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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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Lakota
JFS Presents: Living the Highlife with Baraka and
Come and party with Bristol JazzFunkSoul Society on the 22nd of October as we bring you an evening of afro-fusion, soca and funk!
Jam Jar
Thursdays at The Jam Jar
Unique space, DJs, delicious beverages.
Jam Jar
At The Jam Jar with Queen Bee & Mr. Benn
Bee & Benn mash it up with Afrobeat, Reggae, Disco, Dancehall, Funk & Soul.
Bridewell Beer Garden
Bridewell Beer Garden: Friday 23rd October
Bristol City Centre, Socially Distanced Table Service Beer Garden
Mr Wolfs
Friday night at Mr Wolfs
Tables at Mr Wolfs in the main room and up on the roof terrace.
No. 51s
Friday Night at 51s
Tables available in our newly refurbished bar area, with DJ.
Bridewell Beer Garden
Bridewell Beer Garden: OKTOBERFEST
Bristol City Centre, Socially Distanced Table Service Beer Garden!
No. 51s
Saturday Night at 51s
Tables available in our newly refurbished bar area, with DJ.
Mr Wolfs
Saturday night at Mr Wolfs
Tables at Mr Wolfs in the main room and up on the roof terrace.
The Crafty Cow
Alex Taylor at The Crafty Cow, Bristol
Alex Taylor is “a genius with a loop pedal… and his voice is stunning” – Metro
Bridewell Beer Garden
Bridewell Beer Garden: Sunday 25th October
Bristol City Centre, Socially Distanced Table Service Beer Garden!
Mr Wolfs
JFS Presents: Live Open Jam
Live open jam at Mr Wolfs, hosted by JazzFunkSoul Bristol
Basement 45
Birdbox
Nu Jazz and Funk reimagined in the bar of Basement 45
Jam Jar
Thursdays at The Jam Jar
DJs, Good vibes in our unique space.
Jam Jar
At The Jam Jar with DJ Dad + Charlie Frame
With a selection of hip hop, dancehall, garage, afrobeat and nice vibes
Mr Wolfs
Friday night at Mr Wolfs
Tables at Mr Wolfs in the main room and up on the roof terrace.
Bridewell Beer Garden
Bridewell Beer Garden: Friday 30th October
Bristol City Centre, Socially Distanced Table Service Beer Garden
No. 51s
Friday Night at 51s
Tables available in our newly refurbished bar area, with DJ.
The Old Market Assembly
POSTPONED! 14:00 Halloween Baila La Cumbia
Baila La Cumbia Lockdown Lineup ft. Juan Carlos with pizza & drink on arrival!
The Old Market Assembly
POSTPONED! 18:30 Halloween Baila La Cumbia
Baila La Cumbia Lockdown Lineup ft. Juan Carlos with two course menu pizza & cocktail on arrival!
Jam Jar
At The Jam Jar with DJ Dad + DJ Lexxi
With a selection of hip hop, dancehall, garage, afrobeat and nice vibes
Bridewell Beer Garden
Bridewell Halloween • HORROR GARDEN & SCARE SHOW
Bristol City Centre, Socially Distanced Table Service Beer Garden!
Bridewell Beer Garden
Bridewell Beer Garden: Sunday 1st November
Bristol City Centre, Socially Distanced Table Service Beer Garden!
The Lanes
Nova Funk at The Lanes
Come on down to the Lanes for an evening of sublime music hosted by Nova Funk music.
Mr Wolfs
Chicken Picnic
Live Funk and Soul at Mr Wolfs with Chicken Picnic
Strange Brew
WDC & EB Present: Dele Sosimi
First ever live gig at Bristol's new legendary music venue - Strange Brew!!
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
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.
Jam Jar
Melt Yourself Down
Colston Hall Presents at The Jam Jar
Jam Jar
Athletic Progression
Chunky Jazz Hip Hop from Denmark
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.
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)