Live Music at The Bell
"The Bell has always been a key part of Bath's live music scene, often giving musicians their first break and always providing music that is vibrant, diverse and free." - Peter Gabriel
The Bell has live music three times a week (Monday from 9pm, Wednesday from 8.30pm and Sunday lunchtimes from 1pm) ranging from jazz to blues to folk to roots to some things we are not sure what to call.
June 2015 LISTINGS
Monday 1st June
Wednesday 3rd June
Sunday 7th June (lunchtime)
The Duckworths & Calamity Poets (evening)
Monday 8th June
Psych/Prog in excelsis, with strong Fusion and Worldbeat flavours, and they're actually from Canterbury. Can't fail to please the specialists, but all fans of rhythm workouts and instruments pushed to the limits will love 'em too.
Wednesday 10th June
Ska from the Two-Tone kinda direction, with all the usual extra influences we expect from established figures on the festival circuit, and the cheeky subversive attitude you need to carry off a band with those 2 words in the title...
Sunday 14th June (lunchtime)
People who really do know what they're talking about compare Mr Blackshaw to legends of the solo acoustic guitar like John Fahey or Robbie Basho - and now, for the first time since hitting cult status, he's singing too. Long-form 12-string pieces with approval from both Acousticians and Post-Rockers.
Monday 15th June
Intergalactic Lounge music with an art-ery that runs back to Bristol's renowned Spaceways (deep into the Mr. Ra Mr. Ree well before it came into fashion), and possessing more than their fair share of the vision and devotion to duty it takes to pull that sort of thing off. Not much else like this about, either.
Wednesday 17th June
Canadian Carnival-cum-Circus crew with their own special angle on most things, great showmanship, strong rhythm and the endless fascination to see what new beauties and bruties mainman Kris brings with him this time.
Sunday 21st June (lunchtime)
Chris Jagger Band
World acoustic groove with folk, blues, cajun and southern fried spices, from the more downhome of the Messrs. Jagger, in company of some of our favourite westcountry musicians. Keeping it real.
Monday 22nd June
Striking psych blues from Holland, and really The 'Dam is one of the few places this sound could be generated. Let it take you and it will take you somewhere interesting. Freak Out!
Wednesday 24th June
It's the reggae faction of the unstoppable Contraband Beats brotherhood, and the classic vocal-led 45s are their inspiration (frequently also ours). Send you on with a skip in your step a smile on your face and a melody on your mind...
Sunday 28th June (lunchtime)
Folk of the northlands from the ever-inventive Mr Dave Moss and friends: expect everything from jolly wyrdfolk ditties through the rootsiest Trad. to deep mystic overtone singing - and you'll still be surprised by something. Utter originals.
Monday 29th June
Fifi Fiddle (World Govt., Vladimir Steamboat, et al.) and familar chums do the ultra-impro jam band thing but acoustic style - folk tunes for funk - but groove unstoppable just the same. If anyone round can pull that sort of a trick off, she'll know them well, have played with them, and inveigled them into the project for sure. Looking forward to this one!