Gigs

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

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  • Paul Keddle

    Saturday 13th August

    • Venue: Brecon Market Hall
    • Time: 11:45am
    • Info: Well well, it's Paul Keddle local superstar bluesman extraodinaire.
  • Paul Keddle

    Saturday 13th August

    • Venue: Brecon Market Hall
    • Time: 3:00pm
    • Info: Well well, it's Paul Keddle local superstar bluesman extraodinaire.

Haxan

  • Haxan

    Sunday 14th August

    • Venue: The Boars Head
    • Time: 8:00pm
    • Info: Häxan are an all girl rock band from South Wales, formed by sisters Sam and Charlotte Bolderson. The girls grew up with a passion for classic rock and live music from an early age. In their teenage years, they started learning how to play the guitar and drums. After taking such a keen interest in music, it was a natural move to start playing music together. They found a local female bassist and the trio started performing in pubs and clubs around Wales.

Head Gardeners

  • Head Gardeners

    Saturday 13th August

    • Venue: The Boars Head
    • Time: 3:00pm
    • Info: Rock ska outfit The Head Gardeners say they are in a world of their own. Formed 22 years ago to escape the monotony of playing in standard cover bands, their motto is: 'Fun first, music later'. They have been described as more of a gentleman’s drinking club than a band.

Hounds of Justice

  • Hounds Of Justice

    Saturday 13th August

    • Venue: Brecon Tap
    • Time: 4:00pm
    • Info: PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS A BRECON JAZZ FRINGE EVENT. Rocking singer songwriter duo with loops

James Kennedy

  • James Kennedy 2016

    Saturday 13th August

    • Venue: Brecon Tap
    • Time: 2:30pm
    • Info: PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS A BRECON JAZZ FRINGE EVENT. Referred to as the “Warped Genius” by BBC Radio 1, James Kennedy is a songwriter/producer, as well as the singer/guitarist with Cardiff alternative rock band Kyshera. James has done writing and production work for many artists across many different genres, as well as writing and producing two Kyshera albums and two solo albums – released through his own Konic Records. James is a seasoned performer, having done hundreds of shows on both sides of the Atlantic and has an active interest in politics, science and history – a source of many of his lyrics and blogs.
  • James Kennedy 2016

    Saturday 13th August

    • Venue: The Three Horseshoes Inn
    • Time: 8:30pm
    • Info: PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS A BRECON JAZZ FRINGE EVENT. Referred to as the “Warped Genius” by BBC Radio 1, James Kennedy is a songwriter/producer, as well as the singer/guitarist with Cardiff alternative rock band Kyshera. James has done writing and production work for many artists across many different genres, as well as writing and producing two Kyshera albums and two solo albums – released through his own Konic Records. James is a seasoned performer, having done hundreds of shows on both sides of the Atlantic and has an active interest in politics, science and history – a source of many of his lyrics and blogs.

Jamie and John

  • Jamie 2016

    Saturday 13th August

    • Venue: Muse at Brecon
    • Time: 3:00pm
    • Info: Multi instrumentalist talent Jamie Huish will be performing with guitar virtuoso John Eyre. Expect lush melodious songs forged from guitar,accordion and flute.

Jazzing It Up

  • Jazzing It Up

    Sunday 14th August

    • Venue: Pilgrims Tearooms, Cathedral Close
    • Time: 2:00pm
    • Info: Glitter or glue, shake, rattle or roll. Get creative and join in the fun. Suitable for ages 3 - 11. Something different at each session. Enjoy the family friendly enviornment within the Cathedral Close.

John Eyre

  • John Eyre 2016

    Saturday 13th August

    • Venue: Ardent Gallery
    • Time: 6:00pm
    • Info: Singer songwriter and classy guitarist John Eyre is legendary around these parts for knowing over 1,000 songs. You'll never know what you get. Recently seen on tour with Rhydian Roberts.
  • John Eyre 2016

    Sunday 14th August

    • Venue: Brecon Tap
    • Time: 1:00pm
    • Info: Singer songwriter and classy guitarist John Eyre is legendary around these parts for knowing over 1,000 songs. You'll never know what you get. Recently seen on tour with Rhydian Roberts.

John Eyre and Gemma Schiebe

  • John Eyre and Gemma Schiebe

    Friday 12th August

    • Venue: Ardent Gallery
    • Time: 6:00pm
    • Info: John Eyre and Gemma Schiebe busk at Ardent.

John Stark and The Mainstreamers

  • Jazzy Sax

    Saturday 13th August

    • Venue: The Hours Cafe and Bookshop
    • Time: 7:00pm
    • Info: These Jazz favourites pay their first visit to The Hours with an inimitable, lively and exhilarating repetoire that melds all the very best of the Jazz and Swing 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.

John Stuart Hogg

  • John Stuart Hogg

    Saturday 13th August

    • Venue: The White Swan
    • Time: 4:00pm
    • Info: Talented songwriter John Stuart Hogg performs with his guitar (pictured) at Brecon Fringe.

Jumping Jimmy and the Nice Guys

  • Jumping Jimmy and the Nice Guys

    Saturday 13th August

    • Venue: The Wellington Hotel
    • Time: 1:30pm
    • Info: Jumpin’ Jimmy and the Nice Guys are an eleven piece soul band from South Wales. No matter what the event their mission is to create 'Good Vibes'. This can range from a room full of dancing people grooving to some rockin' soul or a bride and groom swaying their first dance away to our beat. The Jimmies are guaranteed to get you onto the dance floor.
  • Jumping Jimmy and the Nice Guys

    Saturday 13th August

    • Venue: Clarence Inn
    • Time: 9:00pm
    • Info: Jumpin’ Jimmy and the Nice Guys are an eleven piece soul band from South Wales. No matter what the event their mission is to create 'Good Vibes'. This can range from a room full of dancing people grooving to some rockin' soul or a bride and groom swaying their first dance away to our beat. The Jimmies are guaranteed to get you onto the dance floor.

Ka's Ska Souls

  • Ka's Ska Souls

    Saturday 13th August

    • Venue: The Boars Head
    • Time: 6:45pm
    • Info: Ka's Ska Souls, Merthyr based band featuring, Karon Richards (Ka) (vocals), Martyn Richards (Bass Guitar), Paul Lewis (Keyboards), Frank Busani (Guitar), Gofer Jones (Drums), Glyn Witcombe (Tenor Sax), Paul Richards(Trumpet), Neil Challenger(Trumpet), Nigel Bard (Trombone) and Dai Llew Jones (Trombone). Play a mix of Ska and Soul music as the name suggests.  

Karaoke with Timmy

  • Karaoke

    Sunday 14th August

    • Venue: 21A
    • Time: 8:00pm
    • Info: Karaoke with Timmy!

KBS

  • KBS

    Saturday 13th August

    • Venue: Brecon Market Hall
    • Time: 11:30am
    • Info: It's Keddle Baker Shipman and no, they're not a firm of solicitors. They're a firm of bluesmen. Delivering contracts of heartache, affidavits of deceit and documents of love. Mmm, that's quite good, even if I say so myself.

Kraft and Kupid

  • Kraft and Kupid

    Saturday 13th August

    • Venue: Muse at Brecon
    • Time: 5:00pm
    • Info: Lead vocalist Kupid is accompanied by rap vocalists KRafT and folk singer Mim, who also double up on acoustic guitar.

Lar Hughes (Moonlight Drive)

  • Lar Hughes 2016

    Friday 12th August

    • Venue: The Three Horseshoes Inn
    • Time: 8:30pm
    • Info: PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS A BRECON JAZZ FRINGE EVENT. Ex-Judy Speedway (Kerrang!!! / NME / Melody Maker / Radio 1 and appearances with the Stranglers, members of the Clash and Feeder). Playing original songs plus covers Tom Waits, Bruce Springsteen, The Waterboys, Neil Young, The Specials and many more...
  • Lar Hughes 2016

    Saturday 13th August

    • Venue: Brecon Tap
    • Time: 1:00pm
    • Info: PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS A BRECON JAZZ FRINGE EVENT. Ex-Judy Speedway (Kerrang!!! / NME / Melody Maker / Radio 1 and appearances with the Stranglers, members of the Clash and Feeder). Playing original songs plus covers Tom Waits, Bruce Springsteen, The Waterboys, Neil Young, The Specials and many more...
  • Lar Hughes 2016

    Saturday 13th August

    • Venue: The Sarah Siddons
    • Time: 4:00pm
    • Info: PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS A BRECON JAZZ FRINGE EVENT. Ex-Judy Speedway (Kerrang!!! / NME / Melody Maker / Radio 1 and appearances with the Stranglers, members of the Clash and Feeder). Playing original songs plus covers Tom Waits, Bruce Springsteen, The Waterboys, Neil Young, The Specials and many more...

Livestock Davies and the Lowdown Snakes

  • Friday 12th August

    • Venue: Brecon Workmens Social Club
    • Time: 9:00pm
    • Info: Livestock Davies and The Lowdown Snakes are a rockabilly/rock`n`roll trio with guitar, double bass and drums. Lively fifties style show featuring songs from Johnny Cash, Eddie Cochran, Elvis etc. Plus original songs. Favourites on the fifties scene.

Luke Doherty Band

  • Luke Doherty

    Sunday 14th August

    • Venue: The Boars Head
    • Time: 5:00pm
    • Info: Luke Doherty was born on 29th March 1994, in Newport, Gwent. He had an interest in music at a very young age. Although no one in his family play an instrument, he was determined to learn to play something, and at the age of five he started playing piano, but didn’t like it. He then asked to play the drums but was told by a drum teacher he was way too young and to wait a couple of years. He then settled on a half size acoustic guitar which he had to give up after three months due to medical reasons. At seven and a half he was nagging his parents again to learn guitar, so they bought him a second hand half size electric guitar and a second hand amp and he has never looked back. He instantly became hooked on blues, intently watching any blues musicians he could find on TV or DVD.
    • www.lukedoherty.com/

Maisie O'Shea

  • Maisie O'Shea

    Friday 12th August

    • Venue: Ardent Gallery
    • Time: 4:00pm
    • Info:  Maisie O'Shea is a busking singer songwriter.
  • Maisie O'Shea

    Saturday 13th August

    • Venue: Casa
    • Time: 4:00pm
    • Info:  Maisie O'Shea is a busking singer songwriter.

Mark Leedham

  • Mark Leedham

    Saturday 13th August

    • Venue: Brecon Tap
    • Time: 7:00pm
    • Info: PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS A BRECON JAZZ FRINGE EVENT. Funky guitar songwriter.

McCarthyism

  • McCarthyism

    Friday 12th August

    • Venue: The Boars Head
    • Time: 6:00pm
    • Info: Mark McCarthy's fab band featuring the rhythmic skills of Tim Bough, the mysterious guitar noodling of Billy Strangward and the precise bass playing of Graham Langbourne. Original material. (Pssst... it's the not guy over to the left. That's Senator Joseph McCarthy. He's not in the band but it's the only photo I could find of McCarthyism.)

Middle 8

  • Middle 8

    Saturday 13th August

    • Venue: Muse at Brecon
    • Time: 8:00pm
    • Info:  Middle 8 are possibly the hottest new talent in the area. Recent winners of the Hay Literary festival battle of the bands these teenage luminaries play sharp, tight jazz funk with a crisp youthful edge.  

Midnight Hour

  • Midnight Hour

    Saturday 13th August

    • Venue: The Gremlin
    • Time: 1:30pm
    • Info: The South Wales Argus said... "Midnight Hour are a four piece band playing well known songs from the 60's and 70's. I was told they were all well seasoned musicians with a wealth of experience playing the clubs and pubs of Cardiff and the South Wales Valleys. To be frank I was expecting the same old numbers being trotted out by unenthusiastic players like so many bands on the pub circuit, but right from the first number the singer grabs your attention with some wailing harmonica and gutsy vocals. Their set continues at pace with the band clearly enjoying every minute of playing live. No room for any bored musicians in this band. The lead guitarist, when he's given the nod by the dripping wet frontman can let rip on the fretboard with the best of them. This is no ordinary covers band, no, this is a covers band that you need to see."

Mike and Johnny Bird

  • Mike and Johnny Bird 2016

    Friday 12th August

    • Venue: Brecon Tap
    • Time: 9:00pm
    • Info: PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS A BRECON JAZZ FRINGE EVENT. Authentic old style blues

Mike Chappell and Friends

  • jazz at st marys

    Friday 12th August

    • Venue: St Mary's Church
    • Time: 7:00pm
    • Info: Jazz pianist Mike Chappell with a host of classic Brecon jazzers.  Mike Chappell - Keyboard, Bert Jones - Drums, Ian Cooper - Bass.  Tickets £6.00 on sale at Tower Cafe, St Mary's Church Brecon.  stmarysbrecon@hotmail.com    01874 622602    All proceeds in aid of the St Mary's church Roof Appeal.
  • jazz at st marys

    Sunday 14th August

    • Venue: RAFA Club
    • Time: 12:30pm
    • Info: Jazz pianist Mike Chappell with a host of classic Brecon jazzers.  Mike Chappell - Keyboard, Bert Jones - Drums, Ian Cooper - Bass.  Tickets £6.00 on sale at Tower Cafe, St Mary's Church Brecon.  stmarysbrecon@hotmail.com    01874 622602    All proceeds in aid of the St Mary's church Roof Appeal.

Mor Ladron Y Borth

  • Mor Ladron Y Borth

    Sunday 14th August

    • Venue: Brecon Tap
    • Time: 2:30pm
    • Info: PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS A BRECON JAZZ FRINGE EVENT. Acappela quartet from Cardigan Bay. Mor Ladron y Borth (the pirates of Borth), with their special brand of sea-shanty harmonies.
  • Mor Ladron Y Borth

    Sunday 14th August

    • Venue: Brecon Market Hall
    • Time: 4:00pm
    • Info: PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS A BRECON JAZZ FRINGE EVENT. Acappela quartet from Cardigan Bay. Mor Ladron y Borth (the pirates of Borth), with their special brand of sea-shanty harmonies.


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