Glasswerk https://glasswerk.co.uk Online music news magazine and UK concert promoter Mon, 01 Apr 2019 14:31:36 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.1.1 An Evening with David Rudolf from Netflix’s The Staircase. https://glasswerk.co.uk/inside-the-staircase-lies-fake-science-and-the-owl-theory-an-evening-with-david-rudolf-from-netflixs-the-staircase/ Mon, 01 Apr 2019 14:22:55 +0000 https://glasswerk.co.uk/?p=1023 Join David Rudolf, the defense attorney for Michael Peterson in the hit Netflix documentary series The Staircase, for an evening of discussion into the intimate details of case and the series on 25th May at Grand Central Hall in Liverpool. David will discuss the conflicts he wrestled with in determining whether to let the filmmakers […]

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Join David Rudolf, the defense attorney for Michael Peterson in the hit Netflix documentary series The Staircase, for an evening of discussion into the intimate details of case and the series on 25th May at Grand Central Hall in Liverpool.

David will discuss the conflicts he wrestled with in determining whether to let the filmmakers follow him, his client and his trial preparation, and his insights into the most curious and contentious issues in the case, including the blood spatter evidence, the bisexuality and Germany evidence, the discovery of the blow poke, and the genesis of the Owl Theory.

TICKETS

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Idlewild https://glasswerk.co.uk/idlewild/ Fri, 29 Mar 2019 16:59:46 +0000 https://glasswerk.co.uk/?p=1015 Idlewild are set to play huge show at Grand Central Hall in support of their new album, Interview Music. Catch them on 19th April in Liverpool. Having taken a break in 2010 (the previous fifteen years seeing them turn from raucous cult curiosity to chart bothering national treasures) Friendship and the bind of their creativity […]

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Idlewild are set to play huge show at Grand Central Hall in support of their new album, Interview Music. Catch them on 19th April in Liverpool.

Having taken a break in 2010 (the previous fifteen years seeing them turn from raucous cult curiosity to chart bothering national treasures) Friendship and the bind of their creativity brought Idlewild back together for 2015’s Everything Ever Written. With it, came critical praise, an album in the top 20, and the band selling out venues as large as they ever had. With new members Luciano Rossi and Andrew Mitchellon board, Roddy Woomble, guitarist Rod Jones and drummer Colin Newton felt a renewed sense of purpose. So much so that the week that Everything Ever Written was released, they were already back at the drawing board to start work on what would become the bold step sidewards, forthcoming album Interview Music.

Inspired, they later decamped at the end at the end of a US tour in 2016 to Los Angeles to flesh out their ideas, but it would be some years before they set themselves up at Jones’ own Edinburgh studio to finish the record. “A lot of the songs are about dreams and dreaming and the thoughts and ideas that come from this state,” says Woomble. I live in the Scottish Highlands, and between there and California you’ve got two locations that can put you in a dream like state – driving down Sunset Boulevard as the sun sets or driving over the remote Ardnamurchan peninsula as the sun rises. The world seems unreal, magical. You’re dreaming through a landscape.”

Before finishing the album, the band performed a run of shows to celebrate the anniversary for their seminal record The Remote Part. One of those shows would see them meet up once again with the producer of that record and 100 Broken WindowsDave Eringa, who would provide Idlewild with the grounding they needed to finish Interview Music. “Dave produced five songs on the album, but also brought a focus back to the band, and actually made us finish it!” admits Woomble “He made it sound like us,”

This is no more apparent than on opener ‘Dream Variations’; with its echoing, fever-dream melody, chiming fizzing riff, and vocal harmonies, before taking a surprise left-turn and drifting into a waltz-like trance. Much like the rest of the record, it has the indie-rock DNA of the band, but mutated in new and strange ways. ‘Same Things Twice’ takes the fire of the heavier highlights like ‘A Modern Way Of Letting Go’ or ‘Little Discourage’, but carries it with a more mature grace. Then ‘I Almost Didn’t Notice’ and ‘Mount Analogue’ make for record’s centre-pieces as playful, adventurous and strange – driven by abandon but still loyal to all that you want from Idlewild; not least for Woomble’s lyrics. Here you’ll find another tapestry of riddles written to “celebrate vagueness”. “What’s really important about Idlewild is that we are basically punk rock kids,” concludes Woomble. “No one ever taught us how to play anything. We formed a band and we learned. In our own way. We were inspired by the bands we saw just getting up on stage, making a noise and exchanging ideas, and trying to change your ideas. That’s principally what the band still do. I’m not a kid rolling around screaming into a microphone on the floor anymore, but that ideal is still at our core.”

Interview Musicis due for release on 5th April 2019via Empty Words.

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Jake Shimabukuro Tour https://glasswerk.co.uk/jake-shimabukuro-tour/ Fri, 09 Nov 2018 11:35:44 +0000 https://glasswerk.co.uk/?p=1008 Hawaii’s Jake Shimabukuro is renowned for his wholly unique approach to the ukulele to the world. Following an overnight viral reaction to his beautiful take on George Harrison classic ‘While my Guitar Gently Weeps‘, amassing an astonishing 16m views. Resulting in multiple Billboard World Music chart-topping record releases. He is heading on a UK tour, be sure to catch […]

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Hawaii’s Jake Shimabukuro is renowned for his wholly unique approach to the ukulele to the world. Following an overnight viral reaction to his beautiful take on George Harrison classic ‘While my Guitar Gently Weeps‘, amassing an astonishing 16m views. Resulting in multiple Billboard World Music chart-topping record releases.

He is heading on a UK tour, be sure to catch him on:

MAY

10th Liverpool Grand Central Hall – TICKETS
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13th Bush Hall, London- TICKETS

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Eagle Eye Cherry London Show https://glasswerk.co.uk/eagle-eye-cherry-london-show/ Fri, 09 Nov 2018 11:34:23 +0000 https://glasswerk.co.uk/?p=999 20 Years on, people are still yelling “Save Tonight!” at Eagle-Eye Cherry. A true testament to his impressive song writing abilities, after captivate the world with his huge pop smash back in 90s.   Cherry returns to London to play O2 Academy Islington on 30th May. Tickets available HERE.  

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20 Years on, people are still yelling “Save Tonight!” at Eagle-Eye Cherry. A true testament to his impressive song writing abilities, after captivate the world with his huge pop smash back in 90s.

 

Cherry returns to London to play O2 Academy Islington on 30th May. Tickets available HERE.

 

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Art Brut https://glasswerk.co.uk/art-brut/ Fri, 09 Nov 2018 11:30:42 +0000 https://glasswerk.co.uk/?p=982 Art Brut was formed in 2003, after Eddie Argos met guitarist Chris Chinchilla at an afterparty hosted by London indie rock band Ciccone in 2002. Argos also invited Ian Catskilkin, whom he knew from the Bournemouth music scene, to join on guitars. They were joined by Freddy Feedback on bass guitar and Mikey Breyer on drums. The band played their first […]

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Art Brut was formed in 2003, after Eddie Argos met guitarist Chris Chinchilla at an afterparty hosted by London indie rock band Ciccone in 2002. Argos also invited Ian Catskilkin, whom he knew from the Bournemouth music scene, to join on guitars. They were joined by Freddy Feedback on bass guitar and Mikey Breyer on drums. The band played their first gig in May 2003.

The band recorded Brutlegs later in 2003, produced by Keith Top of the Pops, containing the first versions of ‘Formed a Band’, ‘Modern Art’ and ‘Moving to LA’ and made it available. Angular Recording Corporationput out a compilation featuring ‘Formed a Band’. NME journalist Anthony Thornton heard the song and sent an MP3 to Rough Trade, and the label offered Art Brut a deal to release it as a single.

 

‘Formed a Band’ was released in the UK, as a single, in May 2004 reaching No. 52 on the UK Singles ChartBlender described them as the best unsigned band in the UK. During the rest of 2004, they played gigs throughout the UK with The Fades including a first-anniversary gig at the Tate Britain.

Another bootleg EP Brutlegs 04 was recorded featuring ‘Good Weekend’, ‘Bang Bang Rock & Roll’, and an acoustic version of ‘Moving to LA’. A double A-side single of My Little Brother/Modern Art was released in December 2004 on Fierce Panda reaching No. 49 on the UK chart. The album Bang Bang Rock & Roll was released in May 2005 with ‘Emily Kane’ as the first single. The latter missed the UK Top 40 by two sales, yet remains the highest-charting single on Fierce Panda.


Catch them at Phase One in Liverpool on 19th February
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Mamas Gun Exclusive London Show https://glasswerk.co.uk/mamas-gun-exclusive-london-show/ Fri, 09 Nov 2018 11:00:48 +0000 https://glasswerk.co.uk/?p=992 Masters of modern soul, Mamas Gun announce exclusive London show at Nell’s Jazz & Blues on 8th February. Support comes from local legend, Kat Eaton who has received repeated support from BBC Introducing. Be sure to grab your TICKETS to the hottest show in town, as they wont be available for much longer. Soak up their vibes […]

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Masters of modern soul, Mamas Gun announce exclusive London show at Nell’s Jazz & Blues on 8th February. Support comes from local legend, Kat Eaton who has received repeated support from BBC Introducing. Be sure to grab your TICKETS to the hottest show in town, as they wont be available for much longer.

Soak up their vibes in the video below…

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Mumiy Troll https://glasswerk.co.uk/mumiy-troll/ Fri, 09 Nov 2018 10:44:55 +0000 https://glasswerk.co.uk/?p=974 Mumiy Troll: The Most British Russian band   For the last 20 years Mumiy Troll haven’t stopped pleasing music lovers of all generations and ages. The band, who identify themselves as Evergreen Far Eastern Romantics, were founded in Vladivostok – a Russian port city on the Pacific coast. When, in 1996 their 1st album “Morskaya” was […]

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Mumiy Troll: The Most British Russian band

 

For the last 20 years Mumiy Troll haven’t stopped pleasing music lovers of all generations and ages. The band, who identify themselves as Evergreen Far Eastern Romantics, were founded in Vladivostok – a Russian port city on the Pacific coast.

When, in 1996 their 1st album “Morskaya” was released, everyone who was seeking revelations in Russian music, became obsessed with ‘Mumiy-mania‘ and became addicted to the album. The story began in London, at Alaska Studio under the Waterloo Station bridge, where the album was first recorded. The rest became legend.

Since then, they have played gigs across the globe: from clubs in Siberia to Baltic beach parties, festivals in Mongolia to cultural events in Greenland, Shanghai open-airs to St Petersburg’s Palace Square. They were the first Russian band ever to appear on MTV, represented Russia at Eurovision, and have won every award going in their native land. Furthermore, they are often called the “Russian Rolling Stones” — and with every gig and tour they prove that they are still the number one.

Now, Mumiy Troll in the 21st century, the most “maritime” group in the world, return to the UK with an anniversary show “Morskaya.20”. The program of these shows will include all the hits; as being a successful band, they have a long and fertile back catalogue to pull from. However, they are still fresh, hungry, and in search of new musical discoveries.

Live dates –

18 Jan – KOKO, London – TICKETS

 

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Guitarnival 2018 https://glasswerk.co.uk/guitarnival-2018/ Wed, 07 Nov 2018 12:19:19 +0000 http://testing.glasswerk.co.uk/?p=919 Jon Gomm presents Guitarnival. A Travelling guitar festival, highlighting new, international guitar players, and of course, a performance from the man himself, Jon Gomm. This inaugural year also features Alexandr Misko (Russia), this years winner of the Total Guitar Guitarist Of The Year Award. In support there is Zac Hobbs in London, and Jamie Ferguson […]

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Jon Gomm presents Guitarnival. A Travelling guitar festival, highlighting new, international guitar players, and of course, a performance from the man himself, Jon Gomm. This inaugural year also features Alexandr Misko (Russia), this years winner of the Total Guitar Guitarist Of The Year Award. In support there is Zac Hobbs in London, and Jamie Ferguson in Leeds.

There is also a master class from Jon in the afternoon at the venues. (These are separate tickets to the evening performances).

Dates:
15 Nov  – 229 London – TICKETS
16 Nov – Leeds College Of Music Leeds – TICKETS

 

Masterclass Tickets are available separately here too:

London – MASTERCLASS TICKETS
Leeds – MASTERCLASS TICKETS

 

 

 

 

More Information:

Jon Gomm

Jon Gomm, based in Leeds, West Yorkshire in the UK, is an acoustic singer-songwriter with a revolutionary virtuoso guitar style, where he uses one acoustic guitar to create drum sounds, bass lines and twisting melodies all at the same time. The emphasis is still on the soulful vocals and songwriting, and his original material is influenced by everything from Robert Johnson to Radiohead.His live shows combine deeply personal performances and a natural wit, with a once seen, never forgotten two-handed guitar style, both physical and complex, producing sounds people can barely believe are coming from a humble acoustic guitar.Jon first laid his hands on a guitar at the age of two (actually it was a ukulele – his parents couldn’t find a guitar small enough). He wrote his first song at the age of six, and was soon accompanying his father, a music critic, to gigs in his hometown of Blackpool. Touring musicians would often stay at the Gomm household on the understanding Jon would get a guitar lesson, meaning he had one-to-one instruction from such blues legends as BB King and Jack Bruce of Cream.Nowadays, Jon tours worldwide. In January 2012 his song Passionflower went viral online, with the video passing 6 million hits, resulting in national TV appearances in the UK, Portugal, Holland, Brazil and Turkey.
Suddenly being catapulted from cult obscurity to mainstream acceptance has been a strange experience for someone so devoted to his craft, and Jon is an unlikely star and remains very much true to his roots in the acoustic circuit of the North of England.Jon is a truly and fiercely independent artist, with his own label and no mainstream industry support, but using mostly online social networks for promotion, he has defied the odds with a huge, truly supportive fanbase resulting in headline tours on all 5 continents, from Australia, Canada and Europe to China and South Africa and South America. His debut CD Hypertension has sold over 50,000 copies at the time of writing, and his second CD Don’t Panic sold out within 3 days of appearing on Amazon. His videos are watched tens of thousands of times within minutes of appearing on Youtube.
www.facebook.com/jongommofficial/

 

Alexandr Misko
www.facebook.com/alexandrmisko/

 

Zac Hobbs
www.facebook.com/zakhobbsmusic/

 

Jamie Ferguson
www.facebook.com/Jamiefergusonmusic/

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Judy Collins: Sondheim & Hits https://glasswerk.co.uk/judy-collins-sondheim-hits/ Tue, 09 Oct 2018 16:00:17 +0000 http://testing.glasswerk.co.uk/?p=942 Thrilling audiences with her unique blend of interpretive folk songs, award-winning American singer-songwriter Judy Collins is heading back to the UK with a great run of dates across the country. 19 January – st ann’s church, manchester  –  TICKETS 20 January – the mackintosh church, glasgow  –  TICKETS 24 January – cecil sharp house, london  […]

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Thrilling audiences with her unique blend of interpretive folk songs, award-winning American singer-songwriter Judy Collins is heading back to the UK with a great run of dates across the country.

19 January – st ann’s church, manchester  –  TICKETS
20 January – the mackintosh church, glasgow  –  TICKETS
24 January – cecil sharp house, london  –  TICKETS
29 January – glee club, birmingham  –  TICKETS

Judy Collins has inspired audiences with sublime vocals, boldly vulnerable songwriting, personal life triumphs, and a firm commitment to social activism. In the 1960s, she evoked both the idealism and steely determination of a generation united against social and environmental injustices. Five decades later, her luminescent presence shines brightly as new generations bask in the glow of her iconic 50-album body of work, and heed inspiration from her spiritual discipline to thrive in the music industry for half a century.

The award-winning singer-songwriter is esteemed for her imaginative interpretations of traditional and contemporary folk standards and her own poetically poignant original compositions. Her stunning rendition of Joni Mitchell’s “Both Sides Now” from her landmark 1967 album, Wildflowers, has been entered into the Grammy Hall of Fame. Judy’s dreamy and sweetly intimate version of “Send in the Clowns,” a ballad written by Stephen Sondheim for the Broadway musical A Little Night Music,won “Song of the Year” at the 1975 Grammy Awards. She’s garnered several top-ten hits gold- and platinum-selling albums. Recently, contemporary and classic artists such as Rufus Wainwright, Shawn Colvin, Dolly Parton, Joan Baez, and Leonard Cohen honored her legacy with the album Born to the Breed: A Tribute to Judy Collins.

www.judycollins.com

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Climax Blues Band https://glasswerk.co.uk/climax-blues-band/ Tue, 09 Oct 2018 15:30:44 +0000 https://glasswerk.co.uk/?p=1003 Renowned godfathers of blues, Climax Blues Band, are back in the UK promoting their new album, ‘Hands Of Time’.   Catch them at:  21st Feb  – Factory Manchester – TICKETS 9th March – at Borderline London – TICKETS CLIMAX BLUES BAND –  The Climax Blues Band of today carries the same standard of quality as it did when […]

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Renowned godfathers of blues, Climax Blues Band, are back in the UK promoting their new album, ‘Hands Of Time’.

 

Catch them at: 

21st Feb  – Factory Manchester – TICKETS

9th March – at Borderline London – TICKETS

CLIMAX BLUES BAND – 

The Climax Blues Band of today carries the same standard of quality as it did when the band formed back in the late 60s and achieved such great success and recognition through the 70s and 80s, huge selling albums like FM / Live and Gold Plated, the 1976 hit single Couldn’t Get It Right (from Gold Plated) and I Love You in 1981, the reputation carrying right through until the tragic death of founder member Colin Cooper in 2008.

Colin’s death could have meant the end of Climax Blues Band but his desire was for the band to continue creating the fine blues blend that the band has been associated with since its formation, and that desire has been accepted with relish by the remaining members of the band.

George Glover has been at the keyboards in Climax since 1981, very much part of the nucleus of the band, Lester Hunt on guitar joined in 1986, drummer Roy Adams in 1987 and Neil Simpson on bass in the early 90s.

This solid unit has flown the Climax flag with tremendous passion and style. Now there is a spring in their step, taking the band forward and already pleasing crowds throughout Europe, the ‘seamless’ transition in carrying on creating the unique Climax sound is the result of hard work, disguised by a band having a great time making music….

Graham Dee was recruited in 2012 to front the band. With his own distinctive style and a pedigree on the blues scene which included performing with The Blues Collective, The Red Lemons and joining ex-Feelgoods in The Lone Sharks as well as session vocals and voice coaching, at the same time Chris ‘Beebe’ Aldridge took on the saxophone duties with a fresh and exciting dynamic sound, both adding their own dimensions to the musicians that have carried the flag for Climax as a unit for over 20 years, in Les’s case over 30 years, and George for nearly 40 years!

Security Alert – The Official Live Bootleg was recorded live at Leek Arts Festival and released in 2015 on ATA. The album was mixed by Roy Wood (Wizzard, ELO, solo).

A brand new album of original songs has been recorded and will be released in January 2019.

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