|Every Friday night we showcase quality live music from established and up-and-coming acts.
Doors open at 8pm.
|"...Grain Barge is hot on Thekla's heels for nailing some of those local musicians on the cusp of stardom."
LOS COJONESThursday 2nd July, 8pm
£3 on the door
Good-time, no-nonsense, passionate Soul, Blues and Reggae troupe led by Elliott Hall and Sarapunzel. Playing big favourites with some expertly spun originals this is a night to slip on your dancing shoes.
ANDY J WILLIAMS ALBUM LAUNCH PARTYFriday 10th July, 8pm
"soaring guitars touched with electronic wizardry"
"great music and lyrics that provoke thought throughout"
"clever lyrics dripping with pathos and irony"
- BBC Introducing
HARBOURFEST 2015Saturday 18th 12-9pm & Sunday 19th July 1-7pm,
Two days of live music, DJs, food stalls and Bristol
Beer Factory bar, glorious sunshine (fingers crossed) and, of course,
the fantastic view from the harbour.
>>>>> SATURDAY <<<<<<
THE DUKES OF MUMBAI
Red-hot and riff-tastic surf garage pop instrumentalists.
Fantastic Prog-Pop mixed with whimsical Psychedelia.
A bewildering collage of home-found sounds with the ambient soundscapes
of washy synths, insect-like clicks & cuts, and huge gorgeous
waves of all encompassing experimental noise.
Beautiful Dream Pop inventions from Bradford on Avon.
THE RELAY RIPS
Upbeat horn-fuelled folk-rock, skiffle-punk, country-soul & rock n roll.
THE EVIL USSES
No Wave Jazz Rock quartet causing sensory explosion.
Three sparkling Dutch ladies making sweet, earthy and harmonic Folk Chanson.
Ace Folk-Punk-Pop from Jet MacDonald and band.
Golden voiced Folk duo.
>>>> SUNDAY <<<<<
POOR OLD DOGS
Wild, raucous and unruly Folk-Stomp ensemble.
A Lynchian mix of Blues, Roots and Garage-Noir.
CEILIDH DANCE with MR MEDLER
A one man blues cyclone from Plymouth. Delta guitar picking, blues shouting giant and fire-breathing harmonica colossus.
Soulful, heartfelt blues performed with a rich, raw and energetic sound.
Devonshire folk duo weaving mysterious imagery and tender lyrics.
BURGESS & SLIDEThursday 23rd July , 8pm, £3 entry
Burgess and Slide are an East Bristol trio playing 21st century
country blues and telling tales of the common folks lives in songs you
can dance, weep and drink to.
Lead vocalist and wordsmith in chief, Burgessís voice is equal
parts silk and gravel. His trademark unhurried delivery is reminiscent
of Fred Neil and Jackson C. Frank, punctuated by Dylan inspired
harmonica breaks. Slide Hambidge drives the music with his intricate
guitar work and idiosynchratic rhythms developed before his previous
career as guitarist to John E. Vistic.
Stand up bass man Bill Cramptonís deep tones make the music stomp
and pump, ebb and flow. The sound is as infectious as it is intriguing.Listen
+ LEO JAMESDrawing influence from past and present folk,
blues and country musicians from both sides of the Atlantic, Leoís music
has been described as soulful mix of no nonsense honest song writing,
warm husky vocals, intricate finger style and shimmering lap steel
+ BECCY ELDERGentle and evocative country folk and Americana.