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 23rd November 2018 – The Laurent String Duo

Rachael (violin) and Beatrice (cello) are two members of the Laurent Quartet, a vibrant group of musicians who met during their years of study at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Royal College of Music. They enjoy regularly performing in the London, Bath and Cardiff areas with their quartet, and as orchestral musicians with ensembles from the BBC National Orchestra of Wales to the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.







Friday 7th December 2018 – JuliaTurner

A jazz musician and keen storyteller Julia Turner is an inspiring and engaging performer. With finger picking guitar and velvet vocals Julia draws from a large repertoire of original songs and old but thrillingly fresh standards.













Friday 21st December 2018 Tim Petherick, Marick Baxter, plus our very own Frankie Simpkins

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.

For this special Christmas lunchtime performance, Art at the Heart Musician Frankie will be joining Tim and Marick to sing a selection of Christmas themed songs.


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