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St James Wine Vaults

19th January
'Flash Fiction'
24th January
Enrico Tomasso, Trumpet with the JazzHouse Trio + DJ Tony Clark
Starts at 9pm

19th January

'Flash Fiction'

Come to a double book launch of two new locally published anthologies of short short fiction. Flash Fiction Festival Two and Bath Flash Fiction Vol.3  ‘Things Left And Found By The Side Of The Road’.  Around twenty authors reading their less than 2 minute  long, micro fictions. Fun and pacy. Many different types and styles  of short short fiction to listen to.  Books for sale.

Tickets: Free

Start Time: 7pm

24th January

Enrico Tomasso, Trumpet with the JazzHouse Trio + DJ Tony Clark

Yes another award winner! Voted best trumpet player in this years Jazz Parliamentary lists. Again this is a return visit for this top musician.

Tickets: £9.00/8.00 concessions

Start Time: 8pm

25th January

French Cinema in The Gallery

This month Alliance Francais de Bath will be showing Comme un Avion!
Michel, a fifty year old man, graphic designer, decides to change the urban lifestyle and go on an adventure. Fascinated by airmail, he dreams at Jean Mermoz when he's on scooter. One day, Michel sees a picture of a kayak.
Director: Bruno Podalydès; staring Bruno Podalydès, Sandrine Kiberlain, Agnès Jaoui.  The cine club is open to all students learning French with Alliance Française de Bath but also to anyone with an interest in the French language. The film starts at 8pm.

Tickets: FREE

Start Time: 7.30pm

27th January


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

28th January

Literally The Giffords

As part of Independent Venue Week, The St James Wine Vaults welcomes Literally This duo was formed with the realisation that Less is often More! Jim and Pete play together in various larger bands, and it seemed logical to play the best of this music together.

We refine and simplify our arrangements, and the result is delightfully direct and tuneful.

Tickets: £5 OTD

Start Time: 8pm

1st February


The St James Wine Vaults is proud to be a part of Independent Venue Week!  As part of the week we are honoured to have Westward There will be a rocking start to the weekend with Westward – local five-piece playing blues, country, rock and roll, Americana and originals - come along and get those feet moving!

Tickets: £5 OTD

Start Time: 8.30pm

6th February

Steve Goodfield & Jo Cullum at Bath Acoustic Club

Come and join us for a chance to hear Steve Goodfield and Jo Cullum. Guaranteed musical pleasure! There are floor spots available too (usually 2 songs/jokes/poems, possibly another one), but do just come and listen, if you're not a performer - you will not be disappointed. Free admission.

Tickets: Free

Start Time: 8pm

7th February

Iain Ballamy, Sax, with the JazzHouse Trio + DJ Tony Clark

The "fabulous Englishman" is back! Expect, well expect the unexpected as Iain likes to turn up and play just how he feels on the night picking tunes he wants to explore.

Tickets: £8.00/7.00 concessions

Start Time: 8pm

16th February

Death vs Doom

Victus - Democratus - Eyes Fly - Doomicidal. For those who like death metal as well as doom metal

Tickets: £4 OTD

Start Time: 7.30pm

20th February

Poetry & A Pint

Poetry and a Pint returns!
This month we welcome Michelle Diaz with her new book - The Dancing Boy and Linda Saunders

Open Floor slots available

Tickets: £3/£1.50

Start Time: 7.30pm

21st February

Roger Beaujolais, Vibes with the JazzHouse Trio and DJ Tony Clark

Master of the vibes which has to be one of the "coolest" of jazz instruments will be back with a mixture of standards and originals.

Tickets: £8.00/7.00 concessions

Start Time: 8pm

1st March

The Hard Rain Band play songs of Bob Dylan

Bristol-based vocalist Sarah Larkham fronts The Hard Rain Band with fellow band members singer-songwriter Elliot Hall on vocals, guitar and harmonica, and Bath musician Len Leichti on a plethora of instruments from lap steel,mandolin, banjo, harmonica, guitars, vocals and more - and performs once again an evening of the songs of Bob Dylan, this time in the intimate setting of the St James Wine Vaults, from classics and chart toppers to the more obscure. Come and listen out for your favourite! Sarah is known for her engaging, warm stage presence and this will be a very popular night so buy your tickets early. With support from award-winning songwriter 'England's answer to Dylan himself' (folkwords) 'an awe-inspiring rogue' (NME) Elliot Hall.

Tickets: £9 Adv skiddle.com £11 OTD

Start Time: 8pm

7th March

Tina May, vocalist with the JazzHouse Trio + DJ Tony Clark

We are very privileged to be able to have internationally known vocalist Tina May as our guest at the Vaults. Just a look at her past achievements will confirm why she is regarded as one of Jazz's  foremost vocalists.

Tickets: £10.00/9.00 concessions

Start Time: 8pm

14th March

The York 4tet Jazz!

The York 4tet is a modern jazz outfit combining the interactive and improvisational elements of a jazz combo with stylistic cues from rock and folk music. The band will present a mixture of  original music composed by guitarist Robert York whilst also featuring compositions from other members of the band as well as selected works from the American songbook and more modern artists. The band features:
Robert York: E.Guitar and Composition
Nicholas Dover: T. Sax
Will Harris. D.Bass
Bill Weir: Drums

Tickets: TBA

Start Time: 8pm

21st March

Alina Bzhezhinska and The Jazz House Trio

What a night of entertainment we had on Alina's first visit. Not only were we treated the magical sound of the harp but also stories of Alice and John Coltrane who are a main source of inspiration for Alina.

Tickets: £10.00/9.00 concessions

Start Time: 8pm

4th April

Kevin Figes, Sax with the JazzHouse Trio + DJ Tony Clark

It's quite a time since we had the pleasure of hearing Kevin Figes play. A prolific composer who owns his own record company there will be plenty of interesting material to listen to.

Tickets: £7.00/6.00 concessions

Start Time: 8pm

5th April


Described as “like a young Billie Holiday gate-crashing a Tom Waits Swordfishtrombones recording session”, or “a moody Mary Margaret O’Hara”, duo Ma Polaine’s Great Decline continue to build a reputation as an intriguing and hard to pigeon-hole act with influences in folk, blues, jazz and country. 2018 album release The Outsider has had wide-spread radio play, including Tom Robinson’s BBC 6 show, Verity Sharp’s Late Junction on BBC Radio 3, The Radio 2 Blues Show. 2018 came to a close with a runners-up spot for the band in the fRoots Editor’s Choice album of the year.

Tickets: £8 + BF www.wegottickets.com

Start Time: 7pm

18th April

Gareth Roberts, Trombone with the JazzHouse Trio + DJ Tony Clark

Yes the Welsh Wizard is back (so long as he makes it through border control!). Looking forward to some interesting tunes and as always with Gareth, some interesting stories.

Tickets: £8.00/7.00 concessions

Start Time: 8pm

24th April

The Undercover Hippy (Solo)

THE UNDERCOVER HIPPY - Solo Tour 2019  Best known for his high energy full band shows, it is something of a rare treat to catch Billy Rowan, aka The Undercover Hippy, giving an intimate solo performance. It offers an opportunity to hear the songs in their rawest form, up close and personal, and to really connect with the lyrics and the performer. One of Billy’s biggest strengths is the way he manages to pack his songs full of political and social commentary whilst at the same time remaining playful and uplifting, and this playfulness is even more apparent in an acoustic setting. Covering topics from fake news, internet privacy and the U.S. election, to nappy wearing barristers and best friends trying to snog your mum, his performance takes you on a rollercoaster of storytelling and thought provoking protest pieces.

Tickets: £12 + BF www.skiddle.com

Start Time: 7pm

10th May

Robyn Hitchcock

RMT Music are delighted to be presenting psych-folk cult legend Robyn Hitchcock at St James Wine Vaults.. Continuing our series of legendary song-writers in intimate venues, we're elated to be bringing Robyn to Bath. Robyn Hitchcock is one of England’s most enduring contemporary singer/songwriters and live performers. A surrealist poet, talented guitarist, cult artist and musician’s musician, Hitchcock is among alternative rock’s father figures and is the closest thing the genre has to a Bob Dylan (not
coincidentally his biggest musical inspiration). Blending folk and psychedelia with a wry British nihilism, Robyn describes his songs as ‘paintings you can listen to’. His most recent album is self-titled and marks his 21st release as a solo artist.

Tickets: £20 via skiddle.com

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 £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