Live Music Venue in Gloucester, Gloucestershire


screaming dead + chinese burn

Another fantastic old skool Punk showcase, after the success of last years event. We have the local legends Chinese Burn who have the amphetamine rush of classic 1977 punk but with a modern twist. And the fantastic 80’s Horror Punk band from Cheltenham called Screaming Dead.

Friday 2nd June at 11.00 p.m.

Free entry before 11pm £3 after

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lee mccrory

Lee Mccrory has been playing all the uk and europe for 20 years with his old martin guitar...wowing audiences with his tom waitish blues folk and storytelling with special guest james oliver from welsh band glas on guitar.

Wednesday 7th June at 9:00 p.m.

Free entry

Lee Mccrory


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.

Friday 9th June 11.00 p.m.

Free entry before 11pm £3 after

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luke doherty

The Luke Doherty band are a Blues Rock band that, are much loved and well known in the UK Blues scene thanks to Luke's astonishing guitar playing that has seen him impress the likes of Eric Clapton and BB King. The band deliver a 12 bar SRV tinged tone that pleases the ear of any avid Blues gig goer.

Wednesday 14th June 9:00 p.m.

Free entry 

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mad apple circus

Mad Apple Circus is an original blend of horn-fuelled styles, built on Ska/Hip-Hop/Jazz and Latin grooves – nothing but the good stuff. Owing to their unique sound and energetic performances, this hard-hitting, humble Bristolian nine-piece have fast become festival favourites and a popular choice among promoters in the UK and Europe.

Friday 16th June at 9.00 p.m.

Free entry before 11pm £3 after

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This project by Biagio Bagini and Gian Luigi Carlone tries to propose a personal reading of how natural, magical, delicate and synthetic offers the experience of contact between the worlds, between the cells, between the different electrical and spiritual energies that pass through our life. This work has been made possible by the interconnects of the Ototo board, which allows you to play live vegetables, interrogate them, and listen to them.

Wednesday 21st June at 9:00 p.m.

Free entry

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vajazzle dynamite

This band have come to party and they are going to take you along for the ride! Fast paced Punky Riffs and powerful vocals will get you all dancing in a frenzy!

Friday 23rd June at 11.00 p.m.

Free entry before 11pm £3 after

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madi stimpson trio

Madi Stimpson is an exciting and original guitarist and singer-songwriter. Leaving home at 16, he learned to play by busking and playing small pub gigs before taking off round Europe with his guitar in the late 80s. Especially spending time in Belgium, Holland and Ireland, Madi learnt from many great local folk and jazz musicians.

Wednesday 28th June at 9:00 p.m.

Free entry

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Madi Stimpson Trio


Energetic and passionate hard rock 3 piece from the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, UK. Influenced by the great hard rock acts of old (Zeppelin, Sabbath, Rush) but forging a sound all of their own, Toadstool have big riffs, big drums and big vocals - you just need to hear them!

Friday 28th June at 11.00 p.m.

Free entry before 11pm £3 after

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dead sea skulls

Get used to the name 'Dead Sea Skulls' you'll be hearing it a lot. What you see is definitely what you get with this raw and exciting trio.Coming from working class Birmingham, DSS combine hard punk riffs and infectious melodies which ooze from their tracks such as the single, "I Wanna Buy A Rolex,” which was unleashed in March 2014.

Saturday 1st July at 11.00 p.m.

Free entry before 11pm £3 after

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lewis creaven band

Formed in Bristol with some of the best musical talent around, the Lewis Creaven band have gained a reputation as one of the hardest working bands on the scene, thanks to their non-stop gigging schedule and widespread popularity. Blues Rock as it’s finest!

Wednesday 5th July at 9:00 p.m.

Free entry

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red ray and the reprobates

Red Ray & The Reprobates, are a Country & Soul Rock band based in Bristol. Ray's northern roots and Irish parents combined with backing singer Cameron Cheek with his soulful harmonies have created their own blend of country music that tell stories of love, loss and retribution! A 6-piece strong band. Combining piano, banjo and Dobro steel guitar. The group often invite various artists to join in and no two shows are ever the same.

Friday 7th July 11.00 p.m.

Free entry before 11pm £3 after

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will edmunds band

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.

Wednesday 12th July 9:00 p.m.

Free entry 

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soul strutters

The Strutters play an 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. They have become a firm favourite here at Cafe Rene loved by our customers and staff.

Friday 14th July at 11.00 p.m.

Free entry before 11pm £3 after

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meg hayden

Meg Hayden is a local Singer-Songwriter from Cheltenham singing original material influenced by Indie, Folk, Pop, and Hip Hop.

Wednesday 19th July at 9:00 p.m.

Free entry

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forever greens

The Forever Greens are an exciting new Indie band from the UK. Soulful melodies and catchy hooks.They judges away at the Gloucester Battle of The bands in May. The Forever Greens 'won over the crowd and the judges with the originality of their songwriting and really strong stage presence.' - Gloucestershire Live

Friday 21st July 11.00 p.m.

Free entry before 11pm £3 after

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hired guns

Hired Guns are Gloucesters’ finest original Hard Rock band. Winners of last years Gloucester Battle Of The Bands, they have a big following across the south-west. For fans of Black Stone Cherry, Guns and Roses, Motley Crue, Shinedown, Alterbridge, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Red Hot Chilli Peppers and more.

Friday 28th July 11:00 p.m.

Free entry before 11pm £3 after 

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