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St James Wine Vaults

25th January
No Wires Night
26th January
Byron Wallen, Trumpet with the JazzHouse Trio + DJ Tony Clark
Starts at 9pm

25th January

No Wires Night

'No Wires' is a monthly gathering of local artists who perform completely acoustically. The absence of microphones and leads helps to form a luscious ambiance and sonically fuses the listener to the artist in a naturalistic environment. Aided by the curvature of cement lined walls and timber beams, the players' sound traces through the space and established itself firmly amongst those present. Songwriters, poets and performance artists line the stars that make up No Wires and mark it apart from any other group. Since its establishment in February 2016, No Wires has garnered a reputation for its unique sonic aesthetic.

Tickets: Free

Start Time: 8.30 pm

26th January

Byron Wallen, Trumpet with the JazzHouse Trio + DJ Tony Clark

One of Britain's top trumpet players comes to Bath to lead some workshops on Friday but luckily we have him performing at the Vaults the night before, will be memorable.

Tickets: £9/£8 concessions

Start Time: 8pm

27th January

What a Performance!

'What a Performance'   This month we are privileged to have Anne Gregson to The St James Wine Vaults, along with Richard Selby and Midnight Poachers - what an evening this is going to be.


Tickets: Free

Start Time: 7.30 pm

27th January

Acoustic Showcase

Jonathan Asprey is an acoustic singer/songwriter whose roots lie in the folk/rock scene of the late 60’s.  More recently Jon has become established in the thriving live music scene, most notably fronting “Shaking Ground”, an acoustic, adrenalin-driven roots rock band, combining his songwriting with Cajun, Celtic and American roots influences.  Hilary Pavey is widely acclaimed on the South West’s acoustic scene and is well-known for her beautifully crafted songs.  Jim Reynolds is a guitarist and singer who writes and plays an eclectic mix of music. The individual pieces tap into blues, ragtime, rhythm and blues, music hall and folk traditions.

Tickets: £5 OTD

Start Time: 8 pm

28th January

Sam Eason live At The St James Wine Vaults

The St James Wine Vaults welcomes back the truly awesome talent of Sam Eason.  Sam is launching his new EP - Undertow!  You won't be disappointed.

"He's got such a lovely voice... a great musician" -The Source, Made In Bristol TV

Tickets: £6 - sold out

Start Time: 7.30 pm

29th January


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

30th January

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

30th January

Luke Rainsford & Guests

Shipwreck Records present an evening of awesome music.  We welcome Luke Rainsford, Bathtub, Proud Ember and Middle Pages.

Tickets: £3 Advance/£5 on the door http://shipwreckrecords.weebly.com

Start Time: 7 pm

1st February

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

1st February

Eleanor VS. with support from Saskia Maxwell

ELEANOR VS. is a singer-songwriter from Bristol. A lover of all types of music, her own style is a mixture of jazz, folk and soul. In 2014 she released her debut album "Passivity" (then under the name Vanessa Hartley-McDonald) and in 2016 Rife Magazine named her as one of Bristol's "Top Five Women In Music".  Eleanor VS. is supported by Saskia Maxwell. Saskia is a young Cornish singer who is well-known on the South West music scene; an enigmatic and captivating singer songwriter, who's eclectic style mixes jazz and folk. Advance tickets available from http://www.wegottickets.com/event/382027

Tickets: £6 OTD

Start Time: 8pm

3rd February

Get In The Tub #12

We are very excited to be welcoming back Coquin Migale to Bath as part of Get In The Tub 012.
Full line up now announced!
Family Jools
The Ketonas
Saint Loe

Tickets: £5

Start Time: 7.30 pm

4th February

Eagle Alley + Matt Bragg

The St James Wine Vaults is please to announce that Eagle Alley and Matt Bragg are performing in The Gallery. So, a few words about Eagle Alley; They are a close harmony group based in Bath and Bradford on Avon. We are a little unusual in that we are a core group of three singers plus a couple of friends who join us when they can to enrich the sound. The core group are Anne Gregson, Rob Winder and Chris Timson.  Matt Bragg - Solo acoustic performer Matt will be bringing you his eclectic and energetic selection of songs from the ancient and traditional to more modern & original, from thunderous guitar to solo vocal. He accepts bribes and pork scratchings

Tickets: £6

Start Time: 8pm

9th February

Karen Sharp, Sax, with the JazzHouse Trio + DJ Tony Clark.

Had hoped to be with us last year but illness forced cancellation, so really pleased that we have agreed a new date as a lot of people were looking forward to seeing Karen at the Vaults.

Tickets: £8/£7 concessions

Start Time: 8pm

10th February

Alliance Française presents CINÉCLUB

Alliance Française presents courts-métrages; a french film with English subtitles. Come and experience beautiful French cinema in The Gallery.

Tickets: Free (donations welcome)

Start Time: 7.30pm

16th February

Kathy Davies & Nigel Hart in aid of RUH Forever Friends Appeal

Kathy Davies is a song stylist combining an eclectic repertoire with a distinct Jazz flavour . Her early gigs were here at St James Wine Vaults. Since then Kathy has performed with different line ups in many jazz circuit venues including Cafe Jazz and Dempseys in Cardiff. Kathy is thrilled to be playing with a great accompanist and stellar musician Nigel Hart.  Nigel is a professional pianist, musician, composer and musical director He has worked extensively in radio , TV, theatre and live events throughout the UK and overseas . Luckily he enjoys accompanying and has worked extensively with major artists encompassing working in the West End .

Tickets: £10 on the door

Start Time: 8 pm

18th February

Gargoyle presents: Sergeant Thunderhoof, Keith, Ceguera and Doomicidal

Great night of Rock at The St James Wine Vaults - we welcome back Sergeant Thunderhoof, Keith and Doomicidal! They are supported by Ceguera!  Great night if you love heavy rock!

Tickets: £4 otd

Start Time: 7.30pm

19th February

Silent Strategies in the South West

Silent Strategies is a night created in order to celebrate ambient, instrument, and spoken word art forms.  Silent Strategies in the South West is based upon the principles of allowing local artists to join in the celebration for genres and styles, promoting collaboration in the creative arts, and providing great experiences for audiences. To launch our first night in the South West we have three talented artists: Kevin Buckland - ambient solo bass guitarist, composer, and writer; Art Banymandhub - instrumental and looping bass guitarist, writer, and double bass player; Low-lying Clouds - Experimental and ambient multi-instrumentalist, writer, and arranger.

Tickets: Free

Start Time: 6pm

23rd February

Winston Rollins, Trombone, with the JazzHouse Trio + DJ Tony Clark

Trombone playing doesn't come much better than this! Very excited to have Winston Rollins as our guest for the first time. Numerous appearances on the television and at gigs with Jools Holland's band, this is one of the country's most in demand player.

Tickets: £9/£8 concessions

Start Time: 8pm

9th March

Josh Arcoleo, Sax with the JazzHouse Trio plus DJ Tony Clark

Can you be a veteran on the Jazz Scene at a young age? Well Josh may still be young in years but he has been ever popular since breaking through as a student. Full house two years ago when he played here at the Vaults, should be same again this time.

Tickets: £8/£7 consessions

Start Time: 8pm

18th March

Leandro d'Vintmus Band - A night of Brazilian Jazz

An exciting and vibrant Brazilian Jazz night is coming your way so don't miss out.  Brazilian-born musician Leandro d’Vintmus is a passionate musical visionary, fusing world styles and creating something charismatic and compelling. He will be joined by excellent London based jazz musicians so you are in for an exciting treat.  On the night they will be playing compositions from the album Newborn that showcases Leandro’s percussive attacks and ethereal configurations and much more...come and listen for yourself!

Book your ticket now: www.leandro_dvintmus_bath.eventbrite.co.uk

Tickets: Advance £6/8, OTD £9

Start Time: 8 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 £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