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Chris Helme (The Seahorses) at The Louisiana

Chris Helme (The Seahorses)

  • The Louisiana Bristol
  • Tuesday 16th July
  • Chris Helme comes to Bristol with a combination of songs from The Seahorses, his brand new album and excellent chat.
    Big Byrd + Maisons + Questian at The Louisiana

    Big Byrd + Maisons + Questian

    • The Louisiana Bristol
    • Wednesday 17th July
    • Big Byrd + Maisons + Questian live at The Louisiana, Bristol. Wednesday, 17th July 2024
      Haytor + Twin Skeletons + Maisons at The Louisiana

      Haytor + Twin Skeletons + Maisons

      • The Louisiana Bristol
      • Tuesday 23rd July
      • Haytor + Twin Skeletons + Maisons live at The Louisiana, Bristol. Tuesday, 23rd July 2024
        Sweet Juno + Hamburger + Grack Mack & The Pack at The Louisiana

        Sweet Juno + Hamburger + Grack Mack & The Pack

        • The Louisiana Bristol
        • Saturday 27th July
        • Sweet Juno + Hamburger + Grack Mack & The Pack live at The Louisiana, Bristol. Saturday, 27th July 2024
          Kodachrome + CARLTON + Kozyne at The Louisiana

          Kodachrome + CARLTON + Kozyne

          • The Louisiana Bristol
          • Sunday 11th August
          • Kodachrome + CARLTON + Kozyne live at The Louisiana, Bristol. Sunday, 11th August 2024
            The Overmorrow + Plant With Legs + St. Fian at The Louisiana

            The Overmorrow + Plant With Legs + St. Fian

            • The Louisiana Bristol
            • Monday 12th August
            • The Overmorrow + Plant With Legs + St. Fian live at The Louisiana, Bristol. Monday, 12th August 2024
              No Crows at The Louisiana

              No Crows

              • The Louisiana Bristol
              • Sunday 18th August
              • No Crows - featuring Steve Wickham (The Waterboys), Ray Coen, Anna Houston, Eddie Lee, Felip Carbonell and Oleg Ponomarev are playing The Louisiana!
                Peace Lily + Disaster Clinic + Approach with Caution at The Louisiana

                Peace Lily + Disaster Clinic + Approach with Caution

                • The Louisiana Bristol
                • Tuesday 10th September
                • Peace Lily + Disaster Clinic + Approach with Caution live at The Louisiana, Bristol. Saturday, 10th August 2024
                  Nick Harper at The Louisiana

                  Nick Harper

                  • The Louisiana Bristol
                  • Saturday 23rd November
                  • Nick Harper returns to The Louisiana, Bristol to celebrate new album 'Earth Day Blue' recorded at Abbey Road Studios with John Leckie.
                    The Kairos - Bristol at The Louisiana

                    The Kairos - Bristol

                    • The Louisiana Bristol
                    • Thursday 28th November
                    • "If you're going to see the emergence of a new great band you'll see them at This Feeling first." Carl Barat

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                      Review of Copper Dog + Kibbo Kift + Ethan Bridges

                      Overall rating: 5 Verified review

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                      Review of Cherry Chain + Portrait Of + Custard

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                      Review of Cherry Chain + Portrait Of + Custard

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                      Had only seen one of the bands before, but enjoyed all 3 & will hopefully see them again!

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                      The Louisiana venue information

                      Age Restriction 16+ (Under 18s must be accompanied by adult 18+).

                      The Louisiana is a 140 capacity, family run venue that takes pride in putting on the best musicians and giving both them and the audience the perfect communion. This is something we’ve been working on for over 25 years.

                      There was a fire at The Fleece, Bristol in 1996, and two local promoters asked if they could use the room upstairs at The Louisiana instead. We said yes, and in the first week Placebo and Super Furry Animals played here… at the time, we didn’t even have a stage.

                      Gianni built a stage a week later, which was lucky because within weeks more promoters were involved and we were staging gigs on a regular basis. We’d get up-and-coming DJs in only charging people 50p entry; The Chemical Brothers played one of these and we even started doing club nights in the basement at weekends.

                      Over the years, The Louisiana has been seen as a barometer for new bands. The first time The Scissor Sisters played here it was as support to a Bristol band, but by the third time we had to escort them to the stage so they wouldn’t get mobbed. It was the same with Florence and the Machine, and The National – who first played here to 20 people and now they’re playing to 20,000. We’ve always been the first port of call for most new bands doing a national tour.

                      While external promoters book the national bands that perform at The Louisiana, we also make sure the venue is a platform for home grown talent. Lots of local acts approach us, and we try and give them slots as much as possible. If we believe a band has real talent we’ll try and support them as much as we can and recommend them for suitable national support slots and festivals too. We regularly have labels, agents & promoters asking us for tips on the best new music coming through the venue.

                      We always try to look after the bands that play here, local and national, which means they have a good time and want to come back time and time again. We start by giving an unknown act a chance, and then when they go on to become massive they still want to come back to play, even though we are a small venue.

                      It’s great being part of bigger, citywide events too. We’re a fringe venue at the Harbourside Festival, and last year the whole road was closed off as we had a jazz band playing outside and people were jiving in the sunshine. We are also one of the eight venues for Bristol’s Dot-to-Dot Festival every May, which sees the best new bands descend on the city and play back-to-back throughout the day. It’s a music marathon, and the atmosphere is incredible.

                      Despite being a popular venue with artists and audiences alike, keeping The Louisiana going as a live music venue hasn’t been without its challenges.

                      When we started out it was the strongest time in British music history. There were lots of bands coming through and lots of money in the industry, so bands could afford to tour more. We had Coldplay here three times, and Muse took up a residency for six months.

                      For a little while, there was less investment in touring and things were tough, but now the scene is recovering. Smaller record labels are springing up, the internet has been good in giving bands the freedom to set up and get themselves out there without even needing a label.

                      Once again the scene in Bristol is healthy. There are lots of great musicians and songwriters coming through, like George Ezra who developed his style and sound while studying here. It’s also a city that is very supportive of music.

                      You won’t get a better sound, on stage or off, than at the Louis.

                      Venue contact details and info

                      Name: The Louisiana

                      Phone: 0117 9265978

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                      Music Policy: Live Music Venue.

                      Opening hours: Monday - Saturday 5:30pm till 11pm Sunday 5:30pm till 10:30pm

                      Food served: No

                      Nearest Train Station: Bristol Temple Meads

                      Address: Wapping Street, Bathurst Terrace, Bristol, BS1 6UA


                      Capacity: 140

                      Type of venue: Live

                      Drinks served: Yes

                      Parking: Pay & display carpark nearby

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