Kate Stapley has an addictively original sound that fuses traditional folk compositions with refreshingly honest and modern concepts. Self-confessing to her ‘obsession’ with the old school songwriting scene, Kate tells us she takes influences from the somewhat juxtaposed styles of Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell and Carole King, interjected with the styles of more progressive sounds …

Gloucestershire-born musician Molly-Anne has firmly established herself on the Bristol circuit in the past year, fusing elements of country, folk, indie and soul to create her own incredibly moreish sound. Molly-Anne’s simultaneously sweet yet grown up vocals are accompanied by her own acoustic guitar and harmonica. Drawing on her own experiences, Molly-Anne pens deeply personal …

The People’s Front Room Collective present a night filled with the sounds of some local legends at Mr Wolf’s with BOMBS and Clayton Blizzard in aid of their current fundraising campaign. The diverse group of artists and musicians work collaboratively to put on accessible, affordable events across the country and are saving up for a van, …

Ben Marwood’s sound is a marvel for the ears, as his gentle folk melodies capture the imagination and hearts of his listeners. Having performed alongside accomplished artists such as Frank Turner and Emily Barker, Ben’s intricate guitar playing and witty words will no doubt make for a mesmeric evening. Ben Marwood stops into Exchange this …

Join Bristol’s Hush Mozey as they celebrate the release of their debut EP Tales of Bigotry at Mothers’ Ruin, for a live performance showcasing their unique mix of ska, punk and grunge – which they like to refer to as ‘drowzy rock and roll’. Their distinct and subdued sound is fronted by vocalist Joee Johnson and …

Best friend trio Wyvern Lingo originally bonded over hand-me-down albums by Thin Lizzy, Led Zeppelin, Joni Mitchel and Simon & Garfunkel, as well as being junior school alliances withstanding all obstacles that their teenage rites of passage had to offer. Now in their twenties, the group bring their individual stories together on their self-titled debut …

Multi-talented singer-songwriter Gecko is due to touch down in Bristol for an evening of storytelling and lyrical wizardry. Following the release of his latest album Volcano, the Gloucestershire born artist will be bringing his award-winning show ‘An Evening With Gecko’ to the Wardrobe Theatre on 31 March. The man behind the lizard, Will Sanderson-Thwaite has …

Newly formed and Bristol-born acoustic band Cut Throat Francis are heading to The Golden Lion this February to showcase their folk, swing and upbeat Eastern European flavours. Featuring an array of instruments, rich four-part harmonies and a thumping beat from the Cajon, the gypsy swing band will be sure to deliver one hell of a …

Rhode Island rock quartet Deer Tick are back with not one but two new albums, after a four-year hiatus that almost never came to its end. Vol. 1 and Vol. 2, released simultaneously in September last year, are divided down the middle to showcase two band’s two sonic sides. The former catalogues their acoustic, generally …

Anti-folk duo Crywank are Manchester pairing James Clayton and percussionist Dan Watson, who made the project a double act when he joined in late 2012. Their M.O. might be sad songs on an acoustic guitar, but the result is genuinely listenable music with a mocking self-irony at its heart. If you couldn’t already tell, Crywank …