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Wordsmith, seasoned songwriter and entertainer Gecko returned to Bristol last Saturday evening, bringing his sought-after An Evening With Gecko tour to The Wardrobe Theatre. Finding critical acclaim at The Edinburgh Fringe in 2017, Gecko’s lyrical lizardry is quickly amplifying the storyteller into the public eye and saw his Bristol show at Wardrobe Theatre sold out. …

Fans of Bob Marley’s legendary band The Wailers filled Bristol’s O2 Academy from floor to ceiling last week, with people packing out the dancefloor and balcony areas to unite in one celebration of love, music and a heartfelt ode to the legendary Bob Marley. Fronted by the energetic and charismatic Joshua David Barrett, the band …

Charismatic, upbeat and unique, Goan Dogs are the bouncy, Bristolian band with a cult following stirring in the city and the rest of the UK. Guitar led and pop-rock infused, Goan Dogs mash up vintage sounds with crisp, upbeat tempos to fuse together an inventive blend of psychedelic desert rock. Goan Dogs mash up vintage …

Multi-talented singer-songwriter Gecko is due to touch down in Bristol for an evening of storytelling and lyrical wizardry. Following the release of his latest album Volcano, the Gloucestershire born artist will be bringing his award-winning show ‘An Evening With Gecko’ to the Wardrobe Theatre on 31 March. The man behind the lizard, Will Sanderson-Thwaite has …

Celebrating the 4th birthday of Britain’s best touring Jungle rave, Rumble in The Jungle went off with a bang on Friday night at Lakota and Coroner’s Court. Glittering rave-goers and hardcore Jungle heads queued excitedly down the streets of Stokes Croft for access to the hottest party of 2018. After an amazing presale, the last …

Opening with a vengence, Motion’s new ‘open air club’ officially ingratiated itself to Bristol clubbers at the end of August. Yard combines all three of the world-favourite rave centre’s outdoor spaces – Container Yard, Crane Yard and Lock Yard – to release the spaces’ full potential for a proper garden-style blowout, and inviting some of …

Bonding over beer and Bailey’s serving preferences (we’re firmly in the no-ice camp), we meet Bristol reggae and dub trio Evermoor Sound in the back room of Old Market’s To The Moon. Shuffled up together on the leather sofas, the two boys Dan and James scrunch shoulder-to-shoulder with vocalist Summer, creating a wall of togetherness …

A warm tribute to the camaraderie and rock ’n’ roll spirit that much of Bristol’s live music scene thrives upon, Wild Eyed are an easy-going group, snapping at the ankles of the city’s most polished musicians despite only playing as a fully formed band for less than a year. Fronted by singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Sam …

Heading into O2 Academy on Friday night (after some wayward baby seagulls forced the gig to be relocated from Colston Hall), we were greeted by a rising warmth of harmonious sound which was the glorious chorus of Ward Thomas. Twin sisters from the beautiful landscapes of Hampshire, their subtle American-folk fusion sound drifted fondly over …

Bristol based and fresh-faced, Callum McAllister, Max Cole and Dom Mosley are Toodles & The Hectic Pity, a young and talented punk group beginning to gather momentum. Headlining a raucous lineup of Bristol talent, the boys will be smashing out a noisy set at The Exchange on 25 June. Like any great punk band, Toodles …