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St James Wine Vaults

28th April
What a Performance
28th April
Jupiter Owls Launch Party
Starts at 9pm

28th April

What a Performance

What a Performance, hosted by Richard Selby, returns this month with the Fellow Travellers and Bristol Poet Hashtag - a poetical crimest.  A lovely evening of prose and music all introduced by Richard!

Tickets: Free

Start Time: 8.00 pm

28th April

Jupiter Owls Launch Party

Jupiter Owls play a chilled mix of Folk/Pop tinged with Americana and Country. Their bittersweet songs tell tales of bruised melancholy and heartache, inspired by artists such as James Taylor, Simon and Garfunkel and Nick Drake. Evoking the sound of the early seventies West Coast scene, their sound has been described as West Coast meets West Country. Check out

Tickets: Free

Start Time: 8.30pm

29th April

Trevor's Head, Warrior Pope, Doomicidal, EyesNoMouth

Gargoyle Promotions present Trevor's Head, Warrior Pope, Doomicidal, EyesNoMouth - another great night of 'The Heavies' at The St James Wine Vaults!

Tickets: £4 OTD

Start Time: 8.30pm

30th April


The St James Wine Vaults presents our monthly Open Mic.  The evening is open to all musicians, bands, poets - anyone wanting to perform to a welcoming audience.  Come on down and have some fun with everybody.

A warm welcome to all!

Tickets: FREE

Start Time: 8 pm

1st May

Improv Theatre Workshop

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 Monty on 07865 424682


Tickets: £1.00

Start Time: 7 pm

3rd May

Bath Acoustic Club

The Bath Acoustic Club has been running in Bath for 18 years and was founded by Mary English. At the end of 2016 we said a fond farewell to Chico and Hilary and now Jim Sherry takes up the helm. If you are an acoustic musician/singer/songwriter, we'd love to see and hear you. Just turn-up on the night, you don't have to book. It's free to play or watch, so if you enjoy playing and you're acoustic, we'd love you to come-on over. For more information contact Jim Sherry  07711 647508 jim_sherry 2000@yahoo.co.uk

Tickets: Free

Start Time: 7.30pm

4th May

Sam Crockatt, Sax with the JazzHouse Trio + DJ Tony Clark

The first time we saw him at the Vaults he was a guest of Jason Rebello. Since then he has been back as a solo artist and taking time off from his teaching duties at Bath Spa University he will be with the JazzHouse Trio again.

Tickets: £6/£5 concessions

Start Time: 8pm

5th May


Get In The Tub is back for another jammed night of multi-genre acts... there's a very special, secret act topping the bill at midnight after the incredible new talent of listed headliners That's Just You.   THAT'S JUST YOU : A 5 piece Pop Rock band filled with enthusiasm, with memorable riffs, beautiful harmonies and unbelievable energy. Keep your eyes peeled for That's Just You.

Tickets: £5

Start Time: 7.30 pm

5th May

Obviously Kirsty debut album launch - Pension Plans

Obviously Kirsty presents an informal album launch party for debut album, Pension Plans.   The evening will be full of live music, art and chatter, plus the opportunity to buy the CD.  A lovely evening of music and a chance to meet Obviously Kirsty!

Tickets: Free

Start Time: 7pm

6th May

Fabric + Radio Makers + Little Wonder

The St James Wine Vaults welcomes three great bands - Little Wonder, The Radio Makers and Fabric - a great night of live music.  Fabric are a five-piece band based around the songwriting partnership of lead singer Anna Parry and guitarist/producer Simon Matthews.  The Radio Makers are full of pop, glam, punk and funk! With Little Wonder - indie pop band from Bath!

Tickets: £4 OTD

Start Time: 8pm

12th May

Cineclub Alliance Francaise de Bath - Le Nouveau

Cineclub Allance Francaise de Bath are showing Le Nouveau.

Benoit, the new kid at school, is bullied by a gang of arrogant boys. Determined not to be pushed around, Benoit organizes a big party, but only three students turn up. What if this bunch of losers was to be the best gang ever?

Tickets: Free

Start Time: 7.30pm

13th May

Adrian Ingram & Darren Dutson Bromley

On their 'freternity' tour we welcome Darren Dutson-Bromley and Adrian Ingram. Darren and Adrian are both performers, writers and educators that encapsulate the spirit and virtuosity of some of the great Jazz guitar duo's such as Herb Ellis and Joe Pass, Joe Puma and Chuck Wayne and Doug and Jimmy Raney. 'Two jazz virtuosos in harmony'

Tickets: £10/£8 concessions

Start Time: 8pm

13th May

The Kids Aren't Alright #5

A night of live music in The Cellar with up and coming local bands.  The night features Jersey Banks (a Bristol based indie band!) plus support.  Fab night of live music!

Tickets: £5

Start Time: 7pm

16th May

Anna & Elizabeth

“There's something truly inspiring about this collaboration between 25 year olds from southwest Virginia...  and a very special treat for lovers of pure traditional singing and playing, afficionados of the great ballad, and anyone that gets excited witnessing culture carried forward with mastery, love and a profound and real understanding of what makes old material great.”  - Sing Out Magazine

Tickets: £10 OTD Advance http://www.wegottickets.com/event/385515

Start Time: 8 pm

17th May

Genesis Trust Charity Fundraiser

A great gig - a great cause!  Come along and support - all proceeds go to Genesis Trust - the charity for homeless people in Bath!  Line up:

Tiger Trail
Slack Traffic
Delight A Thief

Tickets: £3 OTD

Start Time: 8pm

18th May

Martin Shaw, Trumpet with the JazzHouse Trio + DJ Tony Clark

Martin Shaw is considered one of the best jazz soloist in the country and so we are very excited that he is coming to Bath to make his first appearance at the Vaults.

Tickets: £9/£8 concessions

Start Time: 8pm

19th May


Party in The City at The St James Wine Vaults! A great night!  Come and party with us with Paleontology, The Funk Tuckers, Fifi LaRoux and The Prohibition Band and Geoff Carne and The Hatz.  They will all keep you dancing!


Tickets: FREE

Start Time: 6.45 pm

20th May


Great live local music! SWITCH VIOLET www.facebook.com/SwitchViolet - "Combining truly classic soul vocals, blues inspired riffs, and groove for days, Switch Violet have a fresh charm, whilst unashamedly standing on the shoulders of giants like Gary Clark Jr, John Mayer and Ben Harper. The super-tight 4-piece from Bath write perfectly crafted pop songs, and have brought their electrifying live show to venues across the south-west over the past year." Supported byDON'T PLAY WITH GUNS, TEAL INC. and ISABELLA


Tickets: £3 OTD

Start Time: 7.30PM

21st May

Silent Strategies in the South West

Silent Strategies in the South West returns with a night of big ambient and silent music acts. We are honoured to have the amazing Al Swainger's Pointless Beauty, and the great talent of Low-lying Clouds. With great atmosphere and free entry, this is surely a night to attend and join in the celebration of fantastic instrumental and ambient music!

Tickets: Free

Start Time: 6pm

26th May

Flash Fiction Friday!

We've another great line-up of six flash fiction writers  who will each read a selection of short fictions for ten minutes each. There's a break after the first three readers for drinks, nibbles and chats.

Reading this time, two of our regulars, Meg Pokrass and KM Elkes plus new to the reading series published writers, Joanna Campbell, John Holland and Tracy Fells. Jude Higgins organiser of the Bath Flash Fiction contests and of these events will also be reading

Tickets: £5 on the door

Start Time: 7.30pm

  • 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