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October 2021

MAX FOSH – ZOCIAL BUTTERFLY

October 31 @ 8:00 pm - December 31 @ 11:00 pm
Hen & Chicken Studio,
From £19.95

They said he couldn’t make it as a global fashion icon; they were wrong. They said he couldn’t legally acquire his own roundabout; they were wrong. They said he couldn’t beat all the odds to become London’s first-ever YouTube mayor…to be fair, they got that one bang on. But now, armed with the rosiest of cheeks & the floppiest of hair, YouTuber Max Fosh heads out on his first-ever nationwide tour, with his hilarious & unpredictable debut live show: Zocial Butterfly.…

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December 2021

Greg Cordez Quintet

December 9 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Chicken Shed,
From £10

Born in the UK but raised in New Zealand, Cordez has lived and worked in London, Madrid and New York before settling in Bristol where he has become a major presence in our music scene, both as a performer and as a lecturer at BIMM music college. Over the course of three CD releases Greg has developed his distinctive compositional style, combining rock and jazz influences with hints of Americana and nods to groups such as the Bad Plus. His…

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Roger Monkhouse

December 11 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hen & Chicken Studio,
From £14

Stand Up For The Weekend with Roger Monkhouse Featuring Plus compere Tom Toal. Roger Monkhouse is one of the most original and distinctive acts on the comedy scene. A consummate stand-up who employs a deadly combination of charm and menace to exert a masterful control over any audience. A highly original and quirky performer, Roger's trademark stage-prowling style and curious, inimitable manner have established him as one of the hottest names on the comedy circuit. Distinguished as a comic by his eloquence…

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Open Mic Night

December 13 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Chicken Shed,

Welcome to our monthly Open Mic Night (2nd Monday of every month) in our custom-built music room 'The Chicken Shed' Hosted by James Slater, Elliot Hall and Sarah Larkham, we welcome musicians and music lovers alike. We can get very busy, so if you wish to play, you can book your slot in advance. Simply message us on our dedicated Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/henandchickenopenmic Entrance is free so please come down and enjoy an evening with wonderful, local musicians sharing their talent.

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Dan Waldman Quintet

December 16 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Chicken Shed,
From £10

Guitarist Dan Waldman is well known both in Bristol and London, where he has presented his own band at Ronnie Scott's. He spent several years living in New York and has returned to the USA several times. In 2020 he released Sources and Angles, his debut recording as leader, recorded in Brooklyn and featuring international saxophone star (and former Bristol University student) Will Vinson. It was Dan's suggestion to assemble tonight's line-up for the club's Christmas special, with the intention…

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Jess Robinson- The Twelve Days Of Jessmas

December 17 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Hen & Chicken Studio,
From £16

Join multi award-winning star of Spitting Image, Jess Robinson, for an evening of musical comedy and festive fun! Expect magical mash-ups, fabulous original songs and a belly full of laughs as your angelic host and her sparkling live band (if they’ve washed), transports you on an (imaginary) sleigh ride, through a winter wonderland of dazzling divas and stars of the silver screen, serving up a feast of famous voices, from Gaga to Garland. It’ll be anything but a silent night. “Spot…

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Markus Birdman

December 18, 2021 @ 8:30 pm - February 1, 2022 @ 11:00 pm
Hen & Chicken Studio,
From £14

The Official Christmas Show with MARKUS BIRDMAN Featuring ERICH McELROY plus compere ROBIN MORGAN Laugh, marvel and cry at the best comedian you've probably never heard of. The completely spell-binding Markus Birdman is a master of comic timing and isn't afraid to push what society deems appropriate. He is one of British comedy's most experienced and well-travelled performers. In demand all over the UK and abroad, Markus is a veteran of the Edinburgh Fringe with many solo shows to his credit…

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Mark Thomas- An Extra Plate

December 27, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - February 19, 2022 @ 10:30 pm
From £16

Mark Thomas is just about the last person you’d associate with “ho ho ho let’s throw a log on the fire and gather round for Christmas” but… MARK LOVES CHRISTMAS! Christmas singles, films, carols, decorations, presents, food and, most of all, Christmas stories! From this most unChristmassy storyteller comes Christmas tales from his life, time and family. The one where his dad was Father Christmas for the school fete, the Christmas spent alone, the dead neighbours, the broken hearts and the…

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January 2022

Split Tone

January 13, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Hen & Chicken Studio,
From £10

Split Tone is a new project put together by saxophonist Craig Crofton, an Anglo-American sax and flute player who has lived in the UK for over 20 years and has built up a great reputation for the power and visceral excitement of his playing. A protégé of Marcus Printup (Lincoln Center Orchestra) he has come to develop a unique sound of his own that stands out in many musical settings. Craig has featured with artists like Kasabian, Lack of Afro, Haggis Horns,…

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Andy Hague’s Double Standards

January 20, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Chicken Shed,
From £10

Double Standards return to the Hen and Chicken to play a mixture of tunes from lockdown CD Release plus some new material. The group also has appearances coming up for Cheltenham Jazz Club and Swindon Jazz Knights. Release has been played on the BBC Radio's "Jazzworld with Linley Hamilton" and on JazzFM, besides receiving some great printed reviews - “Hague, in particular, is a memorable soloist, technically adept, melodic and muscular, and funky or pretty as required.” – Chris May,…

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