Funk And Soul Nights in Bristol

Manfredi Funk Initiative (funk and soul in Bristol)

Manfredi Funk Initiative

Live Funk in Bristol
Funk isn't huge in Bristol but there are still some good funk bands playing regular gigs, even if the market is slightly smaller than it used to be. Quality hammond led jazz-funk jams can often be found at the Golden Lion on Gloucester road. For faster more sweaty funk gigs, keep and eye on what's on at the Mr Wolfs in Bristol city centre.

Live Soul in Bristol
In the early 2000's there was a much needed soul revival in the UK. At the core of this revival was Brighton and in particular it's Tru-Thoughts record label. Artists like Alice Russell and Belleruche ventured into 'nu-soul', while bands like the Quantic Soul Orchestra revisited raw early funk. While the albums made during this period were nothing hugely special, the performances that came with them were a welcome return of quality and engaging soul music. Being an important city in the UK's live music scene, Bristol and it's venues were (and still are) a key tour-stop for modern soul gigs.

Whilst the revival is not as strong as it was, there are still some consistent soul and funk venues in Bristol to check whats on. Metropolis is the new home of Tru-thoughts / Stones Throw / Freestyle Recs type tours, with recent (2010) Bristol events including Belleruche, Speedometer and The Bamboos. The 02 Academy, Colston Hall and the Bristol Thekla are Bristol's main venues for bigger name musicians or comeback tours for legendary Motown and soul singers. It's also worth checking the Start the Bus listings, they seem to have a great ability of booking upcoming talent before it hits the big time. While not strictly soul or funk, the venue has hosted some great cross over artists including Little Dragon and The Apples.

The Park Bar in Clifton with it's Hot Buttered Soul nights is also worth looking into.

If you're looking for disco clubnights in Bristol check the mainstream city centre venues (which we don't list on this website).



Funk & Soul Gigs

SATURDAY 20TH DECEMBER
45 Live Xmas Party @ The Big Chill Bar

2 Floors of Strictly Vinyl

Bristol Sounds Xmas Bash @ Basement 45

Bristol Sounds / Ambush And Recreo Album Launch

Department S Club Night Xmas @ The Lanes Bristol

Join us for the Department S Xmas Party

DJ Skint @ The Gallimaufry, Bristol

100% phonographic funk

SUNDAY 21ST DECEMBER
MONDAY 22ND DECEMBER
Mirrors, Adam Flare + Curtis @ Louisiana

A trio of electro bands. Pop, funk, goth and more

TUESDAY 23RD DECEMBER
The Husky Tones @ Mr Wolfs, Bristol

+ The Real Kings of Spain plus DJs'til late

CHRISTMAS EVE
Skool Daze @ The Old Stillage, Bristol

Hip Hop and Breakbeat Xmas Mix

BOXING DAY
Scene With A Groove @ Amoeba, 10 King's Rd,

Scene with a groove (Disco, funk edits to house)

Soul Shakin' With Ben Summers @ The Gallimaufry

Northern Soul original 7" vinyl

SATURDAY 27TH DECEMBER
Fat Lip The One @ The Lanes Bristol, Bristol

Are You Ready To Storm Through The Party Like

DJ Skint @ The Gallimaufry, Bristol

100% phonographic funk

TUESDAY 30TH DECEMBER
Marie Lister @ The Canteen, Bristol

All the soul of great R'n'B

NEW YEARS EVE!
80's Nye Extravaganza @ The Colston Arms

80's fancy dress drink free

Mad Hatters Nye Party @ The Square Club

The Best Nye Party Bristol Has To Offer

Dreadzone, Dizraeli & Downlow @ The Attic Bar

+ Afro Cluster, Bunjy & Joe Peng, Dutty Inspector

Prince Of Wales New Years Eve @ Prince Of Wales

World Government Live at the Prince of Wales

New Years - Sip The Juice @ The Big Chill Bar

Sip the Juice & Rockit Science

New Years Eve @ Trinity Centre, Bristol

Slamboree Soundsystem // Dutty Moonshine // Howla

New Years Eve Party Rock & Rol @ The Lanes Bristol

Rock & Roll Circus Last year's New Years party at

Paradise Garage Nye 2014 @ The White Bear

Presented by Soulworks, Set It Out, Rough Draft

The Crofters Rights Nye Party @ The Crofters Rights

Funky Ass Sounds For Only 5 Pounds. Nye Style.

SATURDAY 3RD JANUARY
Bedmo Disco @ The Big Chill Bar, Bristol

Bedmo Disco's Monthly Boogie @ The Big Chill

FRIDAY 9TH JANUARY
SATURDAY 10TH JANUARY
SUNDAY 11TH JANUARY
Tomorrow's Warriors Jazz And J @ The Trinity Centre

A jazz jam workshop session from this award-winni

FRIDAY 16TH JANUARY
Beyond Clueless Preview/q&a @ The Cube

Teen movie documentary, Q&A and after party

THURSDAY 22ND JANUARY
Manfredi Funk Initiative @ The Golden Lion

Funk and Soul arrangements of classic R'n'B

SATURDAY 24TH JANUARY
FRIDAY 30TH JANUARY
Authentiq 008 @ Timbuk2, Bristol

Authentiq Presents Kenny Ken + Many More!

SATURDAY 31ST JANUARY
The Odd Folk @ The Golden Lion, Bristol

Folk, Flamenco and Country with Soul

The Rosellys @ The Old Fish Market, Bristol

British Americana from The Rosellys (full Band)

SUNDAY 1ST MARCH
Bristol Music Competitions For @ Tobacco Factory

Bristol Music competitions for Teens - TeenStar



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