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Funk, Soul and Motown in Bristol

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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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Mr Wolfs
PHATBristol presents: Crotch Club night
An all inclusive club night with the queer and fem communities at heart
AUGUST EP Launch : Got Those Strings
AUGUST is truly a breath of fresh air and one to watch in 2021!
Mr Wolfs
Stone Jets + Long Tonic
Feel good music wrapped in rhythmic soul
The Old Market Assembly
London Astrobeat Orchestra Perform Talking Heads
‘London Astrobeat Orchestra’ perform songs from the iconic Talking Heads’ ‘Stop Making Sense’ movie, live.
The Hen & Chicken
Michaela Fedeczko Album Launch
Bristol-born soulstress Michaela Fedeczko presents her debut album ‘Blue Embrace’
The Allergies
Making “funk and soul for the 21st century” (Craig Charles), The Allergies know how to bring the fun.
The Canteen
Brass Junkies
Dynamic and versatile 8-piece brass band performing New Orleans style jazz, pop and funk covers
Crofters Rights
Community Disc-O's Presents // #5
Admin, Mike Shawe (Hot Buttered Soul) & Frederika (Discs of Fun & Love) join for an intimate B2B
Mr Wolfs
Binbag Wisdom + Razzomo
A totally fresh take on live hip hop, Blending soulful nu-jazz sounds with witty yet heartfelt lyricism.
To The Moon
Soul. Funk. Disco. Boogie. Balearic Beats
Lost Horizon
The Bristol Soul Club
Welcome aboard the night train taking you on an uplifting journey filled with Funk, Soul, Disco and Motown classics.
Mr Wolfs
PHATBristol presents: Crotch Club night
An all inclusive club night with the queer and fem communities at heart
The Bristol Fringe
Freddie Lewis - Songs From A Lilac Underpass
Stripped back intimate music and poetry performance by Freddie Lewis - with support from jodie mellor.
A night hosted by BLK FXS.
Halloween Free Rave w/ Hammer (Feel My Bicep)
Belfast-born Hammer joins us for a night full of the finest House, Techno and Disco Hits
Elmer's Arms
Voodoo Workin' Halloween Spook-Tacular
Spooky, Moody & Sleazy Atmospheric Oddball sounds from the 1950s and 60s
The Attic Bar
The Full Moon & Attic Bar Halloween Party
Mad Apple Circus / Father Funk Church of love Halloween Special / Duvet Vous? Meets Boogie Truckers Uptown takeover
Beard and Sabre
Spellbound Halloween Party - live DJ set from Streets of Soul.
The Old Crown Courts
Boogielands: Halloween Horror Festival!
Boogielands is proud to present the Halloween Horror Festival!
The Old Crown Courts
Old Crown Courts: Halloween 2021
Join us this year for one of our last Halloween parties!
Crofters Rights
Richard The Fourth @ Crofters Rights
Richard The Fourth Full Band with James Humphrys
Lost Horizon
Afriquoi, Magugu, Ru Robinson
Join us down at Lost Horizon HQ for a party packed to the rafters with Global Music.
The Loco Klub
Bandista Presents - Launch Party
Bandista Presents - Launch Party - melvy., Miya the Sun, Dash Villz, RumDumplin, W/ Special Guest Eton Messy
No.1 Harbourside
Horning Glory
The Lanes
★ Motown, Soul, Funk, Disco & Rock 'n' Roll ★
Jam Jar
LowKey: Noya Rao + Alfresco Disco DJ's
Touring a new album of Synth-Drenched, Futuristic Soul
Mr Wolfs
The Bare Souls + Horning Glory
From sleazy blues, to sultry soul, to good old fashioned rock n' roll, with a heavy dose of funk thrown in to keep you moving
The Return of JoBoxers
AGMP presents the return of JoBoxers.
Worm Gigs: Steam Down + support
The enigmatic and energetic South London collective on their first ever UK tour.
Mr Wolfs
Pigeon Wigs + Support
Pigeon Wigs are a 6-piece rock ’n’ roll band newly sprung from Cardiff’s fertile soil
No.1 Harbourside
Eddie Martin Trio
High energy blues and funk from Eddie Martin Trio
Jam Jar
Mellowmatic live
Hip Hop, Funk, Soul Jazz and Dope Arse Beats
Crofters Rights
Late Night Funk Club: Live Funk Band + DJs
LNFC host The Good, The Bad & The Funk (live) + Streets of Soul DJs
The Canteen
Bristol Street Music
Soulful and laid-back hip-hop feels, with a potential to dive down into breakbeat and avant garde funk
Rough Trade Bristol
Presented by Damnatio Memoriae
Jam Jar
LowKey: Yakul + China Bowls + Nathan Worm
LowKey presents Brightonian Neo Soul head-turners - Yakul.
Mr Wolfs
James Humphrys + Support
Unique concoction of upbeat funk-filled dream pop with often surprisingly melancholic lyrics.
The Canteen
Unique brand of jazz and contemporary soul
Jam Jar
Konjo Sounds: TC & The Groove Family
Monstrous 10 piece band all the way from Leeds
The Canteen
Dirty Alex
Combining the sounds of live jazz musicians with the raw energy of talented rappers
No.1 Harbourside
Jon Amor Trio
A mutual love of blues and funk, delivering high-energy sets across the land
The Loco Klub
@TheHouseOfSavalon Presents: The Opulence Edition
Bristol's Anti-sceptic Queer Drag Cabaret & Party #FeelTheBurnAndLetYourselfBeHealed
Mr Wolfs
Full Tilt Collective + New Car Smell
Brass heavy, 11 person party-starters from London, playing an eclectic range of genres including funk, soul, rock, reggae, ska, hip hop and
The Lanes
Bring you the best in classic funk and hip hop!
The Trinity Centre
Abstract Orchestra Play MF Doom
A dark and brooding interpretation of the masked VILLAIN's finest work
Cloak and Dagger, The
Soul Strutters
The Soul Strutters is a collective who love preforming songs from the golden era of funk, soul, disco and groove.
Lost Horizon
The Scorpios plus Helele
Sudanese band fusing Arabic music, afrobeat and funk
No.1 Harbourside
Char B
A creative set of the best soul and R'n'B songs.
The Canteen
Marie Lister & Friends
This fabulous quartet share the deepest of roots in the Bristol music scene
Jam Jar
Worm Discs present: corto.alto
Finally! one of UK's most exciting nu-jazz acts play Bristol.
Wayne Snow
Wayne Snow at Exchange
Jam Jar
POSTPONED Seas Of Mirth & Ushti Baba + more
Bristol big banger double headliner! Get immersed in some downright wonky delights and some sub aquatic sensory fun.
Worm Gigs: Emma-Jean Thackray + support
One of the stand-out creators of new UK music finally hits Bristol.
Rough Trade Bristol
Brothers Moving
Catch Brothers Moving at their debut Bristol show
Jam Jar
Melt Yourself Down
Melt Yourself Down create “free-improv jazz as if it were hard-charging rock music” (Pitchfork).
Rough Trade Bristol
Medhane - Live at Rough Trade Bristol
Earl Sweatshirt approved storyteller Medhane is coming to Rough Trade Bristol, all the way from Brooklyn.
Tommy Guerrero
Tommy Guerrero at Exchange
Rough Trade Bristol
SPORTS: Get A Good Look World Tour
Presented by Gravy Train & BLG Promotions