Fred’s Music Club

Mike Duggan has been running Music events around Barry for some time now, and two of his events were run for the 2013 Barry Arts Festival – Ramon Goose was one of the first events of the festival, and Tom Attah and Katie Bradley were one of the last events. Both were held in the Barry West End Club on St Nicholas Road, and were really good.

The only problem is what to call it. It’s not limited to Blues – there are Folk and Roots music in there, and Mike doesn’t want it named after him, and it sometimes moves venues, so… while Mike’s making his mind up, I’m calling it Fred’s Music Club.

Mike’s other recent and future events include (latest first) –


FRIDAY 6th September, Doors 7:30pm

Lincoln DurhamSupport by Mike Parker – Them Deadbeats

Tickets £10 – from Mike on 07561143114, Retro-Vibe Music or the venue.

Lincoln Durham is a walking, talking, wailing, riffing revelation roots music revivalist – Brad Beheler, 20th January 2012

Think Townes Van Zandt, Tom Waits and Son House to put some names on his unique sound – Mr Blue Boogie, 22nd December 2011

See Lincoln’s website at



Support The Magic Rooster Brothers 8pm, Jeff Lang 9pm.

Tickets £10 – Call 07561 143 114 Also available from Retro-vibe Music ,Holton Rd and the venue.

jeffflangA guitarist,singer and songwriter, Jeff has built up a reputation for startlingly original performances, working without a set list and allowing the unique energy of each show to shape the songs. Having released 14 CD’s, his most recent-winning Best Roots CD- ‘Carried in Mind’ at the ARIA awards in 2012 and several collaborations, most notably with Bob Brozman and Djan-Mamadou Diabate and Bobby Singh, Jeff’s encompasses blues, country and his very own’ disturbed folk’.

I’m planning on letting mike add his own events here, so keep your eyes open!


MATT ANDERSEN at THE MEMO on 29TH JUNE. Doors 7pm on stage 7.30pm.

Tickets £10 in advance from or 01446 738622.

Matt AndersenA giant of man with a voice to match, Matt has firmly established himself as one of Canada’s brightest new roots music stars. Since winning the International Blues Challenge in 2010 which has allowed him to play major blues festivals across the US and Europe the increasing hype has been justified with the release of his 7th CD ‘Coal Mining Blues’ produced by Colin Linden at Levon Helm’s Woodstock NY studio; featuring The Band’s keyboard player Garth Hudson and Olabelle singer Amy Helm. Matt performs over 200 shows a year and in 2011 won The Maple Leaf Blues award for Entertainer of the year and Best Acoustic act .As Matt continues to do what he was born to do-play his exhilarating music-fans can look forward to many great nights!

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