213 PARK AVENUE + Cyder Fecks + November Criminals + Louis Stone

213 banner - Copy.jpg

213 PARK AVENUE: Inspired by a certain legendary New York music venue, 213 Park Avenue are a Bristol-based band who will take you back to the glory days of Max’s Kansas City and the energetic rock n roll of the New York Dolls, Ramones, Alice Cooper, David Bowie and more…

https://www.facebook.com/213ParkAvenue/

CYDER FECKS: With more groove than you can shake a stick at, Cyder Fecks combine elements of funk, hard rock, and reggae to get you up on your feet, ready to rock!

https://www.facebook.com/pg/CyderFecks/

NOVEMBER CRIMINALS:Bristol based student band of six teens making themselves useful playing originals and covers!

https://www.facebook.com/thenovembercriminalsband/

LOUIS STONE: Young Bristol based solo electric guitar instrumentalist!

Doors Open: 7.30pm Admission: £5 on the Door

Tickets: £4 + BF from Bristol Ticket Shop, High Street, Bristol Tel 0117 9299008 www.bristolticketshop.co.uk

THE MEN THEY COULDNT HANG + The Lonely Tourist

TMTCH-2014-photo-credit-Max-Ellis.jpg

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.

https://www.facebook.com/tmtchofficial/

LONELY TOURIST: Lonely Tourist's music has been played on the radio a fair bit. Steve Lamacq had him in for a session in 2016. Gideon Coe, Chris Hawkins, Tom Robinson and Cerys Matthews and others have all played it as well as BBC Scotland (2017 single Luxury Coach was single of the week on Janice Forsyth's show on Radio Scotland) and BBC Intro West seem keen too.
He has supported Pete Doherty, Malcolm Middleton, Rachel Sermanni, Admiral Fallow, Beth Hart, Dark Dark Dark, Hans Chew and played Rockness, Wychwood Festival, 2000 Trees, Vegfest, Dot to Dot, Bristol Harbour Festival.
https://www.facebook.com/lonelytouristmusic/

THE LONELY TOURIST: Bristol based Glaswegian singer-songwriter. He has played all over the UK and Europe and supported amongst others Pete Doherty, Babyshambles, Malcolm Middleton, RM Hubbert, Jimbob (Carter) and legends Chas & Dave (RIP Chas).
His four albums (as at 2019) have been played on numerous BBC 6music radio shows, BBC Intro and Radio Scotland. In 2018 Steve Lamacq chose Ballad of Paul Tierney as one of his 25 for 25 (his choice of favourite 25 songs in 25 years in radio).

'Classic underdog pop music' Steve Lamacq 6 Music

Admission: £20 on the Door

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

THE MEN THEY COULDNT HANG + The Lonely Tourist **SOLD OUT**

TMTCH-2014-photo-credit-Max-Ellis.jpg

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.

https://www.facebook.com/tmtchofficial/

LONELY TOURIST: Lonely Tourist's music has been played on the radio a fair bit. Steve Lamacq had him in for a session in 2016. Gideon Coe, Chris Hawkins, Tom Robinson and Cerys Matthews and others have all played it as well as BBC Scotland (2017 single Luxury Coach was single of the week on Janice Forsyth's show on Radio Scotland) and BBC Intro West seem keen too.
He has supported Pete Doherty, Malcolm Middleton, Rachel Sermanni, Admiral Fallow, Beth Hart, Dark Dark Dark, Hans Chew and played Rockness, Wychwood Festival, 2000 Trees, Vegfest, Dot to Dot, Bristol Harbour Festival.
https://www.facebook.com/lonelytouristmusic/

THE LONELY TOURIST: Bristol based Glaswegian singer-songwriter. He has played all over the UK and Europe and supported amongst others Pete Doherty, Babyshambles, Malcolm Middleton, RM Hubbert, Jimbob (Carter) and legends Chas & Dave (RIP Chas).
His four albums (as at 2019) have been played on numerous BBC 6music radio shows, BBC Intro and Radio Scotland. In 2018 Steve Lamacq chose Ballad of Paul Tierney as one of his 25 for 25 (his choice of favourite 25 songs in 25 years in radio).

'Classic underdog pop music' Steve Lamacq 6 Music

Admission: £20 on the Door

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

Death or Glory Presents: LOS FASTIDIOS / The Blunders / PRANG Thunderbolt Bristol

LAS.jpg

Death Or Glory Presents-
https://www.facebook.com/DeathorGloryPromotions/

Los Fastidios-
https://www.facebook.com/losfastidios/

The Los Fastidios sound is a powerful melodic streetpunk which mixes classical 80’s British Punk-OI ! sounds with skanking, rock'n'roll and hardcore rythms, sung in Italian with some touches of english, french and spanish languages. The lyrics come from the most cheerful street situations to more serious and involved matters which deal with social problems, such as battles against racism-fascism and any form of discrimination, for the animal rights, for freedom and against the capitalistic system...

These last years, Los Fastidios have archieved great number of anti-racist intiatives and social causes,by taking part in various support gigs with collections in favour of Chiapas, for the workers, against racism, for the animal rights, against war, against capitalism and neoliberism, etc...

The band shared the bill with great bands such as Angelic Upstarts, The Oppressed, Rancid, Lagwagon, Cock Sparrer, Sham 69, Red London, Business, Slackers, 999, Undertones, UK Subs, Vibrators, Subhumans, Dr Ring Ding, Zona A, Harries, Bouncing Souls, Movement, Sham 69, The Boys, Mad Sin, Real Mc Kenzies, Klasse Kriminale, Mr Review, Stage Bottles, 8°6 Crew, Goldblade, Oi! Polloi, Loikamie, Brigada Flores Magon, Gbh, Oxymoron, Anti-nowhere League, Cramps, Stranglers, Argies, Lurkers, Splodgenessabounds, Buzzcocks, Ska-P, ecc. and many many more...
+
The Blunders-
https://www.facebook.com/theblunders/
https://theblunders.bandcamp.com/
+
PRANG-
https://www.facebook.com/prangband/

Thunderbolt Bristol-
http://www.thethunderbolt.net/

Tickets-£10 adv / 18+
The Rock Shop Bristol ((No Booking Fee)
https://www.facebook.com/therockshop

Bristol Ticket Shop-
https://bristolticketshop.com/events?nav-q=los+fastidios

JESSICA BOSWELL ‘Alive UK Tour’

Jessica-Boswell-Marie-Francesca-Web-008.jpg

Jessica Boswell is an independent British country-pop singer/songwriter. She grew up in Nottingham before attending the University of Leeds where she studied History and French. She then focused on her songwriting skills by completing a Master’s degree at the Leeds College of Music.

In 2016 Jessica teamed up with producer Ted Westwood to record her debut EP Alive, released on Friday 15th December 2017, featuring the pre-single ‘Did You Know’, the EP single ‘Alive’ and the latest release ‘From The Start’.

Since its release, ‘Alive - EP’ has received extremely positive press, leading to radio play and festival appearances, and Jessica is now recording a second EP alongside writing projects for other artists.

https://www.jessicaboswellmusic.com/

TICKETS: https://www.musicglue.com/jessicaboswellmusic/events/2019-11-21-alive-uk-tour-the-thunderbolt

JOHN OTWAY and his BIG BAND

OTBIG.jpg

John first achieved notoriety with his eye-watering performance on Old Grey Whistle Test and subsequent hit single 'Really Free' in 1977. A heady mix of blind ambition and rank incompetence was to keep this microstar shining for almost two decades despite Otway's ability to turn any situation to his own disadvantage. 

His autobiography 'Rock and Roll's Greatest Failure' out sold, by a factor of ten, all the records he had released since his hit, and now Otway is struggling to live up to this billing - selling out London Astoria for his 2000th gig in 1993, filling the Royal Albert Hall in 1998, and charting at number 9 with his 2002 single 'Bunsen Burner'. For John 'Two Hits' Otway, 'the future's bright; the future's Otway! 

Check out tonight’s gig. Joining John on stage are Richard Holgarth on lead guitar, Seymour on bass guitar, songwriter Murray Torkildsen on guitar and drummer Adam Batterbee.!

www.johnotway.com/

Doors Open: 7.30pm  Admission:£15 on the Door

Tickets: £12 + BF from Bristol Ticket Shop, Union Street, Bristol Tel 0117 9299008www.bristolticketshop.co.uk

DETRITUS " The Reunion Gig" + My Silent Wake

det.jpg

We welcome Bristol thrash metal rockers DETRITUS to the Thunderbolt for a reunion show! They have recently reformed and will play together for the 1st time in 26 years!

The band's career started in a small club under a Bristol pub in March 1989. In less than a year the group - Mark Broomhead (18), lead vocals and bass: Andrew Neal (18), guitar; Paul Newington Wise (18), guitar and Andy Bright (17), drums - had won a 'Battle Of The Bands' at the Bristol Bierkeller,Bristol's biggest rock club and had been described by Andy Fox. Manager of the Beirkeller as "the best metal band to come out of Bristol in the last two and a half years." Plenty of hard gigging followed, playing support to metal bands like Acid Reign, Slammer, and eventually a full UK tour with Lawnmower Deth. Detritus signed  to Edge and released their debut "Perpetual Defiance" through Under One Flag  which showed great promise and got the band a lot of attention. Their second, " If But For One" on Kingsway/R.E.X. Records. showed a complete upgrade in song-writing and maturity. Varied and expansive, this album is seen as a masterpiece by a number of metal aficionados. Tossing aside the by-the-numbers thrash, Detritus catapulted into one of metal's most innovative outfits, ever.

The Thunderbolt show will be a chance for the band to publicise the 2019 Retroactive Records Legends Remastered CD reissue which features 21 total tracks including 9 bonus tracks from the impossible-to-find pre-IBFO demo, all digitally remastered by Rob Colwell of Bombworks Sound, and packaged in a 12 page booklet with band pics and lyrics in a jewel case to protect it all.  The 2019 reissue features the original U.K. released artwork, preferred by the band. Limited edition 500 CDs! Also available on limited edition black Vinyl for the first time ever (300 Unit Pressing). Get both CD and Vinyl while you can! For fans of Voivod (Killing Technology era), Believer, Tourniquet, Seventh Angel, Celtic Frost and most definitely, Metallica!!

https://www.facebook.com/detritusofficial/

My Silent Wake' and text to go with it. Hope ok for promoting the gig.


MY SILENT WAKE:'My Silent Wake play death/doom metal and experimental. formed in 2005 and feature members of Seventh Angel, Amputated, Irony of Christ and Striga. They have toured in UK and Europe and played many doom festivals. My Silent Wake have released 10 albums a compilation and a 2 split albums. The band is Weston-super-Mare based but members are from various places in UK'.

Doors Open: 7.30pm Admission: £7 on the Door

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

The Genius of David Bowie playing Space Oddity and other songs (50th anniversary album show)

bow.png

GoDBowie Sound and Vision plays Space Oddity 50th anniversary, the album where it all began for mainstream Bowie. Alongside classic Bowie tunes with a more folk and acoustic feel drawn from across 5 decades of Bowie genius.

Join the Genius of David Bowie for a relaxed afternoon where we recreate the era when the young Oddity first started ascending to Space. .0.

The first set, we play the hippy-folk stylings of the Space Oddity album in full, in order. Although not a huge hit, it shows he was already a highly versatile writer and performer, able to slip between stripped down acoustic ballads, rockier numbers and lengthy psychedelic epics with ease. Some of the songs were not performed live, so this is a rare opportunity to hear them performed.

Then we strip things down with Acoustic Bowie, where we play a chilled out set of some of his more obscure numbers from all the way through his back catalogue.

Finally, we conclude with Sound and Vision: a full set of his greatest hits, with an emphasis on up-tempo danceable numbers.

A family friendly event. Family Children under 12 free with adult. Dressing up, both summer of love & Bowie's other eras encouraged.

David Bowie songs played by David Bowie fans for David Bowie fans.

https://www.facebook.com/GoDBo...

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

Tickets: £7 + BF from Bristol Ticket Shop, High Street, Bristol Tel 0117 9299008 www.bristolticketshop.co.uk

https://bristolticketshop.com/events/the-genius-of-david-bowie-playing-space-oddity-and-other-songs-50th-anniversary-album-show

Stellify Presents: ✪ EROTIC SECRETS OF POMPEII + The Cement Garden + Saiga Twins +

erotic.jpg

Synthetica / Stellify Present:
▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔
✪ EROTIC SECRETS OF POMPEII
ALT ROCK · fb.com/EroticSecretsOfPompeii
"Winding post-punk and experimental rock together like two ends of a fraying rope, Erotic Secrets of Pompeii's songs ring with disparate elements - from industrial to world music."
FOR FANS OF: Talking Heads, Nick Cave, IDLES
LISTEN: https://spoti.fi/2YXdKzq
WATCH: youtu.be/8xOVRIFMKbw

Plus support from:
▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔
✪ THE CEMENT GARDEN
ALT ROCK · fb.com/TheCementGardenOfficial
FOR FANS OF: Turbowolf, The White Stripes, QotSA
LISTEN: tiny.cc/rpwjez (via Spotify)

✪ SAIGA TWINS
ALT ROCK · fb.com/SaigaTwins
FOR FANS OF: Porcupine Tree, Coheed and Cambria,Demob Happy
LISTEN: saigatwins.bandcamp.com

✪ BADLAKE HILL (UNPLUGGED)
ALT ROCK · fb.com/BadlakeHill
FOR FANS OF: QotSA, Biffy Clyro, Bring Me The Horizon
LISTEN: soundcloud.com/badlake-hill

Event Info:
▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔
WHERE? ⇾ The Thunderbolt
124 Bath Rd, Totterdown, BS4 3ED
www.thethunderbolt.net

WHEN? ⇾ Wednesday 27th November
WHAT TIME? ⇾ 7:30-11:30pm

HOW MUCH? ⇾ Tickets: £5.00 (+BF)
via EventBrite: http://tiny.cc/StellifyOne


On The Door: £6.00
Cheaplist (via the Bands): £5.00
Want to play in 2020?
▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔
Now booking January dates in Bristol.
Email jon@synthetica.co.uk for artist applications.
▁▁▁▁▁▁▁▁▁▁▁▁▁▁▁▁▁▁
Photo Credit: David Sausins
Design: CAXV

Wave Promotions presents MR.B THE GENTLEMAN RHYMER + Jack Calloway & His Dance Orchestras

wave.jpg

Mr.B The Gentleman Rhymer
From deepest darkest Surrey, and with a decade of gentlemanly catterwalling under his belt, Mr.B brings you Chap-Hop, re-acquainting Hip-Hop with the Queen's English from whence it came. His legendary live recitals have earned him plaudits, largely from top shelf gentlemen's quarterlies.

jack calloway & his dance orchestras
Internationally renown bandleader, composer, dancer, socialite, Jack Calloway and his purveyors of swinging syncopation come in the form of The Jack Calloway Dance Band & The New Sheridan 7. Founded in 2014, by Jack Calloway & Raphael Dufrense, the Dance Band brought fresh faces and an authentic sound to the British transatlantic, hot-swing and trad scene. Soon becoming fondly regarded across the nation - with Jack himself becoming increasingly popular in Europe as a quintessential British gentleman and unmistakeable showman. In January 2019, Jack Calloway and fellow hot-swing and dance music enthusiast Paul Archibald formed the New Sheridan 7, named after the little-known society of chaps and dandies they are both members of, in London. Wanting to bring the authentic sound of British broadcasting and hotel orchestras to music venues across the continents, The New Sheridan 7 have already taken the scene by storm and continue to soar both transatlantic and nation wide.

https://bristolticketshop.com/events/mr-b-the-gentleman-rhymer-date-change

SPEAKING IN TONGUES (Talking Heads Tribute)

SPEAK.JPG

SPEAKING IN TONGUES (A TRIBUTE TO TALKING HEADS)

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

http://speakingintongues.co.uk/

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

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

THE LIBERATORS ***XMAS BASH****

FACEBOOK OCT 5.jpg

THE LIBERATORS: South Bristols finest purveyors of all the classic bangers from the noughties onwards. Frontman Robbie Robot possesses some awesome tongs and the musicianship is the best! You will be on the dance floor moshing and stomping!

https://www.facebook.com/pg/LiberatorsBristol/

Doors Open: 7.30pm Admission: £5 on the Door

Tickets: £4 + BF from Bristol Ticket Shop, High Street, Bristol Tel 0117 9299008 www.bristolticketshop.co.uk

THE ORANGE SKIES + Mind The Gap

orange.jpg

ORANGE SKIES:Bristol premier new British Beat Group combining high octane garage rock, jangly folk ballads, a strong sense of lyrical storytelling inherited from Bob Dylan and Lou Reed and a hint of post punk via their Marquee Moon inspired guitar int

https://www.facebook.com/theorangeskies/

MIND THE GAP: Young bright Brit pop upstarts packing a real punch!

https://www.facebook.com/mindthegapbristol/

Doors Open: 7.30pm Admission: £5 on the Door

Tickets: £4 + BF from Bristol Ticket Shop, High Street, Bristol Tel 0117 9299008 www.bristolticketshop.co.uk

THE EMPERIALS Xmas Ska Romp ....

emp.JPG

THE EMPERIALS Xmas Ska Romp ....

The Emperials are a long running major force on the UK’s Ska scene with a live reputation for fun, entertaining, professional and very lively shows.

With an 8 piece line up; the rock solid drums, pounding bass, skanking guitar and Hammond keyboard provide the basis of the band, with the tightest and most energetic brass section in the land adding the blasting horn lines, all topped off by versatile lead & backing vocals.

With a set consisting of our own take on classic ska songs, from the days of 2tone, Trojan and Studio One, we never fail to fill a venue, get the dance floor packed and the crowds singing, dancing and shouting for more. 

http://www.theemperials.co.uk/

Doors Open: 7.45pm  Admission:£9 on the Door

Tickets: £10 + BF from Bristol Ticket Shop, Union Street, Bristol                               Tel 0117 9299008 www.bristolticketshop.co.uk

XMAS EVE at The Thunderbolt 4-8pm ***FREE ENTRY & Family Friendly!*** 2 BARS THIS YEAR!!!

XMASBOLT.jpg

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND…WITH 2 BARS THIS YEAR!

The Thunderbolt welcomes you to our special Xmas Eve FAMILY FRIENDLY event on Sat Dec 24th between from 4-8pm. 

HOT NUTS: MULLED WINE & CIDER: Sophie will be doing her usual mix of xmas drinks and snacks!

Three bands will be short (25mins) xmas electro acoustic inspired sets including;

7pm: THE DISORDERLIES: Totterdown/Knowle/Liverpool outfit thrashing out some classic bangers, dancefloor stompers and xmas classics as well! Expect energy, passion and a little bit of chaos!

https://www.facebook.com/TheDisorderliesUK/

6pm: WAVED ALBATROSS: A four piece alternative indie band hailing from South Bristol. Delivering a fresh take on indie with melodic guitar, funky bass and a focus on meaningful lyrics,they have recently headlined THE EXCHANGE and are making a positive impact on the Bristol live scene.
https://www.facebook.com/wavedalbatrossband/

5pm: EVERYTHING ELSE: Totterdown indie rockers who recently sold out the LOUISIANA and continue to build their following!

https://www.facebook.com/EverythingElseOfficial/

DJ NON MILK FATS: Ex CBS records signed punk frontman whos made many TV appearances on Cheggers Plays Pop, Crackerjack and Get it Together! Expect some classic dancefloor fillers with xmas bangers!

*** FREE ENTRY *** 4-8pm

 

PRIVATE PARTY

THIS THUNDERBOLT IS CLOSED FOR A PRIVATE PARTY

SMALL

Bristols TOP Clash, Bowie, Wreckless Eric, Peter Bjorn and John, Stooges, Lemonheads, Velvet Underground, Wire, White Stripes, Kings of Convenience, Cure, Breeders, Camper Van Beethoven, Violent Femmes, Elvis tribute act!!!

Balanca: Bristol duo playing acoustic indie Folk

Doors Open: 7.45pm

Admission:£4 on the Door

Tickets: £3 + BF from Bristol Ticket Shop, Union Street, Bristol Tel 0117 9299008 www.bristolticketshop.co.uk

Catch 22 presents: MUSED - UK's Number 1 MUSE Tribute Band

mused.jpg

Catch 22 presents:

MUSED - UK's Number 1 MUSE Tribute Band

Mused are a UK based professional tribute act who excel at providing an authentic Muse concert experience. Muse themselves now rarely perform at anything smaller than arena capacity, and Mused offer the opportunity to get up close to the action!

They accurately recreate all of the favourite Muse tracks, and like Muse, rather than playing them exactly like the studio recordings, perform all the extra bits including the "improv" parts in-between songs just as Muse do when performing live, thus creating a true Muse live experience! From the moment the show opens to the encore you will believe you are listening to, and watching Muse themselves!
The band's set list compiles songs from across all Muse's studio albums, from Showbiz to Simulation Theory.


TICKET LINK: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mused-uks-no1-muse-tribute-tickets-66192261837


THE VIBRATORS

VIBRATORS.jpg

With a career lasting 35 years, vocalist/guitarist IAN "KNOX" CARNOCHAN, bassist PAT COLLIER, guitarist JOHN ELLIS and drummer EDDIE originally formed the VIBRATORS in February 1976, and their first gig was supporting THE STRANGLERS at Hornsey Art College in North London. They supported THE SEX PISTOLS at the 100 CLUB and were one of the bands playing at the now legendary 100 CLUB PUNK ROCK FESTIVAL, where as well as doing their own set they supported guitar hero CHRIS SPEDDING. CHRIS recommended the band to his then record company, RAK. The band's debut single "WE VIBRATE" came out in November (one of the first punk singles) and was followed two weeks later by CHRIS SPEDDING'S "POGO DANCING" single with the VIBRATORS as the band on that. Early in 1977 the band supported IGGY POP (with DAVID BOWIE on keyboards) on a UK tour, then moved to EPIC RECORDS and released the classic "BABY BABY" single, followed by their first album "PURE MANIA" which spent five weeks in the UK Top 75, peaking at number 49. A second single from the album - but a live version - "LONDON GIRLS", came out in the summer of 1977 and was promoted by a tour supporting ex-MOTT THE HOOPLE mainman IAN HUNTER. Bassist PAT COLLIER left soon after and was replaced by GARY TIBBS. The band released the single "AUTOMATIC LOVER" (March 1978), which not only reached 35 in the charts but also got the band on TOP OF THE POPS. A second LP, "V2" was released in April and reached number 33 in the British Charts, and is still regarded today as one of New Waves finest moments. JOHN ELLIS left soon after to follow a solo career and to work with PETER GABRIEL, and was replaced by DAVE BIRCH, whilst a fifth member was added with keyboard/saxophonist DON SNOW. However this line up of the band only recorded the "JUDY SAYS (KNOCK YOU IN THE HEAD)" single (a UK No 70 single in the summer of 1978). There then followed a new line up of the band: KNOX - guitar/vocals, EDDIE - drums, with new members BEN BRIERLY - bass, and GREG VAN COOK - guitar. This again proved to be short lived and KNOX left to have a go at being a solo artist towards the end of 1978. EDDIE carried on with the band, as well as drumming for THE INMATES (an R&B band). In early 1980 a more successful line up : KIP - vocals, EDDIE - drums, IAN WOODCOCK (ex-EATER) - bass, PHIL RAM - guitar, ADRIAN WYATT - guitar, signed to RAT RACE RECORDS. They released two singles "GIMME SOME LOVIN'" and "DISCO IN MOSCO", but the band split up at the end of the year. The original line up reformed in mid 1982 (KNOX, EDDIE, PAT COLLIER and JOHN ELLIS) and signed to ANAGRAM RECORDS, releasing a new version of "BABY BABY". This was followed by a single and album both called "GUILTY" before the band moved to RAM RECORDS, releasing the singles "MX AMERICA" and "FLYING HOME" and the LP "ALASKA 127" (named after PAT COLLIER'S studio). By mid 1985 the band had signed to CARRERE RECORDS for whom they recorded the "BABY BLUE EYES" single before moving back to RAM for the "FIFTH AMENDMENT" LP and "BLOWN AWAY BY LOVE" single. By the time the band signed to FM REVOLVER in mid 1986, PAT COLLIER had left to pursue a successful career producing bands, and was replaced by NOEL THOMPSON for the "VIBRATORS LIVE" LP. JOHN ELLIS then left (to become a full-time member of the STRANGLERS) and was replaced by MICKIE OWEN, and NOEL THOMPSON left and was replaced by MARK DUNCAN. The new line up released the "RECHARGED" album, the "STRING HIM ALONG" single and also the 1988's "MELTDOWN" album. MICKIE OWEN left and was replaced by NIGEL BENNETT (ex-MEMBERS) for the 1990's "VICIOUS CIRCLE" LP. This line up of the VIBRATORS toured regularly, and released a string of albums: "VOLUME TEN" (1990), "THE POWER OF MONEY" (a re-make compilation, 1993), "HUNTING FOR YOU" (1994), and "UNPUNKED" (an acoustic compilation album, 1996). 1990 lineup (left to right) Mark Duncan (bass), Eddie (drums), Knox (guitar/vocals), Nigel Bennett (guitar) In 1996, in their twentieth year, they started with a new line-up: KNOX - guitar/vocals, EDDIE - drums, with newcomers DARRELL BATH (ex- UK SUBS, CRYBABIES, DOGS D'AMOUR) - guitar, and NICK PECKHAM (ex- BIG BOY TOMATO) - bass, but by June that year they had become a three-piece (KNOX, NICK, and EDDIE). The band recorded the albums "FRENCH LESSONS WITH CORRECTION!" (1997) and "BUZZIN'" (1999). with the band doing extensive touring, (almost 100 gigs in 1999 - including the USA and Canada), plus the release of many albums. NICK PECKHAM (bass) left in Sepatember 1999 and was replaced by ROBBIE TART (ex- HEARTBREAK ANGELS). In 2002 the band released a new compilation of the first two albums the band recorded, closely followed by a new studio album ENERGIZE, both on Ian Grant's TRACK RECORDS. In September 2003 ROBBIE TART left and was replaced by PETE from Finnish band No Direction, and the band toured the UK and Europe with the UK Subs, doing really good business. In their long career the VIBRATORS have toured with the likes of IGGY POP, IAN HUNTER, THE FLAMING GROOVIES, DIE TOTEN HOSEN,and have had their songs covered by THE EXPLOITED, UK SUBS, GBH, REM, DIE TOTEN HOSEN, to name but a few. Now in 2018 the band celebrate 40 years of making records and touring heavily.

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

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