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.

SKINNY MOLLY at The Tunnels Wed 18 October 2017 from 7.30pm

Skinny Molly was founded in 2004 by guitarist/vocalist Mike Estes (formerly of Lynyrd Skynyrd and Blackfoot), Dave Hlubek (founding member of Molly Hatchet) and Nashville, TN studio drummer Kurt Pietro.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

NUTTYNESS at The Tunnels Sat 16 December 2017 from 7.30pm

NUTTYness have been given the accolade of being the finest tribute to British hit band Madness and are attracting a lot of interest from all those people who enjoy the 80's musical Nuttyness.

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


JESS AND THE BANDITS **NEW DATE** at The Tunnels Wed 14 February 2018 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.

ROD PICOTT at The Tunnels Fri 30 March 2018 from 7.30pm


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

The 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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