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Local Artist of the Week
Local Artist of the Week - JESS WARD 26/06/23
Jess Ward, from Pembroke, is a multi-instrumentalist and singer/songwriter who is best known as a talented harpist and who is well known on the local acoustic and folk circuits both as a solo performer and as part of Ceilidh bands playing for tympaths.
Local Artist of the Week: JACK DAW 05/06/23
Local Artist of the Week: ANGELFISH 22/05/23
Local Artist of the Week: SKY BARKERS 01/05/23
Sky Barkers were originally St Davids based husband and wife duo Jo MacGregor-Messore and Dan Messore, they've now teamed up with drummer Matt Brown and have released a new 8 track EP, Broken Shiny Love, on Bubblewrap Collective.
Local Artist of the Week: TOMOS NEWMAN 17/04/23
Local Artist of the Week: THE GREAT RECYCLE 10/04/23
Jerry Evans is the man who bought the old Haverfordwest post office and helped turn it into the marvellous community centre it is today - Haverhub. Jerry is also responsible for the creation of Dark Street Studios in what was the much missed Swales Music Centre, next door to the Pure West Radio HQ.
Local Artist of the Week: TAPESTRI 03/04/23
Celebration of inspirational women and career opportunities at Pembrokeshire IWD 23
International Women’s Day has been celebrated at Haverfordwest Airport with recognition of the inspirational women involved in STEM careers in South-West Wales and a chance for young people to gain an insight into the wealth of opportunities available in Aviation and Engineering.
Local Artist of the Week: TIM & SARAH WILLIAMS 27/02/23
Tim & Sarah Williams are husband and wife visual artists from Keeston. Tim is an accomplished sculptor working in metal and Sarah is a painter and collagist. They have exhibited regularly throughout Pembrokeshire, together and separately, including at St Davids Cathedral. Sarah is also featured in a recent book about 10 'Women Artists in Wales'. One of her latest works, a re-interpretation of the traditional Welsh women's costume which explores notions of gender identity, is pictured.
Local Artist of the Week: JODIE MARIE 20/02/23
Jodie Marie, originally from Narberth, will be no stranger to PWR listeners. Since being 'discovered' over a decade ago by Bernard Butler (of indie band Suede, who also 'discovered' Duffy), Jodie's career has gone from strength to strength. During lockdown she released her critically and popularly acclaimed album The Answer, recorded at Carmel Chapel, Clarbeston which Jodie and her partner Owain Fleetwood Jenkins have loving restored and made into a state of the art studio called StudiOwz..
Local Artist of the Week: BILLY COLE 06/02/23
Billy Cole is a legendary figure on the Pembrokeshire music scene. As a singer and guitarist he has been performing in the Shire since the early 1960s with bands such as The Tremolos and Firewater though he is perhaps best known as a member of the late Lloyd Coles’ Country band, Black Gold.
Local Artist of the Week - Tia Lloyd 30/01/23
Local Artist of the Week - Tia Lloyd
Tia is a young singer and guitarist from Pembroke Dock who began her career only a few years ago performing at the counties many Open Mic nights.
The songs she is playing were recorded exclusively for Pure West Radio.
Local Artist of the Week: ROSS GURNEY 23/01/23
Ross Gurney is a singer/songwriter who has recently returned to his home city of St Davids after spending a decade or so in Cardiff. He is beginning to get back into the county's music scene. His next local gig is on February 17th at the Lifeboat Tavern, Tenby.
Local Artist of the Week: Euros Child 09/01/23
Local Artist of the Week: DAVID GRAY 26/12/22
David Gray has been touring a show celebrating the 20th Anniversary of his 'White Ladder' album, the seminal album that is in the top ten best selling UK albums of all time and the album that launched his career and a host of singer/songwriters, including Ed Sheeran, who followed in his footsteps.
Local Artist of the Week: SHANTY LE HARA 19/12/22
Local Artist of the Week: DAN BETTRIDGE 12/12/22
Dan Bettridge is a talented and exciting singer/songwriter who has already toured the UK, Canada, and the USA and whose star is definitely on the rise. His beautiful and cleverly arranged songs are complemented by an incredibly strong voice, impossible to really categorise though Soulful Americana comes close.
Local Artist of the Week: ABBIE JEBBERS 05/12/22
Local Artist of the Week: MARSH AND THE RELUCTANT FRIENDS 28/11/22
Paul Mallett is an accomplished singer/guitarist/songwriter from Fishguard who has recorded and performed under a number of aliases for many years. He has also been a regular at Open Mic nights.
Local Artist of the Week: NIK TURNER 21/11/22
Local Artist of the Week: PHIL HALLETT 24/10/22
Phil Hallett, from Keeston, is an accomplished singer and guitarist. Now aged 84, he has been a professional musician since the 1950s and has a few stories to tell, as you can imagine, with periods spent working in the Bahamas, Las Vegas, and top London night clubs where Rod Stewart once sang with his band!
Local Artist of the Week: JAMES CRISP 10/10/22
Peter Doran, Artistic Director of the Torch Theatre, Milford Haven, is retiring after several decades at the helm, decades in which he has overseen an incredible number of successful shows. He will be sorely missed.
Local Artist of the Week: This week BB Skone has chosen a trio of Fishguard teenagers - Ellie Louc, Tarish Matthews, and Rhys Smedley. 26/09/22
Local Artist of the Week: George Whitfield 19/09/22
George Whitfield, from Narberth, is an accomplished accordionist and singer/songwriter who will be playing his own compositions and chatting to BB about the Food Festival which takes place on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th September
Local Artist of the Week: HARD OF HEARING 18/07/22
Last week’s LAOTW, Connor Jillions, began performing at some of the many Open Mics that are held around the county. Which is great. But such sessions are not just places for youngsters to get started, or even for more experienced musicians to try out new material, they are also places where exciting new collaborations are born.
Local Artist of the Week: CONNOR JILLIONS 11/07/22
The many Open Mics that take place in Pembrokeshire are ideal places for young (and not so young!) musicians to develop their talents and to perform in front of an audience, perhaps for the first time. Check out BB Skone’s Gig Guide to discover where and when they take place.
Local Artist of the Week: ROOKERY LANE 27/06/22
Local Artist of the week: TINFACE 20/06/22
This is the second album to be released by Tinface aka Tim Facer of Pembroke Dock. The album is titled Twilight Zone and contains 12 self-penned tracks on which Tinface (aided here and there by Feasty Boothroyd on harmonica, Lee Mason on keyboards, and Steve Roberts on lead guitar) delivers his quirky and compelling brand of folk and country tinged indie-pop.
Local Artist of the Week: MEGAN LOTE-WILLIAMS 13/06/22
Megan Lote-Williams is one of the three female leads in the Pembrokeshire produced feature film SCAM which premiered at Theatr Gwaun, Fishguard last month and is due to be shown again at the Torch Theatre, Milford Haven on July 8th.
Local Artist of the Week: : GEORGE WHITFIELD 06/06/22
George Whitfield of Narberth is an accomplished accordion player (and occasional vocalist) who is to be heard regularly performing solo shows and at sessions around the county. He also travels further afield for Festivals
Welsh Water to create record amount of graduate opportunities
Welsh Water, the only not-for-profit water company in England and Wales, has announced that it is creating a record number of graduate opportunities for 2024. The company is inviting applications for its latest intake of new talent, with opportunities on offer being split across a wide range of roles.
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