What's on at The Fleece - July HighlightsPosted on: 02 Jul 2019
There's another huge month of live music coming up at The Fleece! As one of Bristol's favourite and longest-running live music venues it's their duty to provide the people of the city with a stellar programme of live acts and club nights, and they've certainly delivered in July with the Sugarhill Gang and The Furious Five, Brandon Rivers, Moon Hooch and much more already locked in - check out our picks for this month's highlights below.
AMY: A Tribute to Amy Winehouse // Saturday 6th July
One of the most unique and talented voices ever to have come out of the UK, there's no denying that Amy Winehouse's music is up there with the very best of all time. Since Amy's tragic death in 2011 a number of tribute acts have gone on the road to celebrate and pay homage to her iconic sound, and that's exactly what you'll be getting in this one as AMY - a group consisting of lead vocalist Stacey Lou and an eight-piece band - prepare to bring her incredible back catalogue to The Fleece.
The Sugarhill Gang and The Furious Five // Thursday 11th (SOLD OUT) & Sunday 28th July
With a second date added following the swift sell-out of the first, Sugarhill Gang and The Furious Five will be bringing their timeless hip-hop sound to The Fleece for a musical masterclass on two nights in July. Expect a block party atmosphere and huge tracks like 'White Lines', 'Rapper's Delight', 'The Message' and many more as two New York titans come together for an unforgettable celebration of the original hip-hop sound.
Ultimate Power: Power Ballads Club Night // Friday 12th July
If you've been in Bristol for a while, chances are you know the drill when it comes to Ultimate Power at The Fleece. Nothing but the greatest power ballads of all time, played all night long, in the company of some of the friendliest clubgoers in the city. Expect tunes from the likes of Queen, Bon Jovi, Meatloaf, Whitesnake, Bonnie Tyler, Foreigner, Whitney Houston, Phil Collins and many more as you celebrate their huge hits long into the night.
Moon Hooch // Sunday 21st July
Explosive American trio Moon Hooch have taken their fiercely unique brand of accomplished jazz and funk grooves from busking in the New York City subway system to stages around the world in what seems like no time at all. On stage, the band perform through a 'reverse DJ' setup, in which the live sound from their instruments (drums and two horns) runs through laptops to process recorded effects. Having already featured on the universally-loved NPR Tiny Desk series in the US and described as "a blitz of hammering low sax hooks, techno/house bass snortings and walloping percussion breaks" by The Guardian, Moon Hooch are certainly one of the standout acts at any Bristol venue in July, let alone The Fleece.
Brandon Rivers plus support // Wednesday 31st July
Presenting a full night of local live music, The Fleece are bringing five bands and artists from the South West together for an evening gig headlined by Brandon Rivers. Recently featured by BBC Introducing South as One to Watch, Brandon is supported on the night by Oh Majester, Haydon, Sweet Lime and Mitchell Boyce.
Tickets for all of the above shows are still available at the time of writing, but are likely to sell out in advance - get yours via the links in the headings to avoid missing out. For a full list of what's coming up at The Fleece check out their What's On page here, or for other news and updates be sure to check out their Facebook page.
Having moved to Bristol from Cornwall in 2015, Matt graduated from UWE with a degree in Journalism in 2018. He's keen on a wide variety of musical genres, as well as taking an interest in art and illustration, producing his own work in his spare time. Matt makes the most of Bristol's diverse nightlife and attends gigs and club nights regularly. Get in touch via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.