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Mabon

High energy six piece Celtic folk band from South Wales led by accordionist Jamie Smith. The band are a popular live act on the arts centre/festival circuit for their spirited live performances.

Iolo Whelan of the band has sent us this new updated profile of the revamped group;

You may be aware of the band’s developent this year, or if not, you may
have guessed by now!  Mabon has disbanded, and a new band, under the new
title “Jamie Smith’s MABON” is picking up where Mabon left off. There is
one personnel change in the form of Adam Rhodes on bouzouki, who
replacesDerek Smith on guitar. Another development in the band’s sound is the
inclusion of some vocal tracks to augment the existing instrumental
repertoire.


ARTIST REVIEWS
Live at the Grand Pavilion
Live at the Grand Pavilion

"An excellent calling card for the band and a good demonstration of the energy levels they are capable of generating in concert."

3-5 out of 5

Album Review


JAZZ MANN FEATURES

Way in to the Way Out: Arun Ghosh and Zoe Rahman, EFG London Jazz Festival, 15th, 16th November 2014

Way in to the Way Out: Arun Ghosh and Zoe Rahman, EFG London Jazz Festival, 15th, 16th November 2014

Part lecture, part musical performance, Ghosh and Rahman present an A to Z of their musical influences and personal jazz histories. Informative, educational and entertaining.


Book Review; “Different Every Time – The Authorised Biography of Robert Wyatt” by Marcus O’ Dair.

Book Review; “Different Every Time – The Authorised Biography of Robert Wyatt” by Marcus O’ Dair.

The story of a remarkable life and an indomitable spirit that addresses its subject with sympathy and honesty allied to painstaking detail. It's also highly readable and good value for money.


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