The Louisiana Bristol

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Dept S present ✰ Andy Crofts Acoustic Set ✰ at The Louisiana

Dept S present ✰ Andy Crofts Acoustic Set ✰

  • The Louisiana Bristol
  • Sunday 1st March
  • Andy Crofts bass player from the PAUL WELLER band and THE MOONS returns to Bristol for a solo acoustic show after a great night in the city last year.
    We Used To See The Sky - Infotain - Laissez Faire at The Louisiana

    We Used To See The Sky - Infotain - Laissez Faire

    • The Louisiana Bristol
    • Wednesday 4th March
    • We Used To See The Sky Infotain Laissez Faire The Louisiana, Bristol 04.03.2020 8pm / £5adv
      J-Felix at The Louisiana

      J-Felix

      • The Louisiana Bristol
      • Friday 6th March
      • J-Felix brings his full live show to Bristol 's Louisiana, as the first date of his 'Whole Again Hooligan Tour’ in celebration of his brand new album
        Erotic Secrets Of Pompeii + Joy  at The Louisiana

        Erotic Secrets Of Pompeii + Joy

        • The Louisiana Bristol
        • Thursday 12th March
        • The Louisiana presents : Erotic Secrets of Pompeii + Joy + TBA
          The Ramonas (All Female Ramones Tribute) / The SinicTones at The Louisiana

          The Ramonas (All Female Ramones Tribute) / The SinicTones

          • The Louisiana Bristol
          • Friday 13th March
          • UK'S all female Ramones Tribute.
            Clock Opera at The Louisiana

            Clock Opera

            • The Louisiana Bristol
            • Wednesday 25th March
            • Clock Opera return with their exciting new album 'Carousel', the title track is wonderfully atmospheric with it's beautifully repeating piano refrain
              False Heads at The Louisiana

              False Heads

              • The Louisiana Bristol
              • Monday 6th April
              • Kilimanjaro Live presents London-based punk rock trio False Heads + Support live at The Louisiana, Bristol on 6th April 2020
                Katy J Pearson at The Louisiana

                Katy J Pearson

                • The Louisiana Bristol
                • Wednesday 8th April
                • Crosstown Concerts present : Katy J Pearson + special guests at The Louisiana, Bristol
                  Factor 50, Billy Britton and Louey Kleiner at The Louisiana

                  Factor 50, Billy Britton and Louey Kleiner

                  • The Louisiana Bristol
                  • Thursday 9th April
                  • Factor 50 are returning to Bristol to celebrate Jesus' 2nd coming, egg laying rabbits and all things easter based.
                    Bridges at The Louisiana

                    Bridges

                    • The Louisiana Bristol
                    • Friday 17th April
                    • DHP Presents indie rock band, Bridges plus support from Wrest and China Bears at The Louisiana Bristol on 17th April 2020.

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                      Review of Alien Bondage Syndrome - Astral Planes - Wakey Wakey Rise&Shine

                      Overall rating: 5 Verified review

                      Great little venue with a great atmosphere. Good to see some local up coming talent

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                      Would you recommended: Yes

                      Review of Foil

                      Overall rating: 4.5 Verified review

                      Good music, lots of energy, thoroughly enjoyed it.

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                      Review of The Part Time Models

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                      Excellent music. Great acoustics. Terrible wine!

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                      The Louisiana venue information

                      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

                      Venue short url: https://www.skiddle.com/venues/8330/

                      Music Policy: Live Music Venue.

                      Drinks served: Yes

                      Parking: Street and parking available

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

                      Website: https://www.thelouisiana.net

                      Capacity: 140

                      Type of venue: Live

                      Food served: Yes

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