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based near bristol shake the tree are a contemporary four

 piece band performing dynamic original material with passion and belief

paul mckeivor - guitar/vocals    phil dunster - lead guitar/bass
jon walford - drums/vocals  johnny francis - bass/guitar

listen to our first album "souvenir"



all items on this site copyright paul mckeivor

gig guide

April 4th 2020

Nailsea details to be announced

April 26th

The Cider Barn Draycott

May 23rd

Portishead details to be announced

July 4th

The Poacher Portishead

Details to follow

Aug 8th

Private party Bristol

Saturday September 12th

The Wookey Hole Club

you've already missed.......

The Hawthorns Hotel

Glastonbury BA69JJ

you've already missed.......

The Poacher Portishead
October 19th

Portishead Gin and Sausage festival Singing In The Rain

The Cider Barn Draycott
Nov 10th 7 - 8pm

Saturday August 18th
The Rodney Stoke
BS27 3XB

10th-11th August 2018

Go to for prices/times etc.

We are on Saturday 11th 6.45pm



A self promoted gig...

Saturday October 15th 8pm
The Beambridge Inn
Sampford Arundel
Wellington TA21 0HB


The Last Great Dreamers


Thursday Sept 1st 8pm

124, Bath Road Bristol BS43ED

Doors Open: 7.45pm Admission:£5 on the Door

Tickets: £4 + BF from Bristol Ticket Shop, Union Street,

Bristol Tel 0117 9299008

Appearing with


A hard hitting alternative glam, pop rock quartet based in Bristol who have just released our debut EP 'Tune In'. They create an 'in your face' pop sound which combines edgy guitars, hooky basslines and driving drums to deliver a sound that has been likened to The Cure meets Bowie's Ziggy Stardust with a bit of early Tubeway army thrown in.


Bristol indie poppers who pack quite a punch!

The Beambridge Inn
Sampford Arundel
Wellington TA21 0HB

Monday Sept 5th 8p

Supporting resident band "Vapor"

Free entry

SATURDAY 10th September

The Carny Villains

Wookey Hole Club 8pm
We will be playing in the bar from 8pm - 9pm
Entry is free
The Carny Villains will be playing upstairs after our set.
Tickets for The Carny Villains are £10
Please visit the festival website for more info

you've already missed.......

Friday July 22nd 2016 8pm.

The Shakespeare
1 Henry St, Bristol BS3 4UD

Sunday November 8th
around 3ish in the afternoon

December 4th 8pm
Entry Free!

The Totterdown Music Festival 2015

The Oxford Stage Sat June 13th around 2.15pm

Friday May 15th 8pm

Free entry


Market Yard, Frome, Somerset, BA11 1BE

01373 455420

The Doors Alive + Shake The Tree

FRIDAY JUNE 19th 8pm

Tickets £13



Lower Godney, Glastonbury, Somerset BA5 1RZ

Friday 08 May 2015

The Doors Alive + Shake The Tree

The Doors Alive is quite simply

THE most exciting, authentic, charismatic and (self proclaimed) sexually magnetic

tribute band to pay homage to 1960’s ...

Thursday April 23rd 8pm

Doors Open: 7.45pm Admission:£5 on the Door

Tickets: £4 + BF from Bristol Ticket Shop, Union Street,

Bristol Tel 0117 9299008


124, Bath Road Bristol BS43ED

Saturday July 12th
Club tent 4.30pm.

We are the alternative act to a weekend of some of the UK's best folk performances

Sunday 17th November

Around 6pm...ish

The Oxford, Totterdown

As part of the Front Room Arts Trail 15th - 17th November

Friday 18th October

9pm Entrance Free

Monday 4th November

The Poachers Pocket BA4 4PY

7pm Entrance Free

Saturday September 7th

Wookey Hole Music Festival

Wookey Hole Club, Wookey Hole,

In the bar 8-9pm


Got a couple of things waiting for confirmation...TBA soon

12 St Thomas St, Bristol, BS1 6JJ

Wednesday July 11th 7.30pm £7


Also appearing

Bright Street
Beartown Zodiac
Michael Vickers

£4 advanced  7.30pm

Saturday May 18th 7.30pm

Monday April 15th 8.30pm

33 St Stephen's St  Bristol, Avon BS1 1JX

0117 927 3221


12 St Thomas St, Bristol, BS1 6JJ

Wednesday February 6th 7.30pm £5




Dean Lane Bristol BS3 1DB

Private Party

December 15th

Tuesday Nov 13th 8.30pm

Also playing

Baku Dan
Team Morale

Tickets £4 advance

Friday Dec 2nd 8.30pm

Tickets £6

supporting Dan Michaelson & The Coastguard

Friday 11-11-11 8.30pm
The Spring Garden, Hotwell Road, Bristol BS8 4RP


Magdalene Street

Friday, 9th September 6pm - 10pm
Adults £3
Children £2

The Pilgrim Inn
21 23 Holywood Road, Brislington

Thursday 22nd September 8.30pm