Poet, novelist, musician and lecturer Anthony Joseph will be creating a hypnotic blend of rapturous spoken word and rhythmic speech at Attic Bar this May. Support comes in the shape of Ngaio’s compelling Erykah Badu-esque neo-jazz and nu-soul beats, plus dancehall and dub selectors Titan Sound, and AAA Badboy aka Kaptin Barrett – Boomtown’s head of music. Residents Andres and …

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 …

12-piece Leeds/London based outfit Nubiyan Twist fuse groove-driven music from around the world with soundsystem culture and jazz-inspired improvisation. This band strive to encourage artistic and social unity between different cultures and musical styles. 13 April // 7.30pm – 11pm // £12 inc.bf // The Fleece LINKS: Facebook event // tickets

Macy Gray needs no introduction. The American soul singer and R&B star has been a household name since her 1999 debut album On How Life Is. Over the years she has collaborated with major names, including Fatboy Slim and Will.i.am, and continues to surprise us still, recently teaming up with pop mega-star Ariana Grande. Older …

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 …