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Bristol - What’s on Stage this Week?

22 April 2019 | Maisy Farren

Spotlight On: Good Cop Bad Cop at Thekla 
What do I need to know? Sheffield based Good Cop Bad Cop is the brainchild of Milburn’s Joe Carnall, and this album has been produced by and features Arctic Monkey’s legendary drummer Matt Helders. Their self-titled debut album was released at the end of March, and they’re coming to Bristol this week. 

Any star spotting? Joe Carnall had nine years of success with Sheffield based indie band Milburn, rising in popularity alongside another Sheffield band, the Arctic Monkeys. Whilst Matt Helders’ Acrtic Monkeys have gone on to receive international success, both bands are iconic in the South Yorkshire music scene. As the band’s producer, Matt Helders is likely not to tour with Good Cop Bad Cop, but as the main man Joe Carnall will be front and centre. 

What’s the big deal? Evocative of the early 2000s style of indie music, both bands created mainly guitar-based records, however Good Cop Bad Cop has fully adopted a groovy synth vibe fitting with 2019’s more evolved indie sound. It’s clear to see that a lot of talent has gone into this band, both members have found amazing success with their original acts, so bound to be an impressive event. Do, however, check out their debut album before booking your ticket, as you’re certainly not going to see an Arctic Monkeys cover act this week at Thekla. 

When can I see it? 22 April 

Image credit: Circa Waves via Facebook 
The Best of the Rest: 
Circa Waves at the 02 Academy. 
What do I need to know? One of the UK’s most exciting feel-good, indie guitar bands, Circa Waves are touring in support of their third album, What’s It Like Over There. Consistently creating the soundtrack of your youthful summer, tunes like T-Shirt Weather and Good for Me are certified academy fillers. 
When can I see it? 25 April 

Andrew Lawrence: Clean at the Wardrobe Theatre
What do I need to know? Join the Live at the Apollo and Michael McIntyre’s Roadshow favourite Andrew Lawrence for a comedy show that’s free of politics, religion, smut and swearing for a good, clean show. After causing controversy with a Facebook post in 2014, condemning fellow comedians, join Lawrence in his attempt to put forward this toned down, self-deprecating comedy. 
When can I see it? 24 April 

Oliver at The Redgrave Theatre
What do I need to know? Get down to support some local talent with a well-loved classic musical presented by Bristol’s St Mary’s Players. Featuring songs such as Food Glorious Food, Consider Yourself and As Long as He Needs Me, expect to go bounding out of the theatre with a spring in your step this week. 
When can I see it? 23-27 April 

Stella Donnelly at Thekla
What do I need to know? Australian singer songwriter Stella Donnelly writes frankly about damaging male cultures in her self-release ‘Boys Will Be Boys’, and is bringing her delicate, sing-songy tunes to audiences in the UK. 
When can I see it? 24 April 

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