Tobacco Factory

Live Music

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




28 August


SOPHIE STOCKHAM & RUTH HAMMOND / 8pm

This cracking duo brings together Sefrial’s  top saxophone player Sophie Stockham with the rich soul-jazz keyboards of Ruth Hammond (herself a fine saxophonist in Brass Junkies and others). Expect things to run from the cooly soulful to the smouldering grooves.

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4 September


CROW PUPPETS / 8pm

Crow Puppets are a Devon based female duo who perform homespun folk. They sing close harmonies and blend a hotchpotch of instruments, weaving mysterious imagery and tender lyrics. Both women have their own distinctive sound and working together has given rise to an exciting contrast of songwriting, which cultivates memories of forgotten landscapes and rugged terrain.

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10/11 September


FACTOBERFEST / Midday-8pm

Tobacco Factory and Bristol Beer Factory join forces once again to create a fantastic beer and live music festival with over 40 craft beers and ciders. 


 














18 September


BAMA MINE / 8pm

Bama Mine, hailing from Bristol, play a mix of classic jazz and filthy swing tunes from the 1920's onwards. The band are heavily influenced by Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald and groups such as The Mills Brothers and Harlem Hamfats and have taken those characteristic sounds and made them their own. the double bassist and guitarist provide a solid and fertile foundation for the husky, soulful voice of Rachel Lawrence to sow her seeds. 

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25 September


SCHMOOZENBERGS / 8pm

Conjuring up the mood of 1930’s Paris, fused with the energy of a campfire jam session, these are a group of musicians with a passion for gypsy swing music.
Irresistible rhythms,  lyrical melodies and our own little bit of ‘special sauce’ give us the ingredients for a heart warming, hip swinging sound.
Based in Bristol (UK), The Schmoozenbergs are Sam Stennett (Guitar), Tom Brydon Smith (Guitar), Alex Taylor (Violin) and Ron Phelan (Double Bass).

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2 October


ILYA / 8pm

Ilya are Joanna Swan and Nick Pullin.
Signed to Virgin Records in 2002 their debut album They Died For Beauty was released to massive critical acclaim.
This year they have recorded their 7th album - Gospel - and tonight in The Tobacco Factory with their quartet, featuring Ruth Hammond on keys and Matt Jones on drums, they will be showcasing new arrangements of songs from 2002's They Died For Beauty through to this years Gospel.
With Joanna's world class vocals and a stunning band, Ilya will be performing epic and melodramatic ballads, blues, 60's French style pop and 70's style soul and of course some damn fine west country Gospell!

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9 October


ANT NOEL TRIO / 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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