Grain Barge


Every Thursday night (and sometimes on other days) we showcase quality live music from established and up-and-coming acts.

Doors open at 8pm.
Most nights, free entry.

"...Grain Barge is hot on Thekla's heels for nailing some of those local musicians on the cusp of stardom."
Bristol 24-7

Supported by Korev"Cornish Lager With Soul"



Thursday 2nd February, 8pm, Free Entry

Likened to Wild Beasts, Slowdive and Arcade Fire, Wasuremono 's music is described as "Rich sky-scraping pop with beautiful melancholic lyrics...Bringing together aspects of pop, indie and dreamscape." Their ever developing live show incorporates intricate guitar styles and soundscapes, synths played by hands and feet and choral harmonies.



Channeling the spirit of Marlene Dietrich and Siouxie Sioux, Shoun Shoun mixes quirky dissonance and drones with interchanging sweet and strong, in-your-face vocals. A truly unique band.


Thursday 9th February, 8pm, Free Entry

Mind Your Music are an organisation that promote better mental health through the creation and performance of music. Based in Bristol and the surrounding areas MYM work with survivors of mental health diffculties regardless of their previous musical experience to produce high quality music. Some of the activities we have provided include music workshops, individual tuition, recording opportunities and live gigs, as well as workshops in other settings for example rehab centers. Tonight will celebrate a showcase of all the various musical projects currently undertaken.



Thursday 16th February, 8pm, £7adv from here

Following the release of 2016's LP 'Deluxe', the truly fantastic Trouble In Mind signees Omni make their debut UK appearance. The brainchild of three former Deerhunter / Carnivores members, the Atlanta natives are going to ripple the marina with their own brand of jangled post-punk.



Thursday 23rd February, 8pm, Free Entry

The Rosa Gray Band are a unique feelgood upbeat outfit blending jazzy pop with a strong soul vibe. With sassy songs and cheeky lyrics this Bristol based sextet take inspiration from Caro Emerald, Amy Winehouse and The Cat Empire...



An 8 piece group of shiney horn owners playing 'brassed-up' arrangements of popular songs in a New Orleans brass band style.


Thursday 2nd March, 8pm, Free Entry

B. Moody and the Sky Pilots delve deep into the pockets of American religious music,blending the blues with old-time gospel, European folk and more exotic sounds besides. Complete with rag-tag choir, B. Moody embodies the unwavering spirit of the soapbox preacher, with wit and ire to hand in equal measure.
The evening will be compèred by William J. Henry, tireless syllable-smith and storyteller. WJ's enticing blend of rhythmic precision and flamboyant dispersal of the English language is sure to engage both conscious mind and discerning ear. With the addition of special guests True Strays and Kaines, this will be a most unique evening's entertainment, rich in musical heritage and lyrical prowess.


Thursday 9th March, 8pm, Free Entry

Mike Dennis is a classically-trained violinist whose boyhood love of Run DMC, Beastie Boys and Gangstarr led him to create a unique kind of string-heavy hip hop music he half-seriously refers to as Violinica.

"Violin in hand and a multitude of effects and loop pedals at his feet, he builds up to a string and percussion crescendo before opening his mouth and… wow! This guy doesn’t just spit rhymes, they just cascade out at a speed that is as ferocious as his lyrics." - Wake The Deaf (Ben Gallivan)


Thursday 23rd March, 8pm, Free Entry

MEDICINE CREEK are a foot stomping old time string band featuring Nuala Honan (vocals, guitar, harmonica), with Aaron Catlow (violin, percussion, vocals) from Sheelanagig and Dorian Sutton (double bass, vocals). The band specialise in rootsy bluegrass and Americana, with sweet harmonies and dark tales. Audiences are are advised to sing loud, dance fast and drink heavily.