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 …

Thought provokers and all-round party starters Binbag Wisdom will be stopping off at Canteen this March, to deliver the powerful, witty sounds of their unique brand of Anarcho Jazz infused hip hop. Promising to deliver fresh new material, we are itching to find out what intelligent rhymes and clever observations of modern-day society they’ve come …

Tuesday // LANY, O2 Academy Bristol With echoes of prime 80s FM pop, 90s RnB and new-wave electronica, Los Angeles alt-electronic trio LANY will be taking over the O2 stage this December in celebration of the release of their self-titled debut album. Full info, tickets and more… . DJ Ryu (Rockit Science), No.51 Stokes Croft DJ Ryu …

Featuring Culture Dub Orchestra’s Hannah, Sunny and Chris with the addition of guitarist Paul Wetton, Culture Dub Quartet scale back the full band’s heavier roots sound, to create sound infused with Indian and Middle Eastern influences, with a Caribbean dub sensibility running through. Immerse yourself in the evocative sounds of their global dance mix. 6 December // …

Thursday // Têtes de Pois, The Canteen 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. Full info, tickets and more… . …

This modest quartet is a pretty sophisticated musical operation. With their big production sound, Kudu Blue manage to fuse together the fractured echoes of grime against the ethereal trip-hop mysticism. We were hooked after seeing them at Saffron Records 2nd Birthday party this autumn. 10 November // 10.30pm – 1.30am // Free // The Canteen …

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 …

Tuesday // Plume of Feathers, The Gallimaufry Plume of Feathers are like a mixing pot where Gruff Rhys meets Camera Obscura, with songs about drinking in pubs, life, love and hate. The live performance mixes a full live band with beautifully animated films for each song by artist Stephanie Black. Full info, tickets and more… Thursday …

Cut and paste turntablism meets live video manipulation in the shape of one man: Ninja Tunes radio star DJ Cheeba is an audio-visual original not to be missed. He comes to Canteen for a special Halloween show, where he promises to shower us with Halloween videos, edits, music and other oddities. 26 October // 9pm …

Tuesday // JP Cooper, SWX Folk, blues, soul and gospel singer-songwriter and Jonas Blue-collaborator JP Cooper brings his debut album Under Grey Skies – including hit single She’s On My Mind – to the SWX stage. His room silencing vocals and sensational songs will leave you hanging on to his every word. Full info, tickets and more… …