Gigs

Select a section on the left to see the scheduled gigs for those bands.

Artists A-G

aberhonddu male choir

  • aberhonddu male choir

    Sunday 14th August

    • Venue: Clarence Inn
    • Time: 1:00pm
    • Info:  The mighty Aberhonddu Male Choir. They've sung at the Albert Hall.

Acoustex

  • Acoustic Guitar

    Saturday 13th August

    • Venue: Brecon Rugby Club
    • Time: 9:30pm
    • Info: Three piece band playing various types of covers music which will end the festival with a bang!
  • Acoustic Guitar

    Sunday 14th August

    • Venue: The Gremlin
    • Time: 7:00pm
    • Info: Three piece band playing various types of covers music which will end the festival with a bang!

Acoustic Acts All Day

  • Acoustic Guitar

    Saturday 13th August

    • Venue: 21A
    • Time: 12:00pm
    • Info: Like it says: Acoustic acts all day. Oh, and great milkshakes.

Acoustic Session at The Tap

  • Acoustic Guitar

    Thursday 11th August

    • Venue: Brecon Tap
    • Time: 8:00pm
    • Info: PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS A BRECON JAZZ FRINGE EVENT. Hosted by Angus Kings.

Adventure Strikes Back

  • Adventure Strikes Back

    Sunday 14th August

    • Venue: Pilgrims Tearooms, Cathedral Close
    • Time: 12:00pm
    • Info: Family fun with the storytelling team. Bring an instrument or make one in the craft sessions during the day. Suitable from 0-11 years. Plenty of space for all the family.

Afternoon Tea Acoustic Sessions

  • Afternoon Tea Acoustic Sessions

    Saturday 13th August

    • Venue: Watton Church
    • Time: 2:30pm
    • Info: Left handed guitarist and singer Bob Evans runs the Afternoon Tea Acoustic Sessions at Watton Church on The Watton.
  • Afternoon Tea Acoustic Sessions

    Sunday 14th August

    • Venue: Watton Church
    • Time: 3:00pm
    • Info: Left handed guitarist and singer Bob Evans runs the Afternoon Tea Acoustic Sessions at Watton Church on The Watton.

Alive & Kickin' Community Choir

  • Sunday 14th August


Arjojo Jazz 4tet

  • Jazzy Image

    Saturday 13th August

    • Venue: Brecon Rugby Club
    • Time: 12:30pm
    • Info: They say: "We have only just formed as a band in the last couple of years having played in a variety of other bands in our previous musical lives."
  • Jazzy Image

    Saturday 13th August

    • Venue: RAFA Club
    • Time: 5:00pm
    • Info: They say: "We have only just formed as a band in the last couple of years having played in a variety of other bands in our previous musical lives."

At Swim 2 Birds

  • At Swim 2 Birds

    Saturday 13th August

    • Venue: The White Swan
    • Time: 5:30pm
    • Info: PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS A BRECON JAZZ FRINGE EVENT. Chicago Blues three piece.

Be Bop Da Jig

  • Be Bop Da Jig 2016

    Saturday 13th August

    • Venue: Brecon Tap
    • Time: 8:30pm
    • Info: Is it a case of the name sounding like the music? I'd say so. Dan James plays a mean mandola. One of the hardest working men in rock'n'roll.

Bella and Gareth

  • Bella and Gareth

    Saturday 13th August

    • Venue: The Hours Cafe and Bookshop
    • Time: 3:00pm
    • Info: Sit back, unwind, browse the books, enjoy a drink and bite to eat while you savour the beautiful 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 young duo are taking the music world by storm. And here they are, just for you, in beautiful Brecon. Catch them while you can...

Bingo


Birds Of A Feather

  • Birds Of A Feather

    Saturday 13th August

    • Venue: St Mary's Church
    • Time: 12:00pm
    • Info: A rare chance to see 'Birds of a Feather,' a band fronted by two long-time stalwarts of the Fringe Festival, Huw Parsons and David Cooper Orton. They will be joined by singer/songwriter Laurie Pyle and the pianist Cornelia Rahdes. ‘I’m loving this work and am not surprised that such poetry, fused with rich melodies, has led to artists like Sting wanting to collaborate with this unique story-telling concept.' Andrew Marston (Producer / Presenter, BBC Radio Hereford and Worcester.)

Bits of Greed

  • Bits of Greed

    Sunday 14th August

    • Venue: Ardent Gallery
    • Time: 4:30pm
    • Info: Bits of Greed with Greed writer Nigel Evans, Jamie Huish and various Scrachans. Maybe the odd Scribble Man song and well chosen obscure cover thrown in. (Filming Greed The Movie so if you see a camera, move out of the way or sign the release form to appear in the film.)

Black Rat Effect

  • Black Rat Effect

    Friday 12th August

    • Venue: The White Swan
    • Time: 8:00pm
    • Info: PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS A BRECON JAZZ FRINGE EVENT. 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.

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 13th August

  • Bob Evans Open Mic Blue Pic

    Sunday 14th August

    • Venue: Ardent Gallery
    • Time: 7:00pm
    • Info:  Bob Evans plays blues originals.

Bob Evans open mic at Brecon Golf Club

  • Bob Evans

    Friday 12th 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 Farmers Market

  • Farmers Market

    Saturday 13th August

    • Venue: Brecon Market Hall
    • Time: 9:30am
    • Info: Brecon Farmers Market on Saturday from 9.30am until 5pm with all the usual local producers. The best locally produced bread, pies, cakes, fresh veg, meat etc. This market includes the legendary Trallong Eisteddfod Welsh Cake Ladies! Grab a coffee and a muffin (or a Welshcake) and listen to some live music from The Swing Set, Keddle Baker Shipman and Half A Card.

Brecon Frazz Parade

  • Frazz Parade

    Saturday 13th August

    • Venue: Theatr Brycheiniog (outside)
    • Time: 2:30pm
    • Info: We are very pleased to announce that this year 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 the dragon! Similar to the early years of the Brecon Jazz Festival, this years 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 THEATR BRYCHEINIOG AND ENDS AT PILGRIMS TEAROOMS).

Brief Encounter

  • Brief Encounter

    Friday 12th August

    • Venue: Plough Chapel
    • Time: 2:00pm
    • Info: Playing from vintage jazz through to hits of the 1960s, Chris and Veronica Perrin perform on keyboard, trumpet, clarinet, saxes and the occasional washboard! Veronica's vocals could surprise you – anything from Louis Armstrong to Elvis..... This flexible and versatile pair hail from West Northumberland but also perform regularly in Andalucia, Spain. They have entertained audiences for all kinds of events and in all kinds of venues including Carlisle Cathedral (find us there on YouTube e.g. : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Uzrk2K7ybg ) The duo can also be found in the front line of Cumberland Hot Shots and Lazy River Jazz Band based around Carlisle and Northern Lights Jazz Band in Spain.
  • Brief Encounter

    Friday 12th August

    • Venue: Hollybush Inn
    • Time: 8:00pm
    • Info: Playing from vintage jazz through to hits of the 1960s, Chris and Veronica Perrin perform on keyboard, trumpet, clarinet, saxes and the occasional washboard! Veronica's vocals could surprise you – anything from Louis Armstrong to Elvis..... This flexible and versatile pair hail from West Northumberland but also perform regularly in Andalucia, Spain. They have entertained audiences for all kinds of events and in all kinds of venues including Carlisle Cathedral (find us there on YouTube e.g. : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Uzrk2K7ybg ) The duo can also be found in the front line of Cumberland Hot Shots and Lazy River Jazz Band based around Carlisle and Northern Lights Jazz Band in Spain.
  • Brief Encounter

    Saturday 13th August

    • Venue: St Mary's Church
    • Time: 1:00pm
    • Info: Playing from vintage jazz through to hits of the 1960s, Chris and Veronica Perrin perform on keyboard, trumpet, clarinet, saxes and the occasional washboard! Veronica's vocals could surprise you – anything from Louis Armstrong to Elvis..... This flexible and versatile pair hail from West Northumberland but also perform regularly in Andalucia, Spain. They have entertained audiences for all kinds of events and in all kinds of venues including Carlisle Cathedral (find us there on YouTube e.g. : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Uzrk2K7ybg ) The duo can also be found in the front line of Cumberland Hot Shots and Lazy River Jazz Band based around Carlisle and Northern Lights Jazz Band in Spain.
  • Brief Encounter

    Saturday 13th August

    • Venue: RAFA Club
    • Time: 3:00pm
    • Info: Playing from vintage jazz through to hits of the 1960s, Chris and Veronica Perrin perform on keyboard, trumpet, clarinet, saxes and the occasional washboard! Veronica's vocals could surprise you – anything from Louis Armstrong to Elvis..... This flexible and versatile pair hail from West Northumberland but also perform regularly in Andalucia, Spain. They have entertained audiences for all kinds of events and in all kinds of venues including Carlisle Cathedral (find us there on YouTube e.g. : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Uzrk2K7ybg ) The duo can also be found in the front line of Cumberland Hot Shots and Lazy River Jazz Band based around Carlisle and Northern Lights Jazz Band in Spain.
  • Brief Encounter

    Sunday 14th August

    • Venue: Brecon Rugby Club
    • Time: 12:30pm
    • Info: Playing from vintage jazz through to hits of the 1960s, Chris and Veronica Perrin perform on keyboard, trumpet, clarinet, saxes and the occasional washboard! Veronica's vocals could surprise you – anything from Louis Armstrong to Elvis..... This flexible and versatile pair hail from West Northumberland but also perform regularly in Andalucia, Spain. They have entertained audiences for all kinds of events and in all kinds of venues including Carlisle Cathedral (find us there on YouTube e.g. : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Uzrk2K7ybg ) The duo can also be found in the front line of Cumberland Hot Shots and Lazy River Jazz Band based around Carlisle and Northern Lights Jazz Band in Spain.

Calling Card

  • calling card 2016

    Friday 12th August

    • Venue: RAFA Club
    • Time: 8:00pm
    • Info: Paul Keddle fronts this rhythm and blues band with Steve Shippy Shipman on harmonica and Phil Redfox plays drums. As Rory Gallagher said: "It's gonna rain brother, and it's gonna rain hard, When the blues comes calling with it's calling card." 'Sultry, smooth Rhythm & Blues from Paul Keddle and his cool as cats band of musical men.'
  • calling card 2016

    Saturday 13th August

    • Venue: The White Swan
    • Time: 7:15pm
    • Info: Paul Keddle fronts this rhythm and blues band with Steve Shippy Shipman on harmonica and Phil Redfox plays drums. As Rory Gallagher said: "It's gonna rain brother, and it's gonna rain hard, When the blues comes calling with it's calling card." 'Sultry, smooth Rhythm & Blues from Paul Keddle and his cool as cats band of musical men.'
  • calling card 2016

    Sunday 14th August

    • Venue: The Sarah Siddons
    • Time: 2:00pm
    • Info: Paul Keddle fronts this rhythm and blues band with Steve Shippy Shipman on harmonica and Phil Redfox plays drums. As Rory Gallagher said: "It's gonna rain brother, and it's gonna rain hard, When the blues comes calling with it's calling card." 'Sultry, smooth Rhythm & Blues from Paul Keddle and his cool as cats band of musical men.'
  • calling card 2016

    Sunday 14th August

    • Venue: The Hours Cafe and Bookshop
    • Time: 7:00pm
    • Info: Paul Keddle fronts this rhythm and blues band with Steve Shippy Shipman on harmonica and Phil Redfox plays drums. As Rory Gallagher said: "It's gonna rain brother, and it's gonna rain hard, When the blues comes calling with it's calling card." 'Sultry, smooth Rhythm & Blues from Paul Keddle and his cool as cats band of musical men.'

Can't Remember

  • Can't Remember

    Sunday 14th August

    • Venue: Markets Tavern
    • Time: 5:00pm
    • Info: Welsh Indie/Rock 4 piece entertainment band. Both original and cover.

Carnival Dance with Kids Jazz it up!

  • Carnival Dance with Kids Jazz it up!

    Saturday 13th August

    • Venue: Pilgrims Tearooms, Cathedral Close
    • Time: 3:45pm
    • Info: Create the sounds and start to move with the beat! Get dressed up and join in. Can you hear the band getting closer? Free & Suitable for 0 - 11 years.

Catch 22

  • Catch 22 Band Logo

    Friday 12th August

    • Venue: The Sarah Siddons
    • Time: 7:30pm
    • 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."
  • Catch 22 Band Logo

    Sunday 14th 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."

Celtic Jazz Fusion

  • Zrazy

    Sunday 14th August

    • Venue: Muse at Brecon
    • Time: 8:00pm
    • Info: Maria Walsh (vocals) & Carole Nelson (piano) of Dublin-based Zrazy band meet Heulwen Thomas (violin) and Brecon's very own Ian Cooper (double bass) for a special evening of chill out jazz where Ireland and Wales meet to play jazz. (£7)

Cherryshoes

  • Cherryshoes 2016

    Friday 12th August

    • Venue: Muse at Brecon
    • Time: 8:30pm
    • Info: Fresh back home from a mini tour performing at- T in the Park,Latitude and Nozstock festivals, Cherryshoes return to the Muse to perform their unique brand of hypnotic pop noir. Their singles “Ride On” and “Practice G “have received global radio airplay. They have been aired on BBC Radio 1,BBC Radio 6 (Tom Robinson),BBC Radio Wales and BBC Hereford and Worcester. “If Stevie Nicks had signed to 4AD records it probably would have sounded like this”(Adam Walton BBC Wales) “Quite possibly session of the year”(Andrew Marston-BBC Introducing.)

Clare Hingott & The Graham Watkins Jazz Trio

  • Claire Hingott and Graham Watkins

    Sunday 14th August

    • Venue: The Hours Cafe and Bookshop
    • Time: 3:00pm
    • Info: One of Wales' leading and most in-demand Jazz ensembles return to the wonky green shop after playing to a packed house here last Summer. Graham is one of Wales' most accomplished Jazz musicians and arrangers and vocalist extraordinaire Clare is the actress best-known for playing Nurse Cheryl in 'Stella' alongside Ruth Jones for Sky TV. They have appeared on the same bill as Cleo Laine and the late Johnny Dankworth and perform classics from the great American songbook to Basie, Ellington and Nat King Cole - all uniquely arranged by Graham with his signature, flair & touch. They promise an afternoon of smouldering, stirring, Jazz, Swing & Bossa Nova that is not to be missed.

Country Folk

  • Acoustic Guitar

    Saturday 13th August

    • Venue: The White Swan
    • Time: 12:00pm
    • Info: PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS A BRECON JAZZ FRINGE EVENT. Country Folk are Lesley Elworthy and Les Coveney. They're an acoustic duo.

Culture Vultures

  • culture vultures

    Saturday 13th August

    • Venue: Muse at Brecon
    • Time: 9:15pm
    • Info: Oh, no, it's the Culture Vultures! Hip-Hop, Rap, Jam band from Llandysul. They're back cos they should be , West Walian Rappers , Culture Vultures , with Rhymes and beatz from the West Side . Still F***ing Winging it in true style.

Dan James

  • Dan James 2016

    Friday 12th August

    • Venue: Brecon Tap
    • Time: 8:00pm
    • Info: Dan James also goes under the name Be Bop Da Jig sometimes. Folk, rock and jazz. Plays a mandola. He's the DJ at BRfm and the evil DJ from Greed The Rock Opera. Hurrah!!!
    • www.bebopdajig.com

Daniel Newberry and Chris Roberts

  • dan and chris

    Saturday 13th August

    • Venue: St Mary's Church
    • Time: 4:00pm
    • Info: Sax and Guitar Duo - Dan and Chris play an exciting mix of modern jazz, high charged folk, and ambient standards. Both experienced musicians currently studying in the culturally vibrant scene of Cardiff, they come together here in Brecon for the first time. Their programme will include re harmonised arrangements of energetic folk tunes, Miles Davis classics, and some snippets from the contemporary guitar repertoire.  

Darren Baker

  • Darren Baker

    Friday 12th August

    • Venue: Ardent Gallery
    • Time: 2:00pm
    • Info: A young, talented up-and-coming solo singer and guitarist
  • Darren Baker

    Saturday 13th August

    • Venue: Brecon Market Hall
    • Time: 2:00pm
    • Info: A young, talented up-and-coming solo singer and guitarist
  • Darren Baker

    Sunday 14th August

    • Venue: Ardent Gallery
    • Time: 1:00pm
    • Info: A young, talented up-and-coming solo singer and guitarist
  • Darren Baker

    Sunday 14th August

    • Venue: The White Swan
    • Time: 3:30pm
    • Info: A young, talented up-and-coming solo singer and guitarist

David Cooper Orton

  • David Cooper Orton 2016

    Sunday 14th August

    • Venue: St Mary's Church
    • Time: 2:00pm
    • Info: Seven times Brecon Fringe veteran, guitarist David Cooper Orton loops back again to encircle the Festival with his personalised mix of jazz, folk, blues and minimalist influences, referencing Bill Frisell, Steve Reich, Pat Metheny, John Martyn, Brian Eno and Peter Green.    
    • davidcooperorton.bandcamp.com/album/sixty

Decibelles

  • acapella

    Friday 12th August

    • Venue: The Hours Cafe and Bookshop
    • Time: 7:00pm
    • Info: Fringe newcomers Decibelles are 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 has spent most of her career working as a professional singer with groups such as The Sixteen, travelling all around the world. Decibelles sing Blues, Boogie Woogie and Jazz and we are thrilled to host their first foray into the Fringe which is guaranteed to gladden the heart, get your foot tapping, raise a smile and set your Fringe weekend off to a smoking start.

Derrick

  • Awaiting Image

    Saturday 13th August


Disco Dan

  • DJ Gaz Williams

    Saturday 13th August

    • Venue: Brecon Tap
    • Time: 10:00pm
    • Info: PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS A BRECON JAZZ FRINGE EVENT. Disco tunes maybe? Or do I detect some irony here?

DJ Neilly'B Sunday

  • Neily B 2106

    Sunday 14th August

    • Venue: Muse at Brecon
    • Time: 10:00pm
    • Info: Finishing off the Weekend with an Electro Swing/ Jazz and Blues set to re-energise those dancing feet, and leave the weekend with a smile on your face.

DJ Neilly'B

  • Neily B 2106

    Friday 12th August

    • Venue: Muse at Brecon
    • Time: 11:45pm
    • Info:  Performing every night over the fringe, resident DJ at The Muse , Mallyfest and Lavish Lounge at Latitude Festival and ‘nearly’ Local Lad, Neilly’B brings a great mix of styles to rock a great party . From Mash ups to Techno and everything in between , be prepared for another epic end of night. Friday will be more on a Reggae ,Bass, Funk n Soul and World Vibe .
  • Neily B 2106

    Saturday 13th August

    • Venue: Muse at Brecon
    • Time: 11:30pm
    • Info:  Performing every night over the fringe, resident DJ at The Muse , Mallyfest and Lavish Lounge at Latitude Festival and ‘nearly’ Local Lad, Neilly’B brings a great mix of styles to rock a great party . From Mash ups to Techno and everything in between , be prepared for another epic end of night. Friday will be more on a Reggae ,Bass, Funk n Soul and World Vibe .

Donnie Joes American Swing

  • Donnie Joe's American Swing

    Saturday 13th August

    • Venue: The White Swan
    • Time: 2:00pm
    • Info: Donnie Joe’s American Swing brings together the best of infectious rhythms,witty tunes and poignant songs from the 1930s, 40s and 50s. Backed by by 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 Latin standards associated with such greats as Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Cole Porter, Lester Young, Dizzy Gillespie, Mel Torme, Annie Ross, Blossom Dearie, 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's American Swing

    Sunday 14th August

    • Venue: Brecon Rugby Club
    • Time: 8:30pm
    • Info: Donnie Joe’s American Swing brings together the best of infectious rhythms,witty tunes and poignant songs from the 1930s, 40s and 50s. Backed by by 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 Latin standards associated with such greats as Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Cole Porter, Lester Young, Dizzy Gillespie, Mel Torme, Annie Ross, Blossom Dearie, 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 Ill

  • Dr Ill Ish

    Saturday 13th August

    • Venue: Markets Tavern
    • Time: 3:00pm
    • Info: The doctor will see you now. Send us some details, guys! And a pic. Surely the one we have chosen isn't you? Leave a post on Facebook - Brecon Fringe Festival 2016.

Drawing of the Three

  • Drawing of the Three

    Sunday 14th August

    • Venue: Brecon Market Hall
    • Time: 5:00pm
    • Info: PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS A BRECON JAZZ FRINGE EVENT. The Drawing of the Three - Indie rock from Cheltenham.

Eat Your Greens

  • eat your greens

    Friday 12th August

    • Venue: Muse at Brecon
    • Time: 10:45pm
    • Info:  From Bath/Bristol: Infecting the masses at Butty’s Booty Shake ,The Muse, Eat Your Greens return by popular demand to deliver their unique reggae rock fusion, as a finale to a UK tour. With their charismatic Uruguayan frontman, they manage to bring together a Manu Chau-esq Spanish charm, with a surprising rock rawness that can be labelled truly global, without being caught in ‘world music’. https://twitter.com/WeAreEYG http://www.eatyourgreensofficial.com/ Gil Yehezkel: Guitar Ali Coull: Guitar / Keys Alejandro Invernizzi: Vocals Phil Yates: Bass Max Lewin: Drums

Eme Jo Lawford

  • Eme Jo Lawford

    Saturday 13th August

    • Venue: Northcote Con Club
    • Time: 2:30pm
    • Info:  Bit of an enigma this... popular female solo singer.

Fingertrap

  • Fingertrap

    Friday 12th August

    • Venue: Clarence Inn
    • Time: 7:30pm
    • 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.

Florence Black

  • Florence Black 2015

    Sunday 14th August

    • Venue: The Boars Head
    • Time: 10:00pm
    • Info: They rock like mothers. Three piece original rock band, follow on twitter! @florenceblackUK

Flower Festival

  • Flower Festival

    Friday 12th August

    • Venue: Plough Chapel
    • Time: 10:00am
    • Info: The Four Seasons. Check out the Flower Festival at the Plough Chapel in Lion Street. Live music and refreshments all day.
  • Flower Festival

    Saturday 13th August

    • Venue: Plough Chapel
    • Time: 10:00am
    • Info: The Four Seasons. Check out the Flower Festival at the Plough Chapel in Lion Street. Live music and refreshments all day.
  • Flower Festival

    Sunday 14th August

    • Venue: Plough Chapel
    • Time: 12:00pm
    • Info: The Four Seasons. Check out the Flower Festival at the Plough Chapel in Lion Street. Live music and refreshments all day.

Fonz And The Poet

  • Fonz and the Poet

    Sunday 14th 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!"    

Gareth and Sarah

  • Gareth and Sarah 2016

    Saturday 13th August

    • Venue: Brecon Tap
    • Time: 5:30pm
    • Info: PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS A BRECON JAZZ FRINGE EVENT. Young singer songwriter duo.

Gareth Gittings and Christie Rogers

  • Gareth and christie

    Sunday 14th August

    • Venue: Brecon Tap
    • Time: 5:30pm
    • Info: PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS A BRECON JAZZ FRINGE EVENT. Beer and a boogie.

Gerard Cousins Solo Guitar

  • gerard 2016 b

    Sunday 14th August

    • Venue: St Mary's Church
    • Time: 3:00pm
    • Info: Gerard Cousins offers a classical guitar concert with a difference: His unique balance of repertoire and sense of improvisation has seen him widen the appeal of the nylon strung guitar. His new CD of original compositions has seen his music spread to the mainstream with plays on Sky TV, BBC Radio 6, Radio 3 & an hour long special on BBC Radio Wales. He was a recently a classical finalist on Sky TV’s ‘Guitar Star’ programme where his music was seen by a whole new audience. His performances demonstrate a sense of improvisation and clearly communicate his love of the beauty of music and the sound of the guitar. Gerard Cousins is a rare beast, a classical player who has broken free from the bounds of his training to make new music. He is technically remarkable… His nylon strings are played with precision and verve…the beauty of the tune and the playing are all that matters. HiFI+

Gerard Cousins Project

  • Gerard Cousins Project

    Sunday 14th August

    • Venue: St Mary's Church
    • Time: 1:00pm
    • Info: Tribute to Terry Riley. Gerard will be joined by a host of talented musicians in a celebration of Terry Riley's groundbreaking mesmeric minimalist masterpiece 'In C'. An experience not to be missed! This year's performance will include members of Wonderbrass!  

Gerard Cousins

  • gerard cousins 2016

    Saturday 13th August

    • Venue: St Mary's Church
    • Time: 2:00pm
    • Info: An annual homecoming concert for the Brecon born and bred guitarist. Prepare yourself for a concert of wide expression inspired by the music of Wales, Spain, Latin America and composer Philip Glass and Jazz hero John McLaughlin. Gerard's latest CD has been a great success with radio play on BBC 3, BBC 6 and an hour long special on Radio Wales.      
    • www.gerardcousins

Gerard Cousins Project - Tribute to Miles Davis

  • Miles Davis

    Saturday 13th August

    • Venue: St Mary's Church
    • Time: 3:00pm
    • Info: Gerard is joined by Tim Greany (Drums), David Cooper Orton (Guitar), Dan Newberry (Sax) and Joel McIver (Bass) in an explorative improvisation on Miles Davis' classic 1969 rock/jazz fusion album.

Glamawayne

  • gamawayne

    Friday 12th August

    • Venue: Muse at Brecon
    • Time: 7:30pm
    • Info: Kicking off the Fringe at The Muse this Birmingham based singer song- writer raised the JA way, recently reached Britain’s got Reggae Final with his smooth Roots Reggae style, following his successful and acclaimed Debut Album “We Rock"at the Fridge in Brixton. Glama’s style of music has been heavily influenced by his childhood hero Bob Marley, more recently his sons (Damien, Ziggy, Julian and Steven), Tarrus Riley and a sprinkling of fellow Birmingham reggae icons Steel Pulse. These influences blend perfectly with his distinctive vocal to express his own infectious style. https://www.reverbnation.com/glamawayne

Gymanfa Ganu (Big Hymn Sing)

  • Big Sing

    Sunday 14th August

    • Venue: Plough Chapel
    • Time: 6:00pm
    • Info: Gymanfa Ganu (Big Hymn Sing) at The Plough Chapel - everyone welcome.


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 Brecon Fringe Festival 2016

Brecon Fringe Festival 2016 will take place from Thursday, August 11 - Sunday, August 14. There are 30+  venues again in 2016 with live music and other events taking place all over town and in nearby villages.

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