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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 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 management team of 2. Chris started the club as a way to bring together people as passionate about Blues as he was and in 2015 Chris met Pete Griffiths (Known as Griff) at a gig, they soon noted their mutual love of Blues and Soon after Griff got more actively involved in the running of the blues club. 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.


our next event

16th Sept

BABAJACK at CARAD with Support from The Black & blues band

BabaJack have collected more British Blues Awards this year. Becky is 'Instrumentalist of the Year' for the third time (2012, 2013 & 2015) and Trevor is a runner up as 'Harmonica Player of the year'. They have been finalists for 'Best Acoustic Act' and the Rooster Album was runner up for 'Best Album of 2012'. On top of this they were finalists at the European Blues Challenge 2012.
BabaJack have proved their worth many times over at festivals and venues across Europe. They have recently appeared at some of the UK’s most prestigious venues including the Royal Albert Hall and Shepherd’s Bush Empire. Their unique blend of styles - described by CLASSIC ROCK MAGAZINE as ‘an in...toxicating brew of blues, folk and roots music’ - makes for a great show. The combination of passion, energy and great musicianship never fails to win over new fans and the band are always welcomed back wherever they play.
Their last studio album RUNNING MAN brought them attention at the top of their field. Launched at the end of 2013, Running Man is considered one of the finest albums of its genre to be released in recent years, and won coveted slots in the top ten albums of 2013 for Classic Rock, Classic Rock Blues and Guitar and Bass Magazines. And their appearance at the Royal Albert Hall in October 2014 was recorded and broadcast by BBC Radio 2, bringing them ever greater media attention.
BabaJack are: Becky Tate - percussion and vocals Trevor Steger - guitars and harmonica.
A hard-working professional blues band who have supported the likes of Robert Plant, Grey Wolves, Andy Fairweather Lowe.
If you like Rory Gallagher, Jimi Hendrix, ZZ Top and new interpretations of the best blues classics, we're the band for you.