Cheese Club

Wednesday 11th April

– On our travels we came across the delightful cheese made by Whalesborough Cheese from Bude in Cornwall, so this month we present a selection of their cheeses. Six superb cheeses all served with a selection of crackers and accompaniments. Tickets are available from the bar at £6.50 each. Get your tickets early for this popular night as we have limited spaces. Booking for this event is essential.

Toxic Fish

Friday 13th April - 9.15pm

Expect ska and reggae from these fine set of lads.

Arcadia Roots

Saturday 14th April - 9.15pm

Arcadia Roots are a Worcestershire based band that deliver an exciting hypnotic blend of Trance, Dance, Reggae and Roots music. The bands vibe has been described as ‘earthy’, ‘psychedelic’ and ‘infectious’. This 4 piece dance band combine world, reggae and rock music to create a very unique & captivating sound. The lyrical content of the music reflects the band’s extensive travels. Themes cover some current political and environmental concern’s (fracking, trophy hunting, and religious indoctrination) to time-honoured topics such as love, lust and the search for meaning. These words are placed in between swirling delay and reverbed guitar melodies grounded with a pounding rhythmic backbone.

Danny Adams

Sunday 15th April - 4pm

At the age of 27 Danny's art of performance and production has already helped him achieve some of his dreams and aspirations including making his first EP with Tribal Law at Abbey Road Studios with living legend Eddie Kramer in 2010, to being 1 of only one hundred singers chosen out of 180,000 to Audition For the first Series of BBC's The Voice UK 2012. Performing to live to audiences ranging from hundreds to thousands since the age of 6 and cutting his teeth gigging from age 13, Music and the love of music is as much a part of Danny as the love he has for his family and friends.
With the release of his first album with "The Black Mariahs" in 2013 and constant work live and in the studio with up and coming talent of all genres, Danny hopes to make an impression on the world of music and its listeners with his unique style, performance, sound design, and song writing.

Sunset Cafe Stompers

Monday 16th April - 8.15pm

The Sunset Cafe was a top night-spot on Chicago’s infamous South Side. Al Capone owned it, Louis Armstrong starred there. The Sunset Cafe Stompers do play the music of that period... great tunes from Scott Joplin, Irving Berlin, Jelly Roll Morton, Duke Ellington, Fats Waller... but the band’s wide repertoire also features songs made famous by artists as diverse as Patsy Cline, Marilyn Monroe, the Inkspots, Fats Domino... even Elvis. Beneath it all, one can sense the elusive, shifting, pulse which defines the sound of New Orleans. In that city, ever since the 1900s, bands have been hired to attract a crowd, or to add spirit and generate excitement for all kinds of occasion. Throughout the last twenty years we have followed in that tradition: playing jazz clubs, concerts for churches, arts centres, village dances, weddings, festivals, funerals, garden parties... from our Dorset/Somerset base, down to Cornwall and up to Cumbria.

Shelby's Elbows

Friday 20th April - 9.15pm

You all know what to expect – A brilliant fun night with the local chaps ripping their shirts off in support of this popular local duo.

John D Revelator

Saturday 21st April - 9.15pm

John D Revelator are John Diment, Ann Diment, Geraint Coll, Smudge and Paul Atkinson. All are old enough know better. John writes the songs, the others advise whether they are any good. Tired of re-treading old country, folk and Bob Dylan songs they started penning their own material. Following a move to Somerset they have become a five piece. They are the Glastonbury based purveyors of dark tinged acoustic smile pop.rites the songs, The others advise as to whether they are any good.

Sadie Horler

Sunday 22nd April - 4pm

With her intricate guitar picking and effortless vocals, Sadie performs with warmth and authenticity, captivating her audience with her engaging but unaffected stage presence. Sadie's song writing reflects a maturity beyond her 17 years, her heartfelt lyrics are inspired by events and people around her with every song telling a compelling story you do not want to miss. Sadie Horler is an acoustic Indie-Folk musician from Exeter in Devon. Since her first live appearance in 2014, Sadie has quickly established herself as a popular act on the Southwest music scene. The summer of 2017 saw Sadie perform at 14 festivals including Beautiful Days, Sidmouth Folk Week and Wonderfields. Sadie won the opportunity to open up LemonFest festival in 2017, and Watchet Festival in 2016 after applying for their emerging talent competitions.

Palooka 5

Friday 27th April - 9.15pm

Palooka 5 play 1960s Surf Garage music using original vintage equipment. Lineup – Tim (Vocals & Guitar), Alex (Hammond Organ), Cank (Drums), Henry (Vocals & Bass), Bethan (Vocals and Percussion). Warm up the valves on your swellphone to watch this combo playing dude-rock for beach bums.

Electric Bazar Co,

Saturday 28th April- 9.15pm

Acclaimed Breton band Electric Bazar Cie. are coming to the UK in April 2018 and will be stopping in Bridport on Saturday 28th as a Fuelled By Cider promotion. Legendary local music pub The Ropemakers will be hosting the eclectic and left-field four piece who combine many influences ranging from early blues to Eastern European traditional music and good old fashioned rock 'n' roll. The band's heady mix of guitar, double bass, saxophone, bass clarinet, drums and organ will appeal to fans of original live music. Electric Bazar Co. have been touring Europe for 20 years and have played around 1000 concerts in festivals and music-clubs. The last 10 years has seen them tour with their own circus marquee and develop a theatrical element to their performance. The band were previously in England in October 2015 at The Onion Jack Festival in Bridport, where their music and marquee gained a fantastic response from local people. The tour coincides with the recording of the band's seventh album Preachin' Songs and they are eager to unveil their new repertoire in these intimate south coast venues. Electric Bazar Co. will be quite unlike anything you've seen in a small Dorset music venue for a while, so we recommend that you make it along.

Mutter Slater and Clive Ashley

Sunday 29th April - 4pm

Mutter Slater was the front man and flute player for the 70’s cult band Stackridge (produced by George Martin, signed by Elton John): a group that established itself as a firm favourite on countless stages throughout the land and appeared regularly on BBC TV’s The Old Grey Whistle Test and John Peel’s radio programmes. After Stackridge Mutter returned to a life of quiet domesticity in the South West of England. The song-writing and performing bug eventually got the better of him, leading to the formation of his band and a return to the recording studios – Love & Hate 2006; Riding A Hurricane 2008 (produced by Billy Bragg) and 2014’s Absobloodylutely. His songs reflect his primary interest in 60’s American blues, soul and R’n’B as well as his persistent addiction to a ‘half decent tune’. The music is warm, harmonically panoramic and edgy. Lyrically it’s intriguing; telling of human strengths and frailties and illicit loves, bar room observations, train rides, bus rides, long walks and cosmic disintegration.


The Ropemakers is a popular local venue offering regular live music, open mic nights, a monthly chese club, a weekly quiz, a meat draw, and various events throughout the year.