Ålesund + Hannah Nicholson + Brook Tate and Gina Leonard

ÅLESUND + HANNAH NICHOLSON + BROOK TATE AND GINA LEONARD at St John the Baptist Church Sat 24 February 2018 from 07:00 pm

A night of ethereal Indie Folk at St John the Baptist’s Church. 4 brand new artists from Cambridge, Manchester, Hastings and London have culminated in Bristol and will be taking over the gorgeous venue.

For anyone who hasn't been, the church is the little hole-in-the-wall just off Broad Street, under the arch on Nelson Street. It's the perfect venue for an intimate and intense night of music. It's also a major part of Bristol’s cultural heritage, with its stunning Gothic city gate with the elegant perpendicular spire. 

Food and snacks (wine, beer, cider, tea and soft drinks plus some sweet treats) will be served until 23:00

The hosts of the night, 4 piece "Atmospheric Indie" makers - previously known as ALBA - are relaunching with a new name and material. Currently Ålesund are working with producer Jake Bright, creating a record due to release later in the year. Think Radiohead / Kate Bush / London Grammar. 

Hannah Nicholson
Blending soulful melancholia with the controlled artistry of a classically trained singer, Hannah Nicholson gives voice to the light and dark of human emotion. She has crafted her own individual musical identity: a blend of choral, electro and folk, stitched together with a thread that runs from J.S. Bach to Jane Weaver.

Brook Tate
Upbeat singer songwriter Brook Tate’s songs somehow compress big drama into tiny tales whose whimsical subjects actually speak of the big things in life. It’s all quite jolly, but it makes you think, too.

Gina Leonard
Bristol based singer songwriter Gina Leonard has made a big impact on the Bristol circuit. Her music has been described as contemporary folk and she has been compared to the likes of Daughter, Laura Marling and Lucy Rose.

Tickets: £5.50  


St John the Baptist’s Church is a major part of Bristol’s cultural heritage, with its stunning Gothic city gate with the elegant perpendicular spire, which is found as you walk down the slope of Broad Street in the Old City.

In the 12th century, there were five churches built into Bristol’s city walls, acting both as part of the city’s defences and as places for travellers to offer prayers before a journey. St John the Baptist’s Church is the only one that remains. The present church dates from the 14th century, and the city’s North Gate forms the lowest stage of the tower and spire.

The building of St John the Baptist’s Church coincided with a period of great prosperity for Bristol. Walter Frampton (died 1388), who was mayor of the city three times, founded St John the Baptist’s Church, and his splendid monument stands in the chancel. His effigy lies on a tomb chest decorated with heraldic shields, with a long-tailed dog at his feet.


Address: Corner of Broad and Quay Street, Bristol, BS1 2EZ * Click on the address to launch google maps.