Gigs

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

Artists N-T

Nature Craft Session

  • Nature Craft Session

    Saturday 10th August

    • Venue: Subud
    • Time: 10:00am
    • Info:  Takes place at the Subud. 

Nia and Billy

  • Brecon Fringe Book

    Sunday 11th August

    • Venue: Brecon Tap
    • Time: 4:00pm
    • Info:  Nia and Billy

No Direction

  • No Direction

    Sunday 11th August

    • Venue: Markets Tavern
    • Time: 8:00pm
    • Info: No Direction perform the latest and greatest rock and pop songs at the Markets Tavern.

Northern Ruins

  • northern ruins 2019

    Saturday 10th August

    • Venue: Brecon Rugby Club
    • Time: 6:30pm
    • Info: Brecon based local boys, Adam, Owain, Jonny and Neal make up Northern Ruins. A young Energised indie-rock outfit who have braced the stages at Brecon Fringe Festival, Brecknock YFC rally and the YPV stage during the RWAS. Playing a mixture of popular cover songs and also writing original music.
  • northern ruins 2019

    Saturday 10th August

    • Venue: Castle Hotel
    • Time: 10:00pm
    • Info: Brecon based local boys, Adam, Owain, Jonny and Neal make up Northern Ruins. A young Energised indie-rock outfit who have braced the stages at Brecon Fringe Festival, Brecknock YFC rally and the YPV stage during the RWAS. Playing a mixture of popular cover songs and also writing original music.

Open Door

  • open door cap

    Saturday 10th August

    • Venue: Plough Chapel
    • Time: 2:30pm
    • Info: They say: Open Door are an independent Christian Music Group, with membership drawn from Churches in the Brecon area. Our aim is to bring new Christian Music to Churches and Chapels across the area. The numbers in the group vary from a duo to a nine piece band, playing music ranging from Matt Redman, Tim Hughes, Hillsong, Rend Collective, Michael W Smith and many others, plus the occasional more traditional Hymn or Chorus with our own style!

Open Mic at Markets Tavern

  • Blues Guitar Image

    Sunday 11th August

    • Venue: Markets Tavern
    • Time: 1:00pm
    • Info:  Open Mic at Markets Tavern

Patrick

  • Patrick

    Friday 9th August

    • Venue: Northcote Con Club
    • Time: 7:00pm
    • 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

    Saturday 10th August

    • Venue: Brecon Farmers Market
    • Time: 2:00pm
    • 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

    Saturday 10th August

    • Venue: Northcote Con Club
    • Time: 4:30pm
    • 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 Keddle's Calling Card

  • calling card 2016

    Friday 9th August

    • Venue: RAFA Club
    • Time: 8:30pm
    • Info: The Hours say: ‘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... Hot. Danggg...'  
  • calling card 2016

    Saturday 10th August

    • Venue: Brecon Tap
    • Time: 2:00pm
    • Info: The Hours say: ‘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... Hot. Danggg...'  
  • calling card 2016

    Saturday 10th August

    • Venue: Ardent Gallery
    • Time: 9:00pm
    • Info: The Hours say: ‘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... Hot. Danggg...'  
  • calling card 2016

    Sunday 11th August

    • Venue: The Hours Cafe and Bookshop
    • Time: 7:00pm
    • Info: The Hours say: ‘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... Hot. Danggg...'  

Paul Nicholas

  • Paul Nicholas

    Sunday 11th August

    • Venue: Found
    • Time: 3:00pm
    • Info: Singer songwriter from Aberdare.

Peepshow

  • Peepshow

    Saturday 10th August

    • Venue: Markets Tavern
    • Time: 9:00pm
    • 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. 

PK and Shippy

  • paul keddle 2016

    Saturday 10th August

    • Venue: Ardent Gallery
    • Time: 12:00pm
    • Info:  It's Paul Keddle and Steve 'Shippy' Shipman.

Ragsy

  • Ragsy

    Thursday 8th 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.

Rhythm Slicks


Rogora Khart

  • rk 2

    Friday 9th August

    • Venue: The Muse
    • Time: 9:45pm
    • Info: Blending east european influence with breakneck punk is no mean feat... It's a totally unique and theatrical performance and it just makes you wanna dance! www.rogorakhart.com An eclectic band of vagabonds, miscreants, wanderers and rogues brought together by the compelling desire to entertain you. They come from the depths of the Georgian winter and the Carpathian cold to delight you with music and theatre. Each man having at least a dozen children to support Their villages rely on them completely (the fools) Please give generously

Running On Empty

  • Running On Empty 2017

    Friday 9th August

    • Venue: Markets Tavern
    • Time: 6:00pm
    • 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 10th August

    • Venue: Clarence Inn
    • Time: 1:00pm
    • 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 10th August

    • Venue: Northcote Con Club
    • Time: 5:30pm
    • 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

Sarah Birch

  • sarah birch

    Saturday 10th August

    • Venue: Found
    • Time: 12:30pm
    • Info:  Sarah Birch

Sascha Osborn

  • Sunday 11th August

    • Venue: The Muse
    • Time: 5:45pm
    • Info:  Sascha Osborn is a London based singer songwriter of reflective tender songs, who blends her cocktail of influences seamlessly dancing between 'folk' and 'jazz' worlds, utilising these colours to express narratives of relationships and evocations of life experience.

Scribble Man

  • Scribble Man gtr on head

    Friday 9th August

    • Venue: The Hours Cafe and Bookshop
    • Time: 7:00pm
    • Info: It's the infrequent return of Scribbleman to The Hours and The Tap with songs about deceased authors, moving to the countryside and parallel girls. There may even be some songs from Greed The Movie from the composer himself. Scribbleman - a lifestyle occupation. And one or two songs from new movie in production Bungalowland. (He may make an appearance at Brecon Farmers Market).
    • www.scribblemanbandcamp.com
  • Scribble Man gtr on head

    Sunday 11th August

    • Venue: Brecon Tap
    • Time: 2:00pm
    • Info: It's the infrequent return of Scribbleman to The Hours and The Tap with songs about deceased authors, moving to the countryside and parallel girls. There may even be some songs from Greed The Movie from the composer himself. Scribbleman - a lifestyle occupation. And one or two songs from new movie in production Bungalowland. (He may make an appearance at Brecon Farmers Market).
    • www.scribblemanbandcamp.com

Shango & Chef

  • shango & chef

    Friday 9th August

    • Venue: Brecon Tap
    • Time: 8:30pm
    • Info: Shango and Chef are a powerful djembe and guitar two piece that play a selection of rock and blues from the last 50 years. Soulful vocals, fancy guitar work and solid rhythms resuscitate the classics you know and love. A peppering of whimsical original songs season the tasty flavours and offer an insight into the writing genius of these two young men.
  • shango & chef

    Saturday 10th August

    • Venue: Ardent Gallery
    • Time: 4:30pm
    • Info: Shango and Chef are a powerful djembe and guitar two piece that play a selection of rock and blues from the last 50 years. Soulful vocals, fancy guitar work and solid rhythms resuscitate the classics you know and love. A peppering of whimsical original songs season the tasty flavours and offer an insight into the writing genius of these two young men.
  • shango & chef

    Sunday 11th August

    • Venue: Brecon Tap
    • Time: 9:00pm
    • Info: Shango and Chef are a powerful djembe and guitar two piece that play a selection of rock and blues from the last 50 years. Soulful vocals, fancy guitar work and solid rhythms resuscitate the classics you know and love. A peppering of whimsical original songs season the tasty flavours and offer an insight into the writing genius of these two young men.

Sheepy

  • Sheepy

    Saturday 10th August

    • Venue: The Muse
    • Time: 9:30pm
    • Info:  Sheepy from Liverpool 60s pop, 90s punk

Sicknote Steve

  • Sicknote Steve 1 2016

    Friday 9th August

    • Venue: Brecon Rugby Club
    • Time: 9:30pm
    • 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

    Saturday 10th 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 10th August

    • Venue: Brecon Workmens Social Club
    • Time: 5:00pm
    • 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 10th August

    • Venue: Brecon Tap
    • Time: 10:00pm
    • 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

    Sunday 11th August

    • Venue: Brecon Workmens Social Club
    • Time: 4:00pm
    • 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

Slow Glass

  • Slow Glass Cap

    Saturday 10th August

    • Venue: Casa
    • Time: 6:00pm
    • Info: They say: Slow Glass is a Sci-Fi concept, of glass that takes many years for light to pass through it - Ade & Philip are Slow Glass - the musical equivalent, as most of our repertoire has taken many years to seep through. It could be Fats Waller, Joni Mitchell, The Eagles, Bob Dylan, Sinatra, Bette Midler, The Kinks, Katy Melua or even Green Day - we guarantee something you can sing along with as we take a trip down memory lane.
  • Slow Glass Cap

    Sunday 11th August

    • Venue: Found
    • Time: 11:00am
    • Info: They say: Slow Glass is a Sci-Fi concept, of glass that takes many years for light to pass through it - Ade & Philip are Slow Glass - the musical equivalent, as most of our repertoire has taken many years to seep through. It could be Fats Waller, Joni Mitchell, The Eagles, Bob Dylan, Sinatra, Bette Midler, The Kinks, Katy Melua or even Green Day - we guarantee something you can sing along with as we take a trip down memory lane.

Small Mercy

  • Brecon Fringe Book

    Sunday 11th August


Sol Tap Workshop

  • Brecon Fringe Book

    Saturday 10th August

    • Venue: The Muse
    • Time: 12:00pm
    • Info:  Sol Tap Workshop

Songhouse


Spirit Of Boogie

  • Spirit Of Boogie

    Saturday 10th August

    • Venue: Clarence Inn
    • Time: 9:00pm
    • 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 2018

    Saturday 10th August

    • Venue: The Bank Bar and Kitchen
    • Time: 2:00pm
    • Info: Steph James is a Brecon- based singer and guitarist who has performed all over South Wales and England as an acoustic covers pop artist. .

Stir Ye Girls

  • Stir Ye Girls 2019

    Friday 9th August

    • Venue: Ardent Gallery
    • Time: 8:30pm
    • Info:  “Cracking tunes - nice combination of sounds.” “Great rapport between you, and fantastic musicianship. I can’t wait to hear more!” These are just some of the comments that people have made about Stir Ye Girls since they decided to play together as a trio. Mary Dunsford (harp, vocals), Carolyn Francis (fiddle, border pipes, vocals) and Bev Whelan (flute, whistles, vocals) bring a wealth of experience to their work with Stir Ye Girls. As well as working together as music teachers, inspiring children throughout Cumbrian schools to play folk music, Mary, Carolyn and Bev are all seasoned performers who are equally comfortable in a small, intimate venue or on a big concert stage. Stir Ye Girls’ roots in England, Ireland and Wales are reflected in their repertoire, which spans obscure manuscripts from Cumbria right through to haunting original songs, Welsh tunes and foot-tapping reels from the western seaboard of Ireland. Their arrangements are quirky, playful and often poignant, stirring the emotions right through from pathos to joy.
  • Stir Ye Girls 2019

    Saturday 10th August

    • Venue: Pilgrims Tearooms, Cathedral Close
    • Time: 12:00pm
    • Info:  “Cracking tunes - nice combination of sounds.” “Great rapport between you, and fantastic musicianship. I can’t wait to hear more!” These are just some of the comments that people have made about Stir Ye Girls since they decided to play together as a trio. Mary Dunsford (harp, vocals), Carolyn Francis (fiddle, border pipes, vocals) and Bev Whelan (flute, whistles, vocals) bring a wealth of experience to their work with Stir Ye Girls. As well as working together as music teachers, inspiring children throughout Cumbrian schools to play folk music, Mary, Carolyn and Bev are all seasoned performers who are equally comfortable in a small, intimate venue or on a big concert stage. Stir Ye Girls’ roots in England, Ireland and Wales are reflected in their repertoire, which spans obscure manuscripts from Cumbria right through to haunting original songs, Welsh tunes and foot-tapping reels from the western seaboard of Ireland. Their arrangements are quirky, playful and often poignant, stirring the emotions right through from pathos to joy.
  • Stir Ye Girls 2019

    Sunday 11th August

    • Venue: Pilgrims Tearooms, Cathedral Close
    • Time: 3:45pm
    • Info:  “Cracking tunes - nice combination of sounds.” “Great rapport between you, and fantastic musicianship. I can’t wait to hear more!” These are just some of the comments that people have made about Stir Ye Girls since they decided to play together as a trio. Mary Dunsford (harp, vocals), Carolyn Francis (fiddle, border pipes, vocals) and Bev Whelan (flute, whistles, vocals) bring a wealth of experience to their work with Stir Ye Girls. As well as working together as music teachers, inspiring children throughout Cumbrian schools to play folk music, Mary, Carolyn and Bev are all seasoned performers who are equally comfortable in a small, intimate venue or on a big concert stage. Stir Ye Girls’ roots in England, Ireland and Wales are reflected in their repertoire, which spans obscure manuscripts from Cumbria right through to haunting original songs, Welsh tunes and foot-tapping reels from the western seaboard of Ireland. Their arrangements are quirky, playful and often poignant, stirring the emotions right through from pathos to joy.

Sudden Impact

  • sudden impact

    Saturday 10th August


Sunk

  • Sunk 2019

    Sunday 11th August

    • Venue: Ardent Gallery
    • Time: 6:00pm
    • Info: Brecon based duo, taking influence from progressive jazz and funk they bring you a unique selcetion of original and covered material. This is their debut performance out side of jam sessions and they plan to make it a bit of a banger. Luc sinnadurai- drums, Gwyn Daggett -guitar and vocals

Susanna Warren

  • Susanna Warren

    Sunday 11th August

    • Venue: The Hours Cafe and Bookshop
    • Time: 3:00pm
    • Info:  Vivacious front woman of Afternoon in Paris Susanna Warren is a supremely talented classical pianist and clarinettist who has gone on to perform jazz, folk, pop, reggae, blues and rock, picking up new instruments and styles on the way. This new more intimate incarnation shows her broad musical experience with exuberant eclecticism, cracking tunes and sharp lyrics in a joyful, poignant, sometimes cynical mix of sounds. She is joined by Jeremy Young on guitar for this paired down intimate session which will draw you into a highly personal and entertaining world of song.

Synergy Choir

  • Synergy 2019

    Sunday 11th August

    • Venue: Clarence Inn
    • Time: 1:00pm
    • Info: Synergy are a multi-award-winning a-cappella male choir from Abergavenny. They will be presenting beautiful harmonies over a wide range traditional and contemporary music.

Tarion

  • Tarion 2017

    Saturday 10th August

    • Venue: Brecon Rugby Club
    • Time: 12:30pm
    • 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

    Saturday 10th August

    • Venue: Pilgrims Tearooms, Cathedral Close
    • Time: 2:45pm
    • 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

    Saturday 10th August

    • Venue: Markets Tavern
    • Time: 6:30pm
    • 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 11th August

    • Venue: Brecon Rugby Club
    • Time: 7:30pm
    • Info:  TBC - the hardest working band in Wales! 

The Acoustix

  • The Acoustix

    Saturday 10th August

    • Venue: The Gremlin
    • Time: 7:30pm
    • Info: Three piece band playing various types of covers music.

The Albino Frogs

  • Albino Frogs 2019

    Friday 9th August

    • Venue: Northcote Con Club
    • Time: 8:30pm
    • Info: This four piece Funky Band are able to bring a lot of gigging and recording experience to the table and turn up with a confident approach to entertain with great musicianship and memorable original songs.  
  • Albino Frogs 2019

    Saturday 10th August

    • Venue: Brecon Rugby Club
    • Time: 4:30pm
    • Info: This four piece Funky Band are able to bring a lot of gigging and recording experience to the table and turn up with a confident approach to entertain with great musicianship and memorable original songs.  
  • Albino Frogs 2019

    Sunday 11th August

    • Venue: Castle Hotel
    • Time: 7:00pm
    • Info: This four piece Funky Band are able to bring a lot of gigging and recording experience to the table and turn up with a confident approach to entertain with great musicianship and memorable original songs.  

The Bay Rum Hounds

  • brh

    Saturday 10th August

    • Venue: Brecon Tap
    • Time: 8:00pm
    • Info:  Anthony (harmonica) and Ed (guitar) formed Bay Rum Hounds to play traditional acoustic country blues, hokum, early Chicago blues, gospel and swing. Bob (percussion) and Jason (double bass) have been added to the line up, and gig as duo, trio or 4 piece. They say: This year we are playing Upton festival, Brecon Fringe, Tenby Blues as well as being regulars at Cardiff's Cafe Jazz, Cardiff and Bristol Bootleggers, and Goose and Cuckoo near Abergavenny. Have just gigged at Brown's in Laugharne and a very successful private garden party! We have recorded our first CD with a mixture of full band and duo songs. See us on Facebook and Reverbnation. Future plans include world domination and continuing to enjoy our music. https://www.facebook.com/BayRumHounds/
    • www.facebook.com/BayRumHounds/

The Big Fibbers

  • The Big Fibbers

    Saturday 10th August

    • Venue: Pilgrims Tearooms, Cathedral Close
    • Time: 1:45pm
    • Info: The Big Fibbers are back!!! Fronted by, Monster Raving Loony Party Minister for Blatant Lies, Nigel Knapp - (U saw him on the telly nodding sagely behind Jeremy Corbyn at the last General Election), The Fibbers entertain any and every audience with their songs about booze, madness, ghosts of love, aliens, fish, coal-mining crows and even more booze. A Riot of Absurdist Blues, Space-age Pop & Psychedelic Folk ! - The big fibbers One of the most energetic acoustic acts on the circuit - driven by Michael McDonough Jones' explosive and dynamic guitar playing, whilst colourful frontman Nigel Knapp entertains any and every audience. www.bigfibbers.co.uk https://www.facebook.com/groups/103335077093/
    • www.bigfibbers.co.uk

The Blues Sisters

  • The Boar's Head at Fringe

    Friday 9th August

    • Venue: Clarence Inn
    • Time: 7:30pm
    • Info:  The Blues Sisters
  • The Boar's Head at Fringe

    Sunday 11th August


The Breakfast Club

  • Friday 9th August

    • Venue: Brecon Workmens Social Club
    • Time: 7:30pm
    • Info: 80s tribute band. Playing all the hits of the 80s with a couple of Oasis numbers to keep the landlord happy!!
  • Saturday 10th August

    • Venue: Clarence Inn
    • Time: 7:00pm
    • Info: 80s tribute band. Playing all the hits of the 80s with a couple of Oasis numbers to keep the landlord happy!!

The Eezygeezers

  • EZ 2019

    Saturday 10th August

    • Venue: Brecon Workmens Social Club
    • Time: 8:00pm
    • 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.
  • EZ 2019

    Sunday 11th August

    • Venue: Clarence Inn
    • Time: 7:00pm
    • 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 Gandy Dancers

  • Saturday 10th August

    • Venue: Ardent Gallery
    • Time: 2:45pm
    • Info:  The Gandy Dancers are an a capella four piece group, singing black prison songs, work songs, gospel, and the odd blues number thrown in for good measure. Editor's Note: One of the best names at this year’s Fringe and one of my pick of the weekend. Gandy Dancer is a term used for early railroad workers in the USA – a gandy being the five foot long lining bar or lever used to keep the track in alignment. The dancers, usually immigrants and ethnic minorities, would sing while they worked. These Gandy Dancers come from Aberdare and are seasoned hands in this business we call ‘show’. Catch them at Ardent Gallery on Saturday at 2.45pm.

The Hat and The Fiddle

  • Brecon Fringe Book

    Thursday 8th August

    • Venue: Clarence Inn
    • Time: 9:00pm
    • Info:  The Hat and The Fiddle

Killjoys

  • Killjoys

    Saturday 10th August

    • Venue: The Muse
    • Time: 7:30pm
    • Info: Killjoys are an exciting new pop/rock band emerging out of South Wales. Working with producer Stuart Richardson (No devotion) their music is set to make waves through the pop/rock world! Guitarists Joe Disson (The Undivided) previously ramped up airplay on BBC Introducing Radio1 & Wales along with RadioX, Kerrang Radio and Planet Rock to just name a few. Now teamed up as KILLJOYS with powerhouse drummer Ty Walker and fronted by the charismatic beauty Jess Perry who shines qualities of Tay Jardine (Sainte) and Lynn Gunn (Pvris) together they are ready and set to ignite a fire! Editor's Note: We are Killjoys, we play pop music. This is what they say and who is going to argue with that? Not me anyway, I’m a music loving sheep. Probably the best promo pic this year. A cross between that advert for Scottish Widows, based on that film The French Lieutenant's Woman, something out of Blade Runner and a hair dye packet in Savers. The effect from Jess Perry is quite stunning however. Budding pop stars take note: this is how you do a publicity pic. Killjoys play The Muse on Saturday at 7.30pm.

The Parcel Of Rogues

  • Parcel Of Rogues 2013

    Saturday 10th 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 10th August

    • Venue: Brecon Rugby Club
    • Time: 8:30pm
    • 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 Semantics

  • The Semantics

    Saturday 10th August

    • Venue: Brecon Workmens Social Club
    • Time: 2:00pm
    • Info: THE SEMANTICS, THE MUSICAL EQUIVALENT OF TRIGGERS BROOM! OVER 20 ODD YEARS EVERY BAND MEMBER HAS CHANGED UMPTEEN TIMES EACH BRINGING SOMETHING DIFFERENT TO THE SET, SO NOW YOU CAN HAVE DAFT PUNK SITTING EFFORTLESSLY NEXT TO JOHNNY CASH, JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE NEXT TO LITTLE FEAT, SOUL NEXT TO COUNTRY, REGGAE NEXT TO ROCK AND GOSPEL NEXT TO WHO KNOWS WHAT! PLAYING OUR FAVOURITE VENUES, THE LABOUR CLUB, THE CLARENCE AND THE WELLIE, THE ONLY THINGS GUARANTEED ARE THAT WE WONT BE PLAYING SEX ON FIRE OR DAKOTA AND WE STILL HAVEN’T FOUND OUT WHAT A SET LIST IS. OR WHOSE IN THE BAND. IN FACT WE MAKE IT UP ON THE NIGHT, A COMBINATION OF WHAT WE LIKE AND WHAT YOU REQUEST (WELL IF WE KNOW IT AT ANY RATE). BE PREPARED TO SING AND DANCE AND FEEL GOOD. PLEASE LEAVE ANY SERIOUS FACES AT THE DOOR AND COLLECT THEM ON THE WAY OUT Check out the new CD by The Semantics - Rockfield 2 which as always is free for donations to Brecon mind.  
  • The Semantics

    Saturday 10th August

    • Venue: The Wellington Hotel
    • Time: 9:00pm
    • Info: THE SEMANTICS, THE MUSICAL EQUIVALENT OF TRIGGERS BROOM! OVER 20 ODD YEARS EVERY BAND MEMBER HAS CHANGED UMPTEEN TIMES EACH BRINGING SOMETHING DIFFERENT TO THE SET, SO NOW YOU CAN HAVE DAFT PUNK SITTING EFFORTLESSLY NEXT TO JOHNNY CASH, JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE NEXT TO LITTLE FEAT, SOUL NEXT TO COUNTRY, REGGAE NEXT TO ROCK AND GOSPEL NEXT TO WHO KNOWS WHAT! PLAYING OUR FAVOURITE VENUES, THE LABOUR CLUB, THE CLARENCE AND THE WELLIE, THE ONLY THINGS GUARANTEED ARE THAT WE WONT BE PLAYING SEX ON FIRE OR DAKOTA AND WE STILL HAVEN’T FOUND OUT WHAT A SET LIST IS. OR WHOSE IN THE BAND. IN FACT WE MAKE IT UP ON THE NIGHT, A COMBINATION OF WHAT WE LIKE AND WHAT YOU REQUEST (WELL IF WE KNOW IT AT ANY RATE). BE PREPARED TO SING AND DANCE AND FEEL GOOD. PLEASE LEAVE ANY SERIOUS FACES AT THE DOOR AND COLLECT THEM ON THE WAY OUT Check out the new CD by The Semantics - Rockfield 2 which as always is free for donations to Brecon mind.  
  • The Semantics

    Sunday 11th August

    • Venue: Brecon Workmens Social Club
    • Time: 2:00pm
    • Info: THE SEMANTICS, THE MUSICAL EQUIVALENT OF TRIGGERS BROOM! OVER 20 ODD YEARS EVERY BAND MEMBER HAS CHANGED UMPTEEN TIMES EACH BRINGING SOMETHING DIFFERENT TO THE SET, SO NOW YOU CAN HAVE DAFT PUNK SITTING EFFORTLESSLY NEXT TO JOHNNY CASH, JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE NEXT TO LITTLE FEAT, SOUL NEXT TO COUNTRY, REGGAE NEXT TO ROCK AND GOSPEL NEXT TO WHO KNOWS WHAT! PLAYING OUR FAVOURITE VENUES, THE LABOUR CLUB, THE CLARENCE AND THE WELLIE, THE ONLY THINGS GUARANTEED ARE THAT WE WONT BE PLAYING SEX ON FIRE OR DAKOTA AND WE STILL HAVEN’T FOUND OUT WHAT A SET LIST IS. OR WHOSE IN THE BAND. IN FACT WE MAKE IT UP ON THE NIGHT, A COMBINATION OF WHAT WE LIKE AND WHAT YOU REQUEST (WELL IF WE KNOW IT AT ANY RATE). BE PREPARED TO SING AND DANCE AND FEEL GOOD. PLEASE LEAVE ANY SERIOUS FACES AT THE DOOR AND COLLECT THEM ON THE WAY OUT Check out the new CD by The Semantics - Rockfield 2 which as always is free for donations to Brecon mind.  
  • The Semantics

    Sunday 11th August

    • Venue: Clarence Inn
    • Time: 5:00pm
    • Info: THE SEMANTICS, THE MUSICAL EQUIVALENT OF TRIGGERS BROOM! OVER 20 ODD YEARS EVERY BAND MEMBER HAS CHANGED UMPTEEN TIMES EACH BRINGING SOMETHING DIFFERENT TO THE SET, SO NOW YOU CAN HAVE DAFT PUNK SITTING EFFORTLESSLY NEXT TO JOHNNY CASH, JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE NEXT TO LITTLE FEAT, SOUL NEXT TO COUNTRY, REGGAE NEXT TO ROCK AND GOSPEL NEXT TO WHO KNOWS WHAT! PLAYING OUR FAVOURITE VENUES, THE LABOUR CLUB, THE CLARENCE AND THE WELLIE, THE ONLY THINGS GUARANTEED ARE THAT WE WONT BE PLAYING SEX ON FIRE OR DAKOTA AND WE STILL HAVEN’T FOUND OUT WHAT A SET LIST IS. OR WHOSE IN THE BAND. IN FACT WE MAKE IT UP ON THE NIGHT, A COMBINATION OF WHAT WE LIKE AND WHAT YOU REQUEST (WELL IF WE KNOW IT AT ANY RATE). BE PREPARED TO SING AND DANCE AND FEEL GOOD. PLEASE LEAVE ANY SERIOUS FACES AT THE DOOR AND COLLECT THEM ON THE WAY OUT Check out the new CD by The Semantics - Rockfield 2 which as always is free for donations to Brecon mind.  

The Spectrums

  • Spectrums 2019

    Sunday 11th August

    • Venue: The Gremlin
    • Time: 4:00pm
    • Info: An 80 Electronic / New Wave cover band from Aberdare, South Wales. This 5-piece fly through hit after hit from the coolest side of the 1980s. Very energetic and always ready to present their eager audience with a synth-tastic punch of Electro tunes from artists such as Adam Ant, OMD, David Bowie, Spandau Ballet, Talking Heads, Devo, Culture Club and more. With a great following in the area and some of the best showmanship around, The Spectrums are a band not to be missed!

The Stereo Hearts

  • stereo hearts

    Sunday 11th August

    • Venue: The Bank Bar and Kitchen
    • Time: 8:30pm
    • Info:  The Stereo Hearts, They say: Stereo Hearts are a four-piece cover band that'll get the dancefloor pumping!

The Stokers

  • Stokers Live

    Friday 9th August

    • Venue: The Gremlin
    • Time: 9:00pm
    • 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

The Trends

  • The Trends

    Friday 9th August

    • Venue: Clarence Inn
    • 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 Tudor Kings of Rhythm

  • Tudor Kings of Rhythm

    Saturday 10th 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 8th August

    • Venue: The Muse
    • Time: 8:00pm
    • 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


This River

  • This River

    Saturday 10th August

    • Venue: Markets Tavern
    • Time: 4:00pm
    • 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

Tony and friends

  • Brecon Fringe Book

    Saturday 10th August

    • Venue: Brecon Tap
    • Time: 1:00pm
    • Info:  Tony and friends

Toriah Fontaine

  • Toriah Fontaine

    Friday 9th August

    • Venue: Pilgrims Tearooms, Cathedral Close
    • Time: 2:00pm
    • Info: “Her voice is powerful, she sings with passion and spirit and delivers her brand of blues in a way that entrances her audience. Think Amy Winehouse crossed with Etta James, a sprinkling of Sister Rosetta Tharpe and a soupcon of Mavis Staples and you'll be in the right area”. Toriah and the band have played some pretty big stages, including the British main stage at the Great British Rock and Blues Festival in Colne.    
    • www.toriahfontaine.co.uk
  • Toriah Fontaine

    Saturday 10th August

    • Venue: Brecon Rugby Club
    • Time: 2:00pm
    • Info: “Her voice is powerful, she sings with passion and spirit and delivers her brand of blues in a way that entrances her audience. Think Amy Winehouse crossed with Etta James, a sprinkling of Sister Rosetta Tharpe and a soupcon of Mavis Staples and you'll be in the right area”. Toriah and the band have played some pretty big stages, including the British main stage at the Great British Rock and Blues Festival in Colne.    
    • www.toriahfontaine.co.uk

Tupelo Highway

  • Tupelo Highway

    Friday 9th August

    • Venue: The Gremlin
    • Time: 6:30pm
    • Info: Funky Blues + Soul. Carolyn Delyth Chick: Keys / Vocals. Phillip Court:Bass. Bob Whittaker: Guitar / Vocals. John Munro: Drums  
  • Tupelo Highway

    Sunday 11th August

    • Venue: Brecon Rugby Club
    • Time: 2:00pm
    • Info: Funky Blues + Soul. Carolyn Delyth Chick: Keys / Vocals. Phillip Court:Bass. Bob Whittaker: Guitar / Vocals. John Munro: Drums  


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