focus wales

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Focus Wales 2015: Early Bird on Sale Now

Early-bird tickets for the Focus Wales 2015 music festival and conference are now on sale. This will the the fifth birthday for Focus Wales and as such the music festival will be running a series of surprise events which will be announced later in the year. Focus Wales 2015 will take place between April 22 … Continue reading

Focus on festival costs not travel costs

Wrexham-based music festival Focus Wales have teamed up with the organisers of Wakestock Gwyl y Mor to bring festival-goers the Focus by the Sea stage this summer. As well as providing festival fans a new stage of eclectic Welsh music, the Focus team have teamed up with The Big Green Coach Company to provide a … Continue reading

Preview: The Hedge Gods

Describing themselves as “contemporary acoustic dance fusion” specialists the Hedge Gods will be taking place at the Leader Stage in Queen’s Square Wrexham, Saturday April 26. The three-piece band specialise in more relaxed dance music that will make the listener want to move, whether it’s in the streets of Wrexham or in your home listening … Continue reading

Saturday At Focus: What’s On!

As we reach the final day of Focus Wales, Wrexham will once again be bustling with bands, musicians and more. The four-day festival has this year been spread across 16 stages and will see more than 150 bands perform in a unique spread of venues including pubs, the University and the now famous Saint Giles’ … Continue reading

Interview: The Bluebottle Veins

Tell us about the Bluebottle Veins and the style of music you play. Gareth Jones (Guitar / Vocals): The band’s been going for about two years now. We sort of play Indie Blues Rock, that’s probably the closest description. Steven Owen (Bass): I don’t think you need the Indie really. I reckon it’s just Blues … Continue reading

Interview: Aled Rheon

You’re from Cardiff? Is this your first time in Wrexham? Yeah, I’m having a really good time in Wrexham. It’s my first time in Wrexham. Tell us about what it means to be involved in something like Focus Wales. It’s great to be involved in Focus Wales. It’s a showcase of great talent from all … Continue reading

Interview: Little Arrow

Little Arrow were back again to Focus Wales having last year played at the infamous Saint Giles’ Church. Needing a last minute alteration to their appearance Little Arrow played in front of the Catrin Finch Centre. The band were due to play at Central Station but members Will Hughes and Callum Duggan had to attend … Continue reading

Interview: Mowbird

Wrexham band Mowbird will be performing for a second time at Focus Wales have recently been signed to independent record label Popty Ping Records. The Welsh four piece have recently released a debut album and have their Islander EP out now as well. They have also been working with South Wales based Shape Records who … Continue reading

Interview: Thomas Jonnson of I’m Kingfisher

Tell us about I’m Kingfisher. What is your style and your influences? It’s an American sounding thing. It’s basically just me and my guitar, although on the albums I’m playing with more arrangements but when I’m touring… I used to play with a band once but that was a long while ago. I like to … Continue reading

Interview: Geraint Rhys

We caught up with Welsh singer-songwriter Geraint Rhys Jones as he prepares to make his Focus Wales debut at Saint Giles Church tonight (Friday April 25). Singing a bilingual set Geraint will be performing in Focus’ most unusual stage. The church offers a new set of problems for performers to tackle but Geraint hopes that … Continue reading