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Samuel Jack at The Louisiana

Samuel Jack

  • The Louisiana Bristol
  • Wednesday 5th October
  • Communion presents Samuel Jack at The Louisiana, Bristol on 5th October 2022.
    Gen And The Degenerates - Bristol at The Louisiana

    Gen And The Degenerates - Bristol

    • The Louisiana Bristol
    • Thursday 6th October
    • “The best club in the UK for future rock & roll stars” Noel Gallagher
      3 Daft Monkeys at The Louisiana at The Louisiana

      3 Daft Monkeys at The Louisiana

      • The Louisiana Bristol
      • Friday 7th October
      • This multi-award-winning live act continues to deliver dynamic, rampageous, powerful performances of their completely original songs
        Izzi Allard & The Diabolical Bombshells EP Launch Party! at The Louisiana

        Izzi Allard & The Diabolical Bombshells EP Launch Party!

        • The Louisiana Bristol
        • Saturday 8th October
        • Come and celebrate the launch of Izzi Allard & The Diabolical Bombshells' debut EP at The Louisiana for a night of rock and good vibes!
          Chesterfields at The Louisiana


          • The Louisiana Bristol
          • Monday 10th October
          • Chesterfields plus support The Lovely Basement + The Ryhnes
            Ellie Dixon at The Louisiana

            Ellie Dixon

            • The Louisiana Bristol
            • Tuesday 11th October
            • Live Nation presents Ellie Dixon at The Louisiana, Bristol on 11th October 2022
              CJ Pandit at The Louisiana

              CJ Pandit

              • The Louisiana Bristol
              • Friday 14th October
              • Cj Pandit is an ArtPop performer who crafts songs for movies that were never made and places that you've never been.
                Beka at The Louisiana


                • The Louisiana Bristol
                • Saturday 15th October
                • DHP Presents Beka at The Louisiana, Bristol on Saturday 15th October 2022
                  7 Hills Presents Robert Vincent, Jennifer Crook and Matt Owens at The Louisiana

                  7 Hills Presents Robert Vincent, Jennifer Crook and Matt Owens

                  • The Louisiana Bristol
                  • Sunday 16th October
                  • Three Great Songwriters. One Great Show with Robert Vincent, Jennifer Crook & The Broken Road, Matt Owens and the DVP.
                    Tertia May at The Louisiana

                    Tertia May

                    • This event has been cancelled
                    • The Louisiana Bristol
                    • Sunday 16th October
                    • Join us for Tertia May at The Louisiana, Bristol on Fri 28 January 2022 for a night of Hip Hop, R&B, Funk & Soul

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                      Review of Brooke Combe

                      Overall rating: 4.5 Verified review

                      Outstanding talent with a quite incredible voice.

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                      The guitarist is very talented

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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.

                      Drinks served: Yes

                      Parking: Street and parking available

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


                      Capacity: 140

                      Type of venue: Live

                      Food served: Yes

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