Live Music Venue in Gloucester, Gloucestershire

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King Size Slim


KING SIZE SLIM



King Size Slim has a sound fully conscious of its roots, but with a new story to tell. Big warm resonator guitar tones with a powerful and direct vocal style are his trademarks, adding rolling grooves, multi-layered percussion, harmonicas and myriad shakers to create a heavyweight acoustic sound that shouts loud and kisses sweet.

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Wednesday 3rd April @ 9pm

Free entry.

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MATCH FACTORY

STUDIOS TAKEOVER


Gloucester’s favourite rehearsal space bring some of their leading lights out to shine! Featuring the anarcho-psychedelic-funk-jazz-rock stylings of Son Of What?! and the hard- hitting garage-punk rush of El Monstro.

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Friday 5th April @ 11pm 

Free entry before 11pm, £3 after.

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Follow El Monstro on Facebook.


True Strays Duo


TRUE STRAYS DUO


With over 20 UK festivals under their belts in 2018, their first foray into the European festival scene at Belgium's La Truite Magique,  and live sessions with Sofar Sounds and BBC Introducing in the west, things are starting to com e together for True Strays and it's founding members James Cameron and Joseph James. Vintage loving, Blues fueled, dirty Rock & Roll!

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Wednesday 10th April @ 9pm 

Free entry.

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Charlie Baxter & Friends


CHARLIE BAXTER


& FRIENDS


Charlie Baxter's in our house! Bringing his Electro-Pop-Rock stylings and some friends out to play, 

this one man dub-pop machine conducts a 

symphony of songs that will have you dancing and 

singing along, glowsticks in hand.

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Friday 12th April @ 11pm 

Free entry before 11pm, £3 after.

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Rodney Branigan


RODNEY BRANIGAN


Implausibly mastering the playing of two instruments at once, Rodney manages to create a piano-like quality. merging genres from rock through folk, flamenco, bluegrass, classical, and jazz to mesmerising effect. A real musician with extraordinary talent. Make no mistake, this is no novelty act!

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Wednesday 17th April @ 9pm 

Free entry.

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The Worried Men


THE WORRIED MEN



It's no surprise to learn that Jamie Thyer's loyal audience is still growing. Entertaining audiences for some 30 years with his bold, unique and expressive guitar playing, and surviving the whimsical fortunes of the music industry merely by being themselves.


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Friday 19th April @ 11pm 

Free entry before 11pm, £3 after.

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Luke Philbrick


LUKE PHILBRICK &


THE BLACK DIAMOND


EXPRESS TO HELL


Luke Philbrick returns with his cast of not-so-usual suspects in tow! Expect his driving take on Folk, Blues, Rock, and everything in between.

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Wednesday 24th April @ 9pm 

Free entry.

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BUILT FOR COMFORT


Built For Comfort have turned into one of the tightest, rocking Rhythm and Blues outfits on the circuit today! The addition of Blues guitar maestro Michael King on guitar and Simon Needler on Hammond organ and piano have added a new dimension to the band. Little wonder they wow audiences wherever they play!

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Friday 26th April @ 11pm 

Free entry before 11pm, £3 after.

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MAY


DAMON T & MARK 


COLE


New York City-born singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Damon T joins forces with Mark Cole, melding Mouth Harp, Guitar, and soulful Vocals into a hypnotic blend of Hill Country Blues. Their natural chemistry has seen them play numerous festivals and support acts as diverse as Chantel McGregor and The Damned.

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Wednesday 1st May @ 9pm - Free Entry

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Find out more about Mark Cole here.



PRIME POSITION +


FRIENDS


Fusing Blues and Hip-Hop, welding funk to soul and throwing it all in the mix, Prime Position are Sure to tickle your pickle! Hosted by Played Out Records this very special showcase night will feature sets from some of Gloucester’s best, including Sublingual ft. Blatantlee, Grove, 

and more.

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Friday 3rd May @ 11pm 

Free entry before 11pm, £3 after.

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14 UNITS




Formed in September 2018, 14 UNITS are a mix of 999, Dr Feelgood and The Dooleys. Pub punk meets rock and roll; edgy, dance-y and a little tongue-in-cheek. Featuring members of Strain, Apple Mosaic, The Things, Drop Elevator and many more besides.


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Wednesday 8th May @ 9pm 

Free entry.

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THE SWAMP STOMP


STRING BAND


Not your average Americana band! Twangy Banjos, driving Guitars, and a thudding Double Bass push forward drinking songs that'll have the room on their feet cups in hand and ragtime ditties of bar fights and gambling nights. Young or old, rich or poor, come enjoy the hoedown!

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Friday 10th May @ 11pm 

Free entry before 11pm, £3 after.

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LOS GUSANOS



Formed from the mutual adoration of Oscar Peterson and Errol Garner, and the dynamics and interplay permitted in trio format. The group have evolved musically to blend a concoction of Latin and Afro-Carribean influences within their Blues and Jazz roots, developing a diverse and eclectic sound.

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Wednesday 15th May @ 9pm 

Free entry.

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JOHNNY KOWALSKI


& THE SEXY WEIRDOS


Johnny Kowalski and his Sexy Weirdos are a Brass-Gypsy-Punk-Ska band that blend Traditional Eastern/Western European folk melodies 

with Reggae and Ska rhythms, and a bit of 

death-defying Scuzz Punk! Pure fun at its best, music to stomp to!

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Friday 17th May @ 11pm 

Free entry before 11pm, £3 after.

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REUBEN LOVETT



Reuben Lovett is a folk rock, musician and song writer based in Cheltenham, focused on composing and playing original material both as a solo artist and as front man for The Confusion. His music is sensitive and thoughtful, with a soulful drive, angsty guitar work, and delicious vocal lines.

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Wednesday 22nd May @ 9pm 

Free entry.

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JPDL & YOGI BEATS


Hailing from Cheltenham, JPDL has spent over ten years honing his craft over a variety of different platforms, subjects and topics, embalmed around sleek grooves and conscious and societal Hip-Hop. His musical partner Yogi Beats matches the conscious tone with his sublime use of funky layered beats. A formidable hip-hop pairing.

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Friday 24th May @ 11pm 

Free entry before 11pm, £3 after.

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SWAMPCANDY


Playing more than 200 shows a year since 2011, Swampcandy are no strangers to the live arena. Ruben Dobbs’ and Joey Mitchell’s wide range of influences drive an even wider sound: dirty and sweet, brash and thoughtful, Swampcandy is pig drinkin’, whiskey eatin’, foot clappin’, hand stompin’ American music!.

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Wednesday 29th May @ 9pm 

Free entry.

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BEAVER & THE FOGHORNS +


SAPPHIRE BLUES


Beaver & The Foghorns are a 4-Piece Alternative/Indie Rock band influenced by The White Stripes, and The Black Keys, but with their own unique swagger. Sapphire Blues play high-octane harmonica-fuelled Indie Rock, barely pausing for breath. Don't miss!

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Wednesday 17th April @ 9pm -  Free entry before 11pm, £3 after.

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