One of the best things about Bristol’s music scene is its beautifully collaborative spirit. 2018 has delivered us yet another synergetic project from some familiar faces across Bristol’s jazz, soul, hip hop and funk scenes: Snazzback. Featuring the mesmerising vocals of China Bowls, eight-piece band Snazzback meld together their talents and influences with free improv …

Yazmin Lacey will be taking centre stage at The Crofters Rights this March, bringing with her a bucketload of jazz and her honest soulful charm that is simply infectious. Yazmin’s mellifluous vocals are charged with emotional clarity and her stunning jazz inspired performances have turned the heads of big names in the music business such …

Thekla have announced a lineup of more than 20 acts to play new charity all-dayer Beat the Streets, showcasing a mix of the city’s biggest names and best emerging talent. Taking place on Sunday 28 January, the mini festival will raise funds for Caring In Bristol. The Bristol charity – whose projects include the 365 …

Last month, Bristol’s own hip hop influenced neo soul artist China Bowls celebrated the launch of her new single The Way with ‘Jam Packed’ show at Jam Jar. After the successful release of her EP on Saffron Records last year, this spells the first of many new singles in the pipeline. Joined by beatboxing poet …

Bristol’s The Jam Jar is a popular community arts space playing host to a diverse range of creativity. Since its opening four years ago, the venue has not only facilitated the city’s thriving creative scene, it has also supported and encouraged its growth. The iconic venue has hosted artists from all over the world as …

Bristol’s own neo-soul supernova China Bowls is back with new single The Way following the success of her debut EP Talk, released on Bristol’s female-championing label Saffron Records last year. She’s celebrating with a party at Jam Jar Bristol. Supporting her on the night will be UK slam champion, poet, musician and Sounds of Harlowe …

Celebrations for Colston Hall’s 150th anniversary continue with a one-day mini festival across the building’s usual spaces, plus some unusual ones… The lineup includes special guests This Is The Kit and Hot Chip, along with a host of brilliant Bristol artists including Beth Rowley, China Bowls, Yama Warashi, Goan Dogs and more. SWU.FM will be …

It’s barely believable that Saffron Records is just two years old, given the huge impact they’ve had on Bristol’s music scene since taking up residence in Colston Hall in 2015. Nevertheless, awaiting us in Mr Wolf’s back room earlier this September were cakes, candles and a tightly packed crowd of friends and fans of the …

As part of this year’s Redfest, The Old Stillage are hosting a range of some of the best musicians in Bristol, including Alfresco DJs, China Bowls and Moc Tonk. Redfest will be taking part 4-6 August across multiple venues around Church Road and will be bringing everything from film, music, comedy, animation, graffiti, art and …