Ibibio Sound Machine

Ibibio Sound Machine

Electronic afro-funk band…

Fronted by British / Nigerian vocalist Eno Williams, the music of Ibibio Sound Machine is a clash of African and electronic elements inspired in equal measure by the golden era of West African funk, disco, modern post-punk and electro, and electronic London. These worlds collide via the storytelling lyrical thread of Eno’s vocals in the Ibibio language of Nigeria. The end result is evocative Nigerian poetic imagery set against an edgy Afro-Electro soundscape.

Ibibio Sound Machine’s pulsating first single ‘Let’s Dance’ and also ʻTalking Fish’ earned places on the BBC 6 Music playlist. The follow-up to their self-titled debut album is ‘Uyai’, which means beauty in the Ibibio language and refers to the strength and free spirit of women in general and, in particular, the courage of the women in Eno’s family. ‘Uyai’ purveys a darker, edgier tone to their first effort, which the band says, “maybe reflects the difficult journey the band took from making the first album to completing the second one”. Ibibio Sound Machine is comprised of Max Grunhard on saxophone and synth, John McKenzie on bass, Ghanaian guitar legend Alfred ‘Kari’ Bannerman, Jose Joyette on drums, Brazilian Anselmo Netto on percussion, synth/horn men Tony Hayden & Scott Baylis and vocalist Williams.

Tickets on sale:

Mar 09, 2019   Starts 07:30 PM to 11:00 PM

TICKET PRICE – £14 adv + bf

AGE LIMIT – 14 + (under 16 must be accompanied by an adult)

CONTACT NUMBER – 0117 935 1200

Art Battle Bristol

Art Battle Bristol

a night of live competitive painting

Watch the paint fly before your eyes and the creative process unfold during 3 fast-paced rounds and help vote to determine the Champion!
All artwork created will also be available via silent auction.

Be a part of the fun as a spectator, or participate as one of the featured artists by applying online at artbattle.com/register!

Come and check out featured artist Rosie Caley create on the night as well!

*Follow us on Instagram @ABBristol!

Sponsored by Daler-Rowney

Art Battle® is live competitive painting. Painters create the best work they can in 20 minutes. As they work, patrons move around the easels, closely watching the creative process. The medium is acrylic paint and the tools allowed are brushes, palette knives or any non-mechanical implements. At the end of the round, the audience votes democratically for their favourite painting and bids in silent auction to take the work home. Art Battle happens in 50+ cities worldwide, check artbattle.com for local listings!

WANT TO PAINT IN ART BATTLE?  Apply via http://artbattle.com/register/

Mar 22, 2019  Starts 07:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Venue: Trinity Centre, Trinity Road, BS2 0NW

TICKET PRICE – £10 / £5 conc adv

AGE LIMIT – 14 + (under 16 must be accompanied by an adult)

Asian Dub Foundation at Trinity Centre

Asian Dub Foundation

British rapcore, dub, dancehall and ragga band

Presented by D’ark Promotions

After nearly 20 years of raging against oppression and injustice, it is sometimes easy to forget that this multi-cultural British crew are also one of the most musically inventive, explosively exciting live bands on the planet.

Now, their strongest line up yet combines their trademark fusion of punk rock, electronic beats, reggae, bhangra and hipVhop that has attracted many famous fans, from Primal Scream to Radiohead, Sinead O’Connor to Chuck D, all former touring partners and studio collaborators.

+ special guets tba

Tickets and more info coming soon

May 17, 2019   Starts 07:00 PM to 11:00 PM


AGE LIMIT – 14 + (under 16 must be accompanied by an adult)

Nubiyan Twist

Nubiyan Twist

A blend of jazz, hip-hop, afrobeat, latin and reggae

+ support

**Unfortunately this show, originally taking place on Thursday 8 November 2018 will now be rescheduled for Saturday 2 March 2019 due to their forthcoming album release date being delayed**

We hope that you are able to attend the new date and we can confirm that all tickets will remain valid. However, if needed, refunds are available if you can no longer attend.

Leeds-born collective Nubiyan Twist blend jazz, hip-hop, afrobeat, latin and reggae in a groove that is “wholly satisfying and addictively tasty” (London In Stereo). In their live shows, the “tightest of tight” (Narc) band becomes a 10-piece powerhouse of virtuoso players. At the centre of this perfect storm is Nubiya Brandon, whose soulful vocals are “the beating heart of the group” (London In Stereo). With Huey Morgan, David Rodigan and Craig Charles already in their fanclub, Nubiyan Twist’s show at Trinity Centre is set to bring down the house.

Mar 02, 2019

Doors: 19:30 – 11.00pm

Starts 07:30 PM to 11:00 PM

TICKET PRICE – £15 adv + bf

AGE LIMIT – 14 + (under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult)