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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


CARAD & the muse

Carad is home to our club and it is our intention to provide top bands and musicians in a quality music venue with great sound and lighting and reasonable cost. 

CARAD (Community Arts Rhayader and District) is an exciting and interesting, independent small charity based in mid Wales.

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.


about us

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 and settled at it’s current venue – CARAD in 2015.
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.


The Mark Pontin Group are never happier than when they are on the live stage utilising not only their remarkable individual talents but also great interplay and improvisation, with no two shows ever being the same. On the flourishing UK live circuit, the Swansea based band continue to make an impression, having backed established acts such as Royal Southern Brotherhood and Walter Trout, who was heard to exclaim ' What A Kickin' Band! '. Obvious comparisons could be made to Cream or Hendrix though it could be said that MPGs abilities range furter still, incorporating a rich variety of flavours into their own secret formula, the band bring the genre into the 21st century, with radio friendly tunes, and a huge onstage sound.