Live Music Venue in Gloucester, Gloucestershire

JPDL + BAAST

JPDL & Yogi - Combining hard-hitting, funk instrumentals with socially-conscious and politically aware narratives, JPDL & Yogi Beats are a fire starting duo that bring the vibes anywhere they go. South-West duo BAAST bring dark alternative pop, mesmeric synthesis and sound design intertwined with spoken word and soulful vocals. After a year of producing and writing together, they aim to bring a refreshing, brooding sound to the ears of listeners.


Friday 2nd November @ 11pm


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lewis clark duo

Bristol based live musician Lewis Clark plays Original compositions and little heard of folk, soul and blues gems.


Wednesday 7th November @ 9pm


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frankly skanky

frankly skankly play a range of covers in their own style from early roots through to modern day roots releases with an emphasis on the classic spiritual messages of reggae; peace love and unity.


Friday 9th November @ 9pm


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paul cowley

A singer, songwriter,acoustic fingerstyle and slide guitarist he was originally inspired by the country blues of Lightnin Hopkins, Mississippi John Hurt, Robert Johnson, Big Bill Broonzy and others.This interest led to him becoming involved with the acoustic guitar/ folk club scene in the West Midlands UK and ultimately to the formation of The Sutton Blues Collective.


Wednesday 14th November @ 9pm


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snog the dog + white crosses

So reckless are this Cotswold band, that they even had to hire a band nurse. Every song sounding like it was forged in a distant universe, it's hard to pinpoint the exact moment the listener reaches orgasmic heights. supporting are white crosses who play punk rock, melodic punk, skate punk, folk punk and more punk!


Friday 16th November @ 11pm


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winter mountain

Hailing from the wild northern shores of Cornwall, UK Winter Mountain is a blend of melodic songs, an extraordinary voice and heartfelt lyrics in a sound reminiscent of a time before digital recording when the emphasis fell on the importance of live performance and the essence of the song.


Wednesday 21st November @ 9pm


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True strays

TTrue Strays - Rhythm and blues fuelled, good time vintage roots rock and roll. Taking influences from Chess Records’ Muddy Waters and Little Walter, British Invasion R&B, Grunge and modern day blues artists; all levelled out with a serious dedication to writing a great song.


Friday 23rd November @ 11pm


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stickman

Stickman are luke fletcher on guitar and vocals, nick roma on bass and sam tandy on percussion. they bring an infectious Acoustic, bluegrass and rock sound that provides the driving force behind luke’s lyrics as he tells modern man tales of life, sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll.


Wednesday 28th November @ 9pm


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grinny grandad + prime position

Grinny Grandad is a York based music collective featuring 4 core members, alanna, jonny, mo, matt and a whole host of musicians. playing a variety of Ghetto Funk, Pop, Big Beat & hip-Hop. 

Supporting are prime position a group of musicians bringing a hip hop, funk, soul & blues crossover.


Friday 30th November @ 11pm


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Jessica rhodes

Jessica Rhodes is an incredibly powerful Soul Duo. Jessica’s voice over Funk based keys and guitars makes for a very moving show from the heart to the feet to the floor. Guaranteed to get everyone dancing!


Wednesday 5th December @ 9pm


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catfish

UK and British Blues Award winning band Catfish have carved a reputation for themselves as an excellent live band with a phenomenal frontman in 23 year old guitarist/vocalist Matt Long who plays with a real passion for the blues. Over 2 years they received 5 nominations in the British Blues Awards and have just been awarded a UK Blues Award as Blues Act of the Year (England). Both their albums have reached no 1 in the IBBA Blues Airplay Charts, and their album Broken Man was voted album of the year for 2017 by the Independent Blues Broadcasters Association. This year they have already played in Holland, Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg, Rhodes and Spain and have a further three European tours already booked for 2019, along with an impressive set of UK dates all over the UK. 

'Catfish are one of the finest live bands in Britain today. The quality of musicianship is outstanding and in Matt Long, they have one of the greatest young guitarists on the scene today...' Blues Matters Magazine August 2017.


Friday 7th December @ 11pm


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los gusanos

A mutual adoration for Jazz legends Oscar Peterson and Erroll Garner have driven this virtuosic trio to form a deep musical bond through their shared love of the medium. With Los Gusanos, expect hard swinging Jazz and Blues with hints of Latin-inspired grooves. A collective based across Bristol and London, It was formed by established Soul, Jazz and Blues musicians who work together in various projects and come together to play in top form.


Wednesday 12th December @ 9pm


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future kings + elessar

Future Kings are a 4-piece indie/alternative-rock band hailing from Gloucestershire in the south-west of England. 


With a unique sound that draws on elements from artists such as Foals, Arctic Monkeys, Black Keys, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Bloc Party the band combines a focus on powerful vocals and infectious melodies, with coruscating guitar riffs and high-energy live performances.


Having began in 2015 under the name Muchos Tequilas Later, the band have reemerged in 2017 with a new name, line-up and a re-release of their debut EP "Ride", with a brand new single coming this Summer.


Elessar UK are a 4-piece Alternative Rock Band originating in the South-West of England. Formed in 2016, the band has become renowned for energetic and passionate live performances. 


Renowned for an energetic and passionate live performance from day one. Elessar have focused on touring relentlessly across the UK, building audiences in major cities including Leeds, Birmingham and London. As well as solidifying a strong local following within the Gloucestershire area. In April 2016 they released their debut EP 'Reflections.' Produced by Romesh Dodangoda (Kids in Glass Houses, Funeral for a Friend, The Blackout).


Since then, Elessar have honed in further on a unique sound which is encapsulated in their latest 5 track release ‘Is This All We Are’ produced by Matt O’Grady (You Me At Six, Deaf Havana, Don Broco) 


The release of ‘I.T.A.W.A’ and their gripping live performances will see the band conquering venues and expanding their fanbase, as they make their mark on the British Rock scene, 


As this band continue to climb within the music world Elessar will be a name to watch as 2018 progresses.


Friday 14th December @ 11pm


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shootin' the crow

#StrawShedMusic - Old Time meets Country Rock meets Rock n Roll ..don't try putting a label on it...…Guitar, mandolin, banjo/guitar-jo and vocals…...three chords and our truth's, our way.


Wednesday 19th December @ 9pm


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popes of chillitown

"More infectious than Ebola, it is almost impossible not to want to skank, jump, shake or wiggle when you listen to these guys.""The sharpest, tightest Ska sound we have ever had on the show" - Tom Robinson BBC6


POPES OF CHILLITOWN are a Ska/Dub/Punk band from London, who have been rampaging through the UK scene for the last few years like an unstoppable grooving, skanking juggernaut. A straight-up ska-punk band they are not, expertly mashing the energy of upbeat ska, punk, 2-tone and drum & bass with the groove of reggae and dub, adding in the lyrical flow of hip hop and finishing it all off with a generous helping of catchy melodies and hooks. The result has been likened to artists such as Capdown, Skindred, The Beat, The Police and Jamie T.


After releasing their pledge-funded debut album 'A Word To The Wise' in 2013, the band have had a relentless touring schedule across the UK and into Europe, seeing them play banging headline shows, festivals and support slots with the likes of Reel Big Fish, The Selecter, The Skints, Imperial Leisure, [Spunge], Mouthwash, The Snare and many more.


May 2015 saw them release their sophomore album 'To The Moon', an explosive tour-de-force of groove and energy with a lifetime's worth of lyrical hooks, melodies and basslines. "If you're looking for a band who play the kind of ska punk that's infused with a variety of styles and influences like Capdown and The King Blues were so great at, then get this second album from Popes Of Chillitown." - Big Cheese (8/10)"


We all come across live acts that blow our minds enough that we need to tell the whole world about them, and recently for me London ska band Popes Of Chillitown became that band." - RockFreaks (9/10)


"Without having left behind any of their fun and fury, Popes have matured their sound and packed their latest offering full of heart and intelligence." - The Punk Archive"It is a marvelous achievement from the other side of the pond." - ReadJunk (4/5)


Friday 21st December @ 11pm


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hip hopmas eve

A funky Hip Hop selection for a night of festive vibes and old school beats with DJ Tunes [SGVC] and DJ Taboo


Christmas Eve


Free entry


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skaville

Work off that Christmas Dinner with the unmistakable sounds of SKA and Motown presented to you by the inimitable DJ Dirty Lyle


Boxing Day @ 8pm


Free entry


SKAville with DJ Dirty Lyle

hired guns

Hired Guns, Gloucesters’ finest original Hard Rock band are bringing a special show for Christmas. For fans of Black Stone Cherry, Guns and Roses, Motley Crue, Shinedown, Alterbridge, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Red Hot Chilli Peppers and more.


Thursday 27th December @ 9pm


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soul strutters

Rene’s favourite band to get the party started! Ridiculous powerful vocals, playing drums like an absolute animal, smacking keyboards like an idiot, shredding blues guitar...Whilst pulling unattractive faces and constantly smiling.


Friday 28th December @ 11pm


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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!


Sunday 30th December @ 9pm


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luke philbrick + friends

Original roots music drawing on traditional blues and folk influences. Startlingly powerful vocals, raw delta blues styled guitar and an almost tribal foot-stomping beat combine to create a special atmosphere. Luke, invited his friends to come along and play with him in the special january show.


Wednesday 2nd January @ 9pm


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rebel heroes

Rebel heroes are a fantastic david bowie tribute that sonically reproduce bowie’s songs perfectly with incredible attention to detail. they bring his music to life without the need for costumes, you can close your eyes and feel like you are at a david bowie gig.


Friday 4th January @ 11pm


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ruzz guitars blues revue

A powerful, Soul injected Blues/R'n'B/Rock'n'Roll band from Bristol UKlead by Gretsch endorsed guitarist Ruzz Guitar. After taking inspiration from many great guitarists such as Wilko Johnson, Brian Setzer, Jim Heath and Jimmie Vaughan, Ruzz has developed what he has learnt into his own style which is quickly becoming recognized around the globe.


Wednesday 9th January @ 9pm


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the b sides

The B-Sides from Bristol hold no prisoners with their live performance. A Classic Rock covers band that play with soul and passion. we are sure they will provide the perfect soundtrack to celebrate after the gloucester v munster game!v


Friday 11th January @ 11pm


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scott gordon band

Rockin', slidin', stompin', strumblin', pickin' original blues, folk and Americana with a funk!


Wednesday 16th January @ 9pm


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deftones uk

DEFTONES UK are a formidable deftones tribute act recreating the songs of one of the greatest nu-metal bands of the naughties. Chi-cheng's swagger, stephen’s riffs and chino’s unmistakable vocals are recreated for your listening pleasure. playing songs from all 8 studio albums adrenaline (1995) to gore (2016) you will hear all the classics!


Friday 18th January @ 11pm


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beaver & the foghorns

A 4 piece alternative/indie rock band from Cheltenham. Influenced by the likes of The White Stripes, The Black Keys & The Rolling stones. supporting on the night will be the fantastic chaplin shakes, a new alternative rock band that are destined for great things!.


Wednesday 23rd January @ 9pm


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soul strutters

"Rene’s favourite band to get the party started! Ridiculous powerful vocals, playing drums like an absolute animal, smacking keyboards like an idiot, shredding blues guitar...Whilst pulling unattractive faces and constantly smiling.


Friday 25th January @ 11pm


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buzzin' hornets

The Buzzin Hornets are a Hot Rockin, Texicana style Blues Band with a wide range of covers and also some original songs. With a heavy emphasis on 'having a good time' with a fast paced show. The band has around 150 years combined worth of gigs behind them!!


Wednesday 30th January @ 9pm


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