ALL THE BEST FREAKS (MARILLION TRIBUTE)

All the Best Freaks, the only Marillion tribute band in the South West of England playing material from the first 4 albums with choice Fish solo cuts.

http://www.allthebestfreaks.co.uk

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

AURICOLA RECORDS Presents;

Doors 7pm! £5 ADV £6 OTD

Auricula Records Presents

Say nothing:

Grunge-y sadness with a northern narrative.

Polka Dot Socks: One of the most energetic bands you'll ever see", Polka-Dot Socks are a three piece punk rock band that will get you dancing so much that you turn into a sweaty monster. 

Summoned By Ash: Summoned By Ash burst onto the UK Pop Punk scene with a fresh sound and energetic performance in 2013. With 2 EPs the female lead quartet hasn't stopped playing shows since the beginning.

Madcap (with live band): Incorporating the electrifying and explosive nature of a true hedonist on a pleasure trip, Madcap is a Bristol based Hip Hop MC whose lyrics of thrill seeking and adrenaline highs soar over punchy, bass-lead beats and hard rock riffs.

"Prepare to be rocked from start to finish in every sense of the word." - Craig Palmer, Wordplay Hip Hop Magazine

Abandoned Flaws: Bristol bassed duo who plays everything from covers to originals.

From Manchester : PARTING GIFT

Say hello to Manchester's Parting Gift who have burst onto the scene with their debut single 'Be Still'. They are making their debut at Thunderbolt on their 1st tour.

Vocalist Zac Vernon says: "Parting Gift's idea when formed as a band was to break the normality of music at the moment and swing it back to the good old days of post hardcore/ alt. 'Be Still' the debut single is just the tip of the iceberg for what we have to come." 
The song is a fantastic throwback to earlier post-hardcore music and has been released through Dream Atlantic Records. 'Be Still' has made a huge impact and you can take a listen below...

"Parting Gift have sprung up out of nowhere to deliver a superb debut single that leaves me instantly wanting more." TESTWOOD MAGAZINE

"As ‘Be Still’ makes its way through dynamic drums and heavy-yet-melodic guitar patterns, it brings to mind the likes of Crooks and Holding Absence, and with a frontman who’s able to deliver the kind of emotionally captivating performance that’s equal to either of the aforementioned bands, they’re in very good company indeed." PUNKTASTIC .COM

https://www.facebook.com/partinggiftband/

 

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

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

SQUIDGE + Beefywink + Senators + Peter Pan Syndrome

Magnetic vocals, colossal guitars, introspective lyrics. An amalgamation of hard rock genres reminiscent of the 90s, ranging from grunge, punk, and emo, is what sets Squidge apart from other contemporary rock bands. Formed in Bath 2015, Squidge wants to be at the forefront of the recent resurgence of alternative rock. Currently they have dominated the music scene in Somerset, have supported artists such as Beans On Toast and are eager to expand their sound to a larger audience.

Website: http://www.squidgeofficial.com

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/gvgq7j0v0mdf

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/squ1dge/?fref=ts

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/squidge_official/

Live Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPTZPskwPCg&t=311s
Twitter: https://twitter.com/squidgeofficial

Senators- https://www.facebook.com/Senatorsbath/

Peter Pan Syndrome- https://www.facebook.com/PeterPanSyndromeUK/

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

 

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

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

WE ARE PARKAS + Stokes Croft + Kaleidoscope Eyes + Lycos

WE ARE PARKAS : Explosive indie rock from Bath.

https://www.facebook.com/Weareparkas/

https://www.instagram.com/we.are.parkas/

https://goo.gl/l6TaJL

https://www.dropbox.com/home/WE%20ARE%20PARKAS%20Team%20Folder

STOKES CROFT: Sublime Indie Pop from these newcomers to the scene. Laurie McMahon's brilliant crafted songwriting is something to behold!

https://m.facebook.com/StokesCroftBand/

KALEIDOSCOPE EYES: Alternative Pop band made up of Olivia Cowell on vocals, Louis Cowell on keys, Joanna Bacon on guitar and Archie Davis on the drums.

https://www.facebook.com/Kaleidoscope-Eyes-768808886611972/

LYCOS: Bristol psychedelic/alternative rock duo formed from the Remnants of Skin.

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

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

 

THE VIBRATORS + Polka-Dot-Socks + DJ Gaz Le Punk

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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!

http://www.thevibrators.com/

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 www.bristolticketshop.co.uk


Auricola Records Presents; Wych Elm + Bordello + Brothers keeper + Peter Pan syndrome

Auricula Records Presents @ The Thunderbolt 08 /06/17


Wych Elm:  Bristol based 3 piece brew up alternative rock with a garage feel. Wych elm are Caitlin Elliman, Eve Rosenberg and Hannah Flannigan. They offer a blend of lo-fi noise rock with melodic hooks. 

Bordello: High energy 4 piece from Bristol. With groove heavy drums and bass lines, catchy vocal hooks and driving guitar, they come together as a unique blend of rock, blues and soul that's such to have everyone on their feet.

Brothers keeper:  4 piece Alternative Rock band that is based in Bristol. We are a energetic and dynamic band that is accompanied with a mix of high energy/melodic riffs with an atmospheric mood from Ambient music. 

Madcap: Incorporating the electrifying and explosive nature of a true hedonist on a pleasure trip, Madcap is a Bristol based Hip Hop MC whose lyrics of thrill seeking and adrenaline highs soar over punchy, bass-lead beats and hard rock riffs.

"Prepare to be rocked from start to finish in every sense of the word." - Craig Palmer, Wordplay Hip Hop Magazine

Peter Pan Syndrome: 3 piece Pop Punk/American Pie-Core band from Bristol, England. With the pounding rhythms of Rowan Derverson, sick guitar riffs of Adam Brunt, and the delicate vocals and funky basslines of Billy Glanville, they're bringing some old school girl-oriented Pop Punk to the present day music scene, to smack a smile on your face!

Doors 7pm - Tickets £5 adv / £6 OTD

DANIEL WAKEFORD EXPERIENCE

Pure and ecstatic pop from a charismatic and honest individual. Daniel Wakeford is a singer-songwriter from the UK’s burgeoning learning disabled music scene, based in Brighton.

Daniel has been writing and recording music since 2009. He has amassed an impressive back catalogue, in excess of 60 songs.

Daniel has gained a cult following, due to his show-stealing appearances on Channel 4's 'The Undateables'.

“A legend and an inspiration” – Marc Riley, BBC 6Music

https://www.facebook.com/thedanielwakeford/

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

Ticket link for gig:http://www.bristolticketshop.co.uk/eventdetails.aspx?e=15049

THE DERELLAS + The Radio Makers + 213 Park Avenue

THE DERELLAS: London UK punk ‘n’ rollers like a rocket-fuelled New York Dolls, Glam Stomping Punk Rock ride into the Thunderbolt! Their New Mini Album "FREAKSHOW". is raw, vicious and in ya face Rock n Roll at it's Dirty Best!!!

"Like a rocket-fuelled New York Dolls" - Classic Rock
"Back in the game with a glam boot-boy swagger" - Vive Le Rock
"Freakshow is a glam slamming - punk rocking blinder!" - Uber Rock                                    "The DeRellas deliver a chunky slice of glam-tinged sleazy rock and roll."                  LOUDER THAN WAR

 http://derellas.com/
 https://soundcloud.com/thederellas

THE RADIO MAKERS: A hard hitting glam, power pop outfit.
https://soundcloud.com/the-radio-makers
www.theradiomakers.co.uk

213PARKAVENUE: Bristol 70’s Glam/Punk rockers

www.facebook.com/213ParkAvenue

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

The DUNBARS//Dave Cottam Band//Megs Emrys Band//Marykins

THE DUNBARS: Bristol based stomping acoustic / blues and original music.
https://www.facebook.com/thedunbarsmusic/

MEG EMRYS BAND: Modern folk-rock singer-songwriter Megs Emrys offers a rare combination of haunting, powerful vocals, beautiful melodies and rich poetry which effortlessly meld Latin American sounds with her Celtic roots. 
https://www.facebook.com/megsemrysmusic/

DAVE COTTAM BAND: Bristol Blues/Folk quartet.

MARYKINS:Ed Adreds new project Marykins has mainly vocals, guitar and a stompbox with a drummer that's pays homage to Seasick Steve, R.L Burnside, Jon Spencer Blues explosion and Tom Waits. 

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

GRANT and the FEELTONES//Waved Albatross//John Ross

GRANT AND THE FEELTONES: Driving indie pop rock outfit with catchy riffs & power pop hooks. Grant Lee Smith is an energetic front man with powerful tonsils to match.!
www.soundcloud.com/grantandthefeeltones

WAVED ALBATROSS: Bristol based indie band.
www.facebook.com/WavedAlbatrossBand

JOHN ROSS: Bristol Songwriter in the Boo Howerdine/Martin Stephenson mould. One to watch!
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100010668796297

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

THE FLUX CAPACITORS " Summer Party" + Absolute Patz (Spain) + Hazel Winter + The Big However

Hazel, Michael and Terry are back for their Summer Party!

THE FLUX CAPACITORS: The wonderful l three piece vegan rock band from Bristol. Lead guitarist Hazel Winter has headlined Reading Festival, toured Europe, and played the Glastonbury pyramid stage during her time with 80s Art Rock group The Blue Aeroplanes.

"That was astonishing, can we be in your band? - Nigel Blackwell (Half Man Half Biscuit)

"An adrenaline fuelled post punk powerhouse, they will bruise you" - The Flux Presents

"The Flux Capacitors have torn pages out of the rule book, rolled them up, and smoked them" - EGIGS

ABSOLUTE PANTZ: 4 piece punk band from Orgiva Spain...

https://www.facebook.com/absolutpantz/

HAZEL WINTER: Singer, guitarist, Flux Capacitor UK, DJ with Piratenationradio ..."The West Country’s first lady of noirish guitar blues…" Q Magazine

www.hazelwinter.co.uk

THE BIG HOWEVER: Featuring cello, bass, mandolin, guitars, clarinet, singers and occasional accordion, the Big However play their own peculiar version of post truth, sub-tonic , underground, melodic, harmonic, lo-fi, folk, indie; attempting to bring to life a small collection of 8 previously unperformed songs written slowly over a 31 year period.

Doors Open: 7.30pm Admission:£7on the Door

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

 

 

THE WATTS + Super D

THE WATTS: Nicki Jones fab indie rock covers band - from Blondie to Primal Scream and ACDC !!! 

SUPER D:Indie/Rock covers band playing Coldplay, The Killers, Blink 182, Nirvana, The Stereophonics, Mumford & Sons, Feeder, Ocean Colour Scene, Bon Jovi, Black Sabbath and many more
www.facebook.com/superdband

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

THE SOAP GIRLS

The SoapGirls write outsider anthems that are androgynous, audacious and straight from the heart, with each song born from a real experience, either with themselves or someone close, ensuring every song is very honest.
Mie on guitar and vocals sets the pace beautifully as she powers through each song with a certain style and grace that captivates every audience. 
Armed with unforgettable melodies and catchy choruses, The SoapGirls energy, rawness and authenticity live, has earned these road warriors a formidable reputation.
Performing continuously throughout 2016, these fearless French born sisters Ca(Millie) and Noe(MIE) Debray, backed by their strong songwriting abilities, dedication and determination to their craft, have slayed critics and earned a dedicated group of followers known as the ‘The SoapSuds’, who follow the band across the UK and Europe. 
Her biggest musical influences are Fleetwood Mac, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Heart, Nirvana,The Butthole Surfers and R.E.M and prefers more chilled out melancholy music.
Millie on bass and vocals is influenced by Alice in Chains, Marilyn Manson, The Smashing Pumpkins, Korn, Alanis Morrissette, Hole, Aretha Franklin, Nirvana, Napalm Death and L7 and tends to prefer heavy angry music. This is evident in her performance as she connects and hypnotises the crowd.
Their common ground is grunge, with Nirvana, Alice in Chains and L7 being their biggest influences and with both girls sharing the singing role, this dynamic duo breathe new life into the genre, for others to follow.
The release of Bad Bitch and their intensive touring schedule saw the band featured in both the Music and National press including the Daily Mirror, while the Bad Bitch was played on BBC Radio and play listed by Planet Rock Radio.
The intensive Bad Bitch with its lyrics of empowerment is the first taste of things to come and The SoapGirls ability to hold back on the clamour and let their often sardonic lyrics and hooky choruses shine bodes well as they enter the studio to record their official European debut album, set to be released in 2017. 
Proud and humble The SoapGirls are a force of nature who inspire anyone to “follow their dream and believe in themselves”. Described by some in the music industry as being “the new kids on the block, The SoapGirls are here to set the standard for the new generation.”
The SoapGirls stand for freedom and non-judgement, fiercely outspoken for animal rights, society’s most vulnerable and anti government policies .The SoapGirls play rock 'n' roll the way its meant to be: Loud. Raw. Dirty. Fast and furious. and the hard graft is paying off having already captured the attention of some movers and shakers in the industry.
The SoapGirls next release will be their succulent new single Rather B Dead , a primal and emotional break up song. Rather B Dead’s sardonic lyrics and hooky chorus shines, with their ever-so-edgy vocals, fuzzed guitar and throbbing bass creating an insouciant blast of grunge-rock.
The SoapGirls remind us that music can still be straight to the point, efficient, honest and exciting, so brace yourself for The SoapGirls’s next chapter with details of a new album, festival appearances all to follow release of Rather B Dead, 2017 is set to be pivotal year for the band.
“Be brave enough to be yourself always, we have only one life that we know of so Rock it and embrace it without losing yourself” - The SoapGirls. 


https://www.facebook.com/pg/TheSoapGirls/

Doors Open: 7.30pm Admission:£7 on the Door

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

Auricola Records Presents:

Doors 7pm £5 ADV £6 OTD

Tristan Exon: Rock and blues infused pop vocalist Tristan Exon brings his blend of Acoustic expression to the front of the stage. Rocking an arsenal of cover songs from many of his influences such as Jason Mraz and George Ezra, he brings energy and enthusiasm to every performance. Under a thin layer of nerves lies a cocktail of anticipation, excitement and potential to bring any show to life.

Abandoned flaws: Bristol based duo who plays everything from covers to originals.

Amie kitanik: Amie K combines her love of poetry and the English language with her passion for music to create an ever changing sound. Matching life's tendency to never stay still, her lyrics and sound are ever evolving whilst maintaining her distinctive Indie Folk style.

Sam neal: Bristol based singer-songwriter performing a mixture of classic well known covers and original acoustic compositions

Jon gray: Acoustic - chilled thoughtful originals and a variety of covers

George bell:Engaging songsmith with fun and light hearted stage personality.

The thatchers - High energetic acoustic trio based in the heart of the county of Somerset, formed in 2013. Highly influenced by the Southern americana folk scene The Thatchers blend a heavier side of the genre with their signatured, well balanced three part harmonies, and have been quoted by many as a ' festival favourites' due to their on stage charisma. With their very well recieved debut album 'Whiskey Tales' released in 2015 alongside a very ambitious UK tour, which saw them play alongside some legendary acts, it is very clear that this band are set on making themselves heard.

JOHN OTWAY (Moved from 9/6/17)

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! 

www.johnotway.com/

 

Doors Open: 7.30pm  Admission:£13 on the Door

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

THE STINGRAYS

‘The Stingrays - emerge from the Japanese punk underground to play the Bolt’

Saturday1stJuly 2017

 

Hot on the heels of their 7th tour across Japan, The Stingrays make a welcome return to the Thunderbolt and a rare appearance in Bristol, the city they were formed in back in 1977. 

 

The Stingrays contributed ‘Sound’ to the seminal 1979 Bristol compilation “Avon Calling” , John Peel described their Countdown Ep released on Fried Egg Records as, “Excellent”. Theywere an integral part of the Bristol punk/new wave scene, playing one of the last punk shows at the Bamboo before it was burnt down, a recording of their chaotic live show at the Dugout in 1977 has been released by Bristol archive records. They were among the first punk bands to play at the Trinity Centre as part of the early Rock against Racism shows. In 2003 their Countdown EP was re-released by the Japanese 1977 Records label

 

The Thunderbolt gig will feature material from their new LP “Ticket from Home” recorded in Osaka with legendary punk engineer Ippei Suda. The Stingrays are hugely influenced by the Japanese Live House scene both in terms of performance and song writing and are becoming increasingly influential on the Japanese punk – high energy- power pop scene.

Tickets £5 in advance - £7.50 on the door. 

Selected tracks from Ticket from Home can be heard at The Bristol Stingrays

Soundcloud site  https://soundcloud.com/thebristolstingrays

The Bristol Stingrays Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/thebristolstingrays/

 

PRIVATE PARTY

THE THUNDERBOLT IS CLOSED FOR A PRIVATE PARTY!

PRIVATE PARTY

THE THUNDERBOLT IS CLOSED FOR A PRIVATE PARTY!

PRIVATE PARTY (Wedding)

THE THUNDERBOLT IS CLOSED FOR A PRIVATE PARTY

DAN BAIRD + HOMEMADE SIN

The Georgia Satellites were one of the most ferocious bands of the 80’s. What set them apart from the other 100,000 bands who cranked their amps up to eleven was that their wild riffs and tanked up cries came from a band who, from the start, understood its place in the rock tradition and fought hard to solidify it with each recording.

Elektra records quickly signed the band and their first single, Keep Your Hands To Yourself, became a runaway hit. It reached #2 on the singles chart and their eponymous debut album reached the same position on the album charts.

But where the Satellites really earned their reputation was with their live shows. All those years of three sets a night paid dividends and laid waste to audiences across the States and particular, Europe, which took the band to its collective heart, a love affair that continues to this day. The rhythm section on both Dan Baird solo albums were Keith Christopher (bass) and former Georgia Satellites drummer Mauro Magellan, the duo responsible for a large part of Dan’s trademark sound.

Jump to 2007 and the band was completed by Jason And The Scorchers founder member and guitarist extraordinaire, Warner E. Hodges. The quartet released their debut album in 2008, championed by Allan Jones (Uncut), Scott Rowley (Classic Rock) and Bob Harris.In 2013, Circus Life, the long awaited follow up to the debut album, was released and attracted great reviews across Europe.

2014 saw long term bassist Keith Christopher replaced by ex Bonafide man Micke Nilsson as their touring schedule stepped up, seeing shows in Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Spain, Switzerland, Germany, Netherlands, Ireland, UK and USA. The last night of the 2014 tour saw the band play their first ever acoustic show before a sold out London audience.

http://danbairdandhomemadesin.com/

Doors Open: 7.30pm

Admission:£14 on the Door

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

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

PRIVATE PARTY *Wedding*

THE THUNDERBOLT IS CLOSED FOR A PRIVATE PARTY (Wedding)

PRIVATE PARTY *Wedding*

THE THUNDERBOLT IS CLOSED FOR A PRIVATE PARTY!