Rock at the Shop?

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

Apologies in advance if we don't reply straight away as we get lots of emails and it takes a while to get through them all.



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

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



When we have ticketed gigs at The Old Bookshop, they are only in one half of the venue. The other half remains open to the public for food and drink.





Monday 20 October - 8pm


Got a new song you wanna give a spin to a cool crowd? Got a guilty pleasure pop classic that you wanna jam out with other folk? Or maybe you just want a few Monday night beers whilst watching some super-talented Bristol muso types.

Whatever you're looking for, come and get it tonight at The Old Bookshop. If you can't play an instrument, come along and sing, whistle, clap, rap or cheer.


Friday 24 October - Doors 7.30 - Sold Out



Sat 1 November - 9pm - Free entry


Will Killeen is a highly acclaimed Irish acoustic blues guitarist, singer and songwriter. He has a totally unique style; celtic roots mixed with American blues. You can expect songs from early blues standards through to Dylan classics delivered with inimitable percussive guitar and whirling vocals. He's also considered to be one of the foremost slide guitar players in Europe today.


Sat 15 November - 9pm - Free entry


Rompin', Stompin', Thrill Seekin', Bar Brawlin', Gum Chewin', Jive Talkin', Party Crashin' Rock & Roll!


Sunday 16th November - 8pm - Free entry


Two excellent entertaining musical acts perform in the bookshop this evening.


Friday 21 November - Doors 7.30pm - £5.50


Noise-Rock/No-Wave band from Oslo, Norway, consisting of Vidar Evensen, Linn Nystadnes and Åse Røyset.

Starting 2013, the band is releasing a series of singles. It was kicked off with nothing less than a flexi disc double poster magazine, followed by Skool's In, a 12" maxi single.

Before this, without releasing as much as a single, the band toured extensively, including Roskilde (DK), Øya (NO), Way Out West (SE), Iceland Airwaves (ICE) and Eurosonic (NL), supporting bands as diverse as Battles, Melt-Banana and Vivian Girls and were invited on tour with both Sleigh Bells (US), Trentemøller (DK) and The Dillinger Escape Plan (US).

After finally shaking their saying-yes syndrome they took a pause from gigging, to capture what's been called "pelvic noise sludge" on tape.

Deathcrush's ongoing single-series playfully mixes hip hop, pop, trash metal and noise-rock. Recorded by Jørgen Træen (Datarock, Annie) or Billy Anderson (Swans, Melvins), and mixed by Jørgen Træen and the band's own Linn Nystadnes the singles manifests their sly, catchy sound; what John Robb called "a stunning and effective dissemination of the New York sassy cool trash aesthetic into a new century and with their own vital slant".

Tickets available at Bristol Ticket Shop


Wednesday 26th November - 8pm - £5


Acoustic duo. With Special Guest Bashema.

Tickets available at Bristol Ticket Shop















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