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.

GUITAR LEGENDS at The Tunnels Fri 25 August 2017 from 7.30pm

The Guitar Legends…… A tribute to the guitar greats! ! Celebrate the music of the guitar heroes in one amazing show & experience sensational hits from some of the worlds most iconic guitar legends! !

LEGEND - PLAYING THE MUSIC OF BOB MARLEY at The Tunnels Sat 26 August 2017 from 7.30pm

LEGEND are seven great musicians and singers dedicoated to the life and music of the late, great Bob Marley This dynamic band, led by the charismatic Michael Anton Phillips

SKA & PUNK NIGHT at The Tunnels Fri 1 September 2017 from 7.30pm

THE SUPERSKAS Relive the golden age of Trojan Ska& 2 Tone with energetic 8-piece, The Superskas. The Mid-Life Kicks are Four Bristol layabouts decided to try and play guitars and drums whilst trying to sing over the noise.

GO FUNK YOUR SOUL at The Tunnels Sat 2 September 2017 from 7.30pm


ASH WILSON at The Tunnels Tue 5 September 2017 from 7.30pm

Early in his career he co-founded East Midlands based Blues band The Melt aged 16. During the three years of touring and opening for such acts as: Walter Trout, Mountain, Doctor Feelgood and The Animals the band released there critically acclaimed “self titled”album

RETRO ELECTRO at The Tunnels Sat 9 September 2017 from 7.30pm

Retro Electro are made up from 5 extremely experienced and talented musicians from the Bristol/Bath area,who are passionate about what they play and will transport you back in time to the colourful 1980s!

JOHN MURRY at The Tunnels Thu 14 September 2017 from 07:30 pm

CRH Music present John Murry

JOHN MURRY at The Tunnels Thu 14 September 2017 from 7.30

John Murry’s debut solo album The Graceless Age was given five stars by Uncut Magazine, and the Guardian called it a work of genius.

BEYOND RECALL at The Tunnels Sun 17 September 2017 from 6.00

Beyond Recall first struck a chord with fans through their fusion of Don Bronco and All Time Low inspired rock. After Edith Bowman named them one of Virgin Radio's Freshest Bands of 2017, Beyond Recall started their Anti-Bully School Tour and have already performed to over 7,000 students across England and South Wales.

JESS AND THE BANDITS at The Tunnels Thu 21 September 2017 from 7.30pm

Media favourites Jess and the Bandits are a phenomenon. Fronted by Texan vocalist and songwriter Jessica Clemmons, they’ve set the Americana scene alight over the last few years, winning awards and acclaim galore.

JESS AND THE BANDITS at The Tunnels Thu 21 September 2017 from 07:30 pm

CRH Music presents Jess and the Bandits

UK GUNS 'N' ROSES at The Tunnels Sat 23 September 2017 from 7.30pm

UK Guns N Roses are indisputably the Top Guns N Roses Tribute. Formed in 2002 they are the longest running and most established Guns N Roses cover band, having toured extensively throughout The UK, Europe, The Middle East and the United States.

KIRK FLETCHER at The Tunnels Sun 24 September 2017 from 7.30pm


ERJA LYYTINEN at The Tunnels Tue 26 September 2017 from 7.30pm

ERJA LYYTINEN Voted #1 International Solo Artist, Blues Matters Writer’s Poll 2015 Voted Artist of the Year, Finnish Blues Awards 2015 Since first entering a recording studio some 15 years ago, singer/guitarist Erja Lyytinen has become a bona fide star in her homeland and a fixture on the international music scene

HEY BULLDOG! at The Tunnels Fri 29 September 2017 from 07:30 pm

Hey Bulldog! Bristol's premier 60's/mod band, return once again to The Tunnels for a party night of vintage sounds.

SLAID CLEAVES at The Tunnels Sun 1 October 2017 from 7.30pm


THE KILLERZ at The Tunnels Sat 7 October 2017 from 7.30pm

"The Killerz" are one of only a few tribute acts to "The Killers" in the world. The music, the look, and the energy the band creates makes you feel like you are watching the real thing.

OASIZ at The Tunnels Fri 13 October 2017 from 7.30pm

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.

HOOPER at The Tunnels Sat 14 October 2017 from 7.30pm

Hooper have been wowing audiences with their eclectic mix of pop and rock interpretations for over a decade The four accomplished, Bristol-bred musicians, all of whom cut their teeth in notable, original bands of the 80s and 90s, understand how to create an exhilarating vibe at their gigs.

JACE EVERETT WITH SPECIAL GUEST SHANNON MCNALLY at The Tunnels Mon 16 October 2017 from 7.30pm

Jace Everett Nashville based Jace Everett became a belated overnight sensation when he wrote the smash hit theme to the cult TV classic Bad Blood. His fame was well deserved.

FOCUS at The Tunnels Tue 17 October 2017 from 7.30pm

With their unique brand of progressive rock, Focus manifested themselves at the start of the '70s as the most successful and appreciated of all the Dutch pop-rock exports.

BRING DOWN THE HOUSE at The Tunnels Fri 20 October 2017 from 7.30pm

BRISTOL BASED 14 PIECE FUNK, SOUL, DISCO, ROCK AND BLUES BAND BRING DOWN THE HOUSE are not just any covers band. We use our own arrangements, offering an original twist on popular songs which are guaranteed to get everyone on the dance floor.

THE REGZ at The Tunnels Sat 21 October 2017 from 7.30pm

One of Bristols favourites "The REGZ" return to The Tunnels after last years sell out date. What can we expect in 2017?? A number of new exciting songs, mixed with some old favourites bringing you the sounds of Motown, Soul, Ska and Pop!!!

RHYTHM OF THE 90'S at The Tunnels Sat 28 October 2017 from 7.30pm

Remember when rhythm was a dancer and groove was in the heart? When tie-dye and center partings were acceptable? Then you probably grew up in the 90's, when Dance was fun, uncomplicated and infectious

THE SADIES at The Tunnels Sun 29 October 2017 from 07:30 pm

CRH Music present The Sadies

THE SADIES at The Tunnels Sun 29 October 2017 from 7.30pm

Recently described as the Swiss Army knife of rock music, The Sadies do lots of things unbelievably well – sometimes in the space of the same song. An acid folk country punk Ennio Morricone influenced amalgamation of styles doesn’t even come close to describing their unique sound.

ON THE EDGE at The Tunnels Fri 3 November 2017 from 7.30pm

Formed more than 27 years ago, On The Edge started life as a group of rugby- playing mates who also loved music. Since then, the band has seen several changes of personnel, but has played all over Europe and the UK, with a mix of classic Motown and rock. They remain the ultimate good-time party band.

ALL YOU NEED IS THE BEATLES at The Tunnels Sat 4 November 2017 from 7.30pm

“Roll up, roll up, step right this way…” All You Need Is The Beatles celebrate fifty years of The Beatles’ seminal LP Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band and the songs written for their 1967 film ‘Magical Mystery Tour’ in this special one-off concert.

BOOGIE NIGHTS & 70'S DISCO at The Tunnels Sat 4 November 2017 from 7.30pm

Welcome to an evening of 70's nostalgia. Disco fever takes hold of the tunnels, as 'Boogie Nights' perform classic disco hits from Donna Summer, The Bee Gees, K C & The Sunshine band, and many more classic 70's disco hits.

HARROW FAIR at The Tunnels Tue 7 November 2017 from 07:30 pm

CRH Music present HARROW FAIR

HARROW FAIR at The Tunnels Tue 7 November 2017 from 7.30pm

One part stomping songs that echo early country and rock n roll. The other part gritty ballads that sound sweet and haunted. This duo's evocative and rapidly expanding collection of songs are utterly foreign, oddly familiar and deeply gratifying.

SAID THE MAIDEN at The Tunnels Thu 9 November 2017 from 7.30

Said The Maiden are Jess Distill, Hannah Elizabeth and Kathy Pilkinton, three friends who discovered a mutual love of folk music when they reunited several years after spending their school years together in St. Albans, Hertfordshire.

SAID THE MAIDEN at The Tunnels Thu 9 November 2017 from 8pm


FLEETWOOD BAC at The Tunnels Fri 10 November 2017 from 7.30pm

FLEETWOOD BAC are the world's first and best Fleetwood Mac Tribute Band, endorsed by Mick Fleetwood himself, and raved about by Peter Green's biographer, the only Mac tribute band to authentically replicate the classic Stevie/Lindsey/Christine/John/Mick 'Rumours' line-up.

THE EMPERIALS at The Tunnels Sat 11 November 2017 from 7.30pm

"Bristol's Ska-institution", "The South West's favourite ska band", and "Long-standing local ska legends" are a few recent descriptions of Bristol based ska favourites, The Emperials.

SIMON MCBRIDE at The Tunnels Mon 13 November 2017 from 7.30pm

“The Holy Trinity of Belfast rock ‘n roll – Van Morrison, Rory Gallagher & Gary Moore – might just be on the verge of becoming a four-leaf clover.”

CROW BLACK CHICKEN at The Tunnels Wed 15 November 2017 from 7.30pm

Crow Black Chicken have earned a reputation as one of Ireland's top blues acts. Their sound combines elements of folk and hard rock with the blues rock of bands like Gov't Mule, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Led Zeppelin.

BAD TOUCH + MOLLIE MARRIOTT at The Tunnels Thu 16 November 2017 from 7.30pm

Following their recent sell-out UK tour supporting King King, and their Planet Rock Roadstars UK tour with Broken Witt Rebels, and the recent announcement of their October 2017 tour with The Kentucky Headhunters, Bad Touch are pleased to announce they’ll be undertaking a headline tour in November with special guest Mollie Marriott.

80'S SCHOOL DISCO at The Tunnels Fri 17 November 2017 from 7.30pm

You are about to go on a nostalgic journey...A journey back to a time when Michael Jackson and Rick Astley were the Kings of Pop...A journey back to a time when bubble skirts, blue eye shadow and shoulder pads were cool...A journey back to a time when the Atari and Spectrum were cutting edge technology...That's right are about to go on a journey... Back to the 80's school disco...................... enjoy !!!! With Dj Disco Pete and Dj Abes

BIG MACS WHOLLY SOUL BAND at The Tunnels Sat 18 November 2017 from 7.30pm

Big Macs Wholly Soul Band Were formed in 1990 as the house band for the legendary Hollywood Club in Newport.

SAMANTHA FISH at The Tunnels Tue 21 November 2017 from 7.30pm


NEVER ON A SUNDAY at The Tunnels Fri 24 November 2017 from 7.30pm

The Never on a Sunday boys are back at The Tunnels for their second consecutive year with another fantastic night of Soul, Motown and Ska music, all in the name of raisng money for Penny Brohn UK cancer care.

THE JAM'D at The Tunnels Sat 25 November 2017 from 7.30pm

The Jam’d are one of the hardest working tribute bands around and have built up a huge following! They have gained a reputation for being the finest tribute to The Jam!

UB40 EXPERIENCE at The Tunnels Sat 2 December 2017 from 7.30pm

The UB40 Experience are the only UB40 tribute that play homage to all members of UB40 , and are the only band to have an authentic 'Astro' ! ( Everton Pesso, from Jamaica , available from June 2014 onwards )

FLASH - A TRIBUTE TO QUEEN at The Tunnels Fri 8 December 2017 from 7.30pm

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

CHANTEL MCGREGOR at The Tunnels Sun 10 December 2017 from 7.30pm


AYNSLEY LISTER at The Tunnels Tue 12 December 2017 from 7.30pm

Fresh from his richly deserved accolade as "Guitarist of the Year” in the British Blues Awards and straight out of the studio, Aynsley returns to The Tunnels with a brand new album! The new album, Eyes Wide Open, combines the songwriting craft of Home with the power of delivery of Tower Sessions.

JOEY THE LIPS at The Tunnels Fri 15 December 2017 from 7.30pm

"Fast, fun and furious - we guarantee you won't be able to sit still! 10-piece Joey the Lips have previously opened for Will Young, performed for Eamonn Holmes & Ruth Langsford at their summer wedding as well as Formula 1 Grand Prix at Silverstone, so don't miss your chance to see them at the The Tunnels for their Chrismas show.

THE WURZELS at The Tunnels Sun 17 December 2017 from 7.30pm

Formed in 1966 by Adge Cutler, the Bard of Avonmouth, this bunch of haystack-headed, cider-soaked and dung-booted, not-quite-so-young Avonside lads play good-time traditional Zummerzet Scrumpy 'n' Western music.

NYE PARTY at The Tunnels Sun 31 December 2017 from 7.30pm


THE DUALERS at The Tunnels Sat 28 April 2018 from 7.30pm

he Dualers are Britain’s much loved Ska and Reggae band from the South of England who have steadily built up a following of many thousands of truly dedicated fans
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