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.
Wed 29th LUKE PHILBRICK + DAMON T
Luke Philbrick (Solid Gone) and Damon T come together for a special gig of pure Blues music. With there Jam-style live performance they are two musicians that get completely immersed in the music and deliver a stage show that is as captivating as it is entertaining.
9pm free entry
Fri 1ST JOHNNY
KOWALSKI AND THE SEXY WEIRDOS
One of the most fun bands we have had play here, Johnny Kowalski and his Sexy Weirdo’s are a Brass, Gypsy, Punk, Ska band blending Traditional Eastern / Western European folk melodies, with Reggae and Ska rhythms, and a bit of death defying scuzz Punk! Pure fun at it’s best, music to stomp too!
Wed 6th – GAZ BROOKFIELD
The Bristolian ‘Journey Man’ Gaz Brookfield is an über busy solo acoustic musician who constantly tours the UK playing to packed out audiences in each town or city he graces. His songs are instantly accessible every-man tales of life, love and everything else in between.
Fri 8th MARY SPENDER
Mary Spender is returning to Cafe Rene and this time she comes with a full band! 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 Steve...
Wed 13th PHIL KING
Phil King is a singer songwriter of Folk with an incredible appeal to his audiences no matter who or where they are. Raw, soulful vocals, and brilliant, guitar work. We are looking forward to the show!
‘I am not interested in making music that impresses people, just music that touches people.'
Fri 15th MYDESIGN
MyDesign' are a hugely hard working rock and pop cover band who offer something a little different! Playing covers from a wide range of artists the crowd are always guaranteed a good time, with plenty of songs to recognise, from the 1980's to bang up to date. A night of pleasing rocked up re-works of classic songs you all wanted to forget!
Wed 20TH WILL EDMUNDS TRIO
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 22ND SEAS OF MIRTH
The Seas Of Mirth, a nautical 9 piece of rugged, misplaced corsairs with a vigorous galleon of sound. Playing a plethora of styles from folk, rock, prog, gypsy, pop, psyche to even a tinge of afro-beat. Lyrically, songs range from dealing with tempestuous sea conditions, gargantuan mythical beasts, mutiny, tales of severe intoxication and the old heart crushing love sojourn.
Wed 27th MISCHA
Mischa is coming to Rene to do a stripped down acoustic set. Usually on stage with the ‘merry men’ Mischa is a musician who has a high energy stage presence playing Folk songs. His mission is to bring back community, generate unity & encourage good ethics through his words, music, passion & love.
Fri 29th SOLANA
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.
LOCAL BAND 'YOURS' RECORDED THE VIDEO FOR THEIR FIRST SINGLE 'WANTED' HERE @ THE CAFE RENE.
COURTESY OF LIVE @ GLOUCESTER STUDIOS JOE BANYARD