Excited and proud to bring Josh Smith on his return to the UK on the 23rd of March to The Muse Brecon. One of the worlds most exciting and dynamic guitarists to Wales. LA based guitarist Josh Smith has worked with some of the industries biggest names, from Mick Jagger, Ricky Fante, Raphael Saadiq & Joe Bonamassa. He continues to carve a successful solo career and with his latest album “Burn To Grow”, which is receiving rave reviews has spiralled Josh into the forefront of the blues world. Held in high regard by his peers, Josh is often coined as being one of the best guitarists in the world."Josh is one of my favourite musicians on the planet. His musical depth and guitar playing transcend the boundaries of the blues genre into a genre of his own. I am proud to always share a stage with him and even prouder to call him my friend. ". Joe Bonamassa “Josh Smith is one of the baddest guitar players that I know.” Eric Gales “Josh Smith is one of my favourite contemporary guitarists. A deep respect and understanding for the tradition of the blues, combined with a complete command of the instrument, make for one of the strongest voices in modern blues guitar today. Don't miss him” Matt Schofield "Josh is like my brother and just happens to be one of the greatest guitar players in the world, he will stand tall in any situation" Kirk Fletcher.
Josh Smith At the Muse Brecon Sat 23 Mar 2019, 8:00PM Book Now £15.
Josh Smith is a famed blues guitarist, who tours nationally and inter-nationally with various artists. Guitarist for Grammy award winner, Raphael Saadiq 2008 to present. In 2018 Josh is releasing his new album "Burn To Grow"
Josh released his first album as a 14-year-old in Florida. He’s gone on to release ten self-produced albums. Since relocating to L.A. in 2002 he’s made his reputation as a session guitarist, sideman, and producer. He collaborates with the biggest names such Joe Bonamassa, Eric Gales, Kirk Fletcher, and Raphael Saadiq.
Martin Harley At the Muse Brecon Fri 3rd May 2019, 8:00PM Book Now £15.
Martin Harley is a supremely talented acoustic roots and blues guitarist, singer and songwriter with a burgeoning global reputation.
The new studio album ‘Static In The Wires’ was released in February 2017, it was produced by Martin & Daniel Kimbro and recorded in Nashville. It follows the critically acclaimed ‘Live At Southern Ground.
Zoe Schwarz Blue commotion At the Muse Brecon Fri 12 April 2019, 8:00PM Book Now £12.
Zoe Schwarz Blue Commotion refresh the blues genre with mostly self penned material, hugely original arrangements, virtuosic playing and, of course, Zoe Schwarz’s majestic vocal sweep and interpretive ability. The band’s exciting live set is based around rootsy originals, strong catchy riffs, interesting arrangements, and exciting grooves. Vocalist Zoë Schwarz’ dynamic and commanding vocal delivery is both eclectic and suave at the same time; just like a chameleon, one part Janis Joplin, one Billie Holiday, and one Nina Simone”. The band features Rob Koral's electrifying, and unmistakable touch and flow on guitar.
The Mighty Northsyde at The ARC Rayader 18th
May 2019, 8pm Book Now £10.
Northsyde is fronted by vocalist Lorna Fothergill, who is also the main lyricist and songwriter. With a dynamic and powerful vocal style, she has been described as "Robert Plant meets Aretha, with a hint of Janis". Guitarist Jules Fothergill is well respected amongst his peers for developing an unorthodox mix of melodic and rhythmical improvisation, whether playing lead or slide guitar in a wide variety of musical settings. Bassist Ian Mauricio has an unusual style, being left handed, and stringing the bass upside-down, again contributing a musicality to the group which defies placement in any particular niche. Completing the line-up is drummer Hayden Doyle, whose confident grooves combine to give the band a sound quite unlike any of their contemporaries on the modern Blues and Rock circuit. The quartet have remained together for over 10 years and their on-stage chemistry continues to be a defining attribute.