MARY SPENDER at Bristol Thekla Fri 23 March 2018 from 07:00 pm



She has toured the UK, Europe and US; highlights include supporting Gabrielle Aplin and Joey Landreth as well as performing at iconic venues such as The Bluebird Café in Nashville.

 After years of trying to appeal to everyone, Mary took a step back and started to focus on a niche audience who would appreciate her unique style of playing and performing. Starting a series on YouTube called ‘Tuesday Talks’ that is predominantly targeted towards guitarists and singer/songwriters, Mary shares her own experiences or interviews prominent artists such as KT Tunstall, Devin Townsend and Joanne Shaw Taylor. Mary has found an interactive community who are incredible supportive of Mary’s independent artist status.

Performing songs from her latest EPs, ‘Taking Shape’ and ‘Faux Americana’ Mary is currently working on a new release to coincide with the tour.


Notes: 14+ Show
Tickets: £14.50  


Ticket availability reflects our allocation only. Tickets for this show may still be on sale with the venue and other agents.


A master of all trades The Thekla is one of the best known live music venues in Bristol.

The venue itself is, rather uniquely, a disused Showboat that is now permanently moored in Bristol’s Harbourside. She measures 180 feet long and has a capacity of 450. There is a top deck bar which has comfortable seating and a small stage for some of the smaller gigs. Below deck there is a hollowed out cargo hold where the main stage is and another bar serving your favourite draught in plastic cups.
The events range from toe-tapping live americana to the downright dirtiest dubstep this side of London and everything inbetween, They play host to the cream of the city’s weekly club nights as well as prime promoters on rotation every Friday. Plus national and international touring live acts every week.

Watch out! On some nights there are club nights after a concert and as a result the event starts and finishes early so check for changed door times.


Address: The Grove, Bristol, City of Bristol BS1 4 * Click on the address to launch google maps.