Events at The Tunnels

The Tunnels opened its doors in late 2009 offering an independent venue for live music events. Handily located just next to the Temple Mead’s train station it plays host to some legendary artists as well as promoting new acts. It also puts on a lot of tribute acts. As the name suggests the main hall is a long tunnel shaped room with a capacity of just over 350 people. The listings are extensive and it normally showcases around 2-3 gigs a week so have a look through, see what takes your fancy.

Address: 32 Bristol & Exeter Mews, Lower Approach Rd, Temple Meads, Bristol, BS1 6QS * Click on the address to launch google maps.

ARE YOU EXPERIENCED at The Tunnels Fri 27 July 2018 from 07:30 pm

Are You Experienced? are now in their 24th year together, and in that time have firmly established themselves as the premier Hendrix tribute in Europe, having headlined festivals in Brazil, Barbados, Rhodes as well as appearing at venues in Holland, Germany and Sweden.

ROXY MAGIC **CANCELLED** at The Tunnels Sat 28 July 2018 from 07:30 pm

They recreate entirely live material that spans four decades, from futurist/nostalgic art rock, through to classic standards to sophisticated adult-oriented rock.

A NIGHT OF ROCKABILLY & ROCK 'N' ROLL at The Tunnels Fri 3 August 2018 from 07:30 pm

The Crawlin' Kingsnakes Rockabilly, Rock n Roll, Motorbikes, Gretch Guitars, Double Bass, Hot Rods, Rat Rods, pomade, tremelos Forged from the remnants of vintage racing motorbikes, greased with the good stuff and kick-started to life, The Crawlin Kingsnakes play all the best Rockabilly and Rock n Roll jivers, strollers and boppers from the '50s and beyond!

CATFISH at The Tunnels Sat 4 August 2018 from 07:30 pm

British Blues Award winners Catfish have carved a reputation for themselves as an excellent live band with a phenomenal frontman in 22 year old guitarist/vocalist Matt Long who plays with a real passion for the blues.

SONS OF BILL at The Tunnels Wed 15 August 2018 from 7.30pm


LEE BAINS III & THE GLORY FIRES at The Tunnels Wed 22 August 2018 from 07:30 pm

CRH Music presents Baines III and the Glory Fires

LEE BAINS III & THE GLORY FIRES at The Tunnels Wed 22 August 2018 from 07:30 pm

Proud members of the hard rocking, tell it like it is school of Southern rock, inveterate rule breakers Lee Bains III and the Glory Fires' new double LP Youth Detention spans 17 songs and is the band’s most ambitious work to date

GLORY DAYS - THE BOSS EXPERIENCE at The Tunnels Fri 24 August 2018 from 07:30 pm

This explosive show, brings to life the incredible hits of ‘The Boss’ - Bruce Springsteen.Starring the vocal talents of James G Brennan & his incredible group, emulating the sounds of the ‘E Street band’.

OASIZ at The Tunnels Fri 7 September 2018 from 07:30 pm

Oasiz recreate the complete Oasis live gig experience with amazing energy and accuracy. Not only do they play all the biggest hits but also some forgotten gems to remind you exactly why you loved this band in the first place.

LEGEND at The Tunnels Sat 8 September 2018 from 07:30 pm

LEGEND are seven great musicians and singers dedicated to the life and music of the late, great Bob Marley

THE GUITAR LEGENDS at The Tunnels Sat 15 September 2018 from 07:30 pm

The 'Guitar Legends' will mesmerise you with the Greatest Guitar Hits of all time...

THE KRIS BARRAS BAND at The Tunnels Sun 16 September 2018 from 07:30 pm

Kris Barras is the UK's most exciting Blues-Rock Guitarist. He was recently voted number 13 in the 'Top Blues Guitarists in the World' by the readers of Total Guitar magazine.

ELIZA NEALS at The Tunnels Wed 19 September 2018 from 07:30 pm

ELIZA NEALS a dynamic front woman, multi-talented musician, confident producer and powerhouse outstanding live performer is “returning the magic back to Blues-Rock with mind-blowing live performances and Top of the Charts recordings.”

RETRO ELECTRO at The Tunnels Sat 22 September 2018 from 07:30 pm

Retro Electro have set high standards with their vast performing experience & exciting shows, covering all the great artists from a superb decade... the 80's!!

THE ATOMIC RAYS at The Tunnels Fri 28 September 2018 from 07:30 pm

They’re back! For over a decade The Atomic Rays have been one of the most popular acts on the Bristol circuit.

CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIEW at The Tunnels Thu 4 October 2018 from 07:30 pm

Creedence Clearwater Review are the UK’s premier tribute to Creedence Clearwater Revival, one of America’s greatest bands who, despite their relatively short career, left an enduring legacy of classic songs written and sung by lead guitarist, singer and songwriter John Fogerty.

GO FUNK YOUR SOUL at The Tunnels Fri 5 October 2018 from 07:30 pm

Get ready for round 2 of G.F.Y.S. This time around we have the incredibly talented BR James & co. kicking of the evening with some sweet funky sounds.

THE EMPERIALS at The Tunnels Fri 12 October 2018 from 07:30 pm

The Emperials are back at The Tunnels for another incredible night of Ska music from the south west's best loved band!

BLACK EYED PEAZ at The Tunnels Sat 13 October 2018 from 07:30 pm

Black Eyed Peaz: The official UK’s No.1 Tribute to The Black Eyed Peas
Notes: 18+ Only

HOGJAW at The Tunnels Thu 18 October 2018 from 07:30 pm

For over 10 years now, Hogjaw has continued to immerse themselves in music that they completely believe in. Music that defies the boundaries of country, and rock, perhaps more aligning themselves squarely in what they believe to be southern rock, or at least what they figure that genre should sound like in 2017.

THE SIMMERTONES at The Tunnels Fri 19 October 2018 from 07:30 pm

Over the past decade The Simmertones have established themselves as one of the UK’s leading authentic ska and reggae bands. These nine South West musicians regularly get packed venues and festivals jumping with their exciting and infectious live sound.

THE REGZ at The Tunnels Sat 20 October 2018 from 07:30 pm

The REGZ return to The Tunnels after April’s “sold out” event with an evening of Motown, Ska, Funk and a few surprises! For anyone new to The REGZ, bring plenty of energy and your party shoes to dance to covers ranging from Otis, Aretha, Specials, Stevie Wonder and.........T.Rex!!!!!

THE JAMES TAYLOR QUARTET at The Tunnels Fri 26 October 2018 from 07:30 pm

James Taylor, one of the great British instrumentalists of his generation, has taken his trademark howling Hammond sound to the masses for over 25 years; still famed for its upbeat, energetic live shows...with no sign of slowing down.

WILL HAVEN at The Tunnels Wed 31 October 2018 from 7.30pm

Notes: 18+

AYNSLEY LISTER at The Tunnels Wed 7 November 2018 from 07:30 pm

Award-winning blues-rock aficionado Aynsley Lister contnues his ‘Eyes Wide Open Tour’ following the release of his eighth studio album, released on October 7 2016 on Straight Talkin’ Records.

BIG MACS WHOLLY SOUL BAND at The Tunnels Sat 17 November 2018 from 07:30 pm

Big Macs Wholly Soul Band + DJ

LADIES OF THE BLUES at The Tunnels Wed 21 November 2018 from 07:30 pm


ELLES BAILEY at The Tunnels Thu 22 November 2018 from 07:30 pm

Elles Bailey

FLEETWOOD BAC at The Tunnels Fri 23 November 2018 from 07:30 pm

Fleetwood Bac were the worlds first and are regarded as the UK's most authentic Fleetwood Mac tribute show, endorsed by Mick Fleetwood himself, raved about by Peter Green's biographer, and were the first Fleetwood Mac tribute band to fully replicate the classic Stevie/Lindsey/Christine/John/Mick Rumours line up!

THE SUPERSKAS at The Tunnels Sat 24 November 2018 from 07:30 pm

Notes: 18+ Only

DAN PATLANSKY **RESCHEDULED DATE** at The Tunnels Fri 30 November 2018 from 07:30 pm

OLD DATE: £17.75 - NEW DATE: £17.75
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FLASH - A TRIBUTE TO QUEEN at The Tunnels Fri 7 December 2018 from 07:30 pm

FLASH – A Tribute to QUEEN; has been created and is performed with love and admiration for the late great Freddie Mercury and the musical legacy of Queen. A desire in each member to replicate what made queen so special and to bring back some of the live magic that made Queen the international super-group it is today.

RIVIERA DOGS at The Tunnels Sat 8 December 2018 from 07:30 pm

Fronted by ex Joey The Lips frontman Jimmy Alderson Riviera Dogs are a 5 piece band delivering a polished set of quality music from the decades that taste forgot!

JOEY THE LIPS at The Tunnels Fri 14 December 2018 from 07:30 pm

Joey the Lips gigs are a hi-energy show featuring high quality vocals, a driving rhythm section and killer horns. It's now a huge 25 years on the road during which the band has played throughout the UK and Europe across a huge variety of venues.

ON THE EDGE CHRISTMAS PARTY at The Tunnels Sat 15 December 2018 from 07:30 pm

On the edge are a Good Time, soul, blues and rock covers band. This band brings a professional approach to every event - With a sizzling brass section, soaring guitars, powerful vocals and all driven by a hard hitting engine of bass and drums.

THE WURZELS at The Tunnels Sun 16 December 2018 from 07:30 pm


80'S CHRISTMAS SCHOOL DISCO at The Tunnels Fri 21 December 2018 from 07:30 pm

So it's nearly Christmas, time to let your hair down and where better to party the night away than at this special Pre Christmas Party at The Tunnels, come in fancy dress or as you are, there'll be fun and frollicks, free give aways and prizes it's the perfect way to get friends and colleagues together to celebrate the festive season in style and all party together
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