Auricula Presents: GOODNIGHT Lois + The Fumes + Arcadia Bay + 23:19

Auricula Presents @ The Thunderbolt, BRISTOL


https://www.facebook.com/thunderbolt.bristol/


Goodnight Lois - 5 Piece rock/Alternative band originating from Bristol (UK). https://www.facebook.com/goodnightlois/

The Fumes - Bristol based garage rock inspired 4 piece
https://www.facebook.com/TheFumesBristol/

Arcadia Bay - Arcadia Bay is a 5 piece acoustic/alternative/indie rock band from Bristol.
https://www.facebook.com/ArcadiaBayMusic/

23:19 - 3 Piece from Bristol, UK. Playing covers from the likes of Chuck Berry, Louis Prima and Bruno Mars as well as playing original music with a twist.
https://www.facebook.com/2319band/


Doors 7.30 pm, Tickets £5 adv. £6 on the door

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SHOUN SHOUN + Landside Purist + Iyabe

SHOUN SHOUN: The wonderful Annete Berlins new band channeling the spirit of Marlene Dietrich and Siouxie Sioux, Shoun Shoun mixes quirky dissonance and drones with interchanging sweet and strong, in-your-face vocals. A truly unique band.

https://www.facebook.com/Shoun-Shoun-892563360856835/

Landside Purist: Bristol threepiece performing piano-based songs and sonatas for the end times.

http://landslidepurist.com/

IYABE: Five piece alternative band from Bristol, UK.
https://www.facebook.com/Iyabe
https://iyabe.bandcamp.com/releases

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

SMALL + The Big However

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SMALL: Power Pop Classics! Bristols TOP Clash, Bowie, Wreckless Eric, Peter Bjorn and John, Stooges, Lemonheads, Velvet Underground, Wire, White Stripes, Kings of Convenience, Cure, Breeders, Camper Van Beethoven, Violent Femmes, Elvis tribute act!!!

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:£5 on the Door

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

 

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Auricola Presents "Acoustic Action 1"

Auricula Presents an Acoustic Night with:

Millstone - 2 piece acoustic act formed from the members of Goodbye The Sunset

After the bands first EP "Wolves Of Summer" the band went on to play with great bands such as Fearless Vampire Killers, Zoax, The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus and Dead!. 

The follow up to "Wolves OF Summer" will be released Mid 2017

The Middle Pages - Aaron Britton, singer of emo/pop-punk band Middle Pages

Stay Hungry - The evolution of inspirational Hip hop is in the safe hands of STAY HUNGRY. 
Their soon to be released EP proves the hype that’s surrounded them since they emerged onto the Bristol music and festival scene.
Their signature style seamlessly combines Alex’s raw vocal style with Theo’s honest and flo-ectic rap. This is prominent throughout, from the dreamlike quality of the post dub-step track ‘Hunting Season’, to the stripped back acoustics of their namesake song ‘Stay Hungry’. 
With their natural sibling chemistry, their performances demonstrate a winning combination of energy, confidence and enthusiasm.


Sam Neal - Country acoustic singer-songwriter from Bristol.

Tristan Exon - A Singer Songwriter from Bristol shares his blend of Acoustic Pop and Blues to create catchy feel good melodies that listeners will find hard to forget. Expressing his experiences through song many people will find that they can relate to what they hear finding joy amongst the modern troubles life throws at you. With an arsenal of cover songs at his disposal Tristan tests his potential and incorporates different playing styles to find meaningful music that clicks.

Live @ The Thunderbolt 09/03/17

Tickets £5 advanced / £6 on the door

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Sunday Rockshows Page of Rock‎ Presents: Jupiter's Carnival / Alien Stash Tin / Hacksaw - LIVE

Yup Another Sunday Rockshow Live Event...

JUPITER'S CARNIVAL
Bristol psyche rockers, as scene at Hawkfest and other such groovy events.

ALIEN STASH TIN
Bristol space metal outfit. As scene at such festivals as Solarsphere, The Bulldog Bash, Guilfest and others

HASCKSAW
Iconic bog roll bunging, Bath City supporting, mayhem creating punk duo.

Plus BCFM's Movie Mark on the decks...

Oh yeah, its also near the birthdays of a couple of the AST guys, so its gonna get a bit messy!!

£3.00 on door

Auricula Presents; WE MERRY KINGS + Lets Swim, Get Swimming + Wash + Wych Elm + Peter Pan Syndrome

Auricula Presents

We Merry Kings - Hum-a-long melodies, knee-patting rhythms and sung-stories about lost love, hangovers and Disney films are up for grabs with this talented and mostly hygienic four piece. What they lack in skill, manly bravado and table manners, they certainly make up for in energy and spare change."

Lets swim, Get Swimming - "Let's Swim, Get Swimming are a gnarly math rock band formed in the heart of Surrey, taking inspiration from bands like: Totorro, TTNG & Maps and Atlases. 
Creating an up beat and sophisticated sound with beautiful elegance, this instrumental trio are one to keep an eye on in 2017. With a release of their debut record around the corner they are destined to take the scene by storm!"

Wash - 4 piece alternative rock band formed in Bristol. Taking heavy influence from the 90's American scene. Heavy guitar based, laid back, melodic rock with an edge. 
https://facebook.com/washbanduk

Wych Elm - three piece lo-fi group from bristol

Peter Pan Syndrome - A 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!

Thunderbolt Bristol, Doors 7.00 pm.

Tickets £5 advanced £6 on the door

REVELLO DRIVE + Grant and the Feeltones + Weird Spheres

REVELLO DRIVE: Bristol based  post-grunge to indie rock, with influences from Alterbridge through to Foo Fighters.

Www.Facebook.com/revellodriveband

GRANT AND THE FEELTONES: Back on the scene after a short layoff and some line up changes. The band have developed a indie, experimental rock sound!

www.soundcloud.com/grantandthefeeltones

WEIRD SPHERES: Rhoderi Guerrers Bristol based neo psych rock outfit

https://m.soundcloud.com/user-382270132

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

End Of Trail Records Presents: Farebrother + Family Jools + BLUSH + of Athens + The Delinquents

End Of The Trail RecordsRecord Label

Genuinely in it for the music.-LOUDER THAN WAR
Super cool label - BBC RADIO 6
Echoing the grandeur of Factory Records -NARC MAGAZINE

Farebrother
Family Jools
BLUSH
Leon of Athens
The Delinquents

Tickets from bands or follow link:
http://www.seetickets.com/event/end-of-the-trail-records-presents-bristol/the-thunderbolt/1069734 :

HANNAH and the Heartbreak

Hannah & The Heartbreak cordially invite you to the promotion of their single 'The Gate' and album 'Open heart Surgery'. Now available on Itunes and Spotify.

If you rock up to the legendary Thunderbolt Saturday the 22nd Of October, they will be performing at this anything but low key venue, previously showcasing artist such as Beth Gibbons(Portishead) and Kate Tempest.

After being discovered on Amazing Radio by winning a competition with a demo of the song 'The Gate' , Hannah & The Heartbreak received airplay through BBC Introducing with Gary Crowley on BBC Radio London. Tom Robinson from 6 Music then played the single Moon Dune' and more recently Janice Long played their most current single 'Edge of The Blueline' on her show on BBC Radio 2, several times. Hannah & The Heartbreak are used to playing the London circuit over the last 4 years in venues such as The Ronnie Scotts Bar, The Finsbury, 229 club and the Coben Club supporting Jack Soveretti just to name some. 

With Hannah on lead vocals, she is Likened lyricly to Regina Spektor, with the vocal power of a modern Patti Smith colliding with the gentleness of Carole King, plus a dark twist of Lana Del Ray. the band known as "The Hearbreak" are james Nicholls, guitar, Ed Wren on keys, Nick Clarkson on Bass , Robert Grist on drums and Michaela Fedeczko on backing vocals. 

Dont miss some high quality Bristol support acts listed below .

Get your tickets now £3 in advance from www.Bristolticketshop.co.uk or £4 on the door

www.hannah&theheartbreak.com

Stage Times..

- HANNAH & THE HEARTBREAK 9.45pm

Main Support..

- MY STYLE 9.00pm

My Style is built from the ground up by Mac McCormick from Bristol, and Talia Smulian from Tel Aviv. Both only 21 this prolific Bristol duo has written, recorded, produced and mixed their distinctive fusion of Dub, Hip Hop / UK Hip Hop, Trip Hop that is MY STYLE, that has grown from the ways of the world.

www.mystyle.co.uk

- 4th Project 8.30 pm (Electric Soul Fusion) 
- Dan Marshall 8.00 pm (Acoustic upbeat folk)

followed by the legendary..
- G.Y.R.O SOUND SYSTEMS 10.30pm playing Ghetto Funk and Bassline till 12.30am! 

We hope to see you there to enjoy a fun filled and sparkly Saturday Night of Quality Live Bristol Music!

Doors Open: 7.30pm  Admission:£4 on the Door

Tickets: £3Adv + BF from Bristol Ticket Shop, Union Street, Bristol Tel 0117 9299008www.bristolticketshop.co.uk

THE BESSIE SMITH STORY-A Live Music, Multi Media and Spoken Word Presentation!

Come and hear about the music, songs, life and times of Bessie Smith (1894-1937) - the original 'Empress of the Blues'. Dave Merrick (Guitar/Narration), Natalie Davis (Vocals) and Brendan Whitmore (Sax) will tell the story of Bessie's life, whilst performing live some of her most well known songs, and sharing audio and video footage of her in performance.

£7 or £5

Contact Dave on 07505 461 892 for ticket reservations (or pay on door)

IAN PROWSE and AMSTERDAM + Cloudy Apple

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 www.bristolticketshop.co.uk

DR FEELGOOD

Canvey Island, Essex, was an unlikely birthplace for Britain's finest R&B band. Its bleak industrial skyline set against the cold waters of the Thames estuary, keeps it from inclusion in most holiday brochures, but in the 1960's it was home to teenage friends Lee Collinson, Chris White and John Sparkes.

The line up has changed since those early days but these doctors still have the Feelgood factor!

Touring pretty much continuously since 1973, Dr Feelgood always give 100% of the finest British rhythm and blues to make you feel good. Performing such hits as including "Milk & Alcohol", "Down At The Doctors" and "Roxette", the Doctors will see you now!

Doors Open: 7.30pm  Admission:£16 on the Door

Tickets: £14 + BF from Bristol Ticket Shop, Union Street, Bristol Tel 0117 9299008 www.bristolticketshop.co.uk

PAT FISH (Jazz Butcher) + Short Stories

Along with Alan Moore and Rockingham Castle, Pat Fish remains a Northamptonshire institution. Boozer, intellectual and troubadour, Fish has released an entire canon of Jazz Butcher albums since the early eighties and has intermittently reformed the JBC to critical plaudits.”

Erik Morse, Spacemen 3 & the Birth of Spiritualized

“Pat Fish, the Jazz Butcher, is one of the most brilliant incisive pop writers that Britain has produced since the glory days of Ray Davies and Pete Townshend.”

Alan McGee, Creation Records

Born in West London at a time that left him just too young to be a hippie and just a little too old to be a punk, Pat Fish grew up in an era where the Bonzo Dog Band appeared on children’s television, Syd Barrett was on Top of the Pops and the Adult World was represented in shows like The Avengers and The Prisoner. Disappointment was an inevitability.

Fish failed to “get” the glam rock thing (probably too much of an excitable wee football fan) and found that the seventies drove him down some fairly obscure musical paths before punk rock came along to save the day. By then, however, all those mad little songs by Eno, Syd Barrett, Kevin Ayers, Daevid Allen, John Cale, Peter Blegvad and Tony Moore were already locked up in his head.

Fish started making records under the name of the Jazz Butcher in 1983 and nobody has quite succeeded in putting a stop to this yet. He has recorded for Glass Records, Creation Records, ROIR of New York and Vinyl Japan of Tokyo. Overall he has written and released fifteen albums of original music, three live albums and innumerable singles and compilations.

In 2016 Fire Records issued the album Last of the Gentleman Adventurers, originally released as a fan-funded project in 2012. In 2017 Fire will be undertaking a major re-issue programme, making several Jazz Butcher albums available once again on vinyl, CD and digital formats.

With the Jazz Butcher, Fish has toured worldwide. As a solo artist, recent shows include Hamburg, Dortmund, New York City, Tokyo, Brussels and London, as well as his adopted home town of Northampton where he still regularly turns out with his acoustic guitar to support visiting artists.

He likes collaborations, too. Apart from his lengthy association with Northampton-based digital hooligans Wilson over the years 2001-2009, Fish has recorded and appeared on stage with David J, Spacemen 3, Bristol’s The Blue Aeroplanes, German band M Walking On The Water, French indie art rock band Chelsea Paris and acclaimed Los Angeles shoegazers, The Black Watch.

The thing about Pat Fish is that he is not tribal about music. Some people know him from his friendship with Spacemen 3, others for his fondness for Nikki Sudden and Dave Kusworth; some know him because he has worked with members of Bauhaus, others regard him as a “classic” independent songwriter in the vein of Pete Astor or Dan Treacy. Fishy just fetches his acoustic guitar and his notebook and heads for the railway station.

His current inspirations: as always, the Velvet Underground, Alex Chilton, Peter Laughner, Bob Dylan, Patti Smith, Kevin Ayers, John Martyn, Davy Graham and many, many more.

Do you like your melodies sweet and your humour as black as pitch? Would you take a chance on something simple, intimate and direct from an artist who is on record as saying “What I do is not entertainment” but who regularly induces little bursts of outraged laughter from the audience? Do you want to see the real thing? You should maybe go and see Pat Fish.

www.jazzbutcher.com

www.facebook.com/pat.fish7

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PczUJb45iHk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irwapN_H6vg

Plus

SHORT STORIES: Formed in 2007 in Bristol, England by Tim Rippington and Stephen Miles. Tim and Stephen were at school together, a year apart but sharing the same musical values that made them firm friends. After school, the two went their separate ways – Tim spent the next twenty years playing in various indie bands such as the Flatmates, the Five Year Plan and later the Beatnik Filmstars. He also ran his own recording studio for five years, and produced records for, amongst others, the now legendary indie label Sarah Records. In 2003 Tim formed a new band Forest Giants, who made four great LPs before folding in 2007. In the meantime, Steve became a school teacher, dabbling only briefly in music with a spell as drummer for Bristol indie band Modesty Blaise.

In 2007 the two met for the first time in 20 years, and discovered that they still had much in common and The Short Stories were born. Since then several albums and singles have been released which can be heard here, 
https://theshortstories.bandcamp.com/

 

Ticket link here - http://www.bristolticketshop.co.uk/?/170427THUPATF1

 

 

 

THE FALLEN LEAVES + The Kite Collectors

FALLEN LEAVES: If you can imagine a cross between The Who and The Ramones you might get somewhere close to the sound of The Fallen Leaves.

There's been a real buzz of positivity around The Fallen Leaves for some time now, what with their sessions with Marc Riley on BBC 6 Music and on Resonance FM and a glowing review in the Sunday Times by comedian Stewart Lee for their album "If Only We'd Known". Front-man, Rob Green, is a proper singer, and with his vintage microphone he’s a crooner in the grand old tradition which contrasts perfectly with the visceral attack of guitarist Rob Symmons (original Subway Sect member) instinctive, primal playing style. Rob often seems to be intent on wreaking as much damage to his guitar as possible without actually smashing it on the stage. Banging it and shaking it to get optimum power, he twists the strings to breaking point, spilling out classic Garage Rock riffs to songs such as "Passing By" and "Trouble". Joined by ex-Chords drummer, Brett Buddy Ascott and the throbbing bass of Matthew Karas, The Fallen Leaves may well be one of the best live acts you have never seen.

"Three albums into their career as standard bearers for a particularly British brand of guitar music - at that fine spot where The Pretty Things meet Pretty Vacant, over a decent cup of tea - The Fallen Leaves have taken 12 songs from those CDs for this vinyl LP collection of their self-styled 'Minimum R&B'. Vocalist Rob Green and long-time compadre Rob Symmons, superb original guitarist with the Subway Sect, formed the band in 2004, and have co-written all the material. These finely-crafted songs are sharp and direct with a minimum of overdubs, yet the band also know the value of well-placed backing vocals. After all this staccato activity, each side closes with a longer track (Shining and Trouble, respectively) in which they stretch out to great effect, mirroring the force of their live shows. An excellent showcase of the band at their best" Max Décharné, Mojo Magazine


 

The Kite Collectors, a three-piece based in Bristol, were formed in 2013. The band takes their inspiration from new wave, early psychedelia and garage rock. Regularly featured on independent Internet radio stations in the UK, Europe and USA, the band has an impressive output - in just three years they have released two albums, a mini-album and a CD single. They are currently recording their third album.

https://thekitecollectors.co.uk/

https://youtu.be/jkRbT-yqlGE

Ticket link - http://www.bristolticketshop.co.uk/?/170504THUFALL1

 

 

NATTY DAPS

Ska Party band! We shamelessly cover a range of classics & offer them up with a large helping of brass n' ass shakingly good rhythms, served with a smile!

https://www.facebook.com/NattyDaps/

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

 

WRECKLESS ERIC + Rita Lynch

Wreckless Eric is Eric Goulden. He was given the name to hide behind. After a while he realised he was stuck with it. Onstage he hides behind nothing, he tells the truth with big open chords, squalls of feedback, lilting enchantment, bizarre stories and backchat.

Nothing Eric has to say sounds like it was said by someone else first. Some people can’t take it. Thirty seven years of touring have left him in good shape. He’s coming to town.

His new album “amERICa” out now on Fire Records is enjoying universal acclaim

One of the greatest songwriters ever to come out of Great Britain Marc Riley BBC 6 MUSIC

amERICa is that rare record. Goulden is grownup, with all of the stereotypical benefits: an air of wisdom, emotional texture, and, perhaps most cliché of all, a seasoned voice. amERICa isn’t complacent or satisfied; Wreckless Eric anatomizes his surroundings with the wide-eyed thrill of discovery. His American flyover reveals simmering cultural disturbances and essential beauty alikePitchfork

Wreckless Eric has always been a pop musician. That is, he writes melodies with hooks in the chorus and fills his verses with quick, vivid details aimed to make you nod your head in recognition. The precise nostalgia and wry yearning he brings to this slice of autobiography rings true, funny and poignant. Ken Tucker, NPR/Fresh Air

http://wrecklesseric.com/

RITA LYNCH:Rita has stood on the brink, glanced over into the abyss and dragged herself back. And then she discovered punk rock. Her songs are an explosion of sexual, religious and social imagery driven by an energy. Tonight Rita performs solo.

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

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


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 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/

 

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THE VAPORS

New Wave band The Vapors who had a worldwide hit with 'Turning Japanese' in 1980 have reformed after 35 years in 2016 to perform a small number of gigs.

The band who split in 1981 have resisted numerous offers to reform over the years but decided to get back together for the 'Waiting for the Weekend' mini tour which took in Dublin, London, Liverpool and Wolverhampton during Oct and Nov 2016.

Originally discovered by 'The Jam' Bass player Bruce Foxton and co-managed by Paul Wellers father John, the band reached number 3 in the UK charts with Turning Japanese, number 1 in Australia and Top 40 in the USA.

They also supported The Jam on tour playing to 1000s of fans nightly and toured the USA and Australia before internal issues with their record company saw the band split up. .

Taken from the now iconic album 'New Clear Days' the song Turning Japanese regularly features on 80s, Punk and New Wave Compilation albums and has been used in films such as Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion and Charlies Angels.

Guitarist Ed Bazalgette went on to be a successful TV director after the band split with notable credits such as BBCs Poldark and Dr Who and lead Singer Dave Fenton went back to being a Music Lawyer for the Musicians Union after but this year has retired from the practice to once again take up the reigns as frontman of The Vapors.

Doors Open: 7.30pm  Admission:£20 on the Door

Tickets: £18 + BF from Bristol Ticket Shop, Union Street, Bristol Tel 0117 9299008  www.bristolticketshop.co.uk