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Pop Up | Cocktails & Jazz with Theo and Peter Maxfield
Sep
26
7:30 pm19:30

Pop Up | Cocktails & Jazz with Theo and Peter Maxfield

The Jazz
Double Bassist Pete Maxfield and pianist/singer Julie Lewis make for an incredible live performance. Pete is somewhat a legend, playing bass for over 40 years.

The Cocktails
Theo Maxfield, Mixologist and Bartender, will be serving carefully crafted cocktails, selected especially to reflect the style and genre of music. Favourite classics to contemporary creations, there will be something for everyone, you might even discover something new

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Live at the Forge | The Kate Luxmoore Group ft Pritam Singh
Oct
4
8:00 pm20:00

Live at the Forge | The Kate Luxmoore Group ft Pritam Singh

A clarinettist with a big english sound. Kate Luxmoore has been interpreting what she terms the "English Songbook" through a fusion of jazz, urban grooves and African rhythms, marrying together the harmonies and melodies of English folk with the rolling, poly-rhythms of yoruba grooves to create an upbeat, jazz infused set that also includes original compositions.

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Live at the Forge | Jim Blomfield Trio
Nov
15
8:00 pm20:00

Live at the Forge | Jim Blomfield Trio

This November playing live at the Forge, the Jim Blomfield Trio. The music, at times delicate and atmospheric, at others intricate and intense, will engage the listener in a fascinating musical journey with evocative melodies, driving rhythms, rich harmonies, adventurous solo and group improvisations and tight, complex ensemble writing.

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Live at the Forge | Woolfian Tales presents Kara
Sep
20
7:30 pm19:30

Live at the Forge | Woolfian Tales presents Kara

A soul, jazz, folk, soul fusion band led by a powerful harmony vocal trio. With a heavy focus on melody, harmony and lyrical content, their songs are intricately arranged and deeply emotive with support from Marco Woolf
Woolf has built a reputation as a storyteller and builds narrative around his music, while his songs are atmospheric with lyrics full of imagery.

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Live at the Forge | Sam Brookes
May
17
8:00 pm20:00

Live at the Forge | Sam Brookes

Sam Brookes’ unique voice and affecting songwriting have made him a rising figure within the alt-folk genre. His 2014 LP, Kairos, was acclaimed by The Independent as one of the stand-out records of the year and his track ‘Crazy World and You’ received extensive support from BBC Radio 2’s Dermot O’Leary. Single ‘James’ has since chalked up over 15 million streams. A sought-after vocalist and collaborator, Brookes has performed live and recorded with the likes of Newton Faulkner, Scott Matthews, Lucy Rose and Basement Jaxx.

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Live at the Forge | Gary Alesbrook Quintet Feat. Phil King
May
3
8:00 pm20:00

Live at the Forge | Gary Alesbrook Quintet Feat. Phil King

Judging by his resume, trumpeter and flugelhorn player Gary Alesbrook likes to mix things up. He’s played on live shows and studio sessions for Kasabian, Noel Gallagher, Scissor Sisters, Rag N Bone Man, Raphael Saadiq, Kelis and Tom Jones, as well as movie, TV and computer game soundtracks. Each has proved the perfect setting for his warm and lyrical sound and although Alesbrook has shown his dexterity as a player able to cross multiple genres, it is Jazz that drives his creative appetite.

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Live at the Forge | Mesadorm
Apr
24
8:00 pm20:00

Live at the Forge | Mesadorm

SOLD OUT

In early 2017 Blythe Pepino, not one to compromise her artistic vision, turned her back on the major label existence to pursue her penchant for the strange and leftfield with new band, Mesadorm.

“I’m absolutely addicted... really affecting and beautiful” - Lauren Laverne, BBC 6 Music

"I love the sound of that… a beautiful record”  - Huw Stephens, BBC Radio 1

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Live at the Forge | Mohawkestra
Feb
8
8:00 pm20:00

Live at the Forge | Mohawkestra

“ Mohawkestra are one of countless descendants from the mighty Edenheight collective that brought a unique combination of funk, jazz, soul and hip-hop to Bristol’s live scene over many years. While other spin-offs have pursued space-funk or hip-hop styles, however, the Mohawkestra quintet has settled on a refreshed revival of a 60s sound that became known in the States as ‘the British invasion’ TONY BENJAMIN

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Live Music | Wasabi
Oct
19
8:00 pm20:00

Live Music | Wasabi

Take a classic funk base and spice it up with a pinch of freshly ground jazz, a heaped teaspoon of psychedelic guitar and a huge bunch of finely chopped brasswork and you might come close to the big, big sound of Wasabi, nine-strong and firing on all cylinders.

All tickets sales are paid to the band

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Live Music | Modulus III
May
18
8:00 pm20:00

Live Music | Modulus III

Join us for an evening of live music with the incredible Modulus III, mixing minimal synthesizers, sweeping textures, energetic drums, haunting cello, driving Fender Rhodes - all woven through engaging improvisations that might make you feel like dancing at one moment or like you’re lost in a retro-futurist soundtrack the next.

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Live Music| Albert Jones
Apr
28
8:00 pm20:00

Live Music| Albert Jones

Albert Jones is a British singer-songwriter with a unique and quintessentially British modern alternative sound.Mixing the heartfelt angst of a singer/songwriter with classic blues, Albert is a performer who most strongly refuses to be defined by a genre, leaping from one spot to another stylistically all the while following his increasingly prolific muse.

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Live Music | The Guy Calhoun Band
Feb
23
8:00 pm20:00

Live Music | The Guy Calhoun Band

Guy Calhoun Band, original Funk and Soul with a psychedelic edge, some well-chosen covers and a killer line up including Celestine, Arj Magee, Jonny Henderson, Marcel Osbourne and Charlie Allen.
In contrast to his acoustic singer-songwriter performances, Guys electric guitar and soulful vocals echo the sounds of Issac Hayes, Funkadelic, Jimi Hendrix and George Benson.

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Live Music | Phil King
Dec
8
7:30 pm19:30

Live Music | Phil King

As a singer songwriter Phil King has the whole trinity: a beautiful, soulful voice; deft skills at playing the guitar and the capacity to write elegantly worded and powerful songs. “Always lyrical, tuneful and emotional. Lovers of the darker side of folk and roots-based music will find plenty to enjoy.” – R2 Rock’n’Reel Magazine/
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Live Music | Jackson
Nov
17
7:00 pm19:00

Live Music | Jackson

Jackson – a pseaudonym for Bristol based keyboard & session player Jack Baldus, the sole writer & producer with a unique sound that incorporates jazz funk, soul, progressive rock & hip hop will be live at the Forge this November. The Jackson live band line up is ever changing but with one constant joining Jack on stage, DJ Asian Hawk, a veteran 5 time DMC champion.

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Live Music | We are Lief
May
26
7:30 pm19:30

Live Music | We are Lief

Next up for music at the Forge : Leif with support set from Bristol based Jausme

Comprised of four established improvising musicians, Leif deftly spans the balance of jazz sensibilities with the groove and sound world more associated with Neo-Soul, R'n'B and Down Tempo genres.  Louise's voice sits comfortably alongside the company of Gretchen Parlato, Jill Scott and Becca Stevens with main writing credits shared between herself and drummer Mark Whitlam.

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