Grain Barge


Every Thursday 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."
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Thursday 30th July , 8pm, £3 entry

Formed in 2012 to arrest the alarming decline in middle class gangster rap groups, Whitemanferno bring you their unique take on hip-hop, funk, and party classics. With only one member over 30, and a ringing endorsement from their Mums, these four Bristolian lads present a set full of surprises, from Snoop to Stevie, and Cameo to Coolio.




Thursday 6th August, 8pm
£4 adv from Bristol Ticket Shop Wegottickets
Circe’s Diner are a Bristolian five piece that weave wondrous tales of love, loss, friendship and tigers against a backdrop of Americana, Roots and Folk music. These acoustic alchemists, with their amalgamation of endearingly honest songwriting and instrumentation, will echo heartbeats, blending infectious melodies and dreamy harmonies for a most intoxicating journey that will leave you thoroughly charmed.
With an impressive back catalogue of original material and performances in some of Bristol’s most nostalgic venues including The Fleece, The Folk House and The Thekla, Circe’s Diner are set to release their first EP in the spring next year, fortuitously coinciding with the premier of ‘High Tide’, a new indie film staring Melanie Walters, which features one of their songs on the soundtrack.



Thursday 20th August, 8pm

Bristol Alt Roots Rockers the Long Pours are forging a strong fan base across the South West, with their own blend of Americana/ indie Rock and Grunge. A brilliantly cohesive unit, musical styles and rhythms are effortlessly merged to create a unique sonic signature. Lead singer Ben Fernihough surely has one of the best Blues Rock voices around, and his ability to add light and shade to the bands intricately melodic numbers is a revelation. As happy blasting out riff driven Rock as Country tinged balladry, the Long Pours never fail to deliver a barnstorming set



Thursday 27th August, 8pm
£5 adv from Bristol Ticket Shop and Wegottickets
Since their formation as a duo in mid 2013, multi award-winning acoustic guitarist Will McNicol and drummer Luke Selby have been gaining rave reviews for their live performances up and down the country. Both highly respected and in-demand instrumentalists in their respective fields, the combination of Will’s intricate melodic fingerstyle playing on both steel and nylon string guitars and Luke’s explosive rhythms on kit and percussion has been making a unique impression.

Setting themselves a mission of traversing the globe in their live performances, the duo draw on influences from Brazilian sambas through to driving West-African rhythms, Celtic folk melodies to North American foot-stamping blues numbers. Combining this worldwide diversity with Will & Luke's virtuosic instrumental aility and sensitive musicaility has created an exhilerating live show, full of surprises which have gained them more than a few standing ovations. Their passion for musical traditions from around the world has culminated in a collection of diverse original compositions, as well as-reworkings of seminal works in a vareity of genres, which have been released as their debut album "Hitchhiker".