Thursday 12 March - TICKETED
SHE MAKES WAR
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
Friday 13 March - FREE ENTRY - 9PM
LOS SAVAGES and The 45s
THE 45s is an international party band consisting of Bobby, Jimmy and Dessy. Expect high energy motown - rock & roll!
Los Savages is a Bristol-based skaters' band and they're ace!
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!