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St James Wine Vaults

25th May
Improv Theatre Night
25th May
No Wires Night
Starts at 9pm

25th May

Improv Theatre Night

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

25th May

No Wires Night

Come along to an evening of very talented singers/songwriters in The Cellar and listen to their music.  A great night of acoustic music from great musicians.

Tickets: Free

Start Time: 9 pm

26th May


PerKelt has performed its unique, Celtic Medieval Speed Folk since 2008. All its members are highly-qualified, accomplished and award-winning musicians, performing on recorder, harp, guitar, percussion, and vocals. They perform passionate and energetic, strong, melodic Celtic sounds, through original composition with content drawn from Medieval and traditional sources. PerKelt has released three highly acclaimed albums and have performed over 500 shows around the world, playing regularly at Celtic, World music, and folk music festivals, Irish music venues, pubs, churches, castles, and Arts Centres. They are extremely proud to present refreshing, innovative and evocative Celtic music in a way that has never been heard before. They simply cannot be missed!

Tickets: £6 on the door

Start Time: 8 pm

28th May

Port Erin/ Charivari /Cool Knife /Glitch Trip Death Drive/ Ilo Ilo

A great line up of Bands playing at The St James Wine Vaults tonight - you certainly will be entertained by this line up of very talented musicians!

Come along and enjoy!

Tickets: £4 OTD

Start Time: 7.30 pm

29th May


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

31st May


We are delighted to be presenting Effra again alongside Galleons (NL) as part of Bath Fringe Festival.
EFFRA “Stylish, high-energy brand of folk-minimalist music”. Heralding from Bath, Shrewsbury and Canterbury respectively, Alex Bishop (guitar), Tom Newell (fiddle, mandolin) and Aidan Shepherd (accordion) met in London in 2011. In 2014 they released their debut album, ‘Lose An Hour’ and toured extensively through 2015 with performances at, BBC Radio 3’s ‘In Tune’, Cambridge Folk Festival and EFEx/Homegrown festival.  www.efframusic.com.  GALLEONS "Indie-folk 3 piece from Utrecht, the Netherlands (via London)". The foundations of Galleons were layed during the summer of 2012. Based in London & Utrecht, the Netherlands, the band draws on a wide range of influences from folk, rock, jazz & classical genres to create a diverse and original sound. www.galleons.nl

Tickets: £6.75 from Bristol Ticket Office

Start Time: 7.30 pm

1st June

Bath Acoustic Club

Join us in The Gallery

For more information
Visit www.bathacoustic.co.uk
For more details contact us

Hilary: hilary.pavey@talktalk.net 07930 737829
Chico: chico@chicoholton.com 01985 215291

Tickets: Free

Start Time: 8pm

2nd June

Craig Crofton, Sax with the JazzHouse Trio plus DJ Tony Clark

If there is one musician that will guarantee a great night at the Vaults it's the high energy sax player, Craig Crofton. Always a pleasure to welcome him back.

Tickets: £6.00/5.00 concessions

Start Time: 8pm

3rd June

RMT Music Productions presents Get in the Tub June 16


+ Edgwear + Soweto spinning tunes before / between / after acts

Tickets: £5 on the door

Start Time: 8 pm

8th June

Declan Millar

Bath Folk Club is delighted to welcome back the masterful Declan Miller, winner of the 2015 New Shoots competition and undoubted rising star of the folk world.  Declan first came to the attention of the Bath Folk Club at Kenysham Music Festival at the tender age of 17, leaving an immediate and lasting impression with his sublime musicianship and honest, earthy songwriting.  Declan fits seamlessly within the tradition of roaming troubadours, embodying a style of folk music immersed in the land, in community, commonality, and with a touch of the strange and wonderful. His music is evocative to say the least – a weaver of music, song, and story that few could match with the same thoughtfulness and passion.

Start Time: 8 pm

8th June

That Hidden Promise + Jeff Crosby

That Hidden Promise Originally from Blackpool, though now based in Somerset. That Hidden Promise is a solo act, that has been performing live with current set up since March 2011, after deciding to try and bring something different and fresh to the solo performer arena. So armed with songs which deliver inventiveness, thought provoking lyrics, catchy melodies and a hard, raw edge, THP creates the beats and percussion live, combined with electric guitar, giving the songs the platform, but also a performance to talk about.
Jeff Crosby Gifted with a gritty and genuine voice that at once feels familiar to fans of rock and country music, Idaho-born songwriter, singer, and guitarist Jeff Crosby has been writing songs, grinding out shows, and sharing his unique perspective of Americana throughout the United States and beyond for the better part of the past 10 years.

Tickets: £3 on the door

Start Time: 8.30 pm

13th June

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 Fiona Sampson reading from her new book The Catch!  Great night of entertainment!

Tickets: £2/£1 concessions

Start Time: 7.30 pm

16th June

Julian Marc Stringle, Clarinet, with the JazzHouse Trio + DJ Tony Clark

For the very first time we will be featuring a clarinetist as our guest. Julian is a phenomenal player, a master of this instrument so don't miss this opportunity of hearing the clarinet being put through it's jazz paces.

"Julian is an immense talent! Probably the best clarinetist to emerge in British jazz for several decades. His playing has ‘world class’ written all over it." - Sir John Dankworth

"Julian has a very rare talent and a great band. I'm a big fan!" - Sir Michael Parkinson

Tickets: £8.00/7.00 concessions

Start Time: 8pm

17th June

Reggae at the Vaults

Special guests join Biggles Sound for their monthly reggae and dub session. Irie vibes, every time.

Tickets: £2 on the door

Start Time: 8 pm till late

18th June

Flekd on Tour

Flekd write and play beautiful world folk-inspired original melodies from a contemporary jazz perspective, incorporating improvised music with sensitivity. Engaging original melodies evoking European folk traditions are woven through sophisticated grooves with subtle layers of Indian and African rhythms. Rich, intricate textures are balanced with thoughtful improvisations and expansive soundscapes. "Flekd are amongst the forerunners in creating a new multi influenced world music, drawing influences from many different parts of the globe. It is refreshing to see such a hybrid approach presented in such an entertaining way." Pete Lockett, International percussionist.  ★★★★★ "A dreamy new Jazz-folk sound" Rachel Michaella Finn, Pheonix magazine. 

Tickets: £8

Start Time: 8.30 pm

30th June

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

Voted UK top Sax player in 2014 and a member of the famous Humphrey Littleton Band, this is a rare opportunity to see this wonderful musician play in Bath.

Tickets: £8.00/7.00 concessions

Start Time: 8pm

14th July

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

Arguably one of the top gigs of last year we could not resist the opportunity of bringing this fantastic vibes player back to the Vaults.

Tickets: £8.00/7.00 concessions

Start Time: 8pm

  • 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