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St James Wine Vaults

22nd February
Alan Barnes, Sax with the JazzHouse Trio + DJ Tony Clark
23rd February
What a Performance
Starts at 9pm

22nd February

Alan Barnes, Sax with the JazzHouse Trio + DJ Tony Clark

What do you get when you cross an incredible Sax player with a marvellous story teller? Alan Barnes of course! This really is jazz at it's most entertaining and I'm sure Alan will be bringing a range of saxes to deliver what will be a master class in jazz performance.

Tickets: £9.00/£8.00 concessions

Start Time: 8pm

23rd February

What a Performance

What a Performance returns this month with Andrew Bazeley! Andrew and his skill at conveying the sound and the spirit of the old acoustic blues have drawn gasps of admiration wherever he plays: whether it’s the Son House/Charley Patton slide style (played on an authentic 1929 National) or the melodic fingerpicking style of players like Willie McTell and Robert Johnson (on his 1918 Gibson). But his range is broader: the hokum songs from Bill Broonzy and Memphis Jug Band can be heard alongside the likes of Hoagy Carmichael and even the soul classics of Marvin Gaye and Smokey Robinson. He’ s even been known to include The Who and some reggae in his set!

Tickets: Free

Start Time: 8pm

24th February

Talinka Quartet

"Talinka - such an evocative name - wittily appropriate for this intimate set so sensitively arranged around Tali's straight from the heart, true and soulful voice. The group Talinka creates a new distinctive sound that explores the diverse musical journeys of four British musicians, each already distinguished in their fields. Tali Atzmon was a renowned actress and singer in Israel; Jenny Bliss is a baroque virtuoso artist who plays viola da gamba, baroque violin, flute and sings on the album; Yaron Stavi is one of the leading double bass players in Europe and Gilad Atzmon is an internationally acclaimed jazz saxophonist, performing here on bass clarinet, soprano saxophone and accordion. Talinka transcends boundaries creating a natural continuum between folk, jazz, tango and early music.

Tickets: £12 via Bath Box Office

Start Time: 8pm

25th February


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

28th February

Poetry Night with James Davey & Helen Prizzey

Come join us for the launch of the first poetry pamphlets published by two graduates of the MA in creative writing at Bath Spa University: James Davey's How to Parallel Park (V. Press) and Helen Pizzey's Invisibility for Beginners (Cinnamon Press). Davey grew up in Bristol and currently lectures at Bath Spa, while poet, short fiction writer, and magazine editor Pizzey now lives on the Dorset coast. 

Tickets: Free

Start Time: 8pm

5th March

Dame of the Hour Exhibition

Since 1909, we have been commemorating the movement for women’s rights, on International Women’s Day (8th March).  The DAME OF THE HOUR exhibition is an opportunity to celebrate IWD while showcasing work from TWENTY TWO different artists each with their own take on the exhibition’s theme. The exhibition takes inspiration from Dame Nellie Melba (1861-1931), a world renowned operatic soprano and the first Australian to be internationally recognised as a classical musician. It is perhaps also fitting that it was in the year 1909 that Dame Nellie Melba returned to to Australia —in the glory of her fame — for a ‘sentimental tour’ and was celebrated and lauded by fellow Australians for her success. We’ll be open every night from 5th March until 22nd March from 5pm to 10pm.. come and say hello and support IWD!

Tickets: FREE

Start Time: 5pm

7th March

Bath Acoustic Club

March we welcome Damian Clarke!  There is the usual open stage, with plenty of floor spots!  See you there!

Tickets: Free

Start Time: 7.30pm

8th March

Gary Alesbrook, Trumpet with the JazzHouse Trio + DJ Tony Clark

Very lucky to have found a date when Gary could be a guest at the Vault. Why? Well such is his range of talents, whether leading his own bands, recording or touring with Kasabian this is a musician, much in demand. On his first visit he delivered a truly memorable performance. Expect nothing less this time.

Tickets: £7.00/£6.00 concessions

Start Time: 8pm

9th March

Bath Dub Club

Reggae at the Vaults 3.7 is going to be heavy. The mighty Dub Invasion & Asek are joining Biggles once again. If you were at Biggles' Summer Party you will know what is in store.

Tickets: £3

Start Time: 8pm

10th March

God Created Women and House

God created Women & House - come along and listen to old skool House Music!  Bring the memories back!

Tickets: FREE

Start Time: 8pm

13th March

Sweet Tooth, Gertz, We Are Parkas

Sweet Tooth and GETRZ are going on tour around the UK! Come and join the party for a great night of music!

Tickets: £4 OTD

Start Time: 8pm

16th March

Stomping Boondocks & Jay Burleigh

Stomping Boondocks are a lively folk, gypsy and celtic rock band and will be bringing their entertainment to the stage for all to enjoy.

Supporting the band will be Jay Burleigh.

Tickets available from https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/stomping-boondocks-jay-burleigh-tickets-34068660280?aff=erelpanelorg


Tickets: £7 via eventbrite

Start Time: 7.30pm

22nd March

Tommaso Starace, Sax with the JazzHouse Trio + DJ Tony Clark

Would have been with us in 2017 had he not been knocked off his bike in London by a 4X4 estate on the very morning of his scheduled appearance at the Vaults Luckily he is fully recovered from that accident which means we get a chance to hear this marvellous Italian musician play. Make sure you are there and this time I have told him to keep off the roads until after the gig!

Tickets: £8.00/£7.00 concessions

Start Time: 8pm

23rd March

Leathers/repo-man/psychic horizon

Killing Moon presents!!
Leathers--Trash soul garage boogaloo
Repo-man--post punk sax and guitar riffin"
Psychic Horizon-desert groovin...psyched out!

Tickets: £3 OTD

Start Time: 8pm

8th April

The Undercover Hippy Solo Show

Drum and Bass MC turned singer songwriter Billy Rowan, aka The Undercover Hippy, is definitely not your average singer songwriter. His music brings together soulful vocals, infectious reggae rhythms, and the lyrical delivery of a skilled mc. Starting out as a solo act in 2007, he has since teamed up with some fantastic musicians and performs as a four piece, mixing guitars, keys, drums, bass, and backing vocals to create a high energy, interactive and highly entertaining live show. Combining intelligent, provocative lyrics with dangerously catchy hooks and a feel good groove, this is music for the thinking man to shake his arse to. Solo performances from The Undercover Hippy have been rare in recent years making them all the more special.  https://www.skiddle.com/whats-on/Bath/St-James-Wine-Vaults/The-Undercover-Hippy-Solo/13125440/

Tickets: £10 via skiddle.com

Start Time: 7pm

14th April

The Swing Caravan - Live and Hot!

The Swing Caravan is a musical project inspired by the great tradition of Gypsy Jazz, fusing Django classics with original swing interpretations, their only goal is to double the tempo and turn all jazz hot. Against a backdrop of steam-train rhythms and smooth basslines.  Tickets https://www.skiddle.com/whats-on/Bath/St-James-Wine-Vaults/The-Swing-Caravan---Live--Hot/13139577/

Tickets: £10 via Skiddle

Start Time: 9pm

21st April

Indica Blues, Cegvera, Void Titan, Doomicidal

Yet another evening of heaviness!  Love heavy rock - you will be up for this!

Tickets: £4 OTD

Start Time: 7.30pm

6th May

Hattie Briggs Live

Hattie Briggs is a 24 year-old singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist.  Recently named Fender Undiscovered Artist of the Year 2017, she won the prize of supporting Lucy Rose at the prestigious O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire. Hattie has released fourteen EPs, two critically acclaimed albums, had airplay on BBC Radios 1, 2, and 6 Music. Influenced by Foy Vance and Jeff Buckley, Hattie writes and sings straight from the heart. Her crystalline vocals, and insightful lyrics resonate across all ages, rekindling old memories and capturing imaginations. Combined with catchy melody lines and a cheeky, charismatic stage presence, it's unsurprising the youngster is seriously impressing industry figures and fans alike. Tickets: www.wegottickets.com

Tickets: £10

Start Time: 7pm

  • 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