Glastonbury Gig Guide
W/C 4th January 2018
Gig of the week
Friday 5th JanuaryNick Parker & The False Alarms with Paul Henshaw- Hawthorns Hotel
Nick Parker and the False Alarms Sometimes folky, sometimes rocky, sometimes country-y, Street-based Nick Parker and his actually quite ruly cohorts The False Alarms never take themselves too seriously. With their tongues seldom far from their cheeks they romp around the stage with guitars, fiddle, mandolin, bass, drums and loads of vocals providing a beautifully shabby backdrop for Nick's astutely written songs. With strong melodies and hooks throughout, the songs are laden with clever lyrics which are as easy-to-relate-to as they are quirky. Over the last couple of years Nick - with or without the band - has played at festivals such as Chagstock, Farmer Phil's, 2000Trees, Glastonbury and Lakefest as well as many smaller festivals and spends nearly all his time touring around Europe where he is on the German record label Tonetoaster.
Paul Henshaw Spent his life being a shouty singer and avoiding the dusty end of a fret board. Purveyor of RIOT FOLK
Thursday 4th JanuaryGlastonbury Grow Room - Launch Party- The King Arthur
Glastonbury Grow Room: Where Artists Blossom.
From his days with Death Before Dishonour right through to his current work with House of Commoners, Dishy has always been the man.....
Irish Folk Night by the Fire-Rifleman’s Arms
Relax with a mulled cider, warm fires and the finest folk music. This Thursday at The Rifes
Friday 5th JanuaryThe Johnsons- The King Arthur
The Johnsons are a 5 piece (if we all turn up..) powerhouse of Blues and Rock performing songs by the Blues greats, the Stones, Cream, Hendrix, Kinks etc etc. The band includes Ian Johnson (drums), Julian Johnson (bass), Tony Johnson (rhythm guitar), Alan Johnson (lead guitar) and Trevor (I make Jon Bon Jovi look ugly) Johnson (lead vocal). We're guaranteed to raise a murmur of polite applause in any venue. Also because we're an attractive boy band there's something for the ladies too! We even have a 3 piece acoustic spin off AKA 'Wrong Direction' for those laid back occasions. Look forward to seeing you - The Johnsons!
Nick Parker & The False Alarms with Paul Henshaw- Hawthorns Hotel
Gig of the Week-See Above
Saturday 6th Jaunuary
Really quiet night as the town recovers from the Christmas period. A good time to buy your Glastonbury Calling tickets
Sunday 7th JanuaryTerry Quinney's Blues Breaker- Red Brick/Bocabar
Blow away those winter blues with award winning sax man, Terry Quinney, and friends. Canadian born Terry wowed Bocabar audiences with his 'Sound of Bluenote’ band last winter. Now he's back supported by vocalist Sarah Griffiths and our own house trio plus guests. This really is a New Year treat!
Before the gig Terry will be leading a jazz improvisation workshop for local players. If you would like to take part please contact Paul Cannon of the Wells Jazz Collective – firstname.lastname@example.org
Admission £5. Please book ahead to reserve a lunch table.
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.
Daniels Breakfast Club- Got Chemistry/ PG Haze- Daniels Café & Sandwich Bar, Wells
Got Chemistry play an eclectic mix of covers and originals, from The Who - Seal and beyond. A duo that really do have a lot of chemistry. "Uplifting psychedelic folk" Gary Leatherland - The Octopus
PG Haze Acoustic/ folk duo from Glastonbury who have made a name for themselves in 2017. Will only get bigger.
Tuesday 9th JanuaryOpen 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 10th JanuaryOpen Mic-The King Arthur
John D Revelator has a new song
New track off of the upcoming album Left of Heaven. Playing south west swamp folk from the edge of the rhyne John D Revelator are proving themselves as big festival favourites especially the Fuelled by Cider crew. This next album will be a big step forwards and has a far more punky feel toit.
Future tickets on sale
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. 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
Saturday 21st JulyThe 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. Full line up to be announced on Glastonbury FM on Saturday 20th January
Recommended out of town
Saturday 6th JanuaryWelliestock Launch Party-FILTA, Square One, The Kaizens, Gigface-The Vintage Inn- Wellington
Square One Whiskey Fueled Southern Rock born in the Southwest of England. Square One have forged their sound and merged their influences to create huge stompin riffs and songs you can't help but sing.
Driven and inspired by artists like Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean and Blake Shelton, they aim to bring an all American party to this side of the pond
FILTA have reinvented the traditional covers band adding their own style to the biggest dance hits and floor fillers,
The Kaizens are a young fresh Indie/Rock band from Torquay in Devon. Formed early 2016, their music has already been played on several radio programmes, including BBC introducing, Riviera FM and Glastonbury FM. Following the release of their four-track self-titled EP in 2016, The Kaizens were invited to perform a live session on BBC Introducing Devon. The band also recently reached the final in the Glastonbury festival competition which was judged my Michael Eavis.
They have had a busy year playing gigs and festivals all around the UK. Some include, The Fleece Bristol, Grinagog, Lemonfest, Sheb Farm Fest, Love Summer and Godney Gathering to name a few. They have played with/ supported such bands as The Darkness and Toploader.
In Her Own Words - The Cobblestones
Sunday 7th January
In Her Own Words is made up of members Joey Fleming, Ian Berg, Eric Ruelas, & Omar Sultani. Since 2013 the band has been shaping a unique sound that is best displayed through their debut full length release. Freshly signed to Invogue Records, "Unfamiliar" was released
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