BATHFORD SUMMER FESTIVAL
On Saturday Bathford will be rocked when, as part of the Bathford Summer Festival, the village will play host to some of the hottest bands in the area.
All the bands will be playing live on a purpose built stage in the car park of the Royal British Legion Club Bathford.
The music kicks off at noon with The Kneutsons, featuring long time acoustic performer Andy Burden, Bath music stalwart Brian Madigan and former London axe man Patrick Randall.
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Formed Summer 2008, the Kneutsons have already wowed festival audiences around the west.
The will be followed by Snarl (pictured).
Formerly known as Strychnine Poisoning, this four-piece band play a unique brand of dark and twisted rock 'n' roll.
Drawing on influences such as the New York Dolls, Motorhead, and Thin Lizzy, this young band tear out blistering rock, riddled with insightful themes.
The eclectic line-up is completed by The Bath Spa Band.
The band plays at many different events in and around Bath and also competes in national and regional brass band contests, and in 2008 represented the West of England in the National Finals of the Brass band Championships.
There will also be performances from local guitarists and musicians as well as DJ's performing Dubstep and a wide variety of other sounds.
Admission is free.
For further information visit www.bathfordfest.co.uk or call 07939 403159.
TOM MANSI AND THE ICE BREAKERS
Tom Mansi and the Icebreakers, featuring Paul White (guitar), Alain Man (keyboards), James Johnston (drums) and Tom Mansi (upright bass and vocals), have played together in various jazz, boogie woogie and rock n roll groups for many years.
Mansi recently joined Scottish folk legend Donovan and surreal filmmaker David Lynch on a US tour which intriguingly combined music with lectures on transcendental meditation and world peace.
Since, Mansi and the band have been touring the UK and Germany supporting the likes of Son of Dave, The Sadies and The Heavy.
Catch them at Moles on Saturday.
Support comes from Bristol-based three-piece The Transpersonals and the collaboration of DJs known as The Snugs.
Admission costs £3 before 10.30pm.
NIGHT AT THE OPERA
The Silver Ring Choir of Bath offers a Night at the Opera for its main summer concert on Saturday at 7.30pm.
Under the baton of conductor Ruth McKibbin, the choir welcomes Lynsey Docherty as their guest soloist at St Swithin's Church.
Lynsey will accompany the choir in works by the likes of Puccini, Verdi, Bizet' and Mozart.
Lynsey has performed many lead roles for soprano, most recently Tatyana (Onegin), Donna Anna (Don Giovanni) and the title role in The Merry Widow at venues including the Linbury, Royal Opera House.
She has performed as soloist in some of the country's leading concert venues including the Southbank, St Martin-in-the-Fields, Blenheim Palace and at top arts festivals including the Salisbury International Arts Festival.
Widcombe Association's last event of the summer is this weekend and features Bath Opera presentation of Mozart's Cosi Fan Tutte in the Mansion at Prior Park College.
Friday's performance is sold out, but there are tickets available for the Saturday one.
Picnics are from 6pm, and the performance is at 8pm in the Academy Hall.
Adult tickets cost £25. For more information call 01225 424165.
St James' Wine Vaults, welcomes James Gardiner-Bateman on Thursday, July 15 at its monthly jazz session.
James Gardiner-Bateman started playing the saxophone at the age of eight.
Having studied at the Royal Academy of Music, he currently plays and works as a session musician around the South West with various bands and recording artists including Keith Tippett.
The guest performer at The Village Pump Folk Club at The Lamb Inn, Trowbridge, tomorrow is Jez Lowe.
A favourite on the folk circuit, Jez is a fine singer, songwriter and guitarist whose songs reflect his background in a coal-mining town.
His tales of men and women in a hard working community are written in a traditional style and are surprisingly upbeat.
Admission costs 38.