John Blakeley is the man behind the music booking at some of Bristol’s best loved intimate venues – Canteen, No 1 Harbourside, Old Market Assembly and Wardrobe Theatre. He also programmes the music for nearby hidden gem, Valley Fest. It’s during this long-standing career that’s focussed on bringing quality music to its deserved platform, that …

Tuesday // Girl Ray, Thekla North-London based, estrogen-pop band Girl Ray are returning to Bristol this April for a memorable show, following the release of their debut LP Earl Grey via Moshi Moshi Records. Taking influence from bands like The Beatles, Pixies and The Beach Boys, the trio will be stopping into Thekla to deliver their deep, …

Powerful seven-piece The Soul Ingredients will be taking centre stage at Canteen this April to deliver their original, soothing soul and slick R&B sounds inspired by the traditional and authentic Stax style. A heady combination of excellent musicianship and dynamic energy will no doubt have you up on your feet dancing until the early hours. …

Wednesday // Tuckshop launch with O’Flynn, Thekla Tuckshop is a new monthly mid-week session at Thekla, delivering some of the best in UK house, techno and disco from emerging underground talent as well as from seasoned selectors. First to grace the decks is percussive house and disco DJ O’Flynn, whose musical talent has been recognised …