Square_H_White R home recommended_events search_white ticket_shop trending_events
What's On In Bristol Buy Gig Tickets Trending Bristol Gigs Recommended Events in Bristol ADD EVENT
A funk and soul gig in Bristol
*

Funk, Soul and Motown in Bristol

— 81 upcoming gigs

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).
We're currently updating this content, expect up-to-date info soon.

Buy tickets for funk and soul events in Bristol

Trending Funk And Soul Gigs

All 81 funk and soul events are in the left-hand column.

More Photos of Funk, Soul and Motown in Bristol

A funk and soul band in Bristol 2017
Another Bristol funk and soul gig
Band playing at a funk and soul gig
A funk and soul gig in Bristol
TODAY
The Gallimaufry
The Lewis Creaven Band
Jazz, Funk, Psychedelia and Blues
TOMORROW
The Gallimaufry
Waldo's Gift feat. Alfie Grieve
Hip-hop, Math, Jazz, Groove & Electronica
Thu 28th/09/2017
Thekla
Tom Grennan
Tom Grennan headlines Thekla
The Grain Barge
Michaela Fedeckzo (debut single launch)
Soul and Pop vocalist's debut single launch
The Cube
Sonicatomic with Jouska & tbc
Italian sax led psych rockers with Leicester based post punkers.
LEFTBANK
Leftbank Jam Band
Weekly Jam Hosted by The LBJBs
The Gallimaufry
Backbeat: tribute to Bill Withers
Mike Deniran presents forward thinking funk and soul
Fri 29th/09/2017
Lakota
HighRise Bristol Opening Session!
HighRise Bristol Opening Session!
Colston Hall
YolanDa Brown
Genre-bending saxophonist fuses jazz, soul and reggae
The Attic Bar
Sparkz Angles Tour
Sparks Angles Tour at the Attic Bar
Mr Wolfs
The Surfin' Birds + X-Ray Cat Trio // Wo
Surf/Psyche/RocknRoll/Blues/Psychedelic
The Lanes
Tremor presents Father Funk's Church of Love
2017 has been a glorious year for the Church of Love...
No.1 Harbourside
Brass Junkies
Dynamic 8 piece Bristolian brass band inspired by the funky Mardi Gras sounds of the New Orleans street bands.
The Gallimaufry
Children of the Sun w/ Magic (Turbo Disco)
Dusty hip hop, mellow jazz, world rhythms, electronic soul & lo-fi house
Sat 30th/09/2017
Hamilton House
Coexistence Festival
A festival of good vibes, great music and positive manifestations !
Frenchay Unitarian Chapel, Beckspool Road, Frenchay, Bristol, BS16 1ND
Mark Stewart performs the songs of Elton
Mark Stewart, aka The Elton John Experience, performs the greatest hits of Elton John, on the baby grand piano at Frenchay Chapel.
Sun 1st/10/2017
The Gallimaufry
The Bristol Sessions
All-star live soul, R&B and Rare Groove
Wed 4th/10/2017
Thekla
SoulJam
Five Years of Funk Tour
The Mothers Ruin
NIGHT RIDE
ALTERNATIVE CLUB NIGHT IN THE DOWNSTAIRS DUNGEON OF THE MOTHER'S RUIN
The Gallimaufry
Waldo's Gift Trio
Hip-hop, Math, Jazz, Groove & Electronica
Thu 5th/10/2017
The Bell
Don't Test! 06
More To be announced
LEFTBANK
Leftbank Jam Band
Weekly Jam Hosted by The LBJBs
The Gallimaufry
Backbeat w/ Tukaani Quintet
Mike Deniran presents forward thinking funk and soul
Fri 6th/10/2017
Cafe Kino
Leisure Recs: Harvey Causon - Single Launch
An intimate performance from the stunning Harvey Causon.
Thekla
Mabel
Mabel headlines Thekla
The Chelsea Inn
Easton Chop Up feat. Area Boys
A night of DJ's playing music from and inspired by Africa.
The Old Market Assembly
Hejira
oulful, emotive, infectious afro funk rock pioneers, Hejira, are lighting up the London music scene.
No.1 Harbourside
Tiger Trail

6 piece neo-soul group channelling the likes of Erykah Badu and Hiatus Kaiyote to put on a female-fronted show.
The Canteen
Wasabi
Classic funk bass spiced up with a pinch of freshly ground jazz, a heaped teaspoon of psychedelic guitar and a huge bunch of...
The Lanes
Motorcity - Motown Soul Funk Disco Rock 'n' Roll!
Motorcity is BACK at The Lanes on Friday October 6th...
The Gallimaufry
Children of the Sun w/ James Vine (Waldo’s Gift)
Dusty hip hop, mellow jazz, world rhythms, electronic soul & lo-fi house
Sat 7th/10/2017
LEFTBANK
Little Thief
Little Thief are coming home to roost with an extended set at thier favorite Bristol drinking hole on Stokes Croft!!
The Attic Bar
Solo Banton Presents Vocal & Version
Vocal & Version presents Classic Wonder Veterans
The Lanes
DEPARTMENT S CLUB NIGHT with THE DELINQUENTS plus
Legendary Bristol club night with JTM...
Sun 8th/10/2017
The Gallimaufry
The Bristol Sessions
All-star live soul, R&B and Rare Groove
Tue 10th/10/2017
The Gallimaufry
George Glew
Big voice, big songs and big ambition
The Canteen
Ruth Royall
Svelte-voiced singer Ruth Royall has an old-school jazz wisdom at the heart of her songwriting
Wed 11th/10/2017
The Gallimaufry
Waldo's Gift Reworks: Hudson Mohawke
Hip-hop, Math, Jazz, Groove & Electronica
Thu 12th/10/2017
Thekla
Jordan Rakei
Jordan Rakei headlines Thekla
LEFTBANK
Leftbank Jam Band
Weekly Jam Hosted by The LBJBs
The Gallimaufry
Backbeat: ft. Annalise Lam
Mike Deniran presents forward thinking funk and soul
Fri 13th/10/2017
The Station
Mr Scruff
Mr. Scruff 6-hour DJ set
The Attic Bar
The Allergies & Andy Cooper
MC Andy Cooper and The Allergies dropping funk and hip-hop!
The Gallimaufry
Children of the Sun w/ Tim Price (Future Garden)
Dusty hip hop, mellow jazz, world rhythms, electronic soul & lo-fi house
Sat 14th/10/2017
Mr Wolfs
Yes Man Jelly Fish // DJ Aldo
Soulful House, Breaks, Electro, Garage, Drum & Bass.
To The Moon
Groove Allegiance
After their funktastic debut at To The Moon, Groove Allegiance are back for another party.
Sun 15th/10/2017
Cafe Kino
Quasar Sounds Presents
Don Juan EP Release Plus Support
The Gallimaufry
The Bristol Sessions / Horns Special
All-star live soul, R&B and Rare Groove
Tue 17th/10/2017
SWX
JP Cooper
JP Cooper headlines SWX
The Gallimaufry
Forth & Back
Golden Era Hip-Hop House Band
Wed 18th/10/2017
The Gallimaufry
Waldo's Gift: Open Collaboration
Hip-hop, Math, Jazz, Groove & Electronica
Thu 19th/10/2017
LEFTBANK
Leftbank Jam Band
Weekly Jam Hosted by The LBJBs
The Gallimaufry
Backbeat w/ Duval Project
Mike Deniran presents forward thinking funk and soul
Clwb Ifor Bach
Nubiyan Twist + Ilu Axé
Nubiyan Twist + Ilu Axé - Cardiff
Fri 20th/10/2017
The Fleece
Nubiyan Twist + Ilu Axé
Nubiyan Twist + Ilu Axé - Bristol
The Gallimaufry
Children of the Sun w/ Ere Wax
Dusty hip hop, mellow jazz, world rhythms, electronic soul & lo-fi house
Sat 21st/10/2017
The Fleece
Neville Staple Band
The Legendary Frontman, Neville Staple and His Band.
Sun 22nd/10/2017
The Gallimaufry
The Bristol Sessions
All-star live soul, R&B and Rare Groove
Wed 25th/10/2017
The Gallimaufry
Waldo's Gift w/ Andy Neil Hayes
Hip-hop, Math, Jazz, Groove & Electronica
Thu 26th/10/2017
The Gallimaufry
Backbeat: tribute to Jill Scott
Mike Deniran presents forward thinking funk and soul
Fri 27th/10/2017
St George's
Georgie Fame
A major star of jazz and rhythm and blues for more than half a century
The Gallimaufry
Children of the Sun w/ Danielle (Phonica/NTS)
Dusty hip hop, mellow jazz, world rhythms, electronic soul & lo-fi house
Sat 28th/10/2017
To The Moon
Halloween Bash
Halloween party time again!
Sun 29th/10/2017
The Gallimaufry
The Bristol Sessions feat. China Bowles
All-star live soul, R&B and Rare Groove
Tue 7th/11/2017
The Lantern
Nick Hakim
This Brooklyn blues inspired outfit weaves tender melodies and heartfelt soul
Fri 10th/11/2017
The Cube
Photay + support TBC
A deep dive into electronic ecology, synth-weilding bleep-shamans and soundgardeners
Mr Tea and the Minions
Mr Tea and the Minions
The Minions play their own unique take on high energy Balkan party music
Sat 11th/11/2017
The Kuumba Centre
Worm Disco Club present; The Heliocentrics
Legendary psych and genre hopping experimentalists.
Sun 12th/11/2017
Colston Hall
Soul Summit: Average White Band & Kokomo
Average White Band and Kokomo reignite the fire of their former years as touring partners for a show-stopping double bill
The Trinity Centre
Tank and the Bangas
Live and direct from New Orleans
Sat 18th/11/2017
LEFTBANK
Subsonic at Leftbank
Susbonic Presents: TWOGOOD
Colston Hall
Rhiannon Giddens
Singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and Grammy Award-winner Rhiannon Giddens has ‘a peerless and powerful voice’
Sat 2nd/12/2017
Fiddlers
Go, Go Children
Go, Go Children live in Bristol.
Fri 8th/12/2017
The Steam Crane
Horning Glory
The maddest, baddest, illest, brassiest motherfuckers you've ever heard!