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Title: Live Music
Post by: DaveR on October 08, 2010, 05:48:51 PM
I'm a big fan of live music locally and few acts are, I think, better than Future Perfect, an electronic duo from the local area. This is them performing in the Gresham, Llandudno:

'Futureperfect' Live at 'thegresham' Llandudno 'Hunter' HD (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DakkuI-sDRI#ws)
Title: Re: Live Music
Post by: Trojan on October 09, 2010, 06:29:39 AM
Which are the few acts that are better than Future Perfect Dave?  :P

How about Lisa Winwood at the London Hotel?  D)

Sex on Fire (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gb1_hDrSbGw#)
Title: Re: Live Music
Post by: DaveR on October 09, 2010, 08:47:10 AM
Nay, lad.  :P She's a good singer certainly, but she isn't a local (she's from Devon) and sings along to pre-recorded backing tracks of other act's music. Future Perfect write/perform all their own stuff live.  Z**

Bring forth more challengers to the local Live Music crown!  ££$
Title: Re: Live Music
Post by: Trojan on October 09, 2010, 09:20:35 AM
Cycle along the prom..... :cyclist40: stop at the bandstand, pull-up a deck chair and......... D)

Llandudno Town Band on the prom play Beatles Medley 31/5/10 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VCrINMyNFBM#)
Title: Re: Live Music
Post by: DaveR on October 09, 2010, 09:21:34 AM
That's more like it!  $wales
Title: Re: Live Music
Post by: Paddy on October 09, 2010, 02:51:21 PM
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I'm a big fan of live music locally and few acts are, I think, better than Future Perfect, an electronic duo from the local area. This is them performing in the Gresham, Llandudno

I agree Dave, they have a great sound. Here's the video that was playing in the background.

Future / Perfect - The Hunter (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4d2CNxMfoOo#ws)
Title: Re: Live Music
Post by: DaveR on October 09, 2010, 06:32:52 PM
Their second single is also very good:
DISCOVER ME by FUTURE PERFECT - official promo video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LvbNBZv9TEM#ws)

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Title: Re: Live Music
Post by: Paddy on October 10, 2010, 04:32:50 AM
I'm loving it Dave and I'm sure Fester will love the Motorhead t-shirt.
Title: Re: Live Music
Post by: Trojan on October 10, 2010, 05:43:37 AM
Looks like the video was shot in Llanrwst and Bishop's Quarry on the Great Orme & the video that Paddy posted - at the start the Porsche is on the Marine Drive.
Title: Re: Live Music
Post by: Fester on October 10, 2010, 11:42:23 PM
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I'm loving it Dave and I'm sure Fester will love the Motorhead t-shirt.

I probably would ... but I can't see it can I?
I've been using Mrs Fester's laptop for months now ... and it won't download Adobe Flash Player.   :rage: :rage:

By the way, I think that icon is meant for computer rage?  Not general anger?   Not sure ... ?{}?
Title: Re: Live Music
Post by: DaveR on October 25, 2010, 10:35:03 PM
Cyra Elia performing at the Cross Keys in Llandudno:

Cyra Elia' 'Tasmin Archer's' 'Sleeping Satellite' ' live at 'The Cross Keys' Llandudno. HD (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KB7-7aqIrAA#ws)
Title: Re: Live Music
Post by: Trojan on October 25, 2010, 11:03:05 PM
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I'm loving it Dave and I'm sure Fester will love the Motorhead t-shirt.

I probably would ... but I can't see it can I?
I've been using Mrs Fester's laptop for months now ... and it won't download Adobe Flash Player.   :rage: :rage:

By the way, I think that icon is meant for computer rage?  Not general anger?   Not sure ... ?{}?

Here you go Fest, this is what the tee shirt looks like.  ;)

2010 is their 35th anniversary.  :)
Title: Re: Live Music
Post by: Fester on October 25, 2010, 11:28:48 PM
I know this !
I also know that when Lemmy formed the band he thought he was too old (at age 30) to put a new band together.
35 years later they are still banging out great performances!

There are 2 T-shirts below ....  one for me (which I own and WILL be wearing in 3 weeks time) ...  and a nice one for Trojan !

Title: Re: Live Music
Post by: Trojan on October 26, 2010, 12:40:16 AM
Oh thanks, it's similar to my other one.  ;D
Title: Re: Live Music
Post by: Fester on October 26, 2010, 12:52:03 AM
I also have this one .... which I hope you can make out...(not me wearing it)
But it explains exactly what I'll be doing all day on Nov 13th
Title: Re: Live Music
Post by: Trojan on October 26, 2010, 01:22:56 AM
Seems like a good idea to me.  Z**
Title: Re: Live Music
Post by: Nemesis on October 26, 2010, 08:57:08 AM
Very good 60s show last night-- If a little over amplified ! Not too loud but somewhat distorted at times!
Good to see all the 'oldies' including myself 'Rockin' all over the World' at the end !
Title: Re: Live Music
Post by: Trojan on October 26, 2010, 09:43:58 AM
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Very good 60s show last night-- If a little over amplified ! Not too loud but somewhat distorted at times!
Good to see all the 'oldies' including myself 'Rockin' all over the World' at the end !

But where was the show?  +}}{--
Title: Re: Live Music
Post by: Nemesis on October 26, 2010, 03:25:46 PM
Venu Cymru !! And it was packed to the doors.
Title: Re: Live Music
Post by: Paddy on October 30, 2010, 03:00:04 AM
Spent the best part of 12 hours on the laptop, desktop and phone trying to get Take that tickets! All to no avail. did anyone fare any better?
Title: Re: Live Music
Post by: Trojan on October 30, 2010, 03:59:44 AM
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Spent the best part of 12 hours on the laptop, desktop and phone trying to get Take that tickets! All to no avail. did anyone fare any better?

Have you tried GETMEIN Paddy?

http://www.getmein.com/rock-and-pop/take-that-tickets.html (http://www.getmein.com/rock-and-pop/take-that-tickets.html)
Title: Re: Live Music
Post by: DaveR on October 30, 2010, 09:29:57 AM
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Spent the best part of 12 hours on the laptop, desktop and phone trying to get Take that tickets! All to no avail. did anyone fare any better?
Didn't realise you were a boy band fan, Paddy?  ?{}?  :D
Title: Re: Live Music
Post by: Paddy on October 31, 2010, 01:54:09 PM
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Spent the best part of 12 hours on the laptop, desktop and phone trying to get Take that tickets! All to no avail. did anyone fare any better?
Didn't realise you were a boy band fan, Paddy?  ?{}?  :D

Errrmmm, I was trying to get some for my Daughter!
Title: Re: Live Music
Post by: suepp on October 31, 2010, 04:52:44 PM
Paddy I know someone who also tried and failed then had the bright idea of  booking a trip to see them with Voel coaches and got 4 tickets!
Title: Re: Live Music
Post by: Paddy on November 02, 2010, 10:40:02 PM
Thanks for that Sue. I'll investigate. Errrrmmmm  on behalf of my Daughter!
Title: Re: Live Music
Post by: Blodyn on May 27, 2011, 10:31:38 AM
Men Who SIng

Male voice choir concerts at Holy Trinity Church, Llandudno

8.00 pm each Sunday from 29 May to 25 September

Entry £6.00 on the door

Local and visiting choirs

For a full list of choirs please see:

http://www.llandudno-parish.org.uk/male_voice_choirs.html (http://www.llandudno-parish.org.uk/male_voice_choirs.html)
Title: Re: Live Music
Post by: Blodyn on September 26, 2011, 07:25:14 PM
Russian choral concert by Blagovest Ensemble.

More information on Blagovest can be found on their own website.  (http://blagovest.webs.com/) 

There was a very enthusiastic response to last year's concert and we are sure that this year's will be equally enjoyable. 
Title: Re: Live Music
Post by: Blodyn on November 07, 2011, 05:57:34 PM
The American concert pianist "Carmen" will be performing in Llandudno as part of her UK tour.
Title: Re: Live Music
Post by: Fester on June 29, 2013, 11:54:04 PM
I am currently watching the live performance of The Rolling Stones, at Glastonbury.

It is one of the most embarrassing things I have seen in my life.
Title: Catfish and the Bottlemen
Post by: wrex on August 18, 2013, 09:49:49 PM
Great Llandudno band getting our town on the map all over the country.
Title: Re: Catfish and the Bottlemen
Post by: Trojan on September 02, 2013, 07:58:51 PM
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Great Llandudno band getting our town on the map all over the country.

What band would that be then? $scratch$
Title: Re: Catfish and the Bottlemen
Post by: DaveR on September 02, 2013, 08:03:32 PM
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Great Llandudno band getting our town on the map all over the country.

What band would that be then? $scratch$
I believe Wrex is referring to Catfish & The Bottlemen.
Title: Re: Catfish and the Bottlemen
Post by: Trojan on September 02, 2013, 08:12:55 PM
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Great Llandudno band getting our town on the map all over the country.

What band would that be then? $scratch$
I believe Wrex is referring to Catfish & The Bottlemen.

Ah, ha!  $yes$

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2013/aug/13/catfish-and-the-bottlemen (http://www.theguardian.com/music/2013/aug/13/catfish-and-the-bottlemen)

http://www.catfishandthebottlemen.com/ (http://www.catfishandthebottlemen.com/)
Title: Re: Live Music
Post by: hollins on November 07, 2014, 10:31:29 AM
Mr and Mrs Hollins were groovin' to Paolo Nutini last night in Manchester but I'm afraid to say I think we may have been the oldest ones there.
Title: Re: Live Music
Post by: Fester on November 07, 2014, 11:44:36 AM
Ha ha.... you should have gone to Motorhead with me, 2 days earlier, you would have been amongst the youngest!!
Title: Re: Live Music
Post by: Nemesis on November 07, 2014, 02:07:40 PM
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Mr and Mrs Hollins were groovin' to Paolo Nutini last night in Manchester but I'm afraid to say I think we may have been the oldest ones there.

And was his " Pencil full of lead" ? A great track from his album " Sunny Side Up"

When we bought that our daughter had never heard of him !
Title: Re: Live Music
Post by: hollins on November 07, 2014, 04:37:13 PM
Nice to hear you are a fan too Nemesis. The first time we saw him live, he was the support act to the the Rolling Stones. He has come on a bit now though pretty much filling the MEN Arena which were amazed to read holds 21.000.
Title: Re: Live Music
Post by: Merddin Emrys on November 07, 2014, 07:27:46 PM
I have never heard of him?
Title: Re: Live Music
Post by: hollins on November 07, 2014, 07:53:43 PM
This is one of my favourites. See if you like it ME. Despite his Italian sounding name he is from Glasgow.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nsx-JVymaGk (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nsx-JVymaGk)
Title: Re: Live Music
Post by: Nemesis on November 07, 2014, 08:13:35 PM
Entirely different----
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-xd3NuWQI0 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-xd3NuWQI0)
A Pencil full of lead
Title: Re: Live Music
Post by: Merddin Emrys on November 07, 2014, 08:47:39 PM
Nope, sorry I don't like either of them! They didn't even sound familiar?
Title: Re: Live Music
Post by: hollins on November 07, 2014, 08:54:54 PM
Ha! Good effort for listening to them though. What kind of music do you like ME?
Title: Re: Live Music
Post by: Merddin Emrys on November 07, 2014, 10:13:56 PM
In no particular order, Pink Floyd, Oasis, The Stranglers, Keane, Sometimes I like some Wagner too! Lots more I like, sometimes I might like a couple of tracks from an artist and nothing else from them!

Enjoying this track from Oasis at the moment!

http://youtu.be/h3C0mQDBEeU (http://youtu.be/h3C0mQDBEeU)
Title: Re: Live Music
Post by: Merddin Emrys on November 07, 2014, 10:16:23 PM
Oh yes, I love Supertramp too!  ;D
Title: Re: Live Music
Post by: Fester on November 07, 2014, 11:02:12 PM
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Oh yes, I love Supertramp too!  ;D

That reminds me of this guy, a luminary around Llandudno these days.
Title: Re: Live Music
Post by: Nemesis on November 08, 2014, 08:43:22 AM
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Ha! Good effort for listening to them though. What kind of music do you like ME?

I suppose he is rather an acquired taste ! ;D

How about Mika?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EaEPCsQ4608 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EaEPCsQ4608)

Another acquired taste?
Title: Re: Live Music
Post by: hollins on November 08, 2014, 09:03:07 AM
Oooo Nemesis, you like the young good looking boys. Ha, just like me but don't tell!

My music listening life was transformed when I heard a chance remark in a pub about Spotify. How good is that! I was like a child in a sweet shop when I first discovered it. I was able to put in any track from my old LP's that I hadn't been able to listen to for years. Now I like to pick up suggestions from them as to what I may like and go through the new releases looking for new artists.
Title: Re: Live Music
Post by: Nemesis on November 08, 2014, 10:32:17 AM
Trouble is all the ones which I liked from the 60s are now dead. P. J.  Proby is still around, in fact he was here again recently, but I didn't care for the other acts with him, so gave it a miss.
My OH's favourite comedian and vocalist is 87 today.
Happy Birthday to
KEN DODD

Title: Re: Live Music
Post by: Merddin Emrys on November 08, 2014, 03:56:42 PM
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Ha! Good effort for listening to them though. What kind of music do you like ME?

I suppose he is rather an acquired taste ! ;D

How about Mika?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EaEPCsQ4608 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EaEPCsQ4608)

Another acquired taste?

Nope! Not keen on him either, I prefer....

http://youtu.be/bhc1LB_0auM (http://youtu.be/bhc1LB_0auM)

Title: Re: Live Music
Post by: SDQ on November 08, 2014, 06:16:36 PM
I've been listening to these guys a lot lately

http://youtu.be/Enn8KbaTorY (http://youtu.be/Enn8KbaTorY)
Title: Re: Live Music
Post by: Merddin Emrys on November 08, 2014, 11:10:28 PM
Oh I like that!  $good$
Title: Re: Live Music
Post by: Merddin Emrys on November 24, 2014, 06:42:55 PM
Off to see Brit Floyd tonight, they were brilliant the last to visits to Venue Cymru!  D) anyone else going?
Title: Re: Live Music
Post by: born2run on November 25, 2014, 11:45:18 AM
Were they good? I know Pinc Ffloyd were in the bay few weeks back, gutted I missed that one as well
Title: Re: Live Music
Post by: Merddin Emrys on November 25, 2014, 12:27:49 PM
They were fantastic as they always are! Great light show too!  D)
Title: Re: Live Music
Post by: Merddin Emrys on November 25, 2014, 05:33:51 PM
Pics from last night's Brit Floyd show, it was fantastic!  $good$
Title: Re: Live Music
Post by: DaveR on June 08, 2015, 09:18:35 AM
After the excitement of Elton John on Saturday, we went to see Elvis Costello at VC last night. What a performance, he had the audience captivated from start to finish. One of music's greats, without a doubt.

Not a bad weekend, I've seen Elton John perform 'Your Song' and Elvis Costello perform 'Watching the Detectives'. $good$  $good$  $good$
Title: Re: Live Music
Post by: DaveR on June 09, 2015, 09:48:43 AM
Elton John at Colwyn Bay:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=41FTG8FAfnc (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=41FTG8FAfnc)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EW0qS6N2yeI (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EW0qS6N2yeI)
Title: Re: Live Music
Post by: Gwynant on December 02, 2015, 09:58:44 AM
        We went to see the tribute band "Rumours of Fleetwood Mac" last night at Venue Cymru. In a very professional two and a half show they faithfully reproduced the sounds of the band, whose catalogue spans four decades. They consisted of a six-piece band and also featured two girl vocalists with very strong voices and harmonies, one of which played keyboards as well. They were all very musically talented and proficient, especially the lead guitarist and the male keyboards player, who also featured on guitar, banjo, mandolin and harmonica as well as singing!
       At the start of the second set the male members of the band played some of the early Peter Green blues numbers as well as the haunting "Albatross", before the girls came back to lead up to a storming finale which was very well received by the audience. A great night out, highly recommended, but a shame the auditorium was only about half-full, although they do come to Llandudno quite regularly and a lot of people have probably seen them before.
Title: Re: Live Music
Post by: DaveR on December 02, 2015, 10:25:16 AM
I see Lionel Richie is performing at Eirias Park next June.
Title: Re: Live Music
Post by: born2run on March 15, 2017, 02:40:25 PM
http://tvwales.co.uk/ (http://tvwales.co.uk/)

Local music festival taking place Sunday at Venue Cymru - I would say there is almost something for everyone.

Hopefully it will be well attended it's nice to see something for the young people of the town

"Daisy Clark
is an eighteen year old singer songwriter from Newquay. She has performed at festivals and venues across the country as well as amassing several viral successes, she is now gaining traction globally.
Daisy covered the Grease classic 'Hopelessly devoted to you' which has achieved nearly 6 million views on her Facebook Page and still growing."

Title: Re: Live Music
Post by: SteveH on March 18, 2017, 10:45:33 AM
Top club promoters Cream and Happy Mondays’ Bez are to headline Surf Snowdonia’s first Electric Wave Festival, the Daily Post can reveal today.

Announcing the line-up for the three day summer event, organisers said they hoped to bring up to 3,000 music lovers to the Conwy Valley venue.
Cream, who ran club nights in Liverpool and Ibiza among others, will host a tent with Welsh electronic stars, K-Klass.

General Levy and DJ Yoda will also be playing sets while live music will come from Showhawk, former Stone Roses guitarist Aziz Ibrahim, Baby Queens and the UK Chili Peppers.
http://www.dailypost.co.uk/whats-on/cream-happy-mondays-bez-headline-12759904 (http://www.dailypost.co.uk/whats-on/cream-happy-mondays-bez-headline-12759904)
Title: Re: Live Music
Post by: DaveR on March 20, 2018, 11:12:46 AM
We had the pleasure last Sunday of attending a Family Concert by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales at Venue Cymru. The concert was designed to get children interested in classical music and was very well organised, with renditions of pieces by Bizet, Beethoven, Stravinsky etc interspersed with explanations of the different parts of the orchestra. Over 600 people attended and it was very enjoyable!  $good$
Title: Re: Live Music
Post by: Ian on March 20, 2018, 03:49:56 PM
They can be quite good, the BBC Wales orchestra but all too often they can also be sloppy.
Title: Re: Live Music
Post by: Bri Roberts on March 20, 2018, 04:50:23 PM
We certainly enjoyed it as well.

I felt it could have gone on longer than it did but it was probably long enough for the children.
Title: Re: Live Music
Post by: DaveR on March 21, 2018, 08:20:05 AM
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I felt it could have gone on longer than it did but it was probably long enough for the children.
I agree, another half hour or so would have been very welcome.  $good$