SATURDAY 28TH JUNE // THE BLUE ROOM BABOONS

Forget Glastonbury – we’re having our own music fest at The Griffin with this exciting 6 piece Funk / Rock / Pop band.

Performing a combination of covers and original songs that will appeal to all those who like to get down with their bad selves, The Blue Room Baboons deftly mix Funk, Rock, Pop, Soul & Blues to produce a unique and captivating sound.

Music from 9pm – FREE ENTRY

 

SUNDAY 1ST JUNE // 1ST OF NEW REGGAE SUNDAYS

NEW to The Griffin!

Every Sunday throughout the summer, join us for a relaxing afternoon of Roots, Reggae, Dub, & Ska along with a taste tantalising menu of Caribbean grub.

Creating the backdrop for some chilled summer Sundays with friends and family in The Griffin beer garden, there’ll be a mixture of live performances, jamming sessions and playlists throughout the months, helping you to wind down your weekends and enjoy the warm weather.

Yummy Caribbean grub will be sizzling away on the BBQ and cooking up in the kitchen.

Are we in a small town in the west country or on a tropical island?!? Well, we’re in a small town in the west country…but after a few hours at our Reggae Sundays, you could barely tell! (Honest…)

Free entry – open 12pm – 9pm
Food served to 7pm

SATURDAY 31ST MAY – HENRY & FORDY’S INDIE DISCO

Proper mayhem with everybody’s favourite disc spinners – Mark Henry Hutton and Michael Ford ‘Fordy’

Expect all the best indie hits from the 80s and 90s, getting The Griffin dance floor proper hot and sweaty as we dance the night right into morning.

We recommend a good few weeks of training for both 1) relentless dancing and 2) serious drinking

Your notice has been given. Come see what your bodies are made of on the 31st…

FREE ENTRY

SATURDAY 24TH MAY – FOO FOO

With summer well and truly on its way, throw off those winter coats, pull your skin bearing glad-rags on and get dancing to the foot tapping tunes of Foo Foo.

Bringing their infectious grooves to The Griffin, the no-nonsense trio, comprised of Jan, Lisa and Lin, play a mix of roots, blues and original tunes to get you shaking the night away.

Music from 9pm

FREE ENTRY

SATURDAY 17TH MAY – FUNKINSTEINS

If you’ve not yet danced to the kick ass sounds of this Bristol based band, it’s about time you did! Funkinsteins get everybody shaking with their amazing vocals, breathtaking guitar and phat slap bass.

Crafting a live tight party funk sound, the band are a legend on the circuit and have a enviable reputation as guaranteed crowd pleasers.

You really don’t want to miss this…

Music can b heard on www.funkinsteins.co.uk

9pm start

FREE ENTRY

TUESDAY 6TH MAY // MONTHLY MUSIC QUIZ

We know some of you may be a tad beered-out after Bank Holiday Beer Festival @ The Griffin, Frome but what better way to sharpen the senses and get back to where you once belonged than with The Griffin’s award-shunning monthly music quiz?
Your hosts this time are Anthony Head and Pete, débutante quiz masters but experienced players of the game.
The fun starts at 8:30, teams of up to six are allowed, it costs £1 per head to enter and there are edible, drinkable and spendable prizes to be had.
See you there!

Beer Festival LINE-UP // 1st – 5th May 2014

What would a festival be without music? We’ve got some of the best bands, DJs and musicians in the area to perform over all 5 days of the fest, ensuring your ears are happy as you discover your new favourite brew.

As well as music and food, there’ll be a beer exhibition featured throughout the pub to educate you on all things beer, and prepare you for our specially themed booze quiz on Sunday night. Get ready for 5 days of pure delights…

Thursday 1st May

Pete Gage, Craig Crofton, Paul Hartshorn, Duncan Kingston & Rob Brian – 8.45pm Original interpretations of classic blues and gospel tunes from ex Dr Feelgood front man Pete Gage, renowned saxophonist Craig Crofton and a group of immensely talented, electric performers – not to be missed!

Friday 2nd May

Airsick Andy and The Cider Sliders – 7.30pm – 9pm
From the wilds of Somerset come Airsick Andy and the Cider Sliders. Expect chaos, anarchy and cider fuelled mayhem, with some original rockin’ blues and country tunes.

The Boothill All Stars – 9.30pm – 11.30pm
Beer, banjos, quiffs, geetars, ladies in feathers, lots and lots of leaping around and general jollity with crackin’ country romps!

Electro Swing DJ – 12am – 2am
Dance the night away with the swinging sounds of electro beats and finish the night in serious style.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday 3rd May

All day BBQ

Celtic Connections – 12pm – 4pm // Bring your instrument and join in or simply sit back and soak up the celtic vibes
Josh White – 4.30pm – 5.30pm // Hugely talented acoustic singer-songwriter, Josh White wows us on guitar, kicking off an evening of live performances
Dr Zeebo’s Wheezy Club – 6pm – 7pm // A fun loving 3 piece, playing good time, foot stompin’, swinging folk.
The Magic Tractor – 7.30pm – 8.30pm // Rockin’ 60s mod and garage tunes from this energetic 3 piece from Frome!
The White City Shakers – 9pm – 11pm // Foot stompin’ Rhythm & Blues string band from the West Country, headlining our Saturday night in style
Pic’n’mixmaster Small Paul and DJ Allday-Breakfast – 11.30pm – 2am // Everybody’s favourite fun-loving DJs spinning anything from northern soul, motown, rumba and more from the greatest decades of dance floor fillers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday 4th May

Taste Fusions 1pm – 6pm // Try out different flavours from around the world to pair with your beer
Sausage Sunday 12pm – 7pm // Serving up delicious sausages and burgers from William & Sons butchers
Milk Street Jam Sessions 4pm – 7.30pm // Live acoustic jamming, free drink for every player
The Griffin Beer Quiz hosted by Andy Morten – 8.30pm

 

 

 

 

Monday 5th May

Beer and Barbie 2pm – 6pm // Sizzling up some weird and wonderful combinations on the BBQ to wash down with your favourite beer, to the sounds of roots and reggae.
Baku Dan 6pm – 8pm //  Winding down the weekend with some afro-funk vibes
Pub Quiz 8.30pm // If your head’s still functioning then get a team together and join in our weekly pub  quiz

All music events are free – donations are welcomed and gratefully received by all the performers.
£1 entry per person for all quizzes, teams of up to 6.
Festival opening times: Thursday 1st 4pm – 12am, Friday 2nd 4pm – 3am, Saturday 3rd 12pm – 3am, Sunday 4th 12pm – 12am, Monday 5th 12pm – 12am

SATURDAY 5TH APRIL // GAZ BROOKFIELD

Gaz Brookfield is a solo acoustic musician based in Bristol. His songs are instantly accessible every-man tales of life, love and everything else in between.

Since the start of his solo career Brookfield has had the pleasure of gigging and/or touring with Frank Turner, Newton Faulkner, The Levellers, The Ataris, Mike Herrera (MXPX), Vinnie Caruana (The Movielife), Jonah Matranga, I Am Kloot, Miles Hunt, Dodgy, Jim Lockey and The Solemn Sun, Dave McPherson, and many more.

He joins us at The Griffin on the 5th of April, armed with his guitar, vocals and incredible repertoire of original material. Don’t miss it!

SATURDAY 12TH APRIL // DAN SOWERBY BAND

Get down to The Griffin on Saturday 12th April and prepare to be mesmerised by the sounds of the Dan Sowerby Band.

Dan Sowerby performs a set of deep felt blues and his own original material, which draws on these vibes, melding them into a sound of his own. His slick slide guitar resonates that soulful blues sound; and intricately played folkier tunes, combine his influences, resulting in an intimate and exciting set of feeling songs which grip you with the passion he puts into his performance.

Music from 9pm – FREE ENTRY

THE BIG GRIFFIN EASTER WEEKENDER

It’s all happening at The Griffin this Easter weekend, when we’ll have an absolute eggstravaganza of entertainment for you…

FRIDAY 18TH APRIL – DJ Toby Spin 9PM – 2AM
Start the weekend in style with a masterful mix from Toby Spin’s finest collection of tunes. Free entry, drinks a plenty and a late license to egg your feet on till the early hours.

SATURDAY 19TH APRIL – Celtic Connections – M.O.D – Wheel Of Four Tunes
Head feeling sore from the night before? Join us for a relaxing afternoon of celtic sounds from our folksy friends, and a Bloody Mary to get you on the mend. Music from 2pm – 5pm

Once your energy levels are truly revitalised, get skanking to the rumbustious sounds of M.O.D’s balkan inspired, original folk. Hugely popular amongst our music loving Griffinites, these guys really get the place jumping and your blood pumping for the night ahead. Music from 9pm – 11pm

Those left wanting more will not be disappointed as the spandex clad, mad lads of Wheel of Four Tunes will be spinning, prancing and dancing us right into Sunday morning.  Music from 11.30pm – 2am

We challenge you not to have the greatest of times…

SUNDAY 20TH APRIL – Sausage Sunday – Milk St Jam Session – The Jukebox Returns!!!

We will be serving up BIG doses of the damned dog that bit you, this Easter Monday! Join us from 12pm for some delicious BBQ sausages and burgers, then partake or simply relax to the sounds of our weekly jam session. Food from 12pm – 7pm and music from 4pm

But don’t get too comfy! As the Jukebox returns! Making it’s debut at The Griffin on New Year’s Eve, the popular people’s JukeBox will be back at The Griff, awaiting your selection and providing you with all the music you desire to dance out the weekend with… Music from 9pm – 2am

 

MONDAY 21ST APRIL – GRIFFIN DAISY DAY

When we heard Mell’s Daffodil Fair was cancelled, we couldn’t have been more heartbroken, and have spent many inconsolable weeks mourning the loss of what is, for most Fromies, the greatest day of our lives…

UNTIL – we had a brainwave! We shall host our own mini flower festival, right here in Frome.

So here it is folks, Griffin Daisy Day, a mini fete celebrating the (almost) first day of summer in our lovely little town.

Bring your friends, family & everyone in between, for a whole day of music, activities, games, food, quizzes, prizes, bake off contests, tasting sessions, and most importantly – BEER!

We make that Pimms o’clock.

So come wind down after an Easter weekend of mayhem with a day of festivities at your local.

SATURDAY 26TH APRIL // THE DEMONIACS

Griffin favourites, The Demoniacs are back at The Griffin, bringing catchy guitar riffs, infectious beats and soulful saxophone with them.

Based in Frome, this lively 5 piece always put on a good party, playing rock and roll, rockabilly and rhythm and blues.

Music from 9pm – FREE ENTRY

THE GRIFFIN MAY BANK HOLIDAY BEER FEST!

The Griffin team are pleased to announce their biggest ever beer festival, due to be held over the first May Bank Holiday!

Spanning 5 days from the 1st May, the festival will be showcasing over 30 beers and ciders from some of the best breweries around the south and beyond.

Alongside great beer will be great music, with different acts, bands, DJs and line-ups booked for each day. From blues to bluegrass, funk to folk, there’ll be something for everyone to get moving to.

And what would a festival be without some fantastic nosh?! We’ll be cooking up a whole range of cuisines to line those beer bellies and tantalize your taste buds.

The day time affairs will be a very family friendly event, with facepainting, games and activities to keep the younger ones amused, as well as raffles, exhibitions and quizzes for the grown-ups to enjoy.

So get your score cards at the ready, get your drinking caps on, and get a bunch of pals together to come and enjoy a festival to launch the start of what is set to be, a great summer at The Griffin.

SATURDAY 1ST MARCH // THREE CORNERS

THREE CORNERS play live at THE GRIFFIN Milk Street, Frome on SATURDAY 1st MARCH
 
Nick and Caroline look forward to playing a couple of sets featuring songs from the early days all the way through to the totally new ones which are well on their way to being a new (third) album.
 
Join us for a night of great music, beer and possibly even dancing.
 
Music from 9pm – FREE ENTRY

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FRIDAY 7TH MARCH // 70’S DISCO NIGHT

If you feel like travelling back to a time where the fashion was disastrous but the music was annoyingly catchy, then travel no further than The Griffin and get ready to feel the fever. For one night only, local music heroes Marky ‘Henry’ Hutton and Paul Tozer bring us a night of 70s disco grooves, proving that good music never goes out of style.

Spinning the best Glam and Pop tracks of the decade, get your hair permed, your peace medallions on and your bell bottoms ironed for what is set to be a dancing event like no other.

Serving up Disco Fizz cocktails on special, and playing music ’till 2am, this is set to be a good’un.

Music starts at 9pm and entry is FREE