The John Langan Band




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'The John Langan Band offer a collection of songs and tunes that take us on a vertigo inducing reel around European and American acoustic traditions delivering with a jagged, punky and irresistible edge. That three guys from Glasgow could conspire to create such an immense sound between them is not unprecedented, but to achieve this with such lyrical and instrumental flair is a rare, rare thing' Neil McFadyen, Folk Radio UK
‘Astonishing work, boundlessly inventive... driving rhythms and mesmerising folk melodies' R2 Magazine
‘The band possess an originality and dramatic edge that pushes into new and highly energetic territory' Songlines Magazine, 4 stars`
‘Un-categorise able and irresistible’ Acoustic Magazine
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High energy, unhinged, and musically extravagant, taking traditional acoustic idioms and delivering with punk abandonment and virtuosic flare. A dynamic three piece offering a unique sound emerging from Celtic, Gypsy Swing, Roma and Flamenco and tuned in savvy.

Wrapping pan European traditional acoustic music with infectious grooves, epic, pounding, sing along, punch the air anthems to intricately arranged instrumentals.

Challenging the limitations of what people might expect acoustic instruments to sound like, the use of bowed harmonics between fiddle and bass can be as menacing and eerie as it can be psychedelic and mesmerising.

Percussion provided by the front man Langan, whilst singing and driving the rhythm guitar, he somehow co-ordinates the operating of a Cajon and a tambourine with his feet bringing the driving, swinging groove of the rhythm guitar together with his foot percussion resulting in an impressively tight band sound with a tempo that is free to go anywhere. Add scorching hot fiddle lines and a guy thumping the groove out a double bass

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Oran Mor

Byres Road
United Kingdom
G12 8QX

Venue Details

WED 26 OCT 2016
Amber Arcades
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£8.50
THU 27 OCT 2016
She Drew The Gun
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£8.00
FRI 28 OCT 2016
The Beat
Drygate, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£22.00
The Posies
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£17.50
Bossy Love
The Mash House, EdinburghDoors 7pm £7.50
SAT 29 OCT 2016
Hooton Tennis Club
Stereo, Glasgow7.00 p.m.£9.00
Bossy Love
Poetry Club, SWG3, GlasgowDoors 7.00pm£7.50
Robyn Hitchcock
CCA, GlasgowDoors 7.30pmSOLD OUT
SUN 30 OCT 2016
Zombie Zombie
Stereo, Glasgow7.30 p.m.£12.00
Oh Pep!
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£6.00
MON 31 OCT 2016
Telegram & Phobophobes
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£8.00
WED 2 NOV 2016
Bright Light Bright Light
and Chad Valley
Stereo, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£10.50
Simone Felice
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£15.00
FRI 4 NOV 2016
Nap Eyes
Hug & Pint, Glasgow7.30 p.m.£8.50
The Cinematic Orchestra
Kathryn Joseph
O2 Academy, GlasgowDoors 7.00pm£27.50
SUN 6 NOV 2016
Uncle Lucius
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£10.00
MON 7 NOV 2016
Margaret Glaspy * please note venue change*
Stereo, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£8.00
Beach Slang
Mono, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£12.00
TUE 8 NOV 2016
The Wytches
Oran Mor, GlasgowDoors 7:30pm£10.00
THU 10 NOV 2016
Stereo, GlasgowDoors 7.00pm£9.00
SUN 13 NOV 2016
C. MacLeod
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£8.00
TUE 15 NOV 2016
Sarah Jaffe
+ support
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£7.50
THU 17 NOV 2016
Julia Holter
The Art School, GlasgowDoors 7.00pm£18.50
Charlotte Carpenter
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£6.50
FRI 18 NOV 2016
The Art School, GlasgowDoors 7.00pm£15.00
McIntosh Church, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£20.00
SAT 19 NOV 2016
Mutual Benefit
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£10.00
SUN 20 NOV 2016
Beans on Toast
Stereo, GlasgowDoors 7.00pm£12.00
TUE 22 NOV 2016
Rachael Yamagata
Mono, GlasgowDoors 7.00pm£12.00
Three Trapped Tigers
Stereo, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£11.00
WED 23 NOV 2016
How To Dress Well
Stereo, GlasgowDoors 8.00pm£11.00