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Gwyn Ashton plus Bella Collins and DJ Nik C, at The Brecon Tap
August 11 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pmFree
MWR&BC Presents at The Brecon Jazz & Fringe Festival 2023 – Gwyn Ashton
“One of the best blues guitarists since Stevie Ray Vaughan” – Krusher Joule BBC/Kerrang
Howling blues perfection yet still stands out as curiously contemporary’ – RnR Magazine (UK)
Ashton has toured with many legendary acts including The Yardbirds, Johnny Winter, Peter Green, Slade, The Sweet, Canned Heat, Magnum, The Troggs and headlining his own shows. He has also played dates in England with Van Morrison, Robin Trower, Jeff Healey, Tony Joe White, Walter Trout and 15 arena shows, including Wembley, with Status Quo.
Bella Collins is a singer, guitarist, songwriter of Cardiff. Bella’s music is firmly rooted in the blues, but she has also absorbed and been influenced by jazz, soul and old style R’n’B, and her unique vocal style and self penned songs reflect aspects of those genres. She has performed across Europe and in the US as a solo artist, in bands and as part of two duos. Notable performances for Bella include Cambridge Folk Festival, The Great British Rhythm and Blues Festival and a performance at the Bitter End, New York.
Solo album, ‘Late and Blue’ was released in 2016 and got airplay on national radio including BBC Radio 2. Jazz EP, ‘Golden Days’ with duo partner & multi instrumentalist Gareth Evans, She has also featured as a vocalist on Gareth’s albums, released on Nextgen record label in 2019 and 2022. In 2018 Bella joined with the Pembrokeshire based singer/songwriter Jodie Marie, to form the duo Sister Bodhi, and they released the EP “Live at Carmel” in 2019, which also featured Andy Fairweather Low and Dewi Watkins. Bella has recently put together a new band featuring a brand new line up, thoroughly looking forward to getting on the road with a set of newly penned material, with plans to be recording an album of the new original material soon.