Paul Goodwin grew up in London but lives in Cambridge now. He spent the first decade of the 2000’s dragging his guitar around the rail network and on the odd plane, playing his quietly heartbreaking songs anywhere that would have him, to anyone who would listen, and quite a few people that wouldn’t. His music has taken him all over the UK as well as to Canada, France and America and he’s played alongside acts ranging from Alessi’s Ark to Waterson:Carthy to Wayne Hussey. His painstakingly produced first album, Scars came out in 2009 and the follow up mini-album Trinkets and Offcuts was released in summer 2011. His well received second full album The Northern Lights In The Neon Tube eventually followed in late 2016. Real life things have taken over lately and this rare full band show will be the first time he’s played in a year and a half.
“a truly astonishing album… As insights into and articulation of the dark recesses of the human condition go, Scars is pretty hard to beat” – Maverick Magazine
“These are songs of depth and intensity… a sombre, but compelling experience” – Whisperin’ and Hollerin’
“sounds… like Joe Cole giving a post match interview” – Uncut
Glymjack is the indie-folk project of Cambridge singer-songwriter Greg McDonald.
Born out of a recording collaboration with Show of Hands legends Phil Beer and Steve Knightley Glymjack’s debut album Light the Evening Fire received rave reviews, with Acoustic declaring Glymjack “as good as contemporary folk comes”.
The term “Glymjack” is Victorian criminal underworld slang for a street child who led strangers through the streets of London at night with a lantern.
Greg’s award-winning songs have previously been called “genius” (Rolling Stone), “captivating” (Q magazine), and “enough to remind you why you got into music in the first place” (Tom Robinson, BBC 6music).
With James Scallan from The Pony Collaboration