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The Makings are a Bristol-based outfit, with overtones as diverse as jazz and blues, but rooted in rock, funk and soul. They offer big, brash sounds that bring something different to the Bristol music scene and beyond.

Radio play

"This is a rare occasion we play an artist’s very first upload to us. It doesn't happen very often."

–James Threlfall

Venues & festivals


Cutting their teeth at venues such as The Golden Lion and Mr.Wolfs, The Makings quickly rose through the ranks, supporting Paul Gilbert at The Fleece and booked to headline Rough Trade just before lockdown.

Having performed at Farm Fest, Vann Fest and Small World Festival in their early beginnings, The Makings have since played Harlequin Fayre  and Ingle Fest in 2022. With the music scene opening up again fully post-pandemic, they're looking forward to the 2023 festival circuit once more.




"We care about working hard and creating something unique. We’re not afraid to make mistakes and get things wrong – it’s part of the experimentation that leads to something different, something people aren't necessarily used to, but it intrigues them, it makes them notice."


– Conor McParland
Guitarist, Vocalist and Lead Songwriter

To find out more or to book The Makings, get in touch:
+44 7912 999991 (Vee)

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