DECEMBER

DECEMBER

THE LIST IS CONSTANTLY BEING UPDATED. GET ON THE MAILING LIST OR FOLLOW US ON TWITTER FOR WEEKLY UPDATES. 

NOT ALL EVENTS ARE PRE-BOOKABLE. 

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

BK = BEAR KEEPER (MEMBERS)

IF YOU DON'T SEE THE DATE HERE, WE ARE NOT OPEN. 

WE CLOSE AROUND MIDNIGHT. 


FRIDAY 14 DECEMBER

WESLEY KARR & THE AUTOMOBILES

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A four-piece Rockabilly band with a Western Swing feel and a proper authentic sound coming from those instruments - like they came from Sun Studios directly. 

They have some tall stories to tell too, as they present an alternative rock 'n' roll history, with tongue firmly in cheek. 

Serious about their music but a helluva lot of fun with it. 

DOOR: 7.00PM
MUSIC: 8.30PM  
£10 / £9 / £0 (BK)

LAST FEW TIX ON THE DOOR. COME TRY YOUR LUCK.


sATURDAY 15 DECEMBER

SARA DOWLING AT CHRISTMAS

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We are delighted to present for her Christmas appearance, the wonderful vocalist Sara Dowling. She will touch upon the spirit of Christmas in her sweet old fashioned way, bringing back the wonderful songs from the movies with a jazz twist. She is ready to strike up the band with Louis Armstrong’s rendition of ‘Christmas Time in New Orleans’ and leave you with the sentimental all time favourite of Judy Garland’s Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas. Expect to feel festive.

With Gabriel Latchin - Piano, Dario Di Lecce - Bass and Steve Brown - Drums

DOOR: 7.00PM
MUSIC: 8.30PM  
£10 / £9 / £5 (BK)

EMAIL TO RESERVE


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THURSDAY 20 DECEMBER

DARK PARTY CHRISTMAS

DJ Ginger John brings his Dark Party to The Bear. A different set of tunes, but that same Thursday vibe. Countdown until Christmas, with 3 nights of bear remaining until Feb 2019.


FRIDAY 21 dECEMBER

CHRISTMAS PARTY #1  -  THE HILL STREET BLUES BAND

The Bear’s Christmas party is so popular and over-subscribed, we now throw 2, both with fun loving' Bear style bands. There'll be mulled wine and mince pies and Christmassy bear vibes. Book now.

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A genre scatter-gun of great music, played by experienced musicians whose passion is to play red hot Rhythm & Blues classics in the tradition of the original RnB artists like Smiley Lewis, Chuck Berry and Howling Wolf. Add maybe a twist of 60's Atlantic Stax Soul, a sprinkling of Rock and Roll and 50's Jump Jive seasoning you have the recipe for a hot steamy night of authentic blues, familiar and obscure. The Hill Street Blues Band will make you dance your socks off!

DOOR: 7.00PM
MUSIC: 8.30PM  
£10 / £0 (BK)

SOLD OUT. SORRY.


sATURDAY 22 DECEMBER

CHRISTMAS PARTY #2  -  THE THUMPING TOMMYS

The Bear’s Christmas party is so popular and over-subscribed, we now throw 2, both with fun loving' Bear style bands. There'll be mulled wine and mince pies and Christmassy bear vibes. Book now.

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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.

Back for their traditional closing of The Bear gig before Christmas. Always a sell-out.

DOOR: 7.00PM
MUSIC: 8.30PM  
£10 / £0 (BK)

SOLD OUT, SORRY.