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Bristol's Funk And Soul Scene

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).

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The Be-bop Club
Gary Alesbrook - The Stories We Tell Ourselves
Trumpeter Gary plays music from his second CD
Mr Wolfs
Disco Panther w/support from Mr Fitz
Watch out sex kittens, word on the street is there's a new cat in town called Disco Panther
Kingsdown Vaults
The Harrisons Trio
Blues and Country Blues, R & B and soul originals and covering songs from the likes of The Eagles, Creedence Clearwater Revival &The Band
Lakota
Lakota Presents: The Fun House!
Boomtown Decor, Magicians, Jugglers, Fire Breathers and much more!
Kingsdown Vaults
Moody Will & Bros
Soul searching Country Folk
The Lanes
Sure Shot
Sure Shot is back at The Lanes in November!
The Hare on the Hill
Sounds About Right!... a vintage vinyl cornucopia
Sam of DJ Records spins vintage vinyl all night long
Crofters Rights
DONUTS
Hip-Hop, Funk, Soul and as always FREE DONUTS
Mr Wolfs
Gully + Evangline
Gully takes an Off the Wall Michael Jackson and delivers it it in a Bastille-esque britpop package.
LEFTBANK
JAM SESSION
Hosted by our very own LBJBs every Thursday!
The Loco Klub
Deviate Introduces: Ruben Cane
Funk Filled Live Band EP Launch Plus Late Night Clubnight
The Elmer's Arms
Monsoon Season 011
A night of global grooves, exploring the sounds of the eastern hemisphere.
Mr Wolfs
Mulvey's Medicine + The Fowlers / Yodelling Sheep
A great night of live Funk music guaranteed to get your stank face on
The Rising Sun - Windmill Hill
The Lewis Creaven Band
The UK's hardest working Blues Band! Bringing you electrifying Texas Blues, Funk, Rock and Psychedlia too!
Exchange
James Morton ft Pee Wee Ellis
James Morton returns to Bristol for a hometown show featuring the legendary Pee Wee Ellis.
The Attic Bar
Timbali Live / Swing & Bass Soundsystem
Under The Hill Presents another excellent night showcasing the best in new live music!
Friendly Records Bar
Slack Dads: Staying Up & Out
Music for the mature b-boy, retired raver & refined eclectic
Colston Hall Foyer
Journeys of Sound
A free night of improvised music at Colston Hall, hosted by vocalist and songwriter Priscilla Andersohn and her live band
The Love Inn
Tunnel Vision presents BRS Disco
Join us for our November edition of BRS Disco! These events normally sell out so dont sleep on it ...
Blue Mountain
We Are Family: The Disco Jam! [Bristol]
We Are Family: The Disco Jam! [Bristol]
El Rincon
Sophie Stockham & Ruth Hammond
Brilliant saxophone & keyboards duo
LEFTBANK
JAM SESSION
Hosted by our very own LBJBs every Thursday!
Liberty House
Samantha Lindo ‘Lips‘ Single Launch
Mesmerising vocals with full band weaving together soul, trip-hop and UK jazz to create a style that is not easily box-able.
Mr Wolfs
Hippo + Prudent Primate // Mr Fitz
A night of Bristol's best future experimental jazz.
Easton Community Centre
Fire in The Mountain Barn Dance
Fire in the Mountain festival presents a Winter Warmer Barn Dance, plus much more...
Crofters Rights
Drift Continental 008: TC & The Groove Family
Tim Cook and his band infuse Latin Grooves, Afrobeat and Hip Hop into a unbeatable concoction
The Marble Factory
Quantic + support
The music of Quantic crosses borders and embraces his own love of travel, bridging gaps across cultures and genres.
Crofters Rights
Community Disc-O's Presents // #3
Disco music and beyond with Admin, Simba & David J Bull
The Lanes
BLG Promotions Presents: Dat Brass
Brass licks, scratch flicks, rap spits & hat hits.
Glitchbristol Info
ISOLDE: 'Elements' EP Launch Party
Singer-songwriter/producer, ISOLDE, releases 2nd EP + support from Claire Northey.
The Attic Bar
The Inexplicables // Binbag Wisdom // Octo Pi & Tr
Some of Bristol's finest gather to celebrate the launch of The Inexplicables brand new 'Audio Eyes' EP!!
Jam Jar
Dizraeli - The Unmaster - Intimate Live Show
“Genuinely special - an outright spectacle” UKHH.com
Cosies
Hi Life Hi Fi w/Ru Robinson & Beau Selecta
Boot stompin' music from across Africa!
El Rincon
Michaela Fedeczko
top-notch Bristol vocalist and her soul, jazz & pop duo
LEFTBANK
JAM SESSION
Hosted by our very own LBJBs every Thursday!
Mr Wolfs
Karyo + CVC / Revrt
A night of alt hip hop/ ska and psychedelic funk
The Lanes
Motorcity - Motown, Soul, Funk, Disco, Rock n Roll
Motorcity is BACK at The Lanes for another packed out night of dancing to them classic Motown, Soul, Funk, Disco & Roc
Circomedia
Mesadorm + Murmuration Choir
Mesadorm return to Bristol to raise the house with the 68 voices in the name of Climate Justice.
LEFTBANK
JAM SESSION
Hosted by our very own LBJBs every Thursday!
LEFTBANK
JAM SESSION
Hosted by our very own LBJBs every Thursday!
The Lanes
Disco Stu's Jungle Boogie & Motorcity NYE at The L
Ring in 2020 with the best in Disco, Funk, Soul and all your favourite classic bangers all night.
Steam
Steam's New Year's Eve: ABBA live performance
Steam's New Year's Eve Presents: Abba Disco with a live performance from The ABBAholics
The Radnor Rooms
NYE - The Blind Tiger Party
1920s prohibition party featuring pop up casino, live music, cocktails, canapés and DJs.
The Gallimaufry
Feel Flows / Galli NYE
w/ Manami & Neathway + Marlon Clark + Kiia
The Cloak & Dagger
Lewis Creaven Band
Lewis Creaven Band resident set, 1st Friday of every month
The Cloak & Dagger
Lewis Creaven Band
Lewis Creaven Band resident set, 1st Friday of every month
Fiddlers
Worm Disco Club present: Joe Armon-Jones
Jazz keys man of the moment, Joe Armon-Jones makes his return to Bristol
The Cloak & Dagger
Lewis Creaven Band
Lewis Creaven Band resident set, 1st Friday of every month
Bristol Folk House
Tricia Boutté - Gumbo Europa
New Orleans singer Tricia Boutte with a stellar UK band performing jazz, blues and gospel
O2 Academy
Roachford
O2 Academy Bristol
The Cloak & Dagger
Lewis Creaven Band
Lewis Creaven Band resident set, 1st Friday of every month
The Cloak & Dagger
Lewis Creaven Band
Lewis Creaven Band resident set, 1st Friday of every month
The Mint Rooms , Bath
BATH SOUL SOCIAL The Launch Party Roof Top Terrace
Day to Evening Event / Stunning Exclusive Champagne Roof Top Terrace / 70s 80s 90s Soul / 2pm -11pm /Award Winning All Day Food
O2 Academy
WAR
O2 Academy Bristol
The Radnor Rooms
TERRACE SOUL ALL DAYER
Soultrain Revival present in a stunning ROOF TOP TERRACE THE 2020 SUMMER SOUL ALL DAYER with Soultrain DJ's