TONIGHT: Catch The Rising Sun's last Bandaoke of the summer

TONIGHT: Catch The Rising Sun's last Bandaoke of the summer

Posted on: 15 Sep 2023

If you find yourself at a loose end tonight, why not head down to much-loved Windmill Hill pub, The Rising Sun, for the live music karaoke event to end them all - for now at least.


A much loved regular event, the concept of The Rising Sun’s Bandaoke works the same as any other karaoke event, but there's a twist: rather than singing along to a tinny backing track, those taking part will be singing along to a full live band.


To take part in this event, get yourselves down The Rising Sun – Windmill Hill from 8 PM tonight (Friday 15 September).

Bandaoke is available to anyone who’s brave enough to take to the stage (regardless of ability), so, it's time to channel your inner Britney Spears, Morrisey, David Bowie, or Dolly Parton and sing like there's no next week - because there isn't. Alternatively, just sit back and enjoy the show at one of South Bristol's top boozers.


With an impressive roster of songs to choose from, all you, dear reader, need to do is put your name on the list alongside your song choice and wait for your opportunity to share the stage with the pub’s excellent house band. Attendees are recommended to get down to the pub early as this is sure to prove a popular event.


Situated on Alfred Road in the Windmill Hill area of Bristol, The Rising Sun was reopened back in 2019 by the team behind Redcliffe’s The Golden Guinea and North Street’s The Steam Crane.


A quirky venue perched at the top of Windmill Hill with an interior decorated with ornate mirrors, the venue features flock wallpaper and upcycled furniture in addition to a covered beer garden to the rear in addition to a healthy selection of beers, ciders, and spirits on top of regular music events and community activities.


To find out more about The Rising Sun and their regular programme of events (including sports screenings, live shows, jams, and more) - visit the pub’s Facebook page HERE for more information.

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Stanley Gray

Stan is a born and bred Bristolian, recently graduated from studying English Literature in Sheffield. His passions are music and literature and he spends the majority of his time in venues all over the city, immersing himself in Bristol’s alternative music scene. A lifelong Bristol City fan, Stan’s Saturdays are spent watching his team both home and away.