We finally welcome Jamie Hawkins back into the bosom of the SoP family for the first time since the Unplugged sessions twanged their last string late last year. This time however, rather than as a promoter, Jamie returns in his more regular guise as one of the most accomplished local singer songwriters on the circuit
On Thursday 16th March we present a line-up featuring two bands that take dreampop in two very different directions – similarly atmospheric, sweeping and melodic, but sounding vastly different in tone and disposition. The third piece of this musical puzzle adds a more bombastic, indie-guitar attitude to proceedings.
Our residency at The Golden Lion in Bristol hits month three and continues to go from strength to strength and this month we have a beauty. Sunday 12th March sees Oxford based troubadour Jonny Payne arrive with his band The Thunder.
It is always a good thing when a band take the classic sounds of yesteryear and bring them zooming back into our consciousness, but with their own, contemporary take on things. Therefore, we are really excited about being able to bring you the rather awesome True Strays, delta Rock & Roll revivalists and Bristol brethren born for blues fuelled, foot-stompin, late-night hoedowns.
Whilst a lot of what we do is small venue, laid back Americana and folk acoustica, we like a crazy show as much as the next man. So we are really looking forward to our next shindig at The Victoria as we present a very special show starring local “Punktronica” 3 piece Martyrials.
Once again, fate has conspired to give us two high class shows in quick succession at The Beehive, that bohemian watering hole on the margins of Old Town that we do so love. These Beehive shows really are like buses – nothing for ages, you turn your back and suddenly two of the buggers come round the corner.
with all the best intentions in the world, and after a few issues with support from venues and a general exasperation at the apathy of audiences to what we are trying to do, we said we were having a break, doing less, maybe even dare I say it, quitting? And we did, for about 3 weeks over Christmas. But we are back….
It’s fair to say that it has been a tough year for us at Songs of Praise. Therefore, some hard decisions have been made and we are radically changing our approach in 2017.
The Songs of Praise annual Christmas Shindig; the only seasonal party you need in your calendar. Featuring Last Great Dreamers, Molotov Sexbomb and Falls On Deaf Ears.
We are super excited to announce that we will be taking up a monthly residency in Bristol from January 2017. One Sunday a month at the fabulous Golden Lion on Gloucester Road in the city will become our home.