Live Music


You may know we like music at Beese’s and having introduced live bands for every Friday* in 2017 and 2018 we are in the process of lining up another great mix of Bristol and nearby talent for 2019.

Dysfunktional played a great gig in 2017 so we had to have them back in 2018

Despite having some fantastic bands lined up for 2019 entry to see them at Beeses will remain free.

BristolFerry Boats run a Friday Night trip from Welsh Back to Beeses and the ticket price includes the journey to Beeses AND food when you get here.

The Stiff Upper Lips opened 2018 with a stunning performance that had everybody jumping!










See Bristol Ferry for details of their Friday evening departure times

We kicked off 2018 on our opening night of Friday 30th March (aka Good Friday) in a suitable riotous mode with The Stiff Upper Lips who definitely know how to get the party started. This year saw a mix of swing, blues, funk, soul, reggae with some newcomers to Beeses and some past favourites.

As mentioned, in 2019 we’ll be hosting live music every Friday, and were delighted to announce that the lineup is confirmed and can be viewed below – there are definitely some dates to be putting into your calendar!

19 AprilThe Stiff Upper LipsUp tempo decades of Classic/Modern Rock
26 AprilBelle RoseJazz, blues and swing
3 MayFiesta LatinaFiesta Latina recreates the sizzling, scorching sounds of Latin America and the Caribbean with an uplifting sound which is inspiring and unifying
10 MayDysfunktionalFunk classics, up to date chart toppers and retro floor fillers, all performed by some of the best session musicians the South West has to offer
17 MaySoul StruttersHandpicked songs from the golden era of Funk, Soul, Disco and Rare Groove
24 MayThe Mayfair Players6-piece covers band. Playing a mixed repertoire of modern and classic tracks, all with a soulful and funky twist.
31 May
Funk HuskyBristol's premier funk and soul band
7 JuneSoul ReasonSoul, Motown and Funk classics guaranteed to get you dancing!
14 JunThe Bad LosersThree minute bursts of punchy, psych-tinged R&B delivered with a swagger.
21 JunThe Jumps5 Piece Rock/Indie covers
28 JuneThe Dukes of MumbaiGarage Surf from the west coast of India (sort of)
5 JulyFunk HuskyBristol's premier funk and soul band, back for their second visit of the season, whether you missed them the first time, or want to relive the night!
12 JulyFinger BuffetA four piece live band with a female lead singer, they know how to get the party started and keep you dancing all night long. The equivalent of a live juke box, they play something for everyone from rock and indie classics to disco, pop and everything in between.
19 JulyDappa Don and the Playaz7 piece playing lovers rock, rock steady and roots music
26 JulyFromage en FeuSwing/Balkan/Klezmer
2 AugustUpTonesUpTones are a 5 piece covers band combining Soul, RnB and Motown jams with energetic delivery that will leave the audience wanting more!
9 AugustThe Stiff Upper LipsAnother returning band always ready to get the party started with their Up tempo decades of Classic/Modern Rock
16 AugustJJ GatsbySwing, Jazz, Latin and Hepcat, played in their very own style.
23 AugustThe Jumps5 Piece Rock/Indie covers, back for their second visit of the season.
30 AugustThe Raskals Rock/funk classics with a raskalised edge
6 SeptemberNatty DapsSka/Soul/Funk/Rock/Reggae
13 SeptemberKick The Cat8 Piece Rhythm & Blues and Soul showband



In town on a Friday and want to get to Beese’s straight after work –
then see Bristol Ferry Bands at Beeses 


(* the Bristol Ferry Boat can’t make every Friday as the tide is sometimes too high however we will probably still have a band on so check!)