The world of Acoustic Performance is all new to me, and has only really piqued an interest since seeing James Phillips perform his set once or twice in his Bangor adopted-homeland… READ MORE »
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Bangor’s bearded wizard James Phillips plays songs off his new album ‘Sheep On The Downs’ live in session on Neil Crud’s TudnoFM Show.
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The North Wales music scene, although many wouldn’t realise it, is a vibrant place, brimming with bands and artists that really are making amazing things happen. The outside world may not notice so much, which is a sad thing, but that can change. Recently, I was handed an album which I was asked by the artist himself to review. Not one to shy away from such a proposition, I said ‘yes’, and I am glad to have said that.
(by CombiChris Markwell)
One day I decided to make a change. I wanted to help the local scenes of North Wales. But I didn’t know how.
Then it struck me. Why not interview the bands, artists, and people who are all doing their bit to keep the scene alive? So here it is…
One afternoon in Bangor I found myself talking with James Phillips, one of the people at the forefront of the Bangor music scene. He will never say this himself, but he is such a major player in the North Wales scene not interviewing him would be insane. He is a multi-instrumentalist, in a myriad different bands as well as a solo artist in his own right, and puts on numerous gigs and open mic nights in the local area. He very graciously allowed me to visit his wonderful abode and made me a cup of tea, and chatted the hours away about anything and everything to do with music. Here’s the first part of my interview with him. READ MORE »
(review by mwj)
The last time I visited this hallowed ground was over a decade ago to see Vaffan Coulo supporting Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci, only to be told by a pissed up Trifle as part of his general abuse at the crowd that “if you’re not from Bangor what the fuck you doing here?”. Naturally I took it to heart and have shunned the place since only calling a truce to my grudge for this evening’s obscure entertainment. Echoes of the Banquent Ethania diverse mix, again with Mr Black’s presence at the scene of the crime, some-one should put two and two together.
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