JUNE 2014

JUNE

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. 


THUR 4 JUNE

Dixie Fried present Robert Weine's masterpiece of German Expressionism, starring Hollywood legend Conrad Veidt. Credited by Roger Ebert as "the first true horror film", "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari" is famous for its dark and twisted visual style, and tells the story of an insane hypnotist and his puppet, the somnambulist Cesare, who can predict the future.

Restored with its original, ominous colour tinting and German intertitles, we promise to provide you with the most authentic experience possible! And popcorn. Lots of popcorn. . .

DOORS: 7PM  
FILM: 9PM

£3 ENTRY. 


FRIDAY 5 JUNE

BRANT TILDS

DOOR: 7.00PM
MUSIC: 8.30PM
£8 / £7 / £5 (BK)

EMAIL TO RESERVE

Brant returns to The Bear Club with his unique brand of Latin Jazz, playing some standards and some original compositions, but always with a story and a wealth of jazz knowledge to go with it. 

Brant Tilds - Trumpet & Flugelhorn
Paolo Lossi - Piano
Dave Jones - Bass
Damian Fisher - Drums 


SATURDAY 6 JUNE

LEON GREENING

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London based hard bop pianist Leon Greening presents his trio with Adam King (double bass) and Steve Brown (drums). Regularly performers at Ronnie Scott's, tonight they're playing some tracks from his album ''Cookin' In Brooklyn'' which features tunes by his biggest influences including, Bud Powell, Bobby Timmons, Wynton Kelly, Victor Feldman and Dudley Moore. Burning hard bop piano trio!

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

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FURSDAY 11 JUNE

DOOR: 7.00PM
MUSIC: 8.30PM        
£8 / £7 / £5 (BK)

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FRIDAY 12 JUNE

THE NIGHTHAWKS

A blistering combo of jazz funk, groove and blues, featuring the tunes of artists such as The Meters, The Jazz Crusaders, Stevie Wonder, Grover Washington Jnr, Joe Zawinul and Miles Davis.

Cliff Brown - Guitar
Matt Radcliffe- Keys
Ian Beestin - Drums
Plus special guest Trevor Walker - Trumpet. 

Expect a lively start to your weekend with the Nighthawks debut performance here at The Bear Club! 

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

NO ADVANCE BOOKING. FIRST COME FIRST SERVED. 


SATURDAY 13 JUNE

CLOSED!

THE BEAR'S GETTING MARRIED. AND WE'RE ALL THERE. SORRY. 


FURSDAY 18 JUNE

THE GRAHAM ROBINS BAND + GUESTS

DOOR: 7.00PM
MUSIC: 8.30PM
£12 / £8 (BK)

ADVANCE BOOKING HERE

2008 Indie Award Nominee Graham Robins returns with his trusty band, in an ever-changing programme of soul and blues. 

Graham is an outstanding and soulful singer-songwriter who has performed at numerous festivals in the U.K. & Ireland including: Cambridge Folk Festival, The Edinburgh Festival, The North Devon Music Festival, The Castlebar International Blues Festival and The Westport Arts Festival.


FRIDAY 19 JUNE

JAZZFACE

The formidable jazz trio return, with a special warm-up gig before they head to Germany to Jazz in the face of our European neighbours. Come and give them a good send off, with German beers stocked high in the fridge. 

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

NO ADVANCE BOOKING. FIRST COME FIRST SERVED. 


SATURDAY 20 JUNE


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THUR 25 JUNE

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 26 JUNE

Paul Jolly - Saxes
Chris Doggett - Cello
Chris Stevens - Electric Guitar
Tim Powell - Bass Guitar
Mark Burr - Drums

 

Fresh from opening the Rhythms of The World festival, Mantrata make their third appearance at The Bear. 

Mantrata are a unique, eclectic fusion band inspired by the ethnic musics of the Eastern Mediterranean, the Near East and Africa as well as jazz pioneers such as John Coltrane. 

Melodic themes are met with driving grooves throughout, which in turn acts as the basis for exciting and inventive improvisations. 

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

NO ADVANCE BOOKING. FIRST COME FIRST SERVED. 


SATURDAY 27 JUNE

DAMON BROWN

Always a good night when Damon turns up. He brings the top musicians he can garner for the night, and they bring the house down with some lively jazz, with the trumpet front and centre. 

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