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 2nd June, 8pm, Free Entry

One of the South West's finest blues bands. The incredible vocals of Kirris Riviere will take you back to old time greats like Muddy Waters, BB king and Buddy Guy.
Backed by some of the region's finest exponents of the blues.



Thursday 9th June, 8pm, Free Entry

Defined by Webster's dictionary as "Different from the ordinary, usual or expected", rapper Offbeat more than lives up to his name. With a style that has been described as “Mike Skinner meets Will from the Inbetweeners”, Offbeat’s trademark humour and lighthearted lyrics perfectly encapsulate the fun and upbeat energy of the Swing-inspired beats over which he raps, resulting in a truly original and feel good sound.



Thursday 16th June, 8pm, Free Entry

Megs Emrys offers a rare combination of poetic yet powerful songs which effortlessly meld Latin American sounds with her Celtic roots. And accompanied by a unique band steeped in blues and rock influences that can make you both dance and dream.

"Ed Lofstedt is one of Berkshire’s hottest singer song writers, he has a back catalogue of songs that most musicians would kill for. Sounding like a young Billy Bragg, we love him and so will you.”



Friday 17th June, 8pm

Derdniks are four slick hepcats gammin straight outta the west with the swinginest rocknrollinest righteous riffs a Jumpin Jack or Jill can jive to. No jibber jabber here, just straight up ice cold jams.


Thursday 23rd June, 8pm, Free Entry

Belinda is a newly emerging talent in the soul/blues scene, thanks to her Winehouse-like ability to silence a crowd with her ethereal vocals. She is backed by her hand picked favourite blues/soul virtuoso musicians. At times the band burn intensely through solos and at others simmer gently beneath Belle's vocals. Her trio make for a night that's powerful from all angles!


Thursday 30th June, 8pm, Free Entry

"they play a beautiful set of folk-drenched indie. Stunning strings compliment the catchy tunes, such as Speakeasy. With sniffs of Johnny Flynn and Show of Hands and a George Ezra-esque growl to his vocals at the end, it makes for compelling watching." - Bristol 24/7



Thursday 7th July, 8pm, Free 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.

Whitemanferno have played a vast array of private parties, weddings, fundraisers, barns and pubs. A professional band that pride themselves on having a ruddy laugh at every ruddy opportunity (wink)



Thursday 21st July, 8pm, £8 adv from Bristol Ticket Shop and Wegottickets - buy tickets here

Curtis Eller is a banjo player, songwriter and rock & roll singer. After beginning his show business career at the age of seven as a juggler and acrobat, the Detroit native turned to the banjo and lit out for New York City where he rose to obscurity as "New York's angriest yodeling banjo player". Siting Buster Keaton, Abraham Lincoln and Elvis Presley as his primary musical influences, Eller became a staple of the beer halls, burlesque houses and underground theaters of the eastern seaboard.