Catch Folk Sensations Glymjack in Our Region
Featuring Show of Hands legends Phil Beer and Steve Knightley, and Sam Kelly percussionist Evan Carson, debut album Light the Evening Fire has swept the folk world, with airplay across BBC radio, Acoustic declaring Glymjack “as good as contemporary folk comes” and the accompanying video being viewed 50,000 times on Facebook.
Live, Greg is joined in an acoustic duo line-up by fiddle virtuoso Gemma Gayner, expanding to a trio with bassist Dickon Collinson, delivering a high energy, harmony-rich set of hard-hitting original songs and English folk tunes, which has brought the house down at Cambridge Folk Festival and Broadstairs Folk Week. The line-ups tour the UK throughout 2019, while Glymjack unveiled a six piece festival band line up at Rochester Sweeps Festival in May.
Away from Glymjack, Greg plays in The Phil Beer Band and has composed music for films including Alan Partridge. Greg’s award-winning songs have been called “genius” (Rolling Stone), “inspired” (The Times) and “captivating” (Q magazine).
The word “Glymjack” is Victorian criminal underworld slang for a street child who led strangers through the streets of London at night with a lantern
Previously described as “a dynamic, fiddle driven force to be reckoned with” (Maverick), or simply “brilliant folk music” (fRoots), Glymjack’s music is pitched somewhere between the gritty Americana of Nebraska-era Bruce Springsteen and the string-laden indie-folk of Blue Rose Code.
Local appearances include:
- FolkEast – 16th – 19th August
- Ely Folk Club – 16th October
- Colchester Folk Club – 25th November