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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 Canteen
Brook Tate
Brook Tate Solo - Folk/Soul
The Attic Bar
Afro Cluster
A colossal sound and an explosive live show!
The city's funkiest Jam Session...
Crofters Rights
PARADISCO celebrate 5 years of disco service
Jam Jar
Scruffy Presents: Unknown Era
We're buzzing to announce the long awaited return of Unknown Era to Bristol!
The Beatles Dub Club
A night dedicated to the Fab Four like no other!
The Cloak and Dagger
Jonah Hitchens Trio Live
A take on some of the best songs in funk and soul
Basement 45
Code of the Street
After a well deserved break one of Bristol longest running nights Code of the Streets is back 11/4/20 @ Basement 45
Colston Hall Foyer
Journeys of Sound #3: Multiplicity
A free night of music hosted by vocalist and songwriter Priscilla Andersohn and her live band
The city's funkiest Jam Session...
Crofters Rights
Stay Put w/ Yadava and D&G
Stay Put return for another party at Crofters Rights, this time inviting Yadava and D&G to join them!
Just Friends / Graduating Life
Pop/funk/punk/emo all at once
The city's funkiest Jam Session...
The Cloak & Dagger
Lewis Creaven Band
Lewis Creaven Band resident set, 1st Friday of every month
The Loco Klub
Hidden | Optimo All Night Long | Day & Night Event
What better date for dancing than the only Friday bank holiday of the year? Join us for day & night time music to start the summer right.
The Attic Bar
The Full Moon & Attic Bar Yard Party 2020
A massive two day party in the Courtyard!
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.
Roberto Fonseca
melange presents Roberto Fonseca
To The Moon
Don't Test & Friends
Our 7th instalment of Carnival!
The Attic Bar
Stokes Croft Block Party: One Ticket, 13 Venues, 1
Join us as we kickstart the summer with a huge Bristol block party!
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
O2 Academy Bristol
Radnor Rooms
Terrace Soul Roof Top Terrace All Dayer
Pre Order Food Vouchers Only valid when used in conjunction with wristband purchased for general admission
Crofters Rights
A live performance of the iconic album by Bristol’s finest Talking Heads tribute
The Amphitheatre
Nile Rodgers & CHIC
Colston Hall Presents at The Amphitheatre, Bristol Harbourside
The Amphitheatre
Nile Rodgers & CHIC - SOLD OUT
Colston Hall Presents at The Amphitheatre, Bristol Harbourside
Oxwick Farm
Inglefest 2020
Bristol's secret music fest
Frenchay Village Hall
Luke Jackson + Pearl Fish
Luke Jackson headlines Downend Folk Club's July concert.
The Radnor Rooms
Soultrain Revival present in a stunning ROOF TOP TERRACE THE 2020 SUMMER SOUL ALL DAYER with Soultrain DJ's
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)
Jam Jar
Melt Yourself Down
Colston Hall Presents at The Jam Jar
The Trinity Centre
Gary Bartz + Maisha
Iconic American jazz saxophonist Gary Bartz with the UK’s leading spiritual jazz outfit, Maisha
Jam Jar
POSTPONED Tropical Pressure Festival Launch Party
With Pat Kalla & Le Super Mojo support from Soma Soma & the finest TP DJs
The Old Market Assembly
POSTPONED! Chai Wallahs Presents: Amy True
Chai Wallahs and Assembly Nights Present: Amy True
The Old Market Assembly
POSTPONED! Chai Wallahs Presents: Afla Sackey
Chai Wallahs Presents: Afla Sackey & Afrik Bawantu