Venues

The Clarence Inn Clarence Inn

Address: Clarence Inn, 25 The Watton, Brecon, LD3 7ED

Telephone: 01874 622810

The Clarence offers an extensive 4 day programme of music over the Fringe and is known for its atmosphere and top quality bands.

 Programme details may change. Please check with venue

 Refer to Map reference no. 10

 

 

Thursday 9th August

  • Ragsy

    Ragsy

    • 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.
  • The Breakfast Club

    • Time: 9:00pm
    • Info: 80s tribute band. Playing all the hits of the 80s with a couple of Oasis numbers to keep the landlord happy!!

Friday 10th August

  • Tarion 2017

    Tarion

    • Time: 7:30pm
    • 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.
  • Big Mac's Wholly Soul Band

    Big Mac's Wholly Soul Band

    • Time: 9:00pm
    • Info: Big Mac's Wholly Soul Band are a South Wales based 10 piece outfit specialising in a wide spectrum of mainly 60's Soul which encompasses everything from James Brown, Jackie Wilson, Sam and Dave, Little Richard, Sam Cooke, Wilson Pickett, Ray Charles, Gary U.S. Bonds to Marvin Gaye, The Four Tops, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations and The Isley Brothers.. Together for 23 years they have played Cairo, Tenerife, Dublin, Germany and venues as diverse as The Marquee Club and The Cafe Royal. They've shared the bill with Van Morrison, Edwin Starr, Jools Holland, Jimmy James and The Vagabonds, Squeeze, The Saw Doctors and many more. A dynamic and exciting live act that pulls no punches and guarantees a full dance floor at any venue. Check them out here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAOA4cBMq94

Saturday 11th August

  • Running On Empty 2017

    Running On Empty

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

    Tupelo Highway

    • Time: 2:15pm
    • Info: Funky Blues + Soul. Carolyn Delyth Chick: Keys / Vocals. Phillip Court:Bass. Bob Whittaker: Guitar / Vocals. John Munro: Drums  
  • Sicknote Steve 1 2016

    Sicknote Steve

    • Time: 4:15pm
    • 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
  • Head Gardeners

    Head Gardeners

    • Time: 5:45pm
    • Info: Rock ska outfit The Head Gardeners say they are in a world of their own. Formed 22 years ago to escape the monotony of playing in standard cover bands, their motto is: 'Fun first, music later'. They have been described as more of a gentleman’s drinking club than a band.
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    The Quay Street Band

    • Time: 7:30pm
    • Info: Quay Street are a Cardigan based rock and rhythm n blues outfit providing a quality blend of classic standards alongside original material. https://www.facebook.com/quaystreetpage/
    • www.facebook.com/quaystreetpage/
  • Spirit Of Boogie

    Spirit Of Boogie

    • Time: 9:30pm
    • 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.

Sunday 12th August

  • Brecon Fringe Book

    Synergy Choir

    • Time: 1:00pm
    • Info:  Male choir from Abergavenny.
  • The Acoustix

    The Acoustix

    • Time: 3:00pm
    • Info: Three piece band playing various types of covers music.
  • The Semantics

    The Semantics

    • 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
  • Eezygeezers 2

    The Eezygeezers

    • 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.
  • 4C 2017

    4C

    • Time: 9:00pm
    • Info: Brecon based covers band who mostly "do" the rock classics such as Bon Jovi, The Killers, Foo Fighters, Sterophonics. Available for birthdays, weddings and bar mitzvahs... one of Europe's leading acts!!! Contact John 07866639408 https://www.facebook.com/4CBrecon/
    • www.facebook.com/4CBrecon/

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