Gigs

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

Artists N-T

No Direction

  • No Direction

    Saturday 13th August

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

On The Rocks

  • The Boar's Head at Fringe

    Friday 12th August

    • Venue: Markets Tavern
    • Time: 9:00pm
    • Info: What can we say? Well, not much. Send us a biog please! Rock maybe?

One Man One Deck Vinyl Session

  • turntable

    Sunday 14th August

    • Venue: Muse at Brecon
    • Time: 3:00pm
    • Info: Relaxed, eclectic and atmospheric

Open Mic and Tunes

  • mic muse

    Friday 12th August

    • Venue: Muse at Brecon
    • Time: 12:00pm
    • Info: Everyone welcome to help us warm up the festival, budding singer songwriters, instrumentalists, come and play on the big sound system. The Muse will set u up and support you to perform. All ages and styles welcomed. Also if you have a record you want to here on a loud system, bring it down, technics record players available to play through the system, It's a celebration of music for everyone. We invite u to get involved. Supported with tunes from resident DJ Neilly B .

Open Mic with Hershel's Barn

  • Hershall's Barn

    Saturday 13th August

    • Venue: Muse at Brecon
    • Time: 12:00pm
    • Info:  Open Mic with Hershel's Barn

Patrick

  • Patrick

    Saturday 13th 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 14th 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!

Peepshow

  • Peepshow

    Friday 12th 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 13th 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. 

Penny White

  • Penny White 2016

    Saturday 13th August

    • Venue: Muse at Brecon
    • Time: 6:30pm
    • Info: “This soulful girl and her guitar classic evokes nostalgia and heartbreak with her tales of Arizona. Sensitive, powerful stuff.” (Institute of Arts and Ideas -London). Dreamy, breezy folk with a sumptuous swing and swagger.The songs of Penny White will steal your heart and put a big smile on your face. She's graced the stages of festivals and venues nationwide and the Muse is honoured to have her perform here again.

Perk

  • Perk

    Sunday 14th August

    • Venue: Brecon Tap
    • Time: 4:00pm
    • Info: PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS A BRECON JAZZ FRINGE EVENT. Uniquely engaging singer-songwriter-guitarist.

Pilgrims Youth Open Mic

  • Pilgrims Youth Open Mic

    Saturday 13th August

    • Venue: Pilgrims Tearooms, Cathedral Close
    • Time: 12:30pm
    • 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

Ragsy

  • Ragsy

    Thursday 11th August

    • Venue: Clarence Inn
    • Time: 7:15pm
    • Info:  Singer/Songwriter, Presenter & Rock N Roll Chef. Contestant of BBC's The Voice 2013. "My parents always told me that from the moment that I was born I was singing, even before I could talk. My love for music started pretty much from day one. My dad would put me in a baby seat, take me out in the car and play all sorts of great music and I’d be off in my own little world. As a youngster I was always performing and around musical instruments. Listening to the bands and artists that still influence me to this day and trying to emulate them as best I could."
  • Ragsy

    Sunday 14th August

    • Venue: St Mary's Church
    • Time: 12:00pm
    • Info:  Singer/Songwriter, Presenter & Rock N Roll Chef. Contestant of BBC's The Voice 2013. "My parents always told me that from the moment that I was born I was singing, even before I could talk. My love for music started pretty much from day one. My dad would put me in a baby seat, take me out in the car and play all sorts of great music and I’d be off in my own little world. As a youngster I was always performing and around musical instruments. Listening to the bands and artists that still influence me to this day and trying to emulate them as best I could."
  • Ragsy

    Sunday 14th August

    • Venue: The Wellington Hotel
    • Time: 2:00pm
    • Info:  Singer/Songwriter, Presenter & Rock N Roll Chef. Contestant of BBC's The Voice 2013. "My parents always told me that from the moment that I was born I was singing, even before I could talk. My love for music started pretty much from day one. My dad would put me in a baby seat, take me out in the car and play all sorts of great music and I’d be off in my own little world. As a youngster I was always performing and around musical instruments. Listening to the bands and artists that still influence me to this day and trying to emulate them as best I could."

Raptor

  • Raptor

    Sunday 14th August

    • Venue: Brecon Market Hall
    • Time: 6:00pm
    • Info: PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS A BRECON JAZZ FRINGE EVENT. 70’s revival rock'n'roll band of brothers; Kurt and Adam from Hereford.

Raspberry Jam

  • Raspberry Jam

    Sunday 14th 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.

Rattlesnake

  • Rattlesnake

    Sunday 14th August

    • Venue: The Bank Bar and Kitchen
    • Time: 8:00pm
    • Info: Rattlesnake is an electric four piece classic rock band based in and around the South Wales area.

Reece

  • Reece

    Friday 12th August

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

Risky Shift Phenomenon

  • Risky Shift Phenomenon

    Saturday 13th August

    • Venue: The Sarah Siddons
    • Time: 2:00pm
    • Info: 70s, 80s, 90s, 00s covers by a band featuring Mark McCarthy on bass, Billy Strangward on guitar and Steve Brooks on drums. Rock on!

Rogora Khart

  • Rogora Khart

    Saturday 13th August

    • Venue: Muse at Brecon
    • Time: 10:30pm
    • Info: Rogora Khart return to the Muse to bring their unique balkan entertainment to the masses, to the un-initiated expect the unexpected and the irresistable urge to dance and join in. Welcome to the wonderful and exotic world of Rogora Khart. 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 Band: Riko Rikishvili - singer Dato Gradnahze - guitar Makahre Abramavari - bass Pyotr Sapniskhi - drums Datshi Cozhari - bouzouki Siluria- dancing and singing

Running On Empty

  • Running On Empty 4

    Friday 12th 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 4

    Saturday 13th August

    • Venue: The Boars Head
    • 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 4

    Saturday 13th August

    • Venue: Northcote Con Club
    • Time: 6:30pm
    • 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

Samba Carnival Craft

  • Jazzing It Up

    Saturday 13th August

    • Venue: Pilgrims Tearooms, Cathedral Close
    • Time: 2:00pm
    • Info: Glitter or glue, shake, rattle or roll. Feel the Latin Groove, make a mask or head dress then join the Canival Party. Get creative and join in the fun. Suitable for ages 3 - 11. Something different at each session. Enjoy the family friendly enviornment within the Cathedral Close.

Scuffed Up Boots

  • Scuffed Up Boots

    Sunday 14th August

    • Venue: The Three Horseshoes Inn
    • Time: 12:30pm
    • Info: PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS A BRECON JAZZ FRINGE EVENT. Acoustic trio from Blackwood playing chilled out lounge room styled music.

Seren The Heron

  • Seren the Heron 2016

    Saturday 13th August

    • Venue: Muse at Brecon
    • Time: 4:00pm
    • Info: Seren has graced renowned concert stages in Cardiff, Bristol, London and abroad and has performed at the fabulous Green Man Festival . Her debut album Scrambled mess received critical acclaim both at home and abroad. She plays folk with a warm rich purity and the voice of an angel.

Service of Worship

  • Cross

    Sunday 14th August

    • Venue: Plough Chapel
    • Time: 11:00am
    • Info:  Informal Service of Worship at The Plough Chapel.

Sicknote Steve

  • Sicknote Steve 1 2016

    Friday 12th 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

    Saturday 13th August

    • Venue: Clarence Inn
    • 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
  • Sicknote Steve 1 2016

    Saturday 13th August

    • Venue: The White Swan
    • Time: 8:00pm
    • 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

Slide Away Siss

  • Slide Away Siss

    Thursday 11th August

    • Venue: The Boars Head
    • Time: 8:00pm
    • Info: Slide Away Siss are a 5 piece Oasis tribute band, offering a powerful sound and a quality look. Come check them out if you are "mad for it".

Space Invaders

  • Space Invaders Graphic

    Sunday 14th August

    • Venue: The Gremlin
    • Time: 1:00pm
    • Info: New to Brecon Fringe this year Indie punk ska covers band. A band called Space Invaders? Back in the olden days you'd have a table in a pub with the game underneath a glass top. You could play it sat down drinking a pint. Just saying.

Spirit Of Boogie

  • Spirit Of Boogie

    Friday 12th 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.

Steph James

  • Steph James

    Saturday 13th August

    • Venue: Ardent Gallery
    • 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.

Tarion

  • Folk Rock

    Friday 12th August

    • Venue: The Gremlin
    • Time: 6:30pm
    • Info: Tarion are a female fourpiece from S E Wales, playing original songs, that are a lil' bit funky and a lil' bit punky...........the girls now have an awesome drummer in the lineup, and have played at numerous local festivals over the last few years. Check them out on Facebook 'Tarion'
  • Folk Rock

    Saturday 13th August

    • Venue: Northcote Con Club
    • Time: 5:00pm
    • Info: Tarion are a female fourpiece from S E Wales, playing original songs, that are a lil' bit funky and a lil' bit punky...........the girls now have an awesome drummer in the lineup, and have played at numerous local festivals over the last few years. Check them out on Facebook 'Tarion'

TBC - to be confirmed!

  • Valve

    Friday 12th August

    • Venue: Ardent Gallery
    • Time: 8:00pm
    • Info:  TBC - the hardest working band in Wales! 
  • Valve

    Saturday 13th August

    • Venue: Markets Tavern
    • Time: 1:00pm
    • Info:  TBC - the hardest working band in Wales! 
  • Valve

    Saturday 13th August

    • Venue: Ardent Gallery
    • Time: 9:00pm
    • Info:  TBC - the hardest working band in Wales! 
  • Valve

    Sunday 14th August

    • Venue: Markets Tavern
    • Time: 1:00pm
    • Info:  TBC - the hardest working band in Wales! 
  • Valve

    Sunday 14th August

    • Venue: The White Swan
    • Time: 2:30pm
    • Info:  TBC - the hardest working band in Wales! 
  • Valve

    Sunday 14th August

    • Venue: Ardent Gallery
    • Time: 9:00pm
    • Info:  TBC - the hardest working band in Wales! 

Ten Years Of Brecon Fringe Festival Exhibition

  • Ten Years Of Brecon Fringe Exhibition

    Thursday 11th August

    • Venue: Andrew Lamont Gallery, Theatr Brycheiniog
    • Time: 10:00am
    • Info: This is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC over Brecon Fringe Festival. Over 300 pics - are you in one? Tee shirts, guides, cover art, posters, a Christmas tree, loads of stuff about Brecon Fringe. On the second floor of Theatr Brycheiniog - the Andrew Lamont Gallery. Ten Years Of Brecon Fringe Festival Exhibition runs from Friday Aug 5 until Sept 12.
  • Ten Years Of Brecon Fringe Exhibition

    Friday 12th August

    • Venue: Andrew Lamont Gallery, Theatr Brycheiniog
    • Time: 11:00am
    • Info: This is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC over Brecon Fringe Festival. Over 300 pics - are you in one? Tee shirts, guides, cover art, posters, a Christmas tree, loads of stuff about Brecon Fringe. On the second floor of Theatr Brycheiniog - the Andrew Lamont Gallery. Ten Years Of Brecon Fringe Festival Exhibition runs from Friday Aug 5 until Sept 12.
  • Ten Years Of Brecon Fringe Exhibition

    Saturday 13th August

    • Venue: Andrew Lamont Gallery, Theatr Brycheiniog
    • Time: 10:00am
    • Info: This is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC over Brecon Fringe Festival. Over 300 pics - are you in one? Tee shirts, guides, cover art, posters, a Christmas tree, loads of stuff about Brecon Fringe. On the second floor of Theatr Brycheiniog - the Andrew Lamont Gallery. Ten Years Of Brecon Fringe Festival Exhibition runs from Friday Aug 5 until Sept 12.
  • Ten Years Of Brecon Fringe Exhibition

    Sunday 14th August

    • Venue: Andrew Lamont Gallery, Theatr Brycheiniog
    • Time: 10:00am
    • Info: This is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC over Brecon Fringe Festival. Over 300 pics - are you in one? Tee shirts, guides, cover art, posters, a Christmas tree, loads of stuff about Brecon Fringe. On the second floor of Theatr Brycheiniog - the Andrew Lamont Gallery. Ten Years Of Brecon Fringe Festival Exhibition runs from Friday Aug 5 until Sept 12.

Albino Frogs

  • Albino Frogs 2016 a

    Saturday 13th August

    • Venue: Brecon Rugby Club
    • Time: 4:00pm
    • 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 13th 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  

The Eezygeezers

  • Eezygeezers 2

    Saturday 13th August

    • Venue: Clarence Inn
    • Time: 6:45pm
    • Info: Formerly known as the Heebeegeebez, we have developed an eclectic mix of classic rock, pop, electronic,new wave, ska and even a bit of funk into our set which is aimed to cater for a wide audience. The band consist of Nigel Williams- keyboard/ vocals, John Aiden Price, bass/vocals, Gethin Evans, guitar / vocals and and Sean Hackett,drums.

The Hideaway Trio

  • Thursday 11th August

    • Venue: Clarence Inn
    • Time: 8:45pm
    • 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.  
  • Sunday 14th August

    • Venue: Clarence Inn
    • Time: 3:30pm
    • 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.  

The Imposters

  • The Imposters

    Friday 12th August

    • Venue: Markets Tavern
    • Time: 7:00pm
    • Info: The Imposters are a three piece covers band working out of the south Wales area. They say: "We have a massive catalogue of songs to suit any audience, all performed to a very high standard. We never disappoint!" That's alright then. No-one likes to be disappointed.

The Legends

  • The Legends

    Sunday 14th August

    • Venue: The Sarah Siddons
    • Time: 4:00pm
    • Info: PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS A BRECON JAZZ FRINGE EVENT. Paul Williams vocals and guitar Neal Crockett bass Tim Leyshon drums

The Mistaken

  • The Mistaken

    Sunday 14th August

    • Venue: The Boars Head
    • Time: 2:00pm
    • Info: A rock covers band based in South Wales. Four experienced musicians drawn together to produce tight and quirky rock covers. They say: "We are not limited to the standard covers heard from other bands. We are known for covering the most unlikely of songs in our own style proving to satisfy any mix of audience. Not to be missed!!"

The Mists Of Time

  • Mists Of Time 2014

    Saturday 13th August

    • Venue: Clarence Inn
    • Time: 1:00pm
    • 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

    Saturday 13th August

    • Venue: The Wellington Hotel
    • Time: 7:00pm
    • 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 14th 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 Parcel Of Rogues

  • Parcel Of Rogues 2013

    Saturday 13th August

    • Venue: Brecon Workmens Social Club
    • Time: 1:30pm
    • 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 13th 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 Semantics

  • The Semantics

    Saturday 13th August

    • Venue: Brecon Workmens Social Club
    • Time: 4:30pm
    • 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 13th August

    • Venue: The Wellington Hotel
    • Time: 9:30pm
    • 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 14th August

    • Venue: Brecon Workmens Social Club
    • Time: 3:30pm
    • 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 14th August

    • Venue: Clarence Inn
    • Time: 7:00pm
    • 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 Spartans

  • The Spartans 2016

    Sunday 14th August

    • Venue: Muse at Brecon
    • Time: 5:30pm
    • Info: You read right. Local Ska Legends have reformed to once again bless the Muse with their own brand of High energy good time ska with a touch of madness! This is their first gig in their current guise, so you wont want to miss a Sunday evening Skank.

The Spectrums

  • The Spectrums

    Saturday 13th 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 Stokers

  • Stokers Live

    Friday 12th August

    • Venue: The Sarah Siddons
    • Time: 9:30pm
    • 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). More information and photographs can be found on www.facebook.com/thestokersband  
  • Stokers Live

    Saturday 13th 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). More information and photographs can be found on www.facebook.com/thestokersband  
  • Stokers Live

    Sunday 14th August

    • Venue: The White Swan
    • Time: 5:00pm
    • 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). More information and photographs can be found on www.facebook.com/thestokersband  

The Swing Set

  • Peter and Ruth Bowen

    Saturday 13th August

    • Venue: Brecon Market Hall
    • Time: 11:00am
    • Info: 14-year-old Peter Bowen's debut after three years of busking during the Fringe festival. Fresh back from the International Gypsy Guitar Festival, Peter and Ruth Bowen play gypsy jazz, unsurprisingly.  
  • Peter and Ruth Bowen

    Sunday 14th August

    • Venue: The White Swan
    • Time: 1:00pm
    • Info: 14-year-old Peter Bowen's debut after three years of busking during the Fringe festival. Fresh back from the International Gypsy Guitar Festival, Peter and Ruth Bowen play gypsy jazz, unsurprisingly.  

The Tudor Kings of Rhythm

  • Tudor Kings of Rhythm

    Saturday 13th August

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

The Unforgiven


The Untouchables

  • The Untouchables

    Saturday 13th August

    • Venue: The Boars Head
    • Time: 9:00pm
    • Info: A great female fronted pop/ rock band playing music across the decades. Note: The picture opposite may or may not be the band. It may be from a film. Still, it's a good photo.

The Wurzels

  • The Wurzels

    Sunday 14th August

    • Venue: Brecon Market Hall
    • Time: 9:00pm
    • Info: PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS A BRECON JAZZ FRINGE EVENT. The Wurzels – Scrumpy and Western band from Somerset.

Thieves of Time

  • Thieves of Time

    Saturday 13th August

    • Venue: Ardent Gallery
    • Time: 4:00pm
    • Info: Thieves of Time is a fusion and collaboration of two highly talented musicians Christian Pattemore and Phil Andrews. Christian Pattemore Singer, songwriter and multi-faceted session musician in the Bristol and Bath scene of the early 2000s, has worked with a number of well-known British artists, notably Ultravox frontman Midge Ure, with whom he toured Europe. Christian’s music is a blend of indie-folk and Americana genres. In 2010 Christian came to the attention of music industry guru Alan McGee, who has become an invaluable friend and mentor, helping Chris to further nurture and develop his material. Phil Andrews renowned session musician and multi-instrumentalist, who has worked with the likes of Page and Plant and Hugh Cornwell has been working with Chris for some time and currently playing live sets together. His musical and production experience will bring something special to this collaboration.

This River

  • This River

    Saturday 13th 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

    Friday 12th August

    • Venue: The Gremlin
    • Time: 8:00pm
    • Info: Young Brecon band, Brecon Fringe Festival regulars.
  • Three Good Reasons

    Saturday 13th August


Tim Manning

  • Tim Manning

    Saturday 13th August

    • Venue: Ardent Gallery
    • Time: 12:00pm
    • 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.

Toriah Fontaine

  • Toriah Fontaine

    Sunday 14th August

    • Venue: Brecon Rugby Club
    • Time: 5:00pm
    • 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.  

Trenchfoot

  • Trenchfoot

    Sunday 14th August

    • Venue: Brecon Market Hall
    • Time: 7:15pm
    • Info: PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS A BRECON JAZZ FRINGE EVENT. Trenchfoot are from Laugharne.

Twlight Tales

  • Twlight Tales

    Friday 12th August

    • Venue: Pilgrims Tearooms, Cathedral Close
    • Time: 4:30pm
    • Info: Family fun with the storytelling team. Meet the characters, help set the scene. Bring an instrument or make one in the craft sessions during the day. Suitable from 0-11 years. Plenty of space for all the family.  

Tyler Morris

  • Tyler Morris (Solo sax)

    Sunday 14th August

    • Venue: Northcote Con Club
    • Time: 3:30pm
    • Info: Attends Gwernyfed High School Aged 14 Been playing since he was 10 years old Just passed Grade 6 with merit Loves Jazz music, inherited from his Bampy's love of Jazz music. Wants to be a rugby playing musician when he's older!!


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 Brecon Fringe Festival 2016

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

The 2016 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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