PETE ASTOR & BAND
'The master of less is more’ The Guardian
Having released One for the Ghost earlier this year to an overwhelmingly positive response, seasoned and erudite Indie auteur, ex leader of Creation Records’ favourites The Loft and The Weather Prophets, Pete Astor is live at The Thunderbolt. He’ll be drawing together key strands and tributaries in his work over the years, playing timeless guitar pop, brimming with wry lyrical insight and melodic hooks, singing songs from the present, the past and the future
DAVEY WOODWARD & THE WINTER ORPHANS
Davey Woodward fronted indie bands The Brilliant Corners and The Experimental Pop Band and Karen.. The Winter Orphans are a group of friends realising the potential of his solo songs.
Although grounded in the world of indie pop his work reflects his diverse and eclectic tastes. This includes collaborations with odd German pop outfits Le Hammond Inferno and the Torpedo Boys.
Davey has also played bass for avant guard jazz group Spaceways and his songs have been covered by Pinkie, Soda Stream and Sophie Ellis Bextor. His work has been name checked by The Kaiser Chiefs, The Answering Machine and Irvine Welsh.
Davey’s music was a firm favourite of the late great John Peel and is championed by 6 Music.
THE BIG HOWEVER
Bristol based art folk garage indie collective. Using discarded musicians sourced locally. Melodic, intelligent, yet unintelligent popular music. Non-iconic & sustainable. "Poignant". Cello mandolin guitars bass drums clarinet accordion and soaring harmonies.
Tickets £8.50 in advance/£10.00 on the door