Music

Free live music, every day!

Bringing you a vibrant and eclectic mix from Monday to Saturday from 9.30pm and Sunday from 4pm.

Big Tunes from a whole host of amazing Dj’s Every Friday & Saturday after the Bands

New for Every Sunday Eve after the Band – B-sides: JON5!, Alterior, Skint & a whole host of guest dj’s present classic and modern jazz, soul and symphonic music

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Sefrial

Sefrial

Wednesday 23rd July

Naming your band from a moody tune by New York art-musician John Zorn is a pretty serious statement of intent, but alto-sax player Sophie Stockham knows exactly what she’s doing with this new sextet. Could that be why she’s drawn … Continue reading

Tantz

Tantz

Thursday 24th July

Once those familiar Yiddish tunes have been through the Tantz treatment they’ll never be the same again. The Leeds-based quintet call it ElectroKlezmer, with whiplash rhythms and heart-catching bass and drums that could almost displace the virtuoso clarinet and violin … Continue reading

Noya Rao

Noya Rao

Friday 25th July

Here’s a real coolness, all the way from Leeds. Electronicist Tom Henry’s subliminal hip-hop trio – featuring uber-drummer Matt ’Tantz’ Davies – treads a Warpish path between trancy ambience and cinematic grooves. Chilling – but in a good way, naturally. … Continue reading

Silvestre y La Naranja

Silvestre y La Naranja

Saturday 26th July

Formed in 2011, this folk/psychedelic rock band from Buenos Aires, Argentina run the voodoo down from folkish or country bands like Mumfords, Fleet Foxes or The Tallest Man on Earth to psychedelic projects like Tame Impala and Toro y Moi, … Continue reading

Julia Turner

Julia Turner

Sunday 27th July

Finding herself on a street corner in Melbourne pushed Bristol singer-songwriter Julia Turner to take the plunge and busk. It worked, thanks to a natural aptitude for jazzy vocals and a degree in music from Leeds University, but it was … Continue reading

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Leonie Evans Blues Session

Monday 28th July

She’s artful enough in that Rae band, but deep down there’s a proper blues belter, Memphis Minnie style, in Leonie Evans heart. Here’s the blues, then, raw and proper, sweet’n’sour from the dark corner of a St Louis whorehouse or … Continue reading

Colm Gray

Colm Grey

Tuesday 29th July

A wandering troubadour from Kilkennie, Colm Grey catches inspiration from the old traditions and the world around him and weaves them into contemporary folk songs that fit his easy-going reflective style. http://www.breakingtunes.com/colmgray  

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CCTV Allstars (Trio)

Wednesday 30th July

When blues and folk  singer/guitarist Eddy Allen relocated from Prague to Brighton he managed to smuggle his unlicensed homemade musical brew with him, aka CCTV Allstars. It’s a potent punch of equal parts ska, punk, reggae, jazz and Latin, shaken … Continue reading

Woohoo Revue

BBC Introducing: The Woohoo Revue + Robin Mitchell + Jake Meeking

Thursday 31st July

BBC Introducing takes a musical journey down gloucester road to stokes croft and we are really pleased to be part of this fantastic night featuring… Woohoo Revue – You know the kind of music that makes you go ‘woohoo!’ don’t … Continue reading

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Soul Ingredients + Diss Miss

Friday 1st August

This powerful gang of seven packs a big band punch thanks to its all-star line-up of seasoned players and the mighty vocals of Pete Coggins. Expect original soul and R’n’B with slick groves and big brass flourishes.

Future Dub Orchestra

Future Dub Orchestra

Saturday 2nd August

Flexible collective pulled together by composer/producer JT Clarke to realise his electro-dub fusion ideas by way of deeply bass-driven tunes with easy dancehall grooves http://futureduborchestra.co.uk

Dai and the ramblers

Dai & The Ramblers

Sunday 3rd August

Dai & The Ramblers – Here’s a folksome sound rambling down the M4 from That London in the shape of acoustic 4-piece led by Dai Price with an implausible set list that includes The Band’s anthemic The Weight., N’Awlins playground … Continue reading

Canteen Jazz Session

Canteen Jazz Sessions

Monday 4th August

An open jazz jam session for seasoned players to join the house trio and others in exploring classic jazz & latin tunes.

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Twelve Months of Summer

Tuesday 5th August

Monthly showcase of the best acts from the acoustic scene pulled together by the sparkling Miss Rosina Buck (who is one such herself).

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Mike Collins Quartet

Wednesday 6th August

Pianist Mike Collins always delivers thoughtful, spacious jazz originality with a distinct European flavour in many of his lyrical compositions. It’s a special treat when his regular trio becomes this foursome with straight-ahead sax man Lee Goodall. http://www.mikecollinstrio.com

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Dakhla

Thursday 7th August

Uniquely fabulous (or fabulously unique) acoustic drum & brass outfit that summons the spirit of Balkan wedding bands and New Orleans marching hip-hop with Charlotte Ostafew’s amazing baritone sax swinging funkily throughout. http://dakhla.bandcamp.com

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The Recks

Friday 8th August

So – what sort of music do they make in Sark, the tiny and famously car-free Channel Island? To judge by their finest musical export The Recks pretty much anything goes, from psych-folk to electroswing and louche cabaret. Multi-genre peculiarity … Continue reading

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Wormfood feat. Golden Boys & Dj Remi

Saturday 9th August

They just want you to dance, you know, so they’ll give you almost anything you want, beatwise, from chirpy Afropop to bleeping electrodisco and raunchy urban funk grooves topped by sassy theatrical vocals with a distant echo from the Pet … Continue reading

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Redhillbillies

Sunday 10th August

Sometimes you don’t need to do anything to a classic song except give it respect and do it right. That’s clearly the Redhillbillies’ philosophy and they rustle up a fine acoustic Country’n’Western sound, complete with harmony vocals, for a bunch … Continue reading

Canteen Hip Hop Session

Hip Hop Session

Monday 11th August

Guest MCs and musicians join the rhythm section of the ultra-funky DeCyphers collective for a monthly exploration of all things hip (and, indeed, hop). https://www.facebook.com/DeCyphersTrio

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Schmoozenbergs

Tuesday 12th August

Don’t know where they got that monicker from but they got the music from gypsy campfires and Paris cafes where the name Django has nothing to do with Quentin Tarrantino and everything to do with swinging beats and fancy finger … Continue reading

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Rival Attraction

Wednesday 13th August

Hard-hitting jazz fusion quintet playing classic grooving numbers from the likes of Yellow Jackets, David Sanborn and John Scofield. With a history of playing together and separately for 30 years they know what they’re doing. http://www.reverbnation.com/rivalattraction

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Richard O’Brien

Thursday 14th August

Sometimes even the most disciplined of bass players just has to let it all out, and busy Mango Factory/Murrumbidgee twangster Richard O’Brien is no exception as this lively combo demonstrates. Expect some great jazz-rock grooving with fretwork firestorms aplenty. http://www.richardobrienmusic.com

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Hermigervill

Friday 15th August

Oh Lordy but this lot are wondrous strange! Imagine you were stuck in Iceland with only battery operated synth toys trying to make a party soundtrack that will please hipsters and grannies in equal measure … who you gonna call? … Continue reading

Hot-Sprockets

Hot Sprockets

Saturday 16th August

There’s a hard-rockin’ streak been running right through Ireland since the time of Rory Gallagher, Gary Moore and Phil Lynott but it’s rarely found such a steel-capped bunch of exponents as the fivesome line-up of Hot Sprockets who riff it … Continue reading

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Molly Miranda King Quartet

Sunday 17th August

Taking classic R’n’B and Gospel songs as her starting point, ace jazz vocalist Molly shows another equally impressive side of her talents in this more soulful setting. Naturally her cool band are with her all the way. http://www.mollymirandaking.com

Canteen Jazz Session

Canteen Jazz Sessions

Monday 18th August

An open jazz jam session for seasoned players to join the house trio and others in exploring classic jazz & latin tunes.

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Daniel Schamroth & Andy Watts

Tuesday 19th August

Two singer songwriters who’ve both pitched their musical tents a little off the highway, albeit in separate left fields. Devonian Daniel Schanroth calls his style Indie Acoustic, which accounts for a rocky edge in his tunes, while multi-instrumentalist Andy Watts … Continue reading

In Place of War

In Place of War

Wednesday 20th August

For the second year running we’re proud to welcome ten artists from around the world to join with some great local musicians in celebrating the unifying power of music in the face of armed conflict. What’s remarkable is that the … Continue reading

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Uncle Ecstasy/Evil Usses

Thursday 21st August

Oh yes! You will SOOOO like these two one-offs, assuming your ears are open wide enough to encompass the free-thinking musical mischief they perpetrate. Evil Usses start where Frank Zappa left his lunchbox, at the crossroads leading from here to … Continue reading

Los Mercenarios

Los Mercenarios

Friday 22nd August

Let’s talk heavyweight funk with jazz attitude. Or dub. Or  Latin, likewise?  This well-established outfit delivers the lot with all the credibility you could wish for. With playing credentials that range from K’Chevere to Dub From Atlantis Los Mercenarios is … Continue reading

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Special Guest!

Saturday 23rd August

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Quirkish Delights

Sunday 24th August

A small band with big ideas and a world of inspiration, combining the musical talents of Chris Powell (guitar/vocals) and Gina Griffin (violin/vocals) with a heap of stagecraft and unlimited imagination. Their music is a weird (and catchy) global pop … Continue reading

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Slimline Henry

Monday 25th August

Henry Slim’s dust-voiced Americana comes complete with backporch fingerpicking guitar and lonesome harmonica howl and takes you straight to a Mississippi crossroads or a Kentucky campfire. https://soundcloud.com/slimlinehenry

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Jez Hellard

Tuesday 26th August

Man of many parts Jez Hellard writes and sings and plays a fine guitar. He’s a brilliant harmonica player, too, much in demand in bands like Kalavela and accompanying the great Rory McLeod. Musically multilingual and fearless he’s always ear-catching. … Continue reading

Andy Christie

Andy Christie

Wednesday 27th August

Welcome return of this jazz pianist, formerly of this parish, who’s lately released a new album ‘Imaginary Friends’ and brings his peppery quartet of Gary Alesbrook (trumpet), John Short (bass) and Greg White (drums) to showcase his new material. http://andychristie.zimbalam.com

Chirimoya

Chirimoya

Thursday 28th August

After her band Tamco coolly despatched cult pop songs, singer/percussionist Tammy Payne now heads into the hot Nu Yorican Latin ferment of Tito Puente and Jerry Gonzales to reclaim tunes ‘from Hendrix to Britney’. Helped by Jake McMurchie (sax). Ruth … Continue reading

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Cut Capers

Friday 29th August

Hard-driving hip-hop beats, jumping ska and great brass business make the soundtrack for some multi-lingual duelling  by MCs Eloy Sinser and Mark Pearce. It’s the kind of hip mestizo groove you’d expect to find in a Barcelona backstreet bar but … Continue reading

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Uzimon

Saturday 30th August

Famed as much for onstage antics as his music, dancehall lyricist Uzimon took the grooves from his Bermudan roots to downtown New York to make a wacky one-off video. Thus Uzimon was born in 2007 and became an East Coast … Continue reading

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Marie Lister & James Ladd

Sunday 31st August

Duval Project vocalist Marie Lister somehow catches all the soul of great R’n’B in the most stripped down acoustic setting, thus blending perfectly with the gumbo savour of bluesy N’Awlins that wreathes around James Ladd’s rolling guitar and downtown voice. … Continue reading