A low-key, off-key birthday party for James Phillips [pic above by him!] – the man who maintains and oversees the music scene in Bangor. Make no bones about it… People like James are hugely important to local music scenes, equally as important as the people who come out to watch and enjoy the shows, and equally as important as the bands and artistes who perform (usually for free or just for expenses).More
The Cane Toads played their debut gig at The Vic in Menai Bridge on Boxing Day in 1988… And tonight they had a session broadcast on my TudnoFM…
They are: Dave Hopewell – guitar and vocals, Pete Walton – drums and Humph Davies – bass.
They were named after a species of fat hallucinogenic pests that infest Australia. Proliferacy is not a word you’d associate with releases, clocking up two in thirty years! – Horrid Din – live cassette in 1991 named after a less than complimentary review by Bangor Student Union newspaper, followed by The Roadkill Tapes – CD in 2007.
You will however, catch them out and about the Bangor area…
Neil Crud on TudnoFM – Show 133
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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.More