The Con Club Northcote Con Club

Address: Northcote Con Club, 5 St Mary Street, Brecon, LD3 7AA

Telephone: 01874 622063

Northcote Con Club is a welcoming and friendly venue in the centre of Brecon offering a full programme of Fringe music. Families very welcome.

Programme details may change.   Please check with venue


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Friday 11th August

  • Rainbow Sound

    Rainbow Sound

    • Time: 7:30pm
    • Info:  The sound of rainbows.
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    The Albino Frogs

    • 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.” — Mike Kennedy, Welsh Connections  

Saturday 12th August

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    Bob Evans

    • Time: 1:00pm
    • Info:  Bob Evans plays blues originals.
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    No Drums After 7pm

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


    • 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!
  • Running On Empty 2017

    Running On Empty

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

    The Deadly

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

Sunday 13th August

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    Ross and Meg

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


    • 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!
  • Tom Crow

    Tom Crow

    • Time: 3:30pm
    • Info: Singer/songwriter. Fresh from Cambridge Folk Festival
  • The Welsh Guitar Duo

    The Welsh Guitar Duo

    • Time: 5:00pm
    • Info:  Guitarists playing everything from jazz to country.

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Brecon Fringe Festival 2017

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

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