LIVE MUSIC @ CAFE RENE

TWICE A WEEK WE HAVE LIVE MUSIC FROM SOME OF THE GREATEST LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL BANDS. FROM REGGAE TO FUNK, BLUES TO ROCK, HIP HOP TO SOUL, WE HAVE AN ECLECTIC AND DIVERSE RANGE OF BANDS THAT PLAY HERE. 


DECEMBER 


Wed 10TH DECEMBER –LEWIS CREAVEN BAND

http://www.thelewiscreavenband.co.uk/

The Lewis Creaven Band are some of the hardest working musicians on the live circuit constantly gigging playing to packed out crowds of fans and new fans alike. They have found a strong fan bas in Gloucester and are a very exciting Blues band to watch live. High energy Blues music that makes you want to dance!

9pm free entry all night.

Fri 12th DECEMBER – WILL EDMUNDS TRIO

‘Search Will Edmunds Trio on Facebook’

The Will Edmunds Trio is a blues rock outfit from Bristol, playing songs that have a strong sometimes harsh edge, that is soothed by the vocals of Will. Playing original songs as well as interpretations of some of their favourite Blues tracks. A fresh band, with a fresh sound.

Fri 12th DECEMBER – DIRTY LYLE (CELLAR BAR)

Lyle is the longest standing resident DJ of Cafe Rene. He knows how to play to the crowd and never fails to please. A completely eclectic DJ that can provide the correct vibes to any one on the dance floor. This year Lyle played at Glastonbury proving he can master any dance floor.

Free entry before 11pm £2 after

Sat 13th DECEMBER – BOUNCE (CELLAR BAR)

BOUNCE has an institution for all things Indie in the city and it has been growing for years since the first night it started at the Cellar Bar after moving from Gloucester Guildhall. Hosted by The BangTidy DJ’s Sarah and Gemma know every track on every album from the last decade and more providing the right vibes till the end of the night.

Free entry before 11pm £2 after

Wed 17th DECEMBER – MARY SPENDER

http://www.maryspender.com/

Mary first played here back in January and the live show was incredible, we just had to get her back! Playing beautiful songs of Blues, Folk and Easy Listening. Fantastic Guitar work and harmonizing vocals. Her album Faux Americana is fantastic and has been getting some amazing reviews, also Described as one to watch by Seasick Sick...

9pm free entry all night

Fri 19TH DECEMBER – THE SOUL STRUTTERS

https://www.facebook.com/soulstruttersuk

The Strutters play a eclectic mix of Rare Groove gems, Dirty Funk, Rock, Motown Soul classics and all things in-between. Putting their own flavour on classics that everyone loves and the ones that got forgotten, they never fail to get the most diverse crowds partying.

Free entry before 11pm £2 after

Fri 19th – SPREAD THE LOVE – CELLAR BAR

Spread the Love the is home of Sophisticated Sounds for Discerning Ears. The best in Soulful, Vocal and funky house music. If you love your house music with a soulful, vocal and funkier edge to it, then Spread the Love is just for you.

Free entry before 11pm £2 after

Sat – BARBERSHOP SOUND (CELLAR BAR)

In a short space of time Darren the Barber has built up a strong monthly night that brings people in from all over the shire. A night of Pure House, Deep House and Jackin’ House with a dose of Garage.

Free entry before 11pm £2 after

Wed 24th DECEMBER – FUNKING ELF

DJ Elle B the funking Elf of The Sunken Foal has been given special permission from Santa for the night off to come down and play us a fine selection of beats, funk, soul, house, and anything that goes. Lets hope she’s been a good girl....

Wednesday 24th 9pm

Thur 25TH DECEMBER THE JUKEBOX SHOW

Each year for Christmas Day we give control of the music to you. A chance to share the music you love with people, find some new music and some classics you had forgotten about.

9pm Free entry

Friday 26th DECEMBER – SKA-VILLE

DJ Pogo and Dirty Lyle give us a night of Motown, Northern Soul, SKA and Reggae with maybe some Disco Magic for good measure!

Saturday 27th DECEMBER – HIRED GUNS

https://www.facebook.com/hiredgunsband?fref=ts

Gloucestershire based Hard Rock band Hired Guns, are a formidable force live, with heavy vocals backed by a strong sound, they fill all venues they play in with not just an audience but their big sound also.

Saturday 27th DECEMBER - DANCE CONSPIRACY (CELLAR BAR)

The Dance Con crew stretches across the whole of England, it’s an institute for the old school generation of ravers who supported the scene 20+ years ago and continue to do so to this day. A night of pure feel good vibes and old school House, Breaks & DnB/Jungle.

Free entry before 11pm £2 after

Sunday 28th DECEMBER – VICTORIA KLEWIN AND THE TRUE TONES

Bridging the gap between old and new with effortless sophistication and style, VICTORIA KLEWIN & THE TRUETONES Play a heavy blend of vocally-driven blues, jazz and soul with both sparkling originals and restyled standards, this authentic outfit are winning hearts wherever they go...bringing back a slice of the golden age.

9pm free entry

Mon 29th DECEMBER – RUZZ GUITAR’S BLUES REVUE

Mary first played here back in January and the live show was incredible, we just had to get her back! Playing beautiful songs of Blues, Folk and Easy Listening. Fantastic Guitar work and harmonizing vocals. Her album Faux Americana is fantastic and has been getting

Free entry 9pm

Tuesday 30th DECEMBER – TRIP THE SWITCH

Trip The Switch combine soulful vocals with catchy melodies. A modern blend of funk and soul, Trip The Switch are full of energy, heart and stellar vocals. Their songs are about love, life and politics with playful lyrics and heartfelt sentiments. Influences include classic artists such as Stevie Wonder and Bill Withers and contemporary musicians such as Jason Mraz, John Mayer and Jamie Lidell.

Free entry 9pm

NYE – details to be released soon. It will be a ticketed event, two floors of music and free buffet included in the ticket price.

            JANUARY

Fri 2nd JANUARY– ARANKAS CACKLE

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Arankas-Cackle/182444388468471?fref=ts

The Cackle play sounds to lose your inhibitions to. They got no time for stool squatters or arm crossers. Life is too short. Arankas Cackle play a blend of ska, reggae and dancehall inflected with their colloquial stamp of "ere" and "arr". Dowsed in cider and drenched in bass weight and then set on fire to create a sound to mash up di dance.

Free entry before 11pm £2 after

Wed 7TH JANUARY – MISS FUSION

http://www.missfusion.info/

MissFusion are a fusion of musical backgrounds and influences from soul, Northern, Motown funk, cool pop and anything with a groove. This band covers tracks in their unique style, spanning over 5 decades from the early masters such as the Temptations and Curtis Mayfield right up to current artists.

9pm free entry

Fri 9TH JANUARY – RADIO NASTIES

https://www.facebook.com/Radionasties

An exciting high energy Retro Garage Rock band that know how to entertain. Playing their own intense originals and the classics that everyone loves from an era when everybody just wanted to rock the night away, Benny, Joey and Tommy

are masters of a sound that is guaranteed to make you dance want to dance like nobody is watching.

Free entry before 11pm £2 after

Wed 14th JANUARY – SONS OF WARREN JAMES

Straight from the forest paying homage to a legend, who fought for the rights of miners years ago. The Sons of Warren James play high-energy multi-instrument Folk music. They have a strong and dedicated following in Gloucester and always fill the venue with a jovial crowd of live music lovers.

9pm free entry

Fri 16th JANUARY – HANGING TREE

http://www.hangingtree.co.uk/

Dirty Dark BLUES hailing from Bristol, Hanging Tree come with a fresh sound that’s unlike anything on the live music scene right now. Slow and progressive to fast and aggressive their dynamic style is captivating and a guaranteed audience pleaser.

Hanging Tree also have a live magician that tours with them... this could get very interesting!

Free entry before 11pm £2 after

Wed 21st JANUARY – MIKE PARKER

https://www.facebook.com/MikeParkerMusic?fref=ts

Trad blues, folk, Americana and acoustic rock come together skilfully in the repertoire of singer/songwriter Mike Parker. So, if you’re a fan of strong musicianship, meticulous yet free guitar picking and have a love of steel guitars then you will not be disappointed. Mikes distinctive technique presents a truly original delivery of classics alongside a classic delivery of originals.

9pm free entry

Fri 23RD JANUARY – THE GOING GOODS

The Going Goods flow with a catchiness that will have their tunes looping inside your head. Add to this an infectious feel good factor that comes with their live performances. The band has been touring extensively since the release of follow up EP, Sunshine Mantra. Championed by Beans on Toast, they have supported Gentleman’s Dub Club, The Stranglers and The Boomtown Rats to name just a few.

Free entry before 11pm £2 after

Wed 28th JANUARY – ADAM SWEET

http://www.adamsweetmusic.com/

Adam Sweet is an exceptional talent. Whether it’s an electric or acoustic guitar in his hands it makes no difference, the quality and originality shines through. Combine this wonderful talent with his dedication and humble approach to life and you have a performer with honesty and integrity. Adam has an amazing future ahead of him as a songwriter, singer and performer.

9pm free entry

Fri 30th JANUARY - CANTALOOP

http://www.cantaloop.net/

Cantaloop is a Midlands-based funk pop group that has already performed across Europe at such well-known festivals as Glastonbury and the Montreaux Jazz Festival. The group mixes a perfect blend of funk, soul, hip hop and R&B to create their own inimitable sound that has won them fans throughout the UK and further afield.

Free entry before 11pm £2 after

 

 

LOCAL BAND 'YOURS' RECORDED THE VIDEO FOR THEIR FIRST SINGLE 'WANTED' HERE @ THE CAFE RENE.

COURTESY OF LIVE @ GLOUCESTER STUDIOS JOE BANYARD