Grain Barge

Music

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."
Bristol 24-7





NOVEMBER




MATTHEW & ME

Thursday 27th November, 7.30pm
£5 adv tickets. Click here to buy

Titanic yet ethereal, chaotic yet haunting, Matthew & Me create alternative pop like no other band. Their songs see beginnings of contemplative hush transform into leviathan choruses, capable of filling cathedrals. Lead singer, Matthew Board’s haunting vocals evoke a magical quality to their music, adding an otherworldly layer to the band’s sound.

"The band have the air of a project which exists so far from the metropolitan mainstream that it has been allowed to grow in whichever direction it likes.” - THE CLASH

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MR TEA & THE MINIONS

Friday 28th November, 8pm
£5 on the door

Mr Tea and the Minions blend genres such as Balkan Beats, Gypsy Swing, Ska, Dub and Funk with an infusion of soulful melodies, cheeky Eastern riffs and booming beats and Bass! They are known to infect audiences with dancing and silliness.

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+ MAMA NICE

Mama Nice are an eight piece curiosity-shop swing band from Bristol, playing a mix of upbeat vintage, gypsy and folk tunes fronted by soulful female vocals. Sweet harmonies tell winding tales of curious people and places. Bittersweet yet delectable.



DECEMBER



JACKSON HILL

Friday 5th December, 8pm
£4 on the door

Jackson Hill are a folk band from Bristol, Their music is compelling and often unusual with Banjo, Melodica, guitar, ukulele and soulful harmonies.

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THE GREEN RIVER ROCK BAND

Friday 12th December, 8pm
£5 on the door

A Green Rock River Band show will promise loud, brash string band music; banjos, fiddles, guitars and washboards all over-scored by melodic trombone and soaring three part harmonies. This London based outfit are a hybrid of old time sounds that universally connects with audiences all over, a sound that has echoed throughout decades of music history, in music hall, Americana, folk tradition and jazz. All this blended with a contemporary sound. Modern songwriting and original arrangements for 21st century audiences wanting to connect with a music that runs a little deeper, a little more primitive than the clean over produced sound of modern folk and pop.

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THE RELAY RIPS XMAS PARTY

Friday 20th December, 8pm
£5 on the door


Upbeat horn-fuelled folk-rock, skiffle-punk, country-soul & rock n roll troupe curate a special festive bonanza. Line-up TBC


JANUARY



"TANGLED UP IN DYLAN": THE OPEN SECRETS PLAY THE SONGS OF BOB DYLAN

Friday 9th January, 8pm
£4 on the door

Americana that combines the best of modern country and old-time mountain music, with an emotional intensity that is all their own. But if you are looking for reference points you could do worse than triangulate Gillian Welch Steve Earle and the Band. Tonight they play two sets of pure Dylan songs

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Previously on our stage...

Sam Amidon, Tim Eriksen, Alasdair Roberts, Tiny Ruins, Kate Tempest, Andy Sheppard, Bob Lind, Emily Portman, Diane Cluck, Curtis Eller, Gravenhurst, David Thomas Broughton, Dan Michaelson, Dan Haywood, Beth Porter & The Availables, Myshkin, Joseph Arthur, Rene Lopez, Ottersgear, Willard Grant Conspiracy, Orchestre Tout Puissant Marcel Duchamp, Goan Dogs, Howlin' Lord, Schnauser, Glis Glis, Joyce The Librarian, Boxcar Aldous Huxley, Annette Berlin, Clayton Blizzard, Daisy Chapman, Robin Nolan Trio, Sheelanagig, Hinkley Veltones, The Dukes of Mumbai, Ant Noel & The Peabody Drakes, Matt Alber, Twin Falls, I Am Horse, SJ Esau, Thomas Ford, Medicine Creek, Gerard & The Watchmen, Snowapple, The Duckworths, Stevie-Jo Dooley, The Veees, Eyebrow, My Two Toms, Phil King, War Against Sleep, Jim Evans, Lonely Tourist, Jilk, Snorkel, Three Cane Whale, Pete Roe, Duotone, This is The Kit, Message to Bears, Protest Crayon, Pepino, The Rumble O's, Hot Feet, Ygnve & The Innocent, Bert Miller & The Animal Folk, The Liftmen, Georgia Ruth, French for Rabbits, Eastpole Orchestra, Coppe, Woodpecker Woooliams, Empty Pools, Crowhailer, Burgess & Slide, The Bad Joke That Ended Well, The Relay Rips, Menage a Trois, The Brackish, The Rin Tins, Shambolique, Rachael Dadd, Ichi, Rozi Plain, The Kestor String Band, The Weary Band, Something Anorak, The May Birds, Sam Brookes, Anne Janelle & James Hill, North Sea Navigator, Mizizi, RM Hubbert, Mama Nice, Liz Green, Rita Lynch, Lisa Knapp, Ruth Gordon, Gavin Osborn, MJ Hibbett, Grace Petrie, Two Wings, Landslide Purist, Jack Cheshire