Music

Listings for all events in Music at all venues on all dates

Friday 27th May

Roper Theatre, West Wing, Hayesfield Girls School

Price: £10
Start time: 19:30
Doors open: 19:00

Bath Community Gospel Choir

Sing for Childline

with Hayesfield Girls School Choir and City Sound in a Charity Concert

A Charity Performance to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Childline
In recent months we have been made very much aware by the media that child abuse is both prevalent and widespread and reaffirms the need for Childline
The full value of tickets sold and all donations will go to the charity.



More info and booking...

Chapel Arts Centre

Price: £8 Adv / £10 on door
Start time: 20:00
Doors open: 19:30

The Undercover Hippy

Politically driven roots-reggae folk-hop with a sly sense of humour from festival favourite The Undercover Hippy. Guaranteed to make you jump up and dance whilst simultaneously contemplating the state of the world and your place in it. Not to be missed!
“As real as music gets” - BBC Introducing. More info and booking...

The Bell - Love Lounge (Back bar)

Price: Free
Start time: 21:00

FAB & Bath Fringe

Openings Night Cabaret

It's the night all the FAB art shows open in town - several of them in Walcot Street - and artists like a drink, something to look at, and a dance as much as anyone else does. And here's where they'll be doing it. There will be entertainment and a DJ; when we know more we'll tell you all about it. More info and booking...

Saturday 28th May

Radstock town centre

Price: Free
Start time: 12:00

Round-about Radstock

Back by popular demand DNA arts takes you on a journey of exploration. Round-about Radstock is a day of free arts activities, workshops, performance, live music, dance, street theatre and food, all taking place in unusual locations across the town from 12 noon - 6pm. Perfect for the family on May bank holiday weekend. Will you complete the trail and win the prizes? For more information www.boomsatsuma.com/dna More info and booking...

The Chapel, Royal Mineral Water Hospital

Price: Free
Start time: 19:00

Harmonium

"Harmonium" is a beautiful interlocking of rhythms and harmonies, created by layering 12 women's voices. It is a composition by Su Hart (of Baka Beyond and Walcot State Choir) and Sian Croose. Experience this new experiment in vocal sound sung in a fine acoustic space More info and booking...

Sunday 29th May

The Circus

Price: Free
Start time: 12:30

Harmonium

"Harmonium" is a beautiful interlocking of rhythms and harmonies, created by layering 12 women's voices. It is a composition by Su Hart (of Baka Beyond and Walcot State Choir) and Sian Croose. Experience this new experiment in vocal sound sung in a fine acoustic space More info and booking...

The Bell

Price: Free
Start time: 13:00
Doors open: 12:00

Joel Savoy, Jesse Lége and

The Cajun Country Revival

"Two Cajuns and an old time stringband walk into a bar…”
Spanning generations from across the nation the Cajun Country Revival is a veritable supergroup of American roots musicians. Comprised of Cajun musicians Jesse Lége and Joel Savoy - Son of Cajun music royalty Marc and Ann and the founder of the Louisiana label Valcour Records - and two members of Portland Oregon’s Foghorn Stringband, this group presents a music that seems to embody all of the things that make life wonderful and together they’ve delighted audiences around the world celebrating rather than “performing" the music that brought them together: Cajun music and early Country music. More info and booking...

Burdall's Yard

Price: £8 / £6 concs
Start time: 14:00

Running Dog Theatre

Wanna Dance With Somebody! Or, A Guide to Managing Social Anxiety Using Theoretical Physics

Josh is good at dancing, but not at people. On the other hand he did once read ‘A Brief History of Time’ by Stephen Hawking so he reckons he’ll probably be alright.
A new show about social anxiety, coping mechanisms, big ideas and how they impact on small things. About taking chances. And about dancing.

More info and booking...

The Bell - Love Lounge (Back bar)

Price: Entry by donation, £5 suggested
Start time: 19:30

Sam Lindo with

The Homegrown Collective

featuring Pip & The Polar Bears & Jacob Spencer

Distinctively different, but complementary in styles, this three-in-one package, has inspired audiences across the country with their infectiously fun and joyful performance as well curating their own ‘Homegrown’ festival at Wick Court, just outside Bath. They share justice related themes in their music, although at the same time embody a huge diversity of sound. More info and booking...

Widcombe Social Club

Price: £6 on the door
Start time: 20:00

Asteroid Deluxe

Fantastic Planet

plus ARCC

Asteroid Deluxe are making a name for themselves playing warped-out music to soundtrack warped-out movies. Their recent rendition of 'The Holy Mountain' in Bristol sold out in a flash. Their psych/prog is reassuringly epic and dazzlingly played. Fantastic Planet is a sci-fi animation from 1973 with surreal and mesmerising psychedelic imagery.
ARCC are a Bath-based impro-to-film collective. More info and booking...

Sorry, this event is cancelled

Chapel Arts Centre

Price: £10
Start time: 20:00
Doors open: 19:30

Benjamin Folke Thomas

WE ARE SORRY BUT THIS EVENT HAS NOW BEEN CANCELLED
One of the most exciting new talents to emerge from the Americana, alt country scene. Influenced by ‘sad guys with guitars’ like Zevons, Cohen and Van Zandt, Ben’s songwriting possesses a lyrical and stylistic maturity whilst weaving stories with depths of meaning - sometimes dark, often personal. More info and booking...

Monday 30th May

Burdall's Yard

Price: £8 / £6 concs
Start time: 18:00

Running Dog Theatre

Wanna Dance With Somebody! Or, A Guide to Managing Social Anxiety Using Theoretical Physics

Josh is good at dancing, but not at people. On the other hand he did once read ‘A Brief History of Time’ by Stephen Hawking so he reckons he’ll probably be alright.
A new show about social anxiety, coping mechanisms, big ideas and how they impact on small things. About taking chances. And about dancing.

More info and booking...

The Old Theatre Royal

Price: £5
Start time: 19:30

Phil Cooper

Song-writing: is it witchcraft?

Singer-songwriter Phil Cooper presents an evening of live music and spoken word, investigating the art of song-writing. Through stories and examples he will explain how a song can go from non-existing to real and memorable within a matter of minutes, and show how songs change over time. In a final brave/stupid move he will try to write a brand new song on the night, which will then be recorded and sent to all in attendance. More info and booking...

The Bell

Price: Free
Start time: 21:00

Mammal Hands

A trio of like-minded musicians - Nick Smart piano, Jesse Barrett drums and tabla, and Jordan Smart saxophones - who have carved out a growing following both here and abroad for their hypnotic fusion of jazz, folk and electronica: they have been compared to both Portico Quartet and GoGo Penguin (who the group have toured with). More info and booking...

Tuesday 31st May

The Old Theatre Royal

Price: £6
Start time: 20:00

Screamin' Miss Jackson and the Slap Ya Mama Big Band

This Bristolian 7 piece draw influence from such diverse players such the wonderful Memphis Minnie, Jazz singers from the 20’s & 30’s and the western swing of The Texas Playboys all mixed up with the country folk of Doc Watson. Whether it’s their own original tunes or their own unique take on an early classic the energy and passion all seven have for the music is more than apparent. More info and booking...

St James Wine Vaults - Downstairs

Price: 6 pounds
Start time: 20:30
Doors open: 19:30

RMT Music Presents

Effra & Galleons

RMT Music Presents Effra & Galleons

Effra
“Stylish, high-energy brand of folk-minimalist music”

Galleons
"Indie-folk 3 piece from Utrecht, the Netherlands (via London), midway through their UK mini-tour" More info and booking...

Widcombe Social Club

Price: £6adv / £8 door / £5concs
Start time: 21:00
Doors open: 20:30

Amadou Diagne & Group Yakar

Senegalese multi instrumentalist, singer and songwriter Amadou Diagne and his UK based band Group Yakar have a style that is uniquely their own. Amadou weaves his Senegalese melodies and rhythms with vocals that though soft and warm can deliver great power, or rousing the audience into a dancing frenzy with superb African percussion. More info and booking...

Wednesday 1st June

Burdall's Yard

Price: £5.00
Start time: 18:00

Under Two Floorboards

Is it Tabu?

A new show by Roman Bloodworth and Rikki Howard

Like 'Waiting for Godot' on speed, this hilarious and moving new show revealing the dramas that transpire when an old TV actress from Hi-De-Hi and a young classical actor get together and stage their own play. Confronting issues of age, gender and prejudice. More info and booking...

The Bell

Price: Free
Start time: 21:00

Baka Beyond

One of the most successful and consistent bands in the city, the original Afro-Celtic fusion, played with considerable verve as well as authenticity: freewheeling and infectious dance rhythm. Full band playing a warmup to some European dates. More info and booking...

Thursday 2nd June

The Old Theatre Royal

Price: £5
Start time: 19:30

Ali George

(with special guest Ruby Brown) and Tim Graham

One of Bath's most treasured singer/songwriters, Ali's beautifully controlled voice reminds many of Cat Stevens and Nick Drake. He will be joined by special guest Ruby Brown; a singer whose stunningly beautiful voice always compliments Ali’s in harmony and timbre. Plus support from Tim Graham, inspirational guitarist and vocalist - and member of Pedal Folk. More info and booking...

Burdall's Yard

Price: £5.00
Start time: 20:00

Under Two Floorboards

Is it Tabu?

A new show by Roman Bloodworth and Rikki Howard

Like 'Waiting for Godot' on speed, this hilarious and moving new show revealing the dramas that transpire when an old TV actress from Hi-De-Hi and a young classical actor get together and stage their own play. Confronting issues of age, gender and prejudice. More info and booking...

Chapel Arts Centre

Price: £12Adv; £14 Door
Start time: 20:00
Doors open: 19:30

The Mojo Hobo Agency

The Urban Voodoo Machine

Support from Pirate Joe

Join the theatrical Urban Voodoo Machine as they invite you on a musical journey with their unique brand of Bourbon Soaked Gypsy Blues Bop’n’Stroll. Visually stunning and musically beguiling they’ll transport you to a world of burlesque houses, saloons, back street London dives and places where you’ve never dared go. More info and booking...

Friday 3rd June

Komedia

Price: From £22
Start time: 19:30
Doors open: 18:30

The Rat Pack Vegas Spectacular Show

’Purveyors of Cool’ swing into town with The Greatest Music of the 20th Century Wonderful memories of classic Las Vegas: Frank Sinatra-Dean Martin-Sammy Davis
Every song a winner: Come Fly with Me, Volare, That’s Amore, Under My Skin, Mr Bojangles, Sway, Mack The Knife and many more of your favourites. More info and booking...

Rondo Theatre

Price: £12 / £10 concs
Start time: 20:00

Pinky and Quirky

with John Christopher Wood & Kettle of Fish

A fun-packed evening of a kind you won’t have seen anything quite like before, we promise. Features Bristol’s quirkiest and funniest acappella group Kettle of Fish and stand-up comic poet John Christopher Wood - in a pink suit! Expect oddball musical virtuosity, idiosyncratic versifying, and plenty of laughs. “One word – brilliant!” More info and booking...

The Old Theatre Royal

Price: £8
Start time: 20:00

The Saskia Griffiths-Moore Trio

with support from 'Johns and Nowak'

The Saskia Griffiths-Moore trio perform heartfelt atmospheric folk/pop, passionately sung over classical and acoustic instruments. The all female Bristol based trio are being supported by a local Americana duo, Johns and Nowak. Expect a night of engaging songs, captivating instrumentation and crystal clear vocals. More info and booking...

Sorry, this event is cancelled

Widcombe Social Club

Price: £8
Start time: 20:00

Kobo Town

WE ARE SORRY BUT THIS EVENT HAS NOW BEEN CANCELLED
Founded by Trinidadian/Canadian songwriter Drew Gonsalves, Kobo Town is named after the historic neighbourhood in Port-of-Spain where calypso was born.
“Merging calypso, roots reggae, acoustic performance, dub studio techniques and Trinidadian/Jamaican cultures, Kobo Town is a unique, stylistic, transnational composite of rhythm, poetry and activist journalism." Brent Hagerman, Exclaim!

More info and booking...

Prior Park

Price: £10 / £8 concs
Start time: 21:00
Doors open: 19:30

Kilter Theatre presents

The Darkling Society

A Play. Outside. After Dark.

Stay up late tonight, pack a torch, and make a pilgrimage into the great outdoors. As the sun sets over Bath, join a band of musicians and outsiders for an expedition like no other! Cosy up as darkness falls and watch the wonder and wisdom of the night unfold before your very eyes! More info and booking...

Saturday 4th June

Various venues

Price: Free
Start time: 12:00

Streats Ltd. & Bath Fringe

Bedlam Fair

The Fringe's Street Arts weekend is returning to the city centre on Saturday afternoon and then heads to Green Park Station to continue our railway theme. On Sunday we'll be dodging between the building works and confused traffic in SawClose and Kingsmead Square. More info and booking...

Green Park Station

Price: Free
Start time: 15:00

Streats Ltd. & Bath Fringe

Bedlam Fair

The Fringe's Street Arts weekend is returning to the city centre on Saturday afternoon and then heads to Green Park Station to continue our railway theme. On Sunday we'll be dodging between the building works and confused traffic in SawClose and Kingsmead Square. More info and booking...

The Old Theatre Royal

Price: £10
Start time: 20:00

World Premiere!

The Unravelling Wilburys

Brought to you by the people behind Sgt Pepper's Only Dart Board Band, this is the first ever live performance as The Unravelling Wilbury. Aa tribute to the greatest ever super-group, featuring not only the best Travelling Wilbury songs, but many of the finest hits of Roy Orbison, George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne
Opening the show, Martin Dimery presents extracts from his previously unperformed comedy music- revue. More info and booking...

Burdall's Yard

Price: £5 / 3 Concs
Start time: 20:00

OnSet Productions present

Nobody Suspects a Murder

A musical murder mystery set in 1935. A pompous upper class family are grief stricken after receiving news of Granny’s death. That is until an even more pompous Inspector starts to uncover the truth. Whodunit? Everyone is a suspect - even the band!! More info and booking...

Chapel Arts Centre

Price: £15 / !3 concs
Start time: 20:00
Doors open: 19:30

The Arabian Fantasy Dance Theatre

Julnah of the Sea

Plus music and belly dance with 'Hazir'

‘Julnah of the Sea’ is a fairy tale filled with magic, marvels and wonders. Originating in Middle Eastern dance, the company also combines contemporary and ballet dance to express the true nature of the characters.

Hazir will perform classic songs from the Middle East and Turkey accompanied by a dazzling array of belly dance artists.
More info and booking...

Prior Park

Price: £10 / £8 concs
Start time: 21:00
Doors open: 19:30

Kilter Theatre presents

The Darkling Society

A Play. Outside. After Dark.

Stay up late tonight, pack a torch, and make a pilgrimage into the great outdoors. As the sun sets over Bath, join a band of musicians and outsiders for an expedition like no other! Cosy up as darkness falls and watch the wonder and wisdom of the night unfold before your very eyes! More info and booking...

Sunday 5th June

Sawclose & Kingsmead Square

Price: Free
Start time: 12:30

Streats Ltd. & Bath Fringe

Bedlam Fair

The Fringe's Street Arts weekend is returning to the city centre on Saturday afternoon and then heads to Green Park Station to continue our railway theme. On Sunday we'll be dodging between the building works and confused traffic in SawClose and Kingsmead Square. More info and booking...

The Bell

Price: Free
Start time: 13:00
Doors open: 12:00

Dudlow Joe

How come one of Bath's most popular bands has never played The Bell?
Back in the day they were playing literally everywhere else so we left them to it. Nowadays they don't do so much, so a triumphal return to the city where they began seemed a great idea.
Blues & boogie-woogie with a fine pianist and assortment of vocalists. More info and booking...

Widcombe Social Club

Price: £6 door £5 advance
Start time: 18:00

RMT Music & Furthur present:

Psych Out! - psychedelic marathon

Ulysses, The Brackish, Cloudshoes, Rauschenberg

5 hour psych melt-down referencing many of psychedelia’s myriad faces (maaaan). Headliners Ulysses are from the glam-rock end of the spectrum and probably the best rock band in town right now; The Brackish are arty post-Beefheart mindboggling; Cloudshoes float through the sky, beaming; and Rauschenberg make a lovely and cosmic noise.. More info and booking...

The Old Theatre Royal

Price: £10 / £8 concs
Start time: 20:00

The Brilliant Buskers of Bath

Jerri Hart hosts an evening featuring music from the best entertainers to be found performing on the streets of the Bath. Full line-up TBC, please see web-site for further details. More info and booking...

Chapel Arts Centre

Price: £10 Adv: £12 Door Price
Start time: 20:00
Doors open: 19:30

Lucy Ward

BBC Radio 2 Folk Horizon Award 2012, and being nominated for BBC Folk Singer of the Year Award 2014, Lucy is now established as one of the UK’s top folk performers who delights audiences with her beautiful voice, depth, originality of her songs and her witty and warm stage persona. More info and booking...

Monday 6th June

The Bell

Price: Free
Start time: 21:00

Kevin Figes Sextet

Kevin Figes Sextet More info and booking...

Tuesday 7th June

Burdall's Yard

Price: £5 / 3 Concs
Start time: 18:00

OnSet Productions present

Nobody Suspects a Murder

A musical murder mystery set in 1935. A pompous upper class family are grief stricken after receiving news of Granny’s death. That is until an even more pompous Inspector starts to uncover the truth. Whodunit? Everyone is a suspect - even the band!! More info and booking...

The Bell

Price: Free
Start time: 21:00

Tuesday Choice

John Fairhurst (solo)

John Fairhurst truly epitomises the modern day wandering blues man. Stories of hunger, listlessness, roaming and reckless abandon are just a prelude to John’s amazing story.
The Guardian described his 2008 debut album Joys of Spring as “Truly exquisite” More info and booking...

Wednesday 8th June

Club XL - Upstairs

Price: £10
Start time: 20:00
Doors open: 19:30

Bath Comedy @ Bath Fringe

Bill Smarme & The Bizness plus Special Guests - Bill Smarme Comes Strictly Dancing

Foxtrot Tango! Foxtrot Tango!.....Bill Smarme hosts a cheeky evening of dance inspired Musical Cabaret.
A riotous fandango of hip hop, flip flop, lindy hop and new fangled tangos performed by Bill, his swinging band The Bizness and Special Guests. Watch Bill put his left leg in and shake it all about for a truly terpsichoreal experience.
Sold out last year so book early to ensure disappointment. More info and booking...

The Bell

Price: Free
Start time: 21:00

Mohawkestra

Innovative Bristol electric funk band recently returned to the live businss after a long lay-off in other bands, new serious recording out very soon, in fact this should be the launch.
Joe Wilkins, Evan Newman, Pedro Alves, Marcel Osborne and Edward Gallimore. all familiar faces from some of the best rhythm-inclined outfits in the city. More info and booking...

Widcombe Social Club

Price: £7 / 5 Concs adv; £8 door
Start time: 21:00
Doors open: 20:30

Azhaar & Global Wave

Plus DJ and Visuals

Versatile jazz violinist and vocalist, Azhaar made her name fronting the excellent Brazilian Jazz group Sirius B. She returns from travelling and touring the Americas with her new project, Global Wave
Azhaar Saffar: violin and vocals / Anders Olinder: keyboards / Jake Miles Tyghe: bass / Paolo Adamo: drums / Ivan Moreno: percussion More info and booking...

Thursday 9th June

The Old Theatre Royal

Price: £10
Start time: 20:00

An evening with Eddie Martin

The Story of the Blues

Performance

“Absolutely Superb” BBC Radio 2 Paul Jones. “A Blues Master” New Jersey Times. Eddie Martin’s performances with Big Band or one-man-band have been acclaimed from Festival stages round Europe to Jook Joints in Clarksdale, Mississippi. Tonight his solo show brings the history of his beloved blues music alive with anecdotes, guitar and harmonica wizardry, and songs from the Delta to the British Blues Boom and back to Chicago.
Eddie will run a harmonica workshop before the performance, commencing at 6.30pm. For workshop details and prices contact Eddie direct through his website.

More info and booking...

Friday 10th June

Museum of Bath Architecture

Price: £8 including wine/refreshments
Start time: 18:30
Doors open: 18:00

Musicke in the Ayre presents

Grounds for Double Delight

songs & duets based on 17th century

An early-evening chill-out with beautiful music created over simple popular patterns. Two sopranos and early plucked strings bring to life early Baroque masterpieces by Monteverdi, Purcell, Lambert and Legrenzi.
Maria Danishvar Brown and Jane Hunt are accompanied by Din Ghani on lute, archlute and baroque guitar.
HIGH RISK OF EARWORMS!
More info and booking...

The Old Theatre Royal

Price: £10
Start time: 19:45

Double Bill

Davis Lindley Mullan with Special Guests Leon Hunt and Jason Titley

DLM are a vehicle for some of the finest songs Andrew Cresswell Davis has ever written. Along with Clare Lindley and Brian Mullan they play a variety of instruments and the addition of three fine voices singing beautiful harmonies breathes life into songs about love, loss, life ......and squirrels. New duo of bluegrass masters Leon Hunt and Jason Titley completes the bill More info and booking...

The Bell - Love Lounge (Back bar)

Price: Entry by donation
Start time: 20:30
Doors open: 20:00

The Duckworths

and Friends

The Duckworths have been cooking up a new album, and Lawrie's been off on the road in the States getting into the kind of trouble that will write the next one and make his legend one day: this is their first serious live showing in a while, and will feature side-performances from various bandmates & associates. Ray Bradbury stories set to alternate-reality lullabies. More info and booking...

Widcombe Social Club

Price: £6 on the door
Start time: 20:30
Doors open: 20:00

Ichi meets Kid Carpet

Two unique musicians with a DIY attitude.
Ichi makes his own instruments and his performance, while breaking barriers and misusing conventions, is always entertaining, tuneful, danceable even.
Kid Carpet makes a sort of candy punk rock with toy and broken instruments and a lot of (sometimes misplaced) energy. More info and booking...

Sorry, this event is cancelled

The Royal Oak

Price: Free
Start time: 21:00

Furthur presents

The Neighbourhood Strange

WE ARE SORRY BUT THIS EVENT HAS NOW BEEN CANCELLED
Formed in 2015, not far from Stonehenge in the confluence of the five rivers, The Neighbourhood Strange's edgy punk-tinged psychedelic garage-rock will certainly gain approval from weird neighbour Julian Cope: desolate heartfelt vocals, fuzzy guitars and reedy organ: the bastard love child of Lou Reed and Reg Presley! More info and booking...

Prior Park

Price: £10 / £8 concs
Start time: 21:00
Doors open: 19:30

Kilter Theatre presents

The Darkling Society

A Play. Outside. After Dark.

Stay up late tonight, pack a torch, and make a pilgrimage into the great outdoors. As the sun sets over Bath, join a band of musicians and outsiders for an expedition like no other! Cosy up as darkness falls and watch the wonder and wisdom of the night unfold before your very eyes! More info and booking...

Saturday 11th June

The Bell - Love Lounge (Back bar)

Price: Free
Start time: 16:00

The Oxymoron

The Oxymoron

The Oxymoron on line alternative comedy club live!

The Oxymoron on line alternative comedy club, found as a group on Facebook. Emerges from cyberspace to present a live comedy show, featuring members of the club and guests.
This show will be streamed live via The Bell,Bath UK. Donation on the door
The word on the street (or, rather, the pub garden) is that there are still some slots but they're filling up fast! More info and booking...

The Old Theatre Royal

Price: £9
Start time: 20:00

Lose The Shoes (featuring James Warren)

Klassic Hits, Kovers & The Korgis

The vibrant Bath music scene has given rise to a succession of critically acclaimed bands through the years, including Strackridge, Graduate, The Korgis, and Tears For Fears. Many of the musicians associated with those groups have led a double life as Lose The Shoes, a sideline act dedicated to celebrating classic pop, rock, Motown and Disco, in addition to their own musical legacies. Limited Seating Available More info and booking...

Widcombe Social Club

Price: £8
Start time: 20:00

K'Chevere

One of the UK’s finest, this 9 piece Latin band is strongly influenced by music and rhythms from across Latin America. Artists including ‘Tito Puente’, 'Patato Valdés’, 'Buena Vista Social Club’ and ‘Eddie Palmieri’, have influenced their mix of Cuban classics with their own original compositions, that combine Afro-Cuban dance rhythms such as Son, Danzón and Cha-Cha-Cha with a blend of Latin Jazz and Salsa. More info and booking...

Prior Park

Price: £10 / £8 concs
Start time: 21:00
Doors open: 19:30

Kilter Theatre presents

The Darkling Society

A Play. Outside. After Dark.

Stay up late tonight, pack a torch, and make a pilgrimage into the great outdoors. As the sun sets over Bath, join a band of musicians and outsiders for an expedition like no other! Cosy up as darkness falls and watch the wonder and wisdom of the night unfold before your very eyes! More info and booking...

Sunday 12th June

Sorry, this event is cancelled

The Bell

Price: Free
Start time: 13:00
Doors open: 12:00

Pete Brandt

and band

WE ARE SORRY BUT THIS EVENT HAS NOW BEEN CANCELLED
Already featuring in that as-yet unwritten Walcot musical history book for creating Slow Twitch Fibres with a post-Korgi Andy Davis, Pete is something of a legendary musos’ muso over in Bristol, with everything from hardcore free jazz to soundtracks to idiosyncratic and witty songwriting to his credit. We think it’s the latter that will characterise today’s performance: band also featuring Andy, Eddie John and Valere Speranza. More info and booking...

The Bell

Price: Free
Start time: 13:00
Doors open: 12:00

Bath Music super-bill

Larkhall, Waitress for the Bees, Neil Gay

Three of the most creative minds in town...

Replacing the cancelled Pete Brandt show (to be rescheduled) we have a triple bill - no less - of contemporary Bath creativity.
Two projects involve musician/novelist/academic Emma Hooper - one performed by her partner Charlie - and the third head to this trinity is her fomer colleague from The Cedar, Neil Gay, one of the most under-rated but creative musical minds in the city for some years now. More info and booking...

Bath Aqua Theatre of Glass

Price: £4
Start time: 14:30
Doors open: 14:00

Bath Aqua Glass presents

Obsidian Strikes Back!

Madness in its purest form

Return to the world of Obsidian. Journey through the depths of creativity and insanity to arrive in a place where logic has no power.
This family friendly show combines music, glass blowing and spoken word in a string of acts that will leave you speechless.
All profits go to charity.

Extra info: Wheelchair access

More info and booking...

The Bell

Price: Free
Start time: 20:30

End of the Fringe Party

with ShakShak

We end the festival with Walcot favourites and all-round festival goodtimes guaranteed collective ShakShak. Eternal spring in your step ska groove referencing Afro, Calypso and Celtic flavours from a familiar bunch of faces who are themselves embodiments of Walcot history and connectedness. More info and booking...

Saturday 20th May

The Old Barn, Kelston Roundhill

Price: £14
Start time: 19:30
Doors open: 18:30

Kelston Records presents:

Gas Giants

plus support

The mighty Gas Giants re-emerge from interstellar cloud for special intimate event in the unique surroundings of the barn. The stars are closer out there. Will (Goldfrapp) Gregory meets superlative drummer Tony Orrell and cosmic tinkerer Ross Hughes in a surrealist soundtrack world of their own. Unique and unmissable. More info and booking...

Sunday 21st May

The Bell

Price: Free
Start time: 13:00

Barbarella's Bang Bang

Strikingly theatrical take on that old Gipsy Cabaret style, still coming up with new spins of the wheel since the 19th Century. A clear vision of what they want to say and the musical ability to make it work. Will appeal to Euro intellectuals, goths and plain ol' weirdoes More info and booking...

Wednesday 24th May

The Bell

Price: Free
Start time: 21:00

Bonfire Radicals

One of the myriad ways that British Folk Forms are spinning themselves in the modern world, the six B.Rads pack in influences from World, Rock and Early Music to form something that veers dangerously from the calm, considered or clever into jumping around raucously. They're really not much like anything else out there, though fans of The Moulettes and the folkier end of Prog will share aspirations. More info and booking...

Friday 26th May

The Bell - Love Lounge (Back bar)

Price: Free
Start time: 20:00

FAB & Bath Fringe

Openings Night Party

Dance yourself Arty

It's where you head after the art openings close: we're still celebrating! Late licence and guest DJs/performers to be advised nearer the time. More info and booking...

Chapel Arts Centre

Price: £12.50 Advance: £10.00 adv; £12.50 on door
Start time: 20:00
Doors open: 19:30

Papillon

Violin and guitar duo

Papillon is the new project by Anna Phoebe and Nicolas Rizzi. It combines raw Eastern inspired violin and guitar melodies set within cinematic soundscapes. Anna Phoebe has performed throughout the world as a featured soloist for various artists and is now carving a career with her own projects. More info and booking...

Saturday 27th May

The Bell - Love Lounge (Back bar)

Price: £10 (plus £3 drum hire if needed)
Start time: 15:00

Amadou Diagne

Djembe Workshop

Beginner/Intermediate level Djembe workshop. Connect to some new rhythms that - however simple or complicated - end up as an exciting whole experience within the group.
Bring your own drum or pre-book one for loan (£3 extra) if available. More info and booking...

The Bell - Love Lounge (Back bar)

Price: £6 (£5 concs.)
Start time: 20:00

Amadou Diagne

Solo Kora Concert

Amadou's great contribution to a number of bands (including his own) tends to obscure the fact that he's also a fine solo artist with a number of strings to his bow (or Kora). A solo Kora concert could go in a number of directions, traditional from his griot heritage, or contemporary with pedals and loops - or conceivably both! Only one way to find out!!
See also Djembe workshop in the afternoon More info and booking...

The Barley Mow

Price: £3 / £4 on door
Start time: 21:00
Doors open: 20:00

Foxy Music presents

Burbank

Luke Gittins and Ashley Smith

Described as 'the new Lennon & McCartney' and signed without hesitation; with captivating original songs and harmonies, some fabulous guitar playing and a confident delivery (influenced by John Mayer & Ed Sheeran amongst others) see this talented new duo warm up for festival headliners & a tour of America while you can!

Extra info: 2 x 45 minute sets with a break.

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Komedia

Price: £6
Start time: 23:00
Doors open: 23:00

Motorcity

Bath’s busiest and best club night never fails to deliver a refreshing but classic mix of all the best Motown, Soul, Funk and Rock ‘n’ Roll Anthems to keep your feet stomping into the early hours! More info and booking...

Sunday 28th May

The Bell

Price: Free
Start time: 13:00

Kris & the Blues Machines

More usually seen with Canadian carney crew Blackberry Wood, musical omnivores to the max, this project sees frontman Kris making the style more straightforward but certainly not playing safe or straight. And he’s always been a great frontman too. Electro Blues this way! More info and booking...

The Bell - Love Lounge (Back bar)

Price: £7
Start time: 20:00
Doors open: 19:30

Bath Comedy presents

Mishka Shubaly

Cult favorite singer/songwriter, who has opened nationally for comedy iconoclast Doug Stanhope and is known as one of Johnny Depp's favourite artists. Gruff-voiced Mishka takes time out of touring dive bars in the USA to play dive bars in the UK... More info and booking...

Monday 29th May

The Bell

Price: Free
Start time: 21:00

Mark Lewandowski Trio

Waller

The Fats Waller Project

Mark Lewandowski - double bass
Liam Noble - piano, Fender Rhodes
Paul Clarvis - drums
Exploring the catalogue of one of the early innovators of jazz - the great Thomas ‘Fats’ Waller - delving into his music and bringing their own personal spin on his repertoire in the intimate trio setting. Three musicians known for their intricate dialogues and strong humour, paying tribute to another musician who had these attributes. Mixing the traditional with the modern, this trio brings a little of 1930s Harlem into the 21st Century. More info and booking...

Tuesday 30th May

The Old Theatre Royal

Price: £8 / £7 Concs
Start time: 20:00
Doors open: 19:00

Simon Allen, Sam & Beth Eason, Tom Corneill and Lee Cole present

'90s Acoustic Mixtape LIVE

Choose Britpop. Choose anthems. Choose reminding yourself of staying out past midnight on school nights. Choose songs you fell in love to. Choose incredible acoustic twists on the best dance and grunge music. Choose remembering muddy festival moments. Choose guilty pleasure pop songs. Choose music to make you feel alive.

Extra info: Full disabled access

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The Bell

Price: Free
Start time: 21:00

Tuesday Choice

Declan Millar

We’ve been awaiting great things from Declan since he won the Bath Folk Festival’s 2015 New Shoots competition against much more obvious & conventional singers & players: a mark of his strong individuality and appeal. Part faerie foundling, part 21st Century agitator activist, the traditions are well served by his hand. Though tonight the focus is on his songs, he will be accompanied by bandmates from new Trad Folk combo Gorias. More info and booking...

Wednesday 31st May

The Old Theatre Royal

Price: £8 / £7 Concs
Start time: 20:00
Doors open: 19:00

Brian Madigan

Think of a Song

plus Paul Bradley

Singer-songwriter Brian Madigan is famed for his lengthy, spoken intros. So what if he were to remove the songs altogether – only thinking them ‘out loud’ with the audience invited to imagine them? Would that be deeply uncomfortable, transcendental, or a brief moment of sanity amid the cacophony of everyday madness?

Extra info: Full disabled access

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The Bell

Price: Free
Start time: 21:00

Tonto Malembe

Venezuelan psych-funk exiled to London for the predictable political/lifestyle issues as well as matters of the artistic economy, enigmatic frontman Baldo Verdú and his boys really do hit a time-slipped groove you won’t have encountered before, with rock’n’roll and street sass/suss. Big things are expected - and some sought-after festival dates in place - but still just breaking. Get in now! More info and booking...

Thursday 1st June

Kingswood Theatre

Price: £8 / £6 Concs
Start time: 19:30
Doors open: 19:00

Bath Spa Musical Theatre Society presents

Fame: The Musical

Bath Spa Musical Theatre Society continues into its fourth year with a fresh production of 'Fame'! Following the interlinking stories of a group of students at the High School of Performing Arts, this uplifting musical explores the highs and lows of tirelessly reaching for fame. More info and booking...

Rondo Theatre

Price: £10
Start time: 19:30
Doors open: 19:20

Super Hamlet 64: Parody DLC

by Edward Day

An ocarina, a ukulele and a thirst for revenge. Lecoq trained Edward Day battles four decades of videogame nostalgia in an explosion of Shakespeare, live music, video projection and 16-bit mayhem. More info and booking...

The Old Theatre Royal

Price: £6 / £5 Concs excluding workshop
Start time: 20:00
Doors open: 19:00

James Rippingale

Guitar on a Summer Evening

Preceded by Guitar Workshop (book workshop separately)

Join award winning classical guitarist James Rippingale as he makes his Bath debut with a programme of musical delights and guitar favourites featuring pieces by J. S. Bach along with his own unique compositions, and ending with a musical journey through the heart of Spain.

Extra info: Full disabled access

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Chapel Arts Centre

Price: Advance: £17.50 Door Price: £20.00
Start time: 20:00
Doors open: 19:30

“It was Fifty Years Ago Today…”

Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band 50th Anniversary Concert

featuring All You Need Is The Beatles

All You Need Is The Beatles celebrate 50 years of The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band LP with a special celebration concert. The album will be performed in its entirety and the show will also feature many of The Beatles’ greatest hits.
“A splendid time is guaranteed for all!”

Extra info: Standing event

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Widcombe Social Club

Price: £17.50
Start time: 20:00
Doors open: 19:30

'All Of The Above' - WSC and Nod Knowles Productions present:

Martin Taylor and Alison Burns present: Ella Fitzgerald at 100

Celebrating 100 Years of Ella Fitzgerald

Celebrating the centenary of the birth of the great jazz vocalist, multi-award winning guitarist Martin Taylor - internationally renowned for his work with everyone from Stephane Grappelli to Jamie Cullum - and Scottish-Canadian jazz singer Alison Burns highlight the Grammy-award winning collaboration between Ella and jazz guitarist Joe Pass More info and booking...

Friday 2nd June

Kingswood Theatre

Price: £8 / £6 Concs
Start time: 14:30
Doors open: 14:00

Bath Spa Musical Theatre Society presents

Fame: The Musical

Bath Spa Musical Theatre Society continues into its fourth year with a fresh production of 'Fame'! Following the interlinking stories of a group of students at the High School of Performing Arts, this uplifting musical explores the highs and lows of tirelessly reaching for fame. More info and booking...

The Old Theatre Royal

Price: £10 / £8 concs
Start time: 20:00
Doors open: 19:00

2016 BGT Finalist

Jasmine

Jasmine moved some judges to tears with her audition on 'Britain's Got Talent' last year, winning Ant & Dec's Golden-Buzzer nomination before going on to finish fourth in the Final. Come and experience live the 15-year-old girl that David Walliams said "looked like an Angel and sounded like one too."

Extra info: Full disabled access

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Rondo Theatre

Price: £10 (£9 concs)
Start time: 20:00
Doors open: 19:30

Mike Scott and David C Johnson's World Premiere

Still Doing It

Full of wit, songs, poetry and banter.
How did talented singer/songwriter Mike Scott, ex pupil of PenPole Point Secondary Modern, and David C Johnson, witty, prize-winning performance poet, ex cadet of the Nautical College Pangbourne, find themselves writing a show and sharing a stage? Their entertaining and original “Still doing it” attempts to answer this question. More info and booking...

Komedia

Price: £5
Start time: 23:00
Doors open: 23:00

Fame

With all your guilty pleasures under one roof, Fame is Bath’s biggest night for you to unleash your inner dancer to the soundtrack of nostalgic numbers from the past and modern groovers that you wouldn’t normally dare sing out of the shower! More info and booking...

Saturday 3rd June

Kingston Parade

Price: Free
Start time: 12:30

Old Spot Theatre Co: Los Perdidos Village Band

Old Spot Theatre Company have worked the circus and street theatre circuit for years, nay decades but will bring something decidedly new to Bedlam Fair this year as part of the New Work Works Scheme
More info and booking...

Kingswood Theatre

Price: £8 / £6 Concs
Start time: 16:00
Doors open: 15:30

Bath Spa Musical Theatre Society presents

Fame: The Musical

Bath Spa Musical Theatre Society continues into its fourth year with a fresh production of 'Fame'! Following the interlinking stories of a group of students at the High School of Performing Arts, this uplifting musical explores the highs and lows of tirelessly reaching for fame. More info and booking...

Sorry, this event is cancelled

Burdall's Yard

Price: £10 / £8 Concs/ £5 BSU Student
Start time: 18:00
Doors open: 17:50

Frenetic Fox Theatre presents

Appily Ever After

by Paul Lawless

Serenading you with original song, spoken word and just the right amount of desperation, join Paul as he questions your relationship with dating apps - exploring tech-addiction, disillusionment and how far are we prepared to go to be fulfilled.

Extra info: May contain mild swearing and sexual references (non-vulgar)

More info and booking...

Kingswood Theatre

Price: £8 / £6 Concs
Start time: 19:30
Doors open: 19:00

Bath Spa Musical Theatre Society presents

Fame: The Musical

Bath Spa Musical Theatre Society continues into its fourth year with a fresh production of 'Fame'! Following the interlinking stories of a group of students at the High School of Performing Arts, this uplifting musical explores the highs and lows of tirelessly reaching for fame. More info and booking...

Green Park Station

Price: Free
Start time: 20:00

Rajasthan Heritage Brass Band

With a diverse repertoire spanning Rajasthani folk songs, Bollywood hits, spiritual qawwali and Bhangra beats these ten vividly costumed artists cover the full spectrum of the evocative and joyous music that governs life in Rajasthan.
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Green Park Station

Price: Free
Start time: 20:00
Doors open: 19:00

Street Performers' Party

Bedlam Fair - The Night Out

The Rajasthan Heritage Brass Band, Avanti Display, and more...

After a busy day on the streets of Bath what we all need is a bit of a party to recharge the batteries for tomorrow. Highlight shows from some of this afternoon's key performers, a work-in-progress from the legendary Avanti, Indian Brass madness from the very watchable (and still more danceable) Rajasthan Heritage crew, then on into the night with Indian-into-Worldbeat DJ Desi Heights inside the Brasserie.
To see all the acts, click here
Full details download here:
www.bathfringe.co.uk/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/Bedlam-Fair-2017-v-10.pdf

Extra info: till late

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The Old Theatre Royal

Price: £6 / £5 C-oncs
Start time: 20:00
Doors open: 19:00

Joe Probert

plus support

19-year-old Bristolian Joe Probert is one of the UK’s most promising singer/songwriters - single-mindedly motivated to deliver fresh music that people love. Self-taught, whilst other kids were on X-Boxes, Joe was busking on the streets of Bristol & Bath, before setting-up his own DIY recording studio in the garden shed.

Extra info: Full disabled access

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Widcombe Social Club

Price: £15 includes supper
Start time: 20:00
Doors open: 19:30

Amuse Bouche present

Valerie's Birthday Party

with the Boxcats

Valerie has reached a significant age, so her Aunties have secretly planned a fabulous party … and you are all invited! Comedy troupe Amuse Bouche and Boxcats blues band present a birthday party to remember: expect a retro buffet supper, family rows and inappropriate presents. What could possibly go wrong? More info and booking...

The Barley Mow

Price: £3 / £4 on door
Start time: 21:00
Doors open: 20:00

Foxy Music presents

The Swings

plus Flies Fly Away

Bath’s most exciting & new band creating a real stir, packing out Moles, The Bell & other venues. The Swings play psychedelic, soulful, alternative rock originals with highly unique & heavy latin-influenced guitar riffs; gutsy lead singer Millie reminds us a bit of Janis Joplin is "a star in the making" (Tim Orchard, Purr Records). More info and booking...

Komedia

Price: £6
Start time: 23:00
Doors open: 23:00

Motorcity

Bath’s busiest and best club night never fails to deliver a refreshing but classic mix of all the best Motown, Soul, Funk and Rock ‘n’ Roll Anthems to keep your feet stomping into the early hours! More info and booking...

Sunday 4th June

Sawclose & Kingsmead Square

Price: Free
Start time: 12:00

Bedlam Fair - The Sunday

It’s the street theatre event of the year with dozens of performers from the emerging new ideas through to renowned companies at the top of their game, spilling around the streets in and around Kingsmead Square & Saw Close (roadways closed for the afternoon, no parking).
See all of Sunday's acts here
Click here for Sunday's running order (timings are a guide and are subject to change)
The event is free but please put money ‘in the hat’ if the performer is using one.
Full details download PDF programme here:
www.bathfringe.co.uk/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/Bedlam-Fair-2017-v-10.pdf More info and booking...

Sawclose & Kingsmead Square

Price: Free
Start time: 12:30

Rajasthan Heritage Brass Band

With a diverse repertoire spanning Rajasthani folk songs, Bollywood hits, spiritual qawwali and Bhangra beats these ten vividly costumed artists cover the full spectrum of the evocative and joyous music that governs life in Rajasthan.
More info and booking...

Sawclose & Kingsmead Square

Price: Free
Start time: 12:30

Old Spot Theatre Co: Los Perdidos Village Band

Old Spot Theatre Company have worked the circus and street theatre circuit for years, nay decades but will bring something decidedly new to Bedlam Fair this year as part of the New Work Works Scheme
More info and booking...

The Bell

Price: Free
Start time: 13:00

Terry & Gerry

Gerry Colvin made a lot of friends in Bath and The Bell some years ago with Colvin Quarmby, but now he’s back with a revival of his much loved ‘80s skiffle combo who recorded 3 Peel sessions and scored Indie Chart hits with straight-to-the-point tales like ‘Clothes Shop’ and ‘Last Bullet in the Gun'. Great writing and no-fuss delivery. More info and booking...

Burdall's Yard

Price: £12
Start time: 15:00

Annette Gregory

Ella - Celebrating 100 Years

Jazz Vocalist Annette Gregory celebrates the music of the iconic jazz vocalist Ella Fitzgerald, 100th Year. More info and booking...

Sorry, this event is cancelled

Burdall's Yard

Price: £10 / £8 Concs/ £5 BSU Student
Start time: 18:00
Doors open: 17:50

Frenetic Fox Theatre presents

Appily Ever After

by Paul Lawless

Serenading you with original song, spoken word and just the right amount of desperation, join Paul as he questions your relationship with dating apps - exploring tech-addiction, disillusionment and how far are we prepared to go to be fulfilled.

Extra info: May contain mild swearing and sexual references (non-vulgar)

More info and booking...

The Old Theatre Royal

Price: £9 / £7.50 Concs
Start time: 19:30
Doors open: 18:30

Simon Currie's 6plus1

Musical Comedy with Virtuosic Musicians

6plus1 is a band of 7 musicians playing New Orleans Jazz, mixing in Funk, Rock and Ska with two Saxophonists doubling woodwind, two trumpets, trombone, tuba and drums. Some of the music is presented with a comic edge, next to virtuosic playing.

Extra info: Full disabled access

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Widcombe Social Club

Price: £5. The 4-6pm session is FREE.
Start time: 19:45
Doors open: 19:00

Misha Carder, the current Bard of Bath, invites you to

Travel stories and music from around the world

Themed concert with Wessex Musicians & Wordsmiths

Venue: The Wharf Room, Widcombe Social Club. Come to either or both sessions
4-6pm Poetry, Music, Digital Exhibition, and Pop-Up Gallery.
6.30 - 7.30 Optional Shared Supper at 6.30
7.45 - 10pm Stories and Music from local performers, featuring Brighid's Flame: an hour of Irish music, myths, stories, with harp.

Extra info: optional shared supper at 18.30 -19.30

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Monday 5th June

The Old Theatre Royal

Price: £10 / £8 concs
Start time: 20:00
Doors open: 19:00

Phoenix River Band

plus Support from Prairie Dog

Phoenix River Band’s music is original with an undoubted salute to country influences plus hints of R&B and Blues. Think Allman Brothers meet Chris Rea meets Jackson Browne with a touch of Fleetwood Mac and you have a potent mix of original songs with driving beats and soulful melodies. Prairie Dog are a Southwest-based country roots duo playing mostly original songs with a bluegrass-tinged style and vocal harmonies that are rootsy, humorous, edgy and sometimes sensitive.

Extra info: Full disabled access

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The Bell

Price: Free
Start time: 21:00

Africa Entsha

Formerly Soweto Entsha (played Fringe a few years ago), these guys are a phenomenon: acappella singers bringing a wide range of Afro-American vocal styles together to show continuity in the traditions and the value of sheer style and skill. Traditional to Doo-Wop to Soul to RnB. Close-up they'll be dynamite! More info and booking...

Wednesday 7th June

Widcombe Social Club

Price: £14
Start time: 20:00
Doors open: 19:30

Bath Comedy presents

Bill Smarme & The Bizness with Dave Lemkin

The Village Hall

The Vicar of Lower Swell introduces some bizarre and frankly quite nutty locals performing in The Village Hall, They will include former cabinet minister the Rt. Hon. Dickie Daventry, who will regale us with tales from the corridors of power and be plugging his memoirs, and special guests Bill Smarme & The Bizness who will be travelling all the way from Twerton to perform their unique comedic take on a farrago of musical genres. More info and booking...

The Bell

Price: Free
Start time: 21:00

Jackson

A product of the restlessly recombinant Bristol funk/jazz/soul scene, Jackson sprays colours from all over the musical spectrum onto the canvas, featuring faces that the truly alert will have seen before: Jack Baldus, Asian Hawk, Rich O’Brien, Joe Price and other hotshots. A very contemporary sound that is not afraid of its own intelligence, nor of shaking that thing or rocking it out. And already better than their acclaimed debut EP. More info and booking...

Thursday 8th June

The Old Theatre Royal

Price: £6 / £5 Concs
Start time: 19:00
Doors open: 18:00

Open Up Music present

The South-West Open Youth Orchestra

including the Premiere of a new piece by Liam Taylor-West written especially for them

TSWOYO is the UK’s first disabled-led regional youth orchestra, featuring disabled and non-disabled young musicians playing conventional and electronic instruments incorporating accessible EyeGaze technology. On the eve of their BBC Music Day performance, come and experience these uniquely modern young musicians in the intimate surroundings of the Old Theatre Royal.

Extra info: Full disabled access

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Rondo Theatre

Price: £14
Start time: 20:00

moonson.co presents

Robin & Bina Williamson

Songs, Stories and Music

Robin and Bina Williamson perform an exotic mix of English, Celtic, and Old Timey roots. Their unique interweave of songs stories and music feature the East/West harmonies of their voices with harp, bowed psaltery and diverse other instruments.
"An enchanting evening 's entertainment" - Edi Stark, Celtic Connections -
"Pure beauty through simplicity" - Robert Plant More info and booking...

Chapel Arts Centre

Price: £8 Adv; £10 on door
Start time: 20:00
Doors open: 19:30

Rik van den Bosch and Rainy

A night where folk and blues meets cuban, reggae and latin grooves. One-man-band and story teller, Rik van den Bosch, is armed with his slide, harmonica and his incredible vocal range.
Rainy takes you on a journey with his laid back grooves, sun soaked open roads and a healthy dose of wonder. Watch, listen and enjoy. More info and booking...

Friday 9th June

The Old Theatre Royal

Price: £10 / £8 concs
Start time: 19:30
Doors open: 18:30

The Unravelling Wilburys

Following their sell-out world debut at last year's Fringe@theOTR, this band of good ol’ boys from Nashville Tennessee who had a whole bunch of songs (allegedly) stolen by some supergroup called “The Travelling Wilburys” have been hitting the highway and are back with an even bigger show this year.

Extra info: Full disabled access

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The Edge, University of Bath

Price: £5 for Students and Concessions, £8 Standard Ticket
Start time: 19:30
Doors open: 19:00

Bath University Student Musicals Society Presents:

The Ballad of Me and My Friends

A New Musical with the Songs and Lyrics of Frank Turner

A new jukebox musical written for this year's fringe follows the life and times of musicians, artists and other failed 21st century bohemians trying to make it in contemporary London. Taking inspiration from Frank Turner's lyrics and live shows, the performance weaves together gig and theatre in Bath University's new arts complex, The Edge. More info and booking...

The Edge, University of Bath

Price: £12:50 / £10:50 Concs/ £8:50 UoB Students
Start time: 19:30
Doors open: 19:00

Nowadays Tipi

Kadialy Kouyate & Claire Northey

A celebration of summer strings

Nowadays is popping up this summer with a rich blend of new and old music. Join us for this unique musical evening in our enchanting tipi venue, set in the grounds of The Edge. A delicious summer’s evening treat… with mixed seating including cushions, picnic benches, chairs and cosy snug…

In part one of our summer music pop up, we welcome master Kora player and songwriter Kadialy Kouyate and Bristol-based French violinist Claire Northey to play in our Tipi. More info and booking...

The Nest

Price: £5 (£3 NUS), ££ in advance
Start time: 20:00

RMT present

Vels Trio

plus Tiger Trail and Bird Noire

Channelling ingrained deep grooves, progressive soundscapes and contemporary hip hop, the Trio’s sound represents an amalgamation of different influences, with the extraterrestrial electrified leanings of prog and jazz-funk anchored to a deep backbeat, hyperactively engaging audiences with their heavy groove and energetic live sets. A hip-hop-infused reinterpretation of jazz for contemporary audiences with a distinct twist of their own.
The band sold out The Jazz Cafe on Monday 13th February with a live rendition of Madlib’s Shades of Blue. More info and booking...

The Bell

Price: Free
Start time: 20:00

St Wally's Eve

As a prelude to the Walcot Nation Day celebrations, The Bell will be buzzing to an upgrade on the usual already-groovesome vinyl DJ malarkey, and, we are assured, some popup events to match. More details on their website and ours nearer the time. More info and booking...

The Royal Oak

Price: Free
Start time: 21:00

Jesuits

New-ish Bristol psych quartet including ex-members of the rather-good-sadly Towns, surfing a tidal wave of feedback & noise but with punk/grunge energy and attitude to keep them out of any trouble they didn't choose to be in. Ones to watch (and indeed listen to). More info and booking...

Komedia

Price: £5
Start time: 23:00
Doors open: 23:00

Fame

With all your guilty pleasures under one roof, Fame is Bath’s biggest night for you to unleash your inner dancer to the soundtrack of nostalgic numbers from the past and modern groovers that you wouldn’t normally dare sing out of the shower! More info and booking...

Saturday 10th June

The Mission Theatre

Price: £6 / £4 students
Start time: 11:00
Doors open: 10:40

Back In Time Productions Presents

A Suitcase of Memories

When a husband is caring for his very unwell wife, the memorable moments they've shared bring them closer than ever as they reflect on their adventurous journey together. More info and booking...

The Bell

Price: Free
Start time: 14:00

Walcot Independence Partyparty

K'Chevere, Nathan, Mick & Bruno

To celebrate 20 years of the re-birth of Walcot Nation and its sensational street party, on top of the Bell's usual eclectomaniac Saturday formula we're adding a classic Bath live band and then on into 2 rooms of major DJ action from some of our traditional longterm local favourites. Lineup to be announced, see our website and The Bell's. More info and booking...

The Edge, University of Bath

Price: £5 for Students and Concessions, £8 Standard Ticket
Start time: 19:30
Doors open: 19:00

Bath University Student Musicals Society Presents:

The Ballad of Me and My Friends

A New Musical with the Songs and Lyrics of Frank Turner

A new jukebox musical written for this year's fringe follows the life and times of musicians, artists and other failed 21st century bohemians trying to make it in contemporary London. Taking inspiration from Frank Turner's lyrics and live shows, the performance weaves together gig and theatre in Bath University's new arts complex, The Edge. More info and booking...

The Old Theatre Royal

Price: £8 (concessions £7)
Start time: 20:00
Doors open: 19:00

Guy Fawkes

Indie set to Blow-up

A backlash to A-sides, a response to four-minute songs by manicured manikins, a single finger to the Ed's of this world, the beginning of the good new days. But most of all Indie that seamlessly blends nuance and beauty with energy and rhythm. Set to blow up.

Extra info: Full disabled access

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The Edge, University of Bath

Price: £10 ADULT / £8 CONCS/ £8:00 CHILD/ £24 GROUP TICKET – OPTION ONE (INC:1 ADULT & 3 CHILDREN) / £26 GROUP TICKET – OPTION TWO (INC: 2 ADULTS & 2 CHILDREN)
Start time: 20:30
Doors open: 18:00

Nowadays Family Tipi

Adventures in Story, Theatre and Music

JOIN US ROUND THE CAMPFIRE FOR MUSIC AND STORYTELLING! At the magical tipi with your family, catch up with your friends and picnic on the lawn or sit at tables on the Edge terrace enjoying the summer’s evening. Take part or watch your children create their own ‘moving suits.’ Then it’s time to sit back together around the tipi camp fire (mixed seating including cushions, chairs and a snug) and hear marvellous and fantastical stories with a musical twist…Enjoy Kilter Theatre, Storytelling with Somerset Storytellers, James Watts and Michael Loader and create wonderful moving costumes with Lets Make Art! A wonderful summer’s evening treat… This event is suitable for grownups and under 12’s.
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The Barley Mow

Price: £5 / £6 door
Start time: 21:00
Doors open: 20:00

Foxy Music presents

A Tribute to Pink Floyd

by James Hollingsworth

James creates amazing soundscapes using skilful guitar effects and loop technology to recreate the legendary rock of Pink Floyd and totally blow your mind! A “truly phenomenal experience” (Barry ‘The Fish’ Melton, Country Joe and The Fish), an absolute must for all fans of Pink Floyd and psychedelic, folk, blues, trance or metal guitar. More info and booking...

Komedia

Price: £6
Start time: 23:00
Doors open: 23:00

Motorcity

Bath’s busiest and best club night never fails to deliver a refreshing but classic mix of all the best Motown, Soul, Funk and Rock ‘n’ Roll Anthems to keep your feet stomping into the early hours! More info and booking...

Sunday 11th June

The Bell

Price: Free
Start time: 13:00
Doors open: 12:00

Walcot Nation Celebration!

It was 20 years ago today...

Walcot Nation Day festival - run by Bath Fringe, The Bell, and key local traders - was 20 years ago on the Sunday at the end of that year's Fringe. We reckon that's a major excuse for a party. Already confirmed: an afternoon of top local live music, events in the yard, archive film showings of past local misdemeanours, pop-up art, and the unpredictable. See our website and The Bell's for details nearer the time. More info and booking...

The Bell - Love Lounge (Back bar)

Price: please make a donation (£3 suggested, price of a pint)
Start time: 20:00

Comedy & Music

Walcot Street Comedy Collective

featuring Calico Jack

The Fringe of the Fringe gets excited round the back of the pub tonight: a phalanx of performances from the truly alternative edge of the city, featuring:
Onanism - Matt Cranium - The Whistleblowers - Arnold Kuenzler-Byrt --- plus a little bit more.
The night culminates with a show from yer actual Pirates of the Kennet & Avon, Calico Jack More info and booking...

Monday 12th June

The Bell

Price: Free
Start time: 21:00

The Underscore Orkestra

6 piece from Portland Oregon who had such a ball last summer they were begging to be back this year. Balkan, Klezmer, Hot Jazz, Swing and other stuff that makes air and feet move in an inescapably joyous fashion, with the commitment and hard work on presentation and motivation that our transatlantic cousins do so well. More info and booking...

Wednesday 14th June

The Bell

Price: Free
Start time: 21:00

Kangaroo Moon

A festival perennial for 30-odd years and always a guarantee that summer is finally here - not least because they used to work the double-summer trip so beloved of performers with a strong antipodean connection. Celtic and tranced-out grooves, future primitive eco instincts and a shot of the mystic derived from their Planet Gong connection. Plenty have tried to copy but none hit it like they do. More info and booking...