The Bristol Music Show


This project finished on Thursday the 12th of November, 2015

£1,937 was raised by 89 supporters — that's teamwork!

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Hello, thanks for checking out The Bristol Music Show!

Who are we?

The Bristol Music Show is a collective that supports and celebrates the vibrant and hugely diverse musical talent in Bristol.  

For the past year we've been broadcasting a weekly radio programme on BCfm Radio 93.2 where we feature live acoustic sessions, interviews and discussions about the local music scene.

What are our plans?

After such an overwhelmingly positive response to the radio show we've decided to turn things up a notch, and this autumn we're launching our first ever show on Made in Bristol TV.  

The aim of the show is to give local musicians a new platform to perform and promote themselves whilst entertaining viewers with interactive features, reports from local events and live sessions through a laid back and fun half hour programme. 


We also plan to put on gigs around the city and continue to use the #BMS brand on various platforms creating a network for musicians and music lovers in Bristol.  

BCfm is a community station and we're all volunteers. BMS are an inclusive collective who are all heavily emersed and proactive in the local scene. We've been working super hard on this project so we can delight your eyes as well as your ears! 


So...what will we spend the money on?

Well, it takes a fair bit of time as well as some fancy equipment to make a TV show and record live sessions.

At the moment we're just about managing to beg, borrow and steal the things that we need.

We don't have much. These are the things we get straight away:

  • Lapel mics (this helps you to hear us properly and we can gesticulate without throwing mics around!)    
  • Professional Lighting (we're currently using lamps from home and whatever lights are screwed into ceilings!)     
  • Lenses (for improved image quality, particularly in low lighting situations like gigs/interior evening shoots)     

  • More cameras (because sometimes 2 just ain't enough..)     

  • Our own microphones + mic stands (so our musical friends don't have to keep lending out theirs to us at inconvenient times!)     

  • A sound board (as above)     

  • To pay our debts (for example, we need to pay the wonderful Nick Kelly who designed our logo -     

We also give up a lot of time to work on the project, missing opportunities for paid work, so to be able to pay the volunteers a small wage would be amazing. 

What do you get out of all of this?

By contributing to our crowdfunding campaign you'll not only receive a pretty cool prize, but you'll also be helping to sustain The Bristol Music Show as a brand, supporting the local music scene and keeping you entertained and up to date through radio, TV and by hosting gigs.

The TV programme will start airing in October, working on zero budget until the funds have come through on here.

As mentioned, we also plan to put on a series of gigs around Bristol (anything we love, from Metal to R&B) and of course we'll continue broadcasting on 93.2fm every Monday evening from 8pm.

So, please do check out our offers and donate what you can... We've got some amazing prizes from some of the best brands, festivals, promoters and venues in the city and we are so thankful to all of them for supporting The Bristol Music Show.


PLUS.. as an extra THANK YOU we'll be putting on a private party for supporters of our Fundsurfer campaign once it's coming to an end!

Thanks for stepping by our page and we hope you enjoy the outcome.


Harriet, Thadeous, Suzie, Yelena, Ashley and Simon. x


P.S. All physical rewards can be picked up from BCfm studios or can be posted for an agreed P+P fee. We will arrange a time with each person for this to happen. Most tickets will be treated as guestlist. Please provide full names and email addresses - this also means we can invite you to the party!

If you have any questions about this campaign or about The Bristol Music Show, please email


pledged of £7,000 goal (GBP)

28% pledged



This project ended on 12 November 2015

This is a take what you raise project. At the end of the funding period the project owner receives all of the pledged funds.

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£3 – CD Flower Fellow - The Rabbit EP from Circus City Records

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Flower Fellow is a 17 year old singer/songwriter based in London. Her original songs are written on the guitar, banjo and ukulele, giving the, a distinct indie/folk vibe. She is also keenly interested in art, fashion and making flower crowns.

FF gigs around London & Bristol and is signed to Bristol's Circus City Records.

The Rabbit EP was released in May 2015.
+ a thank you in opur credits

£5 – Thank you on the radio

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Thank you so much for supporting us!
We'll make sure you get a wonderful THANK YOU on our radio show on BCfm

£3 – CD Rebeka EP - UK Special edition (Electric Harmony)

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REBEKA - UK Special edition (2015)

Self titled EP from Polish duo Rebeka

1 - Stars
2 - With Tears We Cry
3 - Fail
4 - Melancholia
5 - 555
6 - Breath
7 - Nothing to Give
8 - Into The Ground (exclusive bonus track)

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£5 – Signed Tamu Massif - Alba EP CD

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A copy of the first EP from Tamu Massif signed by the man himself!
Released on Chiverin

Track listing
1. Jejune / Selene
2. St. Isidore
3. A Fate Much Worse
4. Delphine

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£4 – Circus City Records Brand New Faces CD

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Circus City Records is a Bristol based label. The Brand New Faces compilation album is Limited Edition and features a whole host of Bristol acts:
**** Centrefolds - Foreign Affairs - Twin Falls - Sam Eason - Towers - Saona - Ry Curtis - Ben Cooling - Tom Corneill - Shotgun Whoopi **** The perfect way to get your Bristol music fix and support the local scene!
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£5 – Chiverin release "Walking with Thieves" exclusive artwork & album download

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A beautiful high quality card print of the original painting 'Storyteller' by Phoenix Mundy.

245 x 210mm

Comes with a download of the 'Walking With Thieves' Compilation

Includes unlimited streaming of Walking With Thieves via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

+ a "thank you" in our credits

£5 – Various vinyl from Bristol's Futureboogie Recordings - Choose one from the list below

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Outboxx - The Fade EP (5 avail) ||||
Christophe ft Danielle Moore - Comeback Ep (10 avail) ||||
Christophe & Lukas - Maison De Cheval (5 avail) ||||
Marco Bernadi - Motorways (5 avail) ||||
Behling & Simpson ft James Fox - Ep (2 avail) ||||
Last Waltz - Trinket (5 avail) ||||
Bruh Jackman Bruh Jackman Ep - (1 avail) ||||
Crackazat - Tunnel (1 avail) ||||
Boogiefuturo (BF1) (10 avail)

£10 – Thank you and free entry to our first gig

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Thank you so much for supporting The Bristol Music Show.
We'll put your name in our closing credits for one of the shows and when we put on our first gig your name will be on the guestlist!

£15 – Private filmed session

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Thank you for donating £15! You are invited along to an exclusive invite only session at a local venue that we'll record for the TV show. You'll get to watch the artist perform in an intimate setting, and if you fancy it, help us to film the performance.
We'll be showing the audience too so make sure you've combed your hair...
On top of this you'll be on the guestlist for our first gig!

£20 – Just a simple donation

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Thank you so much for donating to The Bristol Music Show.
By doing this you are helping to support and sustain the thriving music scene in this amazing city. It really means a lot to us.
We'll make sure you get a big thank you in our TV show credits.


£15 – Pair of tickets for Alan Barnes Octet: A Jazz Christmas Carol at St. George's - 17th December

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Treat yourself to some Christmassy fun with saxophone and clarinet extraordinaire, Alan Barnes. Barnes presents an all-star octet to perform his new suite based on Charles Dickens’ famous seasonal tale. Bruce Adams on trumpet, Mark Nightingale on trombone, Dave Newton on piano and Clark Tracey, drums. Should be a fun one! Only one pair of tickets for this one - get 'em quick!

£40 – Gearfest 2016 ticket

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An awesome festival that's grown over the last 4 years
almost entirely through word of mouth, from a party of 20 friends in a field to a 500 capacity festival.
They feature everything from ska, folk or electro swing to DnB and psy-trance. They also make a donation to charity every year, which we love!
Find out more for yourself:

2016 ticket worth £60

£50 – Just a simple donation

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Thank you so much for donating to The Bristol Music Show. YOU ARE AMAZING!
Through your donation you are helping to support and sustain the thriving music scene in this amazing city. It really means a lot to us and we'll make sure you get a big thank you in our TV show credits.

£60 – Ticket to Troyfest 2016

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Kick off your 2016 festival season at the UK's friendliest & best value small festival.
Troyfest takes place at the start of May in & around a stunning country mansion near the English/Welsh border. There's a huge array of bands, DJs comedy and theatre on 5 stages.
This year saw the likes of Giles Peterson, Mr Scruff & Molotov Jukebox.

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£250 – Have a session filmed at your place

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We'll film our weekly session at your place - It could be a studio, shop, music venue, cafe, living room.....

This will include 2 tracks aired on the show on Made in Bristol TV with repeats. We'll also feature a short interview and shots of the logo and in and around the venue.

On top of that we'll film a bonus track which will be aired on the internet, promoted via social media.

£950 – Sponsor a TV show (discounted price)

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Usually costing £1200 per episode, this funding is split between The Bristol Music Show and Made in Bristol TV.
Sponsorship includes 4 "sponsored by" stings per programme plus pop ups along the lower third, product placement and mentions on the radio show.
Made in Bristol have a weekly reach of 250,ooo+. See their credentials here:

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