Music

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

Friday 27th May 2016

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 2016

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 2016

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 2016

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 2016

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 2016

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 2016

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 2016

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 2016

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 2016

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 2016

The Bell

Price: Free
Start time: 21:00

Kevin Figes Sextet

Kevin Figes Sextet More info and booking...

Tuesday 7th June 2016

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 2016

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 2016

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 2016

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 2016

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 2016

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 2017

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 2017

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 2017

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 2017

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 2017

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 2017

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 2017

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 2017

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 2017

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 2017

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 2017

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 2017

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 2017

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 2017

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 2017

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 2017

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 2017

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 2017

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 2017

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 2017

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 2017

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...

Wednesday 23rd May 2018

St James Wine Vaults - Downstairs

Price: £5 on the door
Start time: 20:30
Doors open: 20:00

Live at St James Wine Vaults

Latino Groove / Alejandra Restrepo Cantora

Local band Latino Groove and Colombian singer-songwriter sensation, Alejandra Restrepo, team up for a night of uplifting musical entertainment at the famous St James Wine Vaults. A unique fusion of Latin American rhythms and other traditions - their high-energy performance is guaranteed to fill the dance floor! More info and booking...

The Bell

Price: Free
Start time: 21:00

Murder Murder

Six-piece string band with suitcase percussion playing a unique blend of bluegrass and outlaw country with a sublime storytelling sense: every song is a Murder ballad or at least a NorthAmerican Noir worthy of a great movie. Very much a cut above the usual ranch stash. More info and booking...

Thursday 24th May 2018

The Royal Oak

Price: Free
Start time: 20:30
Doors open: 20:00

Live at The Royal Oak

Latino Groove / Alejandra Restrepo Cantora

Local band Latino Groove and Colombian singer-songwriter sensation, Alejandra Restrepo, team up for a night of uplifting musical entertainment. A unique fusion of Latin American rhythms and other traditions - their high-energy performance is guaranteed to fill the dance floor! More info and booking...

Friday 25th May 2018

Chapel Arts Centre

Price: £13.50 adv / £15 door
Start time: 20:00
Doors open: 19:30

20th Century Foxes Presents

Cool Britannia

A Ride Through The Swinging 60s

Relive the heady 1960s as this unforgettable live band whirls you through the decade of the British Explosion, from early '60s kitsch to rooftop rock, and everything in between. Sixties Britain created a style and sound all its own - and made the world sit up and take notice. More info and booking...

Green Park Station

Price: Free
Start time: 22:00
Doors open: 18:00

Everywhere

Openings Night

featuring The Gin Bowlers

Our Openings Night features a little party in every FAB Art venue, and a bigger one in Green Park Station at 10pm with The Gin Bowlers playing their own angle on that much-abused lady, Swing (they played the Zen Hussies birthday party so they're the tops).
Plus: the milkfloat of music, various excursions from performanmce artistes, and a great selection of this year's top crop of Circomedia specialist performance students, on the streets and coming at you. More info and booking...

Saturday 26th May 2018

The Mission Theatre - Upstairs theatre

Price: £6 / £5 concs
Start time: 12:30
Doors open: 12:00

Thereby Hangs A Tale presents

The Interlinear of Cabeza de Vaca & Malinche

Two epic stories from the 16th Century Spanish colonisation of the Americas told with live original music.
"The power of maintaining life in others lives within each of us, and from each of us does it recede when unused" More info and booking...

The Edge, University of Bath

Price: £12:50 Full price// £10 Concs// £2:50 Edge Arts Community members.
Start time: 19:30
Doors open: 19:00

The Edge Proudly Presents ..

Pee Wee Ellis

In conversation with Ian Shaw ..

Pee Wee Ellis, In conversation with Ian Shaw, Join us to hear the legendary Pee Wee talk about his life and times. In what promises to be an atmospheric and beautiful evening - not to be missed! Tickets from https://bit.ly/2JqUiT7

Extra info: Two conversations with a Q&A session

More info and booking...

The Nest

Price: £5 adv / £6 door
Start time: 20:00
Doors open: 19:30

Spellbinding celtic blues improvisation to an iconic film

ARCC

50 years of 2001 : A Space Odyssey

Local band ARCC, in one of their are live appearances, improvise a soundtrack to the iconic film 2001: A Space Odyssey, Kubrick’s seminal work that has defined sci-fi movies since it’s release in 1968. With a live band and VJ mixing multiple projections, expect a spectacular show. More info and booking...

St James Wine Vaults - Downstairs

Price: £7
Start time: 20:00
Doors open: 19:45

Close Enough at the Fringe

Close Enough picked up a Buxton Fringe nomination in 2017 for their slick and stylish singing. Join the feisty foursome - Woody, Tom, Tom (!), and Johnny - as they perform their unique mix of classic barbershop alongside choice close harmony arrangements, spanning everything from East European folk to Big Band swingtime, and guaranteed to put a smile on your face! More info and booking...

The Barley Mow

Price: £3 adv / £4 door
Start time: 20:30
Doors open: 19:30

Foxy Music

The Big Massive Orchestra

Passionate, experimental three-piece fusing post-rock, traditional folk and classical into a unique, ambient electronic sound. These superb young musicians have been selling out venues in Bristol and captivating audiences with their atmospheric sound and front man Louis's sublime delivery of edgy and unique songs. Definitely a catch them while you can! More info and booking...

Sunday 27th May 2018

The Bell

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

Isembard's Wheel

Great new Brit-folk ensemble with quite another angle on the current resurgence of interest in all things home grown. Isembard is one of those with a very clear vision, the mission to go with it, and something new to bring to the table: a fearless attitude to the tradition and to their own creative place in it. More info and booking...

The Old Barn, Kelston Roundhill

Price: £10 adv.
Start time: 19:00
Doors open: 18:00

RMT presents

Sloth Racket & Run Logan Run

SR - new school improvisation from hard-edged & out-there quintet combining the thought processes of Jazz, the attitude of Free and the sonics of Post-Rock. RLR emphasise loops, effects and rhythm in their quest to show how a sax/drums duo can map a future. More info and booking...

Monday 28th May 2018

The Bell

Price: Free
Start time: 21:00

The Silken Same

Galway duo Mossy Nolan and Colm McGowan, artfully combine the bygone and the new, drawing on Irish and Balkan influences; songs that on the face of it will seem instantly familiar, but that supplant the traditional with fresh melodic and conceptual ideas. More info and booking...

Tuesday 29th May 2018

Chapel Arts Centre

Price: £10 adv / £12 door
Start time: 20:00
Doors open: 19:30

Brejeiro: the Brazilian musical

Years before Samba emerged, Brazilian Choro music and Maxixe dances rocked the world. Join Brejeiro and friends to experience this infectious music and its social history from its beginnings in the 1860's to today. Come and dance, sing, play and smile with us and catch the Choro bug too. With 12 dancers on stage! More info and booking...

The Bell

Price: Free
Start time: 21:00

Benjamin William Pike

An outstanding fingerstyle guitarist, with a voice that slots in beside the hallowed names of the '70s Folk & Beyond crowd, Ben is an artist of a kind you might have feared they didn't make any more. Depths of study and troughhs in life have brought him here, an experience we are all the richer for. More info and booking...

Wednesday 30th May 2018

The Old Theatre Royal

Price: £5 / £7 concs
Start time: 19:30
Doors open: 18:30

Celtic & Spanish Guitar Music from the Heart

with Geoff Robb

A guitarist and composer whose music blends his classical training with his love of Spanish and Celtic music. Geoff has performed his well crafted and deeply moving compositions at festivals and concerts all over the UK and Europe. An outstanding guitarist..his innovative technique was of the highest standard.” The Argus More info and booking...

Chapel Arts Centre

Price: £18 adv / £20 door
Start time: 20:00
Doors open: 19:30

'Arte Flamenco Puro'

Juan Martín Flamenco Dance Trio

with Antonio Aparecida & Amparo Navarro

The awe inspiring guitarist and composer Juan Martín brings his fantastic flamenco trio direct from Spain featuring the tremendous footwork and artistry of prize winning dancer Amparo Navarro. The Times said of Juan Martin: 'A giant of the flamenco guitar tradition'. More info and booking...

The Bell

Price: Free
Start time: 21:00

The Lords of Thyme

A new frontier in the unfolding worlds of psych/folk, the LOT blend the intensity, elusiveness and boundary-skipping skills of a Pentangle with the blissed out stonerdom of the West Coast koolaid jug bands. Unafraid of Trad, unafraid to write - there is so much to like! More info and booking...

Thursday 31st May 2018

FAB 1, 94 Walcot Street

Price: Pay What You Can
Start time: 12:00

Kilter Theatre & University of Bath present

The Cubicle

A theatrical space to ponder & play with cutting-edge research on body image.

Activities of every shape & size! Guest speakers celebrating the amazing body you already have! Workshops for singing, stretching, dancing, laughing... but not changing a thing! Developed in collaboration with University of Bath Psychology Researchers, The Cubicle will have you head over heels with your hiccups & hairy armpits.
Open 12 noon to 10pm

Extra info: Details at kiltertheatre.org

More info and booking...

The Old Theatre Royal

Price: £5
Start time: 20:00
Doors open: 19:00

An Evening with Jelli Records

Phoenix River Band with support Higgs Bison

A potent mix of original songs with driving beats and soulful melodies . There is an undoubted salute to country influences with hints of R&B and Blues and a touch of Pink Floyd and Fleetwood Mac for good measure.
Higgs Bison sing beautiful songs of love, loss, money and menace. More info and booking...

Widcombe Social Club

Price: £10 / £8 concs
Start time: 20:00
Doors open: 19:30

Nick Steel presents

James Hollingsworth's Pink Floyd Night

A sensational solo show from ace guitarist

A special event centred on the music of Pink Floyd, performed by acclaimed multi-instrumentalist singer/guitarist James Hollingsworth.
"Fascinating one man band James Hollingsworth conjures some wonderful soundscapes with guitar effects and loops to create colour and build the suspense." - Somerset Guardian More info and booking...

Chapel Arts Centre

Price: £12 adv / £14 door
Start time: 20:00
Doors open: 19:30

fromthewhitehouse presents:

Reg Meuross

with special guest, harpist Anna Tanvir

A captivating musical evening with multi-award winning Somerset singer-songwriter Reg Meuross and his special guest the harpist Anna Tanvir. Anna will perform a solo opening set, and will join Reg for part of his headline set. The combination of these two musicians is magical. More info and booking...

Friday 1st June 2018

FAB 1, 94 Walcot Street

Price: Pay What You Can
Start time: 12:00

Kilter Theatre & University of Bath present

The Cubicle

A theatrical space to ponder & play with cutting-edge research on body image.

Activities of every shape & size! Guest speakers celebrating the amazing body you already have! Workshops for singing, stretching, dancing, laughing... but not changing a thing! Developed in collaboration with University of Bath Psychology Researchers, The Cubicle will have you head over heels with your hiccups & hairy armpits.
Open 12 noon to 10pm

Extra info: Details at kiltertheatre.org

More info and booking...

Komedia

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

Rural Music Network

Young Acts and Bands from across the region

Rural Music Network works to support young people from across the region to rehearse, record and perform. We are delighted to be back in Bath with a great line up of singer-songwriters, psychedelic rock, metal, acoustic, and lyrical. These guys are super talented. If you want to get involved contact jamesbrookes@sryp.org.uk More info and booking...

Rondo Theatre

Price: £14 / £12 concs
Start time: 20:00

Ritchie-Parrish-Ritchie: UnTangled Again

Originally the UK rhythm section of the Canadian powerhouse Tanglefoot, RPR have now teamed up with percussionist/singer/songwriter Beaker Granger. Their music, storytelling, humour and high-spirited stage presence bubble over with that same combination of aggressive enthusiasm & personality that made Tanglefoot famous. More info and booking...

The Old Theatre Royal

Price: £5
Start time: 20:00
Doors open: 19:00

An Evening with Jelli Records

Funkinsteins

with Special Guest Bashema

This trio has crafted a truly original master sound, with amazing vocals and breathtaking guitar from Sal Wyatt and phat slap bass from Alex Gabb, and the mighty Jon Carter on drums, all together they give a truly dynamic performance. Bashema is a jazz influenced soulful songstress with an edgy twist. More info and booking...

Chapel Arts Centre

Price: £12 adv / £14 door
Start time: 20:00
Doors open: 19:30

Mondegreen Records presents

Track Dogs

Track Dogs make "sun-shiny songs thriving on dark themes behind irresistible rhythms". The Madrid-based ex-pats release their 4th album Kansas City Out Groove in 2018, the perfect showcase for their unique brand of acoustic music. A multi-instrumentalist line-up of cajun, bass, guitar, ukulele and trumpet; four-part harmonies steal the show. More info and booking...

Walcot Chapel

Price: £5
Start time: 20:00
Doors open: 19:30

Live at Walcot Chapel

Harmonium

Su Hart, the dynamic choir leader and singer-songwriter, joins the composer Sian Croose to lead an adventurous evening of layered women's voices, using interlocking rhythms and harmonies. Their influences are as diverse as Meredith Monk and Baka women's rainforest singing. More info and booking...

Saturday 2nd June 2018

Theatre Bath Bus - Brunel Square

Price: £8 / £6 concs
Start time: 10:00
Doors open: 09:45

Howard-Vick Productions presents

The Stationmaster

A new family musical by Gabriel Vick

Wesley is a 10 year old boy who loves trains and spends too much time at Swindon station for his parents liking. But on this day of the launch of the new intercity express train, Wesley finds himself in charge of the entire station! More info and booking...

Theatre Bath Bus - Brunel Square

Price: £10 / £8
Start time: 11:30
Doors open: 11:00

OOOH ARRR Productions presents

Musical Mayhem

All of your favourite musicals in one place.

Let our two dazzling divas take you directly to the West End. It is here where they will serenade you with a feel-good hour of toe-tapping tunes and the ballads that are sure to hit home. They will take you through the A-Z of Musical theatre to ensure you do have the time of your life. Dance and sing along to all of your favourite show tunes for 60 minutes of pure entertainment! More info and booking...

Radstock town centre

Price: Free
Start time: 12:00

Bedlam Saturday in Somer Valley

Somer Valley Arts Family Day

featuring Outside! NOW!! More info and booking...

FAB 1, 94 Walcot Street

Price: Pay What You Can
Start time: 12:00

Kilter Theatre & University of Bath present

The Cubicle

A theatrical space to ponder & play with cutting-edge research on body image.

Activities of every shape & size! Guest speakers celebrating the amazing body you already have! Workshops for singing, stretching, dancing, laughing... but not changing a thing! Developed in collaboration with University of Bath Psychology Researchers, The Cubicle will have you head over heels with your hiccups & hairy armpits.
Open 12 noon to 10pm

Extra info: Details at kiltertheatre.org

More info and booking...

Bedlam Fair in Radstock

Price: Free
Start time: 12:00

The Milk Float Stage

‘The Milk Float Stage’ is a solar powered mobile music stage, run by singer-songwriter Paul Thompson. Paul gained a Guinness World record with his eco-float (named Bluebell!), after touring from Norfolk to the Edinburgh Fringe and back…at 10mph!!

Paul’s latest venture is the creation of ‘Milk Float TV’ with fellow Bath Spa University MA Songwriter, Andy Jones. MFTV features music sessions, live gigs and interviews with songwriters, all from the back of Bluebell.

The Milk Float Stage will be showcasing some of the fabulous students from Bath Spa’s Commercial Music and Songwriting MA courses, as well as filming some ‘Bedlam Specials’ for MFTV. Come and experience some great moo-sic, once floated, never forgotten!
More info and booking...

Green Park Station

Price: Free
Start time: 18:30
Doors open: 18:00

Festival of Nature presents

Pop up Wildlife Party

Festival of Nature - After dark! This takeover of Green Park Station will find performers, artists and new technologies joining forces with conservation organisations to create an evening of wildlife surprises! More info and booking...

The Old Theatre Royal

Price: £5
Start time: 20:00
Doors open: 19:00

Wasuremono

This local four piece indie/dream-pop outfit feature intricate guitar styles and soundscapes, four part harmonies, rhythmic drums and synths, and their debut recordings have been championed by BBC 6 Music's Lauren Laverne,
with songs featured heavily on 6 Music "A marvellous little curio of a record" - Steve Lamacq More info and booking...

Kingswood Theatre

Price: £15.68
Start time: 20:00
Doors open: 19:30

Live music, dance and theatre from the Middle East and beyond!

Club Cairo

featuring the 'Serpent Slayer'

Club Cairo presents live music, dance and theatre from the Middle East and beyond. Experience the drama of our theatrical production 'The Serpent Slayer' - a story where tough reality meets fairytale - followed by a fun live music set accompanied by a dazzling array of belly dancers.

Extra info: strobe lighting

More info and booking...

Sunday 3rd June 2018

Theatre Bath Bus - Brunel Square

Price: £8
Start time: 10:00
Doors open: 09:50

Couch - the musical

(miniature youth version)

"A brilliantly imaginative evocation of a whole new universe" The Telegraph.
Teenager, C.P., enters the world of the lost and forgotten. Devices, gadgets, and creatures take on new meaning as a musical adventure unfolds.

Extra info: Family musical

More info and booking...

FAB 1, 94 Walcot Street

Price: Pay What You Can
Start time: 12:00

Kilter Theatre & University of Bath present

The Cubicle

A theatrical space to ponder & play with cutting-edge research on body image.

Activities of every shape & size! Guest speakers celebrating the amazing body you already have! Workshops for singing, stretching, dancing, laughing... but not changing a thing! Developed in collaboration with University of Bath Psychology Researchers, The Cubicle will have you head over heels with your hiccups & hairy armpits.
Open 12 noon to 10pm

Extra info: Details at kiltertheatre.org

More info and booking...

Bedlam Fair: Kingsmead Square

Price: Free
Start time: 12:30

The Milk Float Stage

‘The Milk Float Stage’ is a solar powered mobile music stage, run by singer-songwriter Paul Thompson. Paul gained a Guinness World record with his eco-float (named Bluebell!), after touring from Norfolk to the Edinburgh Fringe and back…at 10mph!!

Paul’s latest venture is the creation of ‘Milk Float TV’ with fellow Bath Spa University MA Songwriter, Andy Jones. MFTV features music sessions, live gigs and interviews with songwriters, all from the back of Bluebell.

The Milk Float Stage will be showcasing some of the fabulous students from Bath Spa’s Commercial Music and Songwriting MA courses, as well as filming some ‘Bedlam Specials’ for MFTV. Come and experience some great moo-sic, once floated, never forgotten!

Extra info: Sessions, live gigs and interviews until 5pm

More info and booking...

The Bell

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

Dusty Stray + Stuart Cullen

Folk Noir from Texas and Somerset via Amsterdam & Brighton, these two chaps (DS is, in the modern way, one feller by the name of Jonathan Brown) are great pals and one ca see the attraction. Jonathan is renowned for the beauty of his writing; Stuart has been better known for electronica but this step into the acoustic is an artistic rebirth. More info and booking...

Bedlam Fair: Bath Street

Price: Free
Start time: 14:00

Ramshacklicious

The Band at the End Of The World

They arrive in a cloud of raucous brass heavy music, driving a water spurting, flaming and smoking battle contraption. These idiots are convinced that the inevitable end of the world is upon us, maybe today, maybe right here, maybe right now! More info and booking...

Theatre Bath Bus - Brunel Square

Price: £6 / £5 concs
Start time: 15:00
Doors open: 14:55

Thereby Hangs A Tale presents

The Interlinear of Cabeza de Vaca & Malinche

Two epic stories from the 16th Century Spanish colonisation of the Americas told with live original music.
"The power of maintaining life in others lives within each of us, and from each of us does it recede when unused" More info and booking...

Theatre Bath Bus - Brunel Square

Price: £6 / £4 concs
Start time: 16:30
Doors open: 16:00

Etherman Music Group

Tim Clayton & The Higher Lovers

Finally Made It To The Fringes

Tim is a gifted songwriter and performer, playing a mix of original acoustic and echo/looped material, offering tons of atmosphere in songs documenting the triumph of love and hope over adversity. More info and booking...

Bedlam Fair: Bath Street

Price: Free
Start time: 17:00

Ramshacklicious

The Band at the End Of The World

They arrive in a cloud of raucous brass heavy music, driving a water spurting, flaming and smoking battle contraption. These idiots are convinced that the inevitable end of the world is upon us, maybe today, maybe right here, maybe right now! More info and booking...

Green Park Station

Price: Free
Start time: 19:30

Bedlam Cabaret

featuring The Hot Potato Syncopators

In for the evening in our favourite covered open air space, Bedlam Cabaret features faces from the afternoon on the street, plus some extra stunning up & coming artists from the region, all rounded off by a show from the West's most stylish street band.
Full bill to be confirmed on the Bedlam leaflet and website nearer the time. More info and booking...

The Old Theatre Royal

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

Cecilia le Poer Power with Amadou Diagne

Nationally-acclaimed singer Cecilia Le Poer Power will be joined by the evocative Senegalese singer /multi-instrumentalist Amadou Diagne for an evening of intimate and atmospheric music. A spellbinding collaboration, which promises a sumptuous melting pot of two continents'. 'Elegant new music star' - The Guardian; 'A beautiful voice' - Jools Holland More info and booking...

Monday 4th June 2018

The Old Theatre Royal

Price: £4
Start time: 20:00
Doors open: 19:00

Ali George with Tom Allen

One of Bath's most treasured singer/songwriters, Ali's beautifully controlled voice is reminiscent of Cat Stevens and Nick Drake and his fingerstyle guitar of John Martyn and Bert Jansch. His self-penned songs are as exciting and entertaining as they are honest and original. Ali will be joined by double-bassist Tom Allen (Zen Hussies). More info and booking...

The Bell

Price: Free
Start time: 21:00

Eva Abraham

Born in Muswell Hill to Polish mother and Hungarian father, Eva grew up with music in her blood. Fronting touring soul/jazz bands and deep involvement with the original Big Chill, then to a physical and emotional turning-point, she has become a performer of transformative sensitivity & power. More info and booking...

Wednesday 6th June 2018

The Old Theatre Royal

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

Think of a Sequel

With Brian Madigan

Following last year's ground-breaking 'Think of a Song', Brian Madigan teams up with Tony Orrell, Paul Bradley and James Watts in 'Think of a Sequel'.
Three of the region’s finest musical improvisers create unique interpretations of songs they’ve never heard… Engrossing story-telling, dazzling musicianship, and a show-stopping finale are assured. More info and booking...

The Bell

Price: Free
Start time: 21:00

Da Fuchaman

with The Fire Blaze Band

A new voice, a new face, and a new energy in Roots Reggae: born and raised in St Ann, Jamaica; currently the most sought after vocal collaborator over in Bristol town; tonight with his young and hungry westcountry band, songs that could have come from the '70s golden age, and sounds of now. More info and booking...

Thursday 7th June 2018

Central United Reformed Church

Price: £5
Start time: 13:00
Doors open: 12:30

Jane Austen and the Piano

Judith Gore - Piano

You've seen the films. Read the books. Now come and hear the music from Jane Austen's personal collection. Pianist Judith Gore has selected a special collection of pieces for audiences to enjoy and experience Jane Austen's musical interests. More info and booking...

Sorry, this event is cancelled

The Old Theatre Royal

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

Richard Riley's 'I Can't Tell You'

with Audrey Riley and special guests.

Unfortunately the artist has now cancelled this event.
A rare live performance of this acclaimed electronic work - an epic psychedelic journey into the mind taking inspiration from Stockhausen's 'Hymnen', The Beatles, Pink Floyd and Delia Derbyshire but remaining totally unique in every way. Performed with a full band, contemporary dance and spoken word plus special guests. More info and booking...

Theatre Bath Bus - Brunel Square

Price: £ 10 adv / £12 at the bus stop
Start time: 19:30
Doors open: 19:15

The Beige Brothers Omnibus Company presents :

Bill Smarme : Exposed

With Bill Smarme and The Bizness

It's not easy being an international entertainer and ladies’ man. Hear the warts-and-all story behind Bill's relentless 47-year rise to fame and mis-fortune whilst running the Smarme's Arms, and Smarmerection simultaneously! Climb on board for an intimate evening of comedy, music, repartee-hee, exposes, enlightenment and prizes with Bill and The Bizness, all in the best possible taste. Running time 1 hour.

Extra info: This performance takes place on the Bath Theatre Bus

More info and booking...

The Moorfields Inn

Price: Free
Start time: 20:00

The Old Town Reclamation String Band present

Skiffle Singalong and other stuff

In association with Bath Songwriters Group

Come along with your voices and acoustic instruments and join in the skiffle, country, folk, rockabilly classics - or just come along. Songsheets with chords will be provided. There will also be original songs from local singer songwriters. More info and booking...

Widcombe Social Club

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

Bath Comedy presents

The Scott Walker Songbook - with Andy Davies and Kirsty Newton.

A tribute to Scott Walker

Part stand up and part tribute to one of the greatest singers in popular music, The Scott Walker Songbook is an intimate, touching and funny evening for both Scott Walker fans and newcomers alike. More info and booking...

Theatre Bath Bus - Brunel Square

Price: £ 10 adv / £12 at the bus stop
Start time: 21:00
Doors open: 20:45

The Beige Brothers Omnibus Company presents :

Bill Smarme : Exposed

With Bill Smarme and The Bizness

It's not easy being an international entertainer and ladies’ man. Hear the warts-and-all story behind Bill's relentless 47-year rise to fame and mis-fortune whilst running the Smarme's Arms, and Smarmerection simultaneously! Climb on board for an intimate evening of comedy, music, repartee-hee, exposes, enlightenment and prizes with Bill and The Bizness, all in the best possible taste. Running time 1 hour.

Extra info: This performance takes place on the Bath Theatre Bus

More info and booking...

Friday 8th June 2018

The Old Theatre Royal

Price: £5
Start time: 13:00
Doors open: 12:00

Jane Austen and the Piano

Judith Gore - Piano

You've seen the films. Read the books. Now come and hear the music from Jane Austen's personal collection. Pianist Judith Gore has selected a special collection of pieces for audiences to enjoy and experience Jane Austen's musical interests. More info and booking...

Sorry, this event is cancelled

Mystery location

Price: £8
Start time: 18:00

Taking a Tune for a Walk

Rock of Eye

Unique musical experience featuring some of our favourite players in the region taking you on a tune-full amble around some of Bath's hidden corners, to end with tonight's performance by new acoustic explorers Rock of Eye.
Come prepared for a walk and for some surprises. You will have time to snatch a bite to eat in Walcot St. before the concert. More info and booking...

Komedia

Price: £12.50 / £10 concs
Start time: 19:00

Femi & The Inrhythms

Pressure to Pleasure Tour

Femi and The InRhythms, a 7-piece band from Lagos, Nigeria, mixes the cerebral musicality of afrobeat with the visceral grooves of funk underpinned with Yoruba-English vocal styles to create an eclectic futuristic world dance music, making them one of the key bands from the contemporary African music scene.
14+ (under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult) More info and booking...

The Old Theatre Royal

Price: £5
Start time: 19:30
Doors open: 18:30

Dimension 50

With Paul Mallon

If you were you a clubber in Bath between 1968 and 1983, you’ll remember when local Discos played Stax Soul, Motown and Ska – and later Funk and Northern Soul. Dance those years away and relive the atmosphere with ex-Tiffanys & Nero's - and now Soul Train Radio - DJ Paul Mallon. More info and booking...

Chapel Arts Centre

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

Jill Jackson

Are We There Yet? is the 5th solo album by Paisley born singer songwriter Jill Jackson, a record that bears the hallmarks of a 25 year musical journey that has taken her from Paisley to Top of The Pops to playing in every State of America (50 States in 50 Days.....yes really!), and then Nashville. The result is stunning, lyrically and beautifully tender. Don't miss the chance to see this major talent. More info and booking...

Walcot Chapel

Price: £6
Start time: 20:45
Doors open: 20:30

Taking a Tune for a Walk Part 2

Rock of Eye

Rock of eye are Alex Vann (Spiro, Three Cane Whale) with Ron Phelan and Madame Ceski. The name is a tailoring term signifying to be guided by the eye, to do by feel and intuition rather than by precise methods.
They are an extraordinary improvising folk-based acoustic experience.

This show is the conclusion to 'Taking a Tune for a Walk', which precedes it, and participants on the walk will be admitted before additional tickets are sold (see online in the days before the event). More info and booking...

Saturday 9th June 2018

Walcot Street

Price: Free
Start time: 14:00

Les Zoings

at large on Walcot Street

Make your way into town this afternoon by way of Walcot Street and you may well find yourself serenaded by this idiosyncratic street band from the deep South London home of many of our favourite performance bands, playing to shop, cafe, pub, queue, open street but never just to themselves. More info and booking...

Moles Club

Price: £5 Adults / £3 concs
Start time: 19:00
Doors open: 19:00

Rural Music Network

Young Acts and Bands from across the region

Rural Music Network works to support young people from across the region to rehearse, record and perform. We are delighted to be back in Bath with a great line up of singer-songwriters, psychedelic rock, metal, acoustic, and lyrical. These guys are super talented. If you want to get involved contact jamesbrookes@sryp.org.uk More info and booking...

St. Michael's Church

Price: £5
Start time: 19:30
Doors open: 19:00

Edward Bettella and Jonathan Stabler

Original music for Cello and Piano

Join composer pianist Edward Bettella and cellist Jonathan Stabler for an evening of modern new music written especially for the cello and piano. Your musical hosts will guide you through a bombastic and epic selection of music from the composer himself, plus short pieces by a diverse range of other composers, from Purcell to Stevie Wonder. No knowledge of music history required! More info and booking...

The Old Theatre Royal

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

The Unravelling Wilburys

After previous sell-out gigs in Bath Fringe, this band of good ol’ boys from Nashville Tennessee (who had a whole bunch of songs – allegedly - stolen by some super group calling themselves “The Travelling Wilburys”) are back with all the old hits including: “Pretty Woman”, “Mr Blue Sky”, “Mr Tambourine Man” & “ Lay Lady Lay”. More info and booking...

The Barley Mow

Price: Free
Start time: 21:00
Doors open: 20:00

Foxy Music presents

Smallfry with support from Remy

Alternative country? Acoustic Pop? Folk/Rock? Smallfry are not hung up on genres, they just love to play great songs. With their delicious musical mix of guitar, ukulele, bass and cajon and the sweet vocal style of front woman Irene, Smallfry serve up an irresistible musical treat to both Bath Fringe and The Barley Mow. More info and booking...

Sunday 10th June 2018

The Bell

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

Walcot Sunday at The Bell

Nuala Honan & Claire Northey / Strange Planet / Mustard Brass Band

Walcot Weekend at The Bell brings three new acts from familiar faces: Nuala Honan we know all about round here, Claire Northey plays great fiddle and electronic bits; SP focus around Van Der Graff co-founder Judge Smith, and MB are a New Orleans marching band style combo from the makers of The Jazz Cannibals. Bands at 1pm, 3.30pm and 6pm, till 8pm. For running order see website nearer the time.

Extra info: Bands at 1pm, 3.30pm, 6pm

More info and booking...

The Old Theatre Royal

Price: £6 / £7 concs
Start time: 20:00

Hat & Feather Forever!

ShakShak, Jules Landau, Su Hart, Hodmadoddery, Clive TV & more

Way back last century, The Hat & Feather was the place in Bath to be, not least upstairs on a Thursday night at what was to become the longest running Open Mic night in the West, The Playgroup. Tonight reunites some of its regulars in music and something of the Hat's notorious party spirit. More info and booking...

Monday 11th June 2018

St James Wine Vaults - Downstairs

Price: pay what you will
Start time: 19:30
Doors open: 19:00

The Medicine Show Radio Revue Presents

Carrington MacDuffie

plus Fraser Anderson

Austin Indie High Priestess includes Bath Fringe on her 50 date European Tour, described as Carol King meets Grace Jones
Fraser Anderson Hailed by Howard Thompson (Former Head of A&R, Elektra Records) as “the best singer-songwriter I’ve heard in a long time”, the BBC’s Bob Harris as a “truly beautiful voice” and by Rolling Stone Magazine as “one to keep an eye on”, Anderson is a “truly remarkable artist” (BBC Radio Wales). Likened to Damien Rice’s emotionality, Glen Hansard’s crafted storytelling, the intensity of Nick Drake and the lively humour of John Martyn, Anderson stands out in his own right.
If you haven’t heard Anderson’s music yet, you are in for a treat. Words fail to prepare you for the delicate warm and comforting tones of his voice More info and booking...

Saturday 18th May 2019

St. Michael's Church

Price: £7 / £5 concession
Start time: 19:00

Unity

The Blazing Hearts Chorus with Walcot Choir

This concert brings together two choirs with songs from many lands and cultures.
Bath’s very own Walcot State choir celebrates its 20th Anniversary by inviting a sister choir from Penzance to bring you a world of songs from The UK, Europe, Africa and beyond in Fabulous rhythm and harmony. Conducted by Vicky Abbot, Su Hart and Sian Penlington
More info and booking...

Friday 24th May 2019

Chapel Arts Centre

Price: £12.50 adv / £15 on door
Start time: 20:00
Doors open: 19:30

Modou Ndiaye

Modou Ndiaye aka Mamadou Cissokho is a virtuoso Kora player and vocalist from Southern Senegal. Performing with his Kora based group, blending together an irresistible mix of captivating harmonies, mesmerising Kora solos, groovy rhythms and soulful melodies, Moudou unites traditional and modern beats that will leave you invigorated and inspired. More info and booking...

Green Park Brasserie

Price: Free
Start time: 22:00

Openings Night

Moonshot

If you've wanted a serious c'mon everybody party in Bath or Bristol in the past couple of decades, there's been one name at the top of your shopping list. Horn-heavy Studio 1 ska and early reggae from the '60s is one of the world's favourite goodtimes recipes, and you'd have to walk a long way tonight to find it being done better than by this local institution, through whose ranks many of the city's top players have passed.
More info and booking...

Saturday 25th May 2019

St. Michael's Church

Price: £5 adv / £7 on the door
Start time: 19:30
Doors open: 19:00

Bettella & Stabler Present

Debussy Cello Sonata

A night of music for cello and piano

Join composer pianist Edward Bettella and cellist Jonathan Stabler for a performance of Debussy’s late masterpiece, Cello Sonata in D minor. Composed in 1915, this sonata displays Debussy’s full musical range combining dissonance, rich harmony and pentatonic melodies that would have a far-reaching influence on jazz and later modern music. More info and booking...

The Bell - Back bar

Price: £3 on door
Start time: 20:00
Doors open: 19:00

The Walcot Street Comedy Club

New material night

The most chaotic comedy club in the South West! Featuring The Herb Albert Sound System plus a host of comedians trying out new material. If you'd like to book a slot, please call Arnie on 07501438879.
More info and booking...

Sunday 26th May 2019

The Bell

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

Louis Bingham & Griselda Sanderson

Way back in the '90s Gris Sanderson was one of the first people we heard taking the fusion of folk music and electronics out on the road as a working live band, and since then we've heard her get to grips with exotic instruments like the nyckelharpa, and traditions as far away from the frozen north as West Africa (with our friend Amadou) & Morocco. This here is a mother-and-son duo, drawing on their experiences from a travelling circus band all the way through to academia. Special stuff. More info and booking...

Parade Gardens

Price: £10/£7 under 16 or with a valid student card. £30 for a group family ticket (2 adult + 2 child)
Start time: 18:30
Doors open: 18:00

Bath IRON and the National Heritage Ironwork Group present

Fire FOLK

Join us in Parade Gardens to celebrate the installation of the beautiful, hand forged, bandstand balustrade, a gift to the city of Bath. We’ll have a foot-stomping line up of talented local FOLK bands playing, bar, food stalls and we'll be celebrating the traditional heritage craft of the artist blacksmith with live forging demonstrations throughout the evening. There’ll be something for everyone so bring the whole family!

More info and booking...

Komedia

Price: £25
Start time: 20:00

Bath Festival and Bath Fringe present:

Apparat

Plus Dataline

Flexible, eclectic, APPARAT, a.k.a.Sascha Ring, started in pure dance techno, then caught the Glitch bug, and now the impurities in the sound come from 'real' instruments and singers. Genre isn't really a millstone round his neck. A landmark on the Berlin scene since the late '90s, he has never stopped experimenting and collaborating. This is a special event for Bath and for both festivals. More info and booking...

Monday 27th May 2019

The Old Theatre Royal

Price: £8 / £7 Concs
Start time: 19:30
Doors open: 18:30

Beth Porter and the Bookshop Band

Plus Red Carousel

The Bookshop Band is the offspring of an artistic love-affair between a duo of English folk singer-songwriters, Beth Porter & Ben Please, and a multi-award winning independent bookshop in Bath, Mr B's Emporium of Reading Delights.
More info and booking...

The Bell

Price: Free
Start time: 21:00

Scott Lavene

Described as "a 21st century take on those maverick genius outsiders that Stiff Records used to release back in the punk wars" and unsurprisingly gaining plenty of 6 Music airtime, Lavene has inveigled himself onto The Bell's stage through the stratagem of grabbing a Bath band (the polyglot Port Erin) to provide the "wonk beats and scuzz riffs" upon which he writes his street stories.
More info and booking...

Tuesday 28th May 2019

Komedia

Price: £3
Start time: 19:30
Doors open: 19:00

Young Somerset & The Cheese and Grain Presents

The Rural Music Network Project Spring Tour 2019

Markus Smith, Patchwork Poet, Elliot Garcia, Swingray, The Frontrunners, Otto Wilde, The Marianas

Experience an eclectic mix of some of Somerset's most awesome up-and-coming music acts from across the County. Featuring: Markus Smith, Patchwork Poet, Elliot Garcia, Swingray, The Frontrunners, Otto Wilde, The Marianas. More info and booking...

The Old Theatre Royal

Price: £5
Start time: 20:15
Doors open: 19:15

Robert Lane

A musician, songwriter & actor whose charismatic presence on stage, makes every note seem effortless. Northern Sky Magazine described his third album 'Only a Flight Away', as 'Impressive in its scope, and almost a compendium of styles'. More info and booking...

Wednesday 29th May 2019

The Old Theatre Royal

Price: £8
Start time: 20:00
Doors open: 19:00

Think of a Conclusion

Brian Madigan

The final part of the Trilogy that began with the ground-breaking ‘Think of a Song’ in 2017, and followed in 2018 with ‘Think of a Sequel’, 'Think of a Conclusion' asks what happens when the curtain comes down - Is this really the end? More info and booking...

The Mission Theatre - Upstairs theatre

Price: £8 / £7 concs
Start time: 20:30

Rob Johnston in concert

Rob Johnston is one of the very best acoustic guitar players around. His brilliant playing style covers a huge range of influences from folk, world and classical. “Staggering playing...He is a mighty, mighty fine player.” Phil Jackson, South Live, BBC Southern Counties Radio. More info and booking...

The Bell

Price: Free
Start time: 21:00

Bare Souls

Rockin' Soul with a funk backbone from 7-piece fronted by the very self-posessed Florence Pardoe. Playing the right venues in Bristol & Boomtown brought them to our attention and we judged them worthy of yours. The name is more about passion than depression and the vibe is UP. More info and booking...

Thursday 30th May 2019

St. Barnabas Church

Price: £10
Start time: 19:00

String Orchestra Lundi Bleu

Young Dutch Orchestra

Purcell - Chacony In G Minor
Walton - Two Pieces For Strings From Henry V
Van Wassenaer - Concerto Armonico Nr. 1 In G Major
Delius - Two Aquarelles
Hellendaal - Concerto Grosso Op. 3 Nr. 2
Pärt - Cantus In Memoriam Benjamin Britten
Britten - Variations On A Theme Of Frank Bridge
Van Klaveren - Hope Is The Thing With Feathers More info and booking...

The Old Theatre Royal

Price: £5
Start time: 20:00
Doors open: 19:00

The Phoenix River Band

Plus The Shipmates

Neither heavy nor pop, the band play original songs with driving beats and soulful melodies. One reviewer described the band as "Like cruising in a Cadillac with Chris Rea at the wheel with Pink Floyd and the Allman Brothers in the back, and maybe some Eagles flying overhead". More info and booking...

Walcot Chapel

Price: £5 on door
Start time: 20:15
Doors open: 19:30

ARCC present

Return of the Beast of Walcot

GothARCC. Bath swamp blues band ARCC play soundtrack to an iconic horror film from the silent era. Guaranteed chills and thrills. With scary poetry from Tim Burroughs, spoken word from the ghost of Eva and immersive video decor, come and experience.
Do you dare to be there? Do you dare not? More info and booking...

The Mission Theatre - Main Auditorium

Price: £5.00 + booking fee
Start time: 20:30
Doors open: 20:15

Bristol Shakespeare Festival presents

Hamlet: the Musical

by Rachel Waterhouse

Experience Shakespeare's most famous play in its purest, most ridiculous form! The timeless tale of Hamlet is retold with cheeky irreverence and boundless energy through genius rewrites of modern hits - including classics by Queen, Britney Spears, ABBA, Kanye West, Frank Sinatra, Kanye West, and Elvis Presley! More info and booking...

Friday 31st May 2019

The Mission Theatre - Main Auditorium

Price: £5.00 + booking fee
Start time: 18:30
Doors open: 18:15

Bristol Shakespeare Festival presents

Hamlet: the Musical

by Rachel Waterhouse

Experience Shakespeare's most famous play in its purest, most ridiculous form! The timeless tale of Hamlet is retold with cheeky irreverence and boundless energy through genius rewrites of modern hits - including classics by Queen, Britney Spears, ABBA, Kanye West, Frank Sinatra, Kanye West, and Elvis Presley! More info and booking...

The Old Theatre Royal

Price: £7.50 / £6 concs
Start time: 19:30
Doors open: 18:30

Dimension 50 Disco

Paul Mallon

If you were you a clubber in Bath between 1968 and 1983 you’ll remember when local Discos played Stax, Soul, Motown and Ska, and later, Funk and Northern Soul. Dance those years away and relive the atmosphere with ex-Tiffanys & Nero's - and now Soul Train Radio - DJ Paul Mallon. More info and booking...

Komedia

Price: £20.00 / £13.00 concs, Students (Balcony): £9.00, Meal Deal: £30.50, Meal Deal Plus: £41.00
Start time: 20:00
Doors open: 18:30

The Ministry Of Burlesque: Cabaret

Fusing the wild, weird and witty traditions of circus, cabaret and burlesque, The Ministry of Burlesque’s Cabaret unfolds as a bold and daring, ever evolving new-variety experience. Enjoy a myriad of musical comedy masters, provocative prima donnas, enigmatic exotic dancers and astonishing feats of human grace – all balanced on a contemporary knife edge. 18+ More info and booking...

Sorry, this event is cancelled

St James Wine Vaults - Downstairs

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

Carus Thompson

"Australia's answer to Bruce Springsteen", OZ Folk-rock-roots singer-songwriter Carus Thompson has toured the world with Jack Johnson, John Butler & Dave Mathews. He's toured the UK opening for his good friend Seth Lakeman and plays this exclusive Bath show for the Fringe. Wonderful honest, singer-songwriter, acoustic music that rocks, engages and entertains. More info and booking...

The Bell - Back bar

Price: £3 suggested donation on door
Start time: 20:30
Doors open: 20:00

1st Birthday Bash

Bella Cielo

It’s Bella Cielo’s Birthday!! Are you ready for the queerest 1st Birthday in Bath?
We’re back bringing Walcot Street another night full of LGBTQ+ celebration. They’ve got music, comedy, burlesque, drag and much more - hosted as always by Bath’s premier Drag Couple, Candy Flipp & Joshua Beau Jangles.

More info and booking...

Green Park Station

Price: Free
Start time: 21:00

Bedlam Party

Try your Latino with a bit of Electro, the way they like it back home! Camo Clave are a local Latin band with a difference, inspired by the sounds of today and picking up influences from all over – again, just like they do South of Central – and have been grabbing slots at only the funkiest festivals (Boomtown, Wilderness). More info and booking...

Saturday 1st June 2019

SouthGate

Price: Free
Start time: 13:00

Bedlam Fair

The Masqueing Band

Two old men with a sea chest, two sheep, and some cunning disguises. Add a violin, whistles, banjo, some teeny-weeny bits of juggling and some of those catchy olde tyme tunes, and you have a curious street performance, full of wonder, laughter and maybe something quite strange… More info and booking...

The Old Theatre Royal

Price: £10 / £8 Concession
Start time: 13:00
Doors open: 12:00

An Afternoon of Musical Theatre

with Thomas Cameron

Thomas Cameron is a Classic Brit Award-nominated tenor whose vibrant voice, described as having 'velvet-like qualities', has blown-away sell-out audiences across the UK and Ireland.
More info and booking...

SouthGate

Price: Free
Start time: 15:00

Bedlam Fair

The Masqueing Band

Two old men with a sea chest, two sheep, and some cunning disguises. Add a violin, whistles, banjo, some teeny-weeny bits of juggling and some of those catchy olde tyme tunes, and you have a curious street performance, full of wonder, laughter and maybe something quite strange… More info and booking...

The Mission Theatre - Main Auditorium

Price: £5.00 + booking fee
Start time: 16:30
Doors open: 16:15

Bristol Shakespeare Festival presents

Hamlet: the Musical

by Rachel Waterhouse

Experience Shakespeare's most famous play in its purest, most ridiculous form! The timeless tale of Hamlet is retold with cheeky irreverence and boundless energy through genius rewrites of modern hits - including classics by Queen, Britney Spears, ABBA, Kanye West, Frank Sinatra, Kanye West, and Elvis Presley! More info and booking...

Christ Church

Price: £15
Start time: 19:00

String Orchestra Lundi Bleu

Young Dutch Orchestra

Purcell - Chacony In G Minor
Walton - Two Pieces For Strings From Henry V
Van Wassenaer - Concerto Armonico Nr. 1 In G Major
Delius - Two Aquarelles
Hellendaal - Concerto Grosso Op. 3 Nr. 2
Pärt - Cantus In Memoriam Benjamin Britten
Britten - Variations On A Theme Of Frank Bridge
Van Klaveren - Hope Is The Thing With Feathers More info and booking...

Winsley Village Hall

Price: £8 in adv / £10 on door
Start time: 19:30
Doors open: 19:00

The Hot Potato Syncopators

Live at the Village Hall, Winsley

An evening of insane lunacy and cacophonous jazz performed by the West Country’s most esteemed and ridiculous marzipans of tea time jazz and biscuits.
A joyous and celebratory evening of music, comedy, dance, silly noises, a giant paper plane fight and a lovely cup of tea.
Bring your own gin. Alternatively tea and biscuits will be served.
More info and booking...

Sorry, this event is cancelled

Rondo Theatre

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

Brainfruit presents

Bear North

Northern Exposure meets The Singing Ringing Tree

Absurd & funny with a dancing wolf, buffalo & grizzly. "Songs of lakes, firesides and bears. An impossible odyssey" Highly Recommended - Fringereview “The tables were turned and it was me who danced to Bear North’s tune”  **** FringeGuru. From the company who won ‘Best Ensemble’ @ Wellington Fringe 2017 More info and booking...

The Old Theatre Royal

Price: £11
Start time: 20:00
Doors open: 19:00

The Unravelling Wilburys

This band of good ol’ boys from Nashville Tennessee had a whole bunch of songs (allegedly) stolen by super group “The Travelling Wilburys.” After a lengthy legal battle, they can now hit the highway with all their old songs including: “Pretty Woman”, “You’ve Got It”, “Mr Blue Sky” and “Mr Tambourine Man”. More info and booking...

Walcot Chapel

Price: £6
Start time: 20:30
Doors open: 20:00

The Pinkertons

Kimberly Moore’s songs immerse you in a world of the bizarre yet familiar and her voice haunts with honesty and beauty. Su Hart’s deliver interestingly uncomfortable messages coated in jolliness. Harmony and sensitive musicianship helped along by Su’s longtime mates Stevie (double bass) and Sarah (mandolin and accordion).

More info and booking...

The Mission Theatre - Main Auditorium

Price: £5.00 + booking fee
Start time: 20:30
Doors open: 20:15

Bristol Shakespeare Festival presents

Hamlet: the Musical

by Rachel Waterhouse

Experience Shakespeare's most famous play in its purest, most ridiculous form! The timeless tale of Hamlet is retold with cheeky irreverence and boundless energy through genius rewrites of modern hits - including classics by Queen, Britney Spears, ABBA, Kanye West, Frank Sinatra, Kanye West, and Elvis Presley! More info and booking...

Sunday 2nd June 2019

Stall Street / Bath Street

Price: Free
Start time: 12:30

Bedlam Fair

The Pinkertons

Kimberly Moore’s songs immerse you in a world of the bizarre yet familiar and her voice haunts with honesty and beauty. Su Hart’s deliver interestingly uncomfortable messages coated in jolliness. More info and booking...

Saw Close

Price: Free
Start time: 12:30

Bedlam Fair

The Masqueing Band

Two old men with a sea chest, two sheep, and some cunning disguises. Add a violin, whistles, banjo, some teeny-weeny bits of juggling and some of those catchy olde tyme tunes, and you have a curious street performance, full of wonder, laughter and maybe something quite strange…

Extra info: This is a roaming performance.

More info and booking...

The Bell

Price: Free
Start time: 13:00

Reverend James

The afterlife of Cardiff institution Railroad Bill has made for a few bonuses to balance the blues, and one of those is the first Western Swing band we've had in here in several years, and that at least is a very good thing. Described as "jazz with a cowboy hat on", Western Swing - greatest exponents Bob Wills & The Texas Playboys - is one of those side-roads in American Music that a few more should have explored and the maps are still worth studying.
More info and booking...

Sawclose, Kingsmead Square & Bath Street

Price: Free
Start time: 14:30

Bedlam Fair

Das Brass

This London based 8 piece Brass Ensemble mix modern tracks with New Orleans influences to create an up-beat and lively sound that will spread smiles and dance moves across the party. More info and booking...

Saw Close

Price: Free
Start time: 15:00

Bedlam Fair

The Masqueing Band

Two old men with a sea chest, two sheep, and some cunning disguises. Add a violin, whistles, banjo, some teeny-weeny bits of juggling and some of those catchy olde tyme tunes, and you have a curious street performance, full of wonder, laughter and maybe something quite strange… More info and booking...

Kingsmead Square

Price: Free
Start time: 17:00

Bedlam Fair

The Masqueing Band

Two old men with a sea chest, two sheep, and some cunning disguises. Add a violin, whistles, banjo, some teeny-weeny bits of juggling and some of those catchy olde tyme tunes, and you have a curious street performance, full of wonder, laughter and maybe something quite strange… More info and booking...

The Old Theatre Royal

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

Curtis Eller's American Circus

Curtis is a gifted banjo player, rock & roll singer and prolific songwriter, whose evocative compositions describe a dreamlike vision of American history where all points in time have collapsed into one. His dynamic, highly physical stage performances have gained The American Circus a devoted international following.

More info and booking...

The Mission Theatre - Main Auditorium

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

The Hamoaze Band presents:

Plump Dead Thighs & Pretty Blue Eyes

Songs and tales of murder

A show from S.E. Cornwall's premier folk/acoustic band. Based on the great folk tradition of the murder ballad "a highly engaging, deeply amusing, mix of concert and theatre ... terrific songs ... plenty of off-kilter humour ... surpasses all expectations!"

Extra info: In 2 acts with a 20 minute (approx) interval

More info and booking...

Monday 3rd June 2019

The Old Theatre Royal

Price: £8
Start time: 19:00
Doors open: 18:30

Irantzu Agirre-Arrizubieta presents

Dawn of Shadows & Scintillation

A Multidisciplinary Arts Performance with Harp Music

This talented Basque harpist has performed around the world since the age of sixteen, as a soloist and in leading orchestras. Described by the 'New York Concert Review' as "a sensitive chamber musician as well as a virtuoso soloist", she here presents her latest project for Harp, literature and lighting effects. More info and booking...

The Bell

Price: Free
Start time: 21:00

Joan Davis & Friends

Erstwhile queen of Bath Jazz returns to re-claim her crown. We’ve missed her. With Joan (vox), the sublime Tony Remy (guitar), Anders Olinder (keys), Andy Tween (drums/perc.), Nick Cohen (bass). More info and booking...

Tuesday 4th June 2019

The Bell

Price: Free
Start time: 21:00

Razzomo

Two of the key personalities from Bristol/festival favourites Mr Tea & The Minions, playing a set with some of the same influences as the bigger band, with a bit more subtlety but no less energy. Full of the joys of busking and being close to your audience. More info and booking...

Wednesday 5th June 2019

Chapel Arts Centre

Price: £8.00
Start time: 19:30
Doors open: 19:00

Find a Performer Ltd Presents

Geoff Robb - The Music of Trees

Geoff Robb was the winner of the 2018 Brighton Fringe Live Music Award for his solo show. His beautiful meditative compositions blend his classical training and background in healing with his love of Spanish and Celtic music. If you enjoy beautiful acoustic guitar music then don't miss this award-winning show.
More info and booking...

The Moorfields Inn

Price: Free
Start time: 20:00

The Old Town Reclamation String Band together with Bath Songwriters Group present

A Skiffle Sing-Along and Other Stuff - Again

Sing along to skiffle, country, folk and rockabilly classics with The Old Town Reclamation String Band, and listen to original songs from Bath Songwriters Group. Bring your voices and acoustic instruments and join in - or just come and be entertained. More info and booking...

The Old Theatre Royal

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

Invisible Opera Company of Tibet

Plus Shankara Andy Bole

Deepspace funk-punk psychedelic rock infused with a hint of jazz and a twist of gnome. The band’s set of all original material addresses the Tibetan situation, future politics, deep inner space, the nature of things and a few classic Gong and (founder member) Daevid Allen favourites. All played with deepspace funk-punk psychedelic rock infused with a hint of jazz and a twist of gnome. More info and booking...

The Bell

Price: Free
Start time: 21:00

Los Gusanos

Guitar-based Latin, not the most common flavour on The Bell's stage tho' it has a lot of traction on the other side of the Atlantic. The drums & perc. are really special too. From the same stable as Bell favourites born-again blues rockers Belle Day, LGs share with them the uncanny alchemy that can make you believe again in the oldest tricks of the trade.
More info and booking...

Thursday 6th June 2019

The Bell

Price: Free
Start time: 20:00

Woodstock '69 - Summer of Love

Promoted by Nick Hales

50 years on from fabled festival Woodstock, a musical celebration of the 'Summer of Love'. Music from three years before and after. Joplin, Garcia, Hendrix, Grace Slick, Quicksilver et al. Hippie clothing and attitudes are encouraged. There will be free face/leg/arm painting too. Peace, Love and Music.

More info and booking...

The Old Theatre Royal

Price: £12 / £10 concs
Start time: 20:00
Doors open: 19:00

Slim Chance

One of the hottest live bands in the UK - that the founder, Ronnie Lane (Small Faces/Faces), would have been proud of. With three original members, Steve Bingham, Charlie Hart and Steve Simpson, they play ‘British Americana’/rock and roll and deliver a well-crafted show of new material and Ronnie Lane’s classics.

More info and booking...

Rondo Theatre

Price: £12 / £10 concs
Start time: 20:00
Doors open: 19:30

Vocal Stargazing

Cecilia Le Poer Power

followed by her duo 'Cecilia & Amadou'

The debut of Cecilia's much anticipated one-woman vocal experience. Using loop pedal technology, Cecilia weaves exquisite layers of vocals creating ethereal and mesmerising landscapes and songs. In the second half of the evening, Cecilia will be joined by Senegalese musician Amadou Diagne for a set of spellbinding original duets. More info and booking...

Friday 7th June 2019

The Old Theatre Royal

Price: £5
Start time: 13:00
Doors open: 12:00

Casting an Impression

A Musical Revue by Martin Dimery

Martin (of Sgt Pepper's Only Dart Board Band) has a parallel career impersonating others, whilst maintaining a life in writing and directing. Here he brings together humorous readings from his autobiography "Being John Lennon" linked by a series of songs allegedly discarded by the likes of Elvis, John Lennon and Mick Jagger. More info and booking...

The Old Theatre Royal

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

Jelli Records present

Cindy Stratton

Plus Ellie Frank and Rosina Keri

Singer/songwriter Cindy Stratton produces beautiful, timeless music. Fresh from the finals of the Gibraltar song festival, she will be joined by band members Marius Frank, Ali Nourse and Susie Wright. Plus an intimate and soulful performance from up and coming local singer/songwriter Ellie Frank and witty and passionate songs from Rosina Keri. More info and booking...

Walcot Chapel

Price: £6
Start time: 20:30
Doors open: 20:00

Johnny G

Discogs (the home of discerning music collectors) says "English Singer/Songwriter, renowned for his eccentricity" - but he's also a dab hand with classics of blues, RnB and even an electric canter through 'A Horse with No Name'. Scoring press plaudits in London during the '70s pub-rock boom, it was in Bath that his work shifted up a division, with classic songs and performances which he has no problem living up to now. Years down the road he's different, and still different, but still great! More info and booking...

The Bell - Back bar

Price: £6
Start time: 21:00

First Friday with

Eddie Martin

plus Bluesman Mike Francis

King of the Acoustic Blues in these parts, Mr Martin is doing the thing that he does the best in solo spotlight mode, so you get to hear every twist and turn of his award-winning guitar style and every nuance of the song close up.
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Saturday 8th June 2019

The Bell

Price: Free
Start time: 14:00

Saturday at The Bell

Walcot Arts Weekend

In the spirit of the Walcot Community print shop, we have invited Mr Simon Rigby back for the weekend - to play with letterpress and screen print behind The Bell, as the Bruno & Mick Saturday afternoon DJ summit gets into the swing (and indeed the shimmy and the slamdance). The Pink Milkfloat's work is all round The Bell, and the houses of the cognoscenti, here's your chance to make your own. Plus other diversions yet to be announced. More info and booking...

St. Michael's Church

Price: £5 adv / £7 on the door
Start time: 19:30
Doors open: 19:00

Bettella & Stabler Present

Debussy Cello Sonata

A night of music for cello and piano

Join composer pianist Edward Bettella and cellist Jonathan Stabler for a performance of Debussy’s late masterpiece, Cello Sonata in D minor. Composed in 1915, this sonata displays Debussy’s full musical range combining dissonance, rich harmony and pentatonic melodies that would have a far-reaching influence on jazz and later modern music. More info and booking...

The Bell - Back bar

Price: £8
Start time: 20:00
Doors open: 19:30

plus Sylvia Hunt, Rare Species and Marty Skiver

Bill's Back Bar

An evening of cabaret with Bill Smarme

""Bill Smarme - international entertainer, playboy, building contractor - will entertain you with a farrago of songs
you may have heard but not in quite the same way." With special guests: Lady Tete de Pisse and Billy Bubbles, Marty Skiver, Rare Species and more acts to be announced. More info and booking...

Sunday 9th June 2019

The Bell

Price: Free
Start time: 13:00

Lawrie Duckworth

The most musically creative (if not the most prolific) of his own Walcot generation, Lawrie's great songwriting has fuelled dozens of shows and a fine album of The Duckworths, and more recently a solo career with a lot of work Stateside. This gig is to celebrate the end of recording of his newest album, and will feature some old friends and maybe a few faces from The Playgroup, where he rules every Thursday night out back.
More info and booking...

The Old Theatre Royal

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

Thunderbridge Bluegrass Band

Thunderbridge bring their own version of bluegrass to you, using one microphone, five instruments and voices that blend together to make a highly traditional yet thoroughly original sound. All-acoustic music featuring fiddle, banjo, guitar, mandolin and double bass, and playing some classics, some covers, plus many self-penned, there is something for everyone More info and booking...

St. Michael's Church

Price: £5 adv / £7 on the door Under 16’s free accompanied by an adult
Start time: 19:30
Doors open: 19:00

BathTub Orchestra

with special guests Bristol Mandolin and Guitar Ensemble

Bath’s newest community orchestra is an informal group of mixed ability musicians who enjoy playing together a wide variety of music. They will be supported by a fretted instrument community orchestra from Bristol with similar tastes. More info and booking...

Widcombe Social Club

Price: £14, £10 Unwaged, £7 Under 25s
Start time: 20:00
Doors open: 19:30

All Of The Above - the people who brought you the Bath Jazz Weekend - present

The Iain Ballamy Quartet - IBQT

featuring pianist Jason Rebello

The highlight of the Bath Jazz Weekend and so many other festivals, Iain Ballamy is an undoubted favourite: recognised as one of Europe's finest saxophonists and band leaders, plus remarkable pianist Jason Rebello, Percy Pursglove (bass & trumpet) and Mark Whitlam, drums More info and booking...

The Bell

Price: Free
Start time: 21:00

The 2nd Annual...

Hat & Feather Forever

Playgroup's Greatest Hits

Convened last Fringe to fill a date that had fallen apart, this turned into one of the hits of trhe festival, at least for the generation who started The Playgroup back in the latter days of The Hat & Feather, bringing us the likes of Zen Hussies, ShakShak, Hanover St., Hodmadoddery, Brian Mad, and a hundred mysterious visitors we would never see again. Which of those luminaries will make it tonight is as unpredictable as it ever was, but you can be sure something unprecedented will happen.
Dedicated to Johnny Rench and Phil 'just wanna be like Jimi Hendrix'. More info and booking...