DJ Dr Amaqueen

8pm-1am • Free entry

Task Force, Smellington Piff + DJ Cro

UK Hip Hop pioneers Task Force bring their powerful mix of street stories and psychedelic flows, performing live with the one and only DJ Louis Slipperz. With support from Smellington Piff, a rising star of the UK rap scene, and a set from DJ CRO, a hip hop connoisseur who’s supported artists including Mos Def, Jeru the Damaja and Kool Keith.
Get your tickets here before they sell out!

8pm-1am • £8 adv /£10 OTD

Bocabar Jazz Session with Bristol European Jazz Ensemble (BEJE)

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An eclectic mix of musicians from across Europe come together as a quintet to play original compositions and jazz standards. From bossa to be-bop, ballads to intense improvisations. With band members whose roots lie in Italy, France, Switzerland and Denmark as well as the UK the Bristol European Jazz Ensemble is a fine representation of the melting pot that is the contemporary music world. 


David Mowat - Trumpet, Julien Alenda - Sax, Anders Olinder - Piano, Pasquale Votino - Double Bass and Paulo Adamo - Drums.
Plus support from Glastonbury based jazz singer SARAH GRIFFITHS and her trio.

7.30–11pm • Tickets: music only £5; music + table and mezze £14. Available in advance and on door. Booking advisable. T: 01458 440558 or email

Dakar Audio Club + DJ support

Afrofusion band playing uplifting West African mashup of Soukous, Reggae, Desert Blues and Highlife • 8pm-1am • £5 adv / £7 OTD

Bocabar Jazz Session with Duncan Anselm Quartet

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An exciting night of swing, blues and bebop. Alto sax-led group comprising Duncan Anselm with Richard Jenkins (piano), Adrian Smith (double bass) and Greg White (drums). Expect to hear material from the Blue Note era by the likes of Hank Mobley, Grant Green and Sonny Clark.

Duncan Anselm was a prominent player on the Bristol scene through the late eighties and early nineties, both with his own band and as an original member of Mingus Fingers. Having moved away from the area for 20 years, he is now living just down the road, a stone's throw from the Glastonbury Festival site. This new quartet heralds an exciting return to the scene for this accomplished musician and composer.

7.30–11pm • Tickets: music only £5; music + table and mezze £14. Available in advance and on door. Booking advisable. T: 01458 440558 or email

Runway Fashion Show followed by Harlem Rhythm Cats

More info to follow • Fine purveyors of Boogie Woogie and Blues, this 5-piece band guarantee to have you hip-shakin’ and toe-tapping’ to their infectious groove of Boogie and Blues spanning from the early days of the genre right up to the present day. As well as playing some of the more familiar numbers from this genre, their repertoire focuses away from the more commercial side to the slightly less well known, quirkier side of Boogie Woogie and Blues. Make sure you bring your dancing shoes!

7.30pm-midnight. £tbc.

Future Dub Orchestra + DJ support

Future Dub Orchestra is the flowering of musical talent that is the brainchild of songwriter, producer and Musician J.T. Clarke. Committed to pushing the musical boundaries to take music in new directions and cites influences as diverse as Dub, Electronica, Reggae, Cinematic Ambient Soundscapes, and Film Music. From the outset the ethos has been that the music should form the centre around which a creative collective can grow...

Future Dub Orchestra’s unique sound is the result of an evolutionary, but truly shared, process that continues through all the stages of composition – lyrics, instrumentation, backing vocals, right up to and including live performance.

8pm-1am • £5 adv/£7 OTD

Bocabar Jazz Session with The Jazz Defenders

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The Jazz Defenders are a group born out of a deep love for Blue Note Records – specifically the hard bop recordings of Horace Silver, Hank Mobley, Lee Morgan and Art Blakey. Catchy horn lines and incredible musicianship combined with Rudy Van Gelder’s engineering skills mean they will forever be regarded as classics of the genre. The Jazz Defenders are a group that would ‘defend’ the legacy of those recordings whilst creating its own original identity and distinctive flair.

Featuring some of Bristol’s finest players the line-up is Nick Dover (tenor saxophone), Nick Malcolm (trumpet), Matt Brown (drums), Will Harris (bass), and George Cooper (piano). The music that they produce together is a modern Soul Jazz slant on classic Hard Bop, effortlessly channelling the spirit of the golden Blue Note era of Jazz.

As session musicians in their own right, the five members of the band have worked with a variety of internationally acclaimed artists such as Nigel Kennedy, Massive Attack, Pee Wee Ellis, Andy Sheppard, Get The Blessing, Simon Spillet, Alan Barnes, Rodriguez & Nostalgia 77, as well as playing at venues including Ronnie Scott’s, The Jazz Cafe & The 606 Club.

7.30–11pm • Tickets: music only £5; music + table and mezze £14. Available in advance and on door. Booking advisable. T: 01458 440558 or email

The Backbeat Sound System + DJ Jah Harmony

In a UK reggae scene that has long eschewed bands in favor of sound systems, Backbeat Soundsystem are a different beast, bringing 8 musicians to the stage. While many of their peers are slavish in their attempt to recreate an authentic Jamaican-leaning sound, Backbeat Soundsystem are not afraid to go in totally different directions, pulling in influences from all across the music spectrum, to create their vision of modern reggae. Dean and Adjua effortlessly tear up the stage with lush harmonies, soaring melodies and natural born chemistry. This combined with a flawless horn section and undeniable groove leaves the audience mesmerised by their show stopping performance. Bringing an electronic flavour to the mix, with dub effects, sirens and live analog synthesiser, Backbeat Soundsystem remind the world that dub reggae is at the forefront of dance music culture.

8pm-1am • £5 adv/£7 OTD

Undercover Hippy + DJ support

The Undercover Hippy is actually UK based singer-songwriter Billy Rowan. After 7 years spent DJ’ing and MC’ing on the Drum & Bass circuit, Billy ditched the decks for a guitar and started out as a solo act in 2007. He now plays with a 5 piece band, bringing together, keys, drums, bass, congas and backing vocals to create a high energy, interactive and highly entertaining live show. 

8pm-1am • £5 adv/£7 OTD