The Thunderbolt is an independent Music & Arts venue in Bristol that hosts local, national and international events.
The Thunderbolt is a 150 capacity venue with 5/6k Pa Rig inc. foldback, lighting, stage (with drum riser) and dressing room that has ensuite facilities.
Intimate and friendly, The Thunderbolt is a restored Grade 2 listed former 1830's tollhouse with a large, lovely rear garden.
The Thunderbolt has become established as a nationally recognised "circuit venue" on the live music scene, known as an essential stop-off for many bands on their tours of the UK.
Kate Tempest / Beth Gibbons (Portishead) / Wilko Johnson / John Parish (PJ Harvey) / Clem Burke (Blondie) / Ian Matthews (Kasabian) / Gravenhurst / John Cooper Clarke / Ian Mclagan (Faces / Small Faces) / Steve Cradock (Ocean Colour Scene) / Paul Heaton (The Beautiful South / The Housemartins) / John Power (Cast / The La`s) / Jerry Dammers (The Specials) / Hugh Cornwell / Miles Hunt (The Wonder Stuff) / Will Self / Howe Gelb / Howard Marks / Carleen Carter / Wayne Hussey (The Mission) / Justin Sullivan (New Model Army) / Jim Bob (Carter USM) / The Christians / DJ Don Letts / Wreckless Eric / John Otway & Wild Willy Barrett / The Pretty Things / John Hegley / Blue Aeroplanes / Jim Bob (Carter USM) / Louisiana Red / DJ Derek / The Jacques / Chris Difford / Mark Morriss (The Bluetones) / Paul Cook (Sex Pistols)
Capacity: 150 (Standing)
In-house Local Events: Yes
Available For Hire: Yes
In-house PA / Lighting: Yes
Load In: One step from street.
Live Music Curfew: TBA
WHAT GIGS THEY OFFER AND HOW TO GET A SHOW
The Thunderbolt is open Wednesday to Saturday, and the best person to speak to regarding gigs is the co-owner Dave McDonald (contact details below).
The Thunderbolt run a mix of local shows and national / international touring acts, and they regular reward their hardest working acts with coveted support slots.
Due to it's size, it's a fantastic space to put on your own event, so if you're looking for somewhere to host an EP launch then the Thunderbolt is a great option.
WHO TO CONTACT
The best person to speak to regarding bookings for local bands is Dave McDonald - you can email him on firstname.lastname@example.org
WHAT TO SEND TO THEM
- Your band name
- A couple of sentences about your music
- Where you're based
- Links to your music.
- Couple of press quotes (If you have them!)