What's On

 

ALL NIGHTS ARE FREE UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED

three times

Wednesday 23 April

THREE TIMES ENOUGH + Violent Romantics + Jodie Mellor

THREE TIMES ENOUGH: Bristol based super youthful (average age 16) country-infused, rockin' punkabilly band.Renowned for tight musicianship and wild live shows, the band has amassed a loyal and eclectic following, whose wide tent somehow holds punk rockers, roots rock aficionados and country fans alike.

VIOLENT ROMANTICS: New Bristol based indie punk rockers!

JODIE MELLOR: Fast rising solo acoustic performer!

Website:
www.facebook.com/officialthreetimesenough http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBJGgRdWQLk
Doors Open:
7.30pm
Admission:
£5 on the Door
Tickets:
£4Adv from Bristol Ticket Shop, Union Street, Bristol Tel 01179299008 www.bristolticketshop.co.uk

mcgear

Thursday 24 April

Mike McGear McCartney

SEX, DRUGS & ROCK ‘N’ ROLL

Mike takes you through his family album, with stories of Liverpool life from childhood to entering showbiz, when because of Beatlemania, he had to change his name to ‘McGear’, becoming an integral part of the 60’s Merseybeat era.

Find out how Scaffold subverted BBC Children's TV! Hear how Rod Stewart and Freddie Starr woke Mike's relatives and how Jimi Hendrix became Mike's backing musician! See George Harrison pinch Joe Brown's guitar! And why did Billy Connolly have to separate Mike from Michael Parkinson? All will be explained and several thousand more wonderful tales.

Harry Hill: Great idea ... At last - The good-looking one from the Scaffold returns!!

Website:
http://youtu.be/hFgZQ4QNPTY www.facebook.com/MikeMcGearMcCartney Twitter @_MIKEMCCARTNEY_
Doors Open:
7.30pm
Admission:
£14 on the Door
Tickets:
£12Adv from Bristol Ticket Shop, Union Street, Bristol Tel 01179299008 www.bristolticketshop.co.uk

jonnyvelon

Friday 25 April

JONNY VELON + SchoolBoy's Death Trio

JONNY VELON: Bristol sych-rockers with touches of transcendent as well as groove rock n roll. Think Transformer-era Lou Reed meets Pink Floyd or Jeff Buckley, John Legend and rolled into one. They are a unique sounding and exciting new band, with a growing fanbase.

'Psychedelic rock'n'roll with infectious harmonies and towering structures and a proper pop sensibility. We think McCartney meets Costello on acid. Jonny Velon fronts this full band of sharp players, a show not to be missed' Kit McKenzie

SCHOOLBOY’S DEATH TRIO: Tough hip-hop beats, dirty fuzz bass, and a front man simultaneously pushing ferocious saxophone and punk rap poetry.

Formed in 2013 from members of the Bristol scene who’ve worked previously with established local acts; notably Sian Evans (Kosheen), and Dehvan Othieno (Talisman), the band is young but experienced.

The live show combines music with visuals, art, costume and special guests to put on a proper performance.

'Shit it all makes sense now!!!! SCHOOLBOY’S DEATH TRIO! F***ing amazing!!!!!!

BANDS WE LIKE: Acoustic Ladyland, Gil Scott Heron, Public Enemy, Living Colour, Rage Against The Machine, John Cooper Clarke, Ian Dury, Dan Le Sac and Scroobius Pip, Burning Spear, Tortoise, Sun Ra, Gary Bartz, Pharoah Sanders.

Website:
www.jonnyvelon.com www.youtube.com/jonnyvelon www.schoolboysdeath.com
Doors Open:
7.30pm
Admission:
£5 on the Door
Tickets:
£4Adv from Bristol Ticket Shop Union Street, Bristol Tel 01179299008 www.bristolticketshop.co.uk

privatevent

Saturday 26 April

PRIVATE EVENT

The Thunderbolt is closed for a private event!


sundayroastposter

Sunday 27 April

Junes Kitchen Presents;

SUNDAY ROASTS with Great Veggie Options

Top Chef June Allaart ex chef at award winning Café Maitreya, Ronnie’s in Thornbury (Restaurant of the Year 2009) and the Muset in Clifton has been cooking up a storm on sundays at the thunderbolt.

We would advise you to book in advance to avoid disappointment.

E-mail info@thethunderbolt.net or 0117 3738947 (24 hour awnswerphone)

---------THE MENU----------

SUNDAY ROAST (Child’s Portion £5.95) All mains are served with: Roast Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables, Yorkshire Pudding & Gravy

* 21 Days (minimum) Aged Roast Topside of Angus Beef Served with Horseradish Sauce: £11.95

* Outdoor Bred Gloucestershire Spare Rib of Pork Served with Crackling & Apple Sauce: £10.95

* Free Range Somerset Turkey Roulade Filled with Cointreaux soaked Apricot & Mixed Herb Stuffing: £10.95

*** VEGGIE ROAST SPECIALS***

* Pecan & Walnut Roast Made with Spinach & Double Gloucester Cheese: £9.95

* Savoury Butternut Squash & Mushroom Tart Tartin Made with Caramelized Red Onion, Cashews, Smoked Cheddar & Puff Pastry: £9.95

* Pistachio, Parsley, Red Pepper & Feta Roulade Served with Red Pepper Coulis: £9.95

***DESSERTS ***£4.95 – Child’s Portion £3.50

(All Desserts & Accompaniments are Homemade)

* Sticky Toffee Pudding Served with a Jug of Toffee Sauce &Orange/Ginger Ice Cream

* Cherry & Amaretto Crème Brulée Served with Almond Tuile filled with Dark Chocolate Mousse

* Banoffee Pie Biscuit Crumb Base topped with Chocolate Ganache, Banana, Toffee, Cinnamon Whipped Cream & Honeycomb

Filter Coffee & Selection of Teas

Available at the Bar £2.00

Website:
www.facebook.com/juneskitchen
Doors Open:
12am-4pm
Admission:
Booking advisable.

Booking: Contact 01173738947(24hrs) or e-mail on info@thethunderbolt.net

Tickets:
PAYMENT BY CASH - Card Machine available!

noise annoys

Thursday 01 May

NOISE ANNOYS Presents

Launch night of a monthly alternative night.

Website:
facebook.com/noiseannoysbristol
Doors Open:
7.30pm
Admission:
£4 on the Door
Tickets:
£3Adv from Bristol Ticket Shop, Union Street, Bristol Tel 01179299008 www.bristolticketshop.co.uk

allbeat

Friday 02 May

ALL YOU NEED IS THE BEATLES (Beatles Tribute band)

Celebrating the Beatles 50th Anniversary 1964 Tour in March 2014 (featuring songs from ‘A Hard Days Night’ and ‘Beatles For Sale’ albums (as well as their greatest hits) coveted tribute band All You Need Is The Beatles will be performing at the Thunderbolt for one-night-only.

Gig-goers can expect to relive ‘A Hard Days Night’ and ‘Beatles For Sale’ albums as well plus a selection of The Beatles greatest hits from 1963 to 1970, including ‘Please Please Me’, ‘Penny Lane’, ‘Get Back’ and ‘Hey Jude’. Adding to the authentic Beatles atmosphere, the band will transform from sharp suited mop-tops to flare-wearing hippies halfway through the show to boot.

'If you want a wonderful evening of toe tapping, sing out loud entertainment then look no further than All You Need Is The Beatles!' Neil Lemay-Lamb - UK Fundraiser

Website:
allyouneedisthebeatles.com
Doors Open:
7.30pm
Admission:
£7 on the Door
Tickets:
£6Adv from Bristol Ticket Shop Union Street, Bristol Tel 01179299008 www.bristolticketshop.co.uk

deadro

Thursday 08 May

The DEAD ROMANTICS

Hard-core rockers The Dead Romantics, a new band on the scene with this only being their fourth live show but from watching their live set and hearing their sound, it was very hard to believe so. Crashing drumming sounds, wild guitar riffs and insane killer solos, their sound was incredible and similar to likes of Jimmy Eat World and Alkaline Trio.

An American punk rock feel to their set and the guys were having a bit of banter on stage as well, everyone in all good spirits and that’s what it is all about – shout outs to their guitarist as well on his insane solos during the performance, quick and clever movement and sharp strums really added quality to the sound. Overall was very impressed!

Mustafa Mirreh THE FLUX Jan 2014

DIAMONBACK KISS: Young five piece rock band from Bristol who have started to build a reputation for their unique take on modern rock music. With a stream of self penned songs making up the mainstay of their live performances and interspersed with some well chosen covers that have influenced the bands sound and style makes them a prospect not to be missed.

Website:
https://www.facebook.com/TheDeadRomantics
Doors Open:
7.30pm
Admission:
£5 on the Door
Tickets:
£4Adv from Bristol Ticket Shop, Union St, Bristol Tel 01179299008 www.bristolticketshop.co.uk

emperials

Saturday 10 May

THE EMPERIALS

The Emperials are a long running major force on the UK’s Ska scene with a live reputation for fun, entertaining, professional and very lively shows. With an 8 piece line up; the rock solid drums, pounding bass, skanking guitar and Hammond keyboard provide the basis of the band, with the tightest and most energetic brass section in the land adding the blasting horn lines, all topped off by versatile lead & backing vocals.

They`re set consists of their own take on classic ska songs, from the days of 2tone, Trojan and Studio One, they never fail to fill a venue, get the dance floor packed and the crowds singing, dancing and shouting for more!

Website:
www.theemperials.co.uk www.facebook.com/theemperials
Doors Open:
7.30pm
Admission:
£6 on the door
Tickets:
£5Adv from The Thunderbolt and Bristol Ticket Shop Union Street, Bristol www.bristolticketshop.co.uk

NANCY

Wednesday 14 May

Music Fights Cancer, raising money for CLIC Sargent and Bristol Children's Hospices

Music Fights Cancer, raising money for CLIC Sargent and Bristol Children's Hospices.

Bands playing includes;Goodnight Lois, Weathered Hands, Leigh Ayres and Tim Collins.

Website:
facebook.com/mfcancer https://www.facebook.com/events/450403525093279/
Doors Open:
7.30pm
Admission:
£5 on the Door

rockingbirds

Thursday 15 May

THE ROCKINGBIRDS

The Rockingbirds released their self-titled debut in 1992 on Heavenly Recordings. A much loved and acclaimed record and one which in equal parts bucked the musical trends of the time and anticipated the alt-country movement which was to follow. Their beautifully written, heart-felt songs resulted in the North London band being talked of in the same breath as the likes of Uncle Tupelo and The Jayhawks.

They would release a second album, Whatever Happened To The Rockingbirds? in 1995 before imploding and heading off in their separate directions.

Returning, phoenix-like in 2008 to play Heavenlyfs 18th birthday celebrations at the South Bank in London, they would play further shows in 2009 to support the re-release of a re-mastered and expanded version of their debut album.

Since 2009 they have been writing, recording and playing intermittently, and in December 2011 released a 7h, Till Something Better Comes Along, on Spring Records, a track which opens up the forthcoming album.

The Rockingbirds released of a new album. The Return Of The Rockingbirds, their first album in 17 years, which was released through Loose Music to rave reviews!

'head and shoulders above any UK country record released so far this century. Believe it ' - R2 MAGAZINE.

'They've never sounded better' - Q

'showcases why the band deserve to be considered alongside The Jayhawks and Whiskeytown as the finest exponents of their whiskey-tinged craft'  - RECORD COLLECTOR

8/10 - UNCUT

Doors Open:
7.30pm
Admission:
£10 on the Door
Tickets:
£9Adv from Bristol Ticket Shop Union Street Bristol Tel 01179299008 www.bristolticketshop.co.uk

kirrisss

Friday 16 May

KIRRISS RIVIERE BLUES BAND + Likely Culprits

KIRRIS RIVIERE: Electrifing underground blues band described as authentic as tennessee whiskey by the Venue Magazine.

Front man Kirris Riviere is influenced by greats like Muddy Waters, BB King, to name but a few....also on guitar Rob Crooks who's brings a good rock,n,roll vibe through his playing but can also scream the blues when he wants to, Brian Jones on the bass who brings a funky constantly on tempo vibe with him and can also get low down and dirty.

LIKELY CULPRITS:

Charlie Rose on keys the one and only, bringing a touch of soul a touch of boogie woogie and a whole heap of blues with him. Andy Norman on drum's is the cherry on top of the blues pie. Getcha blues on people.

Website:
www.myspace.com/kirrisrivierebluesband https://www.facebook.com/pages/Likely-Culpritz/642637259126495
Doors Open:
7.30pm
Admission:
£5 on the door
Tickets:
£4Adv from Bristol Ticket Shop, Union Street, Bristol Tel 01179299008 www.bristolticketshop.co.uk

PRIVATE EVENT

Saturday 17 May

PRIVATE EVENT

The Thunderbolt is closed for a private event!


Saturday 17 May

FA CUP FINAL 2014: Arsenal v Hull City

p> DONT STAY IN BY YOURSELF and watch football on the telly or the PC!

Come on down to the Thunderbolt and you will find a friendly space to watch FA CUP FINAL 2014..Theres plenty of bench seating and standing room which recreates a mini-stadium feel and a cracking footy family friendly atmosphere!

We will be showing ALL of England's World Cup 2014 Matches, LIVE, on our Large 2m Video Screen with excellent sound quality from our performance sound system...

`Watching football at the bolt on their big screen with great sound with like-minded people was spot on!` David Gracey (Sandy Park Local Resident)

`Lot more friendly & less edgy experience than a town centre sports bar!`

Jonathan Bennet (Musician & Totterdown Local resident)


memberss

Friday 23 May

THE MEMBERS +Viva Le Punk

Their first Record `Solitary confinement`was releases on Stiff records in 1978 and is now a collectors item they then signed to Virgin Records.

Their first Virgin single, `Sound of the Suburbs,` made it into the British Top 10 selling 250,000 copies in 3 months (it has since sold 1,000,000 copies), Their first LP, Live at the Chelsea Nightclub, Was listed as one of the top 20 punk Lp's by record collector After one more album for Virgin in 1980, 1980 the Choice Is Yours, they moved to Martin Rushents Electro/80's Label Genetic to record to the classic Uprhythm, Downbeat (released in 1983 in the U.K. as Going West), broadening their sound with horns and a more serious attitude.`Working Girl` from the album was a huge hit in the USA. The Members reformed in 2008 and played some shows in London in 2009 they recorded a New Version of their 80's Uk Hit Offshore banking business called International Financial crisis. In 2009 the Band the unit of Jean-marie Carroll Chris Payne and New Drummer Nick Cash began touring the UK and Europe. They are recording a new Album with original Guitarist Nigel Bennett.

VIVA LA PUNK:Ok all you Bristol Punks get yer hair spiked and yer safety pins in... Vive Le Punk are a Bristol punk covers so expect a list of classic songs from The Clash to Sham 69.

Website:
www.themembers.co.uk
Doors Open:
7.30pm
Admission:
£10 on the Door
Tickets:
£8Adv from Bristol Ticket Shop Union Street, Bristol Tel 01179299008 www.bristolticketshop.co.uk

PRIVATE EVENT

Saturday 24 May

PRIVATE EVENT

The Thunderbolt is closed this evening for a private event.


privatevent

Saturday 31 May

PRIVATE EVENT

The Thunderbolt is closed for a private event!


bristolwriters

Wednesday 04 June

Word of Mouth Presents

Storytelling in verse, prose and song (Free Entry)

Bristol Writers Group

Word of Mouth is a free event held on the first Wednesday of the month at The Thunderbolt focusing on 'storytelling in verse, prose and song'. We aim to provide an informal atmosphere where poets, authors, artists and musicians can meet and exchange ideas. All welcome.

Website:
www.tangentbooks.co.uk
Doors Open:
7.30pm
Admission:
FREE ENTRY

rockaphomic

Friday 06 June

CLUB ROCKAPHONIC

''Rockabilly, RocknRoll & RnB''

All played on 7inch vinyl!

Bristol's new Rockin' venue.. We got some amazing DJs lined up. Also some great Rockin bands!. Fantastic venue with great beer a fantastic sound system (5K) and a dance floor if we can pull you away from the bar!!

Website:
https://www.facebook.com/events/623308481075453/
Doors Open:
7.30pm
Admission:
£5 on the Door
Tickets:
£4 Adv from Bristol Ticket Shop, Union St, Bristol Tel 01179299008 www.bristolticketshop.co.uk

PRIVATE EVENT

Saturday 07 June

PRIVATE EVENT

The Thunderbolt is closed for a private event!


hazelwinter

Friday 13 June

Hydra Presents:

HAZEL WINTER + RITA LYNCH

+ Suzi Conrad + CMDR McNeil + Drunken Butterfly

HAZEL WINTER:Ex Blue Aeroplanes guitarist Hazel Winter recently released her 4th solo album Dusting For Prints, available from bandcamp. Hazel recently played guitar in Adrian Utley (Portishead’s) s guitar orchestra with conductor Charles Hazelwood at the Brunel Shed Bristol

' one to watch, but with the lights on...' - MOJO

RITA LYNCH:Known for her insurmountable stage presence, Rita performs solo, or with her band consisting of John Langley (drums) and Mike Youe (bass). Rita is also known for her time spent as guitarist in Bristol Art-Rock band the Blue Aeroplanes, of which her accompanying musicians are current members.

Rita makes Motorhead look like the Spice Girls' - NME (Nightly Mangotsfeild Enquirer)

: Winner of the Boss loop pedal UK championship in 2011 and 2012, Suzy Condrad uses a Boss loop station and effects to weave voice, guitar, glockenspiel, autoharp, thumb piano, bottles and beatboxing into a dynamic one-woman show. Her debut album 'She of Little Faith' is available from Bandcamp.

'Irresistible pop, feather light and fathoms deep' - Venue Magazine

CMDR MCNEIL:Armed with a four song demo CD and a mouth full of shit, 'Commander' Michael McNeil is quickly becoming one to watch on the Bristol music scene. The young upstart has already seen impressive support slots with the likes of Chas and Dave, and Bristol's own guitar institution The Blue Aeroplanes.

'I thought I was on the guestlist' - Cmdr McNeil

DRUNKEN BUTTERFLY: Bristol based three piece drawing inspiration from the likes of Kim Gordon, Babes in Toyland, PJ Harvey and Patti Smith. Combining guitar, bass and drums with ukulele and melodica they create a fusion of snarly fuzzy punk rock and acoustic folk.

Website:
www.hazelwinter.bandcamp.com/album/dusting-for-prints www.facebook. http://memorybox.bandcamp.com/ com/rita.lynch.music www.facebook.com/CdrMcNeilmusic www.facebook.com/drunkenbutterflyuk
Doors Open:
7.30pm
Admission:
£5 on the Door
Tickets:
£4Adv from Bristol Ticket Shop Union Street, Bristol Tel 01179299008 www.bristolticketshop.co.uk

WorldCup14

Saturday 14 June

WORLD CUP 2014: ENGLAND V ITALY

11pm Kick Off

DONT STAY IN BY YOURSELF and watch football on the telly or the PC!

Come on down to the Thunderbolt and you will find a friendly space to watch WORLD CUP 2014..Theres plenty of bench seating and standing room which recreates a mini-stadium feel and a cracking footy family friendly atmosphere!

We will be showing ALL of England's World Cup 2014 Matches, LIVE, on our Large 2m Video Screen with excellent sound quality from our performance sound system...

`Watching football at the bolt on their big screen with great sound with like-minded people was spot on!` David Gracey (Sandy Park Local Resident)

`Lot more friendly & less edgy experience than a town centre sports bar!`

Jonathan Bennet (Musician & Totterdown Local resident)

Website:
www.fifa.com/worldcup
Doors Open:
8pm
Admission:
FREE ENTRY

surface

Sunday 15 June

Junes Kitchen Presents;

SUNDAY ROASTS with Great VEGGIE & VEGAN Options

FATHERS DAY

p>Top Chef June Allaart ex chef at award winning Café Maitreya, Ronnie’s in Thornbury (Restaurant of the Year 2009) and the Muset in Clifton has been cooking up a storm on sundays at the thunderbolt.

We would advise you to book in advance to avoid disappointment.

E-mail info@thethunderbolt.net or 0117 3738947 (24 hour awnswerphone)

---------THE MENU----------

SUNDAY ROAST (Child’s Portion £5.95) All mains are served with: Roast Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables, Yorkshire Pudding & Gravy

* 21 Days (minimum) Aged Roast Topside of Angus Beef Served with Horseradish Sauce: £11.95

* Outdoor Bred Gloucestershire Spare Rib of Pork Served with Crackling & Apple Sauce: £10.95

* Free Range Somerset Turkey Roulade Filled with Cointreaux soaked Apricot & Mixed Herb Stuffing: £10.95

*** VEGGIE ROAST SPECIALS***

* Pecan & Walnut Roast Made with Spinach & Double Gloucester Cheese: £9.95

* Savoury Butternut Squash & Mushroom Tart Tartin Made with Caramelized Red Onion, Cashews, Smoked Cheddar & Puff Pastry: £9.95

* Pistachio, Parsley, Red Pepper & Feta Roulade Served with Red Pepper Coulis: £9.95

***DESSERTS ***£4.95 – Child’s Portion £3.50

(All Desserts & Accompaniments are Homemade)

* Sticky Toffee Pudding Served with a Jug of Toffee Sauce &Orange/Ginger Ice Cream

* Cherry & Amaretto Crème Brulée Served with Almond Tuile filled with Dark Chocolate Mousse

* Banoffee Pie Biscuit Crumb Base topped with Chocolate Ganache, Banana, Toffee, Cinnamon Whipped Cream & Honeycomb

Filter Coffee & Selection of Teas

Available at the Bar £2.00

Website:
www.facebook.com/juneskitchen
Doors Open:
12-4pm
Admission:
Booking advisable.

Booking: Contact 01173738947(24hrs) or e-mail on info@thethunderbolt.net

Tickets:
PAYMENT BY CASH ONLY - Cash Machine available in the Thunderbolt.

WorldCup14

Thursday 19 June

WORLD CUP 2014 ENGLAND v URUGRAY

8pm Kick Off!

DONT STAY IN BY YOURSELF and watch football on the telly or the PC!

Come on down to the Thunderbolt and you will find a friendly space to watch EURO 2012..Theres plenty of bench seating and standing room which recreates a mini-stadium feel and a cracking atmosphere!

We will be showing ALL of England's Euro 2012 Matches, LIVE, on our Large 2m Video Screen with excellent sound quality from our performance sound system...

`Watching football at the bolt on their big screen with great sound with like-minded people was spot on!`

David Gracey (Sandy Park Local Resident)

`Lot more friendly & less edgy experience than a town centre sports bar!`

Jonathan Bennet (Musician & Totterdown Local resident)

Website:
www.fifa.com/worldcup
Doors Open:
7pm
Admission:
FREE ENTRY

THE-ZEN

Friday 20 June

ZEN HUSSIES + Tom Holder & the Railway Sleepers + Mr. Tea and the Minions + Tim Rice

Bristol-based festival favourites The Zen Hussies blend a diverse range of genres – R&B, ska, swing, rockabilly, calypso – into their own punked-up swingska sound. This six-piece present a high octane music revue, guaranteed to set the even the most troubled feet dancing.

TOM HOLDER & the RAILWAY SLEEPERS:Ace Bristol Pickled-Punk Swing/Droopy Gypsy Extravaganza. This group of psychotic delinquents were drawn together for their love of Gypsy-Punk.

MR TEA AND THE MINIONS: New 5 piece Balkan Electro-Swing band with influences from many other genres such as ska, dub and gypsy jazz. They mix these world music genres with electronic dance music.

TIM RICE: Gifted folky singer songwriter who mixes his great own tunes with some interesting covers!

Website:
www.zenhussies.com www.facebook.com/zenhussies https://www.facebook.com/Tom.HolderMusic soundcloud.com/misterteamusic
Doors Open:
7.30pm
Admission:
£6 on the Door
Tickets:
£5Adv from Bristol Ticket Shop, Union Street, Bristol Tel 01179299008 www.bristolticketshop.co.uk

WorldCup14

Tuesday 24 June

WORLD CUP 2014: ENGLAND V COSTA RICA

5pm Kick Off

DONT STAY IN BY YOURSELF and watch football on the telly or the PC!

Come on down to the Thunderbolt and you will find a friendly space to watch WORLD CUP 2014..Theres plenty of bench seating and standing room which recreates a mini-stadium feel and a cracking footy family friendly atmosphere!

We will be showing ALL of England's World Cup 2014 Matches, LIVE, on our Large 2m Video Screen with excellent sound quality from our performance sound system...

`Watching football at the bolt on their big screen with great sound with like-minded people was spot on!` David Gracey (Sandy Park Local Resident)

`Lot more friendly & less edgy experience than a town centre sports bar!`

Jonathan Bennet (Musician & Totterdown Local resident)

Website:
www.fifa.com/worldcup
Doors Open:
4pm
Admission:
FREE ENTRY

nancyyy

Friday 27 June

NANCY + Triphazard (from Liverpool) + The Divided Circle + Nightcall

NANCY:Original Electro/Dancefloor Pop-Sounds gauging elements of Goldfrapp and Lady Gaga and soon to release her debut single.

So far Nancy has supported Tinchy Stryder, The Hoosiers & will be playing other major events this year.

To sum Nancy up, she is a creative, charismatic, spellbinding performer with sex appeal and attitude. Her songs are catchy, the show is hot.

Nancy is a star and should definitely not to be missed!

TRIPHAZARD:Three piece from Liverpool, UK. Triphazard quickly begin knocking down boundries between electronic and rock music, to create a sound reminiscent of the New Wave bands of the time such as Klaxons and New Young Pony Club.

After bagging support slots with the likes of Bastille, Franz Ferdinand, Oasis and Alphabeat, Triphazard became a massive name in the north-west scene, and where shortly nominated for MTV Unsigned Sound of 2013. Triphazard are set for a year of International touring and promotion!

THE DIVIDED CIRCLE: 'A near perfect blend of indie romanticism and lush electronica… full of imaginative guitar work, big room synths and the compelling interplay of Jon Rees and Krystian Taylor’s contrasting voices.'

'Sounds like Depeche Mode, re-imagined by Brian Eno, after five years immersed in the sound system techno of Basic Channel.' - Venue Magazine

NIGHTCALL:Electronic duo from Bristol. Their music takes influence from 90s house and garage alongside recent artists such as Fever Ray, SBTRKT and the XX.

Website:
www.nancyofficialmusic.com www.facebook.com/tdcircle/info www.triphazardmusic.com
Doors Open:
7.30pm
Admission:
£5 on the door
Tickets:
£4Adv from Bristol Ticket Shop, Union Street, Bristol Tel 01179299008 www.bristolticketshop.co.uk

ANGIEBBBELCH

Wednesday 02 July

Word of Mouth Presents

Storytelling in verse, prose and song

ANGIE BELCHER (Free Entry)

Word of Mouth is a free event held on the first Wednesday of the month at The Thunderbolt focusing on 'storytelling in verse, prose and song'. We aim to provide an informal atmosphere where poets, authors, artists and musicians can meet and exchange ideas. All welcome.

Angie Belcher returns to Word of Mouth to preview her one-hour stand-up poetry show which she is taking to the Edinburgh Festival Free Fringe in August.

Angie is a Bristol based stand-up poet whose live work is fruity and not for the feint-hearted. She can be found dishing dirty stanzas and awkward observations. An accomplished comedy actor and writer, she has performed and written for screen and radio with her energetic style.

Angie has played the Lyrical Laureate for Larmer Tree Festival Edinburgh Fringe 2013, Henley Fringe, Cheltenham Festival of Literature, Whychwood Festival, Collaboration Festival, Bath Lit fest, Hullabaloo Festival and Bath Festival of Comedy. She has also supported Billy Mcguire, Supporting John Hegley, Ian Cognito, Alan Francis and Byron Vincent on tour.

' Funny, crude and incredibly charming' Bertel Martin - Word of Mouth

'A sort-of Pam Ayres with attitude and an adult audience' Bristol Post

Website:
www.tangentbooks.co.uk www.angiebelcher.wordpress.com
Doors Open:
7.30pm
Admission:
FREE ENTRY

tongues

Friday 04 July

Speaking In Tongues (TALKING HEADS TRIBUTE)

Speaking In Tongues were formed by two rabid Talking Heads fans, and have enlisted Bristols finest funk players to refresh the Heads classics with their tasty licks! Chris Apthomas, the singer known as the Welsh David Byrne, gives his own unique take on the geeky frontman, adding to the driving rhythms and funky grooves to produce that 'once in a lifetime' experience!

Website:
www.myspace.com/tonguesuk www.facebook.com/pages/Speaking-In-Tongues-Talking-Heads-Tribute
Doors Open:
7.30pm
Admission:
£5 on the Door
Tickets:
£4Adv from Bristol Ticket Shop Union Street Bristol Tel 01179299008 www.bristolticketshop.co.uk

mac

Monday 07 July

IAN 'MAC' MCLAGAN(Small Faces/Faces)

Ian ‘Mac’ McLagan is without doubt one of the most respected keyboard players in the business. A principle member of Small Faces and then The Faces, he has also toured and recorded with The Rolling Stones, Chuck Berry, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Joe Cocker, Frank Black and The Black Crowes!

Website:
www.ianmclagan.com www.myspace.com/ianmclaganandthebumpband
Doors Open:
7.30pm
Admission:
£15 on the Door
Tickets:
£12Adv + Booking Fee from Bristol Ticket Shop Union Street, Bristol Tel 01179299008 www.bristolticketshop.co.uk

BEATH2

Thursday 10 July

BEAT HARLOWS

Bristol Super rad Indie/Garage/JunkPunk/Poetic/Sexy Raggamuffin/Drunken Urchin/Rock Band!

Website:
beatharlows.co.uk www.facebook.com/beatharlows www.soundcloud.com/beatharlows
Doors Open:
7.30pm
Admission:
£5 on the Door
Tickets:
£4 Adv from Bristol Ticket Shop Union Street , Bristol 01179299008 www.thethunderbolt.net

privatevent

Friday 18 July

PRIVATE EVENT

The Thunderbolt is closed for a private event!


PRIVATE EVENT

Saturday 19 July

PRIVATE EVENT

The Thunderbolt is closed for a private event!


PRIVATE EVENT

Saturday 26 July

PRIVATE EVENT

The Thunderbolt is closed for a private event!


privatevent

Saturday 02 August

PRIVATE EVENT

The Thunderbolt is closed for a private event!


norm

Friday 12 September

NORMAN WATT-ROY BAND + The Ravons + The Lonely Tourist

Norman Watt-Roy delighted to announce that he will undertake a a second UK tour in support of his first ever solo album `Faith and Grace` released through Cadiz Music. Known of course for his work with the Blockheads, some of Norman’s most celebrated works include bass lines on ‘The Magnificent Seven’ by The Clash and ‘Relax’ by Frankie. Norman has also played shows with Nick Cave and he regularly performs with Wilko Johnson and. The wide-ranging live set for this tour, based on the album, reflects his broad musical tastes from Blockheads style funk to rock, virtuoso jazz fusion, bebop, pop, r&b and dance.

'Faith and Grace' ranges from a reworked Ian Dury track ‘Billericay Dickie’, to a new version of Wilko Johnson’s ‘Roxette’ (which Wilko performs on), to Jazz-tinged instrumentals. This is a masterclass in bass, but also a great listen. ‘Billericay Dickie’ opens the album and is followed by a recording of Dury introducing Norman at the last ever show they did at the Palladium; this is where the album title comes from, “Faith and Grace” being rhyming slang for Bass. ‘Papa-chu-pap’ also features a sample of Dury and is in fact a kind of collage of samples taken from live shows.

Norman’s live band features fellow Blockhead and hugely respected sax player Gilad Atzmon (‘hardest gigging man in British jazz’), guitarist Mike Outram (‘World-class’ The Guardian), keyboard virtuoso Frank Harrison and the astounding jazz-rock drum supremo Asaf Sirkis. Other surprise guests may drop in at any time! “Faith & Grace” has received a great welcome from the music press and fans alike and this tour will see Norman doing what he does best, strutting his stuff live. Unmissable!

THE RAVONS: Bristol based band who mix delta blues with the urgency of the new wave sound of Stiff Records at their peak!

THE LONELY TOURIST:Beard-Pop/Pub-Step/Ceilidh-Punchup/Malt-ternative/Postman-rock

Website:
http://lonelytourist.bandcamp.com/
Doors Open:
7,30pm
Admission:
£12 on the Door
Tickets:
£10adv from Bristol Ticket Shop Tel 01179299008 www.bristolticketshop.co.uk �12 on the door

diesall

Friday 26 September

DIESEL PARK WEST

DPW were blood and thunder poets of rock’s mercurial terrains in the late 1980`s and early 1990`s. Their best songs were potent charges directed at the spiritual decay and confusion of the times. An English U2, they became a favourite critical reference point, but the seams they mined were deeper in rock’s rich strata. They studied and effortlessly recast the vibrant purity of Creedence, the sonic alchemy of the Byrds, the raw nerved melodic toughness of The Beatles and the cathartic thrust of The Stones.

Upon signing to the EMI subsidiary Food Records, the quintet debuted with the earth-shattering single 'When the Hoodoo Comes; a solid year of touring and songwriting followed, as they issued a series of subsequent singles and gained a massive and loyal following -- including 'Jackie's Still Sad,' All the Myths on Sunday,' and 'Like Princes Do' -- before finally releasing their first LP, Shakespeare, Alabama, in 1989.

They recieved great critical notices, their singles and albums reached the charts and DPW were acclaimed for their live performancies. This will be their debut at the thunderbolt and we cant wait!

Website:
dieselparkwest.com
Doors Open:
7.30pm
Admission:
£10 on the Door
Tickets:
£9Adv from Bristol Ticket Shop Union Street, Bristol Tel 01179299008 www.bristolticketshop.co.uk

PRIVATE EVENT

Saturday 27 September

PRIVATE EVENT

The Thunderbolt is closed for a private event!


otbar

Thursday 16 October

JOHN OTWAY and WILD WILLY BARRETT

The pair first achieved notoriety with an eye-watering performance on Old Grey Whistle Test and subsequent hit single Really Free in 1977.

Otway's heady mix of blind ambition and rank incompetence was to keep this microstar shining for almost two decades despite his ability to turn any situation to his own disadvantage. His autobiography Rock and Roll's Greatest Failure out sold, by a factor of ten, all the records he had released since his hit.

Wild Willy Barrett is one of the most accomplished multi-instrumentalists working today, playing acoustic classical guitar with an original style and virtuosity few could match. His musical style is witty and his humour onstage is dry.

Website:
www.johnotway.com
Doors Open:
7.30pm
Admission:
£14 on the door
Tickets:
£12Adv from Bristol Ticket Shop, Union St, Bristol Tel 01179299008 www.bristolticketshop.co.uk

milo

Friday 24 October

MILES HUNT & ERICA NOCKALLS

(The Wonder Stuff)

+ Dirty Ray (Immaculate Fools)

Over the past 20 years The Wonder Stuff have notched up 5 top 20 albums and played to hundreds of thousands of people throughout the UK. Best known for their number 1 single with Vic Reeves, Dizzy, the band have performed hundreds of TV shows with their 17 top 20 singles and made 2,000,000 sales worldwide. Having played 7 festivals and 2 UK tours in 2006 founder-member and lead vocalist, Miles Hunt, and fiddle player Erica Nockalls have recorded the incredible album `Not An Exit` which has been heralded as Milesfinest work.

Erica brings a new dimension to the set, playing fiddle on classic Wonder Stuff songs as well as on songs that have never featured fiddles before. The strings throughout the entire set show the more roots/folk side of The Wonder Stuffs songs.

By way of introducing each song in the set, Miles recounts stories of life on the road, tales from The Wonder Stuff and life in general. It's a double dose of Miles; the singer-songwriter and monologue-ist!

DIRTY RAY: Former Immaculate Fools Frontman Kevin Weatherill plays gritty blues. Influenced by John Lee Hooker, Howlin’ Wolf, Tom Waits, and Nick Cave, Weatherill released his debut album `Primitive` erlier this year.

Website:
www.myspace.com/theactualmileshunt www.myspace.com/ericanockalls

www.dirtyray.co.uk

Doors Open:
7.30pm
Admission:
£10 on the Door
Tickets:
£7 Adv from Bristol Ticket Shop Union Street Bristol 01179299008 www.bristolticketshop.co.uk

drr

Thursday 20 November

DR FEELGOOD + Dave Arcari

Formed on Canvey Island in Essex in the 1970s Dr. Feelgood remains one of the most popular and exciting live rhythm and blues acts in the world. The raw and uncompromising sound and style of their music resulted in the album Stupidity which immediately went to the number one position in the U.K. charts. Dr. Feelgood have also enjoyed global success with a string of hit singles including Roxette, Back In The Night, Milk And Alcohol, Down At The Doctors, She Does It Right, Going Back Home and See You Later Alligator - which gave the group their first gold record. The band continue to tour extensively throughout the world visiting exciting new places and thrilling crowds with the vitality of their live show.

DAVE ARCARI:SLIDE guitarist & songwriter Dave Arcari’s alt.blues sounds owe as much to trash country, punk and rockabilly as they do pre-war Delta blues and have been showcased via eight internationally-acclaimed solo CD releases.

As well as showcasing Arcari’s trademark National steel guitars, the new album 'Whisky in my Blood' features performances on banjo, regular guitar and and cigar box which help capture the full breadth of Arcari’s song-writing and performance.

Website:
www.drfeelgood.com www.davearcari.com
Doors Open:
7.30pm
Admission:
£18 on the door
Tickets:
£15Adv from Bristol Ticket Shop, Union St, Bristol Tel 01179299008 www.bristolticketshop.co.uk

privatevent

Tuesday 25 November

PRIVATE EVENT

The Thunderbolt is closed for a private event!


privatevent

Monday 01 December

PRIVATE EVENT

The Thunderbolt is closed for a private event!


snatch

Friday 19 December

SNATCH 22-The Annual Xmas Bash

Xmas bash for South Bristol`s craziest comic indie/rockabilly popsters! Packed last year so get their early!

Website:
www.myspace.com/snatch22band
Doors Open:
7.30pm
Admission:
£5 on the Door
Tickets:
£4Adv from Bristol Ticket Shop, Union Street, Bristol Tel 01179299008 www.bristolticketshop.co.uk

regz

Saturday 20 December

The REGZ.... Annual Festive Feast 2014

The REGZ present their Annual Festive Feast for the 10th year, returning to The Thunderbolt after last years `total sell out'

This ever popular event completes the REGZ 10th year and is held as a big thankyou to all of the wonderful people who continue to support the band!

The REGZ remain Bristol's premier show band, that is made up of nine members (including a full brass section) This will be a musical journey that will take you from the golden days of Motown to the Rude Boy day's of Ska, picking up the Otis, Aretha and James Brown along the way!!

This evening will kick off your Christmas celebrations with the ultimate party, so due to the popularity of this event, it is advisable to obtain your tickets early!

Website:
www.theregz.co.uk www.myspace.com/theregs7
Doors Open:
7.30pm
Admission:
£6 on the Door
Tickets:
£5Adv from Bristol Ticket Shop, Union Street, Bristol Tel 01179299008 www.bristolticketshop.co.uk

xmastree

Thursday 25 December

XMAS DAY Celebrations..All Welcome!

& DJ B 12-3pm ( TO BE CONFIRMED)

We are please to announce the following for Xmas Day. DJ B: Decking the halls and hauling the decks on xmas day. A crazy Christmas mix of vinyl and digital (CDs). No one, has a more eclectic collection of Christmas tracks!

We will also be providing Mulled Wine and mince pies

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Doors Open:
12am-3pm
Admission:
FREE ENTRY

privatevent

Saturday 30 May

PRIVATE EVENT 2015

The Thunderbolt is closed for a private event!


privatevent

Saturday 12 September

PRIVATE EVENT 2015

The Thunderbolt is closed for a private event!


PRIVATE EVENT

Monday 14 September

PRIVATE EVENT

The Thunderbolt is closed for a private event!