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Welcome to the Website for The Mid Wales Rhythm & Blues club supporting live rhythm & blues in Mid Wales. A monthly Blues club promoting the best of contemporary blues, from traditionally acoustic to mashed up nu-blues and everything between. It is a live club with flair and atmosphere
The Muse at Brecon, a new arts and community venue based at the Old Museum in Brecon Town Centre.
Built in 1837 as a Congregationalist Chapel, the building later became the town museum. Now privately owned, we want it to be used again to inspire, entertain, educate and amuse.
The Mid Wales R&B Club was started by Chris and Cath Rogers in 2014 and started in pubs around Powys’ but soon moved to Rhayader in 2015 at CARAD until the end of 2016 and in 2017 The MUSE Brecon and looking at a new venue The Lost Arc in Rhayader.
The Mid Wales R&B Club is currently run by a small but perfectly formed husband and wife team. Chris started the club with Cath as a way to bring together people as passionate about Blues as they were Since then, the club has grown increasingly in size and popularity, with the monthly gigs selling out and Blues artists from far and wide wanting to play.
New York Blues Hall of Fame 2014 Inductee, Beki Brindle was discovered in 1982 at Indiana University by Rick Danko and Richard Manuel of "The Band," while she was Blues Legend, James "Yank" Rachell's lead guitarist. In 1988 she moved to Ireland after playing the Guinness Jazz Festival in Cork City and also due to a week long performance on the National TV show, "NightHawks." In Ireland, Beki shared the stage with Hot House Flowers, members of U2, The Waterboys, members of Thin Lizzy, The Pogues, Francie Conway and backed up blues artists such as Carey Bell, Johnny Mars, Joe Lewis Walker, Tampa Red and Fenton Robinson. In Dublin, she was commissioned by Bono of U2 to run a blues workshop at a new Rock School/TV show on RTE (Irish National Television.) The show was success and ran in Ireland, Italy and Sweden. The Rock School in Dublin is still going strong today! In 1989, Beki joined the Warner /Reprise band "Grace Pool" with whom she recorded and toured with until 1993 when Beki began playing with Yank Rachell again and made two albums with her band, Windopane. She was also playing with Jerry Lee Lewis. With all of these varied experiences, her style is a mix of classic and original blues peppered with sounds of Chicago, The Delta and even The West Coast. She was inducted into the New York Blues Hall of fame in June 2014 and has a new album in the works. Beki has been compared to guitarists Robert Fripp, Henry Kaiser, Ry Cooder and Albert King. Beki lives in Upstate NY and besides being a busy session musician, she is also the leader of The Beki Brindle Band (US band and her band in the UK) and shares the stage now and then with her husband, Ralph Scala, the lead singer/keyboardist of the 60s cashbox sensations, The Blues Magoos