Lunchtime Performances

The Soundbite Performance Programme brings a diverse range of live music to communal areas of the hospital and wards. We have been working with young musicians from Live Music Now (LMN) and musicians from the Bath Folk Club (generously funded by the Joyce Fletcher Charitable Trust) and Bath Spa University, as well as other local musicians.

Using feedback from the live musical performances it is evident that staff, patients and visitors appreciate listening to live music and it has been noted that the music helps calm nerves and anxiety for patients having treatment or visitors waiting for a relative.

Up-and-Coming Performances

13:00-13:30 Atrium or Lansdown Foyer

13:45-15:30 Older Patients Wards (either Combe, Cheselden, Midford, Waterhouse or ACE)

Friday 10th May 2019: The Gaulois Brothers 

Based in and around Bath, Somerset, we are The Gaulois Brothers and we have been described as a swinging, jazz guitar party. With an almost reckless insistence on real, in the moment, improvisation we are no purists, but Django Reinhardt is definitely the inspiration.  The swinging rhythms and exciting sound of the Maccaferri guitars make for a great atmosphere evoking Gypsy campsites and Parisian cafés and nightspots.

Friday 7th June 2019: Chris Webb

Friday 19th July 2019: Marick Baxter and Tim Petherick 

Marick Baxter and Tim Petherick play flute and guitar and perform in bands together playing traditional music from Ireland, the middle east, West and Eastern Europe and Klezmir traditions. Both are prominent figures on the Bath music scene and have been performing for over 20 years. They have a deep musical rapport with a flair for creativity and improvisation that belies their passion for music.

Friday 16th August 2019: John Nicholas 

Friday 6th September 2019: Julia Turner        









If you are a musician interested in performing at the RUH or have any other questions please contact Musician in Residence, Frankie Simpkins –