Events

The Shrinks

24/03/2019
17:30 -19:30

The Shrinks are a loose band of Bristol-based musicians who like to make, share and play music together whenever they can manage to snatch a few hours between all those things that get in the way of music – like tax returns and laundry.

The music they create is best described as a strange looking, yet at the same time, strangely familiar car that has been welded together from several other cars; a Pink Cadillac fin here, a psycedelic Silver Cloud grille there, the driveshaft from a yellow El Camino, wing mirrors from a white VW van, a Buick 6 gearbox, a squeaky wheel from an El Dorado, the diamond studded windshield from an ol’ 55, the upholstery from a Ford Econoline, the footlight from an Austin Cambridge and a Pontiac steering wheel, all held together on a Bristol chassis.

It may be rusty in places and perhaps it doesn’t get out on the road as often as it should but, when it’s firing on all cylinders, the rhythmic throb of all the parts working together makes it a vehicle that can really move and transport you to some pretty unusual places.

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Quiz Night

25/03/2019 - 26/03/2019
21:00 -23:00

Hosted by Landlord Rab

Every Monday @ 9pm

Prizes

Booby Prizes

£50 Jackpot

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Peanut Shuffle Club

31/03/2019
17:30 -19:30

Sweet and nutty pop songs from the 30s and 40s – old-timey swing tunes to fill your heart with gladness and your boots with dances

 

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Quiz Night

01/04/2019 - 02/04/2019
21:00 -23:00

Hosted by Landlord Rab

Every Monday @ 9pm

Prizes

Booby Prizes

£50 Jackpot

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Dom Martin

07/04/2019
17:30 -19:30

Dom Martin is a 28yr old Belfast born singer/songwriter who has recently burst onto the UK scene amid high praise from those in the know with the release of his debut EP “Easy Way Out”.
His influences include the likes of Rory Gallagher, Tom Waits, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, Howlin’ Wolf and Muddy Waters.

Primarily a solo artist performing his own material he also sometimes gets together with his band The Furious Thirst who also cover a range of well known blues/rock songs including a full show paying homage to Rory Gallagher called “Rory’s Songbook”.

Dom plays regularly in Northern Ireland and is an annual performer at The Rory Gallagher Festival in Ballyshannon and other local festivals.

2018 has seen his debut as the headline act at The Enler Delta Blues Club Festival. He has also supported multiple award winner Kaz Hawkins at the Black Box in Belfast as part of the Belfast City Blues Festival. In mid August 2018 Dom made his mainland UK debut at the “Roots to Routes” Festival on Letchmore Heath near Watford. Dom played live on the BBC Radio 2 Blues Show on Monday 17th September, supported Elles Bailey and others in Fleet a week later and also supported Elles on her UK Tour in Bristol on 22nd November.

Dom is currently in Red Box Studios in Belfast to record his debut album and a UK/European tour is planned for 2019. The UK tour is planned for early April.
And Here he is performing at The Eldon House April 7th 2019

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Quiz Night

08/04/2019 - 09/04/2019
21:00 -23:00

Hosted by Landlord Rab

Every Monday @ 9pm

Prizes

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£50 Jackpot

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Mike Hoddinott Blues All Stars

14/04/2019
17:30 -19:30

After over a decade of touring the UK , Europe and USA with the likes of Eddie Martin , Innes Sibun and American artists such as Johnny Adams , Larry Garner and Many others, Mike Hoddinott decided to use some of the great players he had worked with over the years and form his own band. Mike had worked as drummer for Pete Gage before Dr Feelgood required the singer’s outstanding abilities as a great vocalist and front man. Pete was first call as soon as he was available after leaving the Feel good band. Paul Hartshorn had worked alongside Pete in a few bands, notably The Pink Torpedoes and has been a stalwart sideman to many touring acts and recording artists. He is regularly cited as one of the best guitarists in the country by other guitarists who are mesmerised by his expertise as a slide player. Tony Caddle was the original bassist with the Allstars . As a rhythm section, Mike and Tony were in great demand after leaving The Innes Sibun Blues Explosion in 1993. Hired by many musicians to record or tour, namely Alamo Leal, Sherman Robertson, Jay Owens and many others. Tony left the UK to live in Norway with his partner and children, occasionally popping up on tours back here. Finding a replacement for Tony Caddle was to be an easy choice. Richie Blake had worked alongside Mike in the Eddie Martin band and was proving himself, although still a youngster, to be an amazing technician on the bass guitar. His feel for the blues and jazz / rock influences were just what Mike needed to give the band a varied direction musically. After playing and directing the John Fenlon Band for many years, Richie is now touring often with visiting acts to the UK , establishing himself as first call session man for many top players including Cliff Moore , brother of the late Gary Moore. Many keyboard players have sat in with the Allstars. Players such as Paddy Milner and John Baggot, but a Hammond organ sound was needed to achieve the sound Mike was looking for. Roger Sansom had sat in with Eddie Martin a few times and seemed the ideal candidate for the job. Roger had toured Europe and the UK with many visiting musicians as keyboardist and musical director. The sound of the Hammond enables the band to explore many styles of music within the Blues genre and Roger is able to push the band to exiting highs and very subtle lows. This line up has played Festivals in Europe and the UK over the last 12 years Recorded two live albums and has a reputation for its blues / jazz fusion crossovers. All the songs performed are covers of well known and more obscure pieces arranged by Mike with lots of help from the band. The Mike Hoddinott Blues Allstars are into their 13th year of performing regularly with this line up and are still as exciting and dynamic as when it all started back in 1999,
A recent line up change has see Pete Gage take time away to concentrate on his own band. His replacement has been the phenomenal vocalist Eric Okafo . An enigmatic bass player and singer in The Soul Strutters . A very popular addition to the Allstars , his vocal style has steered the band towards a more soulful side of the blues .

 

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Quiz Night

15/04/2019 - 16/04/2019
21:00 -23:00

Hosted by Landlord Rab

Every Monday @ 9pm

Prizes

Booby Prizes

£50 Jackpot

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Peter & The Wolves

21/04/2019
17:30 -19:30

Peter & The Wolves are:

Steve Treble, Pete Coggins and Graham Nichols bringing you some old school Bristol Blues

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Quiz Night

22/04/2019 - 23/04/2019
21:00 -23:00

Hosted by Landlord Rab

Every Monday @ 9pm

Prizes

Booby Prizes

£50 Jackpot

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