Music

Contents

Bands
Radio Stations
Musical groups and choirs
Venues
Music Shops
Internet Music Links

Bristol Music Shops

Bristol Jazz Society - Essential "what`s on" guide to local jazz.
Westbury Park Strings - Tutors for violin, viola and cello. A good site.
Bristol Violin Shop - Quality instruments.
Edward Gaut Violins - Bristol Violin Maker
Providence Music - Printed music and CDs (BS1).
The Music Box Shop - Retail shop in BS14 Whitchurch, Bristol selling Musical Boxes, Barrel Organs, Gifts, Musical Instruments & More!
Study Packs for GCSE and A Level Music - ZigZag Education in BS10
...more Shops

Bristol Bands

Want your band listed here (free)? Send details to bands@BristolConnect.co.uk

Portishead - The official site.

Massive Attack - The official site.
Massive Attack - A fansite.

Band of Gold
Telephone: 01884 35563
This refreshingly stimulating and dynamic young jazz & blues band is not to be missed. Led by the UK Award Winner for Best Reed Player in 1993, Jeremy Huggett, Band of Gold is the youngest professional jazz & blues band in the UK. Although young, its members are experienced and have worked with top names such as Danny Moss, Digby Fairweather, Beryl Brydon, Acker Bilk, Pete Allen, Phil Mason, to name a few. Having been formed for less than 18 months, the band has worked extensively throughout the UK and abroad, has recorded 2 CDs and appeared live on BBC radio, as well as at all the major jazz festivals. They can be hired for gigs anytime anywhere.

Benighted - a Bristol based 5 piece rock band who hybridise soulful rock with a classic metal edge. To book call Franki on 0117 9046196

Tricky - The official site.
Tricky - An article from Metro

Also check out Sugar Shack Records who are an independent label based in Bristol. The label was founded in 1987 to run alongside the Management Company. Sugar Shack now aims to release the very best of Bristol's music scene past and present.


Radio Stations

GWR FM
Radio Caroline - The 60's pirate station.
Bristol Hospital Broadcasting Service - Provides programmes to all the hospitals in Bristol. The service started in 1952 provides record request programmes, sports commentaries from The Memorial Stadium, Ashton Gate and the County Cricket ground. Concerts from the Colston Hall and the Bristol Hippodrome are also covered.

Musical Groups and Choirs

City of Bristol Choir
Mixed choir of about 50 voices singing a wide range of choral music to the highest possible standard in Bristol and around the South West of England.

Nailsea Musicals
Nailsea Musicals started in 1979 performing Oliver. The Club has gone from strength to strength in the past 20 years and now performs 3 or 4 shows each year. We have a strong membership in both the Adult and Junior sections. The Adult Section has just started rehearsing for their Autumn production of Sweet Charity whilst the Junior Section have just finished their performance of The Dracula Spectacula. We are always looking for new members to join the Club - details can be found on our web site.

Bristol East Band
26 Ludlow Close, Willsbridge, Bristol BS30 6EA
Telephone: 0117-904-7677
Mobile: 0976-224283
E-mail:simon.oliver@which.net

The Brass Band participates in various contests with the highlight of the year being the West of England Championships in Spring. The Band has risen steadily over the years from the 4th Section and is currently in the 3rd section.

The Veroneka Big Band
Based in Portishead
Veroneka is an 18 or 19 (sometimes maybe 20 piece) big band playing music in a swinging style. We can play for dancing, eating, just listening or a combination of all these and possibly more, although sleeping is not really possible. If you want to boogie, shuffle, jive, rock and roll, waltz, quickstep or smooch, then look no further.

Bristol Concert Orchestra
Large but friendly community orchestra for adults, playing mainly symphonic and similar repertoire.
E-mail: mail@bristolconcertorchestra.org.uk

Bristol Bach Choir - Has details of their concerts as well as their 'rent-a-choir'.

Fair Organ Preservation Society - The society, coming events, organs for hire and their builders, and also historical aspects, magazine articles and other links to music sites.

The Paragon Ensemble
Based in the Bristol area.
The Paragon Ensemble are a young quartet available to entertain for weddings, parties and functions in the Bristol area.

Bristol Choral Society
Choir Secretary, Mariette Farrell
Tel: 0117 9685785
Email: mariette@mfarrell.co.uk

Bristol Choral Society is part of a long tradition of more than a hundred years of choral music in Bristol. They are a very lively group, producing the highest standard of performance in our home city as well as touring regularly in Europe. They aim to continue this tradition into the next millennium, giving as many concerts as they can, and promoting the enjoyment of choral singing both for audience and singers. Entry to the Choir is by informal audition - you can sing with them for a few weeks before deciding to join.

St Patrick's Choral
Tel: Choral Parish - 0117 9557662
St. Patrick's Choral was formed in Sep 2004 and is a mixed voice choir with 27 membes as of March 2006. We practice most Thursdays evenings from 7.30 to 9.30. We welcome new members and there are no auditions.

Welsh National Opera - Friends of (West of England Branch)
Celia Davies
30 Downs Park West, Bristol BS6 7QL
(0117) 962 0263

Events include illustrated talks and visits to performances. Most events take place at the Music Club, 76 St Paul's Road, Clifton.


Venues

Anson Rooms (University of Bristol Union)
Queen's Road, Clifton
0117 973 8371


Bristol Bierkeller
All Saints Street, The Pithay, Bristol
0117 926 8514


Colston Hall
Colston Street
0117 922 3686


New Trinity Centre
St. Philips
0117 955 6928


Fleece and Firkin
Clifton Village
This venue plays a large variety of music and hosts a lot of Bristol bands.

The Old Duke (Jazz)
45 King Street, Bristol
0117 927 0359


St George's Bristol
Great George Street (off Park Street)
St George's Bristol is one of Britain's leading concert halls. Famous for its exceptionally fine acoustic, it also prides itself on attracting an ever growing number of the world's leading musicians to Bristol - from Alfred Brendel, Sir Simon Rattle and John Williams to Elvis Costello and Björk. Whatever your musical preference, we can offer an imaginative and diverse programme of events, embracing jazz, world music and opera, together with the very best in classical music.
Box Office 0117 923 0359.
The Thekla
0117 929 3301
The Thekla is one of Bristol's and the South Wests best known underground night clubs, one of Britain's few boat-clubs, and clocked into the top 200 clubs in the world in a recent poll. Host to almost all of Bristol's jungle nights. Music played has a wide and varied range. More information is on their site.


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