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."
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MAY




HARLEM RHYTHM CATS

Friday 22nd May, 8pm

Boogie Woogie & Blues Band playing the very best smokin' hot classics from the 40's & 50's.

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CYMBIENT

Friday 29th May, 8pm

Cymbient is the musical entity of psychedelic artist Andy Fung. The music is psych-surf-rock with a twist. Arced, his fourth album, is the second released on Folkwit Records. Andy was the front man and main songwriter of Peel favourites Derrero, and is one half of Welsh duo No Thee No Ess, who received press attention and radio play on BBC 6Music. Andy has also played drums for Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci, Richard James, Martin Carr, Cate Le Bon, and is currently on tour with H. Hawkline.

Beautiful melodies and wonderfully orchestrated arrangements from a very special band!"
- Huw Stephens, BBC Radio 1

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+ MARTIN CALLINGHAM

Autumnal, intelligently constructed alt-folk from one-time Joyce The Librarian.

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JUNE


HENRY GREEN

Friday 5th June, 8pm
£5 adv from Bristol Ticket Shop & Wegottickets
Henry Green is a 19 year old singer-songwriter, producer and remixer based in Malmesbury, Wiltshire. His distinctive style is a blend of indie, folk and electronica with melancholic lyrics. His debut EP "Slow" will be released on 1st June via Akira records.

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THE MODEL FOLK

Friday 12th June, 8pm
£4 Adv
Entirely acoustic, from the humble washboard and the throb of the double bass via the wheezing of the harmonium and the shriek of the clarinet.
With a chorus of voices telling tales of steam, soviet farming machinery and 1930s drag queens.
A ramshackle troupe of musicians, unafraid to fraternise with the audience, whipping them into a frenzy of folk and roll.
The Model Folk are a six piece band, hailing from the deepest darkest reaches of North Somerset.


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+ THE ROARING TROWMAN

A group of men who sing sea shanties and songs of the deep

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+ MARK ROGERS & MARY BYRNE

From Brooklyn, NY, Mark and Mary create a brooding, plaintive and lyrically vivid folk noir.

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AUDIO FLUX + SWALLOWFALL

Wednesday 17th June, 8pm
£4 on the door
Bristol's premier independent live music venue The Grain Barge presents NEW underground unsigned TRIPHOP.

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LOST ELEVEN

Friday 19th June, 8pm
£4 on the door
Lost eleven play a mix of country blues and bluegrass material featuring some stunning vocal harmonies and an array of instruments including banjo, harp, ukulele, guitars, keys, bass and drums
Lost eleven are: George may on banjo, harp and vox, Steve webb on bass, jokes and vox, Roger slade on guitar, ukulele and vox, Martin longstaff on keys and John furlong on drums.


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