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Live Music

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




2 October


JO SWAN & THE HOUNDS OF LOUNGE / 8pm

Louche diva Jo Swan has her own way with classic jazz and blues songs and with her trusty hounds of lounge, Ruth Hammond (organ and backing vocals) Nick Pullin (guitar) and Matt Jones (drums) they are equally unafraid to venture into the darker corners of cabaret as well as mash up the cheese counter of pop. Jo and Nick’s long term musical partnership dates back to the 90s and in 2002 their art-rock band Ilya was signed to Virgin Records. Alongside their original music there have always been projects like this that allow the pair to indulge in distinctive twists to some of their favourite songs that span the last 75 years. Jo Swan And The Hounds Of Lounge are Bristol’s cream of the crop and with Jo’s stunning, soulful voice, Nick’s unique guitar style, Ruth’s exceptional keyboard playing and Matt’s groovy and innovative drumming you can expect the unexpected from this very distinctive quartet.

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9 October


ANT NOEL & THE PEABODY DRAKES / 8pm

Jersey born singer-songwriter and multi instrumentalist leads this trio, full of the textures of European folk, Weimar cabaret, Cotton County country and roots-infused rock.

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16 October


ANDY HAGUE'S DOUBLE STANDARDS / 8pm

BS3 resident Andy is one of Bristol’s best known jazz trumpeters, who has toured nationally and played for radio, film, tv and theatre productions. This new project finds him playing some less often performed jazz standards plus a little latin and funk thrown in. He’s joined by three of the very best players on the Bristol scene, George Cooper – piano, Chris Jones – bass and Andy Tween – drums.
 

Cross My Palm is a straight-ahead jazz album that bristles with energy, fun and great grooves—and swings like a very swinging thing too – Bruce Lindsay, All About Jazz.

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23 October


BOUDICA BOOGALOO / 8pm

3 sweet old gals, 3 dirty harmonies, 3 stomping strings and a hell of a good old-time good time!
Brand new project from Nuala Honan (guitar), Glowglobes' Laura Pocket (double bass) and Claire Northey (violin)

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30 October


EYEBROW / 8pm

Paul Wigens (drums, percussion, electronics) / Pete Judge (trumpet, electronics)

Eyebrow is a trumpet and drums duo based in Bristol, UK, formed in 2009. Its music evolves out of improvisations which are reassembled into structured pieces with an unexpectedly cinematic sweep, like journeys through slowly-changing landscapes.

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6 November


RUTH ROYALL / 8pm

Svelte-voiced singer Ruth Royall has an old-school jazz wisdom at the heart of her songwriting and a soulfulness inspired by the likes of Etta, Billie and Nina  in her performance, whether fronting her 7-piece band or in more intimate trio settings.

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13 November


DIPPER MALKIN / 8pm

This inspiring duo is the meeting place for new ideas to meld with traditional song and dance tunes, the result being beautifully honed new works, breaking new ground yet routed within the tradition.

'Moving and thrilling. There aren't many who can sculpt music and song in this way…" - Verity Sharp, Late Junction, BBC Radio 3

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20 November


CAZAL 2 / 8pm

Stripped down acoustic folk and blues from Kesty Morrison and Sam Garrard.

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27 November


SEAN SNOOK / 8pm

Harmony laden, melancholic, Country tinged Pop and Soul.

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27 November


KIT HAWES & AARON CATLOW / 8pm

Best known as the virtuoso guitar and fiddle players from the band Sheelanagig, Kit and Aaron have a combined 30 years of live touring with many acts under their belt such as the Carnyvillans, Elephant Talk, Mad Dog McCrea to name a few. They have played many traditional styles from across the British Isles and beyond, but what unites them is a passion for folk music.

They draw on their many influences to create unique arrangements of traditional music, as well as their own compositions. The live show is a musical journey through Europe, America and beyond; combining dazzling playing with a fine

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