Starting this month, Bristol will be laying on some amazing gigs to draw music fans in from the harsh winter winds. So, here are some eagerly anticipated performances that will give you the chills (in the best possible way):
It may be mid week, but Flo Morrissey’s performance at The Louisiana is a must-see. Flo is a pianist with an ethereal vocal to match her otherworldly talent, put to good use on her debut album 'Tomorrow Will Be Beautiful'.
When coupled with the intense yet comfortable atmosphere of the venue, this evening will be a great demonstration of her talents.
Flo Morrissey. December 1, 7.30pm. The Louisiana, Wapping Road, Bristol, BS1 6UA
Another pianist to visit Bristol this month, Benjamin Clementine recently won the Mercury Award for his debut album 'At Least For Now'.
Clementine has made a name for himself thanks to his deep, velveteen vocal and tales of life on the streets of Paris. A romantic at heart, his performance in such a grand venue as Colston Hall will no doubt be magical.
Benjamin Clementine, December 4, 8pm. Colston Hall, Colston Street, Bristol. BS1 5AR
Comic enthusiast and anti-folk songwriter Jeffrey Lewis may not make music that can be considered ‘beautiful’ – but this Cafe Kino regular does craft heart warming, often melodic ballads about real life, and that’s something many music fans will crave this Christmas season.
Jeffrey Lewis. December 6, Cafe Kino Basement, 108 Stokes Croft, BS1 3RU
UWE’s Big Green Christmas Carol Service
At this time of year, sometime only a traditional Christmas carol service will do – and what better place to experience something so theatrical than Bristol Cathedral itself?
This year, UWE’s orchestra, chamber and gospel choirs bring the goods by way of a Christmas service that also celebrates the University’s contribution to Bristol’s Green Capital status.
UWE’s Big Green Christmas Carol Service. December 10, 8-9.30pm. Bristol Cathedral, College Green, Bristol, BS1 5TJ
The Rinky Dinks
Billed as a 'ukulele super group', Bristol needs little introduction to The Rinky Dinks. A festival favourite of the city for many years now, this five piece create clever and funny covers of well-known songs to great effect.
You'll leave with rosy cheeks after this gig at The Fleece, whatever the weather.
The Rinky Dinks, December 11, 7pm. The Fleece, 12 St Thomas Street, Bristol, BS1 6JJ
Returning home after a successful year on the road, Meadowlark have proved their worth in 2015 thanks to a slew of electro-spun, pop-tinged goodness.
There may be an upbeat lilt to their music, but they do haunting ballads like no other.
Meadowlark. December 15, 7.30pm. The Louisiana, Wapping Road, Bristol, BS1 6UA