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

SUNDAY 23RD NOVEMBER
Around The World In 80 Minutes @ The Trinity Centre

Live music and dance, in aid of Shelter

TUESDAY 25TH NOVEMBER
Hihat Live @ Mr Wolfs, Bristol

The Slim Fifties + DJs'til Late

WEDNESDAY 26TH NOVEMBER
Salute The Sun Gig @ The Louisiana, Bristol

Sts Plays One Of Bristol's Iconic Venues!

THURSDAY 27TH NOVEMBER
Miss Behave's Gameshow @ The Cube Microplex

A brand new strain of idiocy, fun and chaos...

Beardyman @ Thekla, Bristol

Beardyman performs at Thekla

Matt Schofield, Bristol Tunnel @ Bristol Tunnels

Award winning Blues singer-songwriter plays Bris

Spoctet @ Be.in Bristol, Bristol

Legends have been heard

Tezeta @ The Canteen, Bristol

Ethiopian funk musi

The Slimline Shufflers @ The Bootlegger

Live New Orleans-style blues & boogie

Shak Out Presents Mungos Hifi @ Lakota

Reggae/jungle/hip-hop/funk&soul

FRIDAY 28TH NOVEMBER
"post-punk Sci-fi" @ The Cube

Hellfire Video Club vs 20th Century Flicks

Fftt Presents The Nextmen And @ The Lanes Bristol

Funk From The Trunk presents The Nextmen

Mr Tea And The Minions @ Grain Barge, Bristol

Mr Tea and the Minions+Mama Nice at Grain Barge!

Slickfix @ Be.in Bristol, Bristol

Freshest, most cutting edge pop and R&B colective

Wasabi Funk @ Mr Wolfs, Bristol

The Blue Funk Trio + Papa Moomin

Cubana, The Fifth Adventure Wi @ Lakota

Lakota W/ Mala, Joker, Last Japan + More

Resonators @ The Trinity Centre, Bristol

Presented by Trinity'ranging from sweet and sou

Soul Shakin' With Ben Summers @ The Gallimaufry

Northern Soul original 7" vinyl

SATURDAY 29TH NOVEMBER
Antimatador @ Mr Wolfs, Bristol

Coochie Club + Big Chief Weird Bird

Musicians On The Run @ Various, Bristol

20 musicians, 20 Bedminster venues

Pre-xmas Party @ The Tunnels, Bristol

Pre-Xmas Party with GeeBaby I Love You

Raleigh Ritchie @ Thekla, Bristol

Raleigh Ritchie performs at Thekla

World Music Fundraiser @ Halo, 141 Gloucester Rd,

DJ Dr J (Ujima Radio) playing World Music

Fat Lip Movember Party! @ The Lanes Bristol

Are You ready to storm through the party like you

SUNDAY 30TH NOVEMBER
Worm Disco Club - No 3 @ The Greenbank Bs5

Percussion - warmth - groove - drinks

John-paul Gard Trio @ The Old Fishmarket

Weekly Jazz Trios 7pm-9.30pm

MONDAY 1ST DECEMBER
Canteen Hip Hop Session @ The Canteen, Bristol

Guest MCs and musicians join the rhythm

THURSDAY 4TH DECEMBER
Gbh @ The Golden Lion, Bristol

Big Band. Big Sound.

FRIDAY 5TH DECEMBER
Mr Minions Presents... @ The Golden Lion

Shambolique, DJ Waggles and Mama Jerk + the Ladyf

Notorious Bs3 @ Mr Wolfs, Bristol

+ The Righteous Rapmaster Capsule

SATURDAY 6TH DECEMBER
Dan Swank Presents... @ All Hallows Hall

Interpretive Dance Competition and Bison gig

Doreen Doreen Xmas Mash-up @ The Fleece

Kicking off of the festivities!

Bump Roller Disco @ The Trinity Centre

Bump Club Presents Monthly Night Of Fun On Skates

Go Go Children @ Fiddlers, Bristol

Spinning Northern Soul on the decks!

THURSDAY 11TH DECEMBER
Cazel @ The Golden Lion, Bristol

Live Funked up Dance Music

FRIDAY 12TH DECEMBER
Hypnotic Brass Ensemble @ The Station, Bristol

The 8 piece Chicago based Brass Ensemble return!

Craig Charles Funky Eclectic @ Motion, Bristol

On the twelfth day of Christmas Craig Charles.

Duvet Vous? With Trevor Fung @ The Blue Mountain

Bristol's longest running house night!

Five Dollar Shake @ The Old Courts, Bristol

A Skillz, Krafty Kuts, Dub Boy & Tenja + way more

SATURDAY 13TH DECEMBER
Chester P, Remus, Life Mc @ Exchange, Bristol

Rhyme & Reason present you UK hip hop's finest.

James Morton @ No.1 Harbourside, Bristol

Joyful jazzer and super-soulful

Wormfood Presents Foufoulah @ The Canteen

West African percussion, dub-style bass lines and

MONDAY 15TH DECEMBER
James Ladd & Friends @ The Canteen

New Orleans jazz and classic soul

WEDNESDAY 17TH DECEMBER
Wintasonica @ Halo Bar, Bristol

Paul Bradley, Jimi Can, Chandra Moon!

FRIDAY 19TH DECEMBER
The House Party Project Part 2 @ Bridgwater Arts Centre

Live Music Event - House, neurofunk, acoustic

SATURDAY 20TH DECEMBER
Bristol Sounds Xmas Bash @ Basement 45

Bristol Sounds / Ambush And Recreo Album Launch

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

+ The Real Kings of Spain plus DJs'til late

SATURDAY 27TH DECEMBER
TUESDAY 30TH DECEMBER
Marie Lister @ The Canteen, Bristol

All the soul of great R'n'B

NEW YEARS EVE!
Mad Hatters Nye Party @ The Square Club

The Best Nye Party Bristol Has To Offer

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

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

Teen movie documentary, Q&A and after party

FRIDAY 30TH JANUARY
Authentiq 008 @ Timbuk2, Bristol

Authentiq Presents Kenny Ken + Many More!

SATURDAY 31ST JANUARY
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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