Gremlins The Gremlin

Address: The Gremlin, 48 The Watton, Brecon, LD3 7EG

Telephone: 01874 623829

The Gremlin is a popular long-standing Fringe venue with a 3 day programme of Fringe events.

Programme details may change. Please check with venue

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Friday 11th August

  • Dream Team

    Dream Team

    • Time: 6:30pm
    • Info:  All the way from Durban in South Africa, Dream Team are a Zulu hip hop outfit. They play The Gremlin with a four piece band in advance of their show at Theatr Brycheiniog on Saturday August 12 at 8.30pm. (The theatre show is ticketted £15)                                                                         FRINGE WRITE-UP: Dream Team - Here at Fringe HQ, we often wonder if the musical genre spread is wide enough. And we always decide that we could do with a bit of hip hop. A bit of rap. Well, it’s probably the world’s most popular genre. So, all the way from Durban in South Africa and KwaZulu Netal, we welcome Dream Team. They do a warm-up, taster appearance at The Gremlin on Fringe Friday night and a full show at Theatr Brycheiniog on Fringe Saturday night at 8.30pm. It’s fresh. (It’s £15 at the theatre).
  • The Trends

    The Trends Party Band

    • 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.

Saturday 12th August

  • Midnight Hour 2017

    Midnight Hour

    • Time: 1:30pm
    • Info: The South Wales Argus said... "Midnight Hour are a four piece band playing well known songs from the 60's and 70's. I was told they were all well seasoned musicians with a wealth of experience playing the clubs and pubs of Cardiff and the South Wales Valleys. To be frank I was expecting the same old numbers being trotted out by unenthusiastic players like so many bands on the pub circuit, but right from the first number the singer grabs your attention with some wailing harmonica and gutsy vocals. Their set continues at pace with the band clearly enjoying every minute of playing live. No room for any bored musicians in this band. The lead guitarist, when he's given the nod by the dripping wet frontman can let rip on the fretboard with the best of them. This is no ordinary covers band, no, this is a covers band that you need to see."
  • The Spectrums

    The Spectrums

    • 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...
  • Stokers Live

    The Stokers

    • 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).    

Sunday 13th August

  • Tarion 2017


    • Time: 1:00pm
    • 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.
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    Catch 22

    • Time: 4:00pm
    • Info: Catch22 are an experienced four-piece band based in Mid Wales. They say: "We play some of the best tracks released over the past few decades, from the 60′s right up to whatever is popular this year. We cover tracks from bands like The Kinks, Free, Thin Lizzy and Soft Cell to contemporary artists such as Jessie J, Kings Of Leon, Lilly Allen, Muse, Bruno Mars and Snow Patrol. We also throw in a few gentler songs by artists such as Adele, Tracy Chapman, the Dixie Chicks and Bob Dylan."
  • The Acoustix

    The Acoustix

    • Time: 6:30pm
    • Info: Three piece band playing various types of covers music which will end the festival with a bang!

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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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