AUGUST

AUGUST

THE LIST IS CONSTANTLY BEING UPDATED. IF YOU'RE ON THE MAILING LIST OR YOU FOLLOW US ON TWITTER YOU'LL BE NOTIFIED WHEN THINGS GO LIVE. 

NOT ALL EVENTS ARE PRE-BOOKABLE. 

CONCESSIONS ARE FOR STUDENTS WITH VALID ID, OVER 60s & MUSICIANS' UNION MEMBERS. 

BK = BEAR KEEPER (MEMBERS)

WE CLOSE AROUND MIDNIGHT. 


SATURDAY 1 AUGUST

MATT EDWARDS BAND 

Unconventional yet always full to the brim with groove and power, Matt Edwards is a Blues songwriter, vocalist and guitarist that stands out of the crowd in the UK Blues scene. Hailing from the South of England, Edwards is inspired by a huge wealth of musical genres. From jazz to rock, funk to folk - his style of writing showcases subtle flavours from all styles and gels them into his own Alternative Blues Rock sound.

CLICK HERE TO HEAR

DOOR: 7.00PM
MUSIC: 8.30PM
£6 / £5 / £3 (BK)

EMAIL TO RESERVE

"This is one of those must have albums. Four Berry Jam really is
something rather special"
BLUES IN BRITAIN MAGAZINE


THUR 6 AUGUST

Lights low. Records playing. 

No live music currently planned, but we're still open for the best beer, gin and whisky selection in town.


FRIDAY 7 AUGUST

ANTONIO FEULA FUNK PROJECT

Well established London based musicians join forces to create this project which aims to make people dance whilst still listening to fine solos and grooves. 

You will have seen Antonio at The Bear Club, with both his jazz quartet and in the incredibly popular 30s trio Swingatto. 

DOOR: 7.00PM
MUSIC: 8.30PM
£5 / £4 / £0 (BK)

EMAIL TO RESERVE


SATURDAY 8 AUGUST

JENNY WREN & HER BORROWED WINGS

Fusing gutsy Rhythm & Blues, Folk, Soul and great songwriting, Jenny Wren and Her Borrowed Wings combine all of the best parts of Roots based music traditions. With airplay from Paul Jones on his BBC Radio 2 blues hour already under their belt, this exciting new trio are not to be missed. Their third time at The Bear because we just love 'em. 

DOOR: 7.00PM
MUSIC: 8.30PM        
£6 / £5 / £0 (BK)

EMAIL TO RESERVE


THUR 13 AUGUST

Lights low. Records playing. 

The music tonight is under the influence of 'Dark Party', the legendary local force headed up by Ginger John.

Your barman tonight is Shaun. 


FRI 14 AUGUST

THE UNTOUCHABLES

Champions of raw blues and swinging soul, The Untouchables base their sound on the great artists who recorded for Chess Records in the 50s. 
With a string bass, a vintage drum kit, a cranked guitar through a hot valve amp and a wailing harp, this band turns any venue into a rockin' juke joint. 

DOOR: 7PM
MUSIC: 8.30PM
£6 / £5 / £3 (BK)

EMAIL TO RESERVE


“Renato is a superlative saxophonist with a passionate and poetic soul.  He has all the virtues - a beautiful sense of time and pacing and a technique which effortlessly projects his brilliantly flowing ideas” - Ian Carr, Jazz writer

 

SATURDAY 15 AUGUST

RENATO D'AIELLO

Renato D’Aiello has become known as one of the strongest and most beautiful saxophone sounds around.  His treatments of jazz standards, and originals, both live and on cd, have won great admiration from audiences and the press. 

Since July 2010 Renato has been running a very successful Monday night upstairs at Ronnie Scott's in London and he performs regularly at Pizza Express Dean Street in London and many other of the best clubs in UK.

Renato D’Aiello tenor - Sax
Sean Hargreaves - Piano 
Ferg Ireland - Bass 
Alfonso Vitale - Drums 
Deelee Dubé vocal 

DOOR: 7PM / MUSIC: 8.30PM
£10 / £9 / £5
EMAIL TO RESERVE


THUR 20 AUGUST

Lights low. Records playing. 

No live music currently planned, but we're still open for the best beer, gin and whisky selection in town.


FRI 21 AUGUST

THE THUMPING TOMMYS

The Thumping Tommys specialise in old-time music. Having played at many great festival stages, bars and cafes, they play a heady brew of Irish and American folk music performed with a distinctly English style, and are fast  establishing themselves as one of the most entertaining groups performing in the UK right now.

DOOR 7PM
MUSIC 8.30PM
£5 / £4 / £0 (BK)

FIRST COME FIRST SERVED


SATURDAY 22 AUGUST

T-BELLY

Kickin' blues for your Saturday night with a local twist in bass player and regular Bear supporter Riad Abji . Click HERE TO hear. 

"If it's blues with raunch and punch you're after, then have a close listen to T-Belly's debut album "Dead Men Don't Pray". From Russell Keefe's raspy, 'Tom Waits' style vocals, scorching guitar licks, pounding piano, ultra-tight rhythm and all the other elements you would expect from a hot blues band, this album doesn't disappoint with every track a standout that will leave you breathless.” – The Blues Music Blog 

DOOR: 7.00pm
MUSIC: 8.30pm

£6 / £5 / £3

EMAIL TO RESERVE


THUR 27 AUGUST

Lights low. Records playing. 

No live music currently planned, but we're still open for the best beer, gin and whisky selection in town.


FRIDAY 28 AUGUST

MARIUS PTAS & FRIENDS

Back by popular demand, Bear regular and guitar maestro Marius brings together some of the areas best talent for a party night of jazz funk and unexpected twists. 

Marius Ptas - Guitar
Rob Mach - Sax
Philip Achille - Double Bass
Rick Walsh - Drums

www.mariusptas.com

DOOR 7PM
MUSIC 8.30PM
£5 / £4 / £0 (BK)

FIRST COME FIRST SERVED


SATURDAY 29 AUGUST

FUNK. SOUL. LATIN. JAZZ

DJ Crazyfish takes hold of The Bear Club and unleashes some of his incredible record collection on our ears.

It's not live music tonight, but it sure is great music.  

BRASILIAN FOOD WILL BE ON SALE IN THE COURTYARD TONIGHT


SUNDAY 30 aUGUST

JAZZ JAM

DOOR: 1.30pm
MUSIC: 2.00pm - 5.00PM

£4 / £3 (BK)

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