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Rock at the Shop?

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The Old Bookshop hosts a free, regular Sunday evening movie night. You can order your own takeaway to eat-in whilst enjoying a wide range of films from cult classics to blockbusters.

Start times should hover around 7PM but will be confirmed in advance. Every showing will feature an interval mid-way through to give you time to grab food and drink and take a porcelain pit-stop.

25/01/2015 Mars Attacks (1996)
01/02/2015 Big Trouble in Little China (1986)
08/02/2015 No showing
15/02/2015 Tremors (1990




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

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







Monday 2 February - TICKETED


Playing a blend of folk, blues, soul and gospel; JP Cooper is an intriguing prospect amongst aspiring British singer-songwriters. Listening to him perform, either alone or with his band, bears witness to an honesty, intensity and power evoked via the simplest of orchestration.

His soulfully expressive, unique vocal style, the kind that cuts through a room to hush a chattering crowd in seconds, is utterly bewitching. His unexpected vocal flights hardly prepare you for the intimacy and empathy to follow, and coupled with a clutch of sensational songs, you will find it almost impossible to believe that he has only been writing seriously for two years and performing solo for barely one.

Tickets £6.60. Available here.


Sunday 8 February - TICKETED - 7.30PM


Dutch folk/pop band SNOWAPPLE releases their brandnew album 'ILLUSION' on the 3rd of February. They will be touring the UK to present it to their English following. This full length album is once again enchanting and fairytale-like.

"they deliver some of the most enthralling and original music recorded this century." - Alt Sounds

"..one of the stand-out acts of the entire week in the eccentric, off-kilter shape of Snowapple. With a backing band consisting of the traditional bass, drums and guitar set-up, three statuesque women in white-witch-like flowing robes play acoustic instruments and harmonise flawlessly on a selection of songs that draw on classical music, jazz, medieval folk and indie-rock. This kind of description does them little justice, but suffice to say they were brimming with rich, luscious melodies and bizarre but beautiful chord changes. My mouth was left agape..." - Vic Galloway BBC Scotland


Bristol's self proclaimed 'Sinner Songwriter' Daisy Chapman has proven to be a shrewd musician and vocalist in demand. Daisy's voice, her most powerful instrument, soars above classical piano to almost choral proportions, whilst the melodies are supported by dramatic fiddle and swelling cello. Expect dark stories or love and loss, with a tongue placed firmly in her cheek!

Tickets £7 from Bristol Ticket Shop




Saturday 7 March - FREE ENTRY - 9PM


'Jazz chanteuse Victoria Klewin can swing it like a Saturday night and then slip into a heartbreak blues ballad just as easily. She's helped by a versatile quintet of musicians who roll with those changes as fast as she calls them.' - Venue 2012

"The Marlborough International Jazz Festival has built a reputation over the years for finding new and exciting talent. I have no hesitation in adding the name of Victoria Klewin & The TrueTones to that list. Their talent, style and enthusiasm make them a must!" - Nicholas Fogg, Director of Marlborough International Jazz Festival

"What a voice! Such a fluid, pure and honest sound with the perfect bite to it keeping the music full of energy and excitement. These guys keep it sounding fresh. Their love for the music really shines through.' - Jazz FM


Thursday 12 March - TICKETED


Bristol based gloom-pop solo artist She Makes War embarks on her first UK headline tour on 12th March 2015. Following on from a 6 week tour of Europe and the UK in the autumn, culminating in 12 O2 Academy dates with folk rockers The Levellers, she and her band will be premiering songs from third album "Direction Of Travel", due
for release in June. A pacifist force of nature with a punk spirit and a serious work ethic, She Makes War's mission is a peaceful but
provocative one - to create breathtakingly honest music and share her art (and her heart) with the world, levelling with her community of music lovers as peers. Her inimitable brand of melancholy, grungey rock with a modern twist has been alikened to Blood Red Shoes, Throwing Muses and Bon Iver and she's regularly dubbed the "DIY
Queen" due to her fiercely independent streak. As The Quietus remarked after witnessing one of SMW's regular "Breakfast With Apollo" music nights - "Why just sing songs, when you can build worlds?"

Tickets available HERE


Sat 14 March - FREE ENTRY - 9PM


Born and raised in the sunny Canary Islands, Dave Santos made American Roots his genre. He mostly write about heartache, booze, women, bars and roads. Armed with an acoustic guitar and a harmonica, he's certainly not the depressing folky type of performer, he entertains and engages people into his show. He makes music to make you tap your foot, have a drink and maybe even dance.

Together with his backing band they're 'Dave Santos & The Odds n' Ends'. They play a good crossover of Country/Rock n' Roll/Bluegrass/Folk/Blues around London, all songs penned by Dave himself. His first EP in London 'Heartaches & Whatnot' is about to come out this 2015.

He has played stages in Nashville, Tennessee; performed regularly in London for over a year and a half now; been the supporting act in London for established Country act Brennen Leigh & Noel McKay; been in the same bill as underground Rock legend Joe Jammer in London; been host of a couple of live music nights in London during 2014; been played on EGH radio recently. His influences come pretty much from American music.


Sat 21 March - FREE ENTRY - 9PM


Singer-songwriter HANK WEDEL was born in New York in the 1960s and now lives in Cork. His passion for music and songwriting is evident in his delivery of everysong - a consummate performer, he has shared the stage with Irish music legends BONO, SHANE MCGOWAN, DECLAN SINNOTT and KILA.

Irish folk-singer legend CHRISTY MOORE recorded Hank's song 'Listen' and made it the title track of his best-selling 2009 album on Sony. In 2012 Hank released single 'Mighty Fine' which reached no. 4 in the Irish iTunes Singles Chart.


Sat 28 March - FREE ENTRY - 9PM


A Raw breakdown version of the fantastic Immigrant Swing ensemble, offers its own blend of Bristol Riot Swing, a high energy, foot stomping, acoustic music merging sounds from around the globe, with influences ranging from Gypsy Jazz & Blues to Mediterranean Folk & Hip Hop. A Swinging rhythm section - driven by the Balkanic sounds of the Tuba, Manouche Guitar rhythms (and some times Drums)- provides the foundations for MCspokeMao to deliver his own style of beat-poetry. Be prepared for anything and make sure to bring along your dancing shoes!





















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