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St James Wine Vaults

2nd September
Bath Acoustic Club
4th September
Unheard Promotions presents an Acoustic Night
Starts at 9pm

2nd September

Bath Acoustic Club

Join us in The Gallery

For more information
Visit www.bathacoustic.co.uk
For more details contact us

Hilary: hilary.pavey@talktalk.net 07930 737829
Chico: chico@chicoholton.com 01985 215291

Tickets: Free

Start Time: 8pm

4th September

Unheard Promotions presents an Acoustic Night

The St James Wine Vaults is pleased to announce a new monthly acoustic night featuring unheard artists.  This month we welcome an amazing line up of 8 talented artists.

Tickets: £3 on the doors

Start Time: 8 pm

6th September


Calling all performers - come and join us on our popular twice monthly open mic night. We look forward to seeing you and can guarantee a great night. Everyone welcome to come and support live music! Just turn up!

Tickets: Free

Start Time: 7.30pm

7th September

Otis Elliot + Andrew Burke + Gem Brown

Otis Elliott is a South London based singer/songwriter born in Northampton. Otis combines emotion-ridden lyricism and gentle guitar arrangements to create a chilling, yet captivating experience. Having played live all across London during 2014 and supporting The Wytches during a spell of their 2014 UK tour, Otis has continued touring the UK through 2015 with a full band and is on his largest UK tour during September 2015.

Andrew Burke, a singer/songwriter from Swindon supports Otis with his variety of great folk songs.

Gem Brown, a regular at The St James Wine Vaults, with her distinctive vocals, joins this great line-up.

Tickets: TBA

Start Time: 8 pm

9th September

Well, that was different!

A potpourri of performance pieces from two popular local writers; Philip Douch & Julie Green. A warm and witty evening with lots of laughs and the odd tear. Fun short stories for grown-ups, a poignant playlet and a random poem or two, all topped off with Adam and Eve performing a play where everything they say is in palindromes. Yes, really.


Tickets: £5 (text name/address to 07847664359 to reserve tickets)

Start Time: 7.45 pm

9th September

Improv Theatre Night

Every Wednesday 7-9pm

A class for all levels (most of us are beginners at the moment) consists of games and scenes all improvised by the people that come along. Sometimes it ends up a bit mad but sometimes you can be surprised by the theatre that comes out of nowhere. We start off every class with warm ups and progress depending upon how we all feel and mostly just have a laugh with a few drinks.  Plus it is a good way of meeting new people. It is completely FREE but everyone pays £1 for the use of the room.  No pressure to perform first time, you can just see what we are about and how the classes run.  If you would like more information, contact Kerry Upchurch on his email - kerry.upchurch@gmail.com.


Tickets: £1.00

Start Time: 7 pm

10th September

Art Themen Sax with JazzHouse Trio + DJ Tony Clark

What better way to start off our Autumn session than with the British Sax Legend, Mr Art Themen who on his previous visits has proved a very popular guest indeed.

Tickets: £7/£6 concessions

Start Time: 8pm

15th September


Fancy having a go at art and crafts.  The St James Wine Vaults is pleased to host a new workshop in The Gallery on Tuesday nights - this 10 week course starts on the 15th September.  Contact Sophie if interested on 07816844760.

Start Time: 6.30 pm

18th September

Radio Banska

The St James Wine Vaults welcomes Radio Banska as part of their 'Five Tabs of Antacid' Tour.  Radio Banska describe themselves as 'An instrumental jazz/world quintet fusing Levantine mystery, Balkan passion and Latin rhythms in unique and powerful compositions '

Tickets: TBA

Start Time: 8.30 pm

24th September

John Pearce, Violin with The JazzHouse Trio + DJ Tony Clark

Do not miss this gig! John is a virtuoso on the violin but what makes him special in this context is his jazz sensibility. A wonderful player a wonderful improviser, he draws the audience into an intense and magical experience.

Tickets: £6/£5 concessions

Start Time: 8pm

25th September

Matt Woosey & Jake Meeking

Matt Woosey’s refreshing song writing and playing style has acoustic, roots-based music at it’s heart but is not limited to a particular genre. His self-penned songs are conveyed with an accomplished vocal delivery which has gained him praise from sources such as Paul Jones (BBC2), Tom Robinson (BBC 6 Music).  Matt is supported by Jake Meeking who takes sounds, feelings and tones and turns them into song. He uses Jazz and Blues to keep songwriting interesting while keeping a solid groove and a hooky vocal.

Advance tickets from http://www.wegottickets.com/event/323845

Tickets: £8.00 on the door/£6.00 advance

Start Time: 7.30 pm

8th October

Yvonne Lawley, Vocals with The JazzHouse Trio + DJ Tony Clark.

Yvonne has proved to be one of our most popular vocalist at the Vaults so we are very pleased that she will be appearing with us again. Yes there will be some "standards" but also in the mix will be some intriguing new interpretations of well known songs coming from outside the usual "jazz catalog".

Tickets: £6/5 concessions

Start Time: 8pm

22nd October

Alan Barnes, Sax with The JazzHouse Trio + DJ Tony Clark

One of Britain's leading Sax players, Alan Barns is in constant demand and so we are very pleased that he has found a date to appear at the Vaults. Not only a great player but a very entertaining raconteur so it's almost a two for one deal,  amazing playing, wonderful stories.

Tickets: £8/£7 concessions

Start Time: 8pm

30th October

A Tribute to Frank Zappa

After the incredible turn-outs and crowd reception to the BURGER AND THE BEAST shows at The Royal Oak we now take the 2 hour show underground to the cavernous St. James Wine Vaults​.  Hear one of the UK's finest, most authentic bands play the music of FRANK ZAPPA. These well-schooled FZ nuts share the music of one of music's most underrated composers playing classics such as City Of Tiny Lights, I Don't Wanna Get Drafted, Pygmy Twylyte, Apostrophe and many more!


Advance tickets: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/322701

Tickets: £5 Advance/£8.00 on the door

Start Time: 9 pm

5th November

Liam Treasure, Trombone with The JazzHouse Trio + DJ Tony Clark

Liam made his first "solo" appearance at the Vaults. An important member of some of Bristol's top bands he again ventures out on his own and we are very pleased he is back with us. Expect some great Trombone playing!

Tickets: £6/£5 concessions

Start Time: 8pm

19th November

Bruce Adams, Trumpet with The JazzHouse Trio + DJ Tony Clark

This will be the first time that we have had the pleasure of welcoming Bruce Adams to the Vaults. One of the most well known and respected Jazz Trumpeters in Britain he has played in every type of unit from small groups to big bands, winning awards in all categories. Not to be missed!

Tickets: £8/£7 concessions

Start Time: 8pm

3rd December

Craig Crofton, Sax with The JazzHouse trio + DJ Tony Clark.

If there is a better place to be for a Christmas Party you will have a hard time finding it because in the Grotto, sorry Vaults, we have the wonderful Mr Craig Crofton, full of energy, full of playing  and full, I'm sure, of the Christmas Spirit. Great way to finish off our 9th Jazz year!

Tickets: £6/£5 concessions

Start Time: 8pm

  • Live music venue showcasing a wide range of artists

  • Regular Jazz Nights

  • Open Mic Night once a month

Room available to hire

  • Hire the Cellar room for private parties for up to 90 people
  • Open until 1am on Fridays and Saturdays
  • Fully licensed bar

Every Thursday evening, starting at 9pm

£1 per player - If you want a table be in by 8:30pm!

Main quiz:

1st place - £25.
2nd place - bottle or wine or a box of chocolates.
3rd place - receive a box chocolates.

We have Just passed £50,000 in donations to local charities!!! So thank you to everyone who has attended the quiz at any stage over the past 9 years! You have made a significant difference in the life of others.

We’re a pub with a friendly welcome, a great atmosphere, and a wide range of quality wines, ciders, lagers, beers, spirits and regular live music.

Book the Cellar Bar or Gallery Room for a party or special occasion. Come along and play (or just listen!) at the regular Open Mic nights.

Come in for laid back sounds and a drink in the bar. Bring a team of mates and take part in the weekly Charity Quiz. Have a game of pool or even play Jenga, Backgammon or Chess!


Neil and Mandy