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 20th October, 8pm, Free Entry

Bristol based Blues/Rock band, playing high energy classics from the great blues vault, as well as material from their three album catalogue. One of the hardest working three pieces around, and arguably Bristol's wildest guitar slinger, catch these guys in the fabulous setting of the Grain Barge!



Thursday 27th October, 8pm, Free Entry

"Silky vocals jangle towards rousing harmonies between beautiful violin solos and finely mastered acoustic guitar from twisted neo-folk band Snufkin. Expect exhilarating toe-tapping rhythm and lifting intricate melodies."
Winners of Bath Folk Festival New Shoots competition 2016, Snufkin are a kind-of choral, twisted folk band performing their own material alongside their own versions of traditional and contemporary material.



Friday 28th October, 7pm, £5 Entry / £8 Entry (& EP) OTD

'This Bristol-based trio benefits from Harry Gould’s lead vocals and guitar, Bubba Erikson’s buoyant bass lines and Sam Snell’s flawless harmonies and percussion... With influences such as Mumford and Sons, Bears Den and Ben Howard, it is clear why Harry and the Gondolas are the perfect accompaniment to go with that cold cider you’re craving. Their chilled nu-folk, acoustic sound and Gould’s deep resonating vocals carry the crowd toe tapping and hand clapping through fast-paced Irish-folk to mellow ballads' - Bristol Live Magazine, Cat Eeles




Thursday 3rd November, 8pm, Free Entry

This is the new roots blues you’ve been waiting for - edgy and innovative and rooted in rock, soul, punk, Americana and -of course- rock ’n roll. Formed by Joe Cribb, Spencer Brown and Matt Jones. Inspired by legends such as Muddy Waters, Bob Dylan and Sea Sick Steve, and drawing influences from punk-blues artists such as Jack White and garage rock band The Jim Jones Revue; Joe Cribb and the Seed Drills are here to revolutionise the UK blues scene with their very loud sound



Thursday 10th November, 8pm, Free Entry

“I was raised by the sounds and the words of redemption song.”
Samuel Jack. A unique, intelligent and emotive storyteller with a rugged soulful vocal that commands the room. Raised on a diet of Blues, Motown, soul and roots music, Samuel was born in London, before moving to Johannesburg at the age of 12.
Last year Samuel Jack had the privilege of opening The Avalon Stage at Glastonbury Festival and he’s been wowing audiences at a string of private clubs in Los Angeles & London.
This year Samuel has appeared at a number of Sofar Sounds


Thursday 17th November, 8pm, Free Entry

BOSS are a Bristol-based hyperpop, disco revival, sonic experience.
"It's extremely rare for a band, particularly a new one, to have it all. Great live music is about talent, looks, performance energy, musicality and songs. Which is what makes Boss rare. They have it all. Go see them!" Damon Minchella- ( Ocean Colour Scene)


Thursday 24th November, 8pm, Free Entry

Karen play a dreamy atmospheric pop, the sound of melancholia that builds and eventually bursts with ringing guitars. A soundtrack for young and old lovers.
Fronted by Davey Woodward, lost lyricist, jester, a maverick indie something, who never stood still. Founder of The Brilliant Corners, playing a crooning jangling pop that was infectious and splendid in a tarnished star kind of way. To the experimental pop band, northern soul vs glam vs electronica . Pop songs for adults who had grown up wrong!