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St James Wine Vaults

20th October
Meeking 'I Am Because We Are' Acoustic Album Launch
24th October
Phil Cooper and Friends
Starts at 9pm

20th October

Meeking 'I Am Because We Are' Acoustic Album Launch

A night of intimate music to showcase the acoustic version of Meeking's debut 'I Am Because We Are' on the 1 year anniversary of the original's release.  Meeking, plus support will be taking over the 'Gallery' upstairs at the Wine Vaults.

Tickets: £4 OTD

Start Time: 7.30pm

24th October

Phil Cooper and Friends

Phil is a contemporary singer/songwriter who has earned excellent reviews from the national press, with his thought provoking songwriting and energetic live performances drawing comparisons to Neil Finn, Glenn Tilbrook and Ben Folds.  "One to see live, Definitely" - R2 Magazine (May 2016) "Quite possibly the most brilliant singer-songwriter you don’t know about and shouldn’t miss" - Jamsphere Blog (March 2016) "If you’re looking for a new singer/songwriter hero to get behind, we couldn’t think of many better to recommend" - Ocelot Magazine (March 2016). Phil is bringing along Jamie R Hawkins and George Wilding for a great evening of music!


Tickets: £TBA

Start Time: 7.30pm

28th October


Calling all performers - come and join us on our popular 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

1st November

Joan Davis and Byron Wallen, with the JazzHouse Trio + DJ Tony Clark

When Bath's very own "Jazz Diva" Ms Joan Davis says that she would like to do something at the Vaults and would it be OK to bring her friend, trumpeter Byron Wallen along there was only one possible response. Yes please!

Tickets: £12.00/£10.00 concessions

Start Time: 8pm

2nd November

Poetry Pamphlet Party

All three poets are publishing their first ever poetry pamphlets/publications.  Anna-May Laugher lives in Swindon, and her poems have appeared in The Poetry of Sex (Penguin, 2015), Ink, Sweat & Tears, And Other Poems, among other publications.  Sean Magnus Martin is a poet from the Lake District and obtained his BA and MA in creative writing from Bath Spa University. He has been published in Irisi, Ink, Sweat & Tears, Amberflora and Riggwelter Press, and in 2015 he won the Battered Moons poetry competition.
Pey Pey Oh is a writer born in Malaysia who has now lived in Bath, UK for longer than anywhere else, but she spent formative years in Michigan, Virginia and New York in the USA. Her poems have appeared in Bare Fiction, Domestic Cherry, and Magma.

Tickets: Free

Start Time: 7.30pm

2nd November

Disease Illusion

Disease Illusion are a Modern Melodic Death Metal band formed in Italy in 2008. Their music is inspired by Gothenburg sound, played with modern attitude for composition and sonority in particular. Their lyrics are about the struggle of mankind. The band released its first self-produced EP named “Reality Behind The Illusions Of Life” in 2009. Two years later, in 2011, they released their first full length album “Backworld”. In 2016 the band released the single “New Order” along with a Lyric video by Eklipse Design. Disease Illusion shared the stage with Aborted, Beneath the Massacre, Bleeding Through, Bleed From Within, Dreamshade plus many more and took part to Metalcamp festival in 2009 in Slovenia.

Tickets: £TBA

Start Time: 8pm

12th November

Ravetank - An Intimate Study Of Alcohol Album Launch!

Album launch of the next Ravetank album and come on down! Great line up of local bands!

Ravetank - Absurdist Noise Folk
Television Villain - Rowdy Post-Punk
‘ -You’ - Sadcore Afficianados
Pre Valentina - Indie Rock Titans

Tickets: £3 OTD

Start Time: 7pm

15th November

Jake McMurchie with the JazzHouse Trio + DJ Tony Clark

This is a very busy musician, The Blessing, his own Quartet and featured "sideman" in a lot of other local bands but luckily he has been able to fit in a visit to the Vaults and we are really looking forward to seeing him.

Tickets: £7.00/£6.00 concessions

Start Time: 8pm

23rd November

The Jaywalkers

Jaywalkers have been delighting audiences for over 10 years; taking their exciting, inventive and virtuosic brand of Americana up, down and around the UK and Europe. These three outstanding musicians have developed a tight bond, demonstrated through their well-crafted, tasteful arrangements and ability to bounce ideas around the stage. The combination of powerhouse bass, flame-fingered mandolin, blistering fiddle and three-part harmony pack a punch as fiery as Jay’s lead vocals and make a fuller sound than expected from an acoustic trio.

Tickets: £8 via www.bathfolkfestival.org

Start Time: 8pm

28th November

My Pub Choir

Why wait till after choir rehearsal to go to the pub? Come along to the pub, buy a drink, and then get singing with friends and family and have some fun. ​Lyrics will be provided on the night, but 48 hours before the event, they will also be available online for you to have a flick through, just in case you fancy getting a look before the rehearsal (sheet music, lyrics, and sometimes a backing track). At the end of the night we will record and broadcast live on facebook/youtube so you can share with your friends. Check on www.mypubchoir.com!

Tickets: £5 OTD

Start Time: 7pm

29th November

Nigel Price with the JazzHouse Trio + DJ Tony Clark

Just finishing a tour with his "Organ Trio" plus the responsibility, this year, of being Musical Director of the Swanage Jazz Festival it has been quite a busy few months for Nigel, but he was pleased to come back again to the Vaults. Looking forward to seeing him.

Tickets: £8.00/£7.00 concessions

Start Time: 8pm

30th November

Emily McGuire

To celebrate the publication of my new poetry book 'Meditation Mind', inspired by my Buddhist practice, this will be a very intimate gig with a mix of acoustic songs (on guitar and double-bass) and poetry readings. There will be a short Q&A at the end.

Tickets available from www.eventbrite.co.uk

Tickets: £11.25 via www.eventbrite.co.uk

Start Time: 7.30pm

1st December

An evening of song with Chloe Tyghe, Richard Black & Guillem MiTchel

The St James Wine Vaults welcomes three great singer/songwriters for a magical evening of song - come along and be amazed!

Tickets: £4 OTD

Start Time: 7.30pm

7th December

John Bramwell (I Am Kloot) + Michael Clark

RMT Music are thrilled to announce, due to large public demand, the return of I Am Kloot's John Bramwell in Bath this December.
After selling out two Bath shows in January as part of Independent Venue Week, we are elated to be hosting a special one-off show that'll see John perform classic I Am Kloot numbers, renditions from his number 1 solo album 'Leave Alone The Empty Spaces' and all new material penned for the follow up second solo record. Support from the mesmerising and aptly Northern, Michael Clark Music.

Tickets: £17.50 + BF from www.skiddle.com

Start Time: 7.30pm

13th December

Simon Spillett with the JazzHouse Trio + DJ Tony Clark

If you want smart, fast suits and smart, fast playing we have just the person for you, Mr Simon Spillett. Influenced by the great Tubby Hayes you will hear some great playing, some at speed, so hold on to your seats. That goes for the Jazzhouse Trio as well!

Tickets: £8.00/£7.00 concessions

Start Time: 8pm

15th December

A Very Smutty Christmas - on tour!

Join Marcia D'Arc - aka Mrs Smutty Claus, just touched down from the North Pole, as she entertains you with her own smutty and saucy versions of popular Christmas songs!  Gather around her festively adorned stage piano, for an evening of irreverent renditions, and risque rhymes, which will set your bells a-jinglin' to New Years and beyond!

Tickets: £6.50 Adv from www.eventbrite.co.uk/£8 OTD

25th December


St James Wine Vaults will be open to wish all our customers a very Merry Christmas. Come and join us for a mulled wine and a mince pie. We will be open to greet you from 11.30 am - 2 pm.

Start Time: 11.30am-2pm

26th December

Boxing Day

After the sales take the weight off your feet in the afternoon. We are opening from 4pm to 10pm!

Start Time: from 4 pm to 10 pm

  • 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 £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!


Neil and Mandy