Whats on: Gigs and Live Music in Bristol

Sheelanagig

Sheelanagig

My aim is to get all of Bristol's quality live music listed on one page. And while it sounds like a simple task, creating a whats on guide for ALL Bristol's gigs is pretty tough! One of the great things about live music in Bristol is it can be found where you least expect it.

Making a gig guide for Bristol's regular music venues would be easy. Making a gig guide for ALL of Bristol's gigs is a whole different story... A punk band on Turbo Island? An all girl accappella group playing to a crammed upstairs at the Miners Arms? Opera in a freshly closed-down Wetherspoons? All of these music events have happened - recently. Innovative and unusual gigs must be happening all the time, but all too often they are discovered well after the event actually occurred.

New years eve in Bristol can also provide some true one-off gigs in unusual venues.

The whats on listings to the left reflect all the Bristol gigs on Headfirst. On our homepage keep an eye on the pink events, (green = gigs, blue = clubnights, pink = other), these are unusual or special events including street festivals, ourdoor gigs and bands in Bristol's parks or the harbourside.

Live music in Bristol tonight:



Conway @ Mr Wolfs

+ The Domino Collective Plus DJs'til late


Just the first three events for are shown above, full listings for are to the left.

Live music in Bristol this weekend:


Circus Of Boom @ Secret Location

Pronghorn / Skimmity Hitchers / Doghouse Boatboys



Just the first three events for are shown above, full listings for are to the left.

Whenever my dad comes to Bristol, he's always shocked that there's so much great music that's free. I've made a special category on Headfirst for free gigs in Bristol, while there's always a margin for error I'm keen for it to be the most reliable resource for free live music in Bristol.


Bristol Live Music

MONDAY 26TH JANUARY
Open Mic Night @ The Golden Lion, Bristol

Weekly Open Mic Night Hosted By Al Green

TUESDAY 27TH JANUARY
Conway @ Mr Wolfs, Bristol

+ The Domino Collective Plus DJs'til late

Free For All Festival Bristol @ Stag And Hounds

Doom / Heavy Rock / Experimental

Jfs @ The Big Chill Bar, Bristol

Jazz Funk And Soul from Bristol Uni.

Live In The Lions Den @ The Golden Lion

Nuala Honan hosts a night of acoustic loveliness

Schmoozenbergs @ The Canteen, Bristol

Music from gypsy campfires

WEDNESDAY 28TH JANUARY
Alice Jemima Vs Henry Green @ The Gallimaufry

Two of Bristol's top lo-fi folktronic talents!

Free For All Presents @ Stag And Hounds

Tomorrow Come The Wolves - Transmission - Area 53

Lauren Bradford @ No.1 Harbourside, Bristol

Clear voice and crisply picked acoustic guitar

Left Bank Open Mike @ Leftbank, Bristol

Come and share your talent with us.

Silverado @ The Mall Pub Clifton, Bristol

A Tribute to Horace Silver

The Sound Cupboard @ The Crofters Rights

Slow Erosion, Domestic Sound Cupboard

Uberphonic Presents @ The Golden Lion, Bristol

Uberphonic boys bring an eclectic night for all

THURSDAY 29TH JANUARY
Elles Bailey @ The Coronation Tap, Bristol

Album Launch ~ 'Who Am I To Me'

Euphony @ Mr Wolfs, Bristol

+ Naila + DJ'til late

Saskia Maxwell @ No.1 Harbourside, Bristol

Young Cornish singer-songwriter

Schoolboy's Death Trio @ The Canteen

Fabulous jazz-hop cocktail

Sound Of Blue Note @ Future Inn Jazz Club

Jazz Nights @ Future Inn 20:30 - 23:00

Yena Networking @ The Square Club, Bristol

Young Entrepreneurs Networking Association

FRIDAY 30TH JANUARY
Circus Of Boom @ Secret Location, Bristol

Pronghorn / Skimmity Hitchers / Doghouse Boatboys

Forestears @ Mr Wolfs, Bristol

+ Harry Keyworth + DJ Asbo

Free Frathouse - The Beatpack! @ Stag & Hounds

The Beatpack - Wyld Garage R'n'b Mayhem

Independent Venue Week @ The Louisiana

The Bronze Medal + Goan Dogs + Rebecca Clements

Limehouse Lizzy @ Bristol Bierkeller, Bristol

An action-packed explosion of a show

No Go Stop @ The Fleece, Bristol

Formed by some of Bristol's top jazz musicians in

Railroad Bill @ No.1 Harbourside, Bristol

Punky folk-blues music of the 50s

Ruffneck Ting Takeover @ The Attic Bar

+ Dazee, Jinx, Kjah,, Carasel....

Slim's Pickings #15 @ Leftbank, Bristol

A night of thrilling live blues & rock'n'roll

Swampgrass @ The Kingsdown Wine Vaults

Acoustic Blues and Swing!

Vamos @ The Canteen, Bristol

One of Bristol's best mestizo bands

SATURDAY 31ST JANUARY
Alvvays @ Thekla, Bristol

Alvvays perform at Thekla

Angel Up Front @ The Bristol Ram, Bristol

Angel Up Front at the Bristol Ram

Brass Junkies @ No.1 Harbourside, Bristol

Dynamic 8 piece brass band

Cancelledthe Rosellyscancelled @ The Old Fish Market

British Americana from The Rosellys (full Band)

Captain Accident And @ Mr Wolfs, Bristol

The Disasters + N.U.M.B + DJ's Til Late

Doreen Doreen @ Fiddlers, Bristol

The best (and funniest) cover versions!

Free For All Bristol Presents @ Stag And Hounds

Railroad Bill / The John E Vistic Experience

Kasai Masai @ The Attic Bar, Bristol

+ Amadou Diagne, Area Boys

King Creosote @ The Marble Factory, Bristol

King Creosote playing live @ The Marble Factory

Kit Hawes @ The Kingsdown Wine Vaults, Bristol

Folk, Blues and all points in between

Mankala Band @ The Canteen, Bristol

Upbeat African dance rhythms

Painted Faces + Support @ The Louisiana

Painted Faces // Beyond Rivers // The Fizzies

Palestine Fundraiser @leftbank @ Leftbank

Live Music With Muffsaid & Sneak Eazies

Palestine Ska Fundraiser @ The Leftbank

Palestine Fundraiser:Muff Said & Sneak Eazies

The Odd Folk @ The Golden Lion, Bristol

Folk, Flamenco and Country with Soul

SUNDAY 1ST FEBRUARY
Ghosted #4 @ The Gallimaufry, Bristol

Showcasing original electronic music

Lady Nade 5pm @ The Eldon House Bs81bt

A hybrid blend of vintage soul folk and Jazz

Super Bowl Party At The Lanes @ The Lanes Bristol

One of the biggest sporting events in the world i

MONDAY 2ND FEBRUARY
Open Mic Night @ The Golden Lion, Bristol

Weekly Open Mic Night Hosted By Al Green

TUESDAY 3RD FEBRUARY
Live In The Lions Den @ The Golden Lion

5th Year Anniversary Month

Morgan & Knapp (acoustic) @ Mr Wolfs

+ Girls & Strings Tour Djs'til Late

One Night Only @ Thekla, Bristol

One Night Only perform at Thekla

Stu Larsen @ The Louisiana, Bristol

Stu Larsen performs at The Louisiana

The Dead South @ Stag & Hounds, Bristol

& The Slap Ya Mama Big Band

WEDNESDAY 4TH FEBRUARY
Amjad Ali Khan @ St George's Bristol

Renowned maestro in classical Indian music.

Andy Sheppard's Pushy Doctors @ The Mall Pub Clifton

Andy Sheppard, Dan Moore & Tony Orrell

Charlie Simpson @ Thekla, Bristol

Charlie Simpson performs at Thekla

Left Bank Open Mike @ Leftbank, Bristol

Come and share your talent with us.

Rob Heron @ The Kingsdown Wine Vaults, Bristol

& The Tea Pad Orchestra, North Eastern Swing!

Uberphonic Presents @ The Golden Lion, Bristol

Uberphonic boys bring an eclectic night for all

THURSDAY 5TH FEBRUARY
Bristol Explorers @ The Square Club, Bristol

Bristol Explorers Networking

Free Salsa Class @ Plantation, Bristol

With Cuban dance pro Super Mario

Guy Calhoun @ The Golden Lion, Bristol

Solo Acoustic Show from the talented Mr Calhoun

Tammy Payne Trio @ Future Inn Jazz Club

Jazz @ Future Inns: Thursdays 8:30pm - 11pm

Vocal & Version #3 @ The Attic Bar

Solo Banton, Chieftain Joseph,X-Amount

FRIDAY 6TH FEBRUARY
Boy Le Monti @ Mr Wolfs, Bristol

+ The Thatchers - DJ Mako &The Hawk and Rat-A-Tat

Cavort @ The Old Stillage, Bristol

Deep Bass Line, House and Tech

Inkubus Sukkubus @ Bristol Bierkeller, Bristol

Inkubus Sukkubus + Cauda Pavonis + Das Fluff @ Th

Medicine Creek @ The Grain Barge, Bristol

Ninetree Stumblers + Jim Evans

Swing N Tingz 7 W/ Mr Woodnote @ The Lanes

Mr Woodnote ft. Lil Rhys & Eva Lazarus & more

The Tune Factory @ The Mothers Ruin, Bristol

featuring The Franklys - Forgery Lit

SATURDAY 7TH FEBRUARY
Gurt Western Concert @ Colston Hall, Bristol

An evening of a cappella delights!

Kayla Painter Launch Party @ The Crofters Rights

A night of electronic music and DJs with Visuals

Laura Marling @ Thekla, Bristol

Laura Marling performs at Thekla

Negus Melody Sound + Guests @ Blue Mountain Club

Bob Marley's 70th Birthday Celebration

Socialicious @ Kino, Bristol

A stomping night folk country and americana!

The New Motels @ The Old Stillage, Bristol

Motown infused blues pop and rock

The Redhillbillies @ The Grain Barge, Bristol

+ Boxcar Joe Strouzer + Leo James

Them Wolves / Table Scraps @ Stag & Hounds

Noise rock, hardcore, alternative

Town Of Cats @ The Golden Lion, Bristol

Ska/Gypsy/Hip-Hop/Folk/Indie

SUNDAY 8TH FEBRUARY
Boxcar Joe Strouzer @ The Tobacco Factory

Harmonica player, blues shouter and guitar picker

Rusty Shackle @ The Louisiana, Bristol

Rusty Shackle performs at The Louisiana

MONDAY 9TH FEBRUARY
Open Mic Night @ The Golden Lion, Bristol

Weekly Open Mic Night Hosted By Al Green

TUESDAY 10TH FEBRUARY
Darren Eedens @ Mr Wolfs, Bristol

Steve Folk + Zelah Dave Remix

H. Hawkline @ The Louisiana, Bristol

H. Hawkline performs at The Louisiana

Live In The Lions Den @ The Golden Lion

5th Year Anniversary Month

Matt Woosey @ The Alma Tavern & Theatre

Matt Woosey is an accomplished singer songwriter

Slow Club @ The Marble Factory, Bristol

Slow Club @ The Marble Factory

WEDNESDAY 11TH FEBRUARY
Leddra Chapman @ The Louisiana, Bristol

Leddra Chapman performs at The Louisiana

Left Bank Open Mike @ Leftbank, Bristol

Come and share your talent with us.

Mariachi El Bronx @ Thekla, Bristol

Mariachi El Bronx perform at Thekla

Uberphonic Presents @ The Golden Lion, Bristol

Uberphonic boys bring an eclectic night for all

THURSDAY 12TH FEBRUARY
Black Thistles @ Mr Wolfs, Bristol

+ Saona + Jarid Clark DJ Alfie

Edward Leaker @ Future Inn Jazz Club, Bristol

Jazz @ Future Inns: Thursdays 8:30pm - 11pm

Free Salsa Class @ Plantation, Bristol

Cuban dance pro Super Mario

FRIDAY 13TH FEBRUARY
Gentlemans Dub Club @ The Marble Factory

Gentlemans Dub Club + special guests

The Slimline Shufflers @ The Bootlegger

Live New Orleans-style rhythm'n'blues

The Zeekats @ Mr Wolfs, Bristol

+ Hot Pursuit DJ Alfie

The Zombie Ball! Army Of Walki @ Mother's Ruin

Dress to distress- music & zombies

SATURDAY 14TH FEBRUARY
Circus Of Boom @ Secret Location, Bristol

Whistlers Green District Flat-out folk!

Ex Hex @ The Louisiana, Bristol

Ex Hex perform at The Louisiana

Fromage En Feu @ The Old Duke, Bristol

Gypsy Balkan Klezmer Mayhem Oompah

Rae Morris @ Thekla, Bristol

Rae Morris performs at Thekla

Trip The Switch @ Mr Wolfs, Bristol

+ Harry and the Gondolas DJ Vallee

Valentines Special @ Trinity, Bristol

Honeyfeet / Bombs / Simon Panrucker / Count Bobo

SUNDAY 15TH FEBRUARY
Blossoms :: Chiverin Showcase @ The Louisiana

Blossoms & Special Guests Tba

Howlin' Lord (solo Show) 5pm @ The Eldon House Bs81bt

Honky tonk, bar room ballads & dust shuffling

MONDAY 16TH FEBRUARY
Hawk Eyes @ The Louisiana, Bristol

Hawk Eyes perform at The Louisiana

Open Mic Night @ The Golden Lion, Bristol

Weekly Open Mic Night Hosted By Al Green

TUESDAY 17TH FEBRUARY
Live In The Lions Den @ The Golden Lion

5th Year Anniversary Month

WEDNESDAY 18TH FEBRUARY
Left Bank Open Mike @ Leftbank, Bristol

Come and share your talent with us.

Uberphonic Presents @ The Golden Lion, Bristol

Uberphonic boys bring an eclectic night for all

THURSDAY 19TH FEBRUARY
Before You Exit @ Thekla, Bristol

Before You Exit perform at Thekla

Free Salsa Class @ Plantation, Bristol

Cuban dance pro Super Mario

Goulash Disko Reunion Party! @ The Old Malt House

Bukahara+Mr Tea and the Minions+Jolly Rodger

Lost Eleven @ Mr Wolfs, Bristol

+ James Thornton DJs'til Late

Simon Spillett And Dave Newton @ Future Inn Jazz Club

Jazz @ Future Inns: Thursdays 8:30pm - 11pm

FRIDAY 20TH FEBRUARY
Moriaty + The Scribes @ The Golden Lion

Special collaboration set from these heavyweights

Natives @ The Louisiana, Bristol

Natives perform at The Louisiana

Nirvano @ Bristol Bierkeller, Bristol

Uk's finest tribute to Nirvana

SATURDAY 21ST FEBRUARY
Circus Of Boom @ Secret Location, Bristol

Neville Staple (The Specials) / Counting Coins /

Mashed @ The Farm @ The Farm Pub St Werburghs

Mashed is an audio visual treat

Orla Gartland @ Thekla, Bristol

Orla Gartland performs at Thekla

Troy Ellis @ Plantation, Bristol

& The Hail Jamaica Reggae Band

SUNDAY 22ND FEBRUARY
Bars And Melody @ Bristol Bierkeller, Bristol

Bars and Melody are a British singing/rap duo

Burgess & Slide @ The Eldon House Bs81bt

21st century country blues

Darlia @ Thekla, Bristol

Darlia perform at Thekla

Electric Harmony Presents... @ The Louisiana

Black Honey + Post Louis + Wyldest

MONDAY 23RD FEBRUARY
Deerhoof & Cowtown @ The Marble Factory

Deerhoof, Cowtown & Special Guests

Fringefreemusic @ The Bristol Fringe, Bristol

Improvised music at the Bristol Fringe

Open Mic Night @ The Golden Lion, Bristol

Weekly Open Mic Night Hosted By Al Green

Plastic Mermaids: Chiverin Sc @ The Louisiana

Plastic Mermaids & Special Guests

Prog: Seven That Spells W/anta @ The Stag & Hounds

Heavy/prog: Seven That Spells W/anta & Iyabe

TUESDAY 24TH FEBRUARY
Arrested Development @ The Marble Factory

Arrested Development Live + Special Guests

Live In The Lions Den @ The Golden Lion

5th Year Anniversary Month

Two Gallants @ Thekla, Bristol

Two Gallants perform at Thekla

WEDNESDAY 25TH FEBRUARY
Left Bank Open Mike @ Leftbank, Bristol

Come and share your talent with us.

Uberphonic Presents @ The Golden Lion, Bristol

Uberphonic boys bring an eclectic night for all

THURSDAY 26TH FEBRUARY
Free Salsa Class @ Plantation, Bristol

Cuban dance pro Super Mario

Left Bank Jam Band @ Leftbank, Bristol

Come and Jam with a great house band!

The Duval Project @ Future Inn Jazz Club

Jazz @ Future Inns: Thursdays 8:30pm - 11pm

The Tuesday Syndicate @ Mr Wolfs, Bristol

+ Kahai + Joe Smith Djs'til Late

FRIDAY 27TH FEBRUARY
Big Macs Wholly Soul Band @ Bristol Bierkeller

Soul and Motown-a full ten piece band

Calamity Poets @ Mr Wolfs, Bristol

+ David 9 Lunas Papa Moomin & Big Chief Weird

Circus Of Boom @ Secret Location, Bristol

Mayfair - Electro-Swing & Vintage Remix

Josef Salvat @ The Louisiana, Bristol

Josef Salvat performs at The Louisiana

SATURDAY 28TH FEBRUARY
Duncan Disorderly @ Mr Wolfs, Bristol

& The Scallywags + Dry White Bones plus DJs

Father John Misty @ Thekla, Bristol

Father John Misty performs at Thekla

Moats @ The Louisiana, Bristol

Moats perform at The Louisiana

The Bad Hands @ The Golden Lion, Bristol

Guitar Driven Funk Grooves

The Regz @ Pba Club Shirehampton, Bristol

Motown, soul, ska party band

SUNDAY 1ST MARCH
Gilad Atzmon & The Ohe @ Hen & Chicken

Larger than Life Israeli saxophonist

Room 94 @ Thekla, Bristol

Room 94 perform at Thekla

Uk Songwriting Competition @ The Tobacco Factory

Uk Songwriting Competition Comes To Cardiff

Uk Songwriting Competition @ The Tobacco Factory

Uk Songwriting Competition Comes To Plymouth

MONDAY 2ND MARCH
Years & Years @ Thekla, Bristol

Years & Years perform at Thekla

TUESDAY 3RD MARCH
People On Vacation @ Thekla, Bristol

People On Vacation perform at Thekla

WEDNESDAY 4TH MARCH
Coves @ The Louisiana, Bristol

Coves perform at The Louisiana

Left Bank Open Mike @ Leftbank, Bristol

Come and share your talent with us.

THURSDAY 5TH MARCH
Catlow, Sykes, Hawes @ The Golden Lion

Old time Country/Blues from the Sheelanagig guys

FRIDAY 6TH MARCH
Circus Of Boom @ Secret Location, Bristol

OldTown - Pirate, Gypsy, Balkan

SUNDAY 8TH MARCH
TUESDAY 10TH MARCH
WEDNESDAY 11TH MARCH
Corrosion Of Conformity @ Bristol Bierkeller

Reuniting with guitarist/vocalist Pepper Keenan

Left Bank Open Mike @ Leftbank, Bristol

Come and share your talent with us.

To Kill A King @ Thekla, Bristol

To Kill A King perform at Thekla

THURSDAY 12TH MARCH
Hobbie Stuart @ Thekla, Bristol

Hobbie Stuart performs at Thekla

SATURDAY 14TH MARCH
Alexander O'neal @ The Marble Factory

The legendary Alexander O'Neal live

Soul Destroyers @ Fiddlers, Bristol

HugeClassicSoulFunGrooveFunkBandThang

MONDAY 16TH MARCH
TUESDAY 17TH MARCH
Andy Jordan @ Thekla, Bristol

Andy Jordan performs at Thekla

WEDNESDAY 18TH MARCH
Eban Brown @ Bristol Bierkeller, Bristol

Harold Eban Brown is a world-renowned guitarist

Left Bank Open Mike @ Leftbank, Bristol

Come and share your talent with us.

FRIDAY 20TH MARCH
SATURDAY 21ST MARCH
SUNDAY 22ND MARCH
TUESDAY 24TH MARCH
Lagwagon @ Bristol Bierkeller, Bristol

A unique brand of speedy, technical pop-punk

WEDNESDAY 25TH MARCH
Billy Lockett @ Thekla, Bristol

Billy Lockett performs at Thekla

Left Bank Open Mike @ Leftbank, Bristol

Come and share your talent with us.

THURSDAY 26TH MARCH
Left Bank Jam Band @ Leftbank, Bristol

Come and Jam with a great house band!

FRIDAY 27TH MARCH
The Bowie Experience @ Bristol Bierkeller

A real tribute to the original

SATURDAY 28TH MARCH
The Coronas @ Thekla, Bristol

The Coronas perform at Thekla

SUNDAY 29TH MARCH
Demob Happy + Special Guests @ The Louisiana

Electric Harmony presents Demob Happy

Lucy Rose @ Thekla, Bristol

Lucy Rose performs at Thekla

TUESDAY 31ST MARCH
WEDNESDAY 1ST APRIL
Beth Hart @ Colston Hall @ Bristol Colston Hall

Beth Hart plays Colsten Hall for her 2015 tour

FRIDAY 10TH APRIL
SUNDAY 19TH APRIL
Circus Of Boom @ Secret Location, Bristol

The Skints plus Special Guests

FRIDAY 24TH APRIL
Shawn Smith @ Bristol Folk House, Bristol

Performing songs from his vast back-catalogue

SATURDAY 25TH APRIL
The Gearfest Warehouse Party @ Secret Warehouse

After Party for the Gearfest Boat Party

SATURDAY 2ND MAY
Bristol Folk Festival @ St George's Bristol

Boasting the most star-studded line up to date!



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