Live Music Venue in Gloucester, Gloucestershire


littlemen: crafted in the Wiltshire countryside. intense, passionate and gentle. Their debut album, Long Road Home, was born from the experiences that have marked the lives of the musicians who made it, bringing you close to some of their most difficult moments, moments that we all face one way or another. Read on. 

After a motorcycle accident, littlemen lyricist, Nick Allen, started getting his thoughts, hopes and prayers on paper. After years of writing and building himself a recording studio he joined forces with singer-songwriter, Simon Allen (brother from another mother) to form littlemen with Robert Brian, Jon Buckett, Andrew Maggs and Paul Hartshorn.

Wednesday 2rd May @ 9pm

9pm Free entry

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wychwood sessions

A night of live music provided by Wychwood Festival.

Friday 25th May @ 11pm

Free entry before 11pm £3 after

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phil king

Phil released his third studio album 'The Wreckage' in spring 2016.

“Absolutely Brilliant. He is a Song Weaver.” - Bob Harris BBC Radio 2

“Always lyrical, tuneful and emotional, lovers of the darker side of folk and roots-based music will find plenty to enjoy.”
- R2 Rock’n’Reel Magazine

“Stunningly Beautiful, The Wreckage should expand his profile considerably.” - Folk Radio UK

" easy creativity and a sureness of direction, thats both appealing and accessible in a radio friendly way yet without lacking in substance. Phil's songs are couched in the simple language of truth." - Fatea Magazine

He performs regularly in Paris and Copenhagen has also played in Lille, Zurich, Barcelona, Berlin and New York. Phil has had his music played on many local radio stations and also by Bob Harris, Steve Lamacq and Alex Lester on BBC Radio 2.

Phil has also composed music for Theatre, Dance, TV and film. He has worked with Laila Diallo, Theatre Rites, Arthur Pita, Redweather Productions and Champloo Dance Company among others.

Wednesday 30th May @ 9pm

9pm Free entry

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the sabbath years

The Sabbath Years. The UK's Foremost Black Sabbath Tribute Band Delivering thundering anthems and more from Sabbaths 1st to 13th Albums...of Black Sabbath, Sabbath/Dio & Ozzy.. 60 + gigs ..2 minor tours booked in Scotland & Ireland

Friday 1st June @ 11pm

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luke doherty and simon parrat

Luke and Simon are the guitarist and drummer from the award winning Luke Doherty band. They formed a duo in early 2018 and perform together when they are not touring all over the UK with the band

Wednesday 6th June @ 9pm

Free entry

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solid gone

Original Roots Rock, Blues and Skiffle music drawing on early Blues and Folk influences. Startlingly powerful vocals, raw delta blues styled guitar, wild saxophone, thumping double bass and an irresistible beat combine to create a special atmosphere.

Friday 8th June @ 11pm

Free entry before 11pm £3 after

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chris webb

Solo acoustic performer of original contemporary folk songs with whimsical narrative and upbeat fingerstyle guitar playing. Guitarist for ‘Gaz Brookfield and the Company of Thieves’ and Lonely Tourist. Guitarist and co-writer with Plume Of Feather

Wednesday 13th June @ 9pm

Free entry

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future kings + support

Future Kings are a 4-piece indie/alternative-rock band from Gloucestershire. 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.

Friday 15th June @ 11pm

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el macho 

[howling mat]

El Macho is the punked-up, blues trash one-man-band Mexican wrestler alter ego of blues favourite Howlin' Mat. He comes across the border loaded with only a back-pack of nachos, salsa and guacamole and the obligatory bottle of tequila for added body and soul. So if you want a fresh take on the blues performed by Mexican wrestler on raw guitar and kick ass drums, El Macho is your man!!!

Wednesday 20th June @ 9pm

Free entry

El Macho live at Café René

swamp stomp string band

The Swamp Stomp String Band are 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 and shooting tequila to ballads that'll break even the most toughest folk.

Friday 22nd June @ 11pm

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Acoustic, Bluegrass, rock. Stickman are Luke fletcher on guitar and vocals, Nick Roma on bass, Sam Fryer on drums and Sam Tandy on percussion. They bring an infectious acoustic, bluegrass 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 27th June @ 9pm

Free entry

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the machine rages on

We are “The Machine Rages On” the UK's No.1 Rage Against The Machine Tribute.Our setlist includes all the classic RATM songs from their 4 studio albums. Not only do we sound like the real thing but we also pride our selves in looking the part as well.

Friday 29th June @ 11pm

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