Performances during the day

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TIME

BAND
12:30 p.m.
Memphis 6
1:30 p.m.
Tommy Harries Quartet
2:30 p.m.
Sirkis Bialas IQ
3:30 p.m.
Albino Frogs
4:30 p.m
Groucho Club and Dawn Sandells
6:00 p.m.
Work In Progress
 
IN THE ATRIUM
7:00 p.m.
Porthcawl Community Orchestra
8:00 p.m.
Morriston Big Band
 
HOTEL LOUNGE
9:30 p.m.
Open Mic. with Aled and Friends

Aled and friends will be playing throughout the afternoon in the hotel lounge

The festival organisers reserve the right to change the program as necessary to ensure a successful festival.

Memphis 6

A long standing popular local band that has plays New Orleans Traditional Jazz throughout South Wales.



Tommy Harris Quartet

Tom Harris has appeared most years siTommynce the festival's beginnings; his style of music being mainly Modern Jazz. He is one of South Wales's leading musicians, having a wealth of talent and experience playing saxophone and flute.

Sikis Bialas IQ

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The The Sirkis/Bialas International Quartet demonstrates how well a vocalist can work as the featured soloist in a quartet. Even better, they make you forget the instrumentation in the beauty and joy of the music they make. The group truly deserves the "International" part of their name. Drummer Asaf Sirkis is an Israeli living in England; vocalist Sylwia Bialas is a Pole living in Germany; keyboardist Frank Harrison is English; and bassist Patrick Bettison is from the United States



Albino Frogs

They are simply known as 'The Frogs' to their ever growing number of followers supporting their smiling upbeat music. This ...five piece band from the South Wales Valleys appeals to all ages, as they deal out plenty of funky Latin rocky grooves, which get your foot tapping and the body swaying. It doesn’t end there, there's also some jazz and country thrown into the mix for good measure. The song writing is top draw; it gets you going with instantly hummable melodies and memorable hooks, so much so, that by the second chorus you are easily singing along. Solid yet funky bass, drums, and percussion are provided by Daryl Cook, Dai Lewis, and Remo Lusardi, serving to underpin the slap and tickle guitar style, and powerful vocal of Ian Day, while Ric Lawton’s virtuoso saxophone, puts the icing on the cake. With 3 and 4 part vocal harmonies in abundance, The Frogs generate a very full tight and inspiring sound.
Its Steely Dan meets Huw and Cry meets Little Feet, for those who like comparisons, but for this band, truly original and quirky is what they’re about. In 2015 they were big hits at festivals such as Brecon, Swansea Llandeilo Jazz, to name a few. They continue to do the bread and butter gigs throughout UK never failing to entertain, not only via their musicianship, but also their sense of fun, with little quips and jibes going on all through the set which audiences pick up on.

Groucho Club

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This popular local band has appeared at the festival several times in the past . They play a mixture of Jazz, Blues and Funk

 

Morriston Big Band (MBB)

The Band was formed in November 1995. with its main ethos to ensure 'Big Band' music and traditions live on.
MBBSince its formation the band has gone from strength to strength and has a compliment of some 18 or more musicians, male and female vocalists and non -playing support members.

The band plays concerts or for dancing at numerous venues throughout the South and West Wales areas. These include local parks, clubs, hotels, Swansea's Grand Theatre. In 2006 they appeared at the BBC's "Proms In The Park" event in Singleton Park, Swansea. An event which attracted an audience of more than 10,000 and featured Michael Ball, Shan Cothi, Aled Jones and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales.

The band's library encompasses a wide range of music with something to suit all tastes including Jazz, Swing, Rock and Roll, Latin-American, and Pop music from the 60's to the present day,

http://www.morriston-bigband.co.uk/index.htm

 

 

 

Aled and Friends

Aled has been the resident keyboard player at the Diplomat Hotel for many years, entertaining hotel guests and friends every Thursday and Saturday evenings. He is an exceptional keyboard player who has been a professional musician for most of his life. He has appeared on BBC television, worked in numerous venues and spent a number of years working on cruise ships.

During the festival he will be playing in the hotel lounge throughout the afternoon.

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