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Rock at the Shop?

Please email us to find out how to get a gig:








Without music life would be a mistake .....

Our intimate venue creates an enjoyable atmosphere for both performer and audience.







Thur 13th - PROPER BEER, PROPER MAGIC. Free entry. 7pm

Close up magic like you're never seen before, straight to your table.



Sat 15th - THE RICH O'BRIEN PROJECT. Free entry. 9pm.

Jazz, Funk and Soul, Rock/Pop, Blues and Hip-hop:
Rich O'Brien is a talented and versatile bassist from Bristol.



Fri 21st - 45's plus specials guest THE MONTGOMERYS. Free entry

The 45’s are an international party band consisting of Bobby, Jimmy and Dessy. A covers act for people who don't like covers acts.  The Montgomerys sound is unique.  Three part harmony, rowdy drumming and fuzzed out guitar solos with its roots in rock and country twang.



Sat 22nd - THE COCKTAIL MIX TAPE. £15.75. 7pm

Bristol Cocktail Week closing party.  Pop up cocktail bars, live funk band, awesome food.  Sailor Jerry and Monkey Shoulder are bringing the noise, with a rock DJ from 9-10.30pm and a hip hop DJ from 10.30pm to midnight.  Ticket price includes entry, two cocktails and food. Tickets available from Foozie.



Mon 24th - LET'S EAT GRANDMA. Tickets £7 HERE

At just 15, Let's Eat Grandma started to build a huge reputation for their simply jaw dropping live shows that caught the attention of practically every A&R across England.

Now signed to Transgressive, and fresh from their debut record, I, Gemini, their LP has been touted by Line Of Best Fit as "one of the most intoxicating, inventive and original records of the year". Flooded with icy vocals, fantastical raps about bubblegum on trainers and just about every instrument thrown into their weirdly wonderful creations, there's nothing like it.

With the pick n mix hip hop beats marking Deep Six Textbook and Eat Shiitake Mushrooms as fan favourites, they'll blow your mind at The Old Bookshop in October.



Wed 26TH - JOHN SMITH. Tickets £12 HERE

Having supported everyone from Ben Howard to Lisa Hannigan and David Gray to Gil Scott-Heron, acoustic troubadour John Smith is a name to note.

His open tunings and percussive stylings on a beat up guitar make for utterly tender and rousing songs that will win you over with his pure croons.

Playing The Old Bookshop in October, his stunning sound will hold your attention all night.



Thur 27th - PROPER BEER, PROPER MAGIC. Free entry. 7pm

Close up magic like you're never seen before, straight to your table.



Sat 29th - JENNY WREN AND HER BORROWED WINGS. Free entry. 9pm

Acoustic Rhythm and Blues stripped back and blushed with country.
Powerful emotional vocals delivered with an open hearted honesty, supported by a heartbeat bass and dancing dirt road guitars.
A UK trio with a gutsy style, playing original music with an intuitive togetherness and impressive musicianship. Innovative combinations of musical influences drawn from of the very best parts of the Roots/Americana music traditions.



Mon 31st Oct - BRISTOL HORROR CLUB Halloween Pub Quiz.

Join us for our first ever Bristol Horror Club event for a special, one off horror movie themed pub quiz.

Entry is £1 and the winner takes home the pot. With extra treats and consolation prizes all 'round.




Wed 2nd November - OH PEP! Tickets £6 HERE

The Melbourne twosome are a whimsical wonder of folky pop, which they're bringing to The Old Bookshop.

Making music since secondary school, Olivia Hally (Oh) and Pepita Emmerichs (Pep!) have finally released their debut LP, Stadium Cake, aged 24. Featuring glossy renditions of fan favourites like Doctor Doctor, the album is dense with elaborate layers of harmonies and instrumental arrangements that make their material even more stunning.

Renowned for charming and playful gigs, with vocals that rise and fall so much you might get dizzy and violins being played like ukuleles, their upbeat outlook will get you going at The Old Bookshop.



Sat 5th November - BRUNCH 808, 80s edition


We'll be getting down to 5 hours of the best 80s music while we tuck into two courses of seriously good brunch. We're mixing things up slightly for this one, so rather than a sit down meal, we'll be dishing out food wherever you are. It'll be super casual and super amounts of fun.

As always, our DJs will be spinning the most classic tracks to create a brunch party like other. We'll go through all the 80s classic and encourage you to wear your best 80s attire. This, my friends, is going to be AMAZING!

Tickets are £20 plus booking fee (includes a two course brunch and cocktail on arrival). Tickets available at FOOZIE


Fri 25th November - GROOVELATOR. Free entry. 9pm

The band features virtuosic Hammond Organist John Paul Gard, Tom Gilkes on drums, Mark Lawrence on guitar and Dan Puzey on saxophone with repertoire taken from funk, blues and soul classics, pop hits, sizzlin’ fusion, gospel and jazz.


Sat 26th November - THE LASTING DAYS. Free entry. 9pm

The Lasting Days play a unique blend of Americana-influenced indie rock. Since 2008 they have wowed audiences with high-energy performances at many local and international festivals including The Big Chill Festival, Beautiful Days and Larmer Tree Festival. The band is fronted by songwriter Richard Smith, who delivers unforgettable melodies and riffs on guitar and violin. Sarah Proudfoot plays rhythm guitar and sings harmonies and Pete Beddoes and Richard Riley complete the rhythm section.












































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