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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 Lanes
The Motorcity Funk and Soul Courtyard Party
Beer is back on & DJ sets in full swing with The Lanes opening up courtyard sessions throughout April and May!
The Lanes
Boca 45 - The Lanes Courtyard
Boca 45 plays live in The Lanes' Courtyard
The Lanes
Department S Club Night | Alfresco Grooves!!
A toe tapping, soul, funk, indie, rock and roll sit down event
Jam Jar
Daddy G & Queen Bee at The Jam Jar
Legendary Bristol DJs at The Jam Jar
The Cloak and Dagger
The Undercover Ensemble at The Cloak and Dagger
5-piece Bristol based group bringing you smooth, soulful classics as well as fresh, funk-filled anthems
Mr Wolfs
Mr Wolfs Post Lockdown Weekends w/ DJ Alfie
Seated events featuring Mr Wolfs resident DJs
Mr Wolfs
Mr Wolfs Post Lockdown Weekends w/ DJ Stepdad
Seated events featuring Mr Wolfs resident DJs
Strange Brew
WDC & EB Present: Dele Sosimi
First ever live gig at Bristol's hottest new music venue - Strange Brew!!
The Cloak and Dagger
Quixøtic at The Cloak and Dagger
Bristol-based four-piece Quixøtic reimagine classic tunes in a new soulful way.
Jam Jar
The Jam Jar Presents: Me and My Friends
Live tropical Folk music at The Jam Jar.
The Cloak and Dagger
Soul Strutters at The Cloak and Dagger
The Soul Strutters love nothing more than performing specially handpicked songs from the golden era of Funk, Soul, Disco and Rare Groove
Mr Wolfs
Mr Wolfs Post Lockdown Weekends w/ Mr Fitz
Seated events featuring Mr Wolfs resident DJs
Jam Jar
The Jam Jar Presents: Me and My Friends
Live tropical Folk music at The Jam Jar.
The Cloak and Dagger
Luke Philbrick & The Solid Gone Skiffle Invasion
Roots rock and skiffle music with touches of gypsy tinged psychedelia
Mr Wolfs
Mr Wolfs Post Lockdown Weekends w/ Chef De Party
Seated events featuring Mr Wolfs resident DJs
The Cloak and Dagger
Brook Tate at The Cloak and Dagger
Brook produces sounds and tells stories that are unique, memorable and overall feel-good
Mr Wolfs
Mr Wolfs Post Lockdown Weekends w/ Rockit Science
Seated events featuring Mr Wolfs resident DJs
Mr Wolfs
Mr Wolfs Post Lockdown Weekends w/ Asian Hawk
Seated events featuring Mr Wolfs resident DJs
Mr Wolfs
Mr Wolfs Post Lockdown Weekends w/ Big Hen
Seated events featuring Mr Wolfs resident DJs
Mr Wolfs
Mr Wolfs Post Lockdown Weekends w/ Nino
Seated events featuring Mr Wolfs resident DJs
Mr Wolfs
Mr Wolfs Post Lockdown Weekends w/ Tom Riley
Seated events featuring Mr Wolfs resident DJs
Jam Jar
At The Jam Jar with Asbo Disco & Friends
Taking over for the weekend in The Jam Jar’s new space, here comes the ASBO Disco!
Mr Wolfs
Mr Wolfs Post Lockdown Weekends w/ Yodelling Sheep
Seated events featuring Mr Wolfs resident DJs
Strange Brew
WDC Presents: Emma-Jean Thackray
Two showings with one of the UK's stand out 'jazz' artists of 2020.
Mr Wolfs
Luna Lake + Hum Fuzz
Sensitive soul song writing, deep grooves and whirlwind effects. For lovers of Yellow Days, Whitney &Tame impala,
Mr Wolfs
The 45s - Celebrating 20 years of Mr Wolfs
Legendary well dressed men perform killer covers of classic soul and rock'n'roll cuts.
The Old Crown Courts
Boogielands • The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe
The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe themed club event in the Victorian Court House and Prison Cells (Bristol)
Crofters Rights
Brown Excellence + Friends
A fusion of genres like bristol has never seen before
The Grain Barge
IT: Chrissie Huntley, Jack King & Amber Dee
The great return of live music aboard the Grain Barge!
Mr Wolfs
Horning Glory
New Orleans brass funk outfit
Strange Brew
Worm Gigs: Hollie Cook
An Intimate Show With This Tropical Pop Queen.
Jam Jar
Seas Of Mirth & Ushti Baba + PsychoAcoustic Goat
Bristol big banger double headliner! Get immersed in some downright wonky delights and some sub aquatic sensory fun.
Mr Wolfs
Year Of The Dog
Full capacity standing show
Exchange
Right In Front Of You Presents: Sunder 2021
Right In Front Of You Presents Sunder Festival. All day at Exchange, Bristol
The Grand Pier Weston Super Mare
SOULTRAIN UK BANK HOLIDAY
Soultrain UK are back with a Soul Weekender August Bank Holiday 2021 on The Grand Pier - AWARD WINNING- KENNY THOMAS - ELEAZAR KING- \_
The Loco Klub
Hidden | Optimo All Night Long
What better date for dancing than a bank holiday! Join us for day & night time music to start the summer right.