Tuesday, 3 April 2018

Glastonbury Gig Guide W/C 5th April 2018

Glastonbury Gig Guide W/C 5th April 2018

Welcome to the gig guide magazine for Glastonbury. A bit busier this weekend and a couple of more advance gigs listed. 

Gig of the week

Saturday 7th April

Undercover Hippy Solo Tour – Assembly Rooms
Drum and Bass MC turned singer songwriter Billy Rowan, aka The Undercover Hippy, is definitely not your average singer songwriter. His music brings together soulful vocals, infectious reggae rhythms, and the lyrical delivery of a skilled mc. Starting out as a solo act in 2007, he has since teamed up with some fantastic musicians. Combining intelligent, provocative lyrics with dangerously catchy hooks and a feel good groove.

Don't miss this rare opportunity to catch The Undercover Hippy Unplugged, going back to his roots and doing a run of intimate solo acoustic shows. A chance to try out new material, dig out old favourites, and chat about the inspiration behind the songs.

This Week

Thursday 5th April 

Invisible Jem- Glastonbury Grow Room- The King Arthur
World music trio featuring Voice,Violin,Piano,Guitar and Percussion. Bringing your heartbeat to the dance!

Friday 6th April

Lewis Clark and the Essential- Hawthorns Hotel
A welcome return for one of Bristol’s top singer/Songwriters here as a Duo, A Bristol based musician, Lewis Clark has been performing live music here there and everywhere in his bid to freedom. Combining a virtuosic blend of honed lyricism with the distinct artistry of a folk and blues musician; Lewis’ music makes for a unique melange that strikes of honesty and a by-gone era.

The Trumpet Summit ft. Jonny Bruce & Nick Malcolm- Bocabar
Two of the West's finest trumpeters share the stage. Expect some exciting duelling improvisation. Support by The Sarah Griffiths Trio. Tickets: £15 for table & mezze; £6 gig only. Please email BocabarGlastonbury@btconnect.com to reserve a table.

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

Saturday 7th April

Undercover Hippy Solo Tour – Assembly Rooms
See Above

PADRAIG LALOR- Hawthorns Hotel
A bonus Saturday gig from an exceptional touring musician from Belfast, all the songs reveal Lalor’s gift as a storyteller, with intriguing lyrics woven around instantly appealing melodies that stick in the mind after just one hearing, almost like a musical version of James Joyce's Dubliners

FUNKY MUNKS (Red Hot Chilli Peppers Cover Band)- The King Arthur
The UK's ultimate Red Hot Chilli Peppers tribute act FUNKY MUNKS come to The King Arthur on Saturday 7th April!
Expect all your favourites, funky guitar riffs, thumb slapping bass, driving drum rhythms, bare chests, ripped abs everything you'd expect from a RHCP tribute (except socks on c*cks!!) 
£5 entry

Crossfire- Riflemans Arms
Rock Covers

Sunday 8th April

John Maybe- King Arthur
John Maybe, one man instrumental band with guitar mandolin, foot stomper and live looping and fx.

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.

Tuesday 10th April

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 11th April 

Open Mic-The King Arthur

New Song

Mithra- Altar of the Sun

A great song by metal band Mithra who have found another gear with this one. Recorded, mixed and mastered with Jonny Renshaw at Bandit Studios. Filmed and edited by James Barber of Barbster360.

Recommended out of town

Thursday 5th April

Stone Cold Fiction Single Launch + Raptor + Eléa Calvet // DJ Lune- Mr Wolfs- Bristol
Stone Cold Fiction celebrate the release of their brand new single 'Two Step' at Mr Wolf's! Recorded in a remote location just outside of Bath, Stone Cold Fiction worked alongside Marc Jones (Kill it Kid, The Heavy, Sivu) & Peter Sené (Everything Everything) on three new singles, the first to be released 05/04/18. 

Raptor are a Psychedelic Rock trio comprised of brothers Kurt & Adam Fletcher and Lou Hopcutt based in Bristol. The band formed in the quiet depths of rural Herefordshire and released their Debut E.P. on Friday 13th February 2015 to much critical acclaim, showcasing their fuzz driven guitar grooves and hard-hitting drums.

Eléa Calvet taps into music’s emotive foundations with elements of Tom Waits & Patti Smith reminiscent in her lyrical style. Born in Canada & raised in India, Elea has since settled in UK and is set on becoming one of the most prolific alternative artists on the independent scene today. - Music News

Resident DJs

Doors 9am // £3 Entry

Sunday 9th April

IDLES + LICE- Komedia- Bath
Idles has its roots in the Batcave club night in Bristol, ran by singer Joe Talbot and bassist Adam Devonshire, who met while at college in Exeter, eventually deciding to start a band. According to Talbot, "It took us a long time to get productive because we didn’t know what the fuck we were doing at all, we were fucking terrible for a long time." The band's first release was the Welcome EP in 2012. By 2014 the band comprised Talbot, Devonshire, guitarists Mark Bowen and Lee Kiernan, and drummer Jon Beavis. They released a second EP, Meat, and Meta, an EP of remixes, in 2015, and then started writing songs for their debut album.[3]

After the 2016 singles "Well Done" and "Divide & Conquer", the band's first album, Brutalism, was released in March 2017 to critical acclaim. DIY magazine, gave it 4 stars, calling it "An exhilarating escape along frenzied rhythms and powerhouse rhythms with a ferocious commentary for guidance...as vital as it is volatile." The Line of Best Fit website gave it 9/10, calling Idles "one of the most exciting British bands right now".[8] It got 8/10 from PopMatters, with Ian King calling it "bracing, caustic, and relentless".[9] Uncut gave it a similarly positive review, calling it "A rare rock record with the rage, urgency, wit and shattering of complacency usually found in grime." Talbot's mother died after a long illness while the band was working on the album, and is pictured on the cover, along with a sculpture by Talbot and his father. Her death gave Talbot and the band a new focus. They toured to support Brutalism, and supported The Maccabees on the London shows of their farewell tour, followed by several festival appearances throughout Europe, and began working on their second album which is due to release in the second half of 2018

Lice Satirical art-punk band from Bristol. Aurally assaulting our countrymen in the burgeoning age of misanthropy since the cold, cold winter of ’16

Future tickets on sale

Saturday 9th June

Glastonbury 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:
Gaz Brookfield
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

Saturday 21st July

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.

2 August - 5 August

Sat in a field festival presents: "There Be Dragons!"- Orchard farm, lower notlake drove, clewer, nr Wedmore,

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
campervan: £15
Sunday day tickets also available. http://www.satinafield.com/

Saturday 1st September

Rock Against Cancer 2018- Victoria Club- Street
Rock Against Cancer returns for it's fourth annual installment with a handful of amazing talent local and afar in aid of raising money for MacMillan Cancer Support.

This year we are joined by the mighty UKID who will headline September's event alongside Bristol's grunge rockers Pushing Daisies aswell as loads more for just £6 entry on the doors. 
UKID - Electronic / Dance / Rock from Glastonbury
PUSHING DAISIES - Grunge / Emo / Rock from Bristol
DON'T DO TUESDAYS - Pop Punk / Alt Rock from Glastonbury
THESE SEPTIC STARS - Alt Rock / Metal from Southampton
MITHRA - Progressive Metal from Glastonbury 
COSMIC NINJA - Electronic / Rock from Bristol
RXPTRS - Rock / Alternative from Bristol
OCEAN SUNSET VIEW - Punk Rock from Yeovil
SLACKRR - Pop Punk from Southampton 
MIRRORGRINN - Rock / Metal from Glastonbury
FINLAY DAWES - Indie from Glastonbury
Doors 2pm - 11pm 
£6 entry on the doors. All profits raised go to MacMillan Cancer Support.
The Victoria Club in Street, Somerset.
Parking available behind venue.

Saturday 20th October

Mark Chadwick Solo + Jake Martin, Paul Henshaw, and Nick Parker- Bocabar Glastonbury
Presented by Live from the Living Room
Mark Chadwick
One of the UK’s most successful songwriters, Mark Chadwick, has co-written 20 chart singles and 6 Top 40 albums (including a Number 1) as part of the Levellers, the band he has fronted for over 25 years.Still going strong, the Levellers are festival favourites and have cemented their cherished status with headline performances at Glastonbury, Isle Of Wight, Cambridge Folk Festival, Bestival and Boomtown and many European and UK events and in 2003 they successfully created their own annual Beautiful Days Festival which takes place in August at Escot Park in Devon.
During this time Mark has released two solo albums ‘All the Pieces’ and ‘Moment’ and his upfront and personal solo performance will see him play a mixture of material from these albums and Levellers classics. Be warned, Mark will have you up dancing!

Musicians, Don't forget to enter the Glastonbury FM Songwriting Competition
Glastonbury FM's Fifth song writing competition for the Ben Kench Trophy. We are giving listeners from the South West a great opportunity to play some of the best festivals in the area and some other great prizes.
The Final will be held a little later this year at the Bocabar on Saturday 2nd Jun

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