Gigs / Gigiau

What’s on in The Cellar?

January / Ionawr:

 

Thursday / nos Iau 10th: Open Mic: Lively and lovely. Everyone welcome to this warm and friendly weekly event. Free Entry / Mynediad am ddim.

Saturday / nos Sadwrn 12th: Tingle: Enlightening Reggae band playing beautifully inspiring tunes, based in West Wales. Our friends are popping in for their Album Launch Party in The Cellar. Their album: “Girls & Boys” is now ready for the world and you can get your copy at this event……..

Thursday / nos Iau 17th: Open Mic: Lively and lovely. Everyone welcome to this warm and friendly weekly event. Free Entry / Mynediad am ddim.

Friday / nos Wener 18th: Jess Ward: This is a real treat, because Jess plays the harp in a way that is quite unique. A beautiful, yet exciting & groundbreaking style, which I am sure will be discussed in years to come as a turning point in harp methodology. Watch a video? Links don’t work on this medium, but take a minute and copy and paste the URL into your search bar. Entry / Mynediad £8- (£6- conc) OTD ? Wrth y Drws.

Saturday / nos Sadwrn 19th: Scene Red: Harry and the boys have been writing original punk tunes for a while now. It’s edgy and political punk commentary with some great riffs. Entry / Mynediad £8- (£6- conc) OTD / Wrth y Drws.

Thursday / nos Iau 24th: Open Mic: Lively and lovely. Everyone welcome to this warm and friendly weekly event. Free Entry / Mynediad am ddim.

Friday / nos Wener 25th: The Cellar Bards: Our regular meeting of local poets and bards who enjoy listening to each other perform their writings. There will be a guest appearance by a touring poet and an open mic element for all to enjoy. A very warm and welcoming club. Entry / Mynediad £3- OTD / Wrth y Drws.

Saturday / nos Sadwrn 26th: (TBC) Noson o gerddoriaeth yn Gymraeg yn bosib……..

February / Chwefror:

Friday / nos Wener 1st: Unplugged Club: Our regular meeting of acoustic music fans. A very friendly and welcoming group that like to sit down and listen to each other as they perform their favourite tunes. All welcome. Entry / Mynediad: Subscription £3- OTD / Wrth y Drws.

Thursday / nos Iau 7th: John Adams Special: Entry / Mynediad: £12- ar y gwefan / website: https://thecellarcardigan.bandcamp.com  Singer/Songwriter John Adams draws influences from the likes of James Morrison, Sam Smith, David Gray and James Blunt. With emotive and heartfelt narratives woven together as stories, John’s expressive and nuanced vocals compliment his acoustic approach and atmospheric piano accompaniments. His unique and impressive vocals are certainly the focus here, and John earns the undivided attention of the listener by addressing them directly, taking them on a musical version of journeys he has experienced internally.

This faithfulness to personal story is mirrored in how John came into the musical world, and continues to progress as a musician. A truly homegrown talent, he began his career busking on the streets, using the money to pay for his first release, fittingly entitled “The Pavement is My Stage”. After the album reached No.7 in the iTunes Singer/Songwriter charts he took a leap of faith and left his job as a Mathematics Teacher. That gamble paid off and John has gone on to support household names such as Take That, Lemar, Stooshe, T’Pau, The Christians and Katherine Jenkins. His hard work and impressive live performance has gained a strong following with over 6 million views on YouTube and a steady 140,000 monthly listeners on Spotify.

Eager to show his progression John will be releasing his album “You Never Know Who’s Listening” in March 2019 via New York indie label, AntiFragile Music. The new release combines his live organic sound with a minimal electronic production to make a sound that is satisfyingly different from the usual guitar wielding Singer/Songwriter. Singles “Dandelion Wishes” and “See You Again” have already received over 2 million plays on Spotify and become Radio 2 favourites.

2017 saw John perform over 200 gigs, a UK tour with several sold out dates and frequent BBC live sessions. He spends his life on the road performing and is a regular face at the UK’s largest festivals.

“Born perfomer whose smile has the ability to blind and whose voice has the ability to pierce the heart” Musicroom

“Absolutely nailed that vocal” Gary Barlow Check it out: https://youtu.be/qruRa5rKC8s

Saturday / nos Sadwrn 9th: Sorted Ska Band: Hey you, don’t watch that, watch this….. Lots of fun with classic Madness, Specials, Bad Manners etc… A great two – tone fest from a fabulous local band…. George will be selling papers in the break, so let’s make sure this ain’t no ghost town. Entry / Mynediad £8- (£6- conc) OTD / Wrth y Drws.

Thursday / nos Iau 14th: Open Mic: Lively and lovely. Everyone welcome to this warm and friendly weekly event. Free Entry / Mynediad am ddim.

Saturday / nos Sadwrn 16th: Dimlo Sighs Democratic Disco with VJ Lux Looper: Music, lights, video and loads of awesomeness: a night of sheer joy. We’re focusing on the 80’s, but it’s democratic, so let’s see where it goes: A disco democracy where you can come and dance to you favourite Artists, Video’s and Songs, chosen by the people for the people. Over 20’s, Admission subject to the discretion of the venue Management. Entry / Mynediad £3- OTD / Wrth y Drws.

Thursday / nos Iau 21st: Open Mic: Lively and lovely. Everyone welcome to this warm and friendly weekly event. Free Entry / Mynediad am ddim.

Friday / nos Wener 22nd: The Cellar Bards: Our regular meeting of local poets and bards who enjoy listening to each other perform their writings. There will be a guest appearance by a touring poet and an open mic element for all to enjoy. A very warm and welcoming club. Entry / Mynediad £3- OTD / Wrth y Drws.

Saturday / dydd Sadwrn 23rd: Dr. Sardonicus’s Midwinter Nights Dream: Five superb bands through the afternoon and evening: Sendelica, Twink, Broken Lines, Paradise 9 & The Lost Tuesday Society. Tocynnau / Tickets ar y gwefan / website: https://sendelica.bandcamp.com neu £17.50 OTD / Wrth y Drws.

Thursday / nos Iau 28th: Open Mic: Lively and lovely. Everyone welcome to this warm and friendly weekly event. Free Entry / Mynediad am ddim.

March / Mawrth:

Friday / nos Wener 1st: Unplugged Club: Our regular meeting of acoustic music fans. A very friendly and welcoming group that like to sit down and listen to each other as they perform their favourite tunes. All welcome. Entry / Mynediad: Subscription £3- OTD / Wrth y Drws.

Saturday / nos Sadwrn 2nd: Alden, Patterson & Dashwood: A beautifully melodic and delightful folk trio making their second appearance with us. It was a small audience last time for these, but they enchanted and entertained with original folk songs and tales, underpinned with sweet harmonies, gorgeous voices and skillful instrumentation. An absolute feast of delight for the ears, so come and support them. Entry / Mynediad: £8- (£6- conc) OTD / Wrth y Drws.

Thursday / nos Iau 7th: Open Mic: Lively and lovely. Everyone welcome to this warm and friendly weekly event. Free Entry / Mynediad am ddim.

Thursday / nos Iau 14th: Open Mic: Lively and lovely. Everyone welcome to this warm and friendly weekly event. Free Entry / Mynediad am ddim.

Friday / nos Wener 15th: Daisy Chapman: I was awed by the beauty and lyrical thoughtfulness within Daisy’s songs. I love to hear a well played piano too, and these things together fill me with joy. If you have a little time, it is well worth looking her up on Youtube and listening to her work: Daisy’s music will gently hug you and warm your senses. Entry / Mynediad: £10- OTD / Wrth y Drws.

Saturday / nos Sadwrn 16th: Dimlo Sighs Democratic Disco with VJ Lux Looper: Music, lights, video and loads of awesomeness: a night of sheer joy. We’re focusing on the 80’s, but it’s democratic, so let’s see where it goes: A disco democracy where you can come and dance to you favourite Artists, Video’s and Songs, chosen by the people for the people. Over 20’s, Admission subject to the discretion of the venue Management. Entry / Mynediad £3- OTD / Wrth y Drws.

Thursday / nos Iau 21st: Open Mic: Lively and lovely. Everyone welcome to this warm and friendly weekly event. Free Entry / Mynediad am ddim.

Friday / nos Wener 22nd: Unbroken Ponies: Rockin’ good fun with these veterans of great popular rock rhythms. Last time we had a ball, so I’m really looking forward to getting these lads back on my stage. Classic good fun and dance…. and I may even get up and join in on a few numbers…. now then. Entry / Mynediad: £8- (£6- conc) OTD / Wrth y Drws.

Saturday / nos Sadwrn 23rd: Ian Cal-Ford And The Brakemen: Ian Cal Ford and The Brakemen are back!!! After many years of all three of these unique characters doing their own thing. It came about purely by chance, after a top UK Promoter contacting Ian and suggesting that the boy’s team up for a very special gig. After a long discussion of why, it would be a good idea, Ian then contacted both Chris Cummings and Andy Sykes, basically laying it down and making suggestions. This was a great move, as both Chris and Andy were ready and up for yet another blazing project, that has raised a few eyebrows and created an excitement around the music scene.
Ian Cal Ford has been enveloped in both Country/Rockabilly and roots music all his life. His Father Cal Ford, was a huge influence on Ian as he grew up. With all the history of this story, at the moment, at a rest, its Ian, Chris and Andy that propelled the project to heights, none of the guys could have imagined. It all started back in 1998!! Such a long time back, when you look at whats gone on since. It was an obvious choice for Ian, to call Chris. As Ian had been a huge fan of Chris’s work since the early days of the fantastic Riverside Trio. So, the guitar player was sorted, then a good bassist was needed, who had the style and groove of Marshal Grants playing. Without hesitation!! It had to be Andy Sykes. A character with the sense of humour to boot. All three first got together for a basic run through at the 1998 Hemsby, not to play a show but to just have a chat on how they could get the sound that was so very important. All three were at the festival, with their then, respective bands. So that was the birth of Ian Cal Ford and The Brakemen, the bands name was in dedication to Ian’s Fathers band Cal Ford and The Brakemen.
Following on from that, along with many phone discussions and song decisions, the first recording session was undertaken in the summer of 1999, again, so many years ago. The sessions were all completed and the album was released “Strapped for Cash” came out in 2000, to a barrage of fantastic reviews from the UK Rockabilly scene, Country Scene and over in the USA. Because of Chris’s commitment to his legendary “Riverside studio” and Andy, who had a very busy time with his band, The Brakemen agreed to do selected gigs only. The sound they pursued was the early Sun Cash style, not a Cash tribute but more of a reflection on Luther Perkins and Marshal Grant. Stripped down and so sparse that at times it felt painful, however, that was and still is the secret of performing these songs. Together, Ian, Chris and Andy have re-created the finest Cash sounding trio ever, to come out of the UK. Many tribute bands started up after the film Walk the line but this was never a part of The Brakemen’s original concept. There are still a large amount of successful “Tributes” out there, none have recreated the real emphasis of Luther Perkins and Marshal Grant. As a result of playing some high-profile gigs, one of which was in front of a sell out crowd in the Lakeside Country Club, Frimely Green, the boys were seen by an agent, who offered them the job of backing Tommy Cash on his UK visit. This was welcomed by the boys and the gigs will always be a high point for them, for many reasons. But Tommy Cash’s entire approach to his own set, was completely altered, after watching the boys do their own set at a large holiday camp. The set list was changed after Cash’s second performance and it was his brother’s songs that drove the crowd to accept Tommy tremendously, even if he was singing Johnny’s songs. After many trips around the country and a second album follow up, Goin’ to Memphis was released to yet another hugely welcomed album, again both in the UK and the US. The impact of so many incoming gigs grew increasingly difficult, as Chris was busy recording other UK bands as well as gigging and Andy’s musical commitment to his band and Ian with his trio The Railmen, they all had to call it a day. All three remained in contact and stayed good friends through the years. Chris continued to record many bands and it was inevitable that he would close the door on his studio for the time being and concentrate a little more on playing again. This of course meant that we were all privileged to see The Riverside Trio again, along with these guys, Chris has been a large part of The Del Rio Ramblers, Hadycol Hotshots and of course the superb Glen Doran and The Prairie Echoes. Andy was also enveloped in many outfits, again, he played for Shaun Horton and will be hugely remembered for the Crawdads, who were just sublime and so advanced in their overall sound, which was also assisted on record by Chris of course, today, Andy is the bass player with The Tex Speed Combo. Adding to all this, Ian and The Railmen parted after over 25 years and Ian took up residence in the middle east for five years. During this time, he developed a new trio back in the UK, recording a new acoustic based album and causing a stir within the world of acoustic music. The Acoustic Preachers are also out there. So even though all three of the guys have their own projects on the go and its fifteen years since The Brakemen have hit the stage, they are all very much looking forward to the return in 2019. Ian believes that this time around, the pressure will be a little less intense, as now fifteen years older the boys can produce even better music. From an opportunistic phone call and gigs in the diary for many great UK and Irish festivals in 2019!!! Who knows, there maybe a new album to boot but in the meanwhile, lets all look forward in the return of the
“Cash sound done right”
Raucous Records have “One more ride” out on sale right now, which is a compilation of both released albums and unreleased tracks.

Thursday / nos Iau 28th: Open Mic: Lively and lovely. Everyone welcome to this warm and friendly weekly event. Free Entry / Mynediad am ddim.

April / Ebrill:

Thursday / nos Iau 4th: Open Mic: Lively and lovely. Everyone welcome to this warm and friendly weekly event. Free Entry / Mynediad am ddim.

Friday / nos Wener 5th: Unplugged Club: Our regular meeting of acoustic music fans. A very friendly and welcoming group that like to sit down and listen to each other as they perform their favourite tunes. All welcome. Entry / Mynediad: Subscription £3- OTD / Wrth y Drws.

Thursday / nos Iau 11th: Open Mic: Lively and lovely. Everyone welcome to this warm and friendly weekly event. Free Entry / Mynediad am ddim.

Thursday / nos Iau 18th: Open Mic: Lively and lovely. Everyone welcome to this warm and friendly weekly event. Free Entry / Mynediad am ddim.

Thursday / nos Iau 25th: Open Mic: Lively and lovely. Everyone welcome to this warm and friendly weekly event. Free Entry / Mynediad am ddim.

 

 

May / Mai:

Thursday / nos Iau 2nd: Open Mic: Lively and lovely. Everyone welcome to this warm and friendly weekly event. Free Entry / Mynediad am ddim.

Friday / nos Wener 3rd: Unplugged Club: Our regular meeting of acoustic music fans. A very friendly and welcoming group that like to sit down and listen to each other as they perform their favourite tunes. All welcome. Entry / Mynediad: Subscription £3- OTD / Wrth y Drws.

Thursday / nos Iau 9th: Open Mic: Lively and lovely. Everyone welcome to this warm and friendly weekly event. Free Entry / Mynediad am ddim.

Thursday / nos Iau 16th: Open Mic: Lively and lovely. Everyone welcome to this warm and friendly weekly event. Free Entry / Mynediad am ddim.

Thursday / nos Iau 23rd: Open Mic: Lively and lovely. Everyone welcome to this warm and friendly weekly event. Free Entry / Mynediad am ddim.

Thursday / nos Iau 30th: Open Mic: Lively and lovely. Everyone welcome to this warm and friendly weekly event. Free Entry / Mynediad am ddim.

 

June / Mehefin:

Thursday / nos Iau 6th: Open Mic: Lively and lovely. Everyone welcome to this warm and friendly weekly event. Free Entry / Mynediad am ddim.

Friday / nos Wener 7th: Unplugged Club: Our regular meeting of acoustic music fans. A very friendly and welcoming group that like to sit down and listen to each other as they perform their favourite tunes. All welcome. Entry / Mynediad: Subscription £3- OTD / Wrth y Drws.

Thursday / nos Iau 13th: Open Mic: Lively and lovely. Everyone welcome to this warm and friendly weekly event. Free Entry / Mynediad am ddim.

Thursday / nos Iau 20th: Open Mic: Lively and lovely. Everyone welcome to this warm and friendly weekly event. Free Entry / Mynediad am ddim.

Thursday / nos Iau 27th: Open Mic: Lively and lovely. Everyone welcome to this warm and friendly weekly event. Free Entry / Mynediad am ddim.

 

July / Gorfennaf:

Thursday / nos Iau 4th: Open Mic: Lively and lovely. Everyone welcome to this warm and friendly weekly event. Free Entry / Mynediad am ddim.

Friday / nos Wener 5th: Unplugged Club: Our regular meeting of acoustic music fans. A very friendly and welcoming group that like to sit down and listen to each other as they perform their favourite tunes. All welcome. Entry / Mynediad: Subscription £3- OTD / Wrth y Drws.

Thursday / nos Iau 11th: Open Mic: Lively and lovely. Everyone welcome to this warm and friendly weekly event. Free Entry / Mynediad am ddim.

Thursday / nos Iau 18th: Open Mic: Lively and lovely. Everyone welcome to this warm and friendly weekly event. Free Entry / Mynediad am ddim.

Thursday / nos Iau 25th: Open Mic: Lively and lovely. Everyone welcome to this warm and friendly weekly event. Free Entry / Mynediad am ddim.

 

August / Awst:

Thursday / nos Iau 8th: Open Mic: Lively and lovely. Everyone welcome to this warm and friendly weekly event. Free Entry / Mynediad am ddim.

Thursday / nos Iau 15th: Open Mic: Lively and lovely. Everyone welcome to this warm and friendly weekly event. Free Entry / Mynediad am ddim.

Thursday / nos Iau 22nd: Open Mic: Lively and lovely. Everyone welcome to this warm and friendly weekly event. Free Entry / Mynediad am ddim.

Thursday / nos Iau 29th: Open Mic: Lively and lovely. Everyone welcome to this warm and friendly weekly event. Free Entry / Mynediad am ddim.

September / Medi:

Thursday / nos Iau 5th: Open Mic: Lively and lovely. Everyone welcome to this warm and friendly weekly event. Free Entry / Mynediad am ddim.

Friday / nos Wener 6th: Unplugged Club: Our regular meeting of acoustic music fans. A very friendly and welcoming group that like to sit down and listen to each other as they perform their favourite tunes. All welcome. Entry / Mynediad: Subscription £3- OTD / Wrth y Drws.

Thursday / nos Iau 12th: Open Mic: Lively and lovely. Everyone welcome to this warm and friendly weekly event. Free Entry / Mynediad am ddim.

Thursday / nos Iau 19th: Open Mic: Lively and lovely. Everyone welcome to this warm and friendly weekly event. Free Entry / Mynediad am ddim.

Thursday / nos Iau 26th: Open Mic: Lively and lovely. Everyone welcome to this warm and friendly weekly event. Free Entry / Mynediad am ddim.

 

October / Hydref:

Thursday / nos Iau 3rd: Open Mic: Lively and lovely. Everyone welcome to this warm and friendly weekly event. Free Entry / Mynediad am ddim.

Friday / nos Wener 4th: Unplugged Club: Our regular meeting of acoustic music fans. A very friendly and welcoming group that like to sit down and listen to each other as they perform their favourite tunes. All welcome. Entry / Mynediad: Subscription £3- OTD / Wrth y Drws.

Thursday / nos Iau 10th: Open Mic: Lively and lovely. Everyone welcome to this warm and friendly weekly event. Free Entry / Mynediad am ddim.

Thursday / nos Iau 17th: Open Mic: Lively and lovely. Everyone welcome to this warm and friendly weekly event. Free Entry / Mynediad am ddim.

Thursday / nos Iau 24th: Open Mic: Lively and lovely. Everyone welcome to this warm and friendly weekly event. Free Entry / Mynediad am ddim.

Thursday / nos Iau 31st: Open Mic: Lively and lovely. Everyone welcome to this warm and friendly weekly event. Free Entry / Mynediad am ddim.

November / Tachwedd:

Friday / nos Wener 1st: Unplugged Club: Our regular meeting of acoustic music fans. A very friendly and welcoming group that like to sit down and listen to each other as they perform their favourite tunes. All welcome. Entry / Mynediad: Subscription £3- OTD / Wrth y Drws.

Thursday / nos Iau 7th: Open Mic: Lively and lovely. Everyone welcome to this warm and friendly weekly event. Free Entry / Mynediad am ddim.

Thursday / nos Iau 14th: Open Mic: Lively and lovely. Everyone welcome to this warm and friendly weekly event. Free Entry / Mynediad am ddim.

Thursday / nos Iau 21st: Open Mic: Lively and lovely. Everyone welcome to this warm and friendly weekly event. Free Entry / Mynediad am ddim.

Thursday / nos Iau 28th: Open Mic: Lively and lovely. Everyone welcome to this warm and friendly weekly event. Free Entry / Mynediad am ddim.

 

December / Rhagfyr:

Thursday / nos Iau 5th: Open Mic: Lively and lovely. Everyone welcome to this warm and friendly weekly event. Free Entry / Mynediad am ddim.

Friday / nos Wener 6th: Unplugged Club: Our regular meeting of acoustic music fans. A very friendly and welcoming group that like to sit down and listen to each other as they perform their favourite tunes. All welcome. Entry / Mynediad: Subscription £3- OTD / Wrth y Drws.

Thursday / nos Iau 12th: Open Mic: Lively and lovely. Everyone welcome to this warm and friendly weekly event. Free Entry / Mynediad am ddim.

Thursday / nos Iau 19th: Open Mic: Lively and lovely. Everyone welcome to this warm and friendly weekly event. Free Entry / Mynediad am ddim.

Thursday / nos Iau 26th: Open Mic: Lively and lovely. Everyone welcome to this warm and friendly weekly event. Free Entry / Mynediad am ddim.