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Monster Ceilidh Band + Screamin’ Miss Jackson & the Slap Ya Mama Big Band + DJ Jamie Moon

April 8, 2016 @ 9:00 pm - April 9, 2016 @ 2:00 am


‘The energy is persistent, the performance uncompromising, the meld inimitable and if your feet remain still then someone has nailed your shoes to the floor.’ Folkwords.com

Monster Ceilidh Band are redefining what ceilidh means by combining traditional dance forms with contemporary electronic dance music. Their powerful and uncompromising approach has brought them to the attention of many major festivals like Cambridge and Bestival. They have been guided by bands like Shooglenifty, Martyn Bennet, and the Peatbog Faeries continuing in the fusion genre with their own take of Electronic fusion. D’nB producer the Touch works together with electronic experimentalist and bassist David de la Haye to produce an electronic  augmentation of compositions that  Amy, Carly and Kieran write. The result is a crucible for smelting riffs, massive chord progressions, intense electronics, folk tunes and a wide variety of styles.






For a band that started out as a bit of fun, Screamin’ Miss Jackson and The Slap Ya Mama Big Band have travelled a long way in two short years!

Formed after travelling through the American south in 2013, April Jackson and Marc Griffiths put together a band that would be reminiscent of the great New Orleans street bands they had seen that year. Collecting the best of their friends, all musicians borrowed from other Bristol bands (Howlin’ Lord, Crippled Black Phoenix, Slimline Shufflers, Poor Old Dogs), they started out on a musical journey of their own.

The band consists of: April Jackson (washboard and vocals) Marc Griffiths (Banjo and vocals) Mark Legassick (Mandolin, Guitar and vocals) Rebecca Philip (Guitar and vocals) Henry Slim (Harmonica and vocals) Mandrake Fantastico (Double Bass) and Robert William Alexander III (Drums).

They work through a variety of material, drawing influence from such diverse players such as early bluesman Casey Bill Weldon, Tampa Red and the wonderful Memphis Minnie, 20’s and 30’s Jazz singers like Georgia White, Anita Carter or Lil Hadin, the western swing feel of The Texas Playboys and finally mixing all that up with the country folk of Doc Watson. Whether its their own original tunes or their own unique take on an early classic the energy and passion all seven have for the music is more than apparent.






Sleazy Listening to Grindin’ Rock n Roll, Glamour Trash to Electro Booty and beyond from DJ Jamie Moon!

Taking in rhythm & blues, jazz, exotica, funk, loungecore, northern soul, latin, breakbeat, electronica, house, glitch, synthpop, new wave, ska, electro swing & many more delectable morsels!



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FREE entry before 8pm, £5 after

The venue is open from 10.30am until 2am, serving food from 12-10pm. Happy Hour from 5-7pm!

Music starts at 9pm, last entry at 1.30am


April 8, 2016 @ 9:00 pm
April 9, 2016 @ 2:00 am