JERRY DAMMERS (The Specials) + DJ Woody Wylde (Sliced Orange & The Weekend Starts) + Live Band TYPE

We are delighted  to welcome Jerry Dammers back to the bolt for a DJ set !

Founder of The Specials and 2 Tone Records, Dammers was hugely influential in the 70s and 80s ska revival, achieving seven consecutive UK top 10 singles between 1979 and 1981, including number ones “Ghost Town” and “Too Much Too Young”. An anti-apartheid campaigner, Dammers wrote the song “Free Nelson Mandela”, and went on to receive a South African national honour in April 2014 for his role in the movement. Regularly taking his legendary record collection on the road and DJing around the country, Dammers is currently heading up The Spatial AKA Orchestra, playing his own compositions as well as tributes to Sun Ra and other experimental jazz artists.

DJ Woody Wylde (Sliced Orange & The Weekend Starts)Mixed set of Soul, Motown, Northern Soul and a little ska the weekend starts here...

http://www.fb.com/theweekendstarts

TYPE: Bright young things and Brit Rockers!

“Incredible songwriting and stage presence to back it up, these guys have an excellent chance of breaking into the national music scene.”  Synthetica

http://www.typemusic.uk/

Doors Open: 7.45pm  Admission:£10 on the Door

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

VIOLENT ROMANTICS/Conor Hughes Band/ Sapphire Blues/ Love Butter /Cormorants

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VIOLENT ROMANTICS: Return of Bristol indie psychedelic/garage rockers, still with some post-punk undertones running through the set and played with a driving beat!
https://www.facebook.com/The-Violent-Romantics-663790676971919/

CONNOR HUGHES BAND: Bristol Indie Blues
https://www.facebook.com/conor.hughes.77377

SAPPHIRE BLUES:Local upstarts Sapphire Blues: The singer lives up to his look (equal parts Tim Burgess and young Liam Gallagher) as the band race through a set of harmonica-fuelled indie rock, barely pausing for a breath between songs. It's a gas!' - DRUNKENWEREWOLF
https://www.facebook.com/sapphirebluesuk/

LOVE BUTTER: Bristol indie rockers!
CORMORANTS;"Punky...but warm...romantic" Wolfgang and Ellie make some great sounds!
https://soundcloud.com/cormorants_floatingharbour

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

BEEFYWINK / Indigos / Rainmaker / Ill Will

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BEEFYWINK: Great live, post punk cuties with grungy melodic leanings and a socio- political stance!

https://www.facebook.com/beefywink/

INDIGOS: Bristol trio who fuse psychedelia, grunge, shoegaze and art rock, with a distinctive female-male lead vocal combo, and a focus on political, spiritual and socially conscious lyrics. They approach their music from a unique slant, incorporating both avant-garde aspects and pop hooks to invoke a swirling blend of chaos and beauty.
'...A distinctly difficult band to pin down' - Hide the Line
'...May induce synesthesia' - Invisible Llama

https://soundcloud.com/indigosofficial

RAINMAKER: 4 piece post-punk band  now based in Bristol. Blending fuzzy riffs, loud drums and melodic bass lines, they put on an energetic show live and have one EP under the belt with another on the way. 
"Definitely a band to be watching right now in Devon" - BBC INTRO IN DEVON, James Santer.
https://www.facebook.com/rainmakerbristol/

ILL WILL: Four piece funky fuzz family
https://soundcloud.com/illwillbath

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

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

CUD ***SOLD OUT***

***THIS GIG IS SOLD OUT***

CUD: Emerging from the same art/design cauldron that produced fellow Leeds legends Soft Cell, Scritti Politti, The Mekons and Kaiser Chiefs, CUD were the pre-Britpop answer to doleful shoegazing bands – fun-loving, light-hearted, romantic and downright catchy.

Alternatively loved or loathed like a yeast extract, CUD are indie rock for the unpretentious pleasure seeker, boasting as they do the rich deep-lunged voice of Carl Puttnam, edgy guitars of Mike Dunphy and tight, funky rhythm section of William Potter on bass and Stephen Goodwin on drums.

CUD were initially lauded for their quirky Peel session cover of ‘You Sexy Thing’ in 1987. They soon built up a huge live following and buffed up their repertoire with a string of unstraight pop beauties, best exemplified by the 1990 album ‘Leggy Mambo’. This led to a major-label deal with A&M in 1991, an NME cover, massive sellout gigs and proper Top 30 hits, ‘Rich and Strange’ and ‘Purple Love Balloon’.

Misunderstood by record companies and press, CUD packed away their guitars and sticks in 1995 but, bolstered by a greatest hits anthology (‘Rich and Strange’) in 2006, they agreed to tread the boards again and found an army of ‘Space CUDets’ still eager to sing along, dance like fruitcakes and invade their stage.

So it is here, in 2017, that CUD are back once more to celebrate a silver jubilee with new collections of rare gems and a full-blown tour. There is much to be grateful for.

Doors Open: 7.30pm Admission:£14 on the Door

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

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Bizarro Presents: HELEN MCCOOKERYBOOK/Karen/Charlie Tipper Conspiracy

BIZARRO PROMOTIONS PRESENTS;

 HELEN MCCOOKERYBOOK was a John Peel favourite through the '80s and '90s, singing and playing bass in Brighton outsider indiepop/punk bands Jody and the Hooligans, The Smartees and The Chefs before forming her own sumptuous, country-inflected Helen and the Horns. She has more recently helped write women back into the official history of punk with her book 'The Lost Women Of Rock: Female Musicians Of The Punk Era', which has interviews with The Mo-dettes, The Slits and Dolly Mixture amongst others. Helen's songs are beacons of outside of everything lyricism, and her set shall consist of songs from her new LP 'The Sea' and classics of yore. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEWhgWrqmxM
https://helenmccookerybook.bandcamp.com/album/voxpop-puella
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5KBZPqdHFN4 

Karen play a dreamy atmospheric pop. The sound of melancholia that builds and eventually bursts with ringing guitars. Fronted by Davey Woodward, lost lyricist, jester, a maverick indie something, who never stood still. Founder of The Brilliant Corners, playing a crooning jangling pop that was infectious and splendid in a tarnished star kind of way. To the experimental pop band, northern soul vs glam vs electronica . Pop songs for adults who had grown up wrong! Somewhere in between Spaceways Jazz cacophony! D.J. outsider, Freedom fighter. The Karen cast are completed by a who’s who of Bristol beatdom. Tom Adams : Beatnik Filmstars and The Fauns. Surf fan, one time stand up comedian, traveller and polemicist. Hugo Morgan: The Heads and Loop. Drinker and reveller, rock wizard with an encyclopaedic knowledge of every album released on Harvest records Phil Elvins: The Brilliant Corners. Francophile, entrepreneur, raconteur, and cyclist.

https://youtu.be/SvcPJLhf-tA

The Charlie Tipper Conspiracy are a sweet-shuffling indiepop band with a roaring jangle and skewering keys and horns, creating their own cuttingly romantic, melancholy sound in the vein of The June Brides. They formed in 2013 as The Charlie Tipper Experiment, releasing an album and accompanying singles, including the ace ‘Ride Out’, via Breaking Down Recordings. A further two EPs full of the sweet stuff and a single with Helen McCookerybook, 'Femme Fatale', followed as part of the new Conspiracy. All proceeds from the sale of ‘Femme Fatale’ (linked to above) go to Refugee Aid. The band's latest 'Network' EP was released in May this year.

https://thecharlietipperexperiment.bandcamp.com/track/ride-out-single-2013
https://thecharlietipperexperiment.bandcamp.com/track/no-going-back

Tickets £5.00 in advance/£7.00 on the door from www.bristolticketshop.co.uk

EDDIE AND THE HOT RODS

English rock band Eddie & The Hot Rods have enjoyed a career that has now spanned 37 years. 
Although often categorised as one of the founding fathers of the punk era, they were simply interested in playing loud, fast, in your face Rock ‘n’ Roll rather than bad mouthing the Queen or fermenting anarchy. 
The energy and attitude certainly endeared them to the punks, but the hard and fast style that made Eddie & The Hot Rods one of the most exciting bands of the era has never really dated or gone out of style. 
Eddie & The Hot Rods were included in the Mojo Top 100 of most influential bands and they are often cited as a major influence on some of the high profile new bands – young Irish rockers, The Strypes being one example. 
Thanks to this enduring appeal, the band still tour all over the world as well as find time to write and record new material that now joins their classic back catalogue.
Lead as ever by Barrie Masters, the line up of Simon Bowley (drums) Dipster (bass) Richard Holgarth (guitar) and Chris Taylor (guitar) has been on the road almost continuously for the last 10 years, serving up a high energy mix of those classic Eddie & The Hot Rods songs including “Teenage Depression”, “Quit This Town”, “Life On The Line”, “Gloria” and the Top Ten UK “Do Anything You Wanna Do”, alongside newer songs taken from their last two studio albums, including “Better Without You”, “Bad Time Again” and “Why Should I Care”.
Recently, Eddie & The Hot Rods have been seen out and about with Status Quo on their 2012 arena tour and often with old friends like Nine Below Zero, Dr Feelgood and From The Jam, but whether it’s in an Arena, Theatre, Club or Festival, Eddie & The Hot Rods always deliver a blisteringly energetic blast of good old Rock ‘n’ Roll.

https://www.facebook.com/TheHotRods/

http://www.eddieandthehotrods.com/

Doors Open: 7.45pm  Admission:£10 on the Door

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

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SPEAKING IN TONGUES (Talking Heads Tribute)

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

MICK THOMAS with Squeezebox Willy

"Acclaimed Australian singer songwriter Mick Thomas, leader of Weddings, Parties, Anything & the Sure Thing, makes a welcome return to KGC together with fellow WPA cohort Mark ‘Squeezebox Wally’ Wallace on accordion.
Playing songs from Mick’s new retrospective book 'These Are The Days' & companion album ‘These Are The Songs’ plus old favourites from WPA & the Sure Thing, you’re promised a night of traditional roots based music encompassing great songs & stories of the Aussie way of life.

“He will talk the leg off an old chair and play the arse off a guitar, sweat the shirt of his back and lay you in the aisles.” (Jamie McKew OAM, Festival Director, Port Fairy Folk Festival)

www.mickthomas.com

Tickets: £9  + BF from Bristol Ticket Shop, Union Street, Bristol Tel 0117 9299008 www.bristolticketshop.co.uk    £11 on the Door

JUSTIN SULLIVAN (New Model Army) *** SOLD OUT***

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New Model Army's founder and main songwriter Justin Sullivan continues to do the occasional solo concert in every setting possible – from tiny clubs to huge Festival stages, from prisons to palaces. His material is drawn from NMA’s vast catalogue of albums and also from his (so far only) solo album – “Navigating By The Stars’ – a unique, contemplative work released in 2003, featuring orchestral arrangements and famous guest musicians and based around the themes of ocean and love of Nature.

Doors Open: 7.30pm Admission:£16 on the Door

Tickets: £14Adv + BF from Bristol Ticket Shop, Union Street, Bristol Tel 0117 9299008 www.bristolticketshop.co.uk

3 DAFT MONKEYS

With Celtic and eastern influences, the 3 Daft Monkeys’ dynamic style of world folk music reflects the global village in which we now live. Their infectious dancing rhythms lead you through a musical journey of the senses and emotions, and will leave you breathless, enthralled and exhilarated.
After experiencing the band’s notoriously energetic live performance at Glastonbury Festival last summer, Mark Radcliffe declared them as one of his “Highlights of the Festival” on BBC TV coverage, and subsequently invited them to play a session on his BBC Radio 2 Folk Show. The band have also performed a live session with Whispering Bob Harris on Radio 2.
The band will be releasing a brand new album in April 2017, following a highly successful crowdfunding campaign. The title track “Year of the Clown” is a social and whimsical comment on the strange and disturbing times we find ourselves in, where the ‘elected principles’ in the world circus appear to be the fools.
With their quirky and original approach to music, and their passion, intensity and sheer joy of life, 3 Daft
Monkeys have gained themselves a large and loyal cult following. Their music is hard to pigeon-hole, mixing and crossing many musical genres from Celtic, Klezmer, Gypsy, Balkan, Latin, Ska, Dub Reggae, Indie, Rock and even a hint of Shostakovich. 3 Daft Monkeys have always maintained an independent and cottage-industry approach to their musical career, and have gained a huge following whilst ploughing their own furrow through the music business, gaining momentum through their live performances and intensive European touring schedule.
With a brand new 4-piece line-up, the band weave enchanting melodies with catchy choruses, virtuoso vibrant fiddle, rhythmic 12-string guitar, 6-string bass, bespoke hand-percussion and 4-part vocal harmonies. Fascinating lyrics of personal and whimsical observations on life, and folk tales both ancient and modern, are told within the swirling layers of their music, all with the essential catchy sing-along chorus.
The band’s diversity is reflected in the acts for whom they have been invited as special guests, including touring across the UK and Europe with the Levellers, and opening for bands such as Hawkwind, Bellowhead, Show of Hands and Dreadzone, as well as headlining their own national tours.
3 Daft Monkeys have played at a huge number and variety of festivals in the UK, including Fairport Convention’s Cropredy, Beautiful Days, Trowbridge Village Pump, Towersey Folk Festival, Cambridge Folk Festival and Boomtown Fair. Their eclectic mix of styles has drawn them a following right across Europe, and the band have headlined festivals in Holland, Germany and France. 3 Daft Monkeys have also recently joined acrobats and circus performers in the new and vibrant boutique “busking festival”scenes of Switzerland and Italy.
“The musicianship- the virtuosity, the song craft, the arrangement- is simply astonishing “ (Spiral Earth)
“Varied and stirring acoustic style.. Outstanding fiddle work” (The Guardian)
“Music as joyously life-affirming as this deserves a huge audience” (West Briton)
“A brilliant band… I think this is absolutely amazing” Mike Harding (BBC Radio 2)
“A veritable melting pot of styles makes a colourful carnival of sound” (fROOTS)

“Their live show strikes a quality balance of spaced-out dizziness, dance-ability and sophisticated folk
music.” (Bearded Theory Festival)

Website:www.3daftmonkeys.co.uk

Doors Open: 7.30pm   £10 on the Door

Tickets: £9Adv + b/f from Bristol Ticket Shop Tel 01179299008 www.bristolticketshop.co.uk

Bizarro Promotions Presents; BAND OF HOLY JOY + Short Stories

Bizarro Promotions Presents

BAND OF HOLY JOY

The Band Of Holy Joy 2017 model is a sleek beat outfit that owes as much to Indie music in the proper sense of Indie as it does to the Brechtian connotations of past Band Of Holy Joy incarnations. They have lineage but never dwell on it preferring to forge forward. They have a history too but never let it drag them back. For the past few years they have been quietly growing and gestating and now they have emerged fully reborn with renewed purpose of sound and vision. They have signed to Tiny Global (which is probably the best label in the world at this present moment in time in terms of roster and vision and general empathic discernment towards both band and listener) and have just released an album FUNAMBULIST WE LOVE YOU. They are a six piece of drums, bass, guitar, visuals, sixties organ and vocals, I couldn’t tell you who they sound like, but they love The Subway Sect, The Jefferson Airplane, Mary J Blige, Gray, Funkadelic and the like, and when they play they possess the stage and make a beautiful racket, tell passionate tales and fill the room with light and wonder, they same to be on a mission of some sort, a mission of intent and possibilities, of old punk sensibilities honoured, and glamour in age portrayed. On a Friday night they put out a radio show called BAD PUNK which has nothing to do with any kind of new wave but is a beautiful strange mix of soundscape and poetry, very arch, sometimes a bit too sensitive, but on the stage they are a different beast, on stage they blow and howl, they they make musical bows to Funk and Soul at times and are wont to throw the odd Vincent Gallo cover version in to their set. Classically minded songs suddenly billow out into intense noise work-outs. They are quite traditional in set up but oh how the lyrics reflect these wyrd modern times we live in. That’s all I can say really, other than forget old notions of what you think Holy Joy may or may not have been, whether they were any good or just terminally bad, if you like crooked style and sentient smiles, if you see the beautiful in the ugly or the happy in the sad still and just love a band intent on playing a great strange different kind of song come and see this band.

http://www.bandofholyjoy.co.uk/

THE SHORT STORIES

Short Stories were formed in 2007 in Bristol, England by Tim Rippington and Stephen Miles. Tim and Stephen were at school together, a year apart but sharing the same musical values that made them firm friends. After school, the two went their separate ways – Tim spent the next twenty years playing in various indie bands such as the Flatmates, the Five Year Plan and later the Beatnik Filmstars. He also ran his own recording studio for five years, and produced records for, amongst others, the now legendary indie label Sarah Records. In 2003 Tim formed a new band Forest Giants, who made four great LPs before folding in 2007. In the meantime, Steve became a school teacher, dabbling only briefly in music with a spell as drummer for Bristol indie band Modesty Blaise.

In 2007 the two met for the first time in 20 years, and discovered that they still had much in common and The Short Stories were born. Since then several albums and singles have been released which can be heard here.

http://www.breakingdownrecordings.com/the-short-stories

This is the ticket link,

http://www.bristolticketshop.co.uk/eventdetails.aspx?e=15521

Tickets are £7.50 in advance/£9.00 on the door

 

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JW JONES

JW-JONES RETURNS FOR UK TOUR - NOV/DEC 2017 Since his first UK tour in spring of 2016, JW-Jones has released a new CD called “High Temperature” that won the International Blues Challenge (via Blues Foundation in Memphis). It was named the Hot Shot Debut on the Billboard Top 10, and has been in the top 2 most-played roots music recordings on radio stations across Canada for 10 weeks. Early last year, George Thorogood & The Destroyers’ management specifically requested Jones to open several of their tour dates, which included standing ovations at legendary venues such as Massey Hall in Toronto, and Ottawa’s National Arts Centre. Jones is a JUNO Award Nominee (the equivalent of the Grammy in USA), tours constantly, and is known for his high-energy live shows. JW has released nine albums, and performed in twenty-three countries and four continents. In 2015/2016, JW played over 100 shows per year, including being invited five times to perform alongside Buddy Guy, and twice with Woodstock legends, Canned Heat. From the ‘High Temperature’ liner notes: “Acclaimed Nashville producer Colin Linden takes Jones into new territory with warm, analog-driven tones, and a wide-range of material. His evolution as a musician and vocalist shine through on this record like never before. Real songs, real playing by real people, and JW is the real deal.” – Chuck Leavell (The Rolling Stones)

http://www.jw-jones.com

https://youtu.be/8LQtimNycDI

Doors Open: 7.30pm  Admission:£12 on the Door

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

CENTREFOLDS "HQ Xmas Do"" + Steepways + Dan & Chris (My Friend Friday)

CENTREFOLDS:

“A creative multi-genre breakfast of champions, combining the best bits from punk, electronica, French house, trance and rock, bringing it together to create a sound that’s going to see Foals cowering in a corner behind Soulwax” – BBC 6 Music

http://www.centrefoldshq.wordpress.com

http://twitter.com/centrefoldshq

Doors Open: 7.45pm  Admission:£5 on the Door

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

MARTIN STEPHENSON and the DAINTEES

MARTIN STEPHENSON and the DAINTEES: Always popular on the circuit, Stephenson’s “must see” live performances are an exuberant tour-de-force combining heart-in-your-mouth intimacy with playful humour and warm self-deprecation.

The Daintees’ critically acclaimed 1986 debut BOAT TO BOLIVIA opened up an always interesting story. It showcased Stephenson’s songwriting, poetic romanticism and spiritual depth – so marking him out as a soulful cream of the leftfield crop during the self-obsessed 1980s.

Never pandering to a particular scene, Stephenson’s lightness of touch on a varied mix of musical styles was immediately apparent. His path was destined to be a lifelong journey through the music he loved: folk, ragtime, jazz, rockabilly, show tunes, punk-pop and country.

CALIFORNIA STAR  & HAUNTED HIGHWAY continue his tradition for eclectic roots songwriting, adding to a discography now amounting to over 40 albums.

His latest album - a re-recording of his classic debut BOAT TO BOLIVIA, sees him reunited with The Daintees, the band he’s intermittently fronted through a string of albums – and hundreds of gigs – since his teens in the North East.

http://www.daintees.co.uk/

Doors Open: 7.30pm Admission:£18 on the Door

Tickets: £16Adv + BF from Bristol Ticket Shop, Union Street, Bristol Tel 0117 9299008   www.bristolticketshop.co.uk

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NATTY DAPS

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!

https://www.facebook.com/NattyDaps/

MYSTERY CHORDS: Bristol punk covers band!

https://www.facebook.com/MysteryChords/

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

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

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

40 year anniversary at the Thunderbolt with-
London Calling-
https://www.facebook.com/clashtribute
https://www.facebook.com/londoncallingclashtribute

£8 adv / 18+/ £10 on the Door

Tickets-
The Rock Shop, St Nicks Market (Only 50p Booking Fee)
https://www.facebook.com/therockshop

BTS-
http://www.bristolticketshop.co.uk/

 

 

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.
 

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

Doors Open: 7.45pm  Admission:£15 on the Door

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