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 4 DEC 2016
The Lemon Twigs
Nice N Sleazy, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£7.50
A Giant Dog
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7:30pm£7.50
MON 5 DEC 2016
PWR BTTM + The Spook school
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7.30pmSOLD OUT
TUE 6 DEC 2016
The Burning Hell
plus Bodyheat
Hug & Pint, Glasgow7.30 p.m.£9.00
THU 8 DEC 2016
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7:30pm£6.00
FRI 9 DEC 2016
Dr. John Cooper Clarke & Hugh Cornwell
O2 ABC 1, Glasgow7.00 p.m£24.50
Kathryn Joseph
Mono, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£11.00
+ Support
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£7.00
SAT 10 DEC 2016 - TUE 27 SEP 2016
Beardyman * note venue change*
Stereo, GlasgowDoors 7.00pm£19.00
FRI 16 DEC 2016
Roddy Woomble's Christmas Hootenanny
Teviot Debating Hall, EdinburghDoors 7.30pmSold Out
SAT 17 DEC 2016
De Rosa: Ten Years of 'Mend'
CCA, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£10.00
SAT 31 DEC 2016
NYE at The Art School
The Art School, Glasgow10.00 p.m.£26.50/£30
TUE 24 JAN 2017
Beach Slang *rescheduled from Monday 7th Nov
Mono, Glasgow7.30 p.m.£12.00
SAT 28 JAN 2017
The National Whisky Festival of Scotland 2017
SWG3, Glasgow12pm / 4.00pm£35.00
SUN 5 FEB 2017
Big Thief
The Mash House, EdinburghDoors 7.30pm£10.50
FRI 24 FEB 2017
Stereo, GlasgowDoors 7.00pm£9.50
FRI 10 MAR 2017
Electric Circus, EdinburghDoors 7pm£10.00
THU 16 MAR 2017
Factory Floor
In Quadrophonic Sound
SWG3, GlasgowDoors 7.00pm£13.00
FRI 17 MAR 2017
Cloud Nothings
Stereo, GlasgowDoors 7.00pm£10.00
MON 20 MAR 2017
Ben Haenow
Drygate, GlasgowDoors 7:30pm£12.50
TUE 28 MAR 2017
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£7.50
WED 5 APR 2017
Manu Delgado Handmade
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£10.00