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June 2022

Sam Avery- Role Model

June 10 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Hen & Chicken Studio,
From £18

Sam needs to step up. With two children looking to him for guidance, it’s high-time he evolved into the role model he always thought he’d be. But he didn’t sleep well last night and being a hero is harder than it looks. Plus, he forgot to put the bins out and now his wife hates him. In this side-splitting new stand-up show, Sam Avery explores what it means to be a role model in modern Britain, how the people he looked up…

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Markus Birdman

June 11 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hen & Chicken Studio,
From £10

Stand Up For The Weekend with Markus Birdman featuring Josh Jones and compere Luke Honnoraty 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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Open Mic Night

June 13 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Hen & Chicken Studio,
Free

Welcome to our monthly Open Mic Night (2nd Monday of every month) this week hosted upstairs in The Studio. 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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Rod Picott

June 16 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hen & Chicken Studio,
From £13

From the formative origins of a small mill town in Maine and now long-time resident of Nashville, Rod Picott has generated a loyal cult audience across the U.S. and Europe. He is a wordsmith that needs to be heard. His tours continue to receive rave reviews for his songwriting skills, his darkly humorous and compelling live performances.. Rod Picott has carved himself a career, a stellar series of albums and consistent touring finally allowing him to give up his day…

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Matt Hopkins Quartet

June 16 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Chicken Shed,
From £10

Matt Hopkins – guitar. Matt's inventive and melodic guitar playing has been featured in groups as stylistically diverse as Andy Sheppard’s Hotel Bristol, Emily Wright & The Royals and the Hopkins-Hammond Trio. He also takes the lead role in the “Music of Pat Metheny” project alongside pianist Dave Newton. Matt is also known as an instructor and educator, specialising in jazz improvisation. Pianist Tim Funnell has previously made a great impression at the club backing visiting artists trumpeter Damon Brown and saxophonist…

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Joe Northwood – Impressions: A Celebration of Coltrane (Rescheduled)

June 23 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Chicken Shed,
From £10

We are very pleased to have been able to reschedule this event which should have taken place at the end of March, but which had to be cancelled due to the Covid flare up at the time. Saxophonist Joe Northwood is becoming one of the Cardiff jazz scene’s major voices, and besides playing also promotes gigs and jam sessions at Tiny Rebel. Having graduated from the Royal Welsh College Joe furthered his studies by attending some of the USA led summer schools…

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Bristol Ukulele Festival

June 25 @ 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Hen and Chicken, 210 North Street, Southville,
Bristol, BS3 1JF United Kingdom

Bristol Ukulele Festival was founded in 2019 by ukulele teacher Danielle Greenwood of the Uke Lift Project. After teaching ukulele in Bristol for many years, Danielle decided it was high time to celebrate the talents of ukulele players from Bristol and beyond. The first festival was held in September 2019 at Alchemy 198 on Gloucester Road. Showcasing adult bands and junior players, as well as beginner and advanced ukulele workshops, the festival also featured headliners Uke Punk from Manchester and The…

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Darden Smith

June 28 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hen & Chicken Studio,
From £15

Open and empty is how Darden Smith describes the west Texas landscape that inspired his wildly creative new multi-media project, Western Skies. Comprising a new studio record, a book of photography, lyrics, and essays, and an accompanying album of readings set to music, the collection is an immersive journey through a world both real and imagined, a place of mystery and mythology, possibility and longing. The songs on Western Skies are spare and deliberate, often marked by a distinct sense…

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Seann Walsh – Back From The Bed

June 30 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Hen & Chicken Studio,

Hello, Seann here. Did you know that comedians have to write their own blurb? I find that absolutely insane. What am I meant to say? “I’m fantastic, come and look at me talk”? I don’t know. It’s me. I do stand-up. I guess I can start with the fact I renamed the tour. Sticking with ‘Same Again?’ felt a bit triggering after the year we’ve had. So it is now called Back from the Bed. Some of the material will…

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Ed Jones and Andy Hague Quintet

June 30 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Chicken Shed,
From £10

For our season finale, the Be-Bop Club welcomes one of the UK's finest saxophone players, Ed Jones. The club will then be taking a break over the summer and will be back in September. Over the last 20 years or so award-winning saxophonist Ed Jones has established himself as one of the most innovative and sought after sax players on the scene. His muscular and highly accomplished bop influenced tenor playing has been featured in a wide variety of contexts, most notably…

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