Gigs

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Artists A-G

Afternoon In Paris

  • Afternoon In Paris 2

    Saturday 12th August

    • Venue: The Hours Cafe and Bookshop
    • Time: 7:00pm
    • Info: Jazz favourites Afternoon in Paris return to The Hours with a sultry, smoky, exhilarating repertoire that melds all the very best of the Gypsy, Swing, Latin and Hot Club Jazz worlds. Theirs is a veritable musical feast of sizzling bass clarinet, stand-up bass and guitar that takes you on a journey through the jazz clubs of Paris and Hamburg and the cafes of Eastern Europe and Cuba on an evening in Brecon that promises to be a Fringe Saturday to remember.
    • www.facebook.com/afternooninparis

Alex Ghost

  • Alex Ghost

    Saturday 12th August

  • Alex Ghost

    Sunday 13th August


Alive & Kickin' Community Choir


Aphty Khea

  • aphty khea

    Saturday 12th August

    • Venue: Muse at Brecon
    • Time: 7:30pm
    • Info:  The Peacebloom explodes against the night sky and swirling clouds illuminate the aforementioned starship as her form glides down. As it hits the earth, pine trees violently shiver against a fiery wall of flame. Amongst the metallic rubble of the shuttle, cracked doors open, smoke billows out and a graceful humanoid calmly descends the platform of her ruined ship. Welcome Aphty Khea, starlet and star destroyer all in one.  
    • ww.facebook.com/AphtyKhea/

Bella Blue & Gareth Evans

  • bella c

    Saturday 12th August

    • Venue: The Hours Cafe and Bookshop
    • Time: 3:00pm
    • Info:   Sit back, unwind, browse the books, enjoy a long cool drink and bite to eat while you savour the gorgeous pared down Blues, Jazz, Ska and Soul of Bella & Gareth. Bella has one of the best new soul voices around and you've never seen anyone play Blues guitar like Gareth. This amazing duo are taking the music world by storm and here they are, just for you, for one afternoon only, in beautiful Brecon. Get here early – they usually pack the place to it's wonky green rafters.  

Ben Gothard

  • Ben Goddard

    Sunday 13th August

    • Venue: 21A
    • Time: 2:00pm
    • Info:  It's Ben Gothard from Running On Empty, playing solo.

Black Mountain Bluegrass

  • Bluegrass

    Friday 11th August

    • Venue: Pilgrims Tearooms, Cathedral Close
    • Time: 5:45pm
    • Info: Authentic Appalachian sounds by way of the Black Mountains on the banjo, mandolin, guitar and acoustic bass with close harmony singing. This is first generation bluegrass  with attention to both musical and historical detail: Black Mountain Bluegrass have played numerous festival gigs at folk and bluegrass events throughout South Wales.
  • Friday 11th August

    • Venue: Pilgrims Tearooms, Cathedral Close
    • Time: 5:45pm
    • Info: Authentic Appalachian sounds by way of the Black Mountains on the banjo, mandolin, guitar and acoustic bass with close harmony singing. This is first generation bluegrass  with attention to both musical and historical detail: Black Mountain Bluegrass have played numerous festival gigs at folk and bluegrass events throughout South Wales.

Black Mountain Bluegrass

  • Bluegrass

    Friday 11th August

    • Venue: Pilgrims Tearooms, Cathedral Close
    • Time: 5:45pm
    • Info: Authentic Appalachian sounds by way of the Black Mountains on the banjo, mandolin, guitar and acoustic bass with close harmony singing. This is first generation bluegrass  with attention to both musical and historical detail: Black Mountain Bluegrass have played numerous festival gigs at folk and bluegrass events throughout South Wales.
  • Friday 11th August

    • Venue: Pilgrims Tearooms, Cathedral Close
    • Time: 5:45pm
    • Info: Authentic Appalachian sounds by way of the Black Mountains on the banjo, mandolin, guitar and acoustic bass with close harmony singing. This is first generation bluegrass  with attention to both musical and historical detail: Black Mountain Bluegrass have played numerous festival gigs at folk and bluegrass events throughout South Wales.

Black Rat Effect

  • Black Rat Effect

    Saturday 12th August

    • Venue: The White Swan
    • Time: 9:00pm
    • Info: The Black Rat Effect are a fun-fueled covers band, brought together by the infamous Black Rat cider, with appearances at The Raglan Music Festival, Don't Tell The Bride and Beavan's Farm Cider Festival(Lambing Live) highlights of their time together.
    • www.facebook.com/theblackrateffect

Bob Evans Open Mic at Watton Church

  • Bob Evans

    Wednesday 30th November

    • Venue: Watton Church
    • Time: 3:00pm
    • Info:  Bob Evans - what can I say? Plays congas that people say are bongos, including me. Plays guitar, sings, he's the man. Wit, raconteur, left-handed, he's the 'go to' guy around here. Bob runs an open mic at Watton Church over the Fringe.

Bob Evans

  • Bob Evans Open Mic Blue Pic

    Saturday 12th August


Bob Evans open mic at Brecon Golf Club

  • Bob Evans

    Friday 11th August

    • Venue: Brecon Golf Club
    • Time: 8:00pm
    • Info: Bob Evans puts on an open mic at Brecon Golf Club - it's out in Llanfaes but worth the trip. If you get down there this Brecon Fringe Festival, ask him how many guitars he's got. He may even sing a song along those lines. A free drink and chips for every performer!

Brecon Frazz Parade 2017

  • Frazz Parade 2017

    Saturday 12th August

    • Venue: Pilgrims Tearooms, Cathedral Close
    • Time: 1:00pm
    • Info: The theme is Alys In Wonderland. There will be a parade as part of the Brecon Jazz and Fringe Weekend. It is a chance to dress up and celebrate and everyone is welcome to join in. The theme this year is Alys In Wonderland. Similar to the early years of the Brecon Jazz Festival, this year's parade is a collaboration between local community groups, venues and individuals, and is a chance for everyone to get involved. There are free workshops running up to the event. or you can prepare your own for a group, club or business you are part of. If you can't get to any of these simply show up wearing your brightest clothes to help fill the town with noise, colour and fun. This is definitely a case of 'the more the merrier' so spread the word! (STARTS AT BRECON CATHEDRAL MEET AT 1PM, STARTS AT 2PM AND ENDS AT THEATR BRYCHEINIOG). All welcome, under 12s must be accompanied by an adult. For more information call 07791 654779 or email brecon.frazz.parade@gmail.com.

Brief Encounter Duo

  • Brief Encounter 2017

    Friday 11th August

    • Venue: Plough Chapel
    • Time: 1:30pm
    • Info: Chris and Veronica Perrin play vintage jazz through to hits of the 1960s. With the occasional aid of a looper they play trumpet, clarinet, saxes, piano, melodica and percussion plus vocals They live in Northumberland but spent their 4th successful Winter season in Andalucia Spain. As well as freelancing with other bands, the duo are the front line of Cumberland Hot Shots, Lazy River Jazz Band and Northern Lights (Spain). Last year was their first visit to Brecon Fringe when they got some great reviews. They are very, very, happy to be here again! Find Us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/briefencounterduo                                                                                                                                                                 FRINGE WRITE-UP:   Brief Encounter Duo Oooh, bored suburban housewifes and stern doctors smooching on railway stations in black and white, with smoke machines agogo. Well no, that’s Celia Johnson and Trevor Howard and Brecon train station shut down in 1964. Drat you, Mr Beeching. This particular Brief Encounter is duo Chris and Veronica Perrin, with trumpet, clarinet, saxes, piano, melodica and percussion agogo. It’s jazz with the aid of some new fangled digital looping. Huzzah for the 21st century! Brief Encounter Duo perform at The Plough Chapel on Fringe Friday and the RAFA Club and Ardent Gallery on Fringe Saturday.  
  • Brief Encounter 2017

    Saturday 12th August

    • Venue: RAFA Club
    • Time: 4:00pm
    • Info: Chris and Veronica Perrin play vintage jazz through to hits of the 1960s. With the occasional aid of a looper they play trumpet, clarinet, saxes, piano, melodica and percussion plus vocals They live in Northumberland but spent their 4th successful Winter season in Andalucia Spain. As well as freelancing with other bands, the duo are the front line of Cumberland Hot Shots, Lazy River Jazz Band and Northern Lights (Spain). Last year was their first visit to Brecon Fringe when they got some great reviews. They are very, very, happy to be here again! Find Us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/briefencounterduo                                                                                                                                                                 FRINGE WRITE-UP:   Brief Encounter Duo Oooh, bored suburban housewifes and stern doctors smooching on railway stations in black and white, with smoke machines agogo. Well no, that’s Celia Johnson and Trevor Howard and Brecon train station shut down in 1964. Drat you, Mr Beeching. This particular Brief Encounter is duo Chris and Veronica Perrin, with trumpet, clarinet, saxes, piano, melodica and percussion agogo. It’s jazz with the aid of some new fangled digital looping. Huzzah for the 21st century! Brief Encounter Duo perform at The Plough Chapel on Fringe Friday and the RAFA Club and Ardent Gallery on Fringe Saturday.  
  • Brief Encounter 2017

    Saturday 12th August

    • Venue: Ardent Gallery
    • Time: 7:00pm
    • Info: Chris and Veronica Perrin play vintage jazz through to hits of the 1960s. With the occasional aid of a looper they play trumpet, clarinet, saxes, piano, melodica and percussion plus vocals They live in Northumberland but spent their 4th successful Winter season in Andalucia Spain. As well as freelancing with other bands, the duo are the front line of Cumberland Hot Shots, Lazy River Jazz Band and Northern Lights (Spain). Last year was their first visit to Brecon Fringe when they got some great reviews. They are very, very, happy to be here again! Find Us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/briefencounterduo                                                                                                                                                                 FRINGE WRITE-UP:   Brief Encounter Duo Oooh, bored suburban housewifes and stern doctors smooching on railway stations in black and white, with smoke machines agogo. Well no, that’s Celia Johnson and Trevor Howard and Brecon train station shut down in 1964. Drat you, Mr Beeching. This particular Brief Encounter is duo Chris and Veronica Perrin, with trumpet, clarinet, saxes, piano, melodica and percussion agogo. It’s jazz with the aid of some new fangled digital looping. Huzzah for the 21st century! Brief Encounter Duo perform at The Plough Chapel on Fringe Friday and the RAFA Club and Ardent Gallery on Fringe Saturday.  

Broadway Irregulars


Catch 22

  • Catch 22 Band Logo

    Sunday 13th August

    • Venue: The Gremlin
    • Time: 4:00pm
    • Info: Catch22 are an experienced four-piece band based in Mid Wales. They say: "We play some of the best tracks released over the past few decades, from the 60′s right up to whatever is popular this year. We cover tracks from bands like The Kinks, Free, Thin Lizzy and Soft Cell to contemporary artists such as Jessie J, Kings Of Leon, Lilly Allen, Muse, Bruno Mars and Snow Patrol. We also throw in a few gentler songs by artists such as Adele, Tracy Chapman, the Dixie Chicks and Bob Dylan."

Chris Hudman

  • Chris Hudman

    Sunday 13th August

    • Venue: Brecon Tap
    • Time: 12:00pm
    • Info:  Chris Hudman has been playing folk music in one form or another for the last 40 years. During this time he has performed with a variety of different bands and also as a solo artist. Originally from Caerphilly, he lived until 2014 in Brecon where he was half of the duo Brodyr with his lifelong friend Jeff Alderman.
    • www.facebook.com/stophiles.rarething

Chris Summerill

  • chris summerill 2017

    Thursday 10th August

    • Venue: Castle Hotel
    • Time: 8:00pm
    • Info: To truly appreciate the repertoire of Chris Summerill he must be seen live, there are no two ways about it. Chris provides one of the highest energy shows today and whether it's a 15 minute acoustic support slot or a three-hour-flat-out-full-band-electric-extravaganza you will definitely feel like you have witnessed something special. These shows can be incredibly diverse too, not a man to be limited by genre, Chris has been known to play rock, pop, soul, folk, jazz and just about anything else and still somehow blend it coherently into a set. As a testimony to his stagecraft Chris has shared the stage with artist such as Bad Manners, The Racing Cars, Dr Feelgood, The Automatic, Killing For Company and Mike Peters.
    • www.chrissummerill.com/index.htm
  • chris summerill 2017

    Sunday 13th August

    • Venue: Muse at Brecon
    • Time: 7:00pm
    • Info: To truly appreciate the repertoire of Chris Summerill he must be seen live, there are no two ways about it. Chris provides one of the highest energy shows today and whether it's a 15 minute acoustic support slot or a three-hour-flat-out-full-band-electric-extravaganza you will definitely feel like you have witnessed something special. These shows can be incredibly diverse too, not a man to be limited by genre, Chris has been known to play rock, pop, soul, folk, jazz and just about anything else and still somehow blend it coherently into a set. As a testimony to his stagecraft Chris has shared the stage with artist such as Bad Manners, The Racing Cars, Dr Feelgood, The Automatic, Killing For Company and Mike Peters.
    • www.chrissummerill.com/index.htm

Copyright

  • Copyright 2

    Thursday 10th August

    • Venue: The Boars Head
    • Time: 8:30pm
    • Info: Covers band. Playing a wide variety of numbers. First time at the Fringe.

Crawl Back


Cripplecreek

  • Cripplecreek

    Saturday 12th August

    • Venue: Brecon Workmens Social Club
    • Time: 5:00pm
    • Info: Hey, hey, Cripple Creek ferry, Butting through the overhanging trees. Oh so sang Neil Young. Cripplecreek are a collective full of music and mischief from Aberdare.

Darren Baker

  • Darren Baker

    Sunday 13th August

    • Venue: Ardent Gallery
    • Time: 3:30pm
    • Info: A young, talented up-and-coming solo singer and guitarist

Darren Graceland Jones


Decibelles

  • acapella

    Friday 11th August

    • Venue: The Hours Cafe and Bookshop
    • Time: 7:00pm
    • Info:   Back due to popular demand after last year's stunning Fringe debut are Decibelles. A passionate and innovative a cappella ladies singing group based in the Hay-on-Wye area, the group was started by Fiona Evans (MD of the Hay-on-Wye community choir) who spent most of her career working as a professional singer with groups such as The Sixteen, travelling the world over. Decibelles bring us lashings of Blues, Boogie Woogie and Jazz guaranteed to gladden the heart, get your foot tapping and raise a smile for the perfect Fringe weekend opener.  

Dewdropper

  • Dewdropper

    Sunday 13th August

    • Venue: The White Swan
    • Time: 2:30pm
    • Info: Dewdropper is a traditional/contemporary folk band based in the Cardiff area.

Disco at The Siddons

  • DJ Jez

    Friday 11th August


Karaoke and DJ Wayne Hardrive


DJ Ennio Maccaroni

  • Ennio Maccaroni

    Saturday 12th August

    • Venue: Muse at Brecon
    • Time: 11:30pm
    • Info: Calypso DnB Mash Ups n Ska - Producer, collector and remixer of reggae, calypso, ska, jungle, dub, dancehall and assorted Caribbean and tropical and bass flavours. DJing at festivals and events across the UK and in to Europe, often playing vintage reggae vinyl sets and/or jungle-remix and with a preponderance of personal re-rubs .
    • www.mixcloud.com/enniomaccaroni/

DJ Neilly'B

  • Neily B 2106

    Thursday 10th August

    • Venue: Muse at Brecon
    • Time: 10:00pm
    • Info: Electro Swing set. Resident at Lavish Lounge , Latitude Festival , Mallyfest and The Muse. (THURSDAY).  Freeplay Mash Up (FRIDAY). Soul/ Funk/ Breaks n Bass set (SATURDAY). Fringe Finishing Party (SUNDAY).    
  • Neily B 2106

    Friday 11th August

    • Venue: Muse at Brecon
    • Time: 11:30pm
    • Info: Electro Swing set. Resident at Lavish Lounge , Latitude Festival , Mallyfest and The Muse. (THURSDAY).  Freeplay Mash Up (FRIDAY). Soul/ Funk/ Breaks n Bass set (SATURDAY). Fringe Finishing Party (SUNDAY).    
  • Neily B 2106

    Saturday 12th August

    • Venue: Muse at Brecon
    • Time: 10:30pm
    • Info: Electro Swing set. Resident at Lavish Lounge , Latitude Festival , Mallyfest and The Muse. (THURSDAY).  Freeplay Mash Up (FRIDAY). Soul/ Funk/ Breaks n Bass set (SATURDAY). Fringe Finishing Party (SUNDAY).    
  • Neily B 2106

    Sunday 13th August

    • Venue: Muse at Brecon
    • Time: 9:30pm
    • Info: Electro Swing set. Resident at Lavish Lounge , Latitude Festival , Mallyfest and The Muse. (THURSDAY).  Freeplay Mash Up (FRIDAY). Soul/ Funk/ Breaks n Bass set (SATURDAY). Fringe Finishing Party (SUNDAY).    

DJ Vandal

  • Chart Hits

    Thursday 10th August

    • Venue: Muse at Brecon
    • Time: 11:30pm
    • Info: Resident at Butty’s Booty Shake.
  • Chart Hits

    Sunday 13th August

    • Venue: Muse at Brecon
    • Time: 9:30pm
    • Info: Resident at Butty’s Booty Shake.

Dolly Mavies

  • dolly mavies 2

    Sunday 13th August

    • Venue: Castle Hotel
    • Time: 1:00pm
    • Info:  Dolly Mavies is a Singer/Songwriter based between Oxford and London; with Welsh roots and soulful sounds, Dolly's music captivates, with haunting vocals and ambient tones. Her combination of folk, soul and acoustic guitar create an emotive and poetic soundscape channelling life, love and loss. Dolly Mavies has been likened to artists such as: Florence and the Machine, London Grammar and Daughter.
    • www.dollymavies.com
  • dolly mavies 2

    Sunday 13th August

    • Venue: Brecon Tap
    • Time: 3:00pm
    • Info:  Dolly Mavies is a Singer/Songwriter based between Oxford and London; with Welsh roots and soulful sounds, Dolly's music captivates, with haunting vocals and ambient tones. Her combination of folk, soul and acoustic guitar create an emotive and poetic soundscape channelling life, love and loss. Dolly Mavies has been likened to artists such as: Florence and the Machine, London Grammar and Daughter.
    • www.dollymavies.com

Donnie Joes American Swing

  • Donnie Joe 2017

    Sunday 13th August

    • Venue: George Hotel Wetherspoons
    • Time: 1:00pm
    • Info: Donnie Joe’s American Swing brings together the best of infectious rhythms,witty tunes and poignant songs from the 1930s, 40s and 50s. This lively 6 Piece band features Huelwen Thomas on jazz fiddle, Tamasin Reardon on alto sax, Gareth Hall on piano, Ashley-John Long on double bass and Greg Evans on drums. His repertoire features a selection of carefully arranged swing and jive standards associated with such greats as Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Louis Prima, Louis Jordan, Dizzy Gillespie, Mel Torme, Louis Armstrong, Dave Frishberg and John Pizzarelli. Fun and entertainment play a large part in the musical philosophy of the ex-pat American guitarist, singer and double bassist, now resident in South Wales, so don’t expect to go away with a frown on your face.  
  • Donnie Joe 2017

    Sunday 13th August

    • Venue: Brecon Rugby Club
    • Time: 9:00pm
    • Info: Donnie Joe’s American Swing brings together the best of infectious rhythms,witty tunes and poignant songs from the 1930s, 40s and 50s. This lively 6 Piece band features Huelwen Thomas on jazz fiddle, Tamasin Reardon on alto sax, Gareth Hall on piano, Ashley-John Long on double bass and Greg Evans on drums. His repertoire features a selection of carefully arranged swing and jive standards associated with such greats as Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Louis Prima, Louis Jordan, Dizzy Gillespie, Mel Torme, Louis Armstrong, Dave Frishberg and John Pizzarelli. Fun and entertainment play a large part in the musical philosophy of the ex-pat American guitarist, singer and double bassist, now resident in South Wales, so don’t expect to go away with a frown on your face.  

Dr G's Big Band


Dream Team

  • Dream Team

    Friday 11th August

    • Venue: The Gremlin
    • Time: 6:30pm
    • Info:  All the way from Durban in South Africa, Dream Team are a Zulu hip hop outfit. They play The Gremlin with a four piece band in advance of their show at Theatr Brycheiniog on Saturday August 12 at 8.30pm. (The theatre show is ticketted £15)                                                                         FRINGE WRITE-UP: Dream Team - Here at Fringe HQ, we often wonder if the musical genre spread is wide enough. And we always decide that we could do with a bit of hip hop. A bit of rap. Well, it’s probably the world’s most popular genre. So, all the way from Durban in South Africa and KwaZulu Netal, we welcome Dream Team. They do a warm-up, taster appearance at The Gremlin on Fringe Friday night and a full show at Theatr Brycheiniog on Fringe Saturday night at 8.30pm. It’s fresh. (It’s £15 at the theatre).
  • Dream Team

    Saturday 12th August

    • Venue: Theatr Brycheiniog
    • Time: 8:00pm
    • Info:  All the way from Durban in South Africa, Dream Team are a Zulu hip hop outfit. They play The Gremlin with a four piece band in advance of their show at Theatr Brycheiniog on Saturday August 12 at 8.30pm. (The theatre show is ticketted £15)                                                                         FRINGE WRITE-UP: Dream Team - Here at Fringe HQ, we often wonder if the musical genre spread is wide enough. And we always decide that we could do with a bit of hip hop. A bit of rap. Well, it’s probably the world’s most popular genre. So, all the way from Durban in South Africa and KwaZulu Netal, we welcome Dream Team. They do a warm-up, taster appearance at The Gremlin on Fringe Friday night and a full show at Theatr Brycheiniog on Fringe Saturday night at 8.30pm. It’s fresh. (It’s £15 at the theatre).

Fingertrap

  • Fingertrap

    Saturday 12th August

    • Venue: Clarence Inn
    • Time: 5:00pm
    • Info: This is Fingertrap's third visit to Brecon Fringe. They're young and play ska-influenced tunes. They say: "Fun, quirky with enormous stage presence. Great live performers with excellent crowd interaction. Expect to be off your seats busting moves and throwing shapes to songs such as 'Until We Get There' and 'Return If Found'. Witness one of the best new bands to emerge from Wales." Little Miss Showoff.

Fonz And The Poet

  • Fonz and the Poet

    Sunday 13th August

    • Venue: Markets Tavern
    • Time: 7:00pm
    • Info: They say: "We are Fonz and the Poet, an exciting and entertaining four-piece band from South Wales, we have an extensive back catalogue which will guarantee to get you up and dancing. "Fonz and the Poet are designed to bring the life to the party, be it a wedding, party, occasion, or just a plain old Sunday night in a club!"    

Freyja Duggan & Co

  • Freyja

    Saturday 12th August

    • Venue: Brecon Tap
    • Time: 4:00pm
    • Info:  Freyja Duggan & Co

Gwyn and Kate

  • Gwyn and Kate

    Saturday 12th August

  • Gwyn and Kate

    Saturday 12th August



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