Reggae icon David Rodigan touched down in Bristol last month to celebrate the release of his memoir Rodigan: My Life in Reggae. Recognised for dominating the radio airwaves since the late 70s and picking up cups across the world in sound clash tournaments, this award-winning broadcaster has more than a tale or two to tell. …

A 10-piece collective from Sweden, The Stomping Academy burst back on to the Bristol scene with an emotive and energetic show at the beating heart of Stokes Croft, The Canteen. Armed with beaming brass, persuasive percussion, obscure organs, groovy guitars and all the other necessities, The Stomping Academy ramble through catchy, old tunes and thoughtful …

A sell-out show is never something to be sniffed at, especially in the free musical buffet that is Bristol. Therefore, a packed- out Thursday night at The Lantern is credit to the love Bristol has for its own singer-soulstress Beth Rowley, as she returned to Colston Hall on her latest mini-tour of the UK. Supported …