Music

Live Music Wed & Thur from 9.30pm, Fri & Sat from 11:00pm,
Sunday Dance Sessions from 7:00pm.
Free Entry – But please give generously to the collection bucket!

Wednesday to Saturday we showcase the cream of Bristol’s live music scene and top touring acts. Wednesday and Thursday tend to be days for gentle foot tapping to new folk, top jazz and virtuosos on their days off. Friday and Saturday means dancing shoes and anything from a 25 piece Samba band to a skankin’ Latin-funk hip-hop orchestra. Sundays we host a range of inclusive dance nights from Swing to Tango. Whatever the night, we’ll bring you handpicked stars from across the musical galaxy!

25 Wed
Jan
Hands of the Heron
Hands of the Heron

Hands of the Heron

Led by mandolin and close harmony vocals, Hands of the Heron create evocative musical snapshots woven together into a compelling narrative of…
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26 Thu
Jan
sophie-stockham
sophie-stockham

Sophie Stockham & Sam Mills

Busy saxophonist Sophie Stockham (Dakhla, Sefrial) joins forces with equally busy pianist Sam Mills for a musical conversation of sophisticated jazz flair.

27 Fri
Jan
wasabi
wasabi

Wasabi

Take a classic funk bass and spice it up with a pinch of freshly ground jazz, a heaped teaspoon of psychedelic guitar…
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28 Sat
Jan
aji-pa-ti
aji-pa-ti

Aji Pa’ti

This lot of ‘tropical folksters’ give you contemporary cumbia and salsa, with plenty of instrumental flair, all the percussion uplift you could…
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01 Wed
Feb
Flamenco Thief
Flamenco Thief

Flamenco Thief

Globe-trotting guitarist Craig Sutton has honed a wildly immersive approach to the classic flamenco style. Using loop station technology, and his own…
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02 Thu
Feb
Holly Wellington & Alun Elliott-Williams
Holly Wellington & Alun Elliott-Williams

Holly Wellington & Alun Elliott-Williams

    Expect stripped-back neo-soul grooves from this hip young duo. Bristol’s freshest talent, groove-laden jazz virtuoso guitarist Alun Elliot-Williams perfectly complements…
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03 Fri
Feb
papa le gal
papa le gal

Papa Le Gal

Want a sure fire cure for the winter chill? We prescribe ten minutes on the dance floor as the mighty Papa Le…
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04 Sat
Feb
Echo Town
Echo Town

Echo Town

Well known on the festival circuit, Echo Town features charismatic brothers Ric and Rob Harrison generating a surprisingly big sound for just…
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05 Sun
Feb
Molly-and-the-Kings-533x576
Molly-and-the-Kings-533x576

Swing Sunday with Molly & the Kings and Swing Dance Bristol

The doors to No.1 Harbourside will swing open for a night of hoppin’, stompin’ live music and dance. Jive along or just…
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08 Wed
Feb
lewis Clark
lewis Clark

Lewis Clark

Bristolian singer-songwriter Lewis Clark’s voice was road tested all over the world, from the chai tents of India to the street festivals…
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09 Thu
Feb
Soufian Saihi
Soufian Saihi

Soufian Saihi

If one instrument evokes the enticing mystery of the North African desert it must be the oud, the Arabic cousin of the…
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10 Fri
Feb
ponchartrain
ponchartrain

Ponchartrain

Unapologetically old-fashioned Americana is Ponchartrain’s territory, plucking the best stuff from  hillbilly hoedowns, Louisiana clambakes or Mississippi blues bars and letting it…
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11 Sat
Feb
FeelGood Experiment
FeelGood Experiment

Feelgood Experiment

6-piece soul-hoppers Feelgood Experiment are quickly evolving into one of Bristol’s most intriguing live bands. Fronted by vocalist Holly Wellington and trumpeter…
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12 Sun
Feb
tango
tango

Milonga with Tango Calor and Tango Note

Tango Calor will transport you to the backstreet Milonga clubs of Buenos Aires while Tango Note teachers will kick start the evening…
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15 Wed
Feb
mae karthauser
mae karthauser

Mae Karthauser’s

colourful songs dance mischievously between light and shadow, taking influence from the world of cabaret as she spins tales that are enigmatic…
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16 Thu
Feb
Kevin Figes
Kevin Figes

Kevin Figes & Jim Blomfield

This tight and intelligent pairing of musicians offer a masterclass in what jazz does best: taking a great tune and exploring the…
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17 Fri
Feb
Batch Gueye
Batch Gueye

Batch Gueye Band

There’s a dancer’s energy at the heart of Senegalese singer and percussionist Batch Gueye’s music, bringing the real flavour of West African…
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18 Sat
Feb
Vamos
Vamos

Vamos

One of Bristol’s best mestizo bands, conjuring a smile-inducing Eurobeat from their mix of Spanish, French and English roots and then stirring…
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19 Sun
Feb
Emily Wright and The Royals
Emily Wright and The Royals

Swing Sunday with Emily Wright & The Royals and Swing Dance Bristol

Cool and swinging vocals in the style of Ella Fitzgerald and Peggy Lee come courtesy of Emily Wright’s perfectly poised singing. Set against the…
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22 Wed
Feb
Jausme
Jausme

Jausme

Lithuanian songstress Jausmé offers up finely-wrought songs with a sublime jazz-tinged delivery, accompanied by the ethereal sound of the Kånkles, a traditional…
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23 Thu
Feb
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Photographer : Adam Olszewski
© 2014 Adam Olszewski All Rights Restricted
Image is owned and copyrighted by the photographer Adam Olszewski.
This image may not be used in any manner except as expressly stated on the photographers invoice. All other use is prohibited. 
To contact Adam Olszewski - www.adamophoto.com / info@adamophoto.com

Robert Jackson

A magpie troubadour from the Midlands, Robert Jackson wears his influences (including early Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell and the Fleet Foxes) on…
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24 Fri
Feb
The scribes
The scribes

Scribes

Whether you’re a hip hop fan or yet to be converted, there’s something compelling about these charismatic wordsmiths that hooks listeners into…
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25 Sat
Feb
Good Bad Funk
Good Bad Funk

The Good, The Bad & The Funk

Thats ‘Bad’ as in ‘Baaaaaad’ and ‘Funk’ as in ‘What for you sitting down?’ And it’s ‘Good’ as in good – obviously….
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26 Sun
Feb
Flamenco loco
Flamenco loco

Flamenco Night with Flamenco Loco & Noemi Garcia

Every 4th Sunday of the month, come to No.1 Harbourside for a taste of flamenco music and dance. From 7pm dancer Noemi…
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