Our Community

Make friends, make noise. We host a variety of events that let you perform live on the stage, or just rock out at a student concert!

The BRC Community

Bristol Rock Centre aim to bring a strong sense of community to students who learn with us, to bands who rehearse at our premises, and to the wider Bristol music scene. We believe that music is more fun when it is shared, students are more likely to stay committed and progress if they can study with others, and that networking and collaborating with other musicians is one of the best ways for a professional musician to grow their career.

BRC Students at The Thunderbolt

Our Events


The Apparitions at The Thunderbolt on a BRC gig!


Middle Age Rampage played their first gig! Supporting Taz Taylor at a BRC show.


Psychedrive at The Thunderbolt

Band Workshop

Our under 18's rock workshop at Yate International Academy

Band Workshop

The Adult band workshop at Yate International Academy

Rock Music Workshop

Live rock music workshop for all ages

Rock Music Workshop

Band Workshop at Yate International Academy

Band Workshop

Band Workshop at Yate International Academy

Band Workshop

Band Workshop at Yate International Academy

Our First Pomphrey Hill Gig

Young musicians take to the stage for the first time in front of friends and family

BRC Rock Choir

Our Rock Choir getting together for rehearsals

The Rock Choir Backing Band

BRC Rock Choir's student backing band

BRC Student Band 'Right Side Wreckage' first gig

Right Side Wreckage at BRC's Pomphrey Hill Gig

The New Manifesto @ The Thunderbolt

Beth Blade and The Beautiful Disasters @ The Thunderbolt

The Blues Universe

BRC Tutor and student band 'The Blues Universe' playing the Thunderbolt

Third Ace Band

Third Ace Band headlining Pomphrey Hill Pavillion band night

The New Manifesto

The New Manifesto @ BRC's Pomphrey Hill Pavilion band night


IDestroy playing a BRC band night at The Thunderbolt

Made In Bristol TV

Bristol Music Show TV crew and presenters with some BRC tutors! On our day of filming to be on the Made In Bristol TV channel.

What do our students say?

“I’d like to congratulate BRC on hosting a fantastic night of music and entertainment at the Thunderbolt, Bristol last night. The bands were awesome!!! Many proud parents, family and friends in the room. And very happy band members! You guyz inspire and encourage these kids. ROCK ON! X”

- Sue Webb

Live Performance

Bristol Rock Centre can provide opportunities for students who dream of performing in front of screaming fans… So far you may have only experienced your friends screaming for you to turn it down, but if you’re willing to pursue your vision we can help you! We have had fantastic success with a number of our bands writing their own music, performing live around the South West, and being featured on radio show. We have also built up a very good relationship with the Bristol venue ‘The Thunderbolt’ in Totterdown, where we put on BRC nights throughout the year. Growing BRC bands can make their debut performances here in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

BRG students performing live at Yate Rocks Festival

Get Up + Rock!

Those learning guitar, bass, drums or vocals can get involved in our loud & humourously chaotic ‘Get Up and Rock’ sessions, which allow students to develop their live performance skills and to try out playing in a band. We usually get around 30 musicians in these sessions, so there is plenty of opportunity to make new friends and start up bands.

The bands that we see growing will benefit from the BRC tutor’s help. We put on our own shows to help new performers get on stage and we love to see other students supporting each other at the gigs. We aim to get our bands on great line-ups with BRC tutor bands, touring acts or high-profile local bands.

You’re never too young to rock and roll!
Want to know more?

Ready to start some quality one-to-one lessons on your instrument, hire a room or get involved with our events? Get in touch with us on our Booking Page!

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