Glastonbury Gig Guide
W/C 1st March 2018
There is some great stuff on this week and no doubt you will find something you like. Tickets also goon sale on Thursday for the Glastonbury Fringe Launch Party in the Abbey so get them in.
Gig of the week
Friday 3nd MarchHouse of Commoners- The King Arthur
House of Commoners return to the Arthur for a bangin' night of Live HipHop funkery!
House Of Commoners is a Glastonbury live hip-hop band consisting of Deshan on Vocals, Dan Poole on Drums, Dominic Bell on Percussion, J-rokka on Bass/Vocals, Graham Warner on Guitar William Cartwright on Keys/Vocals, and Ian ‘Ninth' Miller on cuts and samples.
Thursday 1st MarchGlastonbury Grow Room 009 The Kaizens- The King Arthur- Doors 8pm
Hailing from South Devon, the Kaizens are a 4 piece high energy Indie Rock Band. Think Razorlight with the raw passion of the Sex Pistols and the energy of the Foo Fighters.
The sound of The Kaizens is instantly recognisable and has already seen them burst out of their hometown Torbay, with their sizeable ambition lining up the rest of the world in their sights.
Following the release of their four-track self-titled EP, The Kaizens original music received numerous air plays from radio stations all across the UK. They were also invited to perform a live session for BBC Introducing.
2017 brought them a very busy year playing gigs and festivals and supporting touring bands all around the UK.
They have played with / supported such bands as The Darkness, Top loader and X factor star, Luke friend.
The future is looking big for the band as they are adding to their long list of future gigs, events and festivals all around the country.
This is the first show where the King Arthur has linked up with Gfm’s Thursday night Live Show so you lucky people can hear interviews and acoustic versions on air with Ian from 7pm and then see the full live and loud sets at the Arthur from 9pm!!
Live stream 9-10
Party til 11pm
Friday 2nd MarchHouse of Commoners- The King Arthur
The Sarah Griffiths Quartet- Hawthorns Hotel
SARAH GRIFFITHS QUARTET A welcome return for one of Glastonbury’s finest Jazz Divas, the lovely Sarah, with her four piece band, bringing us a sophisticated and sensual evening of classic jazz.
Ruth Royall Quartet- Bocabar/Red Brick
Hailing from Southwest of England Ruth grew up in a creative
environment and this has embedded a deep musicality in her; she was writing music before she knew how, and the music that she was creating came from her core.
After years of experimenting with her sound and performing as a jazz singer on the UK and Berlin circuits, Ruth's sound materialised. Layered with electronic influences Ruth had picked up from her Bristol heritage,
her sound is a hybrid of old and new.
It holds traces of her influences encompassing the early soul sounds of Billie Holiday and Etta, as well as more recent obsessions like Submotion Orchestra, Jamie Woon, and Nikka Costa.
Elegant, sultry, seductive jazz, soul and R'n'B. £6 (gig only); £15(gig, mezze & table)
Saturday 3rd MarchFrat House Fraternity Party-Red Brick/Bocabar
House of El
Star Born Se7en
Local DJ who is storming it at the moment with his remix of God is a DJ which has 600,000 plays on Soundcloud
Hells Bells - AC/DC Tribute- King Arthur
Formed in 1996 and hailing from Bristol, Hells Bells has evolved into perhaps the most well known and professional AC/DC tribute band in the United Kingdom.
Sunday 4th March
Blues Jam- Hawthorns Hotel
Not a quiet way to spend a Sunday evening but if you are into your Blues this gets jam packed for some great quality partying.
Rock Against Cancer Line Up Announcement 2018 8pm
Join us live online as we reveal this year's fantastic live up! You do not want to miss it.
Tuesday 6th MarchOpen 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 MarchOpen Mic with Dr Hoodoo -The King Arthur
Kray-Z Legz- Tick Tock
New track out from local rapper Mark Kray-Z Legz off of his much anticipated album The Marsh Chronicles.
Future tickets on sale
Friday 9th MarchMartin Harley & Daniel Kimbro - Strode Theatre, Street
On the heels of the largely sold out 'Static in the Wires' tour, this dynamic transatlantic duo take to the road again for their 'Feet don't fail me' tour. Always engaging and far from predictable these 'Two musicians at the top of their game' (Music Riot) seek to push the boundaries of blues, folk and American roots music. Original compositions on Slide guitar, double bass, harmony vocals and good humoured banter are cornerstones of their live shows. Between them they are very much on the world stage and have performed at Glastonbury, The Royal Albert hall, the Ryman Auditorium, Grand Ole Opry, Bonnaroo, Telluride Bluegrass Festival, MerleFest, Bottle Rock,The Edmonton Folk Festival, New Orleans Jazz Fest, The Blue Note Tokyo, Cognac Blues festival, Cayamo and many more. Most recently Daniel toured the US with the Transatlantic Sessions.
The two musicians met through a mutual friend Sam Lewis at Hippie Jack's music festival in Crawford Tennessee. After a brief backstage rehearsal, they took to the stage for an hour of largely improvised music. A few weeks later they were cutting a record at Zac Brown’s iconic Southern Ground. Martin plays a 100 year Weissenborn (Hawaiian acoustic lap guitar), Daniel plucks beats, scratches and bows his upright bass to create and unexpected array of sounds.
Saturday 9th JuneGlastonbury Fringe 2018 launch party at Glastonbury Abbey
The Glastonbury Fringe 2018 launch party will take place on Saturday 9th of June in the grounds of the iconic Glastonbury Abbey.
Performing this year is an incredible lineup featuring:
Funke & The Two Tone Baby
Hobo Jones & The Junkyard Dogs
Ticket prices remain the same as last year:
£10 in advance, £15 on the gate.
£5 Children under 12
Tickets will go on sale on March 1st 2018, here at 9am: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/430106
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.
Feeder, Correspondents, Tankus the Henge, The Leylines, Imperial Leisure, Nick Parker and the False Alarms are amongst many of the acts announced so far.
Sat in a field festival presents: "There Be Dragons!"- Orchard farm, lower notlake drove, clewer, nr Wedmore,
2 August - 5 August
Sat in a Field is a small family friendly non-profit festival. The Site is near Cheddar, Somerset with a view of the Mendips in the background, taking place from Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th August.
Confirmed acts include Doctor and the Medics, From the Jam, Gaz Brookfield and The Company of Thieves, and more, with many more still to be announced.
Tickets are on sale, currently priced as follows:-
adult weekend with camping: £65
teen weekend with camping: £25
car parking: £10
Sunday day tickets also available: http://www.satinafield.com/
Recommended out of town
Friday 2nd MarchOpen Mic Night - Combwich Anchor
Brilliant family friendly country pub venue, excellent food menu, always a warm welcome for newcomers.
Friday 2nd March and Saturday 3rd MarchLonely Tourist (full band) - Remuneration album launch- Salt Café- Bristol SOLD OUT [Friday] Additional date Saturday added
Lonely Tourist (full band)
Bathos fuelled pop gems from one of the UK’s best songwriters launching his new album 'Remuneration' with a full band performance. You'll get some new album tunes and some older stuff.
Support Jim Lang (doing a one off solo gig).
Producer of everthing Lonely Tourist and Plume of Feathers, Jim brings his many skills to Bristol from Glasgow to do some singing of songs from his back catalogue.
Its not a big room so tickets are limited.
Doors & food from 7pm, music from 8:15pm
Advance tickets £4 from Headfirst Bristol http://hdfst.uk/E42810
...or £5 on the door