Venues

Brecon Tap Brecon Tap

Address: Brecon Tap, 6 The Bulwark, Brecon, LD3 7LB

Telephone: 01874 623888

Real ales and pies! Central Brecon opposite the monument of Wellington.

Friday 10th August

  • Lar Hughes 2016

    Lar Hughes and Friends

    • Time: 7:30pm
    • Info: The Forest of Dean's finest musician Lar Hughes kicks off Fringe 2018 at Brecon Tap with help from Graham 'Billy' Strangward, Paul Cobbold and Paul Daffurm.

Saturday 11th August

  • George Cooper

    George Cooper

    • Time: 12:30pm
    • Info: George Cooper, a Scot, probably singing Irish songs, on a German guitar - in Wales. Forty year apprenticeship in Hereford as the mouth of premier comedy folk band, The Hat Band, who had more reunions and final farewells than Sinatra. Stalwart of Brecon Folk’n’More Club he’s now at the very PINNACLE of his musical ? career, in Brecon, solo, opening the Tap, twice, as part of Brecon Fringe. Saturday’s open Tap will be loud, traditional and with daft bits for joining in with. Sunday’s open Tap will lull you back to somnambulistic dreamland. Snorers will be picked upon.
  • pk and shipman

    Paul Keddle and Steve Shipman

    • Time: 1:00pm
    • Info: Paul Keddle palys guitar and sings, Steve 'Shippy' Shipman plays harmonica and other things.
  • Lighthouse Fire

    Lighthouse Fire

    • Time: 2:00pm
    • Info:  Oh my god, there's a fire in the lighthouse. Good for ships though, I suppose. Oh, here's the blurb now... Lighthouse fire are a band with a flare for folk and americana music playing original songs and covers as storytellers to music-- Twitter @Lighthousefire
  • Andrew Bazerley

    Andrew Bazeley

    • Time: 3:00pm
    • Info:  Andrew Bazeley and his skill at conveying the sound and the spirit of the old acoustic blues have drawn gasps of admiration wherever he plays: whether it’s the Son House/Charley Patton slide style (played on an authentic 1929 National) or the melodic fingerpicking style of players like Willie McTell and Robert Johnson (on his 1918 Gibson). But his range is broader: the hokum songs from Bill Broonzy and Memphis Jug Band can be heard alongside the likes of Hoagy Carmichael and even the soul classics of Marvin Gaye and Smokey Robinson. He’ s even been known to include The Who and some reggae in his set! http://www.andrewbazeley.com/gigs.html
    • www.andrewbazeley.com/gigs.html
  • shango & chef

    Shango & Chef

    • Time: 4:00pm
    • 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.
  • Mark Duggan

    Mark Duggan and Friends

    • Time: 5:00pm
    • Info:  Mark Duggan and Friends
  • Brecon Fringe Book

    Hamish Jeffcott

    • Time: 6:00pm
    • Info: This is what Hamish says: 'My interest for music started when I was 17 years old after my life took a sudden turn when I got a brain injury during the last rugby match of the season. My biggest inspirations are, Damien rice, Paolo Nutini, Newton Faulkner, Jack Johnson and David Gray The best artist I have seen live is probably Jack Johnson as much as Newton Faulkner and Damien Rice were very close to him! My favourite thing about performing is inspiring others to pick up and instrument and do the same as its great! I find myself writing about depression and overcoming the obstacles often I had a very difficult 3 years after my injury and writing the songs helped me push through that and express how I felt I think i have accomplished lots in the little amount of time that I have played music, having a tour of the French Alps, playing in the Dominican Republic but I think my favourite achievement is helping a young band get themselves known and onto the circuit and now they are doing great and want to write and keep playing I want to travel and enjoy the world, and I want to spread my music as far and wide as it can take me I can't say I use too many gadgets, I have my ipad but that's old and a bit poop. I use my mac at home to record my music for YouTube and my camera to shoot the films so they are pretty handy. But my beautiful Taylor guitar has to be the best gadget. Any advice I'd give is just go for it! Make the leap, practice, improve, watch other people always be willing to give a helping hand as you never know where it may get you.' Phew! He's a talkative chap, isn't he? Indie-pop, singer-songwriter
  • Yoka and the Sugarbeats

    Yoka & The Sugarbeats

    • Time: 7:30pm
    • Info: Soul & Blues: When you just want to sit down and relax- Yoka & Big Ray as an acoustic duo. This a perfect opportunity to listen to an eclectic mix of blues & soul classics interspersed with original material- https://www.yoka.london/ https://www.yoka.london/yoka-big-ray-acoustic/
  • brh

    The Bay Rum Hounds

    • Time: 9:00pm
    • 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/
  • Sicknote Steve 1 2016

    Sicknote Steve

    • 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

Sunday 12th August

  • George Cooper

    George Cooper

    • Time: 12:00pm
    • Info: George Cooper, a Scot, probably singing Irish songs, on a German guitar - in Wales. Forty year apprenticeship in Hereford as the mouth of premier comedy folk band, The Hat Band, who had more reunions and final farewells than Sinatra. Stalwart of Brecon Folk’n’More Club he’s now at the very PINNACLE of his musical ? career, in Brecon, solo, opening the Tap, twice, as part of Brecon Fringe. Saturday’s open Tap will be loud, traditional and with daft bits for joining in with. Sunday’s open Tap will lull you back to somnambulistic dreamland. Snorers will be picked upon.
  • Brecon Fringe Book

    Tap's Got Talent with Fil Z

    • Time: 1:00pm
    • Info: With Fil Z, Ellen James, Bob Gallie, Erin Lancaster, Bob Evans and Lesley Elworthy. 
  • Brecon Fringe Book

    Omega Two

    • Time: 3:00pm
    • 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 . She sings and plays the ukulele and piano in - Omega Two with Pete Mathison guitarist with Ray Davies in 90’s and Wee Small Hours Duo - with pianist Gareth Hall .She is very much in demand as a jazz singer for The Keith Little Trio and The Rhythm Aces .She was recently performing on Van Morrison’s album - Roll with the Punches released September 2017.After being contacted by Wild Willy Barrett ( of John Ottway & ‘Really Free ‘ fame ) she is now lead singer in Wild Willy Barretts Roaring Touring performing all over the UK . Pete Mathison moved to Wales to join Jump Blues Pioneers, Red Beans and Rice. It was this line up that recorded the legendary album "Live at the Dublin Castle" and "RnB Jambouree" they toured extensively in Europe. Pete became an ‘In demand’ session musician in London, he went on to record and tour with Ray Davies of the Kinks for many years. Pete has also played with Paul Weller and is currently the lead guitarist for the Bella Collins Band.
  • Brecon Fringe Book

    Hamish Jeffcott

    • Time: 4:45pm
    • Info: This is what Hamish says: 'My interest for music started when I was 17 years old after my life took a sudden turn when I got a brain injury during the last rugby match of the season. My biggest inspirations are, Damien rice, Paolo Nutini, Newton Faulkner, Jack Johnson and David Gray The best artist I have seen live is probably Jack Johnson as much as Newton Faulkner and Damien Rice were very close to him! My favourite thing about performing is inspiring others to pick up and instrument and do the same as its great! I find myself writing about depression and overcoming the obstacles often I had a very difficult 3 years after my injury and writing the songs helped me push through that and express how I felt I think i have accomplished lots in the little amount of time that I have played music, having a tour of the French Alps, playing in the Dominican Republic but I think my favourite achievement is helping a young band get themselves known and onto the circuit and now they are doing great and want to write and keep playing I want to travel and enjoy the world, and I want to spread my music as far and wide as it can take me I can't say I use too many gadgets, I have my ipad but that's old and a bit poop. I use my mac at home to record my music for YouTube and my camera to shoot the films so they are pretty handy. But my beautiful Taylor guitar has to be the best gadget. Any advice I'd give is just go for it! Make the leap, practice, improve, watch other people always be willing to give a helping hand as you never know where it may get you.' Phew! He's a talkative chap, isn't he? Indie-pop, singer-songwriter
  • John Eyre 2016

    John Eyre

    • Time: 5:00pm
    • Info: Singer songwriter and classy guitarist John Eyre is legendary around these parts for knowing over 1,000 songs. You'll never know what you get. Recently seen on tour with Rhydian Roberts.

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