Archive 2012

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2012

 Breaking news!  We have been confirmed  to play at the 2012 Caerleon Festival on 14th July...we had a great time there last time and are really looking forward to it!!

 

1st Jan 2012....Well, we had a great time last night up at Treadam Barn...Thanks so much to Eleanor & Leon for being so generous to the band and friends. Thanks so much to everyone for making it a great night for us, and thanks to Bernie & Gary for "doing a turn". If you know anyone who is looking for a great venue, please go to www.treadam-barn.co.uk  !!!

 

29th Jan 2012...Thanks to all at the Copthorne Hotel yesterday, and a special thanks to all who visited our stand and had a chat! Hope you all got what you were looking for!!

 

3rd Feb. 2012...Great News for us...we're back at the Glen Yr Avon Hotel in December...we had a fab night there last year, so looking forward to our return! (A long way to go yet though!!!). Plenty of time for you to book your table too!!!

 

16th March 2012...Thanks to Deborah and Andrew for having us at their wedding party!!! We had a great time!!! Hope the trip goes well...we'll put some photos up of drumming Deborah soon!!!

 

19th March 2012...Thanks to our hosts and all the wedding party guests at the Roman Lodge on Saturday. We found a great little 15 year old drummer!!!  Will keep him in mind for when we sack ours!!!  We had a great time...hope you all enjoyed the evening...nice to see the French rugby fans cutting a rug too!!!

 

29th March 2012... Details starting to emerge regarding the Caerleon Festival in July...time and venue TBA!!!

14th &15th July........ The Festival Weekend

 

 

All Weekend Hanbury Field Art & Crafts Market
All Weekend Festival Field & Hanbury Quay

Free Live Entertainment,including: Blues Central, the Avalon Jazz Band, Healey & Rowlands, James Froud Band, Yaz Turan, Tres Hombres, Funktion, the Newport Orchestra, Jawahir, Russell Jones, Peel Your Own Spuds, Olivia Perry, Bamboo Ranch, Spellbound, Julia Abbot, the Angharad Band, Newport Salsa, Eveswell Celtic Music Group, Workhouse Four and Angie, Amairgin the Gael and Newport Dragon's Choir

 

 

2nd April 2012...Caerleon Festival slot confirmation!!!
We are delighted to announce that our slot at this years Caerleon Festival has been confirmed! We will be at The Hanbury Arms on Saturday 14th July for an hours' slot from 7pm-8pm.
We are really looking forward to this one!!  Spread the word!!!

 See here for the online Festival Programme...

www.caerleon-arts.org/CF_Prog2012/index.html

 

20th April 2012...Thanks to everyone at The Maes Manor, Blackwood...hope you raised a few bob for your chosen charities!

 

21st April 2012...Thanks to all at the South Wales Modern Jive charity evening...great venue, great dancing! We had a fab time, and it was good to offer our services to a worthy cause. Thanks for making us so welcome!

 

26th May 2012...Gearing up for a run of gigs starting next Saturday at the Star Inn in Llansoy.

Then on the Bank Holiday Monday, we'll be in  the Beer Garden at Ponthir House, Caerleon...Live music throughout the afternoon...event kicks off at 3.00pm. Spellbound will be playing 2 sets: first set at 3.30pm-4.30pm. Second set at 6.00pm to 6.45pm. The GCHQ band will also be doing a couple of sets, plus one or two other musicians may get up to do a bit!!!

Then on the 9th we're down to Barry for our first date at the Glenbrook Inn. Been busy learning some new stuff too, and putting the finishing touches to a few songs! Sounding Good!!!

 

30th May 2012...See the new Forum page!!!

 

2nd June 2012...Thanks to all at The Star Inn, Llansoy for last night!! Lovely food!!!

 

5th June 2012...A Very Big Thank You to all at Ponthir House yesterday...the weather was kind and we had a most enjoyable, fun gig! Great to see so many friends there!!!

 

10th June 2012...Thanks to everyone at The Glenbrook Inn last night for giving us a great night and for showing your appreciation...how many encores??? Looking forward to our gigs there later on in the year!!

 

24th June 2012...Well the weather was kind after all!!! Thanks to everyone who came out to Chespstow for an enjoyable afternoon at the bandstand.

 

15th July 2012...Well!! What a fantastic weekend!!! First..the Caerleon festival was a blast!! Thanks so much for all who attended our gig...it was a pleasure to see so many familiar faces!!! Secondly, what an absolute joy it was to play at Ty Celyn this afternoon..this gig will stay long in our memories!!

Thanks for having us!!!

 

11th August 2012...Well apparently, we "rocked f''''''g arses" according to one happy customer last night!!! We had a fun night at the Crown...thanks to all!

 

1st September 2012...Looks like we're going to be playing at the Caldicot Castle Charity Motor Show on Sunday 16th September, details, times etc. to be confirmed.
Looks likely to be a big event with the aim of fundraising for local 7 year old, Ethan Jolosa who has Spastic Diplegic Cerebral Palsy...(We will post updates when known)...

 

14th September 2012...Weather looks reasonable at the moment for Sunday afternoon at Caldicot Castle!!  The event is a charity motor show for a good cause so come along and have a day out!
The actual timings are a bit sketchy though...the event kicks off at 10am...we've been given a set up slot between 10am and midday, so at the moment we'll be playing a couple of sets "sometime" between midday and 5ish!!   Theres's another band on also, and Spellbound may well be joined by a guest musician or two!!
Should be a bit of fun...hope to see you there!!
(We'll update you on any other details when we get them!!!)

 

6th October 2012...Gig News…Spellbound have been invited to play at The Crows’ Nest, Cwmbran on Friday 2nd November. The event is part of the ongoing “Ethans’ Wish To Walk” campaign. The event is a Halloween Fancy Dress theme, and we’ll post information on times, tickets etc. soon.

It would be great to see our friends there (in full costume of course) to help support the campaign.

Spellbound will indeed, be dressed very fancily!!! 

Charity Halloween night at The Crows Nest Cwmbran, 8pm till late live music from Spellbound. The event is in aid of Ethan's Wish. Come along in fancy dress! There will be prizes for best dress & a raffle
There will be a small donation of £2 on entry.

27th Ocober 2012...A fine time followed by a lovely meal last night at the Parkway hotel for the Cwmbran Amatuer Operatic Society's 50th bash!!
Good fun & good company!!!

 

3rd November 2012...A fantastic night at The Crows Nest for the Charity Halloween Party..great to see so many getting into the "spirit". We had a wicked time!!!

 

8th December 2012...Great night at The Wesh Oak....really looking forward to getting back there!!!

 

17th December 2012...Thanks for all the support we got at The Glen Yr Avon on Friday, and it was indeed a pleasure to return for the kids at Ty Celyn on Sunday!!!

 

We'd just like to take this opportunity to say a big "Thank You" to all of you who have supported us this year, by coming to gigs, or simply by liking our Facebook page!
We hope that you have a great Christmas and New Year, and we look forward to seeing you in 2013!!!
With Best Wishes!!!              
Spellbound