Tobacco Factory

Live Music

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




11 December


FLAMENCO LOCO / 8pm

All it takes to lift Flamenco music from the tourist-trap clichés is to find someone who can really do it, and Falmenco Loco really can. You might not think to look north of Hadrian’s Wall, mind you, but guitarist Cuffy long ago left his Glaswegian home to seek out the soul of Andalucia and years of application and inspiration have made him one of the finest flamenco guitarists hereabouts. Asturian guitarist, singer and percussionist Jaime Cantera (aka Jimi Can), on the other hand, brought his Spanish heritage to Bristol where he has become part of numerous bands ranging from flamenco-rumba to reggae. As Flamenco Loco the two musicians bring together guest singers and dancers to offer the full range of musical drama that makes proper flamenco such a thrilling experience.

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18 December


RAILWAY SLEEPERS / 8pm

The Railway Sleepers are a fast paced outfit of ragtags and second generation academics. Sounds similar to how you might expect punk, pickled swing, klezmer, gypsy, Balkan and spew blues to sound.

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8 January


LEO JAMES / 8pm

Leo’s music has been described as soulful mix of no nonsense honest song writing, warm husky vocals, intricate finger style and shimmering lap steel guitar work. Drawing influence from past and present folk, blues and country musicians from both sides of the Atlantic, as well as artists from other genres. Leo has followed his passion for acoustic roots music, lap steel, ragtime and folk guitar, and has received tutelage from notable players such as Phillip Henry, Woody Mann and Indian slide guitar maestro Debashish Bhattacharya.

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15 January


CAZUELA / 8pm

Latin Rumba and Spanish folk.

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22 January


ALUN & LU / 8pm

Alun & Lu are two musicians with a penchant for everything soul, jazz and r&b. Their repertoire covers a vast and diverse spectrum; from the hip hop imbued neo-soul creations of D'angelo and Lauren Hill to the tender love anthems of Al Green and Teddy Pendergrass.

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29 January


LEWIS CREAVEN / 8pm

Some say Lewis was born with a guitar in his hand. He knows his guitar inside out; man and guitar are almost inseparable. His music echoes Paul Simon, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Irish luminaries Andy Irvine and Paul Brady, and is also shaped by the many fantastic musicians Lewis has met on his travels. Well know for his bombastic blues-rock trio, this acoustic side to Lewis' repertoire really shows how versatile he is.

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