The War and Treaty
+ Lady Nade and Foreign Affair
With their eclectic fusion of gospel, Southern soul, country, and rock-and-roll The War and Treaty exude an infectious exuberance.
The married duo of Michael Trotter Jr. and Tanya Blount (star of Sister Act II alongside Lauryn Hill) harness an emotive humanity within their songs and their loyal fanbase, affectionately nicknamed ‘Hearts Town’, is a testament to their dynamic, joyful craft.
Taking the name for their sophomore album from this devoted fanbase, Hearts Town expands on the duo’s roots-fuelled sound and intimate, poetic songwriting.
Having shared stages with the likes of Al Green, Brandi Carlile, and Jason Isbell, The War and Treaty’s live shows are renowned for the potent, irresistible energy that the duo brings.
We can’t wait to have The War and Treaty as part of our River Town programme at Thekla.
Bristol Beacon Presents River Town 2022
Age: 14+ (under 18’s to be accompanied by an adult)
“The War and Treaty communicate that urgent hopefulness throughout Hearts Town, a celebration of survival, even, or especially, when it’s messy.”
River Town Offer
Book for any two of the following shows by Fri 1 Jul and get 25% off + free limited edition poster or postcard*:
The War & Treaty
Hiss Golden Messenger
Hannah Williams & The Affirmations
St Paul & The Broken Bones
How to access offer
- Login to your Bristol Beacon Account
- Add tickets to your basket
- 25% discount will apply at checkout
Information on how to collect your limited edition poster or postcard will be emailed to you after Mon 4 Jul.
*Subject to availability. While stocks last.
River Town Competition
River Town Competition
Win £600 worth of gig tickets
Enter our River Town competition for the chance to win tickets to every show that is part of the barn-storming line up this year.
- £600 worth of tickets to River Town 2022
- Entry to as many shows as you like for you and a friend*
- Limited edition letterpress-printed poster
Americana Folk Singer-songwriter Lady Nade has learnt that loss and grief isn’t something one can recover from alone and with her music and recipes she creates a communal experience that everyone can enter into on their own terms.
Soaring into 2022 with her Official Americana and Folk Charting third album ‘Willing’ which features AMAUK nominated Best Song ‘Ain’t One Thing’
Foreign Affairs is the musical collaboration of brothers Adam and Lawrence Purnell, who began writing together in their early teens before Adam relocated to Brussels to study guitar. The move did not halt their progress, with writing sessions over Skype maintaining their productivity and the long-distance partnership providing the inspiration for their name.
Getting to the venue
Location: Thekla is located in Bristol City Centre on a boat permanently moored in Bristol Harbour off Grove Street, 300m from the south end of Queens Square.
Address: The Grove, East Mud Dock, Bristol, BS1 4RB
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Public car parking is available directly outside of the venue at The Grove (91m).
Bristol Clean Air Zone
Thekla is inside the Bristol Clean Air Zone. View a map of the Zone and check if your vehicle will be charged.
Queen Square bus stop is 322m from the venue. The nearest train station is Bristol Temple Meads (966m).
Thekla does not have level or wheelchair access. There is a ramp to board the boat followed by 9 steps to the upper deck.
This venue does not have an accessible toilet.
Due to the nature of the venue, Thekla discourages assistance dogs during shows and other busy periods.
There is no induction loop facility at this venue.
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