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St James Wine Vaults

21st July
The Uncles Live
23rd July
Scream Blue Murmur + The Ferrets
Starts at 9pm

21st July

The Uncles Live

THE UNCLES are a 6 piece rhythm and blues band. Formed with a common love of the genre, the band have drawn extensively on both experienced players from the Bristol circuit as well as fresh, new blood. Many of the band have played in other blues bands over the years and THE UNCLES are the culmination of that experience.

Tickets: TBA

Start Time: 7.30pm

23rd July

Scream Blue Murmur + The Ferrets

Scream Blue Murmur are coming to The St James Wine Vaults on their UK Tour! Formed in 2006 Scream Blue Murmur burst from the delicate Irish poetry scene kicking down perceptions, traditions and expectations on their whirlwind tours across the globe. Scream Blue Murmur push the boundaries of traditional spoken word by blending it with chants, dubstep beats and annoyingly catchy tunes. Be warned – this is not a spectator sport. They are supported by The Ferrets!

Tickets: TBA

Start Time: 8pm

24th July

G&BMN presents

Tickets: £5

Start Time: 7pm

25th July

Patrick Nehoda & Nick Parrish

Patrick Nehoda is an American Singer Songwriter in the Folk/Americana/Blues vein. He currently calls Nashville, TN home, via Seattle, via Sacramento. However he feels most at home on the road. Maybe it’s that distant Czech/Gypsy blood that explains both the yearning to move and the ear for heavy heartfelt music. Maybe it’s just his story.  In 2017 Patrick Nehoda’s song “Devil’s Bitch” won the best of 2016 award from Severn Fm, a FM station in Gloucester, UK. To hear this song look for the soon to be released Don’t Forget The Hat. Patrick Nehoda’s first full length album.

Tickets: Free

Start Time: 8pm

27th July

What a Performance with Kevin Brown

What a Performance is back this month in The Gallery! Richard Selby will be presiding over the proceedings with his wit and talent - this month Richard plays host to Kevin Brown, an English blues guitarist, songwriter and singer. His main genre is the blues, although he has spread out his style to incorporate country, folk, Americana and world music over an almost forty-year professional career. He has released twelve albums to date, which included collaborations with Moussa Kouyate and Gary Rudd. Performing from the main stage at the Glastonbury Festival to the bars of Texas, Mark Knopfler stated that Brown "offers far more than your average slide player".

Tickets: Free

Start Time: 7.30pm

28th July

Cellar Sesh Part 2

Come join Backwoods and RedRoss returning to The Cellar for another year! This time joining the bands are Turpentine. Set to be a blistering pulsating evening of high octane music ! Get the beers in.

Tickets: £3 OTD

Start Time: 8pm

29th July

OPEN MIC NIGHT

Join us tonight for our Monthly Open Mic which is open too all performers!  Come along and play, perform or support.  A great evening of entertainment at The St James Wine Vaults

Start Time: Free

31st July

Deadnettle+BrainApe+Xadium+Tristan Gorman

DEADNETTLE // Hardcore Punk: Formed in 2017, Deadnettle are a Bath based hardcore punk band; dark and aggressive with a sprinkling of uncalled for complexity. www.facebook.com/pg/Deadnettleband
BRAIN APE // Grunge Punk: "A band that are incredibly underrated and deserve something more." Matt Speer, Musically Fresh. www.facebook.com/BrainApeMusic
XADIUM // Alternative Hardcore: Their energetic and brutally grooving brand of alternative and post-hardcore punk rock, sealing their position as one of the leading guitar bands in the South West underground scene. www.facebook.com/xadiumband
TRISTAN GORMAN // Acoustic Alternative Punk www.facebook.com/TristanGormanMusic

Tickets: £5 OTD

Start Time: 7pm

1st August

Bath Acoustic Club

Bath Acoustic Club are delighted to welcome Fred Saunders as their featured artiste this month!! If you are a performer yourself, there are floor spots available, (usually two songs, but often an extra one, and poets, raconteurs and joke-tellers also welcome!) Come and join us - admission free!

Tickets: Free

Start Time: 7.30pm

3rd August

The Disease, Dirty Soap, No-Robell, Disorder

A jam packed night of punk bands play The St James Wine Vaults. The Disease, Dirty soap, No-Robell and Disorder.

Tickets: £3 OTD

Start Time: 8pm

6th August

For The Pleasure Tour With Frankie Teardrop Dead

We welcome The Pleasure Routine who gained the attention of Ricky Maymi (The Brian Jonestown Massacre), who produced sessions for Sugar Mountain along with engineer Greg Ashley. The collaboration proved integral to the development of the group. For Joris - an alternative singer/songwriter with his debut EP is a simultaneous travel diary and ode to stasis called Painted Veils. Frankie Teardrop Dead have been working from their sonic bunker, expertly connecting the energies of Neo-Psychedelia, Shoegaze, Dreampop and Post-Punk - they have attracted a devote following!

Tickets: TBA

Start Time: 7pm

10th August

Paula Cox and Paul Creane

Paula Cox was the lead singer in The Bush, The Tree & Me from age 14. They recorded their first album on Epic with producer Stephen Street (The Smiths, Blur, The Cranberries) and also recorded and performed with artists such as Graham Coxen, Henry Olsen, Elbow and The Divine Comedy. Paul Creane is a songwriter from Wexford, Ireland. He has released two albums to critical acclaim with his previous outfit Paul Creane & The Changing Band, and has toured extensively in The US, Australia and Europe. Having worked together on various projects in Ireland, the pair have forged a connection that silences rooms. Following their acclaimed Irish and German tours in 2017-18, the duo are bringing their intimate, harmony driven acoustic back to Germany this winter. Tickets via https://www.eventbrite.ie

Tickets: £8 via website

Start Time: 8pm

11th August

Tales of Britain

Celebrating the launch of the first British folklore collection in decades, local author and comedian Jem Roberts and actor Kate Harbour (Bob the Builder and Shaun the Sheep) will be performing an hour of very silly folktales from all around the island of Britain in the guise of Brother Bernard and Sister Sal. Suitable for all ages; small children under supervision.

Tickets: Adults £6 Kids £3

Start Time: 3pm

11th August

Folk n Funny 6

The Unrelated Family return for the sixth celebration of funny folk music for the Bath Folk Festival, with tributes to comic heroes Jake Thackray, Mike Harding, Victoria Wood, Bill Bailey and many more! The Unrelated Family are Bath’s premier comedy sketch troupe-cum-Ukulele pop combo, set up in The Comedy Pub just off Leicester Square in 2007, and they still trundle along merrily enough now in many differing forms – comedy shows, improv, music shows, Unrehearsed Theatre (including MACBETH, DRACULA, BACK TO THE FUTURE and SOME MORE) and of course, many many instances of UKEAOKE!

Tickets: £3 donation to Bath Food Bank

Start Time: 4.30pm

12th August

Swingletree & City on a Hill

Swingletree are Jassy Seagull and Ted Powles’ wondrous folk duo born out of the behemoth that was Calico Jack. They sing songs of the sea, lost loves, and the ol’ canal reflecting the life they have lived and worked on the cut, with heart-warming harmonies, luscious squeeze boxes and toe tapping tunes with a touch of cabaret sensibility.  City on a Hill are Alf Hale on guitar and vocals and Jade Morris on the viola. After having spent almost a decade in the wilderness, Alf Hale returns to the scene with his brand new EP ‘Misanthrope’. Chronicling his remarkable journey from the depths of alcoholic depression to his spiritual redemption,  Jade cut her teeth playing with the rock band Bohemian Embassy and was sought out by Alf and they got together this year to record.

Tickets: £8

Start Time: 3pm

12th August

Somewhere Over the Rainbow Opening Night

This photographic exhibition takes a view of the refugee situation which still exists in Northern France. Hundreds of refugees brave the weather, cruel policing and terrible living conditions with the hope of making the seemingly impossible journey to the UK. The destruction of the ‘Jungle’ at Calais has caused the spread of migrants across the area in to small temporary camps, although no longer the news the situation is much worse than it has ever been. The exhibited work is taken from two trips made with the charity Care4Calais in 2018. Any profit made from the show will go towards further trips to work in Calais and expand the work and or will be donated to the Care 4 Calais charity.  The exhibition will be open for viewings throughout the Festival.

Tickets: FREE

Start Time: 6pm

13th August

Georgia Lewis & Wes Robinson | John Wilson

Wes and Georgia ran a singing session together at last year’s festival and had a deep rapport instantly. Both so impressed with each other’s soul and repertoire they decided to perform together at this year’s festival. Georgia was nominated for a BBC 2 Folk Award this year, and has been playing at festivals and folk clubs all over the country. She has been collecting songs far and wide from a great variety of sources. Wes is from travelling Irish family where Sean nós singing was a very important part of their culture. An avid collector of songs and historian, Wes is really able to impart something very deep in a song that’s quite hard to describe. This will be the first performance together for these two magnificent singers and promises to be something special. They are supported by John Wilson who is a regular favourite at the Festival!

Tickets: £8

Start Time: 9pm

14th August

David Lennon: The Bard of Ballysallagh | Two Oak Sons

David Lennon has been a stalwart of the local County Down folk scene for over 35 years. An All-Ireland medallist he draws from a rich repertoire of traditional Ulster song and in particular those of County Down. He is a popular and avuncular host who accompanies himself on guitar and mandola.  “Loud laughter and prolonged applause are the rewards earned by Bangor stalwart Davy Lennon for his muscular singing and storytelling…. his rich voice adds charm and authenticity to his landmark historical narratives” – BBC Northern Ireland.  Two Oak Sons are Steve Robinson and John Hipperson from Bath. They offer depth, breadth and huge vocal strength to a blend of traditional and self-penned material. Combining powerful, yet sensitive singing and incredibly intricate yet beautifully contrasting guitar styles, every song is presented as a masterpiece of emotionally stirring beauty.

Tickets: £8

Start Time: 6.30pm

14th August

Louise Jordan: No Petticoats Here | Dora Darling-Swann

Discover inspirational women of the First World War through a combination of original songs, storytelling, images and a sound-scape, including the women’s own words. Award winning singer, songwriter and musician Louise Jordan tells the stories of extraordinary women who challenged expectations. Dora dwells in a magical world somewhere betwixt and between the wildest woods and the depths of the deepest ocean. Her beautiful voice has a depth and resonance that can carry the audience to the Otherworld. “Dora’s rich deep voice draws you into the stories of the songs she’s written… the audience were clearly appreciative.” – Nancy Kerr and James Fagan

Tickets: £8

Start Time: 9pm

15th August

The Mouth of the Night

A welcome return of this extraordinary Wonder Tale which was first performed in the Bath Music Festival in 2012. This performance, created and developed by Beth Porter and Richard Selby, was published in a book and cd package in the same year. An early evening of story music and song.

Tickets: £6/£5 concessions

Start Time: 7pm

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  • Open until 1am on Fridays and Saturdays
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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 £70,000 in donations to local charities!!! So thank you to everyone who has attended the quiz at any stage over the past 13 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!

Thanks,

Neil and Mandy