SPEAKING IN TONGUES (Talking Heads Tribute)



Speaking in Tongues are the UK's premier tribute to Talking Heads.

Speaking In Tongues recreate the spectacle of Talking Heads at their peak, playing hits from ‘Stop Making Sense’, the seminal concert film, as well as groundbreaking songs such as "Once in a Lifetime", "Girlfriend is Better", "This Must Be The Place", "Blind", "Psycho Killer", "Burning Down The House", "Road To Nowhere" and more.

Talking Heads were an American new wave and avant-garde band formed in 1975 in New York City and active until 1991. The band comprised David Byrne (lead vocals and guitar),Chris Frantz (drums and backing vocals), Tina Weymouth (bass and backing vocals) and Jerry Harrison(keyboards, guitar, and backing vocals).The new wave style of Talking Heads combined elements of punk rock, art rock, avant-garde, pop, funk, world music, and Americana.

Singer Chris Apthomas gives his own unique take on the geeky frontman, adding to the driving rhythms and funky grooves to produce a 'Once in a Lifetime' experience!

Tonight they we'll be playing all of the '77' album, and all of 'Remain in Light' too!

."..this absolutely bang on reconstruction of the many faces of Talking Heads would surely merit a benign nod from the great Mr Byrne himself.” The Canteen, Bristol


Doors Open: 7.30pm Admission:£10 on the Door

Tickets: £8Adv + BF from Bristol Ticket Shop, Union Street, Bristol Tel 0117 9299008 www.bristolticketshop.co.uk





THE JAZZ BUTCHER + The Would-be-goods Two + Short Stories


Bizarro Promotions Presents -

The Jazz Butcher Quintet is the latest manifestation of Pat Fish’s shape-shifting musical perpetual motion machine, with keyboard player Nick Bandy joining the pre-existing Quartet. The result is lush, sometimes verging on the louche. From the near-cabaret stylings of the venerable “Partytime” or the much more recent “Melanie Hargreaves’ Father’s Jaguar”, through the township vibrations of “Living in a Village” to the full-on psychedelic funk of “Shirley Maclaine” and “Solar Core”, the Jazz Butcher Qunitet cover a lot of ground in their lengthy live set, but remain, at heart, a soulful, spooked combination of classic song-writing and authoritative, inventive musicianship.

“Pat Fish, the Jazz Butcher, is one of the most brilliant, incisive songwriters that the UK has produced since the glory days of Ray Davies and Pete Townshend.”
Alan McGee, Creation Records

“London-born, Northampton-raised, Oxford-educated Pat Fish is like a modern day Noel Coward, blending sharp social commentary with his gift for wit and sentiment. He’s a one-off to be cherished.”
Tim Cooper, Louder Than War

“The Jazz Butcher is an incomparable genre-bending act.”
Stephen Wyatt, Under the Radar

“Bloody marvellous.” 
Andy Cowan, Mojo

"Along with Alan Moore and Rockingham Castle, Pat Fish remains a Northamptonshire institution. Boozer, intellectual and troubadour, Fish has released an entire canon of Jazz Butcher albums since the early eighties and has intermittently reformed the JBC to critical plaudits.” 
Erik Morse, Spacemen 3 & the Birth of Spiritualized

"Even an average cut of Butcher beats the prime of lesser mortals." 
Trouser Press Record Guide

Special Guests

The Would-be-goods Two:  Jessica Griffin and Peter Momtchiloff (Talulah Gosh, Heavenly) of the Would-be-goods, will be playing a stripped down set of songs old and new.  A very rare opportunity to see this cult, indie, act in Bristol.

Short Stories: The Short Stories are a band from Somerset, UK, buzzing like bees through a sequestered field of punk, post-punk, and indie flowers, searching for the still-floating pollen of the Velvet Underground. Founded in 2007, the current two-piece line-up looks fixedly forward, presenting new songs in an open, semi-acoustic approach that tries to make conversation rather than performance out of the music.

Live sightings are few and far between, recordings even less so; like day-lilies you have to catch them when they’re in bloom

Tickets - £10.00 in advance/£12.00 on the door  https://www.bristolticketshop.co.uk/eventdetails.aspx?e=18056

BATTLEMOOSE Benefit For Pauls Place


Battlemoose charity gig. All profits going to Paul's Place Charity.

Battlemoose are a Rock/pop cover band, Bristol, UK who play some mighty floorbangers!

Andy Ventham - Guitar, Keys, vocals
Ben Squire - Guitar, vocals
Mark Fryer - Drums, vocals
Stuart Papworth - Bass, vocals
Advanced tickets: £2.50 (Please follow link below to Bristol Ticket Shop)
Tickets available on the door: £4.00

THE SABBATH YEARS (Black Sabbath Tribute)

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Black Sabbath Tribute band arrived on the scene in January 2017.
The band formed by Ric Stats in September 2016 it was obvious from the interest generated that ...The Sabbath Years....would become one of the UK's top tribute bands.
The line up has since changed as The Sabbath Years from the Outset was formed 2B as Band that Toured... and not a band that stays within the city limits.
The new line up comprises this time round with highly talented and experienced musicians, who all share a great passion for Black Sabbath's music which results in an unforgettable experience for all who see them perform live.
Ric Stats - Vocals
Adam Healey - Lead Guitars
Sean Love - Bass Guitars
Rodrigo Carelli Silva - Drums & Percussion

The Sabbath Years have a repertoire of 2 plus hours of Black Sabbath classics drawn from Sabbaths 1st to 13th albums, which makes them the UKs Foremost Black Sabbath Tribute.


Doors Open: 7.30pm  Admission:£10 on the Door

Tickets: £9 + BF from Bristol Ticket Shop, Union Street, Bristol Tel 0117 9299008  www.bristolticketshop.co.uk



SKATING POLLY: Sister duo from Oklahoma made up of Kelli Mayo and Peyton Bighorse, formed in 2009 after a jam session at the girls’ Halloween party. After recording their debut album Taking Over the World in their living room. Their sophomore album, Lost Wonderfuls, (produced by Exene Cervenka of X and mixed by Kliph Scurlock of The Flaming Lips) was released in April, 2013. Their third album, Fuzz Steilacoom, released March of 2014 was tracked by Calvin Johnson of Beat Happening at Dub Narcotic Studio.

Raised on ‘70s punk and early-‘90s alt-rock, Mayo (age 15) and Bighorse (19) mine inspiration from artists as disparate as Johnny Cash, The Ramones, Nirvana, Neutral Milk Hotel, and Bikini Kill and saturate their own songs with a raw energy reminiscent of their musical heroes. Skating Polly takes a minimalist approach to songwriting, with the two self-taught musicians (Bighorse plays guitar, Mayo plays a guitar/bass hybrid called a basitar, and both girls play drums and piano) crafting super-catchy melodies mainly by “messing around with our instruments and figuring out how to make cool noises,” according to Bighorse. But despite their stripped-down aesthetic, their songs contain a rich emotionalism that’s at turns brutally in-your-face, gut-wrenchingly tender, and irresistibly fun. A critic described their single ‘Alabama Movies’ as “an undeniable piece of work…a knockout punch that pummels your rib cage into shrapnel shards for all its thunderous percussion, palpable tension and Kelli Mayo’s piercing, possessed vocals.”

Along with earning the adoration of Cervenka (whom they befriended after attending one of the X singer’s 2010 solo shows and playing their demos on a cell phone), Skating Polly has found fans and supporters in Rosanne Cash, Kat Bjelland and Lori Barbero (Babes in Toyland), Sean Lennon, Donita Sparks (L7), Kate Nash, John Doe (X), legendary DJ Rodney Bingenheimer and the actor Viggo Mortensen. They have shared the stage with punk legends like Mike Watt, and hit the road with indie heavy-hitters Deerhoof, Kate Nash, Flaming Lips and Band of Horses. The stepsisters typically optimize their travel time by writing songs on their ukulele.

Prolific songwriters who are constantly recording when not on the road, the duo is finalizing two new releases for 2015. In the meantime, they are hitting the road with Perfect Pussy in March. In May, they will play overseas for the first time when they tour the UK with the reunited Babes in Toyland.

Both Mayo and Bighorse are intent on ignoring what’s fashionable and staying true to their passion for challenging music with long-lasting appeal. “The musicians we’re most inspired by are the ones who keep on going and going, who devote their entire lives to coming up with new and different stuff,” says Mayo. “A lot of times at our shows people will come up to us and tell us, ‘Keep on doing what you’re doing, don’t ever stop’ and we’re just like, ‘Yeah—we weren’t planning on ever stopping.”

Power, passion and songwriting excellence.” -Kerrang!

“One of the strongest punk records in recent memory.” -Paste

“A breath of fresh air.” -Upset

“Brilliant!” -Soundlab

“A complex, diverse, incredible record, with so much heart and soul it almost hurts.” -The Punk Archive

“Skating Polly reach beyond their limits - and beyond the limits of punk rock - to achieve an inventive and compelling musicality.” -Gigsoup

“Worthy goddaughters to the original women of grunge.” -Gigslutz




Doors Open: 7.45pm  Admission:£7 on the Door

Tickets: £6 + BF from Bristol Ticket Shop, Union Street, Bristol                               Tel 0117 9299008   www.bristolticketshop.co.uk



The Men They Couldn’t Hang are a British rock band whose mixture of folk and punk is totally infectious. They are still as good as ever after over 30 years of raising hope, hackles and hellfire through the street corners and country lanes of Britain and beyond! Coming together as penniless buskers they played their first show in Camden Town in 1984 alongside the legendary Pogues as both an accident and a laugh – a philosophy that still holds true a lot of the time. Their music is not dissimilar in many ways. Added to that earthy humour and vitality has grown an explosive collision of folk and rock and an implacable social conscience that has seen them thrill and inspire 3 generations of concert goers with their euphoric blend of material.


Admission: £20 on the Door

Tickets: £18Adv + bf from Bristol Ticket Shop, Union Street Bristol Tel 01179299008 www.bristolticketshop.co.uk