Tobacco Factory

Live Music

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




31 July


PONCHARTRAIN / 8pm

Crossbreed the explosive excitement of the Klondike Gold Rush with the dangerous energies of the Last Chance Saloon, and then throw in the heart-searing agony of The Dustbowl. In the background and in the distance, you can always hear the haunting echo of the freight-train whistle.

Ponchartrain offer you a goodly slice of evocative American culture. The skilful and stylish musicianship of these guys and gals, combined with all those infectious swinging rhythms and tasty instrumental licks, is guaranteed to get toes tapping and to bring out the smiles all round. With a dobro/acoustic guitar, fiddle/accordion, lead guitar and double-bass topped by harmony vocals, this four-piece outfit gives you Vintage Country.

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7 August


SOLANA / 8pm

Solana are an instrumental gypsy-folk band. Hailing from all corners of Europe, their style reflects the diversity of their backgrounds and interests: their sound encompasses folk, swing, klezmer, flamenco, latin, reggae and trip-hop. Their live shows combine intricate arrangements with energetic performances and healthy doses of improvisation, and have been getting crowds dancing across the UK, France and Spain since their formation in late 2012.

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14 August


JUST 3 / 8pm

Pitch perfect vocal harmony trio who perform their own arrangements of well known soul/motown, gospel and pop songs.

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21 August


TROYKA / 8pm

Playing sounds and rhythms from across the Balkans, all the way to the Middle East. With soaring clarinet melodies and fast syncopated guitar and percussion, they play a stormy mixture of traditional and original songs which will take you on a journey to far away lands

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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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