Excited and proud to bring Josh Smith on his return to the UK on the 23rd of March to The Muse Brecon. One of the worlds most exciting and dynamic guitarists to Wales. LA based guitarist Josh Smith has worked with some of the industries biggest names, from Mick Jagger, Ricky Fante, Raphael Saadiq & Joe Bonamassa. He continues to carve a successful solo career and with his latest album “Burn To Grow”, which is receiving rave reviews has spiralled Josh into the forefront of the blues world. Held in high regard by his peers, Josh is often coined as being one of the best guitarists in the world."Josh is one of my favourite musicians on the planet. His musical depth and guitar playing transcend the boundaries of the blues genre into a genre of his own. I am proud to always share a stage with him and even prouder to call him my friend. ". Joe Bonamassa “Josh Smith is one of the baddest guitar players that I know.” Eric Gales “Josh Smith is one of my favourite contemporary guitarists. A deep respect and understanding for the tradition of the blues, combined with a complete command of the instrument, make for one of the strongest voices in modern blues guitar today. Don't miss him” Matt Schofield "Josh is like my brother and just happens to be one of the greatest guitar players in the world, he will stand tall in any situation" Kirk Fletcher.
Dom Martin At the Castle hotel Brecon Sat 6th April 2019, 8:00PM Book Now £10.
Dom Martin is a 28yr old Belfast born singer/songwriter who has recently burst onto the UK scene amid high praise from those in the know with the release of his debut EP "Easy Way Out".His influences include the likes of Rory Gallagher, Tom Waits, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, Howlin' Wolf and Muddy Waters. Primarily a solo artist performing his own material he also sometimes gets together with his band The Furious Thirst who also cover a range of well known blues/rock songs including a full show paying homage to Rory Gallagher called "Rory's Songbook". Dom plays regularly in Northern Ireland and is an annual performer at The Rory Gallagher Festival in Ballyshannon and other local festivals.2018 has seen his debut as the headline act at The Enler Delta Blues Club Festival. He has also supported multiple award winner Kaz Hawkins at the Black Box in Belfast as part of the Belfast City Blues Festival. In mid August 2018 Dom made his mainland UK debut at the "Roots to Routes" Festival on Letchmore Heath near Watford. Dom played live on the BBC Radio 2 Blues Show on Monday 17th September, supported Elles Bailey and others in Fleet a week later and also supported Elles on her UK Tour in Bristol on 22nd November. Dom is currently in Red Box Studios in Belfast to record his debut album and a UK/European tour is planned for 2019. The UK tour is planned for early April. .
Martin Harley At the Muse Brecon Fri 3rd May 2019, 8:00PM Book Now £15.
Martin Harley is a supremely talented acoustic roots and blues guitarist, singer and songwriter with a burgeoning global reputation.
The new studio album ‘Static In The Wires’ was released in February 2017, it was produced by Martin & Daniel Kimbro and recorded in Nashville. It follows the critically acclaimed ‘Live At Southern Ground.
Zoe Schwarz Blue commotion At the Muse Brecon Fri 12 April 2019, 8:00PM Book Now £12.
Zoe Schwarz Blue Commotion refresh the blues genre with mostly self penned material, hugely original arrangements, virtuosic playing and, of course, Zoe Schwarz’s majestic vocal sweep and interpretive ability. The band’s exciting live set is based around rootsy originals, strong catchy riffs, interesting arrangements, and exciting grooves. Vocalist Zoë Schwarz’ dynamic and commanding vocal delivery is both eclectic and suave at the same time; just like a chameleon, one part Janis Joplin, one Billie Holiday, and one Nina Simone”. The band features Rob Koral's electrifying, and unmistakable touch and flow on guitar.
The Mighty Northsyde at The ARC Rayader 18th
May 2019, 8pm Book Now £10.
Northsyde is fronted by vocalist Lorna Fothergill, who is also the main lyricist and songwriter. With a dynamic and powerful vocal style, she has been described as "Robert Plant meets Aretha, with a hint of Janis". Guitarist Jules Fothergill is well respected amongst his peers for developing an unorthodox mix of melodic and rhythmical improvisation, whether playing lead or slide guitar in a wide variety of musical settings. Bassist Ian Mauricio has an unusual style, being left handed, and stringing the bass upside-down, again contributing a musicality to the group which defies placement in any particular niche. Completing the line-up is drummer Hayden Doyle, whose confident grooves combine to give the band a sound quite unlike any of their contemporaries on the modern Blues and Rock circuit. The quartet have remained together for over 10 years and their on-stage chemistry continues to be a defining attribute.