Live Music Venue in Gloucester, Gloucestershire



Alaska Alaska are a melodic punk band from South Wales. With influences including Latterman, the Gaslight Anthem, the Menzingers and Bangers, 'Never Thought We’d Get This Far’ sees the quartet produce four slices of raw, upbeat pop-punk that avoids the genres lyrical clichés, favouring a more positive, occasionally sincere, outlook." - Already Heard

Friday 1st September @ 11pm

Free entry before 11pm £3 after

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big jim + american eric

Big Jim and American Eric, & Tom Dunkley, are a three piece anglo American acoustic band, using percussions drums and guitar. They use guest musicians on the night. They do a selection of their own music and covers which they adapt to their own style. Eric works off a large repertoire of tracks.

Wednesday 6th September @ 9pm

Free entry

Big Jim + American Eric


Elements is a new night coming to Cafe Rene, it will showcase all things Hip Hop in the shire, the music, the art, turntablism, B-Boys and B-Girls and much more. On the night will be live performance from Motion Enterprise, 5 Mics, Champion Formation, Prime Position and a 45s DJ set from DJ Tunes. All this and live graffiti from local artist Dan Ricks.

Friday 8th September @ 11pm

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adam scriven

A guitarist, singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist with an array of harmonicas, stomp box and yidaki (didgeridoo) coupled with a passion for music that is clear and infectious, Adam incorporates conscious and uplifting lyrics with intricate finger picking, virtuoso and percussive guitar techniques to create a diverse and dynamic live solo show.

Wednesday 13th September @ 9pm

Free entry

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The South West's premier 3-piece alternative/grunge rock covers band. Doing justice to the classics and resurrecting the forgotten gems of the 90's & 00's.

Friday 15th September @ 11pm

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Hang11 are a young rock/funk/blues trio hailing from the Rhondda and Rhymney Valleys of South Wales. They formed in September 2015 and since then have been bringing their own brand of rock with a bluesy funky edge to venues and festivals throughout South Wales.

Wednesday 22nd September @ 9pm

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davefest takeover pt.1

Davefest is an annual festival was set up 5 years ago to embrace the memory of David Lord a loyal Rene customer and one of the greatest humans to have existed. This September they are taking over the Rene to hold a huge party in one of his favourite haunts. Live music from The Hat Club, Hired Guns and DJ sets from Blatantlee, King Solomon Soundsystem and Squid Logik. Let’s raise a glass to Dave.

Friday 22nd September @ 11pm

Free entry before 11pm £3 after



Kaylie & Tom Conibear are an energetic, genre hopping, acoustic based duo, delivering powerhouse vocals on a foundation of guitar sorcery. With countless songs in the duo's repertoire, their explosive talent & unique stage chemistry; the duo have travelled the world with their music.

Wednesday 27th September @ 9pm

Free entry

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rebel heroes

Rebel Heroes are an incredible David Bowie tribute band. They played here back in January and blew the whole pub away with how close they got to the sound of the man himself with their awesome attention to detail. The whole pub embraced them and sang. Please note this night will start at 10pm due to the length of their set.

Friday 29th September @ 10pm

Free entry before 11pm £3 after

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lee mccrory

lee Mccrory has been playing all over the uk and europe for 20 years with his old martin guitar wowing audiences with his tom waitish blues folk and story telling.

Wednesday 4th October @ 9pm

Free entry

Lee Mccrory Live at Cafe Rene


The idea behind Bewelian is to continue the long tradition of taking songs from the British Isles folk scene and making them relevant to who we are today. We want to invoke and share the stories and melodies that have been handed down generation to generation with the influences that have made us the musicians we are. Simple as that. So come along and see us live...and bring your moves 'cos we want you up dancing!

Friday 6th October @ 11pm

Free entry before 11pm £3 after

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phil king

Phil King is a singer songwriter of Folk with an incredible appeal to his audiences no matter who or where they are. Raw, soulful vocals, and brilliant, guitar work. We are looking forward to the show! ‘I am not interested in making music that impresses people, just music that touches people.'

Wednesday 11th October @ 9pm

Free entry

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reuben lovett + kid carpet

Reuben Lovett is a folk rock, musician and song writer based in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. Kid Carpet is Ed Patrick, a solo artist who began making music as a bit of a joke which pretty soon got out of hand. Ed went to his local car boot sale with a ten pound note and returned with a plastic guitar, keyboard and tape deck. He put his name into an online anagram generating machine and Kid Carpet was born.

Friday 13th October @ 11pm

Free entry before 11pm £3 after

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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.

Wednesday 15th October @ 9pm

Free entry

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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 17th October @ 11pm

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alex taylor

UK based singer-songwriter and multi-instrumental loop pedal artist. Already compared by reviewers to the likes of Bill Withers, John Martyn, Damien Rice and Jeff Buckley, Alex Taylor is one of the shining lights of the acoustic scene and a troubadour of world‐class standing. When you see him perform live, prepare yourself for an energetic and passionate vocal performance, dextrous and original acoustic playing and some dynamic loop pedal trickery for good measure.

Wednesday 22nd October @ 9pm

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cupcake diaz + the felt tip pens

If bands could have sex with other bands and create an enfant térrible, then the parents to this sassy alt punk pop quartet would be the velvet underground and the yeah yeahs yeahs A great marriage of hard and soft Light and dark,rough and smooth

Friday 24th October @ 11pm

Free entry

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Cupcake Diaz and the Felt Tip Pens live at Cafe Rene