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A line up of events we have hosted.
28 April at 20:30–1:00
Tarantism with Tragic Roundabout
Tarantism a UK cult festival band based in Northamptonshire playing Ambient tunes & funky beats. An infectious mix of Celtic-Dance-Dub-Ska-Funk-
Tragic Roundabout. “Five musicians and a drummer”. Clarinet, accordion, banjo, guitar, bass and drums with the occaisional trombone or trumpet make sure that the music stays on the more robust side of the acoustic spectrum. The sound is a kind of raucous and celebratory eastern european flavoured acoustic punk, heavily influenced by their busking roots. The music has a sometimes comedic, sometimes surreal quality but their outlandish world of lino men and camel herders is certainly infectious. The songs are characterised by the band’s considerable travels and the people and local tipples that they’ve encountered along the way. They have played extensively across the length and breadth of Europe, from Spain to Scandinavia, on stages large and small as well as on the street, even venturing into Russia and have been mainstays of the British festival and free festival scenes.
31 March at 20:30–1:00
Kilnaboy, One eyed god, Reality Attack & Doghouse
Kilnaboy the band have been together since late 2003. It was shortly after the summer of 2003 that Dav, Brian and Jay would meet up with a slack handful of mates in the park, flagons of cider, litres of vodka and packs of tobacco, strumming trad folk protest songs until the wee hours.
Will appeared on the scene shortly after, delighting the ladies especially with his magic fingers!! Both Dav and Will had previous played in the band named Michaels Bones, with Chris Millington.
A couple of years went by with Gordon on Djembe and dig- he went off to play with Strawberry Gash. Drummer Chris stepped in and we introduced full=on banging drums and bassist John became part of what is now the evolved band KilnAboy!!
Many other musicians played with the band during this time, Jim from Dirty Revolution, Mark Bohdran (possibly part of the witness protection program), LGB (Little Ginger Bastard) Matt, not forgetting Alex Plows penny whistle player.. she went of to publish Text books in Ethics, Biology and Social buggery or something…x
Most of their ideas and influences stem from a protesting background and the constant frustration of trying to exist in an industry where music is lost in a void of cloned popstars.
Reality Attack are a crusty traveller punk band born out of the squats and sites of the late 80,s early 90,s with raw guitar and bass driven riffs with solid drum beats and considered lyrics.
Blasting out an infectiously ramshackle & raucous wall of sound, One Eyed God are a 5 piece combo Formed in 2011 the band have gigged across the UK ever since becoming regulars on the alternative festival scene. Their sound mixes sax driven uptempo punky ska, reggae & dub with fiery anti-establishment lyrics in fine style bringing to mind the likes of Back To The Planet, The Cracked Actors, RDF & Culture Shock.
DOGHOUSE; born out of the ashes of cult techno punk band, SICKNOTE. Embodying the same DIY ethics and spiritual anarchism… Laugh, dance and revolt.!!!
24 February at 20:30–1:00
Son of Dave & the Boogilators
A Night of funky blues to keep your toes tapping and heart singing!
Son of Dave isn’t you’re average blues player. He’s an international cult Bluesman on a mission to save your soul from musical atrophy. This one-man harmonica & beat-box genius beats his own path, turning rhythm and blues upside down and gathering a huge international army of devoted fans from all walks of life
It takes some kind of genius with just harmonica, beatbox, percussion and a loopstation to get on Later With Jools Holland (U.K.) and Taratata (France) as well as being invited to support artists as diverse as Iggy and The Stooges, Grace Jones, Heavy Trash, UB40, Supergrass and the Yardbirds. Besides the outstanding live show and recordings, his songs have been used as soundtrack to Breaking Bad, a Robin Williams film, and in huge brand campaigns.
Son of Dave – born Benjamin Darvill – started out in the blues + biker bars of Canadian mid-western city Winnipeg. Winnipeg was also home to Grammy nominated Crash Test Dummies, in which Son of Dave was a member as a young man. But keeping his roots in R&B, S.o.D has since released seven albums of his own, and performed over a thousand concerts on five continents.
His current album, entitled Explosive Hits, is a collection of cover songs which people have come to love from the live shows. Ranging from Daft Punk to Lead Belly, it’s a mad collection of genres all put through his funky sausage machine!
Supported by Aberystwyth-based Boogiliators.The Boogilators have gained a reputation for good rocking rhythm and blues on the local live circuit. With a sound driven by the hammond organ and piano, aided and abetted by wailing blues harp, sax and slide guitar, the Boogilators always deliver!
27 January at 20:30–1:00
The Hicksters & Shut up
Ploughing a deep furrow of Americana and Celtic Country Blues – plus a good smattering of eastern European melodies… The Hicksters, a 7-piece band from Aberystwyth, will get anyone breathing up on the dance-floor!
Supported by local band ‘Shut Up with post-punk folk tunes lovingly fashioned in good old Lampeter
Friday, 16 December 2016 at 20:30–0:30
Mad Dog Mcrea & The Hedgerow Crawlers
Pre-Christmas warm-up with Mad Dog Mcrea, supported by the horse drawn band The Hedgerow crawlers.
Mad Dog Mcrea are a unique mixture of folk rock, pop, gypsy jazz, bluegrass and ‘shake your ass’ music. From self-penned songs of adventure, drinking, love and life, to traditional songs of gypsies, fairies, legless pirates and black flies – Mad Dog never fail to capture their audience with their infectious songs
Having played just about every festival and two-bit, jibe-arsed dive in Christendom, Mad Dog Mcrea are in constant demand
“This is rowdy, heartfelt, room shaking, spirit-stirring music that only the dead can’t enjoy.”
Friday, 25 November 2016 at 20:30–0:01
The Electric Swing Circus
The Electric Swing Circus is a 6-piece fusion of saucy 20’s swing and stomping electro beats. With an explosive sound that reverberates back through time, them with their own unique style of swing the ESC always brings the party!
A full time, touring band on the international circuit, the ESC’s live set includes electric double bass, vintage samples, gypsy-jazz guitar, keys, drums, synths and electro beats. Fronted by a sassy female double-act, the ESC delivers a consistently dazzling show.
Friday, 28 October 2016 at 19:00–1:00
Gypsy Unit & The Chalk Outlines
A Halloween Ball with a BANG! Headliners Gypsy Unit are pioneers of the ‘Gyp-Hop’ sound, full of character and bouncy basslines, Gypsy Unit are not your run-of-the-mill hip-hop act. Combining a rowdy, cheeky party vibe with hooky choruses, their trademark sound makes them one of the freshest acts to hit the scene.
Supported by The Chalk Outlines, an 18-legged Ska Band from West Wales. Formed in 2015 the band have been whipping audiences into a frenzy across the country with their stomping live shows, with support slots for the likes of Bad Manners. Fantastic fast paced 2 tone ska twisted by Balkan, Latin and Hip-Hop Influences.
Breakbeat and Drum and Bass tunes will be provided by DJ Trinity. Electro-swing and funk beaks by Dub Offensive.
Friday, 30 September 2016 at 20:00–1:00
Mellt & Ysgol Sul
2 rock bands from Wild West Wales. Headliners Mellt (lightning!) have a set filled with urgent, incendiary bolts of high voltage tuneage. Mellt are supported by Llandeilo’s Ysgol Sul, a synthesis of some of the greatest guitar pop of the 00’s. Their most recent EP (Huno) is something else entirely… shimmering with heady dream pop that is given gravitas by Iolo’s rich vocals. It’s easy to hear why the band have won accolades at The Eisteddfod, from the influential Selar magazine, and – now – as one of the Horizon 2016 artists.
Friday, 26 August 2016 at 19:00
a multi genre mashup for lovers of all flavours of dance music. Lampeter’s biggest indoor dance event – move over Norman, Lampeter’s DJ’s are here…
Friday, 29 July 2016 at 19:00
Classic Rock & Blues night
A great live music evening at the Victoria Hall, Lampeter.
Classic rock covers from South Wales band LIKE A LION with support from the LLandeilo blues trio WIFI BANANA.
Friday, 24 June 2016 at 19:00
Pretty Visitors, Big Joe Bone & Lord Muttlly
An Indie/blues night
Showcasing the PRETTY VISITORS, a rock, indie, blues trio from Aberdyfi. With support from blues-grass musician, BIG JOE BONE and tunes from LORD MUTTLLY
Friday, 27 May 2016 at 19:00–1:00