in The Vindaloo Brothers, Phil was a chance encounter from working with a TV leasing company and John answered a local advert by the boys for a guitarist. And then the story began. By the summer of 2004 the band had played over 65 gigs together, averaging about one a week.

Sunday 28th January

Blues Jam- Hawthorns Hotel
Regular high quality blues blow out for the weekend

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

September Son- The Barton Inn
September Son And Freinds are performing at the fabulous Barton Inn Sunday the 28th of January. Come and join some of Somersets finest musicians at an amazing venue with wonderful hosts John and Sharon

Tuesday 30th 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

Soeur- OK!! Not a brand new song but a recent release by this amazing group who are getting played on Radio 1 and you can get to see them at Glastonbury Calling

Advance Events

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, Soeur, Marsh Fires, Village Hall Feedback, 2Drunk2Funk, Last One Home, Madam Twisted, Dan 3Man Steve Henderson, 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, Hoodoo Dub, Invisble Gem., and many more

Tickets: The King Arthur,Bristol Ticket Shop, Jaywalk Guitars 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 February 1st

Recommended out of town

Friday 26th January

Manfred Mann`s Earth Band- Cheese and Grain-  Frome
A real coup for the venue in securing the only non-festival UK show by the legendary prog rockers in over three years! The show at the Cheese & Grain will be the only Theatre or Club show in 2018 !!

Manfred Mann a legendary figure in British Music History, emigrating from South Africa in the early 60's , leading and lending his name to the pop combo that topped the charts on both sides of the Atlantic.

Always wanting to expand his musical tentacles, he formed the fusion inspired Manfred Mann Chapter Three before forming The Earth Band in 1971. The name being inspired by former bandmate and Beatles associate Klaus Voormann.

As well as Manfred's compositions, the band had huge hits with several Bruce Springsteen numbers including "Blinded by the Light " which topped the charts in The USA and Canada, "Spirit in the Night", and "For You".

Expect these and other classic hits by the band including "Joybringer", "Davy's on the Road Again", "It's all Over Now" "Baby Blue", "Get Your Rocks Off", "Don't kill it Carol","California", "You Angel You", "Chicago Institute", "Father of Day", and "Mighty Quinn".

Keyboard virtuoso Manfred Mann still has founding member Mick Rogers with him on guitar and vocals as well as his longtime all star band of Robert Hart on vocals (Kenney Jones & Snakecharmer), John Lingwood on drums, (Regularly with Roger Chapman & Family), and Steve Kitch on bass (ex Jim Capaldi & Hazel O'Connor).

Everyone has heard of Manfred Mann's Earth band, everyone knows the songs, but how many people have ever seen them?? Still hugely popular they mainly play festivals in Europe and North America, so this is an incredibly rare opportunity to catch a band of this stature in an intimate venue.

Saturday 27th January

True Strays, Imprints, Back Wood Redeemers, Little Folk & more- Mothers Ruin- Bristol
The True Strays. Rhythm and blues fuelled, good time vintage roots rock and roll.
Taking influences from Chess Records’ Muddy Waters and Little Walter, British Invasion R&B, Grunge and modern day blues artists; all levelled out with a serious dedication to writing a great song.
Having spent four years touring with Sam Green and the Midnight Heist and having founded their own Smokin’ Juke Joint venue at Fieldview Festival, the boys are no strangers to bringing a room full of people into a Friday night frenzy.

Imprints are a folk, shanty, rock band that were founded in 2011 in Falmouth, UK. Now based in Bristol, the band are made up of founding members Andy Truckle (lead vocals & guitar) and Vince Martin (violin & vocals). Currently gigging as a duo and as a five piece with, Annie Wright (Vocals), Tom Cornwall (drums & vocals) and Tom Bangham (bass). Imprints provide a high-octane, frantic yet focused spin on the current folk-rock genre.

The Back Wood Redeemers Hailing from deepest Somerset, BWR are pledged to bring forth songs of dark country, twisted blues & religious fervor.

Little Folk are actively planning to reach out to a new and larger audience with the release of their new EP. Little Folk is comprised of Dewi Bowen (Vocals, Guitar, Bass Drum), Lucy Hannah Bowen (Vocals, Tambourine), Marc Bowen (Banjo), and Niall Rees (Bass Guitar) They have recently signed up with The Lost Agency to promote the single “Music City” off their debut EP, along with a new video for this song. They will follow up this release with a new single early in the new year and a second EP by the summer of 2017.

The Slimline Shufflers play a New Orleans style of rhythm'n'blues pioneered by such luminaries as Professor Longhair, James Booker & Dr. John

Eric Arthur, Bristol's finest exponent of this piano style, provides a virtuosic base and is joined by Henry Slim bringing horn-like amplified harmonica & baritone vocals to the mix. They are complimented by drummer Jai Widdowson-Jones, whose mastery of the sticks makes dancing hard to resist!

The Billy Shinbone Show
folk & blues & rock & roll -all my brain & body need

Samuel Silas Whitlock

Rob Nichols (Junior Bill)


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