Live Music

Sat 28 Jan 2023

The Songs of Leonard Cohen

8pm  Tickets £14.00

Each Song stripped back, desolate, naked and sensual

Enigmatic, mysterious and sub textural, songwriter Leonard Cohen was an unflinching character, with an exact sense of prose, wry humour and the courage to wrestle with the unspoken, forgiving human frailty with the stroke of each line.With a lifetime reputation of performing in this exact way and an undying love of the ‘pure song’ Keith James gives you a concert of Cohen’s amazing material in the most intimate and sensitive way imaginable, exposing the solitary inner strength of his greatest songs in their original perfect form.Keith has performed an extensive tour of this concert in Theatres and Arts Centres across the UK, giving over 500 concerts – close to 150,000 people. This has proved to be one of the greatest honours in Keith James’ 40 year career. Keith lives in Herefordshire, Scotland and sometimes in Andalusia, Spain.

‘Some of the most atmospheric and emotive music you will ever hear’ The Independent

Watch Antham by Keith James HERE

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Sat 4 Feb 2023


8pm   Tickets £10 advance/£12.50 on the door 

The Plague Doctors Cure All heralds a hot, delirious evening of monstrous grooves, intense energy, powerhouse playing. An electric band with jazz/prog/funk rock influences.
“With guttural bass lines, skronking sax, freeform guitar riffs and tribal drums, improvised jazz/metal never sounded so dangerous, healthy, fresh and essential … consider me healed and converted” (D.J. Ed Steelefox)
A totally improvised performance from four musicians sharing the same passion for this music with its raw, liberated expression; their creative and impressive technical abilities achieve a symbiosis rarely witnessed. Complex music with raw rhythms which demand much jumping around.
“This is a band with the potential to reach out beyond the usual jazz and improv demographic.” (The Jazz Mann)
The Plague Doctors Cure All – virulent, sweaty and definitely contagious.

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Community event 8.00pm
Doctors Colour 2
Sat 4 Mar 2023

Hush Hush - An intimate gig of live music and DJ sets-Funk,Soul,Latin,Nu-Jazz

8.30pm      Tickets £6 earlybird/£8 standard         

We look forward to welcoming you to this unique night, our first of a series of live events this year.

Hay Free Radio is a brand new venture which aims to bring you incredible music, with both live sets from local musicians, and from a great selection of tracks by our DJs. Our DJs will be playing sets akin to the style of Mr Scruff, with an ecelctic mix. We are a community project looking to promote local talent with a series of live events over the coming year. We want to bring together a diverse crowd of all ages, whether that is into the physical space of an event, or via our radio station, who genuinely appreciate good music from talented musicians.

Our Hush Hush party will be an intimate affair with limited ticket numbers as an introduction to what Hay Free Radio is all about. Get your tickets quick before we sell out! 

Musicians and DJs

Tess will be performing live from her forthcoming debut EP. Tess loves to experiment with different writing styles and genres. Her lyrics are stories that the listener can easily connect with. 'When Tessa sings, the audience is mesmerised, hanging onto her every word'. 'A fusion of indie/folk /r&b with the most incredible voice'.

Hawk Howard will be performing live for us. A firm favourite in the local area for his incredible musicianship, versatility and joyous energy. Hawk will be performing a selection of numbers for us which will compliment the vibe of the night. 

Mark Hilton started his DJ career in Sheffield in the 90's. He owned a record shop which he ran during the day, and DJ'd in the clubs and bars of Sheffield at night, before moving on to play in London, and across Europe in venues such as Tresor in Berlin, Fabric and Plastic People in London. Mark has always stuck to his love of funk, soul, dance-floor Latin, nu Jazz - with a little bit of disco thrown in! Mark and Ovi will be playing a mix of these genres. Think: Sly & The Family Stone, Stevie Wonder, Gil Scott-Heron, Khruangbin, Ezra Collectve, Moodymann, Curtis Mayfield, Lady Blackbird, Nina Simone, DJ NU-Mark, Ikebe Shakedown, Sergio Mendes and The Meters, to name but a few!

Hay Free Radio is an independent community project based in Hay-on-Wye. Your support in this venture is greatly appreciated. 

Community event 8.30pm
Sat 11 Mar 2023

The Guitar Icons Show

Doors 7.30pm  

Tickets £14.50 Earlybird/£16 Standard

Featuring  some of the greatest guitarists in rock guitar history from legendary bands  and artists such as

Pink Floyd,  Queen, U2, Santana,  Thin Lizzy, Fleetwood Mac,  AC/DC, Toto,  Metallica, 

Dire Straits ,  Eric Clapton, Led Zeppelin to name just a few

There really is something for everyone in our live set , even featuring the funky playing of Nile Rodgers and Chic,

Don’t miss this exciting  and varied tribute show guaranteed to entertain and which promises to be a true guitar ‘Axe’ travaganza

See you there with your air guitar

Book earlybird tickets £14.50 7.30am