Three great young punk bands inc Disruptive Influence , Kearney’s jig  and Chinese Burn!



Ska Party band! We shamelessly cover a range of classics & offer them up with a large helping of brass n' ass shakingly good rhythms, served with a smile!


MYSTERY CHORDS: Bristol punk covers band!


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

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

Auricula Event Management Presents a Christmas Party with WYCH ELM + Support



Auricula Event Management Presents a Christmas party @ the Thunderbolt Bristol. 

Dec 20th.

£5 adv £5 otd

Wych Elm

wych elm deliver a sleazy, yucky take on lo-fi with messy, fuzzed out guitar squalls dragged straight from the muddy banks of bristol

From Idols to Ashes

From Idols To Ashes are a 4-piece post hardcore band. Their love for bands such as Rage Against The Machine is reflected by their heavy riffs, groovy bass-lines and unorthodox drum beats. However they strive to incorporate elements from different sub-genres of rock and metal, which often take their tracks to unexpected places and experiments with a variety of vocal styles.


Driftt are a three piece band from Warminster, England. They take inspiration from the likes of Wolf Alice and Black Honey. Packing a real punch for a three piece band, the wall of sound summoned up in their songs have elements of shoegaze incorporated into the type of modern indie guitar band that are loved nowadays in the UK.

The Basil Boys

Tom O’shea

Renaissance Grrl

Renaissance Grrl is the sudo name for singer songwriter Alannah Jackson, formed in 2016. Renaissance Grrl writes dark jangly alternative garage and grunge songs and performs them live sometimes solo with an acoustic guitar and sometimes with a full fuzzy electric line up.
Renaissance Grrl live performances are full of energy and charisma and always memorable for every member of the audience.

FLOWERPOT + Ironvolt + Lovepet Horror + Miss Kill + Queens Of The Stoned Age


Flowerpot is an energetic rock band combining a wide range of rhythms and melodies to bring you a new, unique sound. With a multitude of influences from Guns & Roses to Halestorm, and Muse to Crobot, Flowerpot is a young energetic 4 piece infusing intricate drum beats, catchy slashing guitar riffs, thumping heavy bass lines and powerful melodic vocals to produce an exciting and unique new sound in the world of rock

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

Tickets: £4Adv from Bristol Ticket Shop, Union Street, Bristol Tel 01179299008 www.bristolticketshop.co.uk

Death or Glory Presents The Clash Tribute ****LONDON CALLING**** ...40 year Anniversary.


Death or Glory Presents-

40 year anniversary at the Thunderbolt with-
London Calling-

£11adv / 18+/ £13 on the Door

The Rock Shop, St Nicks Market (Only 50p Booking Fee)




THE EMPERIALS "Xmas Skaromp!"

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.


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

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


After last years success! The Thunderbolt welcomes you back 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!

DJ CHRIS "Mass-Eve" BADLEY: For the last 9 years Chris has been our trusted best Xmas Day DJ. Chris is a treasured community asset who DJ`s the annual Hillcrest Primary Schools leavers disco. Chris will playing well known Xmas Classics as well as some more obscure xmas tunes. He never fails to get people up dancing! Seeing is believing!

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

7pm: THE DISORDERLIES: Thunderbolt Daves  band playing a few xmas classics here and there!

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

The Thunderbolt and Craftisan Present "THE NEW YEARS EVE BEACH BALL" with DUKES OF MUMBAI

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The Thunderbolt and Craftisan presents

The New Year's Eve   BEACH BALL

After the Christmas Wipe Out, don’t stress about New Year’s Eve. Instead, join the surfer girls and beach boys at the Thunderbolt for an awesome community NYE party, from 8.00pm-1.30am.

There’s a BEACH PARTY going down, with live music from ace garage-groove surfer-dudes, THE DUKES OF MUMBAI, supported by a crustaceous crew of local DJs, playing a simmering stew pot of reggae, ska, funk, soul, disco and indie – basically, all your favourite party bangers.

And when you need a break from the dancing, pop into the beach-themed photo booth or head out to the garden for fun, games and a totally tropical chill out area, complete with Tiki cocktail bar and fire pit.

Plus, the Thunderbolt will be hosting a ‘tropical fancy dress’ contest, so get on your hula skirts, Hawaiian shirts and sunglasses – the tackier the better!

Tickets are just £10 in advance from Bristol Ticket Shop (www.bristolticketshop.co.uk) or £12 on the door. But get your tickets early, as this event is sure to sell out.

This awesome NYE community party is brought to you in conjunction with Craftisan

Don’t be square, be there – and come Surfing NYE!

DUKES OF MUMBAI: You can expect the same mix of high energy ‘60s surf pop instrumentals, classically influenced by the likes of Dick Dale and Link Wray, with a few surprise nuggets thrown in from further afield. The band are delighted to be on UK soil once more following their recent deportation from the US.