Tuesday // JP Cooper, SWX Folk, blues, soul and gospel singer-songwriter and Jonas Blue-collaborator JP Cooper brings his debut album Under Grey Skies – including hit single She’s On My Mind – to the SWX stage. His room silencing vocals and sensational songs will leave you hanging on to his every word. Full info, tickets and more… …

Multi-venue multi-genre festival Simple Things returns to Bristol this October, showcasing an extremely diverse lineup across ten stages scattered around the city centre. Kicking off early afternoon, live music of all shapes and sizes will run until sunrise the following morning Kicking off early afternoon, live music of all shapes and sizes will run until …

If you’re in the mood for some good ol’ fashioned rockabilly and doo-wop, then The Old Bookshop have got you covered. Featuring Bristol sextet The Hawkmen, this evening will have you shaking a leg to some classic rhythm ‘n’ blues. 21 October // 8pm – 11.30pm // Free // The Old Bookshop Facebook event // …

An Argentinian, a Frenchman and an Englishman walk into a bar… Multi-national alt-indie, psych pop group Imperial Daze formed after meeting in South London commune. Taken under the wing of Maccabees bassist Rupert Jarvis, he produced their debut single All on Me earlier this year, which caught the attentions of indie tastemakers including Lauren Laverne. …

Exit Records come to Trinity Center for the first time with an all-night label takeover featuring two-hour sets from Exit Records label head dBridge, and label family Skeptical and Fixate. 21 October // 10pm – 4am // £14.50 – £16.50 // Trinity Centre Facebook event // tickets // 3ca.org.uk

Leeds-based jazz-heads Portmanteau are gracing The Canteen with their Snarky Puppy-inspired sounds this month. This smartly orchestrated nine-piece presents a selection of the finest danceable jazz and funk, with a dash of hip hop. 20 October // 9.30pm – 1am // Free // The Canteen canteenbristol.co.uk

8-piece brass band The Brass Funkeys do exactly what it says on the tin. Coming armed with a whole mix of reggae, jazz and even metal, this band will keep you on your toes. 20 October // 10pm – Late // Free // Old Market Assembly oldmarketassembly.co.uk

Nubiyan Twist have had a busy year with the release of their latest EP Dance Inna London, but that doesn’t stop them from returning to The Fleece to perform in one of their favourite cities. With their infectious fusion of jazz, afrobeat and hip hop, this promises to be another memorable show. Check out our interview with the …

Neo-soul and jazz outfit The Duval Project join the Galli’s in-house band for another installment of Backbeat, presented by Mike Deniran. Led by trumpeter Gary Alesbrook, The Duval Project features section Richie Blake and Arj Magee, with Andy Nowak on keys and guitarist Dan Waldman in full support. Lending her vocals is the masterful Marie …

Multi-instrumentalist and producer Laetitia Tamko has been recording since 2014 under the name Vagabon. The Cameroon-raised, New York-based artist will flood your senses with some of the finest indie rock, traditional rock and bedroom pop, with subtle West African influences. 19 October // 7pm – 10pm // £8.80 // Thekla Facebook event // tickets // …