TS IDIOT and the Hideous Trend + The Perverts + Nervous Rex + Bridget Hart Poetry

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After supporting Vic Godard & Subway Sect in April, queer punk poet T.S. IDIOT is back for a headline show with THE HIDEOUS TREND (and some very special guests) in tow.

T.S. IDIOT has performed with DIY punks old and new, including Attila the Stockbroker, TV Smith (The Adverts) and The Spook School, as well as featuring at spoken word events across the UK. His backing band THE HIDEOUS TREND reformed in Bristol in 2019 with an all-star lineup including members of Mildred Maude, joy and GINS. Audiences can expect unsolicited rantings about identity, mental health and gay astronauts, backed by a post-punk soundscape - also featuring electro-ska lunatic Dude the Obscure. For fans of Pansy Division, The Screamers, Sultans of Ping and disappointing your parents. Debut single 'TWAT' out in June.
https://tomstockley.weebly.com/ts-idiot.html
https://uncrecords.bandcamp.com/album/twat

+ The Perverts
Hide your fizzy pop and get ready to dance, The Perverts are here. Queer heroes of the Bristol DIY scene, they've been baffling audiences with their unique brand of industrial post-punk since 2002. As well as writing such hits including 'Autism Is Sexy' and 'Never Trust A Clown', the quartet recently featured in Rolling Stone for their improvised musical at The Exchange, Bristol and supported Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs. They've also released an astonishing number of records on various labels including Legs Akimbo Records and Must Die Records and amassed a loyal following of fans known as Pervlets. A must see for fans of Wesley Willis, The Slits and Gloria Gaynor.
https://perverts.bandcamp.com

+ Nervous Rex
Non binary, dinopunk band babes. After forming at Eat Up For Starters in 2018, the Bristol trio have already wowed audiences playing shows with fellow indie punks like Martha, WOAHNOWS and Fraser and from The Murderburgers. BYOD (Bring Your Own Dinosaurs).
https://soundcloud.com/nervousrexpunks

+ Bridget Hart Poetry
Bristol-based DIY punk, intersectional feminist, podcaster. Gryffindor-er, Bridget’s poetry is a love-letter to womxn and survivor solidarity. She writes with a beautiful anger that not only empowers but inspires to kick back against the world and dig deep within our own introspective selves. A master of DIY, immediate and intimate performance, a solid reminder you’d better watch your mouth.
https://bridgethart.wordpress.com

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

* THIS GIG IS A SAFE SPACE. ANY FORM OF HARASSMENT WILL RESULT IN EJECTION FROM THE VENUE *

DEEP SEA THIEVES //

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DEEP SEA THIEVES Debut EP Launch
Join Deep Sea Thieves on their first headline show with special guests Miss Kill and Saiga Twins. The night will mark the release of their debut self titled EP.

‘Bristol based rock trio Deep Sea Thieves deliver a mix of punchy, hard-hitting riffs and dreamy undertones, creating a euphoric atmosphere with grit’.
https://www.facebook.com/deepseathieves/

Cheap List £4
£5 OTD

(Message one of the bands to be on their personal cheap list)

THE CATENARY WIRES

The Catenary Wires are Rob Pursey and Amelia Fletcher. They specialise in emotive indie duets, capturing the spirits of Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazelwood, Serge Gainsbourg and Brigitte Bardot, and releasing them into modern Britain. The resulting songs will appeal to fans of Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile or Isobel Campbell and Mark Lanegan. On this album, they are joined by Andy Lewis (Paul Weller Group, Spearmint) on cello, mellotron and percussion, and Fay Hallam (Makin’ Time, Prime Movers) on Hammond organ and backing vocals. Matthew King (a classical composer) plays piano. Nick and Claire Sermon play brass. The local Kentish countryside provides ambient noise.

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

SONIC SUNRISE + Hicktown Breakout + The Mudheads + Deep Sea Thieves

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SONIC SUNRISE : These indie poppers are possibly Bristol's best dressed rockers, their fun full-on stage style and joyful panache with guitars making for a cracking good time every time we've seen them!

www.soundcloud.com/sonicsunrise
www.facebook.com/sonicsunrise

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

BABY SHAKES (New York) + Superseed + White Trash + Bullybones + Orange Skies + The Silverstones

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Baby Shakes are a rock n’ roll-punk band from New York City. Mary on lead vocals and guitar, Judy on lead guitar and vocals, Claudia on bass and vocals, and Ryan on drums. With catchy melodic vocals over dirty guitars and a killer rhythm section, their influences range from The Ramones and Slade to Chuck Berry and 60’s Motown girl groups. 
Formed in 2005, they’ve released 5 singles, a 10” heart-shaped EP, a singles collection, and 3 full length albums. They have toured the US, Japan, China, Ireland, UK and Europe. Baby Shakes have shared the stage with The Romantics, The Boys, Shadows of Knight, The Undertones, Barracudas, Protex, Black Lips, Paul Collin’s Beat, Iggy Pop, among others.
Currently Baby Shakes are working on a fourth album which is slated for release in the Spring/Summer of 2019 to be followed by a national & international tour.

SUPERSEED: Bloom with an epic 3-guitar, triple vocal trunk, roots planted firmly within 90’s hard rock soil. Each branch yielding leaves of a different color ranging from noisy post-grunge, pop-punk, garage rock, and melodic pop rock.”- RIPPLE MUSIC

https://www.facebook.com/superseedrock/

BULLY BONES: Bullybones remain the most exciting underground UK band making brand-new-retro rock’n’roll and still scratching at the doors of the Music Bizness"-LOUDER THAN WAR

https://www.facebook.com/BullyBonesOfficial/

WHITE TRASH: Bristol punksters https://www.facebook.com/whitetrashband/

ORANGE SKIES: Bristol 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.

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

THE SILVERSTONES: Bristol Indie mod rockers Est. 2018 https://www.facebook.com/thesilverstonesband/

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

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

THE MINKE WHALES + The Mantic Muddlers

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The Minke Whales are a Bristol five-piece formed in 2009 by Edinburgh singer songwriter Stuart Reid (formerly of Shifty Disco Record's band, Seagull Strange) and bassist Neil Hughes when they discovered their collective love of recording music in allotment potting sheds.Tales of revenge, lost love and witch hunts wrapped up in sweet melodies that blend twisted folk with Reid's grizzled Scottish vocal gruff, an English nightingale and banjo laden stomping to give them a dark and brooding intoxication.

The Minke Whales released their 4 track EP ’The Women of The Barrows’

"...blessed with weight, depth and sublime melodies... quite wonderful stuff."   (247 Magazine)

"Ragged, literate, highly musical folk for raising barns to - and then raising the roofs of said barns... Reliable, festival-flavoured knees-uppage." (The Venue Magazine)

“… virtually dripping with emotion… Reid seems to be living every syllable” (Fresh on the Net)

https://www.facebook.com/theminkewhales

http://www.theminkewhales.com/

https://soundcloud.com/the-minke-whales

The Mantic Muddlers combine a rich influence of sonic stylings and serve up their stories on a foundation of infectious grooves and raucous melodies... For lack of a legitimate genre, you'll be hearing Roots, Rattle & Roll!

www.manticmuddlers.co.uk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-e_fhgExbo

https://www.facebook.com/themanticmuddlers/

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

'John E Vistic Presents: Punk Rock Bedlam Vol.1' featuring international punk act: Blind Man Death Stare, plus: Leathers, Turbo Island, and Droogs.

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Blind Man Death Stare are a 4 piece punk rock band from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. These guys are pretty good at promotion so after letting us know months ago its about time i got to give the new album a listen 
Blind Man Death Stare released their new album “Comin’ In Hot” on the 18th of March and its some of their best work yet, from the opening track “Clock In Clock Out” which kicks off with the bands fast paced punk rock, to the ska punk vibes of the secret song.
The album contains a few tracks fans might already be familiar with like track 3 “Just Because It Feels Good” released as a single in February and track 7 “Comin’ In Hot” released as a single in March. 
Overall this album was totally worth the wait, with lyrical content about having a good time, struggling against the daily grind and unjust cops, it already oozes appeal and the fast paced punk music fans love the band for, topped with that amazing ska style secret track.

Blind Man Death Stare is Parker – drums/lead vocals Joel – guitar/vocals Chris – bass/vocals Rian – guitar/vocals

https://www.facebook.com/BlindManDeathStare/

 https://blindmandeathstare.bandcamp.com/

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

3 DAFT MONKEYS

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“Highlight of Glastonbury” Mark Radcliffe BBC2

BEST ALBUM- Spiral Earth (Readers poll)

BEST LIVE ACT- Spiral Earth (Readers poll)

BEST LIVE ACT- Hancock Awards

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 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. Following a highly successful crowdfunding campaign in 2017, the band have released a brand new album which has received 5* reviews in both Rock n Reel and fRoots. 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)

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

THE PROSIACS + Fourth Engine + In Palms + Alex Calver

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A NIGHT OF SYNTH POP @ THUNDERBOLT BRISTOL

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•• The Prosaics ••
www.facebook.com/theprosaics
www.theprosaics.co.uk

Booted in Dr Martens, upcoming artist: 'The Prosaics' revamps 80s synths and Morrissey-esque lyrics, into modern indie-pop hits. 

Songs of English grit and whimsy paint the slate skies and drizzle of the industrial Medway Towns (as the Northern 'mad-chester' scene did some 30 years ago). 

Frontman A.G. Williams' baritone voice croons scathing and darkly humorous observations of a tiresome world, infested with fickle television 'idols', political despair and chart music. 

With his talented band, the trio have headlined and performed at various festivals and venues across the UK, alongside esteemed acts such as The Magic Gang, The Amazons, Mystery Jets etc. Their following in the local scene is constantly growing and they are thought of as a group with a bright future ahead. The band appeared on tour in the Summer of 2018 following the launch of their self-titled debut EP in Camden (singles from which can be found on Spotify, iTunes etc) and their full album 'COLDSAW' is scheduled for release in 2019.

The Prosaics songs are far from prosaic. In fact they're hardly prosaic at all...

For fans of: For fans of: Blossoms, Martin L. Gore (Depeche Mode), The Smiths, Noah & The Whale, The Killers, Joy Division, The Wombats, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Elbow

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•• Fourth Engine ••
www.facebook.com/thefourthengine
www.fourthengine.com

Fourth Engine are synth-pop duo Russ Dallen (Engine 1) & Rachel Trimble (Engine 2).

Hailing from Bristol, their emotive lyrics and passionate vocals merge seamlessly with classic 80s synth roots and more recent dancefloor influences to form a musical soundscape which is at once melancholy and thoughtful, yet also uplifting and edgy. 

Formed in 2015, their debut EP “Breakdown” – released in 2016 – covered such concepts as self awareness, psychological emasculation, and the fickle and shallow nature of the pop music industry. The pair made their live debut at The Tunnels in Bristol, in February 2018, at the launch of local synth-rockers Sinestar’s third studio album “A Million Like Us”, and have been gigging both released and new material around Bristol and beyond since. They are currently working on new material for their first album.

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•• In Palms ••
www.facebook.com/inpalmsmusic
www.musicglue.com/inpalmsmusic.com

Starting in the early summer of 2017, Irish-born Ryan Gillian steered away from previous bands in Bath to start his solo dreampop project. Gillian spent the summer crafting music that would become the residents of a solid debut repertoire. A self-taught multi-instrumentalist, Gillian wears his influences on his sleeve (think Wild Nothing, The War On Drugs, From Indian Lakes) yet creates entirely new worlds within his ethereal dream pieces. 

Growing up in and around the coasts of Belfast, the raw beauty of the northern Irish landscape is reflected in the sincerity of his vocal deliveries, which soar over the pacific atmosphere of the music. 

When recording, Gillian becomes every band member: drummer, bassist, guitarist, keyboardist, singer and everything in between. Having taught himself piano and drums at an early age, his meticulous and often introspective songwriting skills developed hand-in-hand with his passion for multiple instruments.

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+SPECIAL GUEST
•• Alex Calver ••
www.facebook.com/alexcalverpoet

Slam fanatic Alex Calver, has been dominating the South West with his poetry for the last two years, before branching out across the UK, performing alongside some of the biggest names in the country.

Turning heads across the UK, through performing at Edinburgh Fringe's acclaimed BBC Slam, Raise The Bar's Annual Showcase, Shambala Festival and the Roundhouse Slam, Alex's poetry takes you on a journey into the very core of his being before casting you back into a slightly more woeful reality.

#indiepop #janglepop #synthpop #indierock #80s 

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

IAN PROWSE ( Pele/ Amsterdam)

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Here I Lie is the brand new album & tour from Ian Prowse. Ian has teamed up with his old Pele comrades Robbo & Nico as well as 17 other musicians to make his masterpiece LP.

The show will include all your Pele & Amsterdam favourites as well as cuts from this special new record.

 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

THE MEN THEY COULDNT HANG + The Lonely Tourist

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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 **Few Tickets Left**

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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

JOHN OTWAY and his BIG BAND

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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"

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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/

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

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

THE EMPERIALS Xmas Ska Romp ....

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THIS SHOW IS SOLD OUT!

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