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
Soul, RnB, Pop, Hip Hop
The Imprints Duo
2 Floors of Strictly Vinyl
Bristol Sounds / Ambush And Recreo Album Launch
Join us for the Department S Xmas Party
100% phonographic funk
'Crooked Christmas Party'
A trio of electro bands. Pop, funk, goth and more
The Groove Den
+ The Real Kings of Spain plus DJs'til late
Hip Hop and Breakbeat Xmas Mix
Scene with a groove (Disco, funk edits to house)
Northern Soul original 7" vinyl
Are You Ready To Storm Through The Party Like
funky party time
Funk and jazz
100% phonographic funk
All the soul of great R'n'B
80's fancy dress drink free
The Best Nye Party Bristol Has To Offer
Let's do the evolution!
+ Afro Cluster, Bunjy & Joe Peng, Dutty Inspector
+ The Montgomerys
World Government Live at the Prince of Wales
Sip the Juice & Rockit Science
Slamboree Soundsystem // Dutty Moonshine // Howla
Rock & Roll Circus Last year's New Years party at
Presented by Soulworks, Set It Out, Rough Draft
Funky Ass Sounds For Only 5 Pounds. Nye Style.
Nye Wide Eyes Spectacular!
Bedmo Disco's Monthly Boogie @ The Big Chill
Funk, Soul, Jazz and Boogaloo
A jazz jam workshop session from this award-winni
Teen movie documentary, Q&A and after party
Funk and Soul arrangements of classic R'n'B
Bbc 6 Music Approved Funk
Acoustic Dance Music
Authentiq Presents Kenny Ken + Many More!
Folk, Flamenco and Country with Soul
British Americana from The Rosellys (full Band)
Bristol Music competitions for Teens - TeenStar