Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Glastonbury Gig Guide W/C 8th February 2018

Glastonbury Gig Guide
W/C 8th 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 2 weeks left to get your Glastonbury Calling tickets. Time to start planning ahead, if you haven’t already.

Gig of the week

Friday 9th February

Dr Syntax & Pete Cannon plus DJ Fingerfood , Stay Hungry- Bocabar/Red Brick

Dr Syntax (MC) and Pete Cannon (producer/DJ/MC) have been making music and touring together since 2010. They are well renowned for smashing shows all over the UK, and at festivals such as Boomtown Fair (UK) and Outlook (Croatia). Both reputed solo artists in their own right, their collaborative releases ‘Killer Combo’, 'Elaborate Anoraks' and 'The Tonic' combine witty, insightful lyricism and gob-smackingly banging beats to great effect. While their sound is rooted in hip hop for the most part, their riotous live performances showcase their versatility with ventures into bass music, old skool hardcore and jungle.

Dr Syntax and Pete Cannon will be supported by a number of young, talented, DJs and MCs. These include DJ Mlyz (Heducation), the hip hop artists Stay Hungry, MC's Glacia and Sean Peng, and DJ Fingerfood (Squared Roots).

This week

Thursday 8th February 

Glastonbury Grow Room 006 William Cartwright- King Arthur
This, the sixth instalment, features their very own William Cartwright
Those of you who have tuned in before will recognise him as one half of the house band. He has also built a name for himself in the British urban music scene featuring on tunes by Joker, Dj Die and Interface to name a few. 
A prolific singer/ songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, you know will be up for a party vibe when he and his band bring the fire

Friday 9th February

Elmore Goes Electric- Hawthorns Hotel
Honky tonk blues piano/guitar ad banjo man with, guitar and drums, A quality act, and former British Blues award, nominee, Elmore (Stompin' Dave Allen) wowed us all last year as a solo act, back tonight with his trio...
“Stompin’ Dave is a master of all kinds of American roots...a formidable musician & a true original.” The Daily Telegraph.
Described by Maverick Magazine as "one of the world's greatest performers." Stompin' Dave is a vocalist, multi instrumentalist and dancer.
With twenty five years of performing experience Dave has worked exclusively as a musician and performed across the UK and beyond.
As a solo performer Dave has performed at bluegrass, blues, country, folk, rock n roll and old-time music festivals including some major festivals such as Glastonbury, Bestival, and Camp Bestival, etc.
A former member of former UK blues band of the year The Producers, Stompin' Dave was nominated for a British Blues Award in the acoustic act category 2014. Winner of the FOAOTMAD old-time banjo competition 2011 and 2013.
Although Dave mainly performs solo he does from time to time perform as a duo with a variety of friends and with various acts including his own bands.

House of Arthur- King Arthur
With so much in-house talent to brag about it would be cruel of us not to share. Funking up your Friday night once again is DJ Supawill and guest.

Dr Syntax & Pete Cannon plus DJ Fingerfood , Stay Hungry- Bocabar/Red Brick
See Above

Saturday 10th February

Oh Majester + Winstons Awake- King Arthur
Oh Majester Indie Rock

Winstons Awake, More indie rock

LaTIN qUARTER- Hawthorns Hotel
DJ Dr Amaqueen all things Latino..PARTY NIGHT..Dress up,dine, dance dance..electrotango,mondo rumba..special latin menu and drinks..Ay

Crossfire- Riflemans Arms
Rock Covers

Bad Edukation- King William
Classic rock n pop tunes, covers.

Sunday 11th February

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.

Blues Jam- Hawthorns hotel
The legendary early evening blues jam is always well attended and has classic vibes

Tuesday 13th 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 14th February

Open Mic with Dr Hoodoo -The King Arthur

Anti-Valentine Open Mic- The City Arms, Wells
Anti-Valentine Open Mic. Bring yourself and your instrument! We know you love them more than your partner anyway. Piano will be available on request (my baby). If your an original producer and artist backing tracks are welcome, but it’s not karaoke people (original backing tracks only, covers are welcome on instruments).

New Song

Conception Collective. Sam and Pete are both from different musical backgrounds but with this collaboration have already proved a strong Hip Hop act. This track has haunting guest vocals from Glastonbury singer/songwriter Kate Gough.  

Future tickets on sale

Saturday 24th February- Glastonbury Calling
Only 2 Weeks to go!!! 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.

Playing 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, Hoodoo Dub, Invisble Gem., and many more
Tickets £12 from : Jaywalk Guitars, The King Arthur, Bristol Ticket Shop and

Blog Guide:

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.


Recommended out of town

Saturday 10th February

Pilton Party Auditions- Pilton Working Mans Club
Some Villains are a four-piece alternative rock group. The band's music is a cacophony of hard drums, angular riffs, unusual rhythms and interesting chord inversions; all attempting to straddle the line between the experimental and the accessible.
Subject matter ranges from themes of love, life and loss to false gods, society, and maniacal circus ringleaders. To this point the band has achieved success, including an appearance on BBC Radio 6 Music, their own headline shows at London's The Lexington, as well as at Bristol's legendary venue, The Fleece.

Recovering Satellites are a UK Country Rock band from the heart of England’s West Country, Somerset.

Sadie Horler is an acoustic Indie-Folk musician from Exeter in Devon. Since her first live appearance in 2014, Sadie has quickly established herself as a popular act on the Southwest music scene. The summer of 2017 saw Sadie perform at 14 festivals including Beautiful Days, Sidmouth Folk Week and Wonderfields.
Sadie won the opportunity to open up LemonFest festival in 2017, and Watchet Festival in 2016 after applying for their emerging talent competitions. BBC introducing in Devon have been a huge support to Sadie and have described her as "Phenomenal" and "One of the finest young female musicians we have discovered". To date they have played 11 of Sadies self-penned tracks on their show and chosen 3 of her songs as 'Upload Of The Week'.
Sadie has also played live in session and was invited  to perform on the BBC Introducing stage at Glas-Denbury Festival last year. Her track 'Lovelorn' was chosen to be played on BBC Introducing in Devon's 'Best of 2017 show'.
It's not just at festivals that Sadie has been getting noticed, she was invited to perform at The Troubadour in London and at her first Sofar Sounds gig in Bath.  Her haunting vocals were used in a trailer for channel 5's fantasy epic 'Emerald city', produced by Universal Studios.
Sadie was shortlisted for ‘Best solo Female Artist’ (South West) in the LWM Awards 2017, and has just won the Bridport Folk Festival 'Young Folk Musician Award’.

Zepher Three piece Rock/Pop band from the UK. Zepher consists of Welsh brothers Louis (vocals) and Toby Ellis (drums) and guitarist Shannon Edwards.
"Empassioned voices and guitars united in musical excellence" - Adam Walton BBC Radio Wales

Sunday 11th February

Valis Ablaze, Pretty Little Enemy, Lady Janes Revenge & Mooneater- Cobblestones- Bridgwater
Valis Ablaze Establishing their reputation for chunky, modern riffing combined with emotive atmospherics, Valis Ablaze have flirted around the edges of the thriving UK tech/prog scene since early 2014.
The band have played over 100 shows, sharing the stage with almost all of their more current influences and peers.  The band have worked with renowned film maker Ben Herbert (New Era, Arnold Schwarzenegger) and music video mastermind, Scott Canty. In January 2017, the band released ‘Insularity’ – a much sleeker, shinier, song-focused proposition produced by Metal Hammer Golden God Winner, Drewsif Stalin.
 With 140,000 Spotify Streams in under a year, and 40,000 YouTube plays in the last 18 months, the band feel they are definitely on to something with their unique blend of heavy, melody and technicality. Following the positive reception of Insularity, the band continued to support larger bands within the genre, cementing themselves as the heavier alternative to your favourite clean vocalled, modern, prog metal bands.
Valis Ablaze have played shows or toured with Tesseract, Monuments, The Contortionist, Uneven Structure, Dead Letter Circus, Vola, Disperse and more (not including festivals), just since their new direction made public in June 2016

Pretty Little Enemy Since their formation in early 2015, Pretty Little Enemy have built up a dedicated following in the South West which is quickly spreading across the rest of the UK and beyond.
The self proclaimed “Metal ABBA” have earned a reputation for putting on a great show, and this has led to support slots with the likes of Crazy Town, Hed P.E, Dave McPherson, The Lounge Kittens, Courage My Love, Halflives, Devilskin, Trapt, The Fallen State, Empire and The Gospel Youth amongst others!

Lady Janes Revenge The group have picked up various online press (Hit the floor, Alt-corner,Vents Magazine, Breathing the Core, Creation Press, Mosh and being featured in Punk Archive's 2015 year in review of bands - , plus print in the last ever edition of Big Cheese Magazine & much more..) as well as nationwide online radio play alongside 3 Singles being chosen by their regional BBC Introducing in Cornwall.
The band have played shows throughout the UK, taking the stage at various venues such as Highbury Garage (London)/Bristol Beirkeller/Underground & The Junction (Plymouth)/ Fuel (Cardiff)/The Robin2 (Wolverhampton)/Mono (Falmouth)/ The Cobblestones (Bridgwater) among many others..
while playing shows and tours with the likes of Tim 'Ripper' Owens (ex Judas Priest)/Crazy Town/Rory Indiana/Veridian/Catch Fire/More than Most/ Seconds Alive/Kernuyck/Three Times Over/Hypophora/Pretty Little Enemy etc...

The energetic alternative rockers re-released their debut EP ‘1554’ on Friday 26th February 2016 through all stores. With [Self-Titled] follow up recorded and mixed @ Outhouse Studios (Enter Shikari, You me at Six, Architects, Lower than Atlantis...) by John Mitchell & Simon Jackman, released on 27th October 2017.

Mooneater Underwater Space Jank from the South West of the UK

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