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St James Wine Vaults

21st June
Craig Crofton with the JazzHouse Trio plus DJ Tony Clark
22nd June
John Fairhurst Live
Starts at 9pm

21st June

Craig Crofton with the JazzHouse Trio plus DJ Tony Clark

One of your favourite Sax players, Craig Crofton steps in at last minute. Always a great night when Craig gets to play.

Tickets: £7/6 concessions

Start Time: 8 pm

22nd June

John Fairhurst Live

John Fairhurst is right at the forefront of the exciting new wave of British Blues and Rock.  Acoustic Guitar Magazine USA recently identified Fairhurst as one of the Top 3 Resonator guitar players worldwide – the only European on the list.  2017 has already been one hell of a year. Hailed as “the phenomenon known as the Wigan Jimi Hendrix” (Chris Tofu, MBE) and “possibly the finest guitarist you will ever see” (BBC Manchester), John is very pleased to announce this extensive UK tour of both solo and full band shows.
Following numerous international club dates across 5 countries, over 25 UK festival shows including Glastonbury, Boomtown Fair, The Great British Blues Festival and Shambala, he will be showcasing a large amount of brand new material as well as some old favourites. Tickets available from https://www.skiddle.com/whats-on/Bath/St-James-Wine-Vaults/John-Fairhurst---Duo/13139853/

Tickets: £7 + BF

Start Time: 8pm

23rd June

Pre-Loved Clothes Sale for Headlight

Pre-loved Charity Clothes Sale in The Gallery - come along and grab a bargain and support Headlight!

If you wish to donate any pre-loved clothes - please contact jessica.cowley1@nhs.net


Start Time: 4pm

26th June

Unfortunately there will be no Open Mic during June - Neil is off on a well-deserved break - however, we will be back on 29th July - yeah!!!

5th July

James Copus with the JazzHouse Trio plus DJ Tony Clark

James is an award winning trumpet player with a first class BMusic degree from the Royal Academy of Music as a back up! You will be impressed.

Tickets: £9/8 concessions

Start Time: 8 pm

6th July

Sail, Opensight, This Sun No More

Join three great bands for a night #livemusic! Rock and Riffs are the order of the day! Come along and enjoy three awesome bands!
Headliner: Sail Band Spacey sludgy proggy metal / rock band from Southwest UK. We enjoy space noises, atmospheres, good hooks, and colossal riffs.
https://www.facebook.com/pg/thebandsail/about/?ref=page_internal OPENSIGHT An adventurous and neurotic blend of metal, spy themes, quirky jazzy passages and powerful orchestrated sections. This Sun No More Ancient noise & ancient words

Tickets: £TBA

Start Time: 8pm

7th July

Black Forge The Human Condition Those Snakes Doomicidal

Yet another night of heavy metal featuring Black Forge, The Human Condition, Those Snakes and Doomicidal Entry £4 on the door. All proceeds split between the bands. Support live music!

Tickets: £4 OTD

Start Time: 7.30pm

11th July

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

13th July

Ben Salter UK/France Tour

Ben Salter is an Australian songwriter and performer, based in the southern state of Tasmania. He has toured Australia and the world for nearly 20 years, both solo and as a member of The Wilson Pickers, The Gin Club, Giants of Science and Hownowmer. Ben returns to the UK and Europe in the summer of 2018 in support of his most recent album Back Yourself.  Ben’s performances highlight his storytelling, humour and sincerity, while his recordings experiment with a variety of styles from acoustic ballads to indie rock, to avant garde soundscapes and instrumentals. His distinctive, emotive voice is regularly cited as the one of the best in Australia. He has toured or performed with artists including Cat Power, Iron & Wine, Built To Spill and many more. Tickets on sale soon at www.bensalter.com.au.

Tickets: Tickets online

Start Time: 7pm

18th July

Poetry and a Pint

Do you like listening to poetry or are you a Poet that wants an audience to read your poetry to? Come along to this Poetry & A Pint night in The Gallery for an informal evening of poetry over a drink in The Gallery - everyone welcome!  This month's guest is Richard Lawson with his new book 'In the Key of Blue'!

Tickets: £3/£1.50 concessions

Start Time: 7.30pm

19th July

Alex Garnett with the JazzHouse Trio plus DJ Tony Clark

Alex has been one of the leading saxophonists in the UK and Mainland Europe for over two decades, being instantly recognized by his dark, husky sound. A versatile musician and first call sideman, he has enjoyed success as both a jazz artist, composer and arranger, and an in demand session, studio and commercial saxophonist, having racked up countless recording credits along the way.

Tickets: £9/8 concessions

Start Time: 8 pm

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

29th July


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

6th August

For The Pleasure Tour With Frankie Teardrop Dead

Feverishly gigging around the Bay Area in the US, The Pleasure Routine gained the attention of Ricky Maymi (The Brian Jonestown Massacre), who produced the sessions for Sugar Mountain, along with engineer Greg Ashley (Gris Gris). The collaboration proved integral to the development of the group, as Maymi helped The Pleasure Routine refine its sound. It also opened the doors to support more established acts like Palma Violets, Public Access T.V., and China’s Carsick Cars.  For Joris is the moniker of alternative singer/songwriter. His debut EP is a simultaneous travel diary and ode to stasis called Painted Veils.  Frankie Teardrop Dead have been developing their sound for the past four years, working from their sonic bunker deep inside the chaos of the concrete Fountayne Road in North London. Expertly connecting the energies of Neo-Psychedelia, Shoegaze, Dreampop and Post-Punk,  the band have attracted a devoted underground following for their cosmic London shows.


Tickets: TBA

Start Time: 7pm

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

  • 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