Steve Roberts Presents: GRUMBLE BEE + Witterquick

One of 2016's most exciting new rock acts is coming to The Thunder Bolt in Bristol.

Grumble Bee is multi instrumentalist Jack Bennet who released his first 5 track EP to critical acclaim this year including a 4/5 star review in Kerrang magazine.

Jack, along with his talented live band mates, have been stunning audiences with their incendiary Grumble Bee live shows at festivals and indoor gigs.

Big things are on the horizon for Grumble Bee so be to catch them at are  intimate venue while you have the chance!

WITTERQUICK launched that unique blend of rock-pop into the public eye in March 2015 by releasing an entirely self-made dark, yet upbeat, ‘The Otherside’ to rave reviews, clocking over 10,000 views in its first month (currently over 35,000 January 2016) and also featuring in the iTunes rock charts.  

Following the release of ‘The Otherside’ they recorded their debut 5-track EP with world renowned producer Romesh Dodangoda (Bring Me The Horizon, Twin Atlantic, Lower Than Atlantis) at his studio in Cardiff. 

“WITTERQUICK are a band with a massive sound and anthemic songs. I knew I wanted to work with them as soon as I heard Rise!” - Romesh Dodangoda Long Wave StudiosThe band jumped at the chance to work with Alex Wharton at the legendary Abbey Road Studios, who offered to master the recording for them, 

Soldiers’, the first single from the EP, was released on October 30th during a SOLD OUT UK tour with Nothing But Thieves (10-11/2015). The tour amassed faithful fans everywhere they went, as well as some places they hadn’t yet visited (namely the birth of the WITTERQUICK Italia fan club from Italy, who call themselves the QUICK ARMY). Combined with the support from fans in the media (Kate Lawler’s Song of the Week on Kerrang! Radio, Song of the Week and a live session on BBC Introducing in Devon, to name but a few.

WITTERQUICK’s sound combines the intensity of punk-rock, and the feel of the 70’s and 80’s stadium greats, with the melody of a pop band.
“We’re not modelling ourselves on anyone, we don’t want to be like anyone else, if you aren’t doing your own thing, what’s the point?” – Ollie

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THUNDER CITY PRESENTS; FIVE TAIL FOX + Grey Wolves Grin + Foster + DJ Jon Wisbey ( BCFM Rockshow )


FIVE TAIL FOX:  Five piece Alternative rock band from Bristol & Taunton boasting huge potential. Blending haunting vocals with expressive riffs and musicianship, Five Tail Fox are a unique take on todays music scene. Forming a bridge between Rock and Indie, the five piece strive to shake up the industry with songs such as Lioness and Springbok. Their first Self Titled EP was released on the 8th of May and has garnered some good attention. They have played shows with the likes of JPNSGRLS, Allusondrugs, Press to Meco and BRIDGES to name just a few. The band hope to carry on this trend and continue to branch out across the UK making new fans as they go.

GREY WOLVES GRIN: Bristol stoner/rock band who have recently released their debut EP and are new to the scene!

FOSTER: A Bristol  post-punk/experimental rock band.

DJ JOHN WISBEY(BCFM Rockshow & Rock Radio): Jon is a London born but Bristolian by adoption. He is the longest serving DJ on local station BCFM in 2006. The Sunday Night Rockshow goes national through the Radio Rock station. His interview highlights include chats with the likes of Kip Winger, Steve Hackett, Soilwork, Vista Chino, OPM, The Devil Wears Prada and Wishbone Ash; however his proudest moment remains an exclusive natter with Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson. He is still a working musician and currently plays with space rockers Alien Stash Tin

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

Tickets: £4 + BF from Bristol Ticket Shop, Union Street, Bristol Tel 0117 9299008

BLITZKRIEG CITY + Scout Killers + Daily Thompson

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With line up changes and a new EP release expect fireworks on this tour as they perform
with pure momentum and restless energy throughout the set.

Five-piece alternative indie rockers with a powerful sound that will make the walls vibrate. When you hear tracks like 'Rip Me Apart' and 'Cease & Resist' it will almost feel as if you're in a dark energetic storm spiralling through raw emotion.

In early 2015 the German band released a split 7” with the US band Mos Generator and hit the road again - smashing their grungy fuzzy tunes at festivals, clubshows and support tours.
In June 2016 the band selfreleased their second album "Boring Nation" and are now back with a bunch of raw new material!

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The Frathouse Presents; FRENCH BOUTIK + The Bongolian + DJ `s

Rare chance to witness these two bands up close & personal for a FrATHouSe special next month at The THUNDERBOLT......

Further to their set at the Paris Modernist Weekender,
FRENCH BOUTIK will be following their London 100 Club gig with a trip to Bristol on FRIDAY 4th NOVEMBER. 

Ably supported by Blow Up Records' the BONGOLIAN.

Plus DJs
Tracey Screamcheese
Blue Horizon Phil
and FraTHouSe residents (Craig Steptoe & Alex :-) )

8pm - 1am
£8 entry on the Door

Both bands shall be showcasing their latest albums.

"Purveyors of 'pop moderniste', French Boutik have carved themselves a formidable reputation over the past few years, via selected live performances and a series of vinyl only releases. With the sharp, artorial four-piece currently working towards their debut album, Detour have amassed all the band’s equally cool output to date, with two until now unissued so far. It’s vocal harmonies, organ-powered, 60s-inspired, but very much contemporary-sounding Mod-pop with instant appeal...." - SCOOTERING MAGAZINE

"A groove-driven masterpiece. Moog Maximus is The Bongolian's very best to date" 

Please see more descriptions, reviews and other such articles to whet your appetite below......

STEVE BUSH and FRAN FEY " Earl Grey & Leather" Album Launch + Mike Crawford & Rob Norbury

Launch gig for our thrilling new album. A gurt long set by Bush and Fey, plus special Guests Mike Crawford and Rob Norbury. It will be emotional, etc... Concert is being filmed and recorded, so come and shout rude things, etc.. Free entry, but if you don't buy an album (£5) bad karma may result...

HOTSTEPPAS "Reggae/Dancehall/Funk & Soul"


Hailing from Bristol and London, Hotsteppas are a live 10 piece Reggae band formed by members of soundsystem crews Brockley Hifi, Fat Stash and Reggae Roast. Utilising the multitude of musical talent that Bristol and London have to offer, the band have quickly realised a strong line up of instrumentalists as well as linking with Reggae vocalist and MC, Guire, who now fronts the band. Playing a mixture of traditional Reggae with more modern Soundsystem influences, as well as Dancehall, Funk and Soul, the band bring an energetic, vibrant and exciting live show. 
Forming in early 2016, Hotsteppas have already begun building a fan base and have graced the stage at several well established venues including  in London  and Bristol. Having recently supported legendary Bristol artists, Laid Blak, and Troy ellis in Bristol. The band have gained pace with support dates booked for Chainska Brassika and the mighty ASBO Disco over the coming months. They have just released their debut EP "Souljah".

"The best new band I've heard in years"
- Earl Gateshead

Admission: £5 on the Door

Tickets: £4Adv + bf from Bristol Ticket Shop, Union Street Bristol Tel


The Grenaways could be said to be mining the rich veins of inspirational ore that course through their home turf, adding a sense of their own ties to the region and especially it’s Celtic heritage. But, they are a band set for far wider horizons than just Cornwall with a massive and alternative sound billowing through their musical sails…

They are rootsy storytellers, unique in the folk style, with songs that are rich in nautical undertones, influenced so much by the sea, the people and coastal living.

Joff Phipps (guitar), Kris Lannen (lead vocals and guitar) Isabelle Roberts (Violin)
Henry Cavender (drums) Laura Garcia (lead vocals, flute and piano) Tom Fosten (bass)
Claude Lamon (trumpet)

In the last year The Grenaways have played some of Cornwall’s biggest festival stages alongside the likes of, The Fisherman’s Friends, Fairport Convention, 3 Daft Monkeys, Stereo MC’s and the Happy Mondays.

But, remaining true to their heart you will often find them playing in cafes, bars and folk clubs, with their sound and songs stripped back to how they were originally written…a guitar, a voice and a view of the ocean…

They signed to Dare2B Records in 2013 and recorded their debut album, ‘Be Still Young Heart’, using a mobile studio at St James Church in St Kew, completing it at The Foundry in Sheffield. It was released in the summer of 2014.

Simon Holland – Folk Radio UK: “The south west tip of England has also been a lure for artists and creative sorts, inspired by the rugged beauty and comparative tranquility, which naturally comes with being at the end of the line. Metaphorically as well as keeping close to the elements of salt air and sea spray, The Grenaways could be said to be mining the rich veins of inspirational ore that course through their home turf, adding a sense of their own ties to the region and especially it’s Celtic heritage. Be Still Young Heart is a record that brims with a spirituality, but one that has more in keeping with Gaelic language songs, filled with passion, feeling and suggestion, rather than offering a moral A-Z roadmap of how to live your life.”

Urban Kelt: “There’s a lot of love in this album. Not only is the production excellent but it is simply an immaculate collection of songs. We at UrbanKelt are hooked! For the Grenaways, the only way is up.”

Rapture Magazine: “Now that we’re into the summer holiday season, the great Cornish coast is again at risk of reaching our yearly sunburnt-holidaymaker quota, each vying to find the most tranquil destination but still prepared to share it with half of the country. It’s a frustrating period for the natives, where the price of admission overrules tradition, and heritage is buried under a pile of plastic windmills and crab lines, but that makes a release like The Grenaways’ debut Be Still Young Heart – one that lives and breathes Cornwall – that much more vital.”

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

Tickets: £5 + BF from Bristol Ticket Shop, Union Street, Bristol Tel 0117


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!

THE WORRIED MEN: Have embarked on a relentless succession of nationwide dates, averaging around four or five gigs per week at such venues as NOTTINGHAM ROCK CITY, London's famous MARQUEE CLUB, etc, alongside some of the worlds leading rock and blues musicians, including ROBIN TROWER, CHICKEN SHACK, WILKO JOHNSON, ROBERT CRAY, JEFFERSON STARSHIP, besides many others - always to an overwhelming reception. (Partly due to the practice of constantly adding to their repertoire, thereby ensuing no two shows are the same). It seemed as though a tired and jaded rock scene needed their fresh approach!

THE WORRIED MEN continue touring around England and Ireland, often seen in the company of PETER GREEN, JOHNNY WINTER, NINE BELOW ZERO, WALTER TROUT, etc. Recently, Jamie was invited to join forces with MOTT THE HOOPLE'S VERDEN ALLEN on an adventure which produced the album Love You and Leave You (Angel Air Records), taking in many gigs at top venues, BBC radio broadcasts and an opportunity to headline the main stage at Cambridge Rock Festival; each episode earning Jamie much praise, much press and many plaudits.

With their new album set for release, a bulging diary and loyal supporters, there's every reason forJAMIE THYER to look forward to a future that's golden with promise!

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

Tickets: £10 + BF from Bristol Ticket Shop, Union Street, Bristol Tel 0117


King of the gig goers, Big Jeff Johns, is launching a new club night, Big Jeff’s Mosh Pit, at The Thunderbolt on Friday 25th November, together with Thunderbolt owner Dave McDonald and DJ/artist Cactus County. The event will include a live band (tbc) but most of the night will be given over to DJ sets by Big Jeff & Cactus County. Expect to hear an energetic assortment of alternative floor fillers, obscure indie, 60’s garage, rock, prog, metal, punk and even Thai-psychedelia. You’ve all seen Jeff dancing in the mosh pit at gigs, now this will be your turn to get up the front and move!
Doors open at 7.30pm for low key DJ sets by Jeff and Cactus County; the live band, Iyabe, will be on at about 9pm; followed by a heavier DJ set from Cactus County; then Big Jeff takes over at the decks till 1am. Tickets are £4 in advance from Bristol Ticket Shop. If this first night works out there may be another night in January next year, and possibly further dates in 2017.

THE MONOCHROME SET + The Peerless Pirates

Featuring original members Bid (Vocals) and Andy Warren (Bass) with Steve Brummell pounding the drums and John Paul Moran on keyboards. Formed in 1976 as The B-Sides with Adam Ant as an original member, the band soon became The Monochrome Set and were heavily influential in the “post punk” scene that evolved after the initial scorched earth of punk.

The band’s early releases were on the legendary Rough trade label before signing with Virgin off shoot Dindisc and have since had a long association with Cherry Red Records. They have been prolific in their recorded output over the years with an album count now into double figures.

The band split in 1985 although they recorded and played live sporadically over the years before reforming as a going concern in 2010. A new album was released in 2012, entitled "Platinum Coils". Since then the band have toured all over Europe, the USA and Japan and released two further albums, "Super Plastic City", in 2013, and "Spaces Everywhere" in 2014. Their latest album, "Cosomonaut", is released on the 9th September

 PEERLESS PIRATES: Their sound is a rollicking, roustabout mix of classic 80s energetic indie, sea shanties, rockabilly, surf-rock and spaghetti western soundtracks. “Rum-soaked fun” is a phrase often – and justifiably – bandied about. If you’ve forgotten the time when indie sounded fun, here’s your chance to get re-acquainted.

Admission: £12 on the Door

Tickets: £10Adv + bf from Bristol Ticket Shop, Union Street Bristol Tel 01179299008


Sean Taylor is one of the most exciting and hard working names on the roots and blues scene. The response to his latest album 'The Only Good addiction Is Love' has been sensational. On BBC Radio 2 it has been played on Bob Harris, Paul Jones (Blues show) and Mark Radcliffe (Folk show). It has been featured in the Daily Mirror, Mojo, Guardian and listed in Daily Telegraph best albums of the year.  Sean has toured all over the UK, Europe and Australia. He has supported John Fogerty, Neville Brothers, Robert Cray, Richard Thompson, Tony Joe White, Eric Bibb, Tom Paxton, Band of Horses & Arlo Guthrie.  He has toured all over Europe and Australia as well as recording in America.

Sean has played Glastonbury festival three times including the Acoustic Stage. Other festival appearances include Cambridge Folk festival, Beautiful Days, Port Fairy Folk festival (Australia), Celtic Connections, Hebridean Celtic Festival, Secret Garden Party, Maverick Festival & Blue Balls Festival (Switzerland). His new album 'The Only Good Addiction Is Love' is released in summer 2015.

He has released seven albums including one album recorded in Dublin with Trevor Hutchinson (Waterboys) and his last three albums with Mark Hallman (Carole King, Ani di Franco) at Congress House Studios in Austin (TX).

''Wonderful'' Mark Radcliffe BBC Radio 2
 ''A fine blues guitarist ... Taylor is a man to watch'  Guardian
"Sean Taylor is a wonderfully talented modern troubadour whose sincere, thoughtful songs pull you in. I've had the pleasure of sharing the stage with him. He swings. Check him out!" Eric Bibb
''Sean Taylor's work just gets classier ... His talent might yet puncture the mainstream'  Classic Rock 8/10
''A fine young musician, songwriter and great geezer. I have nothing but admiration for the dedication to his craft.' Danny Thompson
 "My main listen today - Springsteen and Taylor are cheering my day...brilliant, stunning songs. Great album' Mike Harding

Tickets: £8.80 inc. booking fee from;

JIM BOB (Carter USM) + Chris TT ***SOLD OUT***

Two years after the final ever Carter USM shows, and a few more since his last solo tour, Jim Bob is back. The now acclaimed novelist is putting down his pen and getting out the house. These solo performances will see Jim Bob play songs from his whole repertoire including a cavalcade of Carter USM hits and fan favourites. Expect sing-a-longs and life affirming nights aplenty. Supporting Jim Bob is collaborator, friend and all round genius Chris T-T. Expect material from his latest album ‘9 Green Songs’.

Jim Bob was born to two parents Frank and Jenny. Jenny was a singer, long distance swimmer and speed skater, while Frank was a theatre stage manager and carpenter. So, as show business, showing off and to a lesser extent – carpentry – was in the blood, Jim set out on the yellow brick road to fame and fortune.

Following years of pop struggle Jim would release his first records with the band Jamie Wednesday, whose horn section Jim would work with again fumfty years later as a solo artist (when Jim was reading a book about learning to play the recorder and discovered it was written by Jamie Wednesday sax player Simon).

After Jamie Wednesday Jim Bob formed Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine with guitarist Fruitbat. Together as Carter they would have 14 top 40 singles and four top ten albums (including a number one), selling over a million records and touring the world. With Carter, Jim Bob would become known for his socially aware pop lyrics and in particular his use of puns.

Carter split in 1997 but reformed ten years later for two massive sell out, life affirming gigs that would lead to more sell out Carter shows in 2008 and 2009. In 2011 they headlined the Beautiful Days festival in Devon and three more Carter gigs followed in 2012: Glasgow, Leeds & London. Finally in 2014, the last Carter shows were announced: A headline slot at the Bearded Theory Festival, a BBC 6music live performance from Maida Vale and two last hurrahs in London. The 5,000 capacity Brixton Academy gig sold out in minutes.

Outside of Carter Jim Bob has had a long and varied solo career. He has released eight albums – solo and with his discopoppunk band Jim’s Super Stereoworld.

Jim’s autobiography ‘Goodnight Jim Bob – On The Road With Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine’ was published by Cherry Red Books in 2004 to critical acclaim. Jim has written songs for Ian Dury and for the 2006 Barbican production of Mark Ravenhill’s Dick Whittington & His Cat, directed by Edward Hall and starring Trigger from Only Fools and Horses. In August 2010 he made his Edinburgh Fringe debut in the Ward and White musical ‘Gutted, A Revenger’s Musical’.

His seventh solo album ‘A Humpty Dumpty Thing’ came with a mini novel ‘Word Count’, which Jim adapted as a screenplay for a Hollywood production company. His eighth solo album ‘What I Think About When I Think About You’ was recorded with 26-piece The Mystery Fax Machine Orchestra.

Jim Bob has written four novels; ‘Storage Stories’ (Ten Forty Books), ‘Driving Jarvis Ham’(Harper Collins), the award winning best seller ‘The Extra Ordinary Life of Frank Derrick, Age 81’ (Pan Macmillan) and its follow up 'Frank Derrick's Holiday Of A Lifetime' (Pan Macmillan), published under the name J.B. Morrison and translated into French, Italian, German and Dutch.

CHRIS TT:Winchester songwriter Chris T-T has been nonchalantly putting the world to rights and breaking hearts since 1998. He is equally at home riling the establishment with records like 9 Red Songs, exploring our capital city with his London album trilogy, or getting all lovelorn and sad on 2010's Love Is Not Rescue. Joining the Xtra Mile roster in 2007, thanks to labelmate and fellow Hampshire songwriter Frank Turner,  Chris has continued to tour constantly; solo with a guitar, play music halls at a piano, or partner with Brighton-based rock band The Hoodrats. Ten years after the release of 9 Red Songs, and on his tenth album, 9 Green Songs sees Chris' current worldview, frustrated, sardonic, but still affected and warm. Leaping from rock and sarcastic piano ballads, to drum-driven acapella, its his most diverse and powerful album yet. Whatever guise he's in, Chris' humour, left-leaning polemics and sensitivity can be heard through both his words and unaffected voice. A Twitter champion and a modest but exceptional songwriting talent, he is truly a significant voice of modern Britain.

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

Tickets: ***SOLD OUT***

AMY RIGBY with Wreckless Eric

When she was she was thirty-seven, the age most people think it’s about time to grow up and settle down, Amy Rigby did the opposite and released her first solo record Diary Of A Mod Housewife. Diary was a concept album inspired by years of juggling artistic dreams, day jobs and relationships with the added challenge of motherhood. It was an early midlife battle cry complete with manifesto that ended “not…ready…to give in…yet.”

Diary Of A Mod Housewife combined real life lyrics and transcendent melodies with a passionate music fan’s collection of pop, rock and country influences. It was a critical smash and commercial success; voted #8 album in the 1996 Village Voice Pazz & Jop Critics’ Poll and landed Rigby on NPR’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross, noncommercial and college radio and in every major magazine and newspaper in the US. This November, twenty years after its original release, Diary Of A Mod Housewife will be available on vinyl for the first time, and Amy is touring the US and UK to revisit the classics and play new songs from her upcoming solo album due out next year.

Amy grew up listening to AM and FM radio in the suburbs of Pittsburgh and moved to New York City in 1976 to attend Parsons School Of Design. She saw all the bands at CBGB and Max’s, followed the Pop Group and Raincoats to London, and helped start late 70s downtown nightspot Tier 3 with a group of friends. She formed no wave band Stare Kits with Angela Jaeger (Pigbag) and began writing songs, singing harmony and playing guitar in country band Last Roundup with her brother Michael McMahon, putting out one album on Rounder in 1987. Amy’s next band The Shams, post-modern girl group beloved by Richard Hell and Robert Quine, released one album (produced by Patti Smith guitarist Lenny Kaye) on pioneering indie label Matador in 1991 and an EP in 1993. The Shams toured the US, opening for both the Indigo Girls and Urge Overkill (possibly the only group on earth who can make that claim). Amy began playing solo shows and sending out cassettes of an early version of Diary. She worked with producer/guitarist Elliot Easton of The Cars to complete what dean of rock writers Robert Christgau called 1996’s “concept album of the year”.

Since then, she’s appeared on Late Night With Conan O’Brien, Mountain Stage, World Cafe, Whad’Ya Know, BBC 6 Music’s Marc Riley Show and PBS’s Speaking Freely. Amy has been a panelist and performer at CMJ, South by Southwest, Bumbershoot, Lilith Fair, Rockrgrl, Folk Alliance and Southern Festival Of Books conferences, and had her portrait drawn for the New Yorker. She was a staff songwriter for Welk Music in Nashville and has had songs covered by They Might Be Giants’ John Flansburgh, Ronnie Spector, Maria Doyle Kennedy and Laura Cantrell.

Over the past two decades, she’s has toured North America, the UK and Europe and released several more solo albums. She’s also made three albums with her husband, British pop legend Wreckless Eric, who she met while performing his classic 1977 single “Whole Wide World” and reconnected with at a Yo La Tengo Hanukah show years later. Amy’s record "Dancing With Joey Ramone" is a staple of Little Steven’s Underground Garage show on Sirius XM and kitchen sink anthem "Are We Ever Gonna Have Sex Again?" is played in cafes and bars around the world by real life mod housewives and husbands.

"Her whimsical, often autobiographical songs are masterful. Funny and enticing, she is up there with the likes of Paul Simon and Randy Newman.  New York Times

" instant classic." UNCUT

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

Tickets: £9 + BF from Bristol Ticket Shop, Union Street, Bristol Tel 0117 9299008


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

Death or Glory Presents The Clash Tribute ****LONDON CALLING**** ...JOE STRUMMER REMEMBRANCE NIGHT...


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:£5 on the Door

Tickets: £4 + BF from Bristol Ticket Shop, Union Street, Bristol Tel 0117 9299008



Just like the vinyl format they're named after, this band's sound packs one hell of a punch. The 45`s are a world class power pop trio who mix  the best in motown, soul, rock and blues with an edge. Playing from a repertoire including the likes of Elvis, Otis Redding and James Brown. The 45`s play all over Europe these days so we cant wait for this show. Guaranteed to get a party going and get the crowd on their feet and pack the dancefloor! Dont Miss!

"45's - A covers act for people who don't like covers acts." Peter De Meteor

"Legendary well dressed men perform killer covers of classic soul and rock'n'roll cuts." Sean Cook

DJ KEV REGZ: Commotion Clubs Kev Regz is here to get you up & shakin' it with a friendly mix of all things; Northern Soul, Motown, Mod, Ska, 60's Beat, 60's Rock, Reggae and Power Pop. Classic anthems & lost rarities all designed to get your feet moving. Commotions influences include: 
Marvin Gaye, The Supremes, The Who, The Stones, The Flirtations, Gloria Jones, Jimmy Cliff, The Specials, Elvis Costello, Stevie Wonder & much much more!


Doors Open: 8pm  Admission:£12 on the Door

Tickets: £10Adv + BF from Bristol Ticket Shop, High Street, Bristol Tel 0117 9299008    


Thundervalley Presents; SOMBRERO SOCIETY + The Meantime + Skin + Runaway +Toby & Oona


THE SOMBRERO SOCIETY: Young RocknRoll upstarts! Heavy riffs, metal ambitions, and pop versions of classic-rock history. Recently released EP drew some plaudits and highlighted their improving songcraft chops! Ranging from ballads to hard-rock, and aim to someday help save the current music scene and bring rock music back into the daylight!

Support from Chew Valleys own: The Meantime (

Support from grunge band: Skin (

Support from the smallest little pop stars around: Runaway

7.30pm: Acoustic support from: Toby (of the sombrero society) and Oona

BBQ 7-8.30pm


Death or Glory Presents; CONTROL

THE QUARRYMEN - The Band that became the Beatles...TO BE CONFIRMED!

John Lennon’s Original Quarrymen – the band who were on stage with John Lennon on Saturday July 6th, 1957 (the day John met Paul McCartney) – got back together in 1997 to celebrate the most momentous meeting in pop music history. They enjoyed themselves so much at that reunion and interest from fans was so great that they decided to re-form the group forty years on!

The current Quarrymen lineup includes three of those five original musicians, – Len Garry, former tea-chest bass player, now playing guitar and replacing Lennon as lead singer, – Rod Davis, from Quarry Bank School, at first the banjo player but now on guitar and Colin Hanton on drums, who played with John, Paul, George on the famous 1958 Percy Phillips recording session which produced “In Spite of All the Danger” and “That’ll Be the Day” which was featured on the Beatles’ “Anthology, Volume 1” CD set. On piano is John Duff Lowe who was invited by Paul McCartney to join the group in 1958 and who also played on the Percy Phillips session.

The other members of the original group were John’s lifelong friend, washboard player Pete Shotton, who retired in Dec 2000 for health reasons, and guitarist Eric Griffiths who sadly died in January 2005, but not before thoroughly enjoying several tours with the newly reborn “Pre-Fab Five” – as the New York Post referred to them in 1998 after their gig at the legendary “Bottom Line” in Greenwich Village.

Anyone knowing their Beatles’ history is aware that The Quarrymen eventually evolved into the Beatles. It is precisely their stories of the group’s origins and of course the Skiffle and early Rock music that the Quarrymen perform, that draw to their shows not only Beatles’ fans, but all those who enjoy the history of the music and of the fifties.

The Quarrymen play the music which influenced the birth of the Beatles, the Skiffle and Rock ‘n’ Roll of the mid fifties – “Rock Island Line”, “Mean Woman Blues”, “Midnight Special”, “Twenty Flight Rock”, “Blue Suede Shoes”, and many more, played in the style of the hundreds of similar groups who were laying the foundations of British Rock Music. Of course the difference with the Quarrymen was that it was fronted by one very special man, John Lennon, who gathered together his best mates way back then to embark on the most famous journey in music history.

As well as their music, the Quarrymen share their Liverpool sense of humour in the stories and anecdotes with which they pepper their performance, giving Beatles fans a unique insight into the origins of their favourite group and the city in which they grew up.

Since 1997 the Quarrymen have played all over Europe, in Canada, Japan, Cuba, and Russia, and have visited the USA many times, performing in New York, Chicago, Boston, Las Vegas and across the country. They have appeared on stage with Pete Seeger, Tom Paxton, Tony Sheridan and Laurence Juber and have made countless TV and radio appearances. In 2007 they were featured on the BBC TV’s hour long documentary “It was 50 years ago today” which dealt with the “Day John Met Paul” in Liverpool. In 2010 the Quarrymen undertook a 21 day tour of the US in conjunction with the Lennon biopic “Nowhere Boy” during which they played 17 gigs from coast to coast, culminating in a mammoth concert in New York on what would have been John’s 70th birthday, where guests included Pete Seeger, Tom Paxton and Neil Innes. In 2013 they were featured in the Channel 4 documentary “Rock ‘n’ Roll Britannia”. The only authorised Beatle biographer, Hunter Davies, also wrote the story of the Quarrymen which was published in 2002.

The Quarrymen have released two cds, “Get Back Together” in 1997 and “Songs We Remember” in 2004 and in 2009 Horst Fascher’s Star Club-tv released a 60 minute dvd.

hottest news of the moment is that the Quarrymen have now been joined on bass by Chas Newby. When the Beatles came back from Hamburg at the end of 1960 they left Stuart Sutcliffe in Germany with his new girlfriend, Astrid Kirchherr, so that when the next gigs came their way they were without a bass player. Chas was a school friend of Pete Best and he was quickly recruited into the band and played with them on four occasions before he went back to university. The most famous of these was at Litherland Town Hall on December 27, when the sound that the Beatles had forged in their long hours on stage in Hamburg absolutely blasted the crowd and kicked off Beatlemania.

Chas plays a left handed-Hofner bass, rather like you-know-who, and his musical ability and his gentle sense of humour will prove a great addition to the Quarrymen’s lineup in 2016.

The Quarryman were also seena the Liverpool Premiere of THE BEATLES touring years.

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

Tickets: £9 + BF from Bristol Ticket Shop, Union Street, Bristol Tel 0117 9299008


THE VIBRATORS + The Wrong` Uns + UK`s LOWEST + DJ Gaz Le Punk


The Vibrators are a British punk rock band that formed in 1976. They were one of the pioneering punk bands that played at London’s Roxy Club. They headlined in January 1977, supported by The Drones. In March 1977 the band supported Iggy Pop on his British tour. Later that year they backed ex-Mott the Hoople frontman Ian Hunter. Now in 2011 the band celebrate THIRTY-FIVE YEARS of making records and touring heavily, in 2010 the band did more than 130 gigs. Get ready for many more years of PURE MANIA!

THE WRONG` UNS: Bristol based punksters!

UK`S LOWEST: Bristol based teenage punk rock band. Have released 2 singles and an album since they formed in January of 2013. Have played with bands such as UK Subs, Buzzcocks, GBH, Anti-Nowhere League, Subhumans and Penetration and are leaving their mark on the local punk scene.

DJ GAZ LE PUNK: Great punk rocks sounds from Bristol's top DJ`s!

Doors Open: 7.30pm  Admission:£8 on the Door

Tickets: £7Adv + BF from Bristol Ticket Shop, Union Street, Bristol Tel 0117 9299008


Merseyside hero Ian Prowse has formed two successful bands Pele and Amsterdam. Pele released 3 albums on Polydor/M&G Records. Six singles troubled the lower ends of the UK charts but abroad they scored hits in Belgium, Germany, Portugal, Holland and most notably a Number One in South Africa with 'Megalomania'. Pele were a noted live act completing nine tours of the U.K.

Ian then formed Amsterdam and their first single for Beat Crazy Records 'The Journey' was a UK top 40 single in February 2005. Follow up single 'Does this train stop on Merseyside' also hit the UK Charts.

The song regularly elicited an emotional response from Radio 1 DJ John Peel. Peel's widow Sheila Ravenscroft went on the station after the DJ's death and confirmed that 'He was not capable of playing it without crying'. The song itself got a further lease of life as one of the centre pieces of Irish legend Christy Moore’s latest album which spent 5 weeks at the top spot in his home country.

Ian also has a long standing friendship with Elvis Costello who used Amsterdam[3] as his backing band on the Jonathan Ross television show as well as opening act on several occasions. The relationship was blessed on record when Prowse performed a duet with Costello on a cover of The Searchers 1964 hit 'Don't throw your love away' for the Liverpool Number Ones Project on EMI Records in 2008.

The last Amsterdam album 'Arm in Arm' ended up being voted 14th best ever album out of Liverpool by the local press, which when you consider the Beatles released 10 is some feat! Lead off single 'Home' was played on 21 consecutive days by Radio 2's Janice Long. Janice is a huge fan of the band having had them in no less than 4 times for live sessions.

2012 saw Ian release 'Does this train stop on Merseyside: The Very Best of Ian Prowse' to across the board rave review and

2014 has seen Ian release his very first solo album 'WHO LOVES YA BABY' to blanket praise.


'Rousing, inspirational rocking anthems and celtic soul finery' Daily Mirror 4/5

'Dynamic, hugely enjoyable and ultimately uplifting' R2 Magazine 4/5

'Passionate, engrossing, evocative songs'. Record Collector 4/5

'A Magnificent collection of songs' Liverpool Echo


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

Tickets: £10Adv + BF from Bristol Ticket Shop, Union Street, Bristol Tel 0117 9299008