It's not too late to catch some stellar live music in Bristol in 2017Posted on: 14 Dec 2017
2017 has seen some fine live music grace the venues and festivals of Bristol, from an Anniversary Show by hip-hop group House of Pain at the O2 Academy in June to a huge comeback performance by celebrated indie artist King Krule at Motion last month. It's not quite over yet though, with a some cracking acts lined up for the last few weeks of the year. See out 2017 in style with these suggestions for the best live acts still to play Bristol in 2017.
Ana Silvera's folk and bluegrass-tinged tunes are lyrical, intimate and emotive works, composed with "lavish, vivid imagination" (Metro). Recounting stories from her own life as well as folklore and myth, Ana's songs are poignant snapshots in time, using poetry and melody to wonderful effect. Couple that with the intimacy of a gig in Cafe Kino, and you've got a winning combination.
Having previously supported heavyweights like Wu-Tang Clan, Public Enemy, Dead Prez and Akala, Route2Roots have already amassed some serious hip hop credentials. The Southampton-based 9-piece collective have gained a loyal following along the South Coast, and are now gracing a Bristol venue for the first time.
Back in 2007, The Twang released their debut album, Love It When I Feel Like This, to huge critical acclaim. The album's electrifying energy made the band one of the most talked-about acts of the year, with NME calling them the 'Best New Band in Britain'. Fast forward a decade and the excitement is building again, with The Twang touring that acclaimed record in its entirety across the UK.
What better way to spend that post Christmas hangover/food coma/comedown period than with some top notch renditions of Frank Sinatra classics? With Danny Ilett on vocals and guitar, backed up by his accomplished band, Fringe Jazz will be in full flow this evening with a worthy tribute to one of the greatest jazz vocalists of all time.
Bristol has produced some incredible artists over the years, and this New Year's Eve, Hy-Brasil are presenting you with the opportunity to take in live sets from some of the best musicians in the city in 2017. With nine labels involved, organisers have selected one act from each one, leaving us with a lineup of some of the most exciting new music of the year. Performances include the mesmerising electronica of Harvey Causon, a return for party-starters The Gnarwhals, and a first Bristol show for much-loved electronic duo Elder Island.
Tickets for these events are fully available at the time of writing. Follow the links to book now and avoid disappointment!