Tobacco Factory

Live Music

Every Sunday we showcase some of the regions finest musicians from 8pm.





30 November


NAMVULA / 8pm
Fusing the folk and urban traditions of her Zambian homeland and her Scottish roots with London’s eclectic music scene, Namvula blends African sounds and rhythms with Latin, jazz and folk into uplifting and emotive songs. Crossing boundaries with a refreshing honesty and evocative lyricism, Namvula’s music transports listeners into different worlds, whilst staying firmly rooted in African soil.

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7 December


THE RUMBLESTRUTTERS / 8pm
The Rumblestrutters bring you feel-good blues, jazz and ragtime of the Prohibition era. The band’s vivid evocations of the music of the 1920s and ‘30s has earned them a reputation as one of the most authentic and popular roots bands around, with highlights including stellar performances at Birmingham International Jazz Festival and Gloucester Blues Festival. Songs of bootleg liquor, all-night parties and bacchanalia abound, tapped from a rich musical source. The Rumblestrutters bring you the authentic sounds of 1920s and '30s America!

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14 December


AFRO FLAMENCO TRIO / 8pm
A blend of West African kora music with southern Spain's flamenco, spiced up with original interpretations of the affair between the two. 

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21 December


THE SLIMLINE SHUFFLERS / 8pm

Henry Slim & Eric Arthur, members of established Bristol-based band Bucucrasu, decided they needed another project to keep their idle thumbs busy lest the devil make work for them. They also decided they needed one of those strange people who hit stuff with sticks & contacted Jai Widdowson-Jones. He was happy to oblige, and so the Slimline Shufflers were born. Expect some mean Rhythm & Blues, New Orleans Jazz and Blues Strollers.

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28 December


THE NINETREE STUMBLERS / 8pm

Separated from the source of their material by a Century and nearly 4000 miles, The Ninetree Stumblers live in Bristol, England and perform Old Time String Band music.

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4 January


JIM EVANS / 8pm

Jim Evans is a folk singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who, with a lyrical approach to the genre, draws in elements from a vast scope of roots music. He has firmly set up camp in a tradition of songwriters who discover, borrow and then take the genre to a new place, often vivid or surreal imagery with the British disposition at its centre.

His debut album, ‘On Seeds and Shoes’, was released in June 2014 on Little Paradise Records, and since then he has been touring extensively in the UK and Germany.

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