FESTIVAL REVIEW – Bearded Theory 2018 (Friday)

By |May 25th, 2018|0 Comments


Friday morning at Bearded Theory (or any festival) is always a little tentative… If you are one of those who queued to get in on Thursday, then, once in, you would have undoubtedly gone OTT on the alcohol intake because… Thursday night is party night…
For that very reason, Thursday is a bit sketchy… Skanked to a Don Letts DJ set in the Woodland, which was pretty funky, lots of classic songs dubbed up. Then endured Reverend And The Makers fronted by Keith Lemon on the Pallet Stage, but that’s about it…

Neil Crud on TudnoFM – Show 109 – with Hopewell Ink Session

By |May 21st, 2018|0 Comments

David and Kathy Hopewell sprang up earlier this year as Hopewell Ink with the obscurest spoken-word album ‘Cure For Silence.’ This Bangor based project took the opportunity to air new material when I invited them in for a session. The resulting performance was nothing short of excellent.


Neil Crud on TudnoFM – Show 109
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GIG REVIEW – Curiad Pulse Festival Kill Thursday @ Skerries, Bangor

By |May 17th, 2018|0 Comments

Paul Henshaw, Spam Javelin, Rabo De Toro, Cane Toads, Dilation


Curiad Pulse Festival in Bangor is run by the tireless James Phillips and his team of dedicated workers. It’s a celebration of local music, mainly those centred around the city, but also spanning across North Wales too.

Neil Crud on TudnoFM – Show 108 – with Glove repeat Session

By |May 14th, 2018|0 Comments

After their enthralling performance at Focus Wales festival in Wrexham over the weekend, it was only fitting to repeat the excellent live session that Glove did for us in February. Hannah and Stephanie have recently signed to Libertino Records, so be sure to keep an eye out for them. (facebook page)

Neil Crud on TudnoFM – Show 108
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GIG REVIEW – Focus Wales (Saturday)

By |May 12th, 2018|0 Comments


Sometimes the best will in the world is not enough to guide you through an itinerary of bands you want to see, and post-Focus it was startlingly apparent that we had seen a very different festival to a lot of our friends and associates.
We started off so well at 10am, with a Greasy Spoon breakfast in one of Wrexham’s less swanky cafes.  Then Tom Carroll (of Liverpool’s Bad Mood) sent me a fateful text, it simply read.. ‘Pint?’