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

SUN 11 OCT 2015
Joe Driscoll & Sekou Kouyate
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£9.00
THU 15 OCT 2015
From The Jam Ft Bruce Foxton *Please note change of date*
Lemon Tree, Aberdeen£21.00
FRI 16 OCT 2015
Stereo, Glasgow7:30pm£10.00
From The Jam Ft Bruce Foxton
Liquid Room, EdinburghDoors 7pm £21.00
SAT 17 OCT 2015
From The Jam ft. Bruce Foxton *rescheduled from 1/5/15 Please note change of venue
SWG3, GlasgowDoors 7.00pm£21.00
MON 19 OCT 2015
La Luz
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£8.00
TUE 20 OCT 2015
Tallest Man On Earth
O2 ABC 1, Glasgow7.00 p.m.£21.00
THU 22 OCT 2015
Songhoy Blues
SWG3, GlasgowDoors 7.00pm£12.00
Mild High Club
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£7.00
SAT 24 OCT 2015
Ian Siegal (solo)
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£12.00
SUN 25 OCT 2015
O2 ABC, Glasgow7.00pm£15.00
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Liquid Room, EdinburghDoors 7pm£24.00
MON 26 OCT 2015
Stereo, Glasgow8.00 p.m.£11.00
THU 29 OCT 2015
Oui Love Tour: St Lo, Saycet, Acre Tarn
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£5.00
SAT 31 OCT 2015
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£15.50
Hooton Tennis Club
Glad Cafe, ShawlandsDoors 7.30pm£7.00
MON 2 NOV 2015
Stereo, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£17.50
TUE 3 NOV 2015
Atlas Sound
SWG3, GlasgowDoors 7.00pm£15.00
WED 4 NOV 2015
Silent Hill - Live
The Art School, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£25.00
FRI 6 NOV 2015
Hug & Pint, Glasgow7.30 p.m.£8.00
SUN 8 NOV 2015
Bill Ryder-Jones
The Mash House, EdinburghDoors 7.30pm£9.00
THU 12 NOV 2015
Beans On Toast
Stereo, GlasgowDoors 7.00pm£10.00
SAT 14 NOV 2015
Electric Circus, Edinburgh7pm £16.50
FRI 20 NOV 2015
Mdou Moctar
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£10.00
SAT 21 NOV 2015
Mdou Moctar
Electric Circus, EdinburghDoors 7.00pm£10.00
SUN 22 NOV 2015
Zervas & Pepper
Electric Circus, EdinburghDoors 7.30pm£10.00
FRI 27 NOV 2015
The Orb (Live) + Dave DK
Electric Circus, EdinburghDoors 7pm £22
SAT 28 NOV 2015
La Belle Angele, EdinburghDoors 7pm£12.50
THU 10 DEC 2015
The Beat
La Belle Angele, Edinburgh7PM £19.00
FRI 11 DEC 2015
The Beat
SWG3, Glasgow7pm£19.00
Poetry Club, SWG3, GlasgowDoors 7.00pm£10.00
Blanck Mass (Ben Power of F*ck Buttons)
+ special guests
Stereo, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£10.00