Gigs

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Artists A-G

Afternoon In Paris

  • Afternoon In Paris 2

    Saturday 11th August

    • Venue: The Hours Cafe and Bookshop
    • Time: 7:00pm
    • Info: The Hours say: 'They were the talk of the town last year and for good reason. One of the hottest jazz ensembles around return to The Hours with a sultry, smoky and exhilarating repetoire that melds all the very best of the Gypsy, Swing, Latin and Hot Club Jazz worlds. Yes, a feast of Jazz, Swing, Jump & Jive with maybe just a smidgen of Rock & Roll to truly make your Fringe Saturday night sss...simmer. Don’t miss it!'
    • www.facebook.com/afternooninparis

Alive & Kickin' Community Choir

  • alive 2018

    Saturday 11th August

    • Venue: St Mary's Church
    • Time: 4:15pm
    • Info: Founded in 2013 by singer songwriter Tanya Walker, the Alive & Kickin’ Community Choir Brecon is a choir for people of all backgrounds and singing abilities. Thanks to Tanya’s enthusiasm and boundless energy, what started with only a handful of members has now grown to a well-established and popular choir performing at many events in Brecon and beyond. The choir’s repertoire includes world music as well as contemporary, jazz, folk and classical songs. ​ They rehearse Monday evenings at The Muse, Glamorgan Street, Brecon. 7-9pm. Everyone welcome! Find out more on aliveandkickinchoir.co.uk
    • www.facebook.com/AliveAndKickinCommunityChoir

Andrew Bazeley

  • Andrew Bazerley

    Saturday 11th August

    • Venue: Castle Hotel
    • Time: 1:30pm
    • Info:  Andrew Bazeley and his skill at conveying the sound and the spirit of the old acoustic blues have drawn gasps of admiration wherever he plays: whether it’s the Son House/Charley Patton slide style (played on an authentic 1929 National) or the melodic fingerpicking style of players like Willie McTell and Robert Johnson (on his 1918 Gibson). But his range is broader: the hokum songs from Bill Broonzy and Memphis Jug Band can be heard alongside the likes of Hoagy Carmichael and even the soul classics of Marvin Gaye and Smokey Robinson. He’ s even been known to include The Who and some reggae in his set! http://www.andrewbazeley.com/gigs.html
    • www.andrewbazeley.com/gigs.html
  • Andrew Bazerley

    Saturday 11th August

    • Venue: Brecon Tap
    • Time: 3:00pm
    • Info:  Andrew Bazeley and his skill at conveying the sound and the spirit of the old acoustic blues have drawn gasps of admiration wherever he plays: whether it’s the Son House/Charley Patton slide style (played on an authentic 1929 National) or the melodic fingerpicking style of players like Willie McTell and Robert Johnson (on his 1918 Gibson). But his range is broader: the hokum songs from Bill Broonzy and Memphis Jug Band can be heard alongside the likes of Hoagy Carmichael and even the soul classics of Marvin Gaye and Smokey Robinson. He’ s even been known to include The Who and some reggae in his set! http://www.andrewbazeley.com/gigs.html
    • www.andrewbazeley.com/gigs.html

Artist Karin Mear

  • Karin cage

    Thursday 9th August

    • Venue: The Muse
    • Time: 12:00pm
    • Info: Artist Karin Mear will be exhibiting a selection of her artwork over the weekend. Karin has a space at the Vaults Artist Studios in Brecon and her recent paintings are based on her love of birds, memories and observations on life. See her work at The Muse, Glamorgan Street, Brecon LD3 7DW www.karinmear.com   ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------  Bydd arlunydd Karin Mear yn arddangos ei chelf dros y penwythnos. Mae Karin yn gweithio mewn stiwdio yn y 'Vaults Artist Studios' yn Aberhonddu a mae'i arluniaeth hi'n seiliedig ar adair, atgofion a sylwadau ar fywyd. Gwelwch celf Karin Mear yn y Muse, Stryd Glamorgan, Aberhonddu LD3 7DW
  • Karin cage

    Friday 10th August

    • Venue: The Muse
    • Time: 12:00pm
    • Info: Artist Karin Mear will be exhibiting a selection of her artwork over the weekend. Karin has a space at the Vaults Artist Studios in Brecon and her recent paintings are based on her love of birds, memories and observations on life. See her work at The Muse, Glamorgan Street, Brecon LD3 7DW www.karinmear.com   ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------  Bydd arlunydd Karin Mear yn arddangos ei chelf dros y penwythnos. Mae Karin yn gweithio mewn stiwdio yn y 'Vaults Artist Studios' yn Aberhonddu a mae'i arluniaeth hi'n seiliedig ar adair, atgofion a sylwadau ar fywyd. Gwelwch celf Karin Mear yn y Muse, Stryd Glamorgan, Aberhonddu LD3 7DW
  • Karin cage

    Saturday 11th August

    • Venue: The Muse
    • Time: 12:00pm
    • Info: Artist Karin Mear will be exhibiting a selection of her artwork over the weekend. Karin has a space at the Vaults Artist Studios in Brecon and her recent paintings are based on her love of birds, memories and observations on life. See her work at The Muse, Glamorgan Street, Brecon LD3 7DW www.karinmear.com   ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------  Bydd arlunydd Karin Mear yn arddangos ei chelf dros y penwythnos. Mae Karin yn gweithio mewn stiwdio yn y 'Vaults Artist Studios' yn Aberhonddu a mae'i arluniaeth hi'n seiliedig ar adair, atgofion a sylwadau ar fywyd. Gwelwch celf Karin Mear yn y Muse, Stryd Glamorgan, Aberhonddu LD3 7DW
  • Karin cage

    Sunday 12th August

    • Venue: The Muse
    • Time: 12:00pm
    • Info: Artist Karin Mear will be exhibiting a selection of her artwork over the weekend. Karin has a space at the Vaults Artist Studios in Brecon and her recent paintings are based on her love of birds, memories and observations on life. See her work at The Muse, Glamorgan Street, Brecon LD3 7DW www.karinmear.com   ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------  Bydd arlunydd Karin Mear yn arddangos ei chelf dros y penwythnos. Mae Karin yn gweithio mewn stiwdio yn y 'Vaults Artist Studios' yn Aberhonddu a mae'i arluniaeth hi'n seiliedig ar adair, atgofion a sylwadau ar fywyd. Gwelwch celf Karin Mear yn y Muse, Stryd Glamorgan, Aberhonddu LD3 7DW

Baraka

  • baraka 2

    Saturday 11th August

    • Venue: The Muse
    • Time: 10:00pm
    • Info: Baraka is a unique combination of musicians from Ghana, Senegal, Trinidad, Dominica and Ireland. Each musician contributes his individual sound and style - Reggae featuring Harmnica and Djembe, Township with a Calypso bassline, Hilife with Blues Harmonica, Soca with Balafon and Flute. Baraka features musical collaborations that you are unlikely to hear with any other band. and is one of the few bands featuring African and Caribbean musicians working together. Baraka is edgy, experimental and innovative without losing sight of the fact that entertainment is the key. The result is a heady mix of global beats, intricate rhythms and soaring melodies. Baraka is fronted by Ben Baddoo, Master Drummer and Choreographer from Ghana, on Percussion and Balafon, delivering a potent combination of driving rhythms and subtle vocals. Ben has previously feature with Peter Gabriel, Temple Of Sound, Vangellis and many others. Chris Cobbson, also from Ghana, adds his unique brand of African and Jazz guitar. Chris also plays with Courtney Pine’s House of legends and Osibisa. Royston Gage from the Commonwealth of Dominica brings in the Caribbean influence on bass. Tony Bailey from Trinidad on drums delivers the rhythmic heartbeat, and Brendan Whitmore adds the finishing touches with some explosive Saxophone, Flute and Harmonica. Baraka website is www.barakamusic.co.uk

Barry and the Mumblers

  • barry and the mumblers 2018 a

    Friday 10th August

    • Venue: The Gremlin
    • Time: 9:00pm
    • Info: They say: Barry and the Mumblers are a feel good band, playing something for everyone. With a rock undertone, we will remind you of hits from the 50s to modern day!

Bella

  • 0 Bella at Llandeilo

    Sunday 12th August

    • Venue: Castle Hotel
    • Time: 2:00pm
    • Info:  Bella Collins has been active on the Welsh music scene since the age of 14, cutting her teeth amongst Wales finest blues musicians. Now at 23, début album ‘Late & Blue’ was well received, with particular attention from BBC Radio 2 Blues Show. Bella possesses a unique vocal style, incorporating a crossover of genres; blues and jazz to folk. Earning recognition & praise on both British and American soil following a performance at The Bitter End, New York. Bella draws influence from the likes of Sister Rossetta Tharpe & Pearl Bailey, to Crosby Stills & Nash and John Martyn. With a second album and feature EP on the way the band will be performing previously unreleased new music.

Bella Blue

  • 0 Bella at Llandeilo

    Saturday 11th August

    • Venue: The Hours Cafe and Bookshop
    • Time: 3:00pm
    • Info: The Hours say: 'Sit back, unwind, browse the books, enjoy a cool drink and bite to eat while you savour the beautiful pared down Blues, Jazz, Ska and Soul of Bella Collins. Bella has one of the smoothest, smokiest soul voices around and she’s here for the first time in a solo spot...one girl and her blues guitar. Here, just for you, in beautiful Brecon. Catch her while you can.'

Ben Creighton Griffiths


Big Mac's Wholly Soul Band

  • Big Mac's Wholly Soul Band

    Friday 10th August

    • Venue: Clarence Inn
    • Time: 9:00pm
    • Info: Big Mac's Wholly Soul Band are a South Wales based 10 piece outfit specialising in a wide spectrum of mainly 60's Soul which encompasses everything from James Brown, Jackie Wilson, Sam and Dave, Little Richard, Sam Cooke, Wilson Pickett, Ray Charles, Gary U.S. Bonds to Marvin Gaye, The Four Tops, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations and The Isley Brothers.. Together for 23 years they have played Cairo, Tenerife, Dublin, Germany and venues as diverse as The Marquee Club and The Cafe Royal. They've shared the bill with Van Morrison, Edwin Starr, Jools Holland, Jimmy James and The Vagabonds, Squeeze, The Saw Doctors and many more. A dynamic and exciting live act that pulls no punches and guarantees a full dance floor at any venue. Check them out here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAOA4cBMq94

Black Aurora

  • Black Aurora

    Thursday 9th August

    • Venue: The Boars Head
    • Time: 8:00pm
    • Info: Black Aurora are a South Wales based acoustic duo featuring vocalist Rebecca Citric and guitarist Lee Owen.
  • Black Aurora

    Sunday 12th August

    • Venue: The Boars Head
    • Time: 1:00pm
    • Info: Black Aurora are a South Wales based acoustic duo featuring vocalist Rebecca Citric and guitarist Lee Owen.

Blurred Lines

  • Brecon Fringe Book

    Friday 10th August

    • Venue: The Gremlin
    • Time: 6:30pm
    • Info:  Blurred Lines - awaiting details

Bob Evans, Ellen James and Stuart Hogg

  • bob ellen john

    Saturday 11th August

    • Venue: Northcote Con Club
    • Time: 1:00pm
    • Info: An eclectic collection of three singer songwriters - Bob Evans, Ellen James and Stuart Hogg

Bob Gallie

  • Bob Gallie

    Saturday 11th August

    • Venue: RAFA Club
    • Time: 1:00pm
    • Info: Bob Gallie is a big Fringe fan and more power to his elbow. He's often seen posing for pics over the Fringe with Angus Kings and that dodgy bloke out of Greed The Rock Opera. Blurb says this: Ex-frontman for Brian Tatler from Diamond Head, Bob Gallie sings from the soul, going back to his roots playing acoustic songs with broken melodies and diverse lyrics...searching for a better world. Maybe, just maybe...there may be some sense hidden somewhere in the light.....shaded in the dark...just search...
    • www.reverbnation.com/bobgallie
  • Bob Gallie

    Saturday 11th August

    • Venue: The Muse
    • Time: 6:15pm
    • Info: Bob Gallie is a big Fringe fan and more power to his elbow. He's often seen posing for pics over the Fringe with Angus Kings and that dodgy bloke out of Greed The Rock Opera. Blurb says this: Ex-frontman for Brian Tatler from Diamond Head, Bob Gallie sings from the soul, going back to his roots playing acoustic songs with broken melodies and diverse lyrics...searching for a better world. Maybe, just maybe...there may be some sense hidden somewhere in the light.....shaded in the dark...just search...
    • www.reverbnation.com/bobgallie
  • Bob Gallie

    Sunday 12th August

    • Venue: Ardent Gallery
    • Time: 12:00pm
    • Info: Bob Gallie is a big Fringe fan and more power to his elbow. He's often seen posing for pics over the Fringe with Angus Kings and that dodgy bloke out of Greed The Rock Opera. Blurb says this: Ex-frontman for Brian Tatler from Diamond Head, Bob Gallie sings from the soul, going back to his roots playing acoustic songs with broken melodies and diverse lyrics...searching for a better world. Maybe, just maybe...there may be some sense hidden somewhere in the light.....shaded in the dark...just search...
    • www.reverbnation.com/bobgallie
  • Bob Gallie

    Sunday 12th August

    • Venue: RAFA Club
    • Time: 2:00pm
    • Info: Bob Gallie is a big Fringe fan and more power to his elbow. He's often seen posing for pics over the Fringe with Angus Kings and that dodgy bloke out of Greed The Rock Opera. Blurb says this: Ex-frontman for Brian Tatler from Diamond Head, Bob Gallie sings from the soul, going back to his roots playing acoustic songs with broken melodies and diverse lyrics...searching for a better world. Maybe, just maybe...there may be some sense hidden somewhere in the light.....shaded in the dark...just search...
    • www.reverbnation.com/bobgallie

Brecon Farmers Market

  • Brecon Farmers Market

    Saturday 11th August

    • Venue: Brecon Market Hall
    • Time: 9:30am
    • Info: Brecon Farmers Market - get some fresh food for the weekend and listen to live music.

Brecon Folk & More Club

  • Acoustic Guitar

    Saturday 11th August

    • Venue: The Muse
    • Time: 12:00pm
    • Info: Brecon Folk and More Club brings a taste of their successful local night to the Fringe. Brecon Folk and More Club from 12 until 5pm.

Bridge Kings

  • Bridge Kings

    Saturday 11th August

    • Venue: The Muse
    • Time: 7:30pm
    • Info: Bridge Kings is a Blues & Folk singer songwriter accompanied by his 6-piece band based in Cardiff. With the influence of Stevie Ray Vaughan, Joe Bonamassa, John Mayer, Seasick Steve and many more, Bridge kings deliver a hard hitting southern rock sound. Llewelyn - Lead Vox + Guitar Kyle Kemble - Lead Guitar/Lap Steel Robert Whittaker- Rhythm Guitar/Slide Rhys - Rhythm Guitar Sam Woodford - Keys Chris - Bass Guitar Sion - Drums

Brief Encounter Duo

  • Brief Encounter 2017

    Friday 10th August

    • Venue: St Mary's Church
    • Time: 12:15pm
    • Info:   Multi-instrumentalists Chris and Veronica Perrin play from vintage jazz to 1960s pop hits. Using a looper enables them to perform on trumpet, clarinet, sax, piano, melodica, percussion and vocals They live in Northumberland but have spent several successful Winter seasons in Andalucia, Spain. As well as freelancing with other bands the duo are in the front line of Cumberland Hot Shots, Lazy River Jazz Band and Northern Lights (Spain). This is the duo’s 3rd visit to Brecon Jazz Fringe and they can’t wait!  
  • Brief Encounter 2017

    Saturday 11th August

    • Venue: Plough Chapel
    • Time: 12:00pm
    • Info:   Multi-instrumentalists Chris and Veronica Perrin play from vintage jazz to 1960s pop hits. Using a looper enables them to perform on trumpet, clarinet, sax, piano, melodica, percussion and vocals They live in Northumberland but have spent several successful Winter seasons in Andalucia, Spain. As well as freelancing with other bands the duo are in the front line of Cumberland Hot Shots, Lazy River Jazz Band and Northern Lights (Spain). This is the duo’s 3rd visit to Brecon Jazz Fringe and they can’t wait!  
  • Brief Encounter 2017

    Saturday 11th August

    • Venue: RAFA Club
    • Time: 3:30pm
    • Info:   Multi-instrumentalists Chris and Veronica Perrin play from vintage jazz to 1960s pop hits. Using a looper enables them to perform on trumpet, clarinet, sax, piano, melodica, percussion and vocals They live in Northumberland but have spent several successful Winter seasons in Andalucia, Spain. As well as freelancing with other bands the duo are in the front line of Cumberland Hot Shots, Lazy River Jazz Band and Northern Lights (Spain). This is the duo’s 3rd visit to Brecon Jazz Fringe and they can’t wait!  
  • Brief Encounter 2017

    Sunday 12th August

    • Venue: RAFA Club
    • Time: 12:30pm
    • Info:   Multi-instrumentalists Chris and Veronica Perrin play from vintage jazz to 1960s pop hits. Using a looper enables them to perform on trumpet, clarinet, sax, piano, melodica, percussion and vocals They live in Northumberland but have spent several successful Winter seasons in Andalucia, Spain. As well as freelancing with other bands the duo are in the front line of Cumberland Hot Shots, Lazy River Jazz Band and Northern Lights (Spain). This is the duo’s 3rd visit to Brecon Jazz Fringe and they can’t wait!  
  • Brief Encounter 2017

    Sunday 12th August

    • Venue: Pilgrims Tearooms, Cathedral Close
    • Time: 3:45pm
    • Info:   Multi-instrumentalists Chris and Veronica Perrin play from vintage jazz to 1960s pop hits. Using a looper enables them to perform on trumpet, clarinet, sax, piano, melodica, percussion and vocals They live in Northumberland but have spent several successful Winter seasons in Andalucia, Spain. As well as freelancing with other bands the duo are in the front line of Cumberland Hot Shots, Lazy River Jazz Band and Northern Lights (Spain). This is the duo’s 3rd visit to Brecon Jazz Fringe and they can’t wait!  

Broken Rib

  • Broken Rib

    Saturday 11th August

    • Venue: The Usk Inn Talybont
    • Time: 2:00pm
    • Info: This is what they say: 'From the ashes of Cilla Chinchilla rose the phenomenon that is Broken Rib. Channeling the pain of a collective mid-life crisis, this decrepit 3-piece have reworked some of rock's classic songs into a set that can best be described as unforgettable. Revered and re-varnished, this power trio will leave you begging for more gin. Don't be the ones who weren't there when Broken Rib changed everything...for ever!'

Cardboard Harp Workshop


Chris King & Bryony Sier

  • Chris King

    Saturday 11th August

    • Venue: The Boars Head
    • Time: 3:00pm
    • Info: Pentrebach singer-songwriter Chris King's new project.

Cold Heart Revue

  • Cold Heart Revue

    Friday 10th August


Cripplecreek

  • Cripplecreek

    Saturday 11th 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 12th August

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

Darren Graceland Jones

  • Darren Graceland Jones

    Sunday 12th August


David Cooper Orton

  • David Cooper Orton 2016

    Friday 10th August

    • Venue: The Muse
    • Time: 8:30pm
    • Info: Initially inspired by the Beatles and Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac, he has survived a headlong rush through blues, "prog", fusion, punk, and jazz - plus: a failed audition with Henry Cow. Now living in Penarth, David's main musical focus is ambient guitar and "livelooping" - the use of digital technology to capture phrases of music and sound, then "loop" them to produce repeating patterns which gradually develope into evolving musical compositions. His palette of influences ranges from guitarists Pat Metheny, Bill Frisell, David Torn John Martyn and Nick Drake; minimalist composer Steve Reich; ambient guru Brian Eno; and music from around the world. ------------------------------------------------------------------- "Adept looping and a neo-minimalist compositional approach lie at the core of this wonderfully melodic and aurally exquisite collaboration between British guitarist David Cooper Orton and American upright bassist Steve Uccello" [Barry Cleveland reviewing the album Warp and Weft for Guitar Player magazine] "David Cooper Orton's eclectic set of folk, jazz and blues creates a beautiful sound...[using] guitar and electronics, he transfixes audiences with his ability to fill the stage with multiple layers of music from his one instrument" [Make it Yours programme notes, Glanfa Stage, Wales Millennium Centre] "Letter perfect...lyrical and groovacious" [Guitar Player magazine] "combines Frisell-like twang with minimalist delicacy" [Time Out magazine] "His style is delicate and pretty, in the style of ECM Records jazzers from the 70s or a John Martyn solo." [BUZZ magazine] "Cooper Orton, who describes himself as a 'bespoke ambient and jazz guitarist'...succeeded brilliantly...deploying his range of foot pedals to good effect to create ambient sound washes and a rich array of colours and textures". Ian Mann, reviewing the Gerard Cousins Project, Brecon Jazz Festival 2017,    
    • davidcooperorton.bandcamp.com/album/sixty
  • David Cooper Orton 2016

    Saturday 11th August

    • Venue: Brecon Farmers Market
    • Time: 12:30pm
    • Info: Initially inspired by the Beatles and Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac, he has survived a headlong rush through blues, "prog", fusion, punk, and jazz - plus: a failed audition with Henry Cow. Now living in Penarth, David's main musical focus is ambient guitar and "livelooping" - the use of digital technology to capture phrases of music and sound, then "loop" them to produce repeating patterns which gradually develope into evolving musical compositions. His palette of influences ranges from guitarists Pat Metheny, Bill Frisell, David Torn John Martyn and Nick Drake; minimalist composer Steve Reich; ambient guru Brian Eno; and music from around the world. ------------------------------------------------------------------- "Adept looping and a neo-minimalist compositional approach lie at the core of this wonderfully melodic and aurally exquisite collaboration between British guitarist David Cooper Orton and American upright bassist Steve Uccello" [Barry Cleveland reviewing the album Warp and Weft for Guitar Player magazine] "David Cooper Orton's eclectic set of folk, jazz and blues creates a beautiful sound...[using] guitar and electronics, he transfixes audiences with his ability to fill the stage with multiple layers of music from his one instrument" [Make it Yours programme notes, Glanfa Stage, Wales Millennium Centre] "Letter perfect...lyrical and groovacious" [Guitar Player magazine] "combines Frisell-like twang with minimalist delicacy" [Time Out magazine] "His style is delicate and pretty, in the style of ECM Records jazzers from the 70s or a John Martyn solo." [BUZZ magazine] "Cooper Orton, who describes himself as a 'bespoke ambient and jazz guitarist'...succeeded brilliantly...deploying his range of foot pedals to good effect to create ambient sound washes and a rich array of colours and textures". Ian Mann, reviewing the Gerard Cousins Project, Brecon Jazz Festival 2017,    
    • davidcooperorton.bandcamp.com/album/sixty
  • David Cooper Orton 2016

    Sunday 12th August

    • Venue: Pilgrims Tearooms, Cathedral Close
    • Time: 11:00am
    • Info: Initially inspired by the Beatles and Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac, he has survived a headlong rush through blues, "prog", fusion, punk, and jazz - plus: a failed audition with Henry Cow. Now living in Penarth, David's main musical focus is ambient guitar and "livelooping" - the use of digital technology to capture phrases of music and sound, then "loop" them to produce repeating patterns which gradually develope into evolving musical compositions. His palette of influences ranges from guitarists Pat Metheny, Bill Frisell, David Torn John Martyn and Nick Drake; minimalist composer Steve Reich; ambient guru Brian Eno; and music from around the world. ------------------------------------------------------------------- "Adept looping and a neo-minimalist compositional approach lie at the core of this wonderfully melodic and aurally exquisite collaboration between British guitarist David Cooper Orton and American upright bassist Steve Uccello" [Barry Cleveland reviewing the album Warp and Weft for Guitar Player magazine] "David Cooper Orton's eclectic set of folk, jazz and blues creates a beautiful sound...[using] guitar and electronics, he transfixes audiences with his ability to fill the stage with multiple layers of music from his one instrument" [Make it Yours programme notes, Glanfa Stage, Wales Millennium Centre] "Letter perfect...lyrical and groovacious" [Guitar Player magazine] "combines Frisell-like twang with minimalist delicacy" [Time Out magazine] "His style is delicate and pretty, in the style of ECM Records jazzers from the 70s or a John Martyn solo." [BUZZ magazine] "Cooper Orton, who describes himself as a 'bespoke ambient and jazz guitarist'...succeeded brilliantly...deploying his range of foot pedals to good effect to create ambient sound washes and a rich array of colours and textures". Ian Mann, reviewing the Gerard Cousins Project, Brecon Jazz Festival 2017,    
    • davidcooperorton.bandcamp.com/album/sixty

De Krukke Band

  • Krukke Band

    Friday 10th August

    • Venue: The Boars Head
    • Time: 3:00pm
    • Info: De Krukke Carnival band from Holland. Part of the original Brecon Jazz festival line up since 1984! For more info please contact: nikolai@constantinescu.co
  • Krukke Band

    Friday 10th August

    • Venue: Brecon Workmens Social Club
    • Time: 8:00pm
    • Info: De Krukke Carnival band from Holland. Part of the original Brecon Jazz festival line up since 1984! For more info please contact: nikolai@constantinescu.co
  • Krukke Band

    Saturday 11th August

    • Venue: Castle Hotel
    • Time: 7:00pm
    • Info: De Krukke Carnival band from Holland. Part of the original Brecon Jazz festival line up since 1984! For more info please contact: nikolai@constantinescu.co

Deaf Monkeys

  • Deaf Monkeys

    Sunday 12th August

    • Venue: The Boars Head
    • Time: 4:30pm
    • Info:  Rock/ Pop cover band. A variety of favourites from Stereophonics, Kings of Leon, The Ramones, Kasabian, Blink 182, ZZ top, The cult, Bryan Adams and more

Decibelles

  • acapella

    Friday 10th August

    • Venue: The Hours Cafe and Bookshop
    • Time: 7:00pm
    • Info: The Hours say: 'Decibelles are a passionate and innovative singing group based around Brecon and Hay-on-Wye created and led by Fiona Evans (MD of the Hay-on-Wye community choir) who has spent most of her life touring the world singing in various musical incarnations. Decibelles sing Blues, Boogie Woogie and Jazz and we are thrilled to have them kick off our Fringe weekend with an evening to gladden the heart, raise a smile and get your foot tapping.'    

Decorating The Wave - a shoal of fish and a patchwork shipwreck!


DJ Ennio Maccaroni and DJ Neilly B

  • ennio neilly

    Saturday 11th August

    • Venue: The Muse
    • Time: 11:15pm
    • Info: Producer Ennio Maccarroni is a Zero hours contracted Caribbean mashup DJ @ Super Mango Hi-Fi. He tore the roof off the Muse last year and so we all wanted to dance to his vibe again . Neilly’B Resident and music oraganiser at the muse , played his 4th year at Latitutde festival this year at Lavish Lounge , and always brings a party . Expect warm vibes and dancing tunes as well as a Saturday night Glamorgan street road closure to expand the dance floor — The party not to Miss .  
    • www.mixcloud.com/enniomaccaroni/

DJ Mycal

  • DJ Gaz and Soul Devotion Collective

    Friday 10th August

    • Venue: The Boars Head
    • Time: 12:00pm
    • Info:  DJ Mycal from 12noon until 5pm
  • DJ Gaz and Soul Devotion Collective

    Saturday 11th August

    • Venue: The Boars Head
    • Time: 12:00pm
    • Info:  DJ Mycal from 12noon until 5pm

DJ Neilly B Swing Set

  • Neilly B 2018

    Thursday 9th August

    • Venue: The Muse
    • Time: 10:00pm
    • Info: To carry on the swing vibe and bring it up to date, Neilly ‘B plays electro swing to keep the groove going .

DJ Peter Phillips - The Story of Pop


DJ Pilgrim


DJ Timmy Belcher

  • DJ Tim Belcher

    Saturday 11th August

    • Venue: Bar Rorkes
    • Time: 7:00pm
    • Info:  DJ Timmy Belcher plays music at Bar Rorke's on Saturday until late.

Dr G's Big Band


Ellen James


Everyday Heroes

  • Everyday Heroes

    Friday 10th August

    • Venue: The Boars Head
    • Time: 9:00pm
    • Info:  “Everyday Heroes is a band that has all the 'package' to become the next big thing in the heavy rock scene! They have the songs, the right attitude, the riffs, the freshness but, most of all, they play their hearts out and that reflects on every single moment here.” From Newport.

FiddleBop


Fil Z and Friends

  • bfm 2018

    Saturday 11th August

  • bfm 2018

    Saturday 11th August


Flipsy McCaw

  • Brecon Fringe Book

    Sunday 12th August

    • Venue: Castle Hotel
    • Time: 3:00pm
    • Info: Sarah Birch is the voice of Lost Tuesday Society - ‘2018 has been a busy year for one of Wales best loved bands with appearances at Green Man, Kendal Calling & Shambala but despite this busy summer schedule Sarah has been in the studio with, producer, Dave Milsom recording her debut solo album to be released in October. Her simple, yet beautifully crafted songs have been honed to perfection over the last decade. Sarah has a wonderfully emotive voice and her songs will reach even the most world weary of travellers, lifting their hearts and souls to an unbelievable level’ https://www.facebook.com/sarah.birch.7334 https://www.facebook.com/WelshConnections/

Frazz Parade 2018

  • frazz 2018

    Saturday 11th August

    • Venue: Theatr Brycheiniog
    • Time: 2:30pm
    • Info: The festival Frazz Parade will cross town led by Samba Brecon, all are welcome to join in, meeting at Theatr Brycheiniog at 2.30pm for a 3pm start and finishing at Brecon Cathedral at 4pm. This year "Land of the Sea" will be the theme, so look out for our giant fish amongst the revellers! Now known as the Frazz Parade to mark the celebration of both the Jazz and Fringe Festivals, the tradition of a carnival parade has a long history for the town of Brecon. In the past the Adamant Band, and the Kruger Carnival Band from Holland, were among those leading the festivities and today Samba Brecon do a fantastic job. Come along in fancy dress, brightly coloured cloths or as you are to take part- the more the merrier! under 12s must be accompanied by an adult.
  • frazz 2018

    Saturday 11th August

    • Venue: Pilgrims Tearooms, Cathedral Close
    • Time: 4:15pm
    • Info: The festival Frazz Parade will cross town led by Samba Brecon, all are welcome to join in, meeting at Theatr Brycheiniog at 2.30pm for a 3pm start and finishing at Brecon Cathedral at 4pm. This year "Land of the Sea" will be the theme, so look out for our giant fish amongst the revellers! Now known as the Frazz Parade to mark the celebration of both the Jazz and Fringe Festivals, the tradition of a carnival parade has a long history for the town of Brecon. In the past the Adamant Band, and the Kruger Carnival Band from Holland, were among those leading the festivities and today Samba Brecon do a fantastic job. Come along in fancy dress, brightly coloured cloths or as you are to take part- the more the merrier! under 12s must be accompanied by an adult.

Freyja Duggan


Gareth and Sarah

  • Gareth and Sarah 2016

    Saturday 11th August

    • Venue: Brecon Farmers Market
    • Time: 1:30pm
    • Info: PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS A BRECON JAZZ FRINGE EVENT. Young singer songwriter duo.

George Cooper

  • George Cooper

    Saturday 11th August

    • Venue: Brecon Tap
    • Time: 12:30pm
    • Info: George Cooper, a Scot, probably singing Irish songs, on a German guitar - in Wales. Forty year apprenticeship in Hereford as the mouth of premier comedy folk band, The Hat Band, who had more reunions and final farewells than Sinatra. Stalwart of Brecon Folk’n’More Club he’s now at the very PINNACLE of his musical ? career, in Brecon, solo, opening the Tap, twice, as part of Brecon Fringe. Saturday’s open Tap will be loud, traditional and with daft bits for joining in with. Sunday’s open Tap will lull you back to somnambulistic dreamland. Snorers will be picked upon.
  • George Cooper

    Sunday 12th August

    • Venue: Brecon Tap
    • Time: 12:00pm
    • Info: George Cooper, a Scot, probably singing Irish songs, on a German guitar - in Wales. Forty year apprenticeship in Hereford as the mouth of premier comedy folk band, The Hat Band, who had more reunions and final farewells than Sinatra. Stalwart of Brecon Folk’n’More Club he’s now at the very PINNACLE of his musical ? career, in Brecon, solo, opening the Tap, twice, as part of Brecon Fringe. Saturday’s open Tap will be loud, traditional and with daft bits for joining in with. Sunday’s open Tap will lull you back to somnambulistic dreamland. Snorers will be picked upon.


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Brecon Fringe Festival 2018

Brecon Fringe Festival 2018 takes place from Thursday, August 9 - Sunday, August 12. There are 25+ venues with live music and other events taking place all over town and in nearby villages.

 

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