Upcoming Shows

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Manu Delago Ensemble at Fiddlers


Tuesday 1st October – 8pm

Manu Delago Ensemble

Fiddlers, Willway St, Bristol BS3 4BG

Tel: 01179873403

Tickets: £16.25

Tickets: https://www.headfirstbristol.co.uk/

Web: https://www.colstonhall.org/shows/manu-delago-ensemble/

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“Virtuoso” (The Times) handpan player and composer Manu Delago returns with a brand-new album and his biggest live show to date. Circadian takes the listener through the cycle of sleep stages, emulating REM, light sleep, deep sleep and an abrupt awakening. Delago was inspired by the concept of individual circadian rhythms, due in part to his own lack of sleep as an international touring musician with Björk, Olafur Arnalds, Cinematic Orchestra and Anoushka Shankar. See the “masterful and sensitive musician” (The Telegraph) with his ensemble live at Fiddlers.

“ A masterful and sensitive musician” The Telegraph

Ages 16+ (Under 18’s to be accompanied by an adult)

This is a standing event at Fiddlers, Willway St, Bristol BS3 4BG.

Fela Kuti Birthday Tribute Ft. Dele Sosimi Afrobeat Orchestra & No Go Stop & Area Boys DJs



Friday 11th October – 9pm

Fela Kuti Birthday Tribute Ft. Dele Sosimi Afrobeat Orchestra & No Go Stop & Area Boys DJs

Fiddlers, Willway St, Bristol BS3 4BG

Tel: 01179873403

Tickets: £12 / £15

Tickets: https://www.headfirstbristol.co.uk/

Web: http://www.fiddlers.co.uk/whatson.html

FB Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/495263107975530/

Age restrictions 18+

Legendary Afrobeat vocal and keys player Dele Sosimi (from Fela’s original ‘Egypt 80’ Supergroup) teams up with local afrobeat pioneers No Go Stop to bring you a night of 4 hours continuous Fela Kuti tunes. And if at the end of that you still want more Bristols Area Boys DJs will keep the party going with the best of Lagos dance tunes and Fela remixes. Get your work out on and see you there!

Dele Sosimi, the UK’s multiple award-winning Afrobeat Ambassador has been consistently flying the Afrobeat flag in the UK since 1995, leading to roles as Musical Director and Afrobeat Music Consultant for the US award winning acclaimed musical FELA! at the National Theatre, South Bank in London (2010-2011).

His “Afrobeat Vibration”, now in its fifth year, is London’s top underground event. Dele’s Afrobeat pedigree is impeccable. He was keys player and a musical director in Fela Kuti’s Egypt 80 and subsequently with Fela’s son Co founding & leading Femi Kuti’s Positive Force. Dele’s pulsating live shows demonstrate his vision of Afrobeat – one that is faithful to the original blueprint, but also clearly bears Dele’s own DNA, expanding the horizons of the genre. 

He is one of the most active musicians on the Afrobeat scene, with his involvement with other artists and his work on his own critically acclaimed compositions spawning several remixes.

The mighty 12-piece No Go Stop are much more than a tribute to past glories, they are a living, breathing evocation of the life-force that is Afrobeat. Boasting an impressive repertoire of self-penned, new material, they have recently released their debut record “Agbara Orin”. Driving percussion, brass encrusted rhythms and epic instrumental solos set the pace while echoes of Old Soul from Marie Lister’s Vocals, catch the timeless quality of that ancestral funk sound. No Go Stop are truly on a mission to bring something exciting and new whilst staying true to Fela Kuti’s musical mission to present the heart of jazz with the soul of Africa and keep you dancing till dawn. 

Afro-global-bass DJ duo Area Boys are Ulli Bartsch (aka uliba) and Obaro Evuarherhe (aka O’baro) the purveyors of international beats anywhere between Düsseldorf and Lagos. 

Together they discovered their love for african rhythms ranging from Fela Kuti’s afrobeat to Ghanaian High Life, east African Soukous, to more modern “afrobeats”: Kuduro from Angola, Kwaito house from South Africa, and Azonto from West Africa. In between you will find South American sprinkles of Colombian Cumbia, Raggaeton and Jamaican Dancehall.

Area Boys have delivered global beat fiestas at festivals and venues all over the country to the likes of Larmer Tree Festival (closing set), Secret Garden Party (Feast of Fools). Previous booked DJ sets were on the same bill with Chief Boima (NYC, USA), Bass Kitchen Bristol (Ed Solo headliner) and a Fela Kuti tribute DJ set with VJ performance at Brisfest World Music Stage. DJ sets with live bands included: Femi Kuti & The Positive Force, AJ Holmes & The Hackney Empire and London Afrobeat Collective

Sam Lee at St George’s


Wednesday 19th February – 8pm

Sam Lee

St George’s, Great George St, Bristol BS1 5RR

Tel: 084540240001 

Tickets: £19-24

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Web: https://www.stgeorgesbristol.co.uk/event/sam-lee/

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The highly inventive, restlessly creative Sam Lee plays a unique role in the British music scene. He is not only a uniquely gifted artist but a passionate collector and interpreter of original folk songs, a committed conservationist, and a dedicated artistic entrepreneur breaking the boundaries between folk and contemporary music and the assumed place and way folksong is heard. With his forthcoming album Old Wow he has summoned a truly compelling and emotional set of songs to create what he describes as “a timeless bridge, music that can be looking both backward and forwards, and a soulful accompaniment to an urgent need to fall back in love with nature if we are to know how to protect it”.