Gigs

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

Artists N-T

Nathan Jones

  • Saturday 12th August


No Direction

  • No Direction

    Saturday 12th August

    • Venue: Markets Tavern
    • Time: 1:00pm
    • Info: No Direction perform the latest and greatest rock and pop songs at the Markets Tavern.
  • No Direction

    Saturday 12th August

    • Venue: Markets Tavern
    • Time: 9:00pm
    • Info: No Direction perform the latest and greatest rock and pop songs at the Markets Tavern.

No Drums After 7pm

  • no drums after 7pm

    Saturday 12th August

    • Venue: Northcote Con Club
    • Time: 3:00pm
    • Info: Aberdare based three piece rock band playing some of their own material and covers including a drummer!! Ha ha!

northern ruins


Oakdale Silver Band

  • Oakdale Silver Band

    Sunday 13th August

    • Venue: Clarence Inn
    • Time: 1:00pm
    • Info:  Very good apparently. The Clarence kicks off its Sunday line-up with the traditional brass band spot.

Omega Two

  • Jazzy Image

    Sunday 13th August

    • Venue: The Boars Head
    • Time: 2:00pm
    • Info: Jane Williams, originally from Cardigan in West Wales but now residing in Cardiff, has been singing since she was 15 and performing on stage, radio and with bands in Welsh and English. In the last few years Jane has concentrated on the quieter side of music performing wowing the audiences with her renditions of some of the jazz classics such as Cry Me A River and Loverman.

On The Rocks

  • The Boar's Head at Fringe

    Friday 11th August

    • Venue: Markets Tavern
    • Time: 9:15pm
    • Info: What can we say? Well, not much. Send us a biog please! Rock maybe?

Paradise

  • paradise

    Thursday 10th August

    • Venue: Clarence Inn
    • Time: 9:15pm
    • Info: This is what they say: 'Paradise' are a 5 piece band. We play the music of Coldplay. We are pleased to say that our debut gig will be at The Clarence on Thursday, August 10th. We then play at The Wellington Hotel on Saturday, August 12th. We are; Mark McCarthy, Bass and Lead Vocals; John Eyre, Keyboards, Guitar and Backing Vocals; Phil O'Sullivan, Drums; Simon Newcombe, Guitar; Molly McCarthy, Keyboards and Backing Vocals. Join us for what might be the adventure of a lifetime.
  • paradise

    Saturday 12th August

    • Venue: The Wellington Hotel
    • Time: 4:00pm
    • Info: This is what they say: 'Paradise' are a 5 piece band. We play the music of Coldplay. We are pleased to say that our debut gig will be at The Clarence on Thursday, August 10th. We then play at The Wellington Hotel on Saturday, August 12th. We are; Mark McCarthy, Bass and Lead Vocals; John Eyre, Keyboards, Guitar and Backing Vocals; Phil O'Sullivan, Drums; Simon Newcombe, Guitar; Molly McCarthy, Keyboards and Backing Vocals. Join us for what might be the adventure of a lifetime.

Patrick

  • Patrick

    Saturday 12th August

    • Venue: Northcote Con Club
    • Time: 4:00pm
    • Info: Patrick sings his own eclectic mix of songs from Squeeze to Johnny Cash---has been likened to David Gray after one particular gig!
  • Patrick

    Sunday 13th August

    • Venue: Northcote Con Club
    • Time: 3:00pm
    • Info: Patrick sings his own eclectic mix of songs from Squeeze to Johnny Cash---has been likened to David Gray after one particular gig!

Paul Daffrun and Paul Cobbold

  • Paul Cobbold and Paul Dafrunn 2017 a

    Saturday 12th August

    • Venue: The White Swan
    • Time: 2:30pm
    • Info: Paul Daffurn is a songwriter and singer based in the UK. He writes in a vein laced with Blues, Alternative Rock and Folk influences and his reflective lyrics communicate a deep, emotional charge. Paul’s current work is essentially acoustic but it still retains all the energy found in earlier band-based performances of his original material with 30 Seconds, Lucyhouse and Greg Ridley (Humble Pie/Spooky Tooth). Paul Cobbold has a very strong link to Rockfield Studio's the rest they say is history: Professional background as a musician (session and bands), sound recording engineer and record producer, live sound engineer and project studio owner. Full time lecturer/teacher in Recording Technology with accreditation for the teaching of adults.
  • Paul Cobbold and Paul Dafrunn 2017 a

    Saturday 12th August

    • Venue: Brecon Tap
    • Time: 5:00pm
    • Info: Paul Daffurn is a songwriter and singer based in the UK. He writes in a vein laced with Blues, Alternative Rock and Folk influences and his reflective lyrics communicate a deep, emotional charge. Paul’s current work is essentially acoustic but it still retains all the energy found in earlier band-based performances of his original material with 30 Seconds, Lucyhouse and Greg Ridley (Humble Pie/Spooky Tooth). Paul Cobbold has a very strong link to Rockfield Studio's the rest they say is history: Professional background as a musician (session and bands), sound recording engineer and record producer, live sound engineer and project studio owner. Full time lecturer/teacher in Recording Technology with accreditation for the teaching of adults.

Paul Keddle's Calling Card

  • calling card 2016

    Saturday 12th August

    • Venue: RAFA Club
    • Time: 1:30pm
    • Info:   'It's gonna rain brother, and it's gonna rain hard, when the blues comes calling with it's calling card'. Oh yes, it's the one and only Paul Keddle and his cool as cats band of musical men with an evening of foot-tapping, hip-swinging, heart-stopping, sassy, smooth Rhythm & Blues to give you a Fringe weekend closer to remember... Oh yeah.  
  • calling card 2016

    Sunday 13th August

    • Venue: The Sarah Siddons
    • Time: 2:00pm
    • Info:   'It's gonna rain brother, and it's gonna rain hard, when the blues comes calling with it's calling card'. Oh yes, it's the one and only Paul Keddle and his cool as cats band of musical men with an evening of foot-tapping, hip-swinging, heart-stopping, sassy, smooth Rhythm & Blues to give you a Fringe weekend closer to remember... Oh yeah.  
  • calling card 2016

    Sunday 13th August

    • Venue: The Hours Cafe and Bookshop
    • Time: 7:00pm
    • Info:   'It's gonna rain brother, and it's gonna rain hard, when the blues comes calling with it's calling card'. Oh yes, it's the one and only Paul Keddle and his cool as cats band of musical men with an evening of foot-tapping, hip-swinging, heart-stopping, sassy, smooth Rhythm & Blues to give you a Fringe weekend closer to remember... Oh yeah.  

Peepshow

  • Peepshow

    Friday 11th August

    • Venue: The Wellington Hotel
    • Time: 8:00pm
    • Info:  4 Blokes, 1 Female, 3 villages, 1 band = PEEPSHOW. Rock covers at their best. With Class and Attitude this is the Hottest Live Cover band in the South Wales Area. 
  • Peepshow

    Saturday 12th August

    • Venue: Markets Tavern
    • Time: 7:00pm
    • Info:  4 Blokes, 1 Female, 3 villages, 1 band = PEEPSHOW. Rock covers at their best. With Class and Attitude this is the Hottest Live Cover band in the South Wales Area. 

Pilgrims Youth Open Mic

  • Mic

    Saturday 12th August

    • Venue: Pilgrims Tearooms, Cathedral Close
    • Time: 12:00pm
    • Info: Sing or Play? Come along and take centre stage during the Brecon Fringe Festival! Mics and amplification provided. Grade 3 plus. Book a slot in advance or turn upon the day. Contact Toni on 07779 704259 or pilgrimstearooms@gmail.com

PK and Shippy

  • paul keddle 2016

    Friday 11th August

    • Venue: Ardent Gallery
    • Time: 8:30pm
    • Info:  It's Paul Keddle and Steve 'Shippy' Shipman.

Platform 1

  • Platform 1

    Saturday 12th August

    • Venue: Brecon Tap
    • Time: 7:30pm
    • Info:  Platform 1. All aboard!!!

Ragsy

  • Ragsy

    Thursday 10th August

    • Venue: Clarence Inn
    • Time: 7:30pm
    • Info: Taking inspiration from his own life experiences and finding catharsis in pouring his emotions into song, Ragsy’s heartfelt lyrics perfectly align with his raw, classic rock-inspired vocals. Crafted over a two-year period following his time on BBC’s The Voice in 2013, mentored by Sir Tom Jones; ‘Ouch!!!’ is a record of the highs and lows, where Ragsy’s distinctive voice tells an honest and impassioned tale of life’s unpredictability.
  • Ragsy

    Sunday 13th August

    • Venue: The Wellington Hotel
    • Time: 2:00pm
    • Info: Taking inspiration from his own life experiences and finding catharsis in pouring his emotions into song, Ragsy’s heartfelt lyrics perfectly align with his raw, classic rock-inspired vocals. Crafted over a two-year period following his time on BBC’s The Voice in 2013, mentored by Sir Tom Jones; ‘Ouch!!!’ is a record of the highs and lows, where Ragsy’s distinctive voice tells an honest and impassioned tale of life’s unpredictability.

Rainbow Sound

  • Rainbow Sound

    Friday 11th August


Raspberry Jam

  • Raspberry Jam

    Sunday 13th August

    • Venue: Markets Tavern
    • Time: 1:00pm
    • Info: The Raspberry Jam cover songs from Mumford & Sons, The Lumineers, Noah & The Whale, Johnny Cash & stretch to others like Avicii, Bastille and even cover a few Irish songs.
  • Raspberry Jam

    Sunday 13th August

    • Venue: Markets Tavern
    • Time: 9:00pm
    • Info: The Raspberry Jam cover songs from Mumford & Sons, The Lumineers, Noah & The Whale, Johnny Cash & stretch to others like Avicii, Bastille and even cover a few Irish songs.

Reece

  • Reece

    Friday 11th August

    • Venue: The Boars Head
    • Time: 6:00pm
    • Info: Originally started as a solo acoustic project by Rob Reece, Reece the band have now turned into a four piece rocking machine from South Wales, blending together elements of hard rock, pop and prog, harmony-rich vocals and big anthem style choruses that scream melody from start to finish. Rob Reece: Bass/Lead Vocals, Jon Davies: Guitars/ Backing Vocals and Russ Rogers: Drums & Percussion.

Reece Hughes

  • Sunday 13th August

    • Venue: 21A
    • Time: 4:00pm
    • Info:  Reece Hughes

Rhythm Slicks


Ross and Meg

  • NE

    Sunday 13th August

    • Venue: Northcote Con Club
    • Time: 2:00pm
    • Info: They say: We're a chilled out country/pop band from Brecon, and we love doing what we do! We play a range of songs and styles so come on down and sing along! From Hen-dos to hoedowns, we're always looking forward to performing.

Running On Empty

  • Running On Empty 2017

    Friday 11th August

    • Venue: 21A
    • Time: 8:00pm
    • Info: Clevedon based outfit Running on Empty return to the Fringe once more with their eclectic mix of covers from the 60s up to today (almost!). Despite being fairly rooted in Blues and Rock, their set extends to Reggae, Motown, Pop, Soul, Rock n Roll and even Jazz (if you ask nicely!). “We love coming over to play the Fringe. We get to play some beautiful venues and to some of the best, most welcoming crowds we’ve ever encountered”.
    • www.facebook.com/RoEBand
  • Running On Empty 2017

    Saturday 12th August

    • Venue: The Boars Head
    • Time: 12:30pm
    • Info: Clevedon based outfit Running on Empty return to the Fringe once more with their eclectic mix of covers from the 60s up to today (almost!). Despite being fairly rooted in Blues and Rock, their set extends to Reggae, Motown, Pop, Soul, Rock n Roll and even Jazz (if you ask nicely!). “We love coming over to play the Fringe. We get to play some beautiful venues and to some of the best, most welcoming crowds we’ve ever encountered”.
    • www.facebook.com/RoEBand
  • Running On Empty 2017

    Saturday 12th August

    • Venue: Northcote Con Club
    • Time: 5:00pm
    • Info: Clevedon based outfit Running on Empty return to the Fringe once more with their eclectic mix of covers from the 60s up to today (almost!). Despite being fairly rooted in Blues and Rock, their set extends to Reggae, Motown, Pop, Soul, Rock n Roll and even Jazz (if you ask nicely!). “We love coming over to play the Fringe. We get to play some beautiful venues and to some of the best, most welcoming crowds we’ve ever encountered”.
    • www.facebook.com/RoEBand
  • Running On Empty 2017

    Saturday 12th August

    • Venue: The Wellington Hotel
    • Time: 9:30pm
    • Info: Clevedon based outfit Running on Empty return to the Fringe once more with their eclectic mix of covers from the 60s up to today (almost!). Despite being fairly rooted in Blues and Rock, their set extends to Reggae, Motown, Pop, Soul, Rock n Roll and even Jazz (if you ask nicely!). “We love coming over to play the Fringe. We get to play some beautiful venues and to some of the best, most welcoming crowds we’ve ever encountered”.
    • www.facebook.com/RoEBand

Sadie Jane & The Steve Williams Trio


Samba Brecon

  • Samba Brecon

    Saturday 12th August

    • Venue: Pilgrims Tearooms, Cathedral Close
    • Time: 1:30pm
    • Info: Harleys Bars, oddly under the impression this year that it's a Brecon Jazz venue. (No, mate. Brecon Jazz are next door. Number twelve, with a red door). However, Samba Brecon was formed after Brecon Fringe two years ago when founder member Catherine Pape heard a visiting samba band and decided to get a local one started. Samba Brecon now has a regular membership and a calendar of local events.

Scuffed Up Boots


Sicknote Steve

  • Sicknote Steve 1 2016

    Saturday 12th August

    • Venue: Clarence Inn
    • Time: 3:00pm
    • Info:  I'm assuming here that Sicknote Steve could be a bit like Seasick Steve.  Do you like your blues played on rudimentary instruments and hollered as if your life depended on it? Do you long for the days when Seasick Steve played small clubs and didn’t command such a hefty entrance fee, well if you answered yes to the following couple of questions salvation could be in hand. Whilst stumbling around at Upton Blues Festival, we chanced upon Mr Sicknote Steve, a man who know’s a think about feral howling blues and recreating that authentic Seasick sound.
    • www.sicknotesteve.co.uk
  • Sicknote Steve 1 2016

    Saturday 12th August

    • Venue: Brecon Tap
    • Time: 10:30pm
    • Info:  I'm assuming here that Sicknote Steve could be a bit like Seasick Steve.  Do you like your blues played on rudimentary instruments and hollered as if your life depended on it? Do you long for the days when Seasick Steve played small clubs and didn’t command such a hefty entrance fee, well if you answered yes to the following couple of questions salvation could be in hand. Whilst stumbling around at Upton Blues Festival, we chanced upon Mr Sicknote Steve, a man who know’s a think about feral howling blues and recreating that authentic Seasick sound.
    • www.sicknotesteve.co.uk
  • Sicknote Steve 1 2016

    Sunday 13th August

    • Venue: Brecon Workmens Social Club
    • Time: 4:30pm
    • Info:  I'm assuming here that Sicknote Steve could be a bit like Seasick Steve.  Do you like your blues played on rudimentary instruments and hollered as if your life depended on it? Do you long for the days when Seasick Steve played small clubs and didn’t command such a hefty entrance fee, well if you answered yes to the following couple of questions salvation could be in hand. Whilst stumbling around at Upton Blues Festival, we chanced upon Mr Sicknote Steve, a man who know’s a think about feral howling blues and recreating that authentic Seasick sound.
    • www.sicknotesteve.co.uk

Silurian

  • Silurian

    Saturday 12th August


Single Cherryshoe

  • single cherryshoe

    Saturday 12th August

    • Venue: Muse at Brecon
    • Time: 6:30pm
    • Info:  Lead singer from Cherryshoes, local pop noir legends, goes it alone with new material. In an electro Pop style. Lisa brings her unique voice to bare in new and wonderful ways, be sure not to miss the etheral delights of this marvelously talented artist.
    • soundcloud.com/lj-nova

Songhouse


Spirit Of Boogie

  • Spirit Of Boogie

    Friday 11th August

    • Venue: Clarence Inn
    • Time: 9:15pm
    • Info: Spirit of Boogie are 12 of the Valleys best musicians playing the funkiest music around! A Supergroup funk band bringing together the finest musicians straight outta the valleys! Spirit of Boogie are 12 of the Valleys best musicians playing the funkiest music around! A bozo family of spaced out mothers intent on shifting your brains and moving your butts. Solid Grooves, Disconnecting the Mothership Connection, String cleaning, Jive turkying, All manner of bodacious awesomeness.                                                                                                              FRINGE WRITE-UP: Spirit Of Boogie Dance with the boogie get high. 'Cause boogie nights are always the best in town. Or so sung Heatwave in 1976. Fast forward about 40 years and it’s another bunch of chaps and chapettes singing and playing with identical gusto. Some might say with a bit more gusto than that of the original. Spirit Of Boogie call themselves the baddest and the downright craziest eleven piece funk mega band this universe has ever seen. And I’m not going to argue with that. No way. As they say: Got to keep on dancing. Keep on dancing. Spirit Of Boogie play The Clarence on Fringe Friday at 9.15pm.

Steph James

  • Steph James

    Saturday 12th August

    • Venue: The Bank Bar and Kitchen
    • Time: 2:00pm
    • Info: Steph James is a Brecon-based singer/songwriter and guitarist who has performed all over Wales both in a band and as a solo performer. Hers is a soulful poppy style that has won her many fans.

Stuck In The Middle

  • Stuck In The Middle

    Sunday 13th August

    • Venue: The White Swan
    • Time: 7:00pm
    • Info: Oooh, mysterious. Not currently on any internet platforms. Do they exist? Who knows?

sudden impact


Tarion

  • Tarion 2017

    Sunday 13th August

    • Venue: The Gremlin
    • Time: 1:00pm
    • Info: Tarion are a female rock band from S E Wales, playing an original upbeat exciting live set...lil bit rocky, lil bit funky, lil bit punky. Mesmerising inspiring vocals from captivating front singer J, funky chunky guitar riffs by Clare, steady baselines from Judybass, and ripping beats from awesome drummer Sali.
  • Tarion 2017

    Sunday 13th August

    • Venue: Pilgrims Tearooms, Cathedral Close
    • Time: 4:00pm
    • Info: Tarion are a female rock band from S E Wales, playing an original upbeat exciting live set...lil bit rocky, lil bit funky, lil bit punky. Mesmerising inspiring vocals from captivating front singer J, funky chunky guitar riffs by Clare, steady baselines from Judybass, and ripping beats from awesome drummer Sali.

TBC - to be confirmed!

  • Valve

    Sunday 13th August

    • Venue: The White Swan
    • Time: 7:00pm
    • Info:  TBC - the hardest working band in Wales! 

The Acoustix

  • The Acoustix

    Saturday 12th August

    • Venue: The Boars Head
    • Time: 3:30pm
    • Info: Three piece band playing various types of covers music which will end the festival with a bang!
  • The Acoustix

    Sunday 13th August

    • Venue: The Gremlin
    • Time: 6:30pm
    • Info: Three piece band playing various types of covers music which will end the festival with a bang!

The Albino Frogs

  • Albino Frogs 2016 a

    Friday 11th August

    • Venue: Northcote Con Club
    • Time: 8:30pm
    • Info: The Albino Frogs biog says: "They are simply known as “The Frogs” to their ever growing number of followers supporting their smiling upbeat music, This five piece band from the South Wales Valleys appeals to all ages, as they deal out plenty of funky Latin rocky grooves, which get your foot tapping and the body swaying. It doesn’t end there, there's also some jazz and country thrown into the mix for good measure. The song writing is top draw; it gets you going with instantly hummable melodies and memorable hooks, so much so that by the second chorus you are easily singing along. Solid yet funky bass, drums, and percussion are provided by Daryl Cook, Dai Lewis, and Remo Lusardi, serving to underpin the slap and tickle guitar style, and powerful vocal of Ian Day, while Ric Lawton’s virtuoso saxophone, puts the icing on the cake.With 3 and 4 part vocal harmonies in abundance, The Frogs generate a very full tight and inspiring sound. Its Steely Dan meets Huw and Cry meets Little Feet, for those who like comparisons, but for this band, truly original and quirky is what they’re about."   “Album review. Artist : Albino Frogs Title : Big Dog (2016) Albino Frogs are not what you expect - 5 middle aged folkies they are not. Think instead, Steely Dan, The Doobie Brothers, Was Not Was, Tom Scott or any of those smooth US jazz influenced bands - there's even a bit of Robbie Robertson in there ! 'Big Dog' is their third album and what an album it is ! Great songwriting and playing from Ian Day and the musicianship is superb too - solid grooves from Dai Lewis and Remo Lusardi with sublime bass playing from Daz Cook, but what puts these guys head and shoulders above their contemporaries is the addition of Ric Lawton on Sax & flute. If you get the chance to see these guys live grab it with both hands and get a hold of 'Big Dog' now ! Further suggested listening : The Loop / Dragon's Rock. www.reverbnation.com/albinofrogs” — Mike Kennedy, Welsh Connections  
  • Albino Frogs 2016 a

    Saturday 12th August

    • Venue: Brecon Rugby Club
    • Time: 3:30pm
    • Info: The Albino Frogs biog says: "They are simply known as “The Frogs” to their ever growing number of followers supporting their smiling upbeat music, This five piece band from the South Wales Valleys appeals to all ages, as they deal out plenty of funky Latin rocky grooves, which get your foot tapping and the body swaying. It doesn’t end there, there's also some jazz and country thrown into the mix for good measure. The song writing is top draw; it gets you going with instantly hummable melodies and memorable hooks, so much so that by the second chorus you are easily singing along. Solid yet funky bass, drums, and percussion are provided by Daryl Cook, Dai Lewis, and Remo Lusardi, serving to underpin the slap and tickle guitar style, and powerful vocal of Ian Day, while Ric Lawton’s virtuoso saxophone, puts the icing on the cake.With 3 and 4 part vocal harmonies in abundance, The Frogs generate a very full tight and inspiring sound. Its Steely Dan meets Huw and Cry meets Little Feet, for those who like comparisons, but for this band, truly original and quirky is what they’re about."   “Album review. Artist : Albino Frogs Title : Big Dog (2016) Albino Frogs are not what you expect - 5 middle aged folkies they are not. Think instead, Steely Dan, The Doobie Brothers, Was Not Was, Tom Scott or any of those smooth US jazz influenced bands - there's even a bit of Robbie Robertson in there ! 'Big Dog' is their third album and what an album it is ! Great songwriting and playing from Ian Day and the musicianship is superb too - solid grooves from Dai Lewis and Remo Lusardi with sublime bass playing from Daz Cook, but what puts these guys head and shoulders above their contemporaries is the addition of Ric Lawton on Sax & flute. If you get the chance to see these guys live grab it with both hands and get a hold of 'Big Dog' now ! Further suggested listening : The Loop / Dragon's Rock. www.reverbnation.com/albinofrogs” — Mike Kennedy, Welsh Connections  

The Breakfast Club

  • breakfast club 2

    Saturday 12th August

    • Venue: The Boars Head
    • Time: 6:00pm
    • Info: 80s tribute band. Playing all the hits of the 80s with a couple of Oasis numbers to keep the landlord happy!!

The Bus Pass Blues Band

  • bus pass blues band

    Saturday 12th August

    • Venue: Castle Hotel
    • Time: 2:30pm
    • Info:  The Bus Pass Blues Band - Four seasoned musicians with many years experience of live performances individually playing all over the UK, Europe, North America and Australia. Formed nine months ago playing blues, rock and loving every note.
    • www.facebook.com/graham.howellmorgan

The Deadly

  • The Deadly

    Saturday 12th August

    • Venue: Northcote Con Club
    • Time: 8:30pm
    • Info: The Deadly are a four piece rock and roll band from Builth Wells, Mid Wales. They say: "We have been writing and performing since 2010 and have established a local reputation as an exciting originals and covers band. Performing songs of our own and covers from Bruce Springsteen to the Talking Heads, we guarantee an energetic night of quality music and entertainment." They guarantee it and that's good enough for me.
    • www.facebook.com/thedeadlymusic

The Dole Age

  • The Dole Age

    Saturday 12th August

    • Venue: Muse at Brecon
    • Time: 8:30pm
    • Info:  These 5 Merthyr boys put nothing but energy and passion into their live performances, they've been compared to the likes of The Libertines, The Housemartens and The Bluetones but you could never define their diverse sound. After a few line up changes, the boys are starting to conquer the local and national music scene, playing gigs all over the UK and gaining prime time radio play on BBC Radio Wales and various other radio stations building on their ever-growing fan base.
    • www.facebook.com/thedoleage/?fref=ts

The Eezygeezers

  • Eezygeezers 2

    Friday 11th August

    • Venue: Clarence Inn
    • Time: 7:15pm
    • Info: The Eezygeezers were born from the ashes of the Heebeegeebeezs one of Breconshires best loved covers bands. Our core philosophy is eclecticism, and we entertain audiences with a mixture of weird and wonderful songs outside the orbit of most other bands. From classic 60's, mod to metal, psychedelia to dance, glam rock to grunge, punk to ska and roots rock reggae and the downright weird, get on board the national express with Gethin Evans (guitars/vocals), Sean Hackett ( drums/percussion), Jon Price ( bass/vocals) and Nigel "drilla" Williams ( keyboard/vocals), and let these geezers take you on a magical mystery tour.
  • Eezygeezers 2

    Sunday 13th August

    • Venue: Brecon Rugby Club
    • Time: 5:30pm
    • Info: The Eezygeezers were born from the ashes of the Heebeegeebeezs one of Breconshires best loved covers bands. Our core philosophy is eclecticism, and we entertain audiences with a mixture of weird and wonderful songs outside the orbit of most other bands. From classic 60's, mod to metal, psychedelia to dance, glam rock to grunge, punk to ska and roots rock reggae and the downright weird, get on board the national express with Gethin Evans (guitars/vocals), Sean Hackett ( drums/percussion), Jon Price ( bass/vocals) and Nigel "drilla" Williams ( keyboard/vocals), and let these geezers take you on a magical mystery tour.

The Godseys

  • The Godseys 2017

    Sunday 13th August

    • Venue: Castle Hotel
    • Time: 7:30pm
    • Info: Raised on Waltons mountain during the Great Depression, The Godseys have been honing their skills for years. Razor sharp musicianship, soaring harmonies, a thunderous rhythm section and plenty of country twang. If you're waiting for the Depression to end, fill yer boots with The Godseys.

The Harrisons

  • harrisons 2017

    Saturday 12th August

    • Venue: Clarence Inn
    • Time: 1:00pm
    • Info:  Two guitars and a trombone. It shouldn't really work, should it? But it does! Fabulous vocals and well known tunes. All the way from Bristol. They say: The Harrisons are a Bristol based trio with the unusual line-up of two acoustic guitars and a slide trombone. But don't be put off, it really works! Steve Treble, John Cornick and Al Thomas play a mix of country, standards, rock and roll and musical tunes. All three sing in close harmony as well as being veteran players of their instruments. You never know what's coming next.
  • harrisons 2017

    Sunday 13th August

    • Venue: Castle Hotel
    • Time: 4:30pm
    • Info:  Two guitars and a trombone. It shouldn't really work, should it? But it does! Fabulous vocals and well known tunes. All the way from Bristol. They say: The Harrisons are a Bristol based trio with the unusual line-up of two acoustic guitars and a slide trombone. But don't be put off, it really works! Steve Treble, John Cornick and Al Thomas play a mix of country, standards, rock and roll and musical tunes. All three sing in close harmony as well as being veteran players of their instruments. You never know what's coming next.

The Hideaway Trio

  • Saturday 12th August

    • Venue: Castle Hotel
    • Time: 5:00pm
    • Info: Formed in 2008 by Gareth Price, the Hideaway Trio are a power trio who blend blues, rock and soul/funk into a sound of their own. The Hideaway Trio is the band that sees Gareth, stepping into the role of playing ,singing and writing. His love for the blues is what drives his music but he’s influenced by other music such as rock, jazz, gospel and soul. Gareth’s key influences as a guitarist are Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy, Otis Rush, BB King, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Doyle Bramhall II, Rory Gallagher and Matt Schofield.  
    • www.hideawaytrio.co.uk/

The Jaw

  • The Jaw 2017

    Friday 11th August

    • Venue: Muse at Brecon
    • Time: 10:00pm
    • Info:  Described by Yack Magazine as 'serving up a chin slapping plate full of balls with a heaping side order of ovaries...sure to melt your face to a slimy puddle of awesome', The Jaw are a never note perfect wit-post punk trio from Brixton. One third harsh on the ear, two thirds easy on the eye, they sing/shout weird pop songs about such everyday subjects as finding and falling in love with decapitated human hands and philosophising on what would happen in the world if it turned out god was gay. Performances from The Jaw often feature levels of boy-girl swordplay, radioactive makeup and skin on show some conservatives may find offensive. Amen. See the proof of you their marmite pudding at; Youtube:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqcHKPKNzIc
    • www.facebook.com/TheJawband/

The Jazzabelles

  • The Jazzabelles

    Friday 11th August

    • Venue: Pilgrims Tearooms, Cathedral Close
    • Time: 1:30pm
    • Info: Vocal jazz duo The Jazzabelles will take you on a journey through much loved classics from The Great American Songbook through to contemporary arsists such as Norah Jones via Dionne Warwick, Julie London and Nina Simone.

The Mists Of Time

  • Mists Of Time 2014

    Friday 11th August

    • Venue: The White Swan
    • Time: 8:30pm
    • Info: The Mists Of Time recreate hits from the 60s with an authentic sound. Bob Whittaker: guitar / vocals Roger Leakey: bass Carolyn Chick: keyboards / vocals Geoff Gage: drums / vocals
    • www.themistsoftime.co.uk
  • Mists Of Time 2014

    Sunday 13th August

    • Venue: Brecon Rugby Club
    • Time: 2:30pm
    • Info: The Mists Of Time recreate hits from the 60s with an authentic sound. Bob Whittaker: guitar / vocals Roger Leakey: bass Carolyn Chick: keyboards / vocals Geoff Gage: drums / vocals
    • www.themistsoftime.co.uk

The Moonbirds

  • the moonbirds

    Sunday 13th August

    • Venue: Muse at Brecon
    • Time: 8:00pm
    • Info:  The Moon Birds are a 5 piece funk, soul and blues band from Merthyr Tydfil. Widely-renowned for their exceptionally mesmerising live performances, The Moon Birds are a fearsome force in the Welsh music scene, recently winning the highly acclaimed Big Gig 2016 competition and also being voted Cardiff's best live band at the 2017 Cardiff Music Awards.

The Parcel Of Rogues

  • Parcel Of Rogues 2013

    Saturday 12th August

    • Venue: Brecon Workmens Social Club
    • Time: 12:30pm
    • Info: The Parcel Of Rogues are a folk rock band playing an eclectic mix of folk, roots, and rock based music. The repertoire is widely diverse, from driving foot stompers to slow atmospheric ballads, with a selection of traditional and Irish folk songs, plus a wide range in between! All performed with excellent musicianship, vocal harmonies and peppered with a great deal of fun, they are always well received by their audiences. The band likes to get the audience involved, singing and dancing, and are not a ‘finger in the ear’ type of band by any means! The most frequently heard comments about the band: "What a breath of fresh air these guys are - definitely not the same old, same-old!"   www.parcel-of-rogues.co.uk
    • www.parcel-of-rogues.co.uk
  • Parcel Of Rogues 2013

    Saturday 12th August

    • Venue: Brecon Rugby Club
    • Time: 6:30pm
    • Info: The Parcel Of Rogues are a folk rock band playing an eclectic mix of folk, roots, and rock based music. The repertoire is widely diverse, from driving foot stompers to slow atmospheric ballads, with a selection of traditional and Irish folk songs, plus a wide range in between! All performed with excellent musicianship, vocal harmonies and peppered with a great deal of fun, they are always well received by their audiences. The band likes to get the audience involved, singing and dancing, and are not a ‘finger in the ear’ type of band by any means! The most frequently heard comments about the band: "What a breath of fresh air these guys are - definitely not the same old, same-old!"   www.parcel-of-rogues.co.uk
    • www.parcel-of-rogues.co.uk

The Quay Street Band

  • quay st

    Saturday 12th August

    • Venue: Clarence Inn
    • Time: 7:00pm
    • Info:  Who knows what these guys are like? If you're a member of The Quay Street Band please send us a pic and a biog. (maxencala@gmail.com please).

The Semantics

  • The Semantics

    Saturday 12th August

    • Venue: Brecon Workmens Social Club
    • Time: 2:00pm
    • Info: The Semantics are back with a new lineup (again), a new greatest hits CD (?), and even some new songs. Once again a selection of class songs from Johnny Cash to Johnny Nash via Stones, Script, Daft Punk and just Daft. The only thing that’s predictable is the unpredictability of the set. From rock to reggae and maybe a little bit of gospel, just in case your soul needs saving. Playing two sets at the Workmans’ Club, Andy and de boyz are joined by the female voice that is Louise Gaw, so if you like harmonies, twin guitars and surprises, come on down
  • The Semantics

    Saturday 12th August

    • Venue: The Wellington Hotel
    • Time: 9:00pm
    • Info: The Semantics are back with a new lineup (again), a new greatest hits CD (?), and even some new songs. Once again a selection of class songs from Johnny Cash to Johnny Nash via Stones, Script, Daft Punk and just Daft. The only thing that’s predictable is the unpredictability of the set. From rock to reggae and maybe a little bit of gospel, just in case your soul needs saving. Playing two sets at the Workmans’ Club, Andy and de boyz are joined by the female voice that is Louise Gaw, so if you like harmonies, twin guitars and surprises, come on down
  • The Semantics

    Sunday 13th August

    • Venue: Brecon Workmens Social Club
    • Time: 2:00pm
    • Info: The Semantics are back with a new lineup (again), a new greatest hits CD (?), and even some new songs. Once again a selection of class songs from Johnny Cash to Johnny Nash via Stones, Script, Daft Punk and just Daft. The only thing that’s predictable is the unpredictability of the set. From rock to reggae and maybe a little bit of gospel, just in case your soul needs saving. Playing two sets at the Workmans’ Club, Andy and de boyz are joined by the female voice that is Louise Gaw, so if you like harmonies, twin guitars and surprises, come on down
  • The Semantics

    Sunday 13th August

    • Venue: Clarence Inn
    • Time: 7:15pm
    • Info: The Semantics are back with a new lineup (again), a new greatest hits CD (?), and even some new songs. Once again a selection of class songs from Johnny Cash to Johnny Nash via Stones, Script, Daft Punk and just Daft. The only thing that’s predictable is the unpredictability of the set. From rock to reggae and maybe a little bit of gospel, just in case your soul needs saving. Playing two sets at the Workmans’ Club, Andy and de boyz are joined by the female voice that is Louise Gaw, so if you like harmonies, twin guitars and surprises, come on down

The Spartans

  • The Spartans 2016

    Friday 11th August

    • Venue: Brecon Workmens Social Club
    • Time: 8:00pm
    • Info: You read right. Local Ska Legends have reformed to once again bless the Workmans Club with their own brand of High energy good time ska with a touch of madness.

The Spectrums

  • The Spectrums

    Saturday 12th August

    • Venue: The Gremlin
    • Time: 4:30pm
    • Info: Electrifying and energetic 80s Electronic / New Wave covers band based in Aberdare playing hits by artists such as David Bowie, The Cure, Dead Or Alive, New Order, Soft Cell, Hall & Oates, The B-52s, Echo & The Bunnymen, The Smiths, The Human League, Depeche Mode and more...

The Speedgums


The Stokers

  • Stokers Live

    Saturday 12th August

    • Venue: The Sarah Siddons
    • Time: 2:00pm
    • Info: The Stokers are a good time rocking Rhythm and Blues band that take their influences from Dr.Feelgood, early Fleetwood Mac, and B.B. King. They also incorporate songs from The Blues Brothers and The Commitments soundtracks within their set list. Formed in Merthyr Tydfil, South Wales in 2003 the Band were originally called “The Mean-Eyed Cats”, the band comprised of Allan ‘Lefty’ Jones (Lead Guitar and Lead Vocal) Andy Thomas (Bass Guitar) Steve ‘Shippy’ Shipman (Harmonica and Backing Vocals) GJ Williams (Saxophone, Lead and Backing Vocals) and Paul Williams (Drums). In March of 2009 they recruited Gavin James (keyboards) and in 2010 bolstered the sound further by recruiting Peter Walker (Guitar and Backing Vocals).    
    • www.facebook.com/TheStokersBand
  • Stokers Live

    Saturday 12th August

    • Venue: The Gremlin
    • Time: 7:30pm
    • Info: The Stokers are a good time rocking Rhythm and Blues band that take their influences from Dr.Feelgood, early Fleetwood Mac, and B.B. King. They also incorporate songs from The Blues Brothers and The Commitments soundtracks within their set list. Formed in Merthyr Tydfil, South Wales in 2003 the Band were originally called “The Mean-Eyed Cats”, the band comprised of Allan ‘Lefty’ Jones (Lead Guitar and Lead Vocal) Andy Thomas (Bass Guitar) Steve ‘Shippy’ Shipman (Harmonica and Backing Vocals) GJ Williams (Saxophone, Lead and Backing Vocals) and Paul Williams (Drums). In March of 2009 they recruited Gavin James (keyboards) and in 2010 bolstered the sound further by recruiting Peter Walker (Guitar and Backing Vocals).    
    • www.facebook.com/TheStokersBand
  • Stokers Live

    Sunday 13th August

    • Venue: The White Swan
    • Time: 4:30pm
    • Info: The Stokers are a good time rocking Rhythm and Blues band that take their influences from Dr.Feelgood, early Fleetwood Mac, and B.B. King. They also incorporate songs from The Blues Brothers and The Commitments soundtracks within their set list. Formed in Merthyr Tydfil, South Wales in 2003 the Band were originally called “The Mean-Eyed Cats”, the band comprised of Allan ‘Lefty’ Jones (Lead Guitar and Lead Vocal) Andy Thomas (Bass Guitar) Steve ‘Shippy’ Shipman (Harmonica and Backing Vocals) GJ Williams (Saxophone, Lead and Backing Vocals) and Paul Williams (Drums). In March of 2009 they recruited Gavin James (keyboards) and in 2010 bolstered the sound further by recruiting Peter Walker (Guitar and Backing Vocals).    
    • www.facebook.com/TheStokersBand

The Trends Party Band

  • The Trends

    Friday 11th August

    • Venue: The Gremlin
    • Time: 9:00pm
    • Info: This is what they say... We are a Wedding & Function band based in Cardiff, South Wales. Our extensive song list was achieved over the last four years performing together, we’ve performed for countless high profile events and clients such as Principal Hotel Company & Celebrity Cruises International. Our song list is ever expanding and updated but we include a variety of classics from 50's rock & roll, 60's soul, 70's funk & disco, 80's cheese & rock, really something for everyone and all ages.

The Troupe

  • The Troupe

    Sunday 13th August

    • Venue: Brecon Tap
    • Time: 2:00pm
    • Info: Grace Baker, Nell Williams and Nia Roles

The Tudor Kings of Rhythm

  • Tudor Kings of Rhythm

    Saturday 12th August

    • Venue: RAFA Club
    • Time: 8:00pm
    • Info: The Kings of Rhythm are a five piece mainstream jazz band

The Washboard Resonators

  • The Washboard Resonators

    Thursday 10th August

    • Venue: Muse at Brecon
    • Time: 8:30pm
    • Info: The Washboard Resonators are a fantastic duo of guitar/banjo and washboard. They play footstomping blues, ragtime, swing and folk like it was on the street corners of America in the 1920s, 30s & 40s. The band has played many gigs, including Huddersfield Food & Drink Festival, C FAB Folk Festival in Lincolnshire and many pubs and bars. This duo is perfect for situations where something acoustic, but energetic and lively is required.   FRINGE WRITE-UP: The Washboard Resonators - Washboards, kazoos and Dobro guitars – that’s where the ‘resonator’ part comes in here. Tasteful, smart hipsters you might say. Very old songs you might say. Still worth an hour of any Fringe-goer’s time. I cannot help but think though (I like them, I really do), that if they’d got a few more of their mates involved they could pull off some Spike Jones routines (Cocktails For Two, That Old Black Magic etc). The Washboard Resonators play The Muse on Fringe Thursday at 8.30pm.
    • thewashboardresonators.com

The Welsh Guitar Duo

  • The Welsh Guitar Duo

    Sunday 13th August

    • Venue: Northcote Con Club
    • Time: 5:00pm
    • Info:  Guitarists playing everything from jazz to country.

This River

  • This River

    Saturday 12th August

    • Venue: Markets Tavern
    • Time: 5:00pm
    • Info: This river are a 4 piece melodic rock band from Swansea, south Wales. Consisting of experienced musicians, they have performed all over the UK and Portugal. The winners of the 2005 British Chicago rock academy, they have supported Idlewild, Hundred Reasons, Rachel Stevens, Lulu, Fine young cannibals. They have also had regular TV and Radio Performances. An up and coming band with daring covers and 2 albums of originals, this river remain loyal to their fans frequently performing on the local circuit performing in English and welsh

Three Good Reasons

  • Three Good Reasons

    Sunday 13th August

    • Venue: Markets Tavern
    • Time: 3:00pm
    • Info: Young Brecon band, Brecon Fringe Festival regulars.

Tim Manning

  • Tim Manning 2017

    Saturday 12th August

    • Venue: Brecon Market Hall
    • Time: 4:00pm
    • Info: Tim Manning from Blind River Scare does a solo spot. Blind River Scare produce Americana-tinged bitter-sweet songs played within a laid back folk rock template.
  • Tim Manning 2017

    Sunday 13th August

    • Venue: Ardent Gallery
    • Time: 1:00pm
    • Info: Tim Manning from Blind River Scare does a solo spot. Blind River Scare produce Americana-tinged bitter-sweet songs played within a laid back folk rock template.

Tim Manning, Darren Baker and Silurian

  • Fringe at Brecon Market

    Saturday 12th August

    • Venue: Brecon Market Hall
    • Time: 12:00pm
    • Info:  Tim Manning, Darren Baker and Silurian at Fringe at Brecon Market

Tim Manning, Paul Keddle and John Eyre

  • Fringe at Brecon Market

    Saturday 12th August


Tom Crow

  • Tom Crow

    Sunday 13th August

    • Venue: Northcote Con Club
    • Time: 3:30pm
    • Info: Singer/songwriter. Fresh from Cambridge Folk Festival

Toriah Fontaine

  • Toriah Fontaine

    Friday 11th August

    • Venue: The Sarah Siddons
    • Time: 7:30pm
    • Info:  "Jazz Blues Powerhouse Toriah Fontaine delights audiences with her beautifully classic and soulful voice".  Toriah Fontaine first exploded on to the blues scene accompanied by only a pianist stripping everything back to bare bones, it was a brave move and she quickly became a household name amongst blues promoters and aficionados alike. She has now started making new waves with a full band line up, and guest appearances and collaborations with other artists. She has just recorded a Live album and has been interviewed for Blues Matters magazine.  
    • www.toriahfontaine.co.uk
  • Toriah Fontaine

    Saturday 12th August

    • Venue: Brecon Rugby Club
    • Time: 9:00pm
    • Info:  "Jazz Blues Powerhouse Toriah Fontaine delights audiences with her beautifully classic and soulful voice".  Toriah Fontaine first exploded on to the blues scene accompanied by only a pianist stripping everything back to bare bones, it was a brave move and she quickly became a household name amongst blues promoters and aficionados alike. She has now started making new waves with a full band line up, and guest appearances and collaborations with other artists. She has just recorded a Live album and has been interviewed for Blues Matters magazine.  
    • www.toriahfontaine.co.uk
  • Toriah Fontaine

    Sunday 13th August

    • Venue: The White Swan
    • Time: 12:30pm
    • Info:  "Jazz Blues Powerhouse Toriah Fontaine delights audiences with her beautifully classic and soulful voice".  Toriah Fontaine first exploded on to the blues scene accompanied by only a pianist stripping everything back to bare bones, it was a brave move and she quickly became a household name amongst blues promoters and aficionados alike. She has now started making new waves with a full band line up, and guest appearances and collaborations with other artists. She has just recorded a Live album and has been interviewed for Blues Matters magazine.  
    • www.toriahfontaine.co.uk

Two Day Coma

  • two day coma

    Friday 11th August

    • Venue: Muse at Brecon
    • Time: 9:00pm
    • Info:  Music that concerns itself with melody, harmony and honesty. Two Day Coma have their own lyric-driven style that draws influence from indie, folk and hip hop.
    • www.facebook.com/twodaycoma/


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Brecon Fringe Festival 2017

Brecon Fringe Festival 2017 will take place from Thursday, August 10 - Sunday, August 13. There are 30+ venues again in 2017 with live music and other events taking place all over town and in nearby villages.

The 2017 programme will be updated shortly  but visit us our Facebook Page  and follow @BreconFringe for up to date news and comments in the meantime.

 


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