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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 Lantern
Osibisa Tribal Reunion
Energetic international fusion band reunite in The Lantern
The Old Market Assembly
Eva Lazarus
Her musical flavours span across genres from Reggae to DnB, Jungle to Hip Hop, Soul and beyond.
The Golden Lion
Camo Clave
Electro Tropical Cocktail Party!!
The Forge
Live Music | We are Leif
Great nu soul/jazz combo , awesome vocals and the brilliant Mark Whitlam on drums.
Basement 45
The PARTY
Come to PARTY, nothing but underground classics
TOMORROW
The Bristol Fringe
Alex Taylor
New Single Launch Night
The Old Market Assembly
Celestine
Celestine’s passion and diverse musical ability transcends across genres and audiences and fills a venue with sweet soulful sounds.
The Mothers Ruin
Soul Poppin'
Bringing you a little bit of everything you love from the good old days.
The Attic Bar
The Allergies & Andy Cooper
Live rap live from LA/Bristol!
Sun 28th/05/2017
Alma Tavern & Theatre
Groovelator
Bold funk and blues-infused jazz from Bristol trio
The Tobacco Factory
Megs Emrys
Soulful singer song-writer w/band
LEFTBANK
Allen, Henderson & Magee | Organ Trio
Sunday Funday with some of the best.
Gravity Nightclub
Summer Soul with Soultrain Bank Holiday
Bristol's award winning Soultrain Voted The Top Soul Club Night outside of London.
Tue 30th/05/2017
The Gallimaufry
Her's
Like the soundtrack to some oddball American stoner comedy...
Nova
A Nova Open Mic
A Nova Tuesday, A Nova Open Mic
Wed 31st/05/2017
The Gallimaufry
Waldo's Gift
with Doug Cave Trio
Thu 1st/06/2017
The Lanes
More Than's Summer Soirée w/ Detroit Swindle &Fouk
We're bringing the kings of funk-infused house jams to Bristol for a summer party
Colston Hall
Orchestre PolyRythmo (in The Lantern)
Funk and soul meets traditional Beninese music, Afrobeat and high-life
No.1 Harbourside
Ruth Royall
With this stripped back duo you won’t miss an inch of her presence and richness, it’s your Thursday night sorted, natch.
LEFTBANK
Leftbank Jam Band
Weekly Open Jam hosted by the LBJBs.
The Canteen
Snazzback
Snazzback deliver groove-driven jazz, funk and Latin numbers with all the pizazz that goes with being snazz.
The Golden Lion
Jazz Night
with Milbone & Co.
The Gallimaufry
Backbeat feat. Tukaani Quartet
Mike Deniran presents forward thinking funk and soul
Fri 2nd/06/2017
The Golden Lion
Crinkle Cuts / The Sneak Eazies
Bouncin' Funky Party Ska - Festival Warm Up!!!
Mr Wolfs
Captain Accident & the Disasters + support
Captain Accident & the Disasters + Ansum and de Vibes
The Canteen
Tonto Malembe
Of all the Afro Venezuelan/Psychedelic/Funk combos you will see this month Tonto Malembe will surely be the finest.
The Lanes
Motorcity - Motown Soul Funk Disco Rock 'n' Roll!
Motorcity - Motown Soul Funk Disco Rock 'n' Roll!
The Gallimaufry
Children of the Sun
Dusty hip hop, mellow jazz, world rhythms, electronic soul & lo-fi house
Sat 3rd/06/2017
Lakota
Cubana's 3rd & Lakota's 25th Birthday's!
Gentleman's Dub Club & loads more
St. Werburghs City Farm
St Werburghs Farm Summer Fair 2017
Live music, local food, market stalls and creative activities in an urban oasis
No.1 Harbourside
Tonto Malembe
Of all the Afro Venezuelan/Psychedelic/Funk combos you will see this month Tonto Malembe will surely be the finest
Sun 4th/06/2017
The Cube
The Songs of Brian Eno
A live audiovisual performance of pre-ambient Eno songs
LEFTBANK
Allen, Henderson & Magee | Organ Trio
Sunday Funday with some of the best.
Tue 6th/06/2017
Nova
A Nova Open Mic
A Nova Tuesday, A Nova Open Mic
Wed 7th/06/2017
The Gallimaufry
Waldo's Gift Trio
Hip-hop, Math, Jazz, Groove & Electronica
Thu 8th/06/2017
The Gallimaufry
Backbeat feat. Elemetric
Mike Deniran presents forward thinking funk and soul
Fri 9th/06/2017
The Jam Jar
Jam Packed Presents: Hempolics & Mount Nakara
Jam Packed with Hempolics & Mount Nakara
The Gallimaufry
Children of the Sun
Dusty hip hop, mellow jazz, world rhythms, electronic soul & lo-fi house
The Lanes
Enchantment Under The Sea - Back to the Future Par
It's 1955 and you're all invited to Hill Valley High School Dance "Enchantment Under The Sea".
Sat 10th/06/2017
The Steam Crane
Horning Glory
The maddest, baddest, illest, brassiest band in Bristol play at The Steam Crane!
Hy Brasil Music Club
The Underscore Orkestra
Balkan Klezmer Gypsy Jazz Swing and Belly Dance both original and traditional. Syncopated Rhythms and original dance vignettes. Guaranteed t
Sun 11th/06/2017
Tue 13th/06/2017
Nova
A Nova Open Mic
A Nova Tuesday, A Nova Open Mic
Wed 14th/06/2017
The Gallimaufry
Waldo's Gift: Reworks - Radiohead
Hip-hop, Math, Jazz, Groove & Electronica
Mr Wolfs
Open Mic / Gin Jam
An Open Mic involving ginning and jamming
Thu 15th/06/2017
No.1 Harbourside
Samantha Lindo
Up-and-coming Bristol artist Samantha Lindo lays together a fusion of soul, folk, trip hop, tribal percussion and harmony.
The Gallimaufry
Backbeat's house band
Mike Deniran presents forward thinking funk and soul
Fri 16th/06/2017
The Gallimaufry
Children of the Sun
Dusty hip hop, mellow jazz, world rhythms, electronic soul & lo-fi house
No.1 Harbourside
Selby & The Dhama Blitz
Selby and the Dharma Blitz is an alternative, hip hop, funk project that merges arresting lyricism with a unique musical direction.
The Mothers Ruin
Jack Rabbit Slim's
(Rock'n'Roll, Funk, Soul)
Sun 18th/06/2017
Tue 20th/06/2017
Nova
A Nova Open Mic
A Nova Tuesday, A Nova Open Mic
Wed 21st/06/2017
The Gallimaufry
Waldo's Gift: Open Collaboration
Hip-hop, Math, Jazz, Groove & Electronica
Thu 22nd/06/2017
The Gallimaufry
Backbeat: Tribute to the RH Factor
Mike Deniran presents forward thinking funk and soul
Fri 23rd/06/2017
The Canteen
Celestine
She’s Bristol’s Queen of Soul, with royal claims for Gospel, Jazz and the Blues, too.
The Gallimaufry
Children of the Sun
Dusty hip hop, mellow jazz, world rhythms, electronic soul & lo-fi house
Sat 24th/06/2017
The Mothers Ruin
Soul Poppin'
Bringing you a little bit of everything you love from the good old days.
Ashton Gate Stadium
Bristol Summer Ball
Bristol Summer Ball - a fun filled evening raising funds for St Peters Hospice Cancer Charity
Sun 25th/06/2017
Tue 27th/06/2017
Nova
A Nova Open Mic
A Nova Tuesday, A Nova Open Mic
The Canteen
Ben Jordan
Smoky-voiced busker with a sackful of soulful country tunes and a deftly jazzy acoustic guitar
Wed 28th/06/2017
The Gallimaufry
Waldo's Gift feat. Will Scott-Hartley
Hip-hop, Math, Jazz, Groove & Electronica
Thu 29th/06/2017
The Gallimaufry
Backbeat: Jam Night
Mike Deniran presents forward thinking funk and soul
Fri 30th/06/2017
The Gallimaufry
Children of the Sun
Dusty hip hop, mellow jazz, world rhythms, electronic soul & lo-fi house
Tue 4th/07/2017
Colston Hall
Lee Fields & The Expressions
Raucous-yet-tender soul music from legendary singer
Nova
A Nova Open Mic
A Nova Tuesday, A Nova Open Mic
Wed 5th/07/2017
The Fleece
The Soul Rebels plus Special Guests
Your summer is about to get a whole lot better as one of the planet’s greatest brass bands, New Orleans’ 8 piece group, The Soul Rebels brin
Fri 7th/07/2017
Mr Wolfs
Galactic Funk Militia
come down to see Galactic Funk Militia
Sat 8th/07/2017
Mr Wolfs
IT presents // NO HOT ASHES, FAMILY JOOLS & DELLAVEGA
“Banging, progressive, future-psych tinged funk"
Tue 11th/07/2017
Nova
A Nova Open Mic
A Nova Tuesday, A Nova Open Mic
Tue 18th/07/2017
Nova
A Nova Open Mic
A Nova Tuesday, A Nova Open Mic
Tue 25th/07/2017
Nova
A Nova Open Mic
A Nova Tuesday, A Nova Open Mic
Mon 31st/07/2017
The Fleece
Too Many Zooz
At the 2016 CMA Awards one sound burst from the stage like a thunderquake. Beyoncé performed “Daddy Lessons” accompanied by Dixie Chicks an
Mon 18th/09/2017
Thekla
Jake Isaac
Jake Isaac headlines Thekla
The Lantern
Danny & The Champions of The World
Prolific alt-country folk-rock masters play The Lantern
Tue 26th/09/2017
Thu 28th/09/2017
Thekla
Tom Grennan
Tom Grennan headlines Thekla