Gigs

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

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Head Gardeners

  • Head Gardeners

    Sunday 13th August

    • Venue: George Hotel Wetherspoons
    • Time: 5:00pm
    • 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.

Hideaway Trio

  • Hideaway Trio

    Saturday 12th August

    • Venue: 21A
    • Time: 12:00pm
    • Info: Hideaway Trio are a power trio who blend blues, rock and soul and funk into a sound of their own, working out of Haverfordwest in South West Wales. The band are favourites on the Welsh blues scene having chalked up five consecutive annual appearances at The Tenby Blues Festival which underlines their local popularity. Been coming to Brecon Fringe for years - check out the wonderful Gareth Price - think Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Rory Gallagher.  

Isi Dee & Band

  • isi dee and band

    Saturday 12th August

    • Venue: Muse at Brecon
    • Time: 9:30pm
    • Info:  A northern lass with jazz in her bones and enough soul to fill an ocean, with a full band behind her and a tour bubbling away under the surface, Isi Dee and her band are a talent not to be missed!
    • isideemusic.com

James Kennedy

  • James Kennedy 2016

    Saturday 12th August

    • Venue: The White Swan
    • Time: 5:00pm
    • Info: 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.
    • jameskennedystuff.com

Jesse River Dylan Murray

  • Jesse River Dylan Murray

    Sunday 13th August

    • Venue: Brecon Tap
    • Time: 5:00pm
    • Info:  "Somebody has to be me, so it might as well be me."                                                               FRINGE WRITE-UP: Jesse River Dylan Murray “I'm a left bumcheek hanging from a noose. I'm the seashells in your stomach. I'm lime flavoured. I'm Michael Jackson trapped inside a slightly larger Michael Jackson. I'm toilet paper.” It’s an interesting statement from Jesse River Dylan Murray. And with songs like Everyone Wants To Look At Me But Nobody Wants To Look Me In The Eye and That’s Got Nothing To Do With Music, we’re not in ordinary territory here. He’s something else. This is what pop stars look like. Jesse River Dylan Murray plays Brecon Fringe at Brecon Tap on Frineg Sunday at 5pm.
    • www.facebook.com/Jesse.River.Dylan.Murray.Warner

Joei Blake

  • joei blake

    Saturday 12th August

    • Venue: 21A
    • Time: 6:00pm
    • Info:  Rhymney singer songwriter
  • joei blake

    Sunday 13th August


John Eyre

  • John Eyre 2016

    Friday 11th 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 13th August

    • Venue: Brecon Tap
    • Time: 4:00pm
    • 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 13th August

    • Venue: Ardent Gallery
    • Time: 8:30pm
    • 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 Stuart Hogg


Josie and Mike

  • Saturday 12th August

    • Venue: 21A
    • Time: 4:30pm
    • Info:  Josie and Mike.

Jumping Jimmy and the Nice Guys

  • Jumping Jimmy and the Nice Guys

    Saturday 12th 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.

Junction 47

  • Junction 47

    Sunday 13th August

    • Venue: Markets Tavern
    • Time: 5:00pm
    • Info: Junction 47, formed in 2011, are a three piece band that covers music from the 1950's to the present day.

Just 3 Harmony Trio


Ka's Ska Souls

  • kas ska 2017

    Saturday 12th August

    • Venue: The Boars Head
    • Time: 9:00pm
    • Info: Ka's Ska Souls are a ten piece band playing a mix of Ska and Soul. This year will be their third year playing at the Fringe Festival and are looking forward to renewing friendships from previous years.  
  • kas ska 2017

    Sunday 13th August

    • Venue: Clarence Inn
    • Time: 5:15pm
    • Info: Ka's Ska Souls are a ten piece band playing a mix of Ska and Soul. This year will be their third year playing at the Fringe Festival and are looking forward to renewing friendships from previous years.  

Keith Little Swing Trio

  • Keith Little Trio

    Sunday 13th August

    • Venue: The Hours Cafe and Bookshop
    • Time: 3:00pm
    • Info:   Brecon Fringe favourite Keith Little returns to play with his Swing combo after two years away in Germany. Featuring Ceri Williams on trumpet and Donnie Joe Sweeney on double bass and vocals, there'll be Swing from the 40s, a touch of Dixie and a smattering of Shuffle besides. All the musical ingredients required for a swinging Fringe Sunday afternoon.  

Lar Hughes

  • Lar Hughes 2016

    Saturday 12th August

    • Venue: Brecon Tap
    • Time: 1:00pm
    • Info: 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...
    • www.facebook.com/moonlightdrivemusic/
  • Lar Hughes 2016

    Saturday 12th August

    • Venue: The Sarah Siddons
    • Time: 4:00pm
    • Info: 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...
    • www.facebook.com/moonlightdrivemusic/
  • Lar Hughes 2016

    Saturday 12th August

    • Venue: The Three Horseshoes Inn
    • Time: 8:30pm
    • Info: 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...
    • www.facebook.com/moonlightdrivemusic/

Liam Ward Band

  • Liam Ward Band

    Friday 11th August

    • Venue: Markets Tavern
    • Time: 7:30pm
    • Info:  Chicago R&B band. Get your mojo working with the epic harp-driven sounds of Chess Records and the blues masters of the 50s and 60s.

Lighthouse Fire

  • Lighthouse Fire

    Saturday 12th August

    • Venue: Brecon Tap
    • Time: 3:00pm
    • Info:  Oh my god, there's a fire in the lighthouse. Good for ships though, I suppose.
  • Lighthouse Fire

    Saturday 12th August

    • Venue: Ardent Gallery
    • Time: 4:30pm
    • Info:  Oh my god, there's a fire in the lighthouse. Good for ships though, I suppose.

Little Red

  • little red

    Friday 11th August

    • Venue: Muse at Brecon
    • Time: 8:00pm
    • Info:  Bath-based Little Rêd creates emotionally charged electro-pop described by Going Solo as "dreamy soundscape". Originally from Cardiff, Ellie is a skilled guitarist, singer and songwriter. She has been performing her own material since the age of fourteen, receiving television and radio recognition under previous guises and now establishing her own sound as Little Rêd.                               FRINGE WRITE-UP: Little Rêd Musically dreamy. A euphoric explosion of electric pop. Speaks to you like something from a dream. Three things that have been said about Little Rêd AKA Ellie. Okay, we get the idea, especially when they add that she’s got a bit of Kate Bush about her. Ah, the Bushmeister. She plays The Muse on Fringe Friday night at 6pm. Do we need Little Rêd’s music is a hook-laden soundscape? Yes, we do! In spades. Possibly the hit of The Fringe, so get an early tea.
    • www.littleredofficial.com

Luke Doherty Band

  • Luke Doherty

    Friday 11th August

    • Venue: The Boars Head
    • Time: 9:00pm
    • 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/

Lynsey Pugh


Mal Grint, Peter Jones & Clive Carpenter

  • Saturday 12th August

    • Venue: Brecon Tap
    • Time: 12:00pm
    • Info:  Mal Grint, Peter Jones & Clive Carpenter

Mark Leedham


Mary Dunsford and the Have-A-Go Harp Workshop for Kids

  • Mary Harp

    Friday 11th August

    • Venue: Pilgrims Tearooms, Cathedral Close
    • Time: 11:30am
    • Info: Mary Dunsford has been playing the harp for twenty five years, starting at the age of 8 in Llanfair Caereinion, Mid-Wales. She has performed in all the top concert venues across the country, including the Royal Albert Hall, London, Sheffield Hallam FM Arena, and the Sage, Gateshead, and has a particular passion for playing more modern, popular styles on the harp.  
  • Mary Harp

    Saturday 12th August

    • Venue: Pilgrims Tearooms, Cathedral Close
    • Time: 11:00am
    • Info: Mary Dunsford has been playing the harp for twenty five years, starting at the age of 8 in Llanfair Caereinion, Mid-Wales. She has performed in all the top concert venues across the country, including the Royal Albert Hall, London, Sheffield Hallam FM Arena, and the Sage, Gateshead, and has a particular passion for playing more modern, popular styles on the harp.  
  • Mary Harp

    Sunday 13th August

    • Venue: Pilgrims Tearooms, Cathedral Close
    • Time: 11:00am
    • Info: Mary Dunsford has been playing the harp for twenty five years, starting at the age of 8 in Llanfair Caereinion, Mid-Wales. She has performed in all the top concert venues across the country, including the Royal Albert Hall, London, Sheffield Hallam FM Arena, and the Sage, Gateshead, and has a particular passion for playing more modern, popular styles on the harp.  

McCarthyism

  • McCarthyism

    Sunday 13th August

    • Venue: Ardent Gallery
    • 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.)

Midnight Hour

  • Midnight Hour 2017

    Saturday 12th 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 Chappell and Friends

  • Mike Chappell 2017

    Friday 11th August

    • Venue: RAFA Club
    • 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.

Mike Gregory - Ex Swinging Blue Jeans

  • Mike Gregory

    Saturday 12th August


Minnie

  • minnie

    Saturday 12th August

    • Venue: Muse at Brecon
    • Time: 6:00pm
    • Info:  Fresh from her debut at Mallyfest this young local performer continues to impress with her growing original songbook along with her own take on several classics. Bound for big school and bigger things.

Morriston Big Band

  • Morriston Big Band

    Saturday 12th August

    • Venue: Pilgrims Tearooms, Cathedral Close
    • Time: 2:00pm
    • Info: Morriston Big Band's library encompasses a wide range of music including jazz, swing, rock and roll, Latin-American, and pop hits from the 60's to the present day.

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