Live Music Venue in Gloucester, Gloucestershire

FEBRUARY

Solid Gone


SOLID GONE




Original Skiffle-Blues blend featuring powerful vocals, dirty Delta Blues guitar, thumping double bass and an irresistible beat! Solid Gone have 

long been a part of the Gloucester scene, and 

they grow stronger with every live performance.


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Friday 1st February @ 11pm 

Free entry before 11pm, £3 after.

Follow Solid Gone on Facebook.


Trevor Babajack Steger


TREVOR BABAJACK


STEGER


Founder member and co-song writer of the multi-award winning band ‘Babajack’, Trevor has long been at the forefront of the British Blues scene. 

Now stepping out on his own to perform his own brand of Blues, drawing from his love of early rural blues, punk and world music.

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Wednesday 6th February @ 9pm 

Free entry.

Find out more about Trevor Here.


The Strays


THE STRAYS


+ VHTS


The Strays' ethos is simple; to produce vibrant, exciting music that people want to move to, blending vintage-style Rock and Roll with a 

modern gritty vibe. Hot on the heels of their 

2018 EP 'Brand New Day', the only way is up for these raucous Rock 'n' Roll rebels.

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Friday 8th February @ 11pm 

Free entry before 11pm, £3 after.

Follow The Strays on Facebook.


Motus Illusion


MOTUS ILLUSION



A Café René debut! Formed in 2010 and 

playing a blend of covers and originals, 

Motus Illusion mix Pop-Punk, Hard Rock, 

Alternative, and Heavy Metal in their high-energy take on modern day life, love, and hate.


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Wednesday 13th February @ 9pm 

Free entry.

Follow Motus Illusion on Facebook.


Andy Quick


ANDY QUICK



A multi-faceted songwriter hailing from Plymouth, Andy and his band create a cocktail of feel good Funk, Roots, and wild Blues. Think soulful vocals, playful lyricism, and enormous choruses wrapped around big beats and throbbing bass. The band is tight and the hype is growing!

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Friday 15th February @ 11pm 

Free entry before 11pm, £3 after.

Follow Andy Quick on Facebook.


Vincent Flatts Final Drive


VINCENT FLATTS


FINAL DRIVE


Headed up by legendary frontman Steve "Bertie" Burton, Vincent Flatts Final drive bring their 

Whisky Swiggin' Bad Ass Kickin' Go Anywhere Giggin' Boogie Band to the Café René!


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Wednesday 20th February @ 11pm 

Free entry before 11pm, £3 after.

Follow The Strays on Facebook.


The Swamp Stomp String Band


THE SWAMP STOMP


STRING BAND


Not your average Americana band! 

Twangy Banjos, driving Guitars and a thudding Double Bass sit behind anything from drinking songs that'll have the room stomping their feet to ballads that'll break even the most toughest folk.

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Friday 22nd February @ 11pm 

Free entry before 11pm, £3 after.
Follow TSSSB on Facebook.


Gloucester Folk Trail


GLOUCESTER FOLK


TRAIL


Café René is proud to be part of the Gloucester 

Folk Trail 2019! Collecting the best and brightest

of Folk music from Gloucestershire and 

beyond with three days of music in venues 

across the city centre.

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Friday 22nd to Sunday 25th February 

Free entry.

More info available on Facebook.


Lewis Clark


LEWIS CLARK DUO

 

Playing here there and everywhere in his bid for freedom, and combining a virtuosic blend of honed lyricism with the distinct artistry of a folk and 

blues musician; Lewis’ music makes for a unique melange that strikes of honesty and a bygone era.


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Wednesday 27th February @ 9pm
Free entry.
Follow Lewis Clark on Facebook.


MARCH

Cupcake Diaz & The Felt Tip Pens


CUPCAKE DIAZ & THE


FELT TIP PENS +


EL MONSTRO



If bands could have kids with other bands, and create an enfant térrible, then the parents of this sassy Alt-Punk-Pop quartet would be The Velvet Underground and The Yeah Yeah Yeahs. A great marriage of hard and soft, light and dark, rough and smooth.

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Friday 1st March @ 11pm 

Free entry before 11pm, £3 after.

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The Shaggy Dog Raconteurs


THE SHAGGY DOG 


RACONTEURS



The Shaggy Dog Raconteurs are a Folk/Blues/Americana quartet with a dash of Bluegrass, Ragtime and Jazz, and songs to 

make your grandmother blush and your 

grandfather whistle. Full moon is their only night 

off from writing melody imbued original songs which tell strange stories of life's mundane

shadows and un-blessed souls.

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Wednesday 6th March @ 9pm 

Free entry.

Follow The Shaggy Dog Raconteurs on Facebook.


The Machine Rages On


THE MACHINE RAGES


ON




The UK's no.1 Rage Against The Machine tribute! With a setlist including songs from across their 4 studio albums and a performance capturing the power and the fury that RATM are known for, this will be one to shake the rafters!



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Friday 8th March @ 11pm 

Free entry before 11pm, £3 after.

Follow The Machine Rages On on Facebook.


Will Lawton & Weasel Howlett


WILL LAWTON &


WEASEL HOWLETT



Playing together since 2015, Will & Weasel have a heady sound which revolves around Will’s piano-based songs being brought alive by the stripped back energy of Weasel’s drumming. A compelling and talented duo who bring inspiration from opposing genres of music to create something entirely their own!

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Wednesday 13th March @ 9pm 

Free entry.

Follow Will Lawton & Weasel Howlett on Facebook.


My Tin Monkey


MY TIN MONKEY




Bart and Ger formed My Tin Monkey to play bawdy pub music in small corners of poky little pubs throughout the land. In a curious quirk of Fate, 

Daisy turned up and started playing the most amazing Irish fiddle and the trio was born! playing drinking songs, popular foot-tappers and proper 

pub music to excited audiences everywhere.


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Friday 15th March @ 11pm 

Free entry before 11pm, £3 after.

Follow My Tin Monkey on Facebook.


Luke Austin


LUKE AUSTIN +


FRIENDS


To celebrate his birthday Luke Austin is taking a break from fronting Hard Rock heavyweights Hired Guns to have some fun with friends from across Gloucestershire's music scene! With guest appearances from members of Ascaris, Courson, Prime Position, and more, expect covers, mishaps, and a damn good time.


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Wednesday 20th March @ 9pm 

Free entry.

Follow Luke on Facebook.


Septabeat


SEPTABEAT


Using acoustic drums and a multitude of live FX, Sam Gardner writes and plays live Drum & Bass. Fusing elements of jazz, hip hop and many ethnic styles with the sounds of electronic dance music, 

he creates a fresh, organic sound and his spontaneous and unique approach to live performance allows the audience to experience electronic dance music in a completely new way.

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Friday 22nd March @ 11pm 

Free entry before 11pm.

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Belle Day


BELLE DAY


Blending old school and contemporary influences, Belle Day take inspiration from 50’s Jazz, 60’s Soul and Electric Blues – weaving deep sultry Blues and heavy grooves. Citing bands from Led Zeppelin 

to Sam Cooke, Freddie King to J Dilla, expect 

virtuosic musicianship and soulful vocals with 

a killer live show.


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Wednesday 27th March @ 9pm

Free entry.

Follow Belle Day on Facebook.


Mud On The Tyres


MUD ON THE TYRES


A group of experienced musicians who were drawn together by a love of upbeat, fun, country-style music. Mud On The Tyres focus on creating an atmosphere of fun with their performances, this six-piece crew will appeal to music lovers across all styles and generations.



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Friday 29th March @ 11pm 

Free entry before 11pm, £3 after.

Follow Mud On The Tyres on Facebook.


Café René

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