On a pursuit of improvisation, new Bristol promoters Astral Tusk curate synthesized sounds of groove and future music. They will be returning to The Gallimaufry this April to showcase a combination of groove-ridden jazz, funk, electronica and afrobeat from the amazingly talented Snazzback. Joining them will be Waldo’s Gift, who will be sure to deliver their …

Local Afrobeat band Hélélé will be showcasing their rhythmic sounds at The Golden Lion this March, bringing with them some of Bristol’s finest session musicians and a bucketload of groove ridden beats. Inspired by the rhythms of the Bantu Forest of West Africa, the band has taken to some of the biggest UK festival stages …

UK five-piece Me and My Friends does exactly what it says on the tin. With a mutual love of afrobeat, roots and reggae, Me and My Friends came together to reshape influences from Fatoumata Diawara to Billie Holiday into their own unique, make-your-hips-sway sound. 17 November //10pm – 1am // £5 – £6 // The Old …

Championed by Gilles Peterson, London’s award-winning Ezra Collective are at the vanguard of the UK’s blossoming young jazz scene, fusing afrobeat, reggae and hip hop into their own high-octane sound. Support comes from Bristol’s own hotly tipped soul-jazz adventurers Feelgood Experiment, who will be channelling their cosmic lyrics and impressive improvisation. 15 November // 7pm …

Leeds-based band Têtes de Pois with their mixing pot of funk, jazz, afrobeat and more know how to turn it out when it comes to performing on stage. Their nifty solos and super catchy grooves will keep you on your feet all night. 9 November // 9.30pm – Late // Free // The Canteen Facebook …

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 …

A gentle rumble of anticipation shivered into the corners of the tiny Lantern room as the awaiting audience prepared themselves for an evening of African rhythms and dancing. Set against the effervescent ambience of The Lantern’s famous lighting backline, the eager attendees settled themselves on the floor for a quick drink and chat in the …

Last month The Fleece welcomed Nubiyan wist to the stage to kick-start the Easter bank holiday weekend with some of their finest afrobeat, jazz, funk and soul-infused sounds. To open the night, Worm Disco Club spanned an assortment of foot-shuffling funk and soul to ease the crowd onto the dancefloor. Shortly after, Bristol’s very own …