HANNAH & THE HEARTBREAK + Swallowfall + Filaments+ Ellie Gowers Band + Richard Atkinson Trio

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Hannah & The Heartbreak are a London based band originally formed by the collaboration of Hannah Bristow, lead singer and songwriter with a collection of musician friends based around her ‘living in’ warehouse in the Manor House area of north London.

Hannah & The Heartbreak then developed a loyal and sizable following on the London circuit in venues such as The Bull & Gate, 229 Club, Upstairs at Ronnie Scotts, Floripa, The Proud Galleries to name but a few. They also ran a Saturday night residency called ‘Role Play’at The Finsbury Pub just round the corner from the warehouse scene, this was packed everytime and eventually became a respected venue on the London live music circuit.

HANNAH AND THE HEARTBREAK songs such as ‘The Gate’, ‘Unstuck’ and ‘Role Play’ have been played by BBC INTRODUCING where they received airplay from Gary Crowley on BBC London. ’The Gate’ and Amazing Radio where record plugger Dylan White was listening! He was so blown away by ’The Gate’ that he tracked Hannah down and offered to manage her. Hannah & The Heartbreak debut album entitled ‘Open Heart Surgery’ was released last year to great acclaim!

Hannah travelled west to her Bristol roots where she now lives, gigging locally, accompanied by talented musicians she has met in the area. As the name suggests The Heartbreak is an emotion and not a fixed set of people. Expect great hooks, classic pop ambience and plenty of tunes that will direct those feet to dance!
www.hannahandtheheartbreak.com
www.youtube.com/user/hanheartbreak
www.facebook.com/hannahandtheheartbreak
https://twitter.com/Hanheartbreak

SWALLOWFALL: Bristol based trip hop band, whose first album was released worldwide on Hadron Records December 2016 and fuses melodic, soulful vocals with guitars and electronica. The critical praise of our recorded work has been matched by compelling live performances including numerous festival appearances and support slots with national touring acts such as The Beat.

 www.swallowfall.com/music-streams.html

https://www.facebook.com/Swallowfallmusic

 ELLIE GOWERS BAND: Ellie yields powerfully quaint songs with thought-provoking mature themes. Ellie has produced her own folk-driven contemporary style. Traces of Katie Melua, John Martyn and Laura Marling creep into her melodies. 

2017 was a great year for Ellie. Playing at Coventry’s Godiva festival, airplay on BBC Introducing and the release of her debut EP, ‘Robin’, towards the end of the year. With more music and more gigs in the pipeline, 2018 is set to be even more exciting.

Richard Atkinson 3: Great little jazz funk trio!

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 + Black Dog Company *SOLD OUT*

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***THIS SHOW IS NOW SOLD OUT***

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/

Black Dog Company: Four-piece Bath-based rock band formed in 2012, featuring roaring original material inspired by such classic guitar bands as The Who, The Flamin’ Groovies and XTC; recently joined by new members Lance & Nick - prepare to be Hammered!

https://www.facebook.com/blackdogco/

Admission: £20 on the Door

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

PRIVATE PARTY

THE THUNDERBOLT IS CLOSED FOR A PRIVATE PARTY

ISH + Lunary + Toadstool + Badwolf

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ISH: A three-piece post-psych-rock band based in Bristol, Ish are Alex Robert Nichols on bass, Nathan Leigh Taylor on drums and Tom Moore on guitar.

Their sound emerged after a year of improv jamming before they started producing tracks from these richly varied, sensitively ambient, downright freaky jams.

https://ishbanduk.bandcamp.com/

https://www.facebook.com/ishbanduk/

LUNARY: 3 guys from Bristol playing some rock/metal.

https://www.facebook.com/Lunary-Band-1189352384535869/

TOADSTOOL: Forest Of Dean indie rockers who playing a great set on the their debut at The Thunderbolt last month!

BADWOLF: Bristol indie rockers!
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

GLORIA (French Psyche Girl Group from Lyon) + Schnauser + Archosaur + DJ Cactus County

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Gloria is psych girl group from France, leaded by a trio of female singers and founded by producer/guitarist Kid Victrola. Like a family chasing the sixties lost paradise, trying to unravel the mystery of ancients girl pop,  Gloria plays folk, pop, garage, like in a fuzz and harmonies cooking pot. They bring together the Shangri La’s and the Small Faces, along with Motown and 90’s indie pop.

After a their critically acclaimed first LP in late 2016 (In Excelsis Stereo- Howlin’ Banana records), Gloria comes back with a new 6-tracks EP : Oidophon Echorama. Wich means deafening show of voices sounds – 6 tracks of psych pop, rock and country blues – or isn’t it jut pop music ? – curving space time for a trip in the vintage of the future.

SCHAUSER:Welcome to the world of Schnauser - a place where Canterbury prog, 60s psych and modern pop collide at a box junction and swap insurance details.
Schnauser are based in Bristol, UK and their new 7" single 'As long as he lies perfectly still' is out now on Fruits de Mer Records.


Their previous releases are available at http://schnauser.bandcamp.com/ - Where business meets fashion - Sept 2013 / Good looking boy (single) - Jan 2013 / The missing link - Oct 2011 / The sound of meat - June 2010 / Kill all humans - Apr 2005

ARCHOSAUR: Debut at The Thunderbolt for trio plying bass-led cinematic post-rock, welded together by Ben Goode, Roger Tarry and Toby Field.....with guest vocals from Caroline Martin.

DJ CACTUS COUNTY: CC plays an eclectic selection of new & classic alternative music from Cardiacs to Hank Williams. He’ll almost certainly play something you’ll want to download the next day. You may be left either utterly disappointed, vaguely bewildered, and/or slightly amused but then again, that’s a bit like life isn’t it.

 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 GARAGE FLOWERS + Grandmas House + Soft Socks + The Marauders

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THE GARAGE FLOWERS:The Garage Flowers are a dirty-sweet rock and roll 4 piece full of attitude and ambition. The band are already building a fierce reputation on the London circuit for their outrageously explosive live gigs, flamboyant image and, of course their anthemic songs; with a forever growing fan base The Garage Flowers already have the likes of Camden Rocks Festival, This Feeling and Tramlines Festival firmly under their belts - they are much more than your average rock and roll band.

The Garage Flowers have already gained the support and interest of Gigslutz, End Of The Trail Records and NME Presents Evening and quickly found themselves headlining the famous Dublin Castle, Crowndale Club and Camden Assembly.
The Garage Flowers self released 2 singles which received critical acclaim "If they had released it (Miss Maggie May) back in 2004 they would have a number 1 in their back burner" Altcorner. Their first 2 singles were recorded with Paul Tipler (The Horrors, Carl Barat) and their brand new single "Hello Tango" was recorded with BBC's Dan Lucas (ACDC, Ghouls) and premiered on Gigslutz. The launch for the single was sold out and the venue had to turn people away.

https://www.facebook.com/thegarageflowersband/
https://soundcloud.com/thegarageflowers/

GRANDMAS HOUSE: Promising Bristol punk band

SOFT SOCKS: A special performance that combines bands Polka Dot Socks and The Soft Fruits that should be a hoot!

THE MARAUDERS: Bristol indie brit pop!

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

MILES HUNT - The Custodian Tour 2018 ** SOLD OUT**

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Miles Hunt: The Custodian Tour. 2018

The Wonder Stuff’s Miles Hunt embarks on a solo acoustic tour of the UK in October this year under the guise of The Custodian. With a back catalogue of over two hundred self penned songs to choose from, written over the last four decades, Hunt says that the idea of becoming The Custodian came from a conversation with one of his musical heroes.

I was in New York a few years back and was invited to guest at a Tom Robinson solo show. Tom has long been an inspiration to me and given the opportunity to perform with him... well, lets just say I couldn’t polish my boots quick enough. During our brief rehearsal together on the afternoon of the show Tom asked me who I felt now owned the songs that I have written over all these years. I answered that whoever the publishing company I signed with probably did, but ultimately, I did. Tom was quick to correct me pointing out that all of my songs now belonged to my audience. Going on to explain that the songs I have written have been part of the sound track to thousands of people’s live and it is those people that now truly own them. He said that my position was now of The Custodian, the person who’s job it is to see that the songs are treated and performed with the respect the audiences deserve. It was an incredibly important thing to have said to me and something I have not and will not ever forget.”

With this in mind Hunt has rehearsed over sixty of his best loved compositions to perform in chronological order on his upcoming UK tour.

There are a couple of songs from the back catalogue that I just couldn’t bring myself to sing again. Either a lazy or nonsense lyric, or just a rotten set of chords. When you’ve been at it as long as I have I don’t think anyone could expect a 100% strike rate. But really there are only two or three songs I would prefer no to revisit.”

As well as performing songs Hunt will also be reading a handful of excerpts from his three acclaimed books, ‘The Wonder Stuff Diaries’.

I’m so very thankful to my younger self for keeping hand written diaries during the early years of The Wonder Stuff’s activities. I’m fortunate that I do have a pretty decent memory of what went on in those days, but to have the actual voice from the past, recorded on the page, to tell me straight how things were and how I felt about what was going on, well, I would like to buy that young man a beer for having the foresight to give such a gift to his elder self.”

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

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

A.G Promotions Presents - THE ORANGE SKIES + The Strays + Rain Children + 50 Year Storm + CS Fly

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THE ORANGE SKIES: In late February 2018, Ethan (rhythm guitar/vocals), Dylan (lead guitar/vocals), Joey (bass guitar/vocals), and George (drums) met to form a band. Ethan and Dylan showed off with pride the songs they had already written, songs like Jimmy Johnny Jenny, Vivian Albert, and the Prophecy of St Peter, songs with influences everywhere within the rock genre, from the Beatles to the Stone Roses, the Velvet Underground to Chuck Berry. With the addition of songs like Oh My and Rockin’ Chair, and Joey joining the writing fold with Blood of Heroes, the band began to gather speed, and played their first gig in late April, at the Colston Hall in Bristol. With 5 gigs now under their belt, and 6 more yet to come, this band’s only trajectory is up.


THE STRAYS: The Strays ethos is simple, to produce vibrant, exciting music that people just want to move to, with a nod to vintage style and rock and roll, topped with a modern gritty vibe. Energy, power and fun is the driving factor and this is apparent in their performance style, which is larger than life, interactive, and deliciously unpredictable.

After smashing onto the scene and releasing their debut EP in April 2017, the Cheltenham based Garage Rock n Roll band were endorsed by Vocalzone and featured as ones to watch in UK Rock n Roll Magazine.

2018 saw the release of their eagerly awaited second EP ‘Brand New Day’ coupled with a support slot on Republica’s reunion tour and a packed UK festival schedule. Next stop is a featured spot on the BBC Introducing stage at Witney Music Festival and a run of support slots for Daniel Wakeford. All this plus the band being immortalised in a worldwide release of the Garage Band card game means the only way is up for these raucous rock n roll rebels.

RAIN CHILDREN : Rain Children are a wide lens, cinematic expression of Gothic music, both contemporary and nostalgic. They combine classic song writing with a tension and drama that is uniquely their own.

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C S FLY: Groove-rock power trio from Bristol. Their sound blends rock, soul, blues, R&B, a touch of funk, a pinch of country… as reflects their influences – everything from J J Cale to Creedence, the Stones to the Stooges, Ann Peebles to Alabama Shakes.

https://csfly.bandcamp.com

Doors Open: 7.30pm Admission: £6 on the Door

Tickets: £5 + BF from Bristol Ticket Shop, High Street, Bristol Tel 0117 9299008 www.bristolticketshop.co.uk

GLEN MATLOCK (Sex Pistols) & EARL SLICK (David Bowie Band) + Emily Breeze Band + DJ Chris Badley

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GLEN MATLOCK of The Sex Pistols  EARL SLICK of The David Bowie Band Earl Slick and Glen Matlock are some of rock’s most iconic figures. Earl Slick was David Bowie’s lead guitarist from the mid-70s, and Glen Matlock as bass player and songwriter for the infamous Sex Pistols. Between them they have cooperated or performed with dozens of internationally renowned rock artists, and all of them are still active musicians. They are also old acquaintances and have played together on many occasions.

https://www.facebook.com/GlenMatlockOfficial/

https://m.facebook.com/EarlSlickOfficial/

EMILY BREEZE: Longtime cult heroine of Bristol’s underground music scene Emily Breeze, former frontwoman of psychedelic post-punk outfit Candy Darling, scales new heights with her remarkable solo album.“Rituals”!

Lead single “Limousines” combines acerbic lyrics and to-die-for melodies with lush production by Bristol luminary Stew Jackson (writer producer for Massive Attack, who has also worked with Tom Waits, Patti Smith and Nick Cave). Breeze and her band – Rob Norbury (guitar), Andy Sutor (drums), Duncan Fleming (organ) and Graham Dalzell (bass) – conjure vast lonely cityscapes reminiscent of Cigarettes After Sex and a woozy glamour!

“Emily Breeze is a bona fide star. Her intense musical vision is a jaw dropping experience” (Louder Than War)

“A Lou Reed, Trent Reznor Hybrid” (The NME)

“Rebel music, the lovechild of P.J Harvey and Johnny Cash” (The Sunday Times)

www.facebook.com/EmilyBreezeMusic

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

Tickets: £15+ BF from Bristol Ticket Shop, High Street, Bristol Tel 0117 9299008 www.bristolticketshop.co.uk

THE LIBERATORS/ Hollow Trees / Deep Sea Thieves

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Round 3! Pay Day weekend & the official countdown to Christmas!
Hollow Trees & Deep Sea Thieves coming to join us again!

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

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

Bedlam Bookings Presents: THE HIDEAWAYS + River Becomes Ocean + The Wedlocks + Second Hand Arms Dealer

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Bedlam Bookings Presents:

Tickets:- £6 ADV // £8 OTD from bedlambookings.bigcartel.com 

THE HIDEAWAYS - BRISTOL  
Formed in the summer of 2017, 
The Hideaways are quickly becoming one of Bristol’s most exciting alt-rock bands resulting in sold-out shows and rapid fan growth. Influenced by artists like Foals, Biffy Clyro, Radiohead, and The National, they play innovative space-wide rock built on ramped up riffs, head-pounding percussion, and unbridled angst.

RIVER BECOMES OCEAN - BRIGHTON
Forming in late 2013, River Becomes Ocean combines post-hardcore with a bold cinematic sound. 

They already celebrate a dedicated worldwide fanbase and early critical acclaim, after collaborating with, Shane Told of Silverstein on the emotional and hard-hitting track ‘What If I Stay’. After extensive touring across the UK & Europe, the band most recently released their latest single ‘Silence Means Nothing’ which features Liam Cormier of Cancer Bats, taken from their upcoming debut album ‘A Motion Paralysed’.

THE WEDLOCKS - BRISTOL
Piano Punk trio, cool music for uncool people


SECOND HAND ARMS DEALER - BRISTOL
Second Hand Arms Dealer is a hugely driven, diverse and talented band from Bristol. Formed in 2017from an established band, Goodnight Lois, we truly believe we have the recipe for producing and
delivering groundbreaking music and we look pretty damn cool in doing it.Drawing from multiple different influences means the range of music is vast. From Rage Against TheMachine to Ben Howard there are no limitations to the sound we produce.

AG Presents; OLLIE BARTON & THE MOVEMENT +Awakening Savannah + Wisenheimer + Fall From Ruin + Spiral Key

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⭐️A.G PROMOTIONS AND THE THUNDERBOLT PRESENTS⭐️
🙌OLI BARTON & THE MOVEMENT🙌 This band are the sound of tomorrow played today, inspired by yesterday to reach next week, inspiring next month. Whether it be the BBC, the indie press or their mass of incredible fans, everyone is in agreement; if you don’t know Oli Barton & The Movement, then you know nothing.

Much is said about Oli, the leader of the group. What is true is that he is a MENSA certified genius, hardcore animal rights activist and among the most gifted entertainers of his generation. Nourished by the spirit of Syd Barrett laying dormant inside of him, the eccentricity and talent of his writing is often imitated, never paralleled but always enjoyed.

Amongst the talents in the group are the unstoppable Ryan Wilson and Jamal Lagoon on guitars, Marco Paone (the Italian Stallion) on bass and Josh Needham’s talents for thrashing bare skin. Needless to say, the Movement are the future of British music. Tortured, menacing, kinky, smart, and as deliriously entertaining as watching an elephant juggling bowling balls riding a tricycle, rest assured Oli Barton & The Movement can be put firmly next to the greats. Make sure to watch them as they assert their place in the pantheon of great British acts.

⭐️AWAKENING SAVANNAH⭐️ Original hard rock band from Swindon. Formed in 2017 this hard rock three piece have worked hard In the studio to create a show that will convert any non rock believer into a guitar worshipping disciple!!!

With influences from Black Sabbath, Stone Sour and Biffy clyro to name but a few their heavy guitar riffs, deep baselines, insane drumming coupled with some melodic acoustics and dark lyrics make Awakening Savannahs adaptable original rock sound well worth a look this year!!!

⭐️WISENHEIMER⭐️3 piece garage rock from Herefordshire writing originals, influence by indie rock , post punk revival , ska. 

⭐️FALL FROM RUIN⭐️ Hailing from Swindon/Lyneham Wiltshire Fall From Ruin are hard/melodic rock outfit taking influences from the likes of dream theater, lamb of god, black stone cherry and alter bridge amongst other similar bands.
To us music is all about having soaring bass lines and chunky guitar riffs to get you hooked and powerful drums. 

⭐️SPIRAL KEY⭐️ UK-based symphonic progressive metal band formed in 2012, specializing in melodic, thoughtful and heavy music, exploring diverse themes often with a subtly dark sense of humour. Their second album 'An Error of Judgement' was released January 2018, distributed through Pride And Music and features many guest appearances. The album is attracting some excellent reviews in music publications, blogs and web-zines across Europe, the UK and the USA.

Doors Open: 7.00pm Admission: £ 6on the Door

Tickets: £5 + BF from Bristol Ticket Shop, High Street, Bristol Tel 0117 9299008 www.bristolticketshop.co.uk

PRIVATE PARTY

THE THUNDERBOLT IS CLOSED FOR A PRIVATE PARTY!

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THE THUNDERBOLT IS CLOSED FOR A PRIVATE PARTY!

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THE THUNDERBOLT IS CLOSED FOR A PRIVATE PARTY!

AG Promotions presents; INVICTUS "EP Launch" + The Compact Pussycat + CS FLY + Killer T Cells + Cormorants

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A.G PROMOTIONS PRESENTS INVICTUS E.P LAUNCH NIGHT. 

@The Thunderbolt  £5 ADV £6 OTD 

⭐️INVICTUS* Jake Lloyds banging power indie rock trio, releasing their new EP tonight!

THE COMPACT PUSSYCAT: Breath of fresh air in the world of indie rock outfits. 
This powerful three piece produce songs that will have you singing along before the end of your first listen, this blend of dramatic and interesting music topped of with some catchy 'melancomedic' vocals will leave you smiling from ear to ear.

CS FLY: Bristol power trio with a strong groove. Their sound blends rock, blues, soul, funk and R&B, channeling influences from Creedence, Bo Diddley and Alabama Shakes to J J Cale, Bill Withers and John Lee Hooker. 

KILLER T CELLS: 4 Piece Covers band. Formed in May 17, the Band consist of- Bands such as White Stripes, The Clash, The Specials, Guns n Roses are covere, but expect to hear our own take on each track.
If you like to sing and dance to tracks from the 70's to the Naughties, come and see Killer T Cells ...Live

CORMORANTS : Bristol indie experimental twopiece!

MARK MORRISS (THE BLUETONES)/ NIGEL CLARK (DODGY/CHRIS HELME (THE SEAHORSES)

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Mark Morriss (The Bluetones)

Best known as the frontman in The Bluetones, Mark Morriss released his debut solo album Memory Muscle on June 2, 2008. Getting his hands dirty with his own set of songs has been an inspiring experience for Morriss, who started trying them out acoustically at open mic nights in London way back in 2004. 'I'd just turn up with my guitar, play five or six songs, along with everyone else. I didn't want any special favours, and just enjoyed the experience of stripping things right back down' - Morriss.

http://www.markmorrissmusic.co.uk/

Chris Helme (The Seahorses) First rose to prominence as the front man of John Squire's post-Stone Roses band 'The Seahorses' released his brand new solo album on the 27th of August 2012. Still rightfully remembered for the anthemic Britpop classics 'Love Is The Law' and 'Blinded By The Sun' - songs that evoked everything the 90's stood for, the excitement, the culture and the bands that provided a voice in a period of political and social imbalance. Present day societal context may well in fact mirror those times but the man himself, now, appears cut from an entirely different cloth.

Helmes has an enviable back catalogue, bolstered further by his acclaimed works with The Yards, but it's his latest offering The Rookery's knack for melody and imaginative, intricate, three-way guitar interplay that brings each track to such lush, blossoming, climaxes. Add to this Helme's keen ear for arranging and those brooding string passages resonate even more deeply.

http://www.chrishelme.co.uk/


NIGEL CLARK: Bass playing vocalist with Britpop hitmakers Dodgy, Nigel is also a singer songwriter in his own right, with a more mature, introspective side emerging.

https://www.facebook.com/nige.clark

Doors Open: 7.30pm Admission: £19 on the Door

Tickets: £15 + BF from Bristol Ticket Shop, High Street, Bristol Tel 0117 9299008 www.bristolticketshop.co.uk

THE EMPERIALS Xmas Ska Romp

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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:£7 on the Door

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

SNATCH 22

Back less by popular demand and more by a conceited want for attention brought on by their acute social inadequacies, Bristol's drunkest band return to the stage after yet another year away so, break out the sloe gin, deck the halls and allow your kids to sit on the knee of a strange man in a bad disguise because it's Christmas and....................
The Snatch Are Back!!

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

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

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: Thunderbolt Daves power pop renegades playing a few xmas classics here and there!

6pm: EVERYTHING ELSE: Totterdown punk popsters who mix their own tunes with some of their Xmas faves!

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

 

NEW YEARS EVE: RETRO ELECTRO

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RETRO ELECTRO: Top UK 5 piece 80's Covers Band playing classics from Depeche Mode, Prince, David Bowie, Simple Minds, Human League, Tears for Fears, Spandau Ballet, ABC, King, Gary Numan, Level 42, Thompson Twins, Blancmange, Kraftwerk, Style Council to name a few!

Doors Open: 8pm Admission: £20 on the Door

Tickets: £15Adv + BF from Bristol Ticket Shop, High Street, Bristol Tel 0117 9299008 www.bristolticketshop.co.uk

YOU CAN ALSO GET TICKETS FROM BEHIND THE BAR AT THE THUNDERBOLT!

BATTLEMOOSE

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Battlemoose charity gig. All profits going to Paul's Place Charity.
http://www.paulsplace.org.uk/

Advanced tickets: £2.50 (Please follow link below to Bristol Ticket Shop)
Tickets available on the door: £4.00

TERRY AND GERRY

After 27 years the Birmingham based cult skiffle cow-punk band Terry and Gerry are reforming for a tour in honour of their biggest fan, the late John Peel. They will be playing all over the country in February/March 2017

BBC disc jockey and avid fan John Peel promoted the band when apparently by chance he picked out their demonstration tape because his wife’s best friends were also known as Terry and Gerry. He thought the coincidence was too great to ignore! The band recorded four critically acclaimed sessions for the John Peel show and got a very fond mention in his autobiography.

In the mid-eighties the four piece band released six singles and one album. ‘From Lubbock to Clintwood East’: Each went to Number One in the indie charts. Reviewing their single on Radio One Morrissey declared ‘I love it!! Don’t know why!!’ The band toured extensively in the UK, Europe and America gathering fans from Joe Strummer of ‘The Clash’ to Shane MacGowan from ‘The Pogues’.

Terry and Gerry regularly appeared on radio and TV, including sessions for ‘The Old Grey Whistle Test’ and ‘The Tube’, they wrote numerous theme tunes for Central TV and were the subject of a 30 minute documentary by the legendary film maker Norman Hull, which aired on British Television in July 1986.

Still as energetic and vibrant as ever they continue to chronicle the lives of the people from the city they love, Birmingham.

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