ELLES BAILEY BAND
The Mid Wales R&B Club is proud to bring Elles Bailey to play in Brecon and mid Wales For the 1st time at The Muse. It costs £10.00 on the door, doors open at 7.30 and music starts at 8.00. Spread the word, invite your friends, and hopefully see you there! Licensed Bar. Limited capacity. Elles Bailey has a talent for crafting and seamlessly weaving rootsy blues, country, and soulful rock, with a contemporary edge. What’s more fate has blessed her with a ‘smoky vocal’ style that perfectly fits her music, after a stint in hospital as a child changed her voice forever.
March 2nd Elles Bailey at The Muse Brecon,
Elles Bailey has a talent for crafting and seamlessly weaving rootsy blues, country, and soulful rock, with a contemporary edge. What’s more fate has blessed her with a ‘smoky vocal’ style that perfectly fits her music, after a stint in hospital as a child changed her voice forever.
Reviewers have been wowed by Elles' debut album Wildfire(which charted at no.2 in the iTunes Blues Charts) with Maverick Magazine gave ‘Wildfire’ top marks (5/5) calling every song ‘Fresh & Original’ And Blues In Britain reminding us that ‘It’s a fact that very few make it to the big stage but Elles Bailey has the necessary talent, the drive, and now the product.’
Catch Elles Bailey Touring through the UK and Europe in 2018.
“Every Song is Fresh and Original - 5/5*” - Maverick Magazine
“Wildfire - A Scorching Debut Album” Blues Matters
Ruby and the Revelators 12 may
At The Castle Hotel Brecon £10
“FOR ME SINGING BLUES CAN TURN THE COAL OF LIFE INTO GOLD; IT IS THE MUSICAL EQUIVALENT OF ALCHEMY, WHICH IS WHY SINGING BLUES AND SOUL IS SO SPECIAL TO ME…” RUBY TIGER Drawing on a rich seam of musical influences from songwriter led blues, r n b, soul, jazz and funk, RUBY & THE REVELATORS are proving to be a unique and very popular band on the blues scene. They perform a refreshingly unique set list, that combines imaginative interpretations of classic blues songs, as well as eschewing the obvious in favour of lesser known gems as well as showcasing their original compositions. Ruby & The Revelators are a band that will not just move people’s feet, but people’s hearts too. Referred to as “pocket dynamite” Ruby is renowned for her effervescent and magnetic stage presence and her passionate delivery. Her voice has developed into a powerfully smoky and gravelly, yet sweet instrument. Ruby is a singer that knows how to place her heart within the material, and draw on her life experiences to deliver the emotion that sits at the centre of a song.
April 6th Mat Walklate & Paolo Fuschi AT The Muse Brecon,
Mat Walklate-Harmonica & Vocals
Paolo Fuschi-Guitar & Vocals
Mat and Paolo play a diverse, dynamic live set illustrating all shades of Blues and allowing each other’s instrumental, vocal and improvisational qualities to shine. Each performance is rock-solid, yet full of inspiration and spontaneity.
Mat and Paolo are an "Electric Blues Duo" as they use old tube amplifiers creating a rich tone that brings the listeners back to the very early days of the 1950’s Chicago Blues. Think of Muddy Waters plugging in his red Telecaster for the first time into an old tube amplifier and Little Walter blowing his harmonica through an old Fender Champ amplifier. The result is a magical performance that stands out for its intensity and energy. Although there are two people on stage, they sound like a 10 piece Blues band.
Living in Manchester and strongly influenced by its Afro-Caribbean community, Mat and Paolo also pay homage to Ska, blending the uplifting rhythms of this genre with the spirit and sentiment of the Blues.
Walklate and Fuschi have an extensive repertoire that covers over two hours of music.
Manitoba Hal 15th June
At The Globe Hay on Wye £10
with a masterclass in the afternoon £10
Canadian blues artist Manitoba Hal has forged an international
reputation for engaging and connecting with his audience through
songs that are mournful, hopeful, silly, romantic and introspective.
He proves that the ukulele can be small but mighty as he pulls out
powerful blues riffs and melodies adding subtle important
accompaniment using looping technology.
His new album, the two-disc set Live In Ghent was recorded in
April 2016 at Missy Sippy Blues & Roots Club while on a tour stop
in Belgium. The result is a fascinating combination of masterful
musicianship, enthusiastic audience and a night to remember.
Covering classic blues songs by Robert Johnson, Bukka White,
Mississippi John Hurt and more. Manitoba Hal also performs
several original songs and a cover of a popular Tom Waits song.
His strong foundation in American roots / blues music,
confident baritone voice, and distinctive, original music have made
him a solid draw at festivals, house concerts and soft seat theatres
in Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia. He has performed
at the Orangeville Blues & Jazz Festival, Kitchener Blues Festival,
Winnipeg Folk Festival, Vancouver Island Music Festival, New
York Uke Festival, Ukulele Festival of Great Britain and Melbourne
Ukulele Festival and he has been a main stage headliner at
international ukulele festivals such as the Cairns Ukulele Festival
and the Grand Northern Ukulele Festiva