Funk And Soul Nights 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
Blues and Country Blues, R & B and soul
Free Drink Per Act - Hosted By Jesse Embury
Warehouse Circus Special / Aft / Neuretox
Monthly Poetry Revue Show
Jam night with some of UoB's best and brightest!
With Tom Seals
One of the UK's Top Guitarist
Wide Eyes 026 at Blue Mountain Club 23.09.14
Wednesday night goodness from Felix Joy & Co.
With the international dance music landscape
Scribble and Scratch's 1st Birthday!
High Blood Fresher
Powerful stinking rhythms all night long
Double-bill of mental 70s car crash cinema
Astro Prog Funk for the Masses
With Lukas Drinkwater
The Carny Villains cd launch
+ Jaws, DJ Skint, G-Kinder
With David 9 Lunas
Motown, Soul & Funk at The Lanes
Eglo Boss Alexander Nut Plays A 3 Hour Set
Smoove and Turrell (full live band) Boca 45
Lrusse (Tsuba / Apple Pips) Rm 2 - Disco / Party
Reggae, soul, r'n'b
Are you ready to storm through the party like you
+ Poor Old Gogs, Littleboselecta, Doc Moody
The UK's finest Talking Heads tribute act!
Feat. Colman Brothers & DJ Dom Servini
Unique take on hip-hop, funk, and party classics
Live New Orleans-style blues n boogie
Wide Eyes 027 at Thekla Bristol 30.09.14
With Live Support
Swedish masked, tribal, psych rockers
Canada's loss was Bristol's gain when this singer
Jam with the Left Bank House Band 9pm - 1am
+ Cape Swagger, Area Boys, Trivial Pursuits.
Our house DJ spinning tunes from 80s, 90, 00s
Trombone & sax modern jazz
Award winning genre-spanning Reggae / Ska
Gypsy/Ska/Swing/Dub band Mr Tea&Minions+support
Live Funk Soul Band
Bristol's longest running bass music night!
The Ravers Guide to the Galaxy
Greg Wilson / Blind Arcade (live) / Special Guest
Featuring: Ed Solo, Featurecast, Itchy & Skratchy
Adam Elemantal, Caski, Lamont, Versa & Rowl
Rumours Presents Darius Syrossian, Xxxy, Thrilogy
Legendary Bristol Club Night
Matthew Frantz + DJs'til late
Opening night for the Bristol Burlesque Festival
Rich O'Brien's funk-fuelled bass and the soul-dre
+ Juju Rock + DJ Alfie
Funk, SOul, New Jazz, Disco, Cumbia Latin
#bbf2014 Those Burlesquers Have Gone Wild Hunty!
Live Soul Band
Free Entry. Erol Alkan, Tim Sweeney +more
A breaks and eclectic bass music event
12:34's big colourful bass fueled dun
Final Night of the Bristol Burlesque Festival'14
Live Music Jama Afro/latin/funk
Surf! Psych! Garage Rock'n' Roll!
World Beat Fusion
Meet Wwe/wwf Legends Too Cool And Rikishi!
Live Soul, Funk and rare groove
Hotwax & Residents.
This combo pulled together by trumpeter Gary Ales
Presents.. Jfb, Hong Kong Ping Pong & More
A multi-venue festival around Stokes Croft.
Live Soul Jazz
D Ramirez, Weiss & Cristoph
Nyta House/garage/techno + Multi Genre Rm 3
Minions+Bear Twists+The Convicts+Razzomo
Caribou + Jessy Lanza
Dfa 1979, Mogwai + Loads More
+ Akkari And The Bluebirds + DJ Asbo
Shadow Child, Friend Within, Kidnap Kid & More
DJ Mistri from Ujima radio
Mim Suleiman & Bass Clef Live
Swing n Tingz 5 with Mr B the Gentleman Rhymer,
With Mr B the Gentleman Rhymer & more
Live Music Soul, Funk and Rare Groove
A Charity ball raising funds for Temwa
Live Band Soul, Funk and Rare Groove
Live Band Soul, Funk and Rare Groove