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Sam Outlaw and Band

Sam Outlaw and Band

Monday 24th July

Sam Outlaw burst onto the scene with his Ry Cooder produced debut album, Angelino, which had critics battling to find new superlatives to describe a perfect piece of twenty first century California country rock. Having friends in high places may help, but his follow up, Tenderheart, proves beyond doubt that Sam Outlaw’s extraordinary talent is all his own. Vividly portraying a dark streak in the State of eternal sunshine, the record is a tour de force and confirms the opinion made by the LA times that he’s “a contender to be the biggest country star L.A. has produced since Dwight Yoakam.” Here with his full band, this promises to be an unmissable show. Website http://www.samoutlaw.com/ Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k86mxR7JRFA

Doors Open 7.30pm | £14.00

HellRazor

HellRazor

Friday 28th July

HellRazor is one of the UK's most electrifying Rock covers shows! Jaw dropping versions of classic anthems from bands such as Van Halen, Deep Purple, System of a Down, Queen and much more; performed by the inimitable HellRazor!

Doors Open 7.30pm | £8.00

Matt Schofield & Blues For Gary by Henrik Freischlader

Matt Schofield & Blues For Gary by Henrik Freischlader

Saturday 29th July

Solid Entertainments & Florence Miller Agency proudly present:   MATT SCHOFIELD European Summer Tour 2017 www.mattschofield.com   &   BLUES FOR GARY BY HENRIK FREISCHLADER feat. Vic Martin, Pete Rees, Moritz Meinschäfer www.henrikfreischlader.com

Doors Open 7.30pm | £15.00

Royal Sounds

Royal Sounds

Friday 04th August

Royal Sounds are a roots reggae band hailing from London, UK - formed in September 2012. They’re aged 21-28 and they can be seen as a band of the future. The line-up on-stage includes: one of the brothers (Ajani) on bass, the other brother (Gyasi) on guitar, vocals delivered from Hannibal (Ajani and Gyasi’s cousin) and Ras Sempah.   The band has been gaining popularity, appearing on London Live TV, festivals & gigs across the UK & Europe.  Their long-awaited debut album #BurningInspiration is set to be released in 2017.  They will embark on their debut tour starting in July promoting the new album - covering areas in the UK/EU!   Their sound can be described as "rootsy but modern".

Doors Open 7.30pm | £8.00

Roxy Magic.  Tickets £10adv

Roxy Magic. Tickets £10adv

Saturday 05th August

Roxy Magic are the UK's Definitive and longest-running tribute to Roxy Music and Bryan Ferry. They recreate entirely live material which spans four decades, fromfuturist/nostalgic art rock, through classic standards to sophisticated adult-oriented rock. Their aim is to give the audience a fabulously entertaining evening. Very high quality musicianship and a wonderful Bryan Ferry look and sound-alike in the person of singer Kevin Hackett, combine to do just that.    As seen on BBC TV & endorsed by Bryan Ferry himself! Roxy Magic are without doubt the UK's No.1 Roxy Music tribute band. All the hits are flawlessly performed in this authentic tribute show. We create, entirely live, material that spans four decades; from futurist/nostalgic art rock, through classic standards to sophisticated adult-oriented rock. Our aim is to give the audience a fabulously entertaining evening... Very high musicianship and a wonderful Bryan Ferry look and sound-alike, in the person of singer Kevin Hackett, combine to do just that. Listen out for hits such as:   Virginia Plain, Over You, Oh Yeah, Angel Eyes, Street Life, Love Is The Drug, Let's Stick Together, Ladytron, Both Ends Burning, Dance Away, If There Is Something, plus many many more...  

Doors Open 7.30pm. | £10.00

Catalyst

Catalyst

Friday 11th August

Catalyst launch evening .Come along for the best night of Rock, Pop & Blues covers in Bristol authenticity played.   " Catalyst - A Bristol based 'Supergroup' featuring some of the City's Finest musicians from Retro Electro, Pity The Foo, Magic Mirror & Freeze. Playing an array of Rock & Blues music from Jimi Hendrix, The Eagles ,GnR's Eric Clapton and More This is truly a band you'll want see again and again. 

Doors Open 7.30pm | £5.00

Reverend Peytons big Damn Band.

Reverend Peytons big Damn Band.

Tuesday 15th August

  The term "Americana" is used to describe a wide range of bands these days but I can't think of a band that it fits better than The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band. The Rev. J. Peyton, his wife Breezy and drummer Ben Bussell are a living breathing embodiment of the traditions and hard work ethic native to their Brown County, Indiana home. These three are the real deal. There are no hipster affectations, just real from the heart music, handmade in the Southern Indiana hills, and they are 100% genuine. Their new album Between The Ditches is a chronicle of this lifestyle. "Burn up some backroads, drive up to the storeThey just don't make 'em like this anymore"ore"

Doors Open 7.30p.m. | £12.00

Round Mountain Girls

Round Mountain Girls

Friday 18th August

Round Mountain Girls wrapped up 2016 supporting The Levellers in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne and impressed them so much that they got an invite to this year’s Beautiful Days Festival.  They opened 2017 with a new album, a national tour of their homeland and a main stage slot at Australia’s iconic Bluesfest (Byron Bay) sharing the stage with Santana, Jethro Tull, Buddy Guy and Zac Brown. They’ve been keeping some pretty heavyweight company recently and now they’re heading to the UK for the very first time, having bludgeoned their way to the top of the Australian festival scene. If Mumford and Sons, The Pogues and Metallica had a threeway lovechild it would be a Round Mountain Girl. With four albums behind them, and coined in the press as the ‘finest purveyors of Celtabillypunkfolkrootsgrass in the southern hemisphere’, they are capable of taking you to places you didn’t know existed. Fast and furious, tender and humourous, great playing, great songs. You’ll forget you’ve got a mortgage, forget your dog’s just died and that the ice caps are melting as you get carried along on the wave of euphoria they generate. “This will be your new favourite band”.  Jeremy Cunningham – Levellers “RMG...play like they are on fire: a veritable carnival all by themselves and you just have to be part of it”.                                                                           Marika Bryant- Artshub   “...and that’s why when you dance to the music of the Round Mountain Girls, it feels like it’ll never rain again…They play like they own the place, never has a band seemed so comfortable up on a stage”                                     Sam Fell- Rhythms Magazine/Rolling Stone   They give bluegrass an electric shock of rock & roll, guaranteeing them the title of the hillbilly Guns N Roses.                                                 Tim Byrnes – SCENESTR, Brisbane

Doors Open 7.30pm | £8.00

Guitar Legends

Guitar Legends

Friday 25th August

The Guitar Legends…… A tribute to the guitar greats! ! Celebrate the music of the guitar heroes in one amazing show & experience sensational hits from some of the worlds most iconic guitar legends! ! The ‘Legends’ will mesmerise you with the greatest guitar hits of all time – from the early 50′s right up to the present day. Featuring classic tracks from the worlds most legendary  guitarists: Jimi Hendrix, BB King, Carlos Santana, Dave Gilmore, Jimmy Page, Gary Moore, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Brian May, Eric Clapton plus many more….. The band features guitar ace Marcus Flynn on lead guitar, UK session guitarist & TV composer.  He is joined by superb  vocalist, Nick Reiber Hodgson who amongst other accolades, has performed alongside Bon Jovi in Japan. This duo is  partnered with talented multi-instrumentalist, Phil Spencer on guitar/keys who as the ‘young gun’ in the band has already managed to notch up a MOBO Awards (Official) playing session guitar. Top drummer, Daniel Antonio Gonzalez is the fourth member of this exciting line up and has performed with many premier artists worldwide.  The Guitar Legends was born from the fire of over 20 years Rock ’n' Roll.  Individually the band members have played and toured extensively with some of the top performers known today. Together they have become one of the most exciting live shows on the circuit. With a set list that makes your mouth water, a night with The Guitar Legends is a must! ! 

Doors Open 7.30pm | £8.00

Legend - Playing the music of Bob Marley Tickets £12adv

Legend - Playing the music of Bob Marley Tickets £12adv

Saturday 26th August

  LEGEND are seven great musicians and singers dedicoated to the life and music of the late, great Bob Marley This dynamic band, led by the charismatic Michael Anton Phillips (Cheesy) has a pedigree second to none, whose members have worked with such reggae greats as: The Mighty Diamonds, Dennis Brown, Rankin Roger, The Beat, Burning Spear, Apache Indian, Johnny 2 Bad, Errol Dunkley, George and Desmond Decker, Musical Youth and many more Legend's two hour show covers the very best of Bob Marley’s timeless classics: Is This Love, No Woman No Cry, Waiting in Vain, Exodus, I Shot The Sheriff, Jamming, Could You Be Loved. These are just a few of his million selling hits brought to you in this fantastic two hour tribute to the acknowledged master of reggae. The musicianship is flawless, with that irresistable reggae groove compelling you to move and the presence of Bob Marley himself invoked in the skilled and respectful portrayal by Michael

Doors Open 7.30pm. | £12.00

Ska & Punk Night

Ska & Punk Night

Friday 01st September

THE SUPERSKAS Relive the golden age of Trojan Ska& 2 Tone with energetic 8-piece, The Superskas. Performing a huge repertoire of classics from Toots & the Maytals and Desmond Dekker to The Specials and Madness, The Superskas are the authentic sound of Ska. Complete with horn section and male and female vocalists, The Superskas are guaranteed to get the party started! Highlights include; Live collaborations with Damon Albarn of Blur, Dave Wakeling, Ranking Roger and The Beat, performing at the Specials after-party, performing on the same bill as Madness at the house of fun weekender and supporting Reggae royalty Steel Pulse and Musical Youth.“Love this band The Superskas! Good work, keep it up.” Lynval Golding – The Specials“The Superskas allow the audience to relive the experience of one of the UKs most exciting musical movements” The Express & Star newspaperThe Mid-Life KicksFour Bristol layabouts decided to try and play guitars and drums whilst trying to sing over the noise. The result is one of Bristol most authentic and entertaining tributes to punk & new wave music and must be seenTickets £14 or more on the door.

Doors Open 7.30pm | £14.00

Reef - Raiser for Ria

Reef - Raiser for Ria

Thursday 07th September

We are putting on a special gig at The Tunnels in Bristol to raise much needed funds for our Guitar Tech's 7 year old daughter Ria. Ria has a rare genetic disease called Cytonosis and is in need of medical treatment which she can only receive overseas, we'd like to help get her there. We're gonna rock out and raise some cash, with a little help from our friends. Come and join us!! Big Love Reef x   £19.50 + BF Tickets avaialble through the following link: https://www.tickettailor.com/checkout/view-event/id/98386/chk/98d8

Doors Open 7.30pm | £0.00

Private Party

Private Party

Friday 08th September

The Tunnels has been exclusively hired for a private function. To hire The Tunnels for your Party/Function/Event, simply email louis@thetunnelsbristol.co.uk or give us a call on 08456050255 for more information.

Doors Open 7.30pm | £0.00

Retro Electro

Retro Electro

Saturday 09th September

THE PREVIOUS RETRO ELECTRO EVENT SOLD OUT 2 MONTHS IN ADVANCE. GET IN EARLY TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT. Retro Electro are made up from 5 extremely experienced and talented musicians from the Bristol/Bath area,who are passionate about what they play and will transport you back in time to the colourful 1980s! They  deliver a great stage show, authentic stage outfits and we guarantee to play completely live with no backing tracks. The Set will comprise of a selection of the following artists, Simple Minds, Level 42, A Flock of Seagulls, Human League, Gary Numan, Kraftwerk, Thompson Twins, Blancmange, Spandau Ballet, ABC, King, Prince, Style Council, Depeche Mode, Tears For Fears, David Bowie, Boomtown Rats, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Duran Duran. So get your 80’s clothes on and come and dance the night away Along with a Dj playing the decages best tracks to keep you dancing all night

Doors Open 7.30pm | £10.00

John Murry

John Murry

Thursday 14th September

John Murry’s debut solo album The Graceless Age was given five stars by Uncut Magazine, and the Guardian called it a work of genius. A haunting testimony of a troubled life, broken dreams, sorrow and redemption, it was the masterpiece of Southern American gothic you’d expect from someone whose adoptive mother was Williams Faulkner’s cousin, and who was born in the same town as Elvis Presley. Its follow up, A Short History of Decay, is equally compelling – an intensely personal document of an artist's fall from grace. A hypnotically entrancing live performer, this is a show that can’t be missed.

Doors Open 7.30pm | £14.00

Private Function

Private Function

Saturday 16th September

The Venue has been booked for a private Function. To book the tunnels for your party, function, or business event, Call 0117 929 010 to speak to the events team, or emailinfo@thetunnelsbristol.co.uk

7.30pm | £0.00

Jess and the Bandits

Jess and the Bandits

Thursday 21st September

  Media favourites Jess and the Bandits are a phenomenon. Fronted by Texan vocalist and songwriter Jessica Clemmons, they’ve set the Americana scene alight over the last few years, winning awards and acclaim galore. High octane country rock of the finest type, with blast furnace vocals and unforgettable songs, their début album, Here We Go Again, was described by Nashville Over Here as “A fun, melodic roller coaster mix of country rock and ballads”, and by Gay Times as “Like Shania at her trashiest or a whiskey-drunk Kelly Clarkson, these songs have the swagger of bad women and even worse men.” Their new release Smoke and Mirrors takes over where the last one left off, and confirms their reputation as one of the brightest bands around.   A picture is attached, and if you need a video link this will do, although they've got a new record out soon and may want to use another:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4QfENGXWD-0   Their website is rubbish, so if you need a link use -  this https://www.facebook.com/JessAndTheBandits  

Doors Open 7.30pm | £15.00

Private Party

Private Party

Friday 22nd September

The venue has been booked for a private function. To book the tunnels for your party,  function, or  business event. Call 0117 929 0108  to speak to one of the events team, or email info@thetunnelsbristol.co.uk

Doors Open 7.30pm | £0.00

UK Guns n Roses £10adv

UK Guns n Roses £10adv

Saturday 23rd September

UK Guns N Roses are indisputably the Top Guns N Roses Tribute. Formed in 2002 they are the longest running and most established Guns N Roses cover band, having toured extensively throughout The UK, Europe, The Middle East and the United States.  With fans on multiple continents, they continue to astonish and entertain crowds with their outstanding, energetic & accurate live shows. All the classics are lovingly and accurately replicated live from 'Sweet Child O' Mine', 'Welcome to the Jungle' and 'Paradise City' from the all time classic rock album 'Appetite For Destruction' right through to the phenomenal hits like 'November Rain', 'Estranged' and 'Civil War' from the later 'Use Your Illusion' albums. The band is very proud to be widely recognized by fans, music critics and venue owners, to be the very best at what they do. For the masses of Guns N' Roses fans, UK Guns N’ Roses are also regarded as a very real alternative to the now disbanded Guns N Roses. Many believe the band to be as close as you will ever get to seeing the original GN'R live and some even rate this tribute to be better than the real thing. Put simply.... if you want Guns N' Roses, get UK Guns N’ Roses!

Doors Open 7.30pm | £10.00

Kirk Fletcher

Kirk Fletcher

Sunday 24th September

According to Joe Bonamassa “Kirk Fletcher is hands-down one of the best blues guitarists in the world.” During a career that started with playing with his brother in his father's church, and has taken in a three year spell as lead guitarist in the Fabulous Thunderbirds, collaborations with Charlie Musselwhite, and performances with giants such as Pinetop Perkins, James Cotton and Hubert Sumlin, he has won the admiration, respect and acclaim of fellow musicians, critics and fans, attracting comments such as “Kirk fires off soulful, straight-from-the-heart solos that dazzle on big stages” - Guitar Player Magazine. Intense, funky, soulful and awesomely proficient, Kirk Fletcher is in the forefront of contemporary blues players.

Doors Open 7.30pm | £14.00

Erja Lyytinen

Erja Lyytinen

Tuesday 26th September

ERJA LYYTINEN Voted #1 International Solo Artist, Blues Matters Writer’s Poll 2015 Voted Artist of the Year, Finnish Blues Awards 2015 Since first entering a recording studio some 15 years ago, singer/guitarist Erja Lyytinen has become a bona fide star in her homeland and a fixture on the international music scene. In that time, “the Finnish slide goddess” (The Blues Magazine) has recorded in places as diverse as Helsinki, London and Memphis, earning numerous accolades along the way. Rooted in both traditional and modern blues, she successfully blends styles like jazz, pop, soul and rock into a sound all her own. Celebrated slide guitar master Sonny Landreth, upon discovering Lyytinen’s music recently, remarked: “I sure enjoyed her guitar skills. She’s obviously made a big name for herself. Things are going well for her and for good reason.” Born into a musical family in the town of Kuopio, Lyytinen quickly emerged as an artist to watch in her native country. She recorded her international debut Pilgrimage after signing with Germany’s prestigious Ruf Records label in 2005. The 2006 Blues Caravan tour gave audiences in Europe and the United States a first taste of her spirited live performances. The solo follow-up Dreamland Blues took her back to the USA to record with David and Kinney Kimbrough (sons of Mississippi blues legend Junior Kimbrough). After two years on the road, she returned with Grip of the Blues in 2008, mixing hard-edged blues with modern R&B. Her 2010 release Voracious Love was even more adventurous: The lavishly orchestrated “Bed of Roses” – featuring contributions from Marco Hietala (Nightwish) on vocals and Apocalyptica cellist Paavo Lötjönen – showed once and for all that Lyytinen is unafraid to push the stylistic envelope. With 2013’s Forbidden Fruit, she returned to more familiar territory. Canada’s Blues Underground Network chose The Sky Is Crying as Best European Blues Album and Best Tribute Album of 2014. It also placed in the top three international albums of 2014 as chosen by writers at Britain’s Blues Matters, who also honored Erja as the #2 international solo artist. The Elmore James tribute The Sky Is Crying proved to be a breakthrough. Released in 2014, it was universally hailed as her best and bluesiest recording to date. This collection of stripped-down, old-school blues convinced even the most discerning listeners that Lyytinen’s feel for the blues runs deep and that as a slide player, she has few peers. Live in London, a sizzling live set of Elmore James covers and original material released a year later, culminated with Erja being voted the #1 international solo artist by Blues Matters and Artist of the Year at the Finnish Blues Awards. For her latest studio album Stolen Hearts, set for release in early 2017, Lyytinen convened a talented group of musicians in Helsinki in the summer of 2016, then ventured to London’s State of the Ark Studios to record with multi-platinum selling engineer and producer Chris Kimsey, known above all for his contributions to classic Rolling Stones albums like Sticky Fingers and Some Girls. In fact, Stolen Hearts was mixed on the very same EMI console Kimsey had often used with the Stones. “Chris said it was like meeting an old girlfriend after many years. He sat in front of the desk and his magic started to happen.” Mastering was completed at Air Studios Mastering (part of the world-famous Air Studios started by Beatles producer George Martin) by Ray Staff, whose credits include iconic rock albums such as David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust and Mott The Hoople’s All The Young Dudes.

Doors Open 7.30pm | £12.50

Hey Bulldog! | £7adv

Hey Bulldog! | £7adv

Friday 29th September

Hey Bulldog! Bristol's premier 60's/mod band, return once again to The Tunnels for a party night of vintage sounds with covers from: The Who, Small Faces, The Kinks, The Beatles, The Jam and much more.  Along with special guests The Blue Bus - playing 60's garage soul covers. Motown, northern soul, British 60's pop/rock and more. And...DJ Kev Regz will be spinning some ska, soul, mod, indie.

Doors Open 7.30pm | £7.00

An Evening With Slaid Cleaves

An Evening With Slaid Cleaves

Sunday 01st October

Slaid Cleaves' online biography says that he “Grew up in Maine. Lives in Texas. Writes songs. Makes records. Travels around. Tries to be good.” The simplicity of the statement disguises the fact that he's one of the most highly respected and talented songwriters in modern America, with a string of terrific releases and a devoted fanbase. Performing songs that can be funny, insightful, sensitive and hard-hitting, sometimes all at the same time, he’s one of the few contemporary musicians who can be fairly compared to old masters like Woody Guthrie. A truly mesmerising performer. “A master craftsman on the order of Guy Clark and John Prine” – Austin Chronicle. “A magical performance from one of the best songwriters in the game” – No Depression

Doors Open 7.30pm | £15.00

Private Party

Private Party

Friday 06th October

The Tunnels has been exclusively hired for a private function. To hire The Tunnels for your Party/Function/Event, simply email louis@thetunnelsbristol.co.uk or give us a call on 08456050255 for more information.

Doors Open 7.30pm | £0.00

The Killerz

The Killerz

Saturday 07th October

"The Killerz" are one of only a few tribute acts to "The Killers" in the world and prides itself on its overall likeness to the chart topping band. The music, the look, and the energy the band creates makes you feel like you are watching the real thing. With the added option of a string & brass section for the bigger venues and events you will not find a more accurate interpretation to the award winning band. Performing worldwide, the band continues to gather support from their audiences and more impressively “The Killers” supporters. Receiving rave reviews wherever they play. Described as being as exciting as the real thing by many fans “The Killerz” hope to continue pleasing followers with new and old chart hits like “Mr Brightside”, “When You Were Young”, “Human” and many more. With a true passion and love of what they play "The Killerz" aim is to bring the Las Vegas Superstars to you...

Doors Open 7.30pm | £8.00

Oasiz £8.50ADV

Oasiz £8.50ADV

Friday 13th October

Oasiz recreate the complete Oasis live gig experience with amazing energy and accuracy. Not only do they play all the biggest hits but also some forgotten gems to remind you exactly why you loved this band in the first place.Their aim is to play every Oasis song ever written at some stage during their performances across the UK, never forgetting the classic anthems that you would expect from an Oasis greatest hits tour.To date they have been invited back to every venue they have played. " YOU GUYS ARE THE NEAREST THING IVE EVER HEARD TO ANY ORIGINAL ACT"

Doors Open 7.30pm | £8.50

Hooper

Hooper

Saturday 14th October

Hooper have been wowing audiences with their eclectic mix of pop and rock interpretations for over a decade The four accomplished, Bristol-bred musicians, all of whom cut their teeth in notable, original bands of the 80s and 90s, understand how to create an exhilarating vibe at their gigs. Hoopers energy and commitment to musicality can make you feel like you're at Wembley, with the charisma and undeniable chemistry (three are brothers after all) to keep things personal enough to party like you're in your own front room. Hooper aren't afraid to smash the boundaries of music and deliver it with a confidence and energy that will give you a night to remember.

Doors Open 7.30pm | £10.00

Focus

Focus

Tuesday 17th October

With their unique brand of progressive rock, Focus manifested themselves at the start of the '70s as the most successful and appreciated of all the Dutch pop-rock exports. Fronted by founding member Thijs Van Leer, and best known for their hits “Hocus Pocus”, “House of The King” and “Sylvia”, as well as critically acclaimed albums 'Moving Waves', 'Focus 3' and 'Hamburger Concerto', the iconic Dutch music masters are back with their tenth album, which is guaranteed to please their legions of fans!   After a comeback in the early 2000's, which resulted in the well-received albums 'Focus 8' and 'Focus 9', the band regrouped with a fantastic new line-up. Along with Thijs van Leer on vocals, flute and keyboards, back on the drums is famed Focus drummer Pierre van der Linden, who joined the group on their second album 'Moving Waves' in 1972. Internationally renowned for his rhythmic skills, Pierre remains a defining factor in the Focus sound. Guitarist Menno Gootjes, who participated in Focus at an earlier stage, and acclaimed bass player Udo Pannekeet, complete the band's current line-up. Recently, Focus's biggest hit "Hocus Pocus" was used in a 4-minute Nike commercial before the World Cup broadcast. Focus music can be regularly heard on Top Gear and Saxondale on TV in the UK.    A new Focus era has arrived! There is a rejuvenated passion amongst the band as it enters the studio to record Focus 11 and prepares to go out on the road again for a World Tour, in support of the new album, and as it builds up to its 50th Anniversary.   Thijs van Leer - Hammond-organ, flute and vocals Pierre van der Linden - drums Menno Gootjes- guitar Udo Pannekeet - bass 

Doors open 7:30pm | £15.00

BRING DOWN THE HOUSE Tickets £8adv

BRING DOWN THE HOUSE Tickets £8adv

Friday 20th October

BRISTOL BASED 14 PIECE FUNK, SOUL, DISCO, ROCK AND BLUES BAND BRING DOWN THE HOUSE are not just any covers band. We use our own arrangements, offering an original twist on popular songs which are guaranteed to get everyone on the dance floor. The energy and enthusiasm of the whole band is truly contagious

Doors Open 7.30pm | £8.00

The REGZ

The REGZ

Saturday 21st October

.One of Bristols favourites "The REGZ" return to The Tunnels after last years sell out date. What can we expect in 2017?? A number of new exciting songs, mixed with some old favourites bringing you the sounds of Motown, Soul, Ska and Pop!!! The REGZ are a nine piece outfit (with a full brass section "The Horny Horns") who will take you from Otis to Aretha and The Specials to The Supremes making sure the floor is shaking all night long! The Blue Bus Play 60s garage soul incorporating the sounds of Motown, Northern Soul, British 60s Pop/Rock and more....

Doors 7.30pm | £9.00

Private Party

Private Party

Friday 27th October

The Tunnels has been exclusively hired for a private function. To hire The Tunnels for your Party/Function/Event, simply email louis@thetunnelsbristol.co.uk or give us a call on 08456050255 for more information.

Doors Open 7.30pm | £0.00

Rhythm of the 90's

Rhythm of the 90's

Saturday 28th October

Remember when rhythm was a dancer and groove was in the heart? When tie-dye and center partings were acceptable? Then you probably grew up in the 90's, when Dance was fun, uncomplicated and infectious || This FULLY LIVE 8-piece bring your favourite 90s bangers back in a whirl of shell suits and Dr Martins. So if you were too busy getting dumped to enjoy the school disco, or just fancy partying like it's 1991, come see The Rhythm of the 90s and get ready to flashback hard.

Doors Open 7.30pm | £13.00

Said The Maiden + support

Said The Maiden + support

Thursday 09th November

Said The Maiden are Jess Distill, Hannah Elizabeth and Kathy Pilkinton, three friends who discovered a mutual love of folk music when they reunited several years after spending their school years together in St. Albans, Hertfordshire.  From tentatively performing a few songs at their local Redbourn Folk club in 2012 and later being asked to appear at one of the club's guest nights, the group soon secured support and headline slots at folk clubs and festivals around the country which in turn have led to opportunities to support many fantastic artists including The Fisherman's Friends, Jim Moray, Megson, Martin Carthy, Sam Carter, Hannah James and Sam Sweeney and Clannad.  They were also honoured to join legendary fiddler Dave Swarbrick on a successful UK solo tour in the spring of 2014, and released their debut album 'A Curious Tale' in June of the same year.  

Doors Open 7.30pm | £9.00

Simon McBride

Simon McBride

Monday 13th November

“The Holy Trinity of Belfast rock ‘n roll – Van Morrison, Rory Gallagher & Gary Moore – might just be on the verge of becoming a four-leaf clover.” PERFORMER MAGAZINE USA   After back-pedalling on his solo career to start a family, Simon McBride “the man who everyone wants in their band” is back on the road with his own jet-fuelled outfit.   The turn of 2016 saw McBride touring with Ian Gillan, filling the shoes of Ritchie Blackmore in a programme of Deep Purple songs that played across Europe. The first half of 2017 has him touring with uber-keyboardist Don Airey (another member of Deep Purple), followed by an outing with Whitesnake offshoot, Snakecharmer.   With his band of fellow Irishmen Marty McCloskey (drums) and Dave Marks (bass) Simon delivers his own distinctive songs (“Hugely accomplished” MOJO) along with crowd-pleasers from the likes of Hendrix and Free plus of course, explosive guitar playing!   His guitar skills (“Among the best blues-rock players anywhere in the world” GUITARIST) have made him a go-to guitarist on the British Blues-rock scene, admired among professionals, followed by enthusiasts, and endorsed by some of the biggest brands on the guitar scene.   Rewind to the early nineties and you didn’t have to squint to spot future greatness in the unassuming kid from Belfast, who picked up his first guitar at ten, eschewing formal lessons to bend his fingers around the music of Free, Jeff Beck and Hendrix. At 16 he turned pro, leaving education behind to wow the world as a hired gun in projects that ranged from filling Vivian Campbell’s shoes in Sweet Savage, to R&B and soul with ex-Commitments vocalist Andrew Strong. Touring in his own right he has supported Joe Satriani, Jeff Beck and Joe Bonamassa and played major festivals around Europe.  

Doors Open 7.30pm | £15.00

Crow Black Chicken

Crow Black Chicken

Wednesday 15th November

Crow Black Chicken have earned a reputation as one of Ireland's top blues acts. Their sound combines elements of folk and hard rock with the blues rock of bands like Gov't Mule, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Led Zeppelin.  An extremely hard working band, they have built up a strong underground following throughout Ireland, the US, and Europe with multiple well received tours and one off gigs, including a slot at Glastonbury.  

Doors Open 7.30pm | £8.00

Bad Touch + special guest Mollie Marriott

Bad Touch + special guest Mollie Marriott

Thursday 16th November

Following their recent sell-out UK tour supporting King King, and their Planet Rock Roadstars UK tour with Broken Witt Rebels, and the recent announcement of their October 2017 tour with The Kentucky Headhunters, Bad Touch are pleased to announce they’ll be undertaking a headline tour in November with special guest Mollie Marriott.   “We’re excited to be taking to the road in November with Mollie,” says Bad Touch’s lead singer, Stevie Westwood. Not only is she only a great vocalist in her own right, but she’s also the daughter of the legendary guitarist and singer Steve Marriott (Small Faces, Humble Pie). She’s part of rock royalty. It will be great to have Mollie touring with us. She’s got a killer voice. It’s going to be a lot of fun.” Mollie Marriott, daughter of former Small Faces and Humble Pie singer/guitarist Steve Marriott and step-daughter to singer Joe Brown has spent her music career in the wings, having worked mostly as a backing singer with numerous artists including Oasis and Joe Brown.   Mollie’s sassy soulful blues vocals are full of classic influences. She can find a raw emotional edge that the best soul and rock singers have – at times rootsy and upscale through to modest and classy with a sustained relaxed feel.    Her classic rock and modern sensibilities are irresistible. Her cool seductive style embodies the classic feel of Sheryl Crow, the vulnerability of Stevie Nicks, and the soul of Bonnie Raitt. Her band seamlessly combines dirty guitars with her gravelly bluesy voice, packed full of emotion.

Doors Open 7.30pm | £14.00

Big Macs Wholly Soul Band + DJ John Gough  Tickets £10adv

Big Macs Wholly Soul Band + DJ John Gough Tickets £10adv

Saturday 18th November

Big Macs Wholly Soul Band Were formed in 1990 as the house band for the legendary Hollywood Club in Newport. Within months of their formation The Commitments film was released and the band, being of a similar size and specializing too  in 60’s Soul music, were inundated with work, constantly playing in every club, pub and eat house in South Wales. In a short time they were supporting The Commitments at a number of venues and were soon welcoming offers of work that took them to holiday camps, five star hotels and nightclubs both in the U.K. and abroad

Doors Open 7.30pm. | £10.00

Samantha Fish

Samantha Fish

Tuesday 21st November

Whether one leans towards the blues, opts for Americana or ignites some special fervour by playing with a garage band, there’s a common bond that suggests a reverence for the roots. Looking back towards an earlier template -- no matter what the genre -- proves the point that appreciating what came before can be a stepping stone for what comes next.   Samantha Fish knows that all too well, and it’s been evidenced in the music she’s made her entire career. While she’s well known as a purveyor of blues, having been lauded by such legends as Buddy Guy, the Royal Southern Brotherhood and Luther Dickinson, her real love is simply raw, scrappy rock and roll. “I grew up on it,” she insists. “Working with Luther on my last album further instilled that spirit in me. It made me realize just how much that basic, unfettered sound means to me, and how well it ties into soul music, R&B, country and so many other forms of music that are essential even today.”   It’s little wonder that when it came time to record her new album, Chills & Fever (released March 17, 2017), Fish set her sights on Detroit, the home of soul, Motown, legendary R&B as well as the much edgier rock-n-roll of Iggy Pop, Jack White, and The White Stripes. It was there that she joined forces with members of the Detroit Cobras, a band whose insurgent ethic has made them darlings of the Midwest punk/blues scene. The two entities -- which included Joe Mazzola on guitar, Steve Nawara on bass, Kenny Tudrick on drums with Bob Mervak on keys, and the New Orleans horn section featuring Mark Levron and Travis Blotsky on trumpet and saxophone -- bonded over a common love of classic soul and rollicking rhythms, so much so that the results testify to a seemingly timeless template. Covering songs from the ‘60s and ‘70s -- indelible melodies from the pens of legends like Jackie DeShannon, Jerry Ragavoy, Bert Berns and Allen Toussaint -- along with producer Bobby Harlow (King Tuff, The Gap Dream, White Fang) a member of the Detroit band The Go, which also featured Jack White prior to his stint with the White Stripes. With that as her starting point, Fish and the band then created an album that’s best described as a pure slab of rocking rhythm n’ blues.

Doors Open 7.30pm | £12.50

Private Party

Private Party

Thursday 23rd November

The Tunnels has been exclusively hired for a private function. To hire The Tunnels for your Party/Function/Event, simply email louis@thetunnelsbristol.co.uk or give us a call on 08456050255 for more information.

Doors Open 7.30pm | £0.00

Never on a Sunday

Never on a Sunday

Friday 24th November

The Never on a Sunday boys are back at The Tunnels for their second consecutive year with another fantastic night of Soul, Motown and Ska music, all in the name of raisng money for Penny Brohn UK cancer care.      

Doors Open 7.30pm | £10.00

The Jam'd

The Jam'd

Saturday 25th November

The Jam’d are one of the hardest working tribute bands around and have built up a huge following! They have gained a reputation for being the finest tribute to The Jam!....Gigging at  festivals, scooter rallies and some of the top venues in Europe. || The Jam’d are totally committed to giving an unforgettable and authentic performance with all the energy, passion and style of Paul Weller, Bruce Foxton and Rick Buckler, allowing the audience to relive the experience of one of the most influential bands of the British music scene! The brilliance of Paul Weller is laid bare in an energetic performance of all of the classics!....In The City, Going Underground, When Your Young, Down In The Tubestation At Midnight, Strangetown, A Town Called Malice, The Beat Surrender and many more are all included in a varied and extensive set.

Doors Open 7.30pm | £10.00

Private Party

Private Party

Friday 01st December

The Tunnels has been exclusively hired for a private function. To hire The Tunnels for your Party/Function/Event, simply email louis@thetunnelsbristol.co.uk or give us a call on 08456050255 for more information.

Doors Open 7.30pm | £0.00

Private Party

Private Party

Friday 01st December

The Tunnels has been exclusively hired for a private function. To hire The Tunnels for your Party/Function/Event, simply email louis@thetunnelsbristol.co.uk or give us a call on 08456050255 for more information.

Doors Open 7.30pm | £0.00

The UB40 Experience

The UB40 Experience

Saturday 02nd December

Back by popular demand after their amazing sold out performance at the venue early in 2015 and again in December 2015. The UB40 Experience was created in late 2013 .  Featuring 'Stars in you eyes ' winner Andy Bagnali as Ali Campbell and a line up of hand picked world class muscians the band are set to be one of the biggest and best tribute bands in Europe  The UB40 Experience are the only UB40 tribute that play homage to all members of UB40 , and are the only band to have an authentic 'Astro' ! ( Everton Pesso, from Jamaica , available from June 2014 onwards  )  Each member of the band have studied the playing techniqes , style and sounds of the member of UB40 in which they are representing so that the real UB40 sound is present in there performance  Members of the band have also played along side the real UB40 aswell as the likes of Steel Pulse , The Specials (check out their website).

Doors Open 7.30pm | £12.00

Flash - A Tribute to Queen

Flash - A Tribute to Queen

Friday 08th December

FLASH – A Tribute to QUEEN; has been created and is performed with love and admiration for the late great Freddie Mercury and the musical legacy of Queen. A desire in each member to replicate what made queen so special and to bring back some of the live magic that made Queen the international super-group it is today.   Soon to enter their 45th year, Queen have amassed a huge back catalogue of hit records, there’s just so many to chose from and it’s hard work constructing a show that captures Queen’s creative history in such a short amount of stage time but we guarantee the show to be a none stop jukebox of the very best of Queen, hit after hit, anthem after anthem, with audience participation at a high from the very start.   All Flash band members have been creatively and technically inspired by Queen, each taking satisfaction and pride in producing this ultimate tribute to Queen each playing replica equipment adding that little extra sound characteristic and all performed in authentic costumes making it a show to remember.  

Doors Open 7.30pm | £14.00

Private Party

Private Party

Saturday 09th December

The Tunnels has been exclusively hired for a private function. To hire The Tunnels for your Party/Function/Event, simply email louis@thetunnelsbristol.co.uk or give us a call on 08456050255 for more information.

Doors Open 7.30pm | £0.00

Private Party

Private Party

Saturday 09th December

The Tunnels has been exclusively hired for a private function. To hire The Tunnels for your Party/Function/Event, simply email louis@thetunnelsbristol.co.uk or give us a call on 08456050255 for more information.

Doors Open 7.30pm | £0.00

Chantel McGregor

Chantel McGregor

Sunday 10th December

A female guitar prodigy, at fourteen Chantel was told by major labels that she had a "great voice, but girls don't play guitar like that!"  Wisely ignoring the comments, she enrolled at the Leeds College of Music and became the first student in the college’s history, to achieve a 100% pass mark, with 18 distinctions.  Chantel left with a First Class Honours degree in Popular Music and a coveted prize, the college’s musician of the year award.   In previous years, Chantel stepped out in the pro-musician world and her stunning live performances demonstrated that she had the ability to perform rock for the new age, played by a musician born with an effortless virtuosity.  Since then, she has built a loyal and growing fan base who follow her every move.   If you measure an artist’s prospects by the company they keep, then Chantel has been moving in the right direction. Early in her career, Chantel was invited to perform with Joe Bonamassa, on two of his UK tours.    When Chantel released her 2011 debut album, Like No Other, one critic said, “Chantel McGregor deserves to be held up as a messiah of blues-rock and given her own mountain. She doesn't strum or pick her guitar but almost bends and distorts it, as if she's channelling the ghost of Hendrix through her fingers"     The album was produced by Livingstone Brown, whose production credits include Ed Sheeran, Robin Trower, and Shakira. The end result was a beautifully crafted debut album that showcased Chantel’s versatility and talent as a singer-songwriter.     Chantel’s follow up album, Like Control, again produced by Livingstone Brown, was released in October 2015 to critical acclaim.

Doors Open 7.30pm | £14.00

Aynsley Lister

Aynsley Lister

Tuesday 12th December

Fresh from his richly deserved accolade as "Guitarist of the Year” in the British Blues Awards and straight out of the studio, Aynsley returns to The Tunnels with a brand new album! The new album, Eyes Wide Open, combines the songwriting craft of Home with the power of delivery of Tower Sessions. Each song tells a story; really clever observations on life taken from the lives of ordinary people in today’s world, each one delivered in an absolute masterclass in the art of guitar. Back with his band, Aynsley will be showcasing his new material along with his popular favourites and some classic covers as you’ve never heard them before. Expect an evening of finely crafted songs performed with a passion and conviction that will have you hooked from the very first chord.  “His guitar playing is a fire hazard” MOJO “Superb” The TIMES

Doors Open 7.30pm | £12.00

Joey The Lips Christmas Show.£11adv

Joey The Lips Christmas Show.£11adv

Friday 15th December

"Fast, fun and furious - we guarantee you won't be able to sit still! 10-piece Joey the Lips have previously opened for Will Young, performed for Eamonn Holmes & Ruth Langsford at their summer wedding as well as Formula 1 Grand Prix at Silverstone,  so don't miss your chance to see them at the The Tunnels for their Chrismas show. This band really do love what they do, their on-stage energy is infectious and creates a fantastic atmosphere!They play a diverse brand of music billed as 'Funky Soul, Blues &Disco Revue' which belies their Commitments style soul band roots.From Gimme Some Lovin' to Beyonce's Crazy In Love, from Long Train Running to Queen's Don't Stop Me Now, and their finale is a mad ten minute version of the B52's Love Shack with a heavy metal medleythrown in for good measure!

Doors Open 7.30p.m. | £11.00

The Wurzels Xmas Show Tickets

The Wurzels Xmas Show Tickets

Sunday 17th December

Formed in 1966 by Adge Cutler, the Bard of Avonmouth, this bunch of haystack-headed, cider-soaked and dung-booted, not-quite-so-young Avonside lads play good-time traditional Zummerzet Scrumpy 'n' Western music.

Doors Open 7.30pm | £12.50

Private Party

Private Party

Thursday 21st December

The venue has been booked for a private function. To book the tunnels for your party, function, or business event. Call 0117 929 0108 to speak to one of the events team, or email info@thetunnelsbristol.co.uk

Doors Open 7.30p.m. | £0.00

MOTOWN & SOUL with Soulside & 60's Disco

MOTOWN & SOUL with Soulside & 60's Disco

Saturday 03rd February

.A night of sweet 60's soul music ! SOULSIDE are a 10 piece band consisting of 3 vocalists, rhythm section and our fabulous funky horn section. We have been together for over 12 years now performing all over the South West of England and perform the very best in Soul, Motown, Disco & Funk hits delivering both mellow soulful classics as well as up tempo soul & 70s funk. They provide not only a great live music performance but a fantastic  Visual Stage show as well.

Doors Open 7.30pm | £10.00

The Faux Fighters

The Faux Fighters

Saturday 31st March

The Faux Fighters is the brain child of front man Jamie Deighton who spent 12 months in Seattle back in the mid 90’s and discovered the then newly formed Foo Fighters . 10 years later he finally put together a tribute to his hero . The band played it’s first gig in November 2008 and toured up and down the UK for 5 years gigging tribute venues, festivals and private functions. Following a 2 year break the band are back together,  bigger and better. Expect all the foos classics and some album tracks for the hard-core fans. The UK’s ultimate tribute to the Foo Fighters with a look and sound a like Dave Grohl bring the feel of a stadium gig to your venue. 

Doors Open 7.30pm | £8.00

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