Billy Thompson - The Improvising Violinist: "THE GIGS"

"A very exciting and personal style... I highly recommend Billy whose passion and flair never fails to excite." - Julian Joseph (1998).



"Hearing Billy play was inspiring and illuminating - I've been amazed by Maxim Vengerov and what he can do with his fiddle - I saw him with Didier Lockwood and Robi Lakatos at the Barbican earlier this year and they took my breath away, but this guy [Billy] is something else entirely. If you ever get the chance to hear Billy play, you've got to go!" - Terri B (2004).

Any questions e-mail info@thompsoundmusic.co.uk
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Tamsin Little (top classical soloist) digs Billy's bowing arm!!
Radio 4's London Live. (1999) - Real Audio.

2016 - This year's gigs.

January 2016
Jan 22 Billy Thompson Gypsy Style at the Dragon Theatre, Barmouth for the excellent Barmouth Music Society.
Jan 30 Private Function

February 2016

March 2016
March 09 playing in a duo with Karen Street at Y Delyn Wine Bar, Mold. 9.30pm.

April 2016
April 13 Billy Thompson Gypsy Style performing for the North Wales Jazz Society at The Farmers Arms, Waen nr. St Asaph.
April
30 Private Function

May 2016
May 14 Billy Thompson Gypsy Style at the Clifford Arms, 34 Fore St, Teignmouth TQ14 0DE. 01626 87231.
May 15 Playing in a duo with Karen Street at the Dartmouth Music Festival.. Bayards Cove Fort 1pm - 2pm.

May 15
Billy Thompson Gypsy Style at the Dartmouth Music Festival.. 5.30 - 6.30pm on the main bandstand.
May 16 Billy Thompson Gypsy Style in Wells. Cancelled.
May 21
Billy Thompson Gypsy Style at Necwys Music Festival. Time TBC.

May 28 Private Function

June 2016
June 04 Private Function
June 11 Private Function
June 18 Peryg Bywyd at Gorwelion, Bala. Improvising/composing a track live solo with a Boss RC300 loop pedal. 7.30pm.

July 2016
July 02 with The Eryl Jones Band at Tremadog Fair.
July 09 Billy Thompson Gypsy Style performing
for the North Wales Jazz Society at The International Eisteddfod, Llangollen
. 6.15pm.
July 18
Billy Thompson Gypsy Style at the Royal Welsh Show, Builth Wells. Times TBC.

August 2016

September 2016
Sept 10 Private Function

October 2016
Oct 01 w. The Eryl Jones Band (4 of the 5 Billy Thompson Gypsy Style members but with Eryl band leading) at The Blackberry Fair, Whitchurch 3.30pm on the Blackhursts@TheHive Stage
Oct 17 Billy Thompson performs with Andy Mackenzie at Allports Restaurant, Pwllheli. 7 – 9pm. Best to book in advance on 01758612641.
Oct 29
Billy Thompson Gypsy Style performs on S4C’s variety show Noson Lawen
.

November 2016
Nov 05 Private Function


December 2016
Dec 15
Billy Thompson Gypsy Style perform at Davenham Jazz Club.
8pm. Phone 01606 74502, 0160644253.
Dec 17 Private Function.

Dec 1
8 Performing with Andy Mackenzie (guitar) and Ashley John Long (Double Bass) at the Great Orme Brewery, Llandudno. 7pm.

2017 - Next year's gigs.

January 2017

February 2017

March 2017
March 10 Billy Thompson Gypsy Style at The Green Note, Camden Town, London.
March 11
Billy Thompson Gypsy Style at Berkhamsted Jazz Club.
March 17 Billy Thompson and Karen Street perform in the remarkable Glad Day with Mike Westbrook. Kings Place, London.

April 2017
April 08 Private Function.

May 2017
May 19 Billy Thompson and Karen Street perform in the remarkable Glad Day with Mike Westbrook. Bury St Edmunds Festival.
May 27
Billy Thompson Gypsy Style
return to the Machynlleth Biker Festival.

June 2017

July 2017

August 2017

September 2017

October 2017

November 2017

December 2017

2015 - Last year's gigs.

January 2015
Jan 25 Private Function.
Jan 26 Playing some jazz with Andy Mackenzie and Greg Robley at Allports Fish and Chips, Pwllheli. Book in advance on 01758612641.

February 2015

March 2015
March 20 Special end of season performance for the Dolgellau Music Club. With Karen Street on Accordion, Andy Mackenzie on Guitar, Eryl Jones on Guitar/Mandolin/Voice and Greg Robley on Bass. The concert will also include a performance by Billy's new looping project 'Dolennu' with Warren Greveson.
March 29 Billy Thompson Gypsy Style
playing at the new March Manouche festival, Victoria Hotel, Menai Bridge. 3pm.

April 2015

May 2015
May 11 Billy Thompson Gypsy Style at Allports Fish and Chips, Pwllheli. Book in advance on 01758612641.

May 14 Billy Thompson Gypsy Style at St Thomas's Church, Parkgate. 8pm. Tickets available here or from 01513362530.
May 15
Billy Thompson Gypsy Style at the Frodsham Music & Arts Club. 7.45pm.
May 16
Billy Thompson Gypsy Style for the Wye Valley Music Society. 7.30pm.
May 17 Billy Thompson Gypsy Style at the Dartmouth Music Festival.. 5.15pm - 6.30pm.

May 23 Mike Westbrook's Glad Day - The Choral Version at the Bath International Music Festival. Mike Westbrook on piano and narration, Kate Westbrook and Phil Minton on vocals, Karen Street on accordion, myself on violin and baritone violin and Steve Berry on bass with the Bath Camerata directed by Paul Ayres.
May 26 - Private Function.

June 2015
June 11 Playing at Cadwaladers in Criccieth with Eryl Jones and Greg Robley. 7pm.
June 12
Playing at TH Roberts, Dolgellau with Eryl Jones and Greg Robley. 7.30pm.

June 27 - Private Function.

July 2015
July 22 Billy Thompson Gypsy Style at The Royal Welsh Show, Builth Wells. 11.15am - 12pm, 2.15pm - 3pm & 6.15pm - 7pm.
July 23 Billy Thompson Gypsy Style at The Royal Welsh Show, Builth Wells. 12.15pm - 1pm, 3.15pm - 4pm & 6.15pm - 7pm.

August 2015

September 2015
Sept 04 Billy Thompson Gypsy Style at St Cuthbert's Festival, Wells.
Sept 05 - Private Function.
Sept 09 w. Eryl Jones at Y Delyn Wine Bar, Mold. 9.30pm
Sept
12 Billy Thompson Gypsy Style at Tremadog fair. Time TBC.

October 2015
Oct 03
Billy Thompson Gypsy Style at 'Wivey Has Jazz', at Cotleigh Brewery, Wiveliscombe, 7.30pm. Tel. 01984624448.
Oct 04 Billy Thompson Gypsy Style at Plymouth Jazz Club, The Royal British Legion Club, Crownhill, Plymouth PL6 5DH Tel. 01752 721179.
Oct 05 Billy Thompson Gypsy Style at the Clifford Arms, 34 Fore St, Teignmouth TQ14 0DE. 01626 87231.
Oct 06 Billy Thompson Gypsy Style at Kingsbridge Jazz Club. Fisherman's Rest, Fore Street, Aveton Gifford nr Kingsbridge 01548 550284.

Oct 17 - Private Function.

November 2015
Nov 12 Billy Thompson Gypsy Style at No. 46 Café, Criccieth. 7pm.
Nov
13 Billy Thompson Gypsy Style performing for Jazz at the Bonded Warehouse in Stourbridge. Email info@jazzbw.org.uk. 7.30pm start.

Nov 21 Private Function.
Nov 24 Private Function.
Nov 25 Y Delyn Wine Bar, Mold with Neil Browning on accordion and guitar. 9.30pm
.
Nov 28 Private Function.

December 2015
Dec 11 - Private Function.

2014's gigs

January 2014
Jan 18 with Eryl Jones and Andy Mackenzie at Tafarn Ty Gwyn, Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch. 9pm. Poster.
Jan 31 with Eryl Jones at Spooners Restaurant, Porthmadog. 'Italien night'.

February 2014
Feb 08 Mike Westbrook's Glad Day - The Choral Version. Mike Westbrook on piano and narration, Kate Westbrook and Phil Minton on vocals, Karen Street on accordion, myself on violin and baritone violin and Steve Berry on bass. Part of the 50th anniversary programme for the Simon Community (the London charity for the homeless) in the church of St Giles in the Fields (just by Centre Point). More details.
Feb 11 Mike Westbrook's Glad Day. Le Rocher de Palmer, Bordeaux, France. More details.
Feb 28 Accompanying finalists for this years' Can i Gymru. S4C. 7.45.

March 2014
Mar 07 with Eryl Jones at Spooners Restaurant, Porthmadog. 'French Night'. Book in advance on 01766 516032.
Mar 10 Playing some jazz with Andy Mackenzie and Greg Robley at Allports Fish and Chips, Pwllheli. Book in advance on 01758 612641.

April 2014
April 12 - Private Function.

May 2014
May 04 Billy Thompson Gypsy Style featuring Karen Street on accordion performing on Noson Lawen, Dolgellau. More details to follow.
May 10
Mike Westbrook's Glad Day. Norwich. More details to follow.
May 16
at Y Ring, Llanfrothen w. Andy MacKenzie on guitar, Eryl Jones (guitar/mandolin/vocals) and Greg Robley on Bass.
May 17
- Private Function.
May 18 Cymanfa Ganu, Dolgellau.
May 22 Performing with Andy Mackenzie and Greg Robley at Cadwaladers in Criccieth.
May 25 Performing with Gai Toms and Catrin Finch at the opening concert of the Urdd Eisteddfod in Bala.
May 26
Billy Thompson Gypsy Style featuring Karen Street on accordion at the Beaumaris Arts Festival.
May 27
Billy Thompson Gypsy Style on the performance stage at the Urdd Eisteddfod in Bala. 4pm.

Tour by
Billy Thompson Gypsy Style featuring Karen Street on accordion:
May 31
Billy Thompson Gypsy Style at Shipham Village Hall, Shipham, Somerset, BS25 1SG. 7.30pm. £10, £8 concessions, £5 under 16s. Tickets from 01749 673936 or on the door.

June 2014
June 01
Billy Thompson Gypsy Style at Plymouth Jazz Club, The Royal British Legion Club, Crownhill, Plymouth PL6 5DH Tel. 01752 721179.

June 02 Billy Thompson Gypsy Style at the Clifford Arms, 34 Fore St, Teignmouth TQ14 0DE. 01626 87231.
June 03 Billy Thompson Gypsy Style at Kingsbridge Jazz Club. Fisherman's Rest, Fore Street, Aveton Gifford nr Kingsbridge 01548 550284.
June 08 Playing with Paul Sawtell on Piano and Bill Coleman on Double Bass at The Blue Ball, 6 Cedar Street, Braunston in Rutland LE15 8QS. 12.30pm - 3.45pm.
June 27 Billy Thompson Gypsy Style at Bellevue Park, Wrexham, 7pm. The full line-up.

July 2014
July 05 Billy Thompson Gypsy Style at Pensford Memorial Hall, Publow Lane, Pensford, Bristol, BS39 4HW. 7.30pm. Tickets from 01749 673 936 or on the door. Performing with John Wheatcroft (Guitar), Neil Browning (Guitar/Accordion) and Allan Wilcox (Double Bass).
July 06
Billy Thompson Gypsy Style Frome Festival, Rook Lane Arts. 7.30pm. Tickets from 01373 455 420 or on the door. Performing with Karen Street (Accordion), John Wheatcroft (Guitar), Neil Browning (Guitar/) and Allan Wilcox (Double Bass).
July 12 - Private Function. Available in the evening.

August 2014

September 2014
Sept 04 - Private Function.
Sept 08 Playing some jazz with Andy Mackenzie and Greg Robley at Allports Fish and Chips, Pwllheli. Book in advance on 01758612641.
Sept 13
Billy Thompson Gypsy Style
at Tremadog fair. 5pm. Time TBC.
Sept 27 w Eryl Jones Band

October 2014
Oct 05 Cymanfa Ganu, Bala.
Oct 07
Billy Thompson Gypsy Style at the Royal British Legion, Llay, North Wales LL12 0RL for the North Wales Jazz Society. With Eryl Jones (Rhythm guitar, mandolin and voice), Neil Browning (Rhythm guitar/Accordion) and Greg Robley (bass). 8.30pm start.

November 2014
Nov 15 - Private Function

December 2014
Dec 05 - Private Function.

2013's Gigs

January 2013
Jan 11 with The Eryl Jones Band at The Heights, Llanberis. 9pm.
Jan 12
w. Amledd at Penlan Fawr, Pwllheli. Stryd Penlan, Pwllheli, Gwynedd. LL53 5DE. 01758 613834. 9pm.

Jan 18 with The Eryl Jones Band at The Ship Inn, 14 Lombard St, Town Centre, Porthmadog. LL49 9AP. 9pm. Cancelled - Snow
February 2013
Feb 01 Billy Thompson Gypsy Style at Neuadd Dwyfor, Pwllheli. Full line-up. More details to follow...

Tour featuring Karen Street on accordion, Steve Berry on Double Bass, Eryl Jones on guitar/mandolin and Phil Gardiner on guitar:
Feb 18 Billy Thompson Gypsy Style at Festri Capel Tegid, Y Bala. 7.30pm. 01678521391. Tickets also available from Siop D.E.
Feb 19 Billy Thompson Gypsy Style at St Thomas' Church, Parkgate, The Wirral. 7.30pm. 01513362530. Nearly sold out.
Feb 20 Billy Thompson Gypsy Style at Café Jazz, Cardiff. 02920387026. 9pm.
Feb 21 Billy Thompson Gypsy Style at the Chapel Arts Centre, Bath. 8pm. 01225461700.
Feb 22 Billy Thompson Gypsy Style at the Davenham Players Theatre, Northwich. 8pm. 0160674502. Nearly sold out.
Feb 23 Billy Thompson Gypsy Style at Ruskin Mill, Gloucestershire. 8pm. 01453 837 537 or 07977174729.

March 2013
Mar 22 with The Eryl Jones Band at Bangor University supporting a band from Portugal. More details to follow...
Mar 27
Billy Thompson Gypsy Style at The Victoria Hotel, Menai Bridge, Anglesey, LL59 5DR for the North Wales Jazz Society. With Eryl Jones (Rhythm guitar, mandolin and voice), Phil Gardiner (Rhythm guitar) and Greg Robley (bass). 8.30pm start.
Mar 30 - Private Function. TBC.

April 2013
April 06 Billy Thompson Gypsy Style at the Pengwern Arms, Llan Ffestiniog.

May 2013
May 03 - Private Function.

June 2013
June 08 with the Eryl Jones band, The Ship, Porthmadog, 9pm
June 12 - 15 Fiddler on the Roof, Port Sunlight, The Wirral.
June 21 Billy Thompson Gypsy Style
at Bellevue Park, Wrexham, 7pm. The full line-up.

July 2013
July 12 Billy Thompson Gypsy Style at the Gypsy Jazz Festival of Great Britain. CANCELLED.
July 13
- Private Function.

July 20 Billy Thompson Gypsy Style at Sesiwn Fawr, Dolgellau, 2.30pm in the square. Am ddim/Free.
July 20
Billy Thompson Gypsy Style
at The Nags Head, Lavister nr. Wrexham, 9pm.
July 27
Billy Thompson Gypsy Style at The International Gypsy Guitar Festival , Gossington, Gloucestershire, UK. 5pm.

August 2013

September 2013
Sept 07
Billy Thompson Gypsy Style
at Tremadog fair. 5pm. Time TBC.
Sept 14
- Private Function.
Sept 21
- w. The Eryl Jones Band at Llanbedr Beer Festival.
Sept 28
- Private Function.

October 2013
Oct 05 Billy Thompson Gypsy Style featuring Karen Street on Accordion at the Heswall Arts Festival. Heswall Hall, 8pm. Tickets available from Tickets Wirral or from Linghams Booksellers in Heswall on the Wirral. Tickets will also be available on the door.

November 2013
Nov 15 with the Eryl Jones band, The Ship, Porthmadog, 9.30pm
Nov 26
Billy Thompson Gypsy Style at the Royal British Legion, Llay, North Wales LL12 0RL for the North Wales Jazz Society. With Eryl Jones (Rhythm guitar, mandolin and voice), Phil Gardiner (Rhythm guitar) and Greg Robley (bass). 8.30pm start.

December 2013
Dec 09 Playing some jazz with Andy Mackenzie and Greg Robley at Allports Fish and Chips, Pwllheli. Book in advance on 01758612641.

2012's gigs.

January 2012
Mar 01 Billy Thompson Gypsy Style performing on Noson Lawen, Bala.

February 2012
Feb 04 performing with Dave Elwyn at Y Cwrt, Bala. 9pm.
Feb 25
Billy Thompson Gypsy Style at Y Cwrt, Bala. 9pm.

March 2012
Mar 01 Billy Thompson Gypsy Style at Ysgol y Moelwyn, Blaenau Ffestiniog, 7.30pm.
Also performing is the excellent Cor y Brythoniaid Choir.
Mar 10 - Private Function.

Mar 17 Billy Thompson Gypsy Style at Y Cwrt, Bala. 9pm.
Mar 26
Billy Thompson Gypsy Style
at the Allports restaurant 'Jazz & Fish' night, Pwyllheli. 7-9pm. Book in advance. 01766 514 274.
Mar 31 Billy Thompson Gypsy Style at Y Cwrt, Bala. 9pm.

April 2012
April 14 Billy Thompson Gypsy Style / Amledd / Dave Elwyn at Y Cwrt, Bala. 9pm.
April 19 Billy Thompson Gypsy Style at Cadwaladers in Criccieth w. Andy MacKenzie on lead guitar, Eryl Jones (guitar/mandolin/vocals) and Greg Robley on Bass. £7.50
April 20 accompanying Brian Gulland at Plas yn Dre, Bala. Private Function.
April 21 Billy Thompson Gypsy Style / Amledd at Ty Golchi, Bangor. A mix of music at this excellent new restaurant/music venue. Postponed to June 8th.

April 22 at Y Ring, Llanfrothen w. Andy MacKenzie on guitar, Eryl Jones (guitar/mandolin/vocals) and Greg Robley on Bass.

May 2012
May 06 Billy Thompson Gypsy Style at Y Cwrt, Bala. 9pm.
May 12 - Private Function.
May 19 with The Dave Elwyn Band, Pwllheli. Postponed.
May 19 - Private Function.

May 27
Billy Thompson Gypsy Style featuring Huw Warren on Accordion at The Barmouth Music Festival. 1pm. More Details.

June 2012
June 02 - Private Function.
June 06
Performing at the Beaumaris Music Festival on an iPad. Warren Greveson's Voyager makes a World premiere with the Welsh Chamber Orchestra.
June 08
-Billy Thompson Gypsy Style / Amledd at Ty Golchi, Bangor. A mix of music at this excellent new restaurant/music venue. CANCELLED.
June 30 Billy Thompson Gypsy Style at Tafarn Sinc, Clunderwen, Pembrokeshire. SA66 7QU. A Television performance for the week long show S4C show - Y Sipsiwn. Our performance will be broadcast the same night. Come along! We play 5 - 6pm.

July 2012
July 06 Billy Thompson Gypsy Style at Bellevue Park, Wrexham, 7.30pm. The full line-up.
July 21 - Private Function.

August 2012

September 2012
Sept 01 Billy Thompson Gypsy Style at Tremadog.
Sept 01 - Private Function.

Sept 08 Billy Thompson Gypsy Style at The Four Dogs, Wrexham. 8.30pm. Click link for poster.
Sept 22 Billy Thompson Gypsy Style at Llanbedr Beer Festival.

Sept 28 Billy Thompson Gypsy Style at The Cann Office, Llangadfan.

October 2012
Oct 06 Performing with Eryl Jones, Andy Mackenzie and Greg Robley as part of the Llyn Acoustic Guitar Festival gala concert. Also on the bill are the outstanding guitarists Stuart Ryan and Gordon Giltrap. Plas Glyn-y-Weddw, Llanbedrog. 7.30pm. SOLD OUT.
Oct 07 Performing with Eryl Jones, Andy Mackenzie and Greg Robley as part of the Llyn Acoustic Guitar Festival lunchtime concert.
Plas Glyn-y-Weddw, Llanbedrog. 1-2pm.

Oct 13 - Private Function.

Oct 27 Billy Thompson Gypsy Style at 'Push for Life', The Bull, Bala.

November 2012
Nov 03 with The Eryl Jones Band at Café Snowdon. Music starts at 8.30...
Nov 12
Billy Thompson Gypsy Style at Allports Fish and Chips, Pwllheli. Book in advance on 01758612641.
Nov 27 Billy Thompson Gypsy Style at the Royal British Legion, Llay, North Wales LL12 0RL for the North Wales Jazz Society. With Eryl Jones (Rhythm guitar, mandolin and voice), Phil Gardiner (Rhythm guitar) and Greg Robley (bass). 8.30pm start.

December 2012
Dec 01 with The Eryl Jones Band for Christmas lights celebrations in Criccieth, 3-4pm.
Dec 01
- Private Function.

Dec 14 Billy
Thompson Gypsy Style performing for Jazz at the Bonded Warehouse in Stourbridge. Email info@jazzbw.org.uk. 7.30pm start.
Dec 28 with The Eryl Jones Band at Y Ring, Llanfrothen.

2011's gigs.

January 2011

February 2011
Feb 11 Billy Thompson Gypsy Style at Plas yn Dre, Bala, Gwynedd. Including the comic charms of bass player Bill Coleman.
Feb 20
Performing at Live Music Now!'s showcase gig, Aberystwyth Arts Centre, 3pm. Click here to see the flyer and leaflet.
Feb 21 at the Pwllheli Chip Shop in Pwllheli w. Andy MacKenzie on lead guitar, the lead and rhythm of Eryl Jones (guitar/mandolin/vocals) and Greg Robley on Bass.
Feb 24 at Cadwaladers in Criccieth w. Andy MacKenzie on lead guitar, the lead and rhythm of Eryl Jones (guitar/mandolin/vocals) and Greg Robley on Bass.
Feb 25 at Y Ring, Llanfrothen w. Andy MacKenzie on lead guitar, the lead and rhythm of Eryl Jones (guitar/mandolin/vocals) and Greg Robley on Bass

March 2011
Mar 04 - 06 Running a weekend on THE ART OF IMPROVISATION with Steve Berry, Karen Street and Marion Wood at Hannahs at Seale-Hayne, Newton Abbot, nr Devon.
Mar 05 P
erforming with Steve Berry, Karen Street and Marion Wood at Hannas at Seale-Hayne, 8pm. Click here for poster.
Mar 09 Billy Thompson Gypsy Style performing
for the North Wales Jazz Society at The Farmers Arms, Waen nr. St Asaph. Full lIne-up.

Mar 26 with Amledd in the Village Hall, Trefriw, LL27 OJH. Next to The Fairy Falls Pub. £5. The full line-up with co-writer and wife Rhian Thompson singing, Dave Elwyn http://www.daveelwyn.co.uk on guitar, Dave ‘Taif’ Ball on fretless bass and the superb young drummer Alex Moller http://www.myspace.com/mollerdrums depping for Steve Roberts. Dave Elwyn will also be doing some songs from his new album.

April 2011
April 08 Billy Thompson Gypsy Style at The Prince of Wales, Criccieth. 9pm.
April 09
Billy Thompson Gypsy Style
for the Wye Valley Music Society, Mackenzie Hall, Brockweir, Monmouth, South Wales. 8pm. The full CD line-up.

May 2011
May 13 and 14 performing in Mike Westbrook's Glad Day - The Choral Version. Mike Westbrook on piano and narration, Kate Westbrook and Phil Minton on vocals, Karen Street on accordion, myself on violin and baritone violin and Steve Berry on bass. Hannahs at Seale-Hayne, Newton Abbot, nr Devon. 7.30pm.

June 2011
June 13 Billy Thompson Gypsy Style at Cadwaladers, Criccieth, North Wales.
June 24 Billy Thompson Gypsy Style at The Prince of Wales, Criccieth. 9pm.

July 2011
July 09 Billy Thompson Gypsy Style at The Cann Office, Llangadfan. 9.30pm.
July 15
Billy Thompson Gypsy Style
at Bellevue Park, Wrexham, 7.30pm. The full line-up.
July 16
Billy Thompson Gypsy Style
at Sesiwn Fawr, Dolgellau. The full line-up. Tickets from Ty Siamas: 01341 421800.
July 22 Billy Thompson Gypsy Style at The Dragon Theatre, Barmouth. The full CD line-up.
July 23 Billy Thompson Gypsy Style at Oriel Plas Glyn y Wedw, Llanbedrog. 'Supporting' the Lunar Saxophone Quartet. Tickets: 01758740763.
July 30 Billy Thompson Gypsy Style at The International Gypsy Guitar Festival , Gossington, Gloucestershire, UK. 3pm. The full CD line-up.
July 30 Billy Thompson Gypsy Style at the Gwyl y Glaw festival, Blaenau Ffestiniog. The full line-up. 9.30pm!

August 2011
Aug 02 Billy Thompson Gypsy Style at The National Eisteddfod of Wales, Wrexham area.... On the performance stage, 12pm and 2pm.

September 2011
Sept 10 An evening of music from Billy including music from his new looping project and an acoustic Amledd line-up. Ty Siamas, Dolgellau. 8pm.

October 2011
Oct 25 Billy Thompson Gypsy Style at the Royal British Legion, Llay, North Wales LL12 0RL for the North Wales Jazz Society. The full line-up with Andy Mackenzie (guitar), Eryl Jones (Rhythm guitar and voice), Phil Gardiner (Rhythm guitar) and Allan Wilcox (bass). 8.30pm start.
Oct 27 Billy Thompson Gypsy Style performing at Bangor University's concert series. The full line-up, Greg Robley on bass. £9, £7 (concessions) and £5 (students). Powis Hall, Bangor University LL57 2DG. Full details at http://www.bangor.ac.uk/concerts/.
Oct 29 Billy Thompson Gypsy Style at The Old Bull, Bala. Fund raiser for cancer awareness. Also on the bill, Loaded Dice and Dafydd Iwan.

November 2011
Nov 04 Clwb Golff Pwllheli. Billy and Eryl Jones duo. Dafydd Iwan yn chwarae hefyd. Fund raiser for the Eisteddfod. 7.30pm.
Nov 12 Billy Thompson Gypsy Style at The Union, Tremadog. Fund raiser for Breast Cancer.Uni
Nov 19 Billy Thompson Gypsy Style including Rhian Thompson singing some Amledd. Line-up also includes Brigyn and Tudur Owen. Trawsfynydd.

December 2011
Winter Tour: The line-up is Billy Thompson - Violin, Eryl Jones - Guitar/Mandolin/Voice, Phil Gardiner - Rhythm Guitar, Tony Bevir - Double Bass. Completed by special guest Karen Street on accordion.
Dec 03
Billy Thompson Gypsy Style at the Prince of Wales, Criccieth.
Dec 04
Billy Thompson Gypsy Style at Wookey Hole Music. 8pm. Email nicki.davey@btinternet.com or ring 01749 672944.
Dec 05
Billy Thompson Gypsy Style at Hannah's Seale Hayne, Newton Abbot. 7pm. For more info go to: http://tiny.cc/zeirk

Dec 06 Billy Thompson Gypsy Style at Kingsbridge Jazz Club. Fisherman's Rest, Fore Street, Aveton Gifford nr Kingsbridge 01548 550284.
Dec 09 Billy Thompson Gypsy Style performing for Jazz at the Bonded Warehouse in Stourbridge. Email info@jazzbw.org.uk. 7.30pm start.
Dec 16
Billy Thompson Gypsy Style / Amledd at the Red Lion, Dinas Mawddwy.

2010's gigs.

January 2010

February 2010
Feb 05 Billy Thompson Gypsy Style performing at Theatr Harlech. The full hot club line-up featuring the extraordinary talents of Andy MacKenzie on lead guitar, Phil Gardiner on rhythm guitar, Eryl Jones on guitar/vocals and Dave Turner on Bass. 7.30pm start.
Feb 06
Billy Thompson Gypsy Style performing at Y Gwesty Gwernan. It's the Welsh St Valentine's Night. Noson Santes Dwynwen.
Feb 07 Billy Thompson Gypsy Style performing at Plas yb Dre, Bala. A Rotary evening open to all. The night is a fundraiser joining in the attempt to help eradicate Polio globally.
Feb 08 w. Ysgol Glan Tegid performing an original piece about a famous Romani Gypsy family that settled in Bala. Neuadd y Buddig, Bala, North Wales.
Feb 09 w. Ysgol Glan Tegid performing an original piece about a famous Romani Gypsy family that settled in Bala. Neuadd y Buddig, Bala, North Wales.
Feb 26 w. Albert Lee and Hogan's Heroes performing The Devil Went Down to Georgia. Free tickets for this S4C recording to be broadcast around Easter. Gorau Gwlad: Albert Lee & Hogan's Heroes + John Ac Alun + Iona Ac Andy + Dylan A Neil + Tara Bethan + Wil Tan Info...


March 2010

Mar 03 Billy Thompson Gypsy Style performing for the North Wales Jazz Society at The Farmers Arms, Wraen nr. St Asaph.
Mar 04 at Cadwaladers in Criccieth w. Andy MacKenzie on lead guitar, the lead and rhythm of Eryl Jones (guitar/mandolin/vocals) and Greg Robley on Bass.

April 2010
April 24 performing in Mike Westbrook's Glad Day - The Choral Version, Tavistock Festival, Tavistock Parish Church with The Big Noise Choir. Mike Westbrook on piano and narration, Kate Westbrook and Phil Minton on vocals, Karen Street on accordion, myself on violin and baritone violin and Steve Berry on bass.

May 2010
May 14 Billy Thompson Gypsy Style performing for Jazz at the Bonded Warehouse in Stourbridge. 7.30pm start.
May 15 p
erforming in Mike Westbrook's Glad Day - The Choral Version. Mike Westbrook on piano and narration, Kate Westbrook and Phil Minton on vocals, Karen Street on accordion, myself on violin and baritone violin and Steve Berry on bass. Wenlock. The Edge Arts Centre, Wenlock.

June 2010
June 26 performing with The Bala Players, Ysgol y Berwyn, Bala, North Wales. 7.30pm. Varied mix of music, largely classical with various alternative moments including an improvised loop piece by Billy.

July 2010
July 02 performing with The Bala Players, Llangollen Town Hall, Llangollen, North Wales. 7.30pm. Varied mix of music, largely classical with various alternative moments including an improvised loop piece by Billy.
July 17 Billy Thompson Gypsy Style performing with Eryl Jones and Phil Gardiner at Tafern y Gader, Dolgellau, North Wales as part of Sesiwn Fach.
July 24 Billy Thompson Gypsy Style performing with Eryl Jones and Phil Gardiner at Ty Siamas, Dolgellau, North Wales.

August 2010

September 2010
Sept 18 Performing with Gai Toms at Wa! Bala. 11pm ish.
Sept 22
recording with Amledd for Noson Lawen. Date of broadcast to be announced.
Sept 24 Billy Thompson Gypsy Style. At Rhyl Bistro, Rhyl, North Wales.
Sept 25
Billy Thompson Gypsy Style headlining Gwyl Aberystwyth at The Scholars. 9pm.

October 2010
Oct 05 Billy Thompson Gypsy Style at the Royal British Legion, Llay, North Wales for the North Wales Jazz Society. The full line-up with Andy Mackenzie (guitar), Eryl Jones (Rhythm guitar and voice), Phil Gardiner (Rhythm guitar) and Dave Turner (bass). 8.30pm start.
Oct 06
Billy Thompson Gypsy Style at the Victoria Hotel, Menai Bridge, Anglesey, North Wales for the North Wales Jazz Society. The full line-up with Andy Mackenzie (guitar), Eryl Jones (Rhythm guitar and voice), Phil Gardiner (Rhythm guitar) and Dave Turner (bass).
8.30pm start.
Oct 29 Billy Thompson Gypsy Style. At Rhyl Bistro, Rhyl, North Wales.

November 2010
Nov 07 Billy Thompson Gypsy Style at Plymouth Jazz Club, The Matchroom Suite, Colebrook, Plympton, Plymouth. PL7 4AW. Tel. 01752 847611
Nov 12 Billy Thompson Gypsy Style at Cywain, Bala, Gwynedd. LL23 7NW. 01678 520 920.
Nov 20 Billy Thompson Gypsy Style at Ty Siamas, Dolgellau. The full line-up with Andy Mackenzie (guitar), Eryl Jones (Rhythm guitar and voice), Phil Gardiner (Rhythm guitar) and Bill Coleman (bass). 8pm start.

December 2010

2009's gigs.

January 2009
Jan 09 Billy Thompson Gypsy Style performing at The Bonded Warehouse Canal Street, Stourbridge DY8 4LU
01384 395216. The full hot club line-up featuring the extraordinary talents of Andy MacKenzie on lead guitar, Phil Gardiner on rhythm guitar, Eryl Jones on guitar/vocals and Dave Turner on Bass.
Jan 24
Billy Thompson Gypsy Style
performing at the Gwernan Hotel, Dolgellau LL40 1TL 01341 422 488 w. Andy MacKenzie and Eryl Jones.
Jan 29 Performing at Cywain in Bala. This is a fundraiser for the National Eisteddfod of Wales which this year comes to Bala. With Eryl Jones, Mr T (Chest)
and Ifor.
Jan 31
w. Amledd. The full band will be performing in Llangynog, North Wales.

February 2009

March 2009

April 2009
April 0
4 performing with Trefor Owen (guitar), Andy Mackenzie (guitar) and Bill Coleman (bass) at ORIEL LLWYNGWRIL GALLERY (On the A493 Dolgellau to Towyn road). The Church Room, Llwyngwril, Gwynedd, LL37 2JB Telephone: 01341 250054.
April 07 at the Royal British Legion, Llay, North Wales for the North Wales Jazz Society performing with Andy Mackenzie (guitar), Eryl Jones (Rhythm guitar and voice), Phil Gardiner (Rhythm guitar) and Dave Turner (bass).

May 2009
May 14 Performing in Mike Westbrook's Glad Day. Mike Westbrook on piano and narration, Kate Westbrook and Phil Minton on vocals, Karen Street on accordion, myself on violin and baritone violin and Steve Berry on bass with the Choir of St Pancras Church / Christopher Batchelor. 8.00pm.
St. Paul's Church, Covent Garden, Bedford Street, London WC2E 9ED. Tickets £15. (£10 concessions) Advance booking tel: 020 7388 1461. Email: lfccm2009@gmail.com

May 23 Performing at the White Eagle Beer Festival, Rhoscolyn, Anglesey
LL65 2NJ w. Damien Wilton (guitar), Phil Gardiner (guitar) and Paul Roberts (bass). Tel: 01407 860267 Email: white.eagle@timpson.com

June 2009
June 28 Performing in Mike Westbrook's Glad Day. Mike Westbrook on piano and narration, Kate Westbrook and Phil Minton on vocals, Karen Street on accordion, Billy Thompson on violin and baritone violin and Steve Berry on bass with the Queldryk Chamber Choir directed by Paul Ayres.
MUSIC IN THE GARDEN 2009 series http://www.stables.org/Whats_on/Event/Glad_Day
The Old Rectory,
Stockwell Lane, Wavendon, Milton Keynes MK17 8LU.
Box Office - 01908 280800 Admin - 01908 280814 Tickets £17 including champagne tea.
.2.30pm. CANCELLED.

July 2009

August 2009
Aug 01 - 08 The National Eisteddfod of Wales, Meirion and District. This year the National Eisteddfod of Wales comes to Bala - Billy's new home town. The following are confirmed appearances:Sunday Aug 02 Billy Thompson Gypsy Style performing at Cywain 12-3pm.
Sunday Aug 02 Performing in Maes D with Amledd Maes D is the Welsh learners tent on the main field.
Sunday Aug 02 Leading the orchestra in the Cymanfa Ganu.

Tuesday Aug 04 Improvising music inspired by the art in the exhibition tent (Lle Celf). 11am.
Tuesday Aug 04 Billy Thompson Gypsy Style performing at Cywain 6.30-9.30pm.


Wednesday Aug 05 Improvising music inspired by the art in the exhibition tent (Lle Celf). 12pm & 2pm.
Wednesday Aug 05 Performing with Amledd on the Performance Stage on the main Eisteddfod field. 4-5pm.


Thursday Aug 06 Billy Thompson Gypsy Style in the Danse Tent on the main Eisteddfod field. 1-2pm.
Thursday Aug 06 Billy Thompson Gypsy Style performing at Cywain 6.30-9.30pm.

Friday Aug 07 Improvising music inspired by the art in the exhibition tent (Lle Celf). 12pm & 2pm.
Friday Aug 07 Performing with Amledd on the Performance Stage on the main Eisteddfod field. 4-5pm.

Saturday Aug 08 Billy Thompson Gypsy Style on the Performance Stage on the main Eisteddfod field. 2-3pm.
Saturday Aug 08 w. Ysgol Glan Tegid performing an original piece about a famous Romani Gypsy family that settled in Bala. 3pm.

Saturday Aug 08 Billy Thompson Gypsy Style performing at Cywain 6.30-9.30pm.
Saturday Aug 08 Performing with Gai Toms on the Cymdeithas yr Iaeth Gymraeg stage.

September 2009

October 2009
Oct 17 Oxjam at C.A.T. with Dave Elwyn, Amledd and Billy Thompson Gypsy Style 8pm. Click on your preferred language to see flyer: English/Cymraeg.

Oct 28 Fiddler on the Roof, Rhyl.
7.30pm
Oct 29 Fiddler on the Roof, Rhyl. 7.30pm

Oct 30 Fiddler on the Roof, Rhyl. 7.30pm
Oct 31 Fiddler on the Roof, Rhyl. 2.30 and 7.30pm

November 2009

December 2009


2008's gigs.

January 2008

February 2008
Feb 16 w. Barbara Thompson's Paraphernalia In The Bottom Line, Nagoya, Japan, 7pm.
Feb 18
w. Barbara Thompson's Paraphernalia In Sweet Basil, Tokyo Rappongi, Japan, 7pm.
Feb 19
w. Barbara Thompson's Paraphernalia In Sweet Basil, Tokyo Rappongi, Japan, 7pm.
Feb 20 w. Barbara Thompson's Paraphernalia In Sweet Basil, Tokyo Rappongi, Japan, 7pm.
Feb 24 w. Barbara Thompson's Paraphernalia In The Rhodes Arts Complex, Bishops Stortford, Essex, 7pm.
Click here for poster.


March 2008
March 02
w. Barbara Thompson's Paraphernalia in Ronnie Scott's Ronnie Scott's logo for one night only... Best to book in advance. 02074390747.
March 08Billy Thompson Gypsy Style performing at
The Scholars, Aberystwyth.
March 19
for the North Wales Jazz Society at The Farmers Arms, Wraen nr. St Asaph, North Wales w. guitarists Trefor Owen and Andy Mackenzie and Dave Turner on double bass playing a mixture of Gypsy Jazz and Mainstream Jazz. For further information tel. 01745 812260.
March 23 The Thompson/Lemer Quartet performs at The Rhodes Arts Complex, Bishops Stortford, Essex, 7pm. Click here for poster.

April 2008

April 12 Fund Raiser for Bryan Davies, a local all round good egg known as ‘Yogi’ recently paralyzed from the neck down. Ysgol Y Berwyn, Bala, North Wales, 7.30pm, £6. I perform with a new Gypsy Jazz Line-up featuring Andy Mackenzie on guitar. The full Brythoniaid Male Voice Choir will also be performing along with other talented young musicians and singers.
April 15
International Jazz Guitar Spectacular with a line-up picked to celebrate the links between the USA, the birthplace of jazz, the Port of Liverpool and North Wales. Featuring one of today's most celebrated American guitarists, Howard Alden, Liverpool's Gary Potter and Welsh guitarist Trefor Owen with Billy Thompson (violin) & Bill Coleman (double bass). Howard Alden did the music to Woody Allen's classic comedy 'Sweet & Lowdown' and Gary Potter is just brilliant. It's part of the Liverpool city of culture celebrations. Liverpool Community College Arts Centre, Myrtle Street, Liverpool, 8pm.
April 18 w. Barbara Thompson's Paraphernalia, "Kulturetage", Oldenburg, Germany.
April 19
w. Barbara Thompson's Paraphernalia at "Kursaal Bad Hamm" Hamm Jazz Festival, Hamm, Germany.
Germany.
April 20 w. Barbara Thompson's Paraphernalia, "Fabrik", Hamburg, Germany.
April 23 w. Barbara Thompson's Paraphernalia, "Pavillon", Hannover, Germany.
April 24 w. Barbara Thompson's Paraphernalia, "Stadthalle", Marburg, Germany.
April 25 w. Barbara Thompson's Paraphernalia, "Café Hahn", Koblenz, Germany.

May 2008

May 10 Billy Thompson Gypsy Style performing at the Llangollen Jazz Festival. An exciting new gypsy project featuring the extraordinary talents of Andy MacKenzie on guitar most ably backed by Phil Gardiner (Rhythm Guitar) and Julian Anderson (Bass).
May 24 Billy Thompson Gypsy Style performing at Glangwma Park, Caethro, nr Caernarfon, North Wales. 5-piece line-up.
May 25
Billy Thompson Gypsy Style performing at the Penlan Hotel, Pwllheli, North Wales. 3 piece line-up
.
May 26
Billy Thompson Gypsy Style performing at the Beaumaris Music Festival. The full exciting new gypsy project featuring the extraordinary talents of Andy MacKenzie on guitar, Huw Warren on accordion, Phil Gardiner on rhythm guitar, Eryl Jones on guitar/vocals and Dave Turner on Bass.


June 2008

June 05 performing at a fundraiser for the North Wales Jazz Society. Other musicians contributing their services include the amazing Martin Taylor on guitar, guitarist Gary Potter, Dave O'Higgins (sax) and other very fine musicians. Oriel House Hotel, Upper Denbigh Road, St Asaph, LL17 0LW. Admission £15. Concessions £12. 8pm. Bookings/Info: 01745 812260. Tickets also available from the hotel.

July 2008

July 24 w. Gary Potter and Trefor Owen for the North Wales Jazz Society in Llangollen... www.llangollenfringe.co.uk, 8.00pm Llangollen Town Hall, tickets:£10 (£8 for members of NWJS).August 2008
Aug 13 Performing at the North Wales International Jazz Guitar Festival with John Etheridge. The Bill Aston Hall, NEWI, Wrexham. 8pm. More details...

September 2008

October 2008
Performing in a musical by Theatr Bara Caws, bringing a children’s classic to life with the first theatrical production of Llyfr Mawr y Plant:
Oct 04 Theatr Gwynedd, Bangor. 7.30pm Tickets 01248 351 708
Oct 06 Theatr Gwynedd, Bangor. 7.30pm Tickets 01248 351 708
Oct 07 Theatr Gwynedd, Bangor. 7.30pm Tickets 01248 351 708
Oct 08 Theatr Gwynedd, Bangor. 10.30am & 7.30pm Tickets 01248 351 708
Oct 09 Theatr Gwynedd, Bangor. 10.30am & 7.30pm Tickets 01248 351 708
Oct 10 Theatr Gwynedd, Bangor. 7.30pm Tickets 01248 351 708
Oct 11 Theatr Gwynedd, Bangor. 7.30pm Tickets 01248 351 708


Oct 15 Theatr y Pafiliwn, Y Rhyl. 7pm Tickets 01745 330 000
Oct 16 Theatr y Pafiliwn, Y Rhyl. 10am & 1.15pm Tickets 01745 330 000
Oct 17 Theatr y Pafiliwn, Y Rhyl. 10am & 1.15pm Tickets 01745 330 000
Oct 18 Theatr y Pafiliwn, Y Rhyl. 2pm & 7pm Tickets 01745 330 000

Oct 22 Theatr Mwldan, Aberteifi. 10am & 1.15pm Tickets 01239 621 200
Oct 23 Theatr Mwldan, Aberteifi. 10am Tickets 01239 621 200
Oct 24 Theatr Mwldan, Aberteifi. 1pm & 7pm Tickets 01239 621 200
Oct 25 Theatr Mwldan, Aberteifi. 2pm Tickets 01239 621 200


November 2008
Oct 31 - Nov 02 Improvisation on the Violin with Billy Thompson. Running a course on Jazz and Improvisation on the Violin. Grade 6 and up (or equivalent) preferred. www.benslow.org mail to: info@benslow.org for further information.

Nov 04 Canolfan y Mileniwm, Caerdydd. 1.30pm & 7.30pm Tickets 08700 402 000

Nov 06 Canolfan y Celfyddydau, Aberystwyth. 1pm & 7pm Tickets 01970 62 32 32
Nov 07 Canolfan y Celfyddydau, Aberystwyth. 10am & 1.30pm Tickets 01970 62 32 32

Nov 08 Canolfan y Celfyddydau, Aberystwyth. 2.30pm & 7pm Tickets 01970 62 32 32


December 2008

Dec 07 - 08 Performing in Mike Westbrook's Glad Day again after last years's great success. Mike Westbrook on piano and narration, Kate Westbrook and Phil Minton on vocals, Karen Street on accordion, myself on violin and baritone violin and Steve Berry on bass with the London College of Music Chamber Choir directed by Paul Ayres. Toynbee Studios, 28, Commercial St, London E1 6AB. Tickets £15 (£12) Box Office 020 7650 2350 - booking opens in September. More details...

2007's gigs.

January 2007

February 2007
Feb 10 Running a course in improvisation at Nottingham Trent University for NCT Music for strings (grade 6 standard and above). £15.
Feb 24 'Billy Thompson & Friends' at The Scholars, Aberystwyth. Landlord Tom's idea... Billy performing with various guests... Amledd will feature and some surprises will be in there too...
Feb 28 for the North Wales Jazz Society at the Victoria Hotel, Menai Bridge, Anglesey w. guitarists Trefor Owen and Andy Mackenzie and Paul Roberts on double bass playing a mixture of Gypsy Jazz and Mainstream Jazz. For further information tel.
01745 812260.


March 2007
Mar 09 Parti Pen-blewydd Meic yn 65! Meic Stevens' 65th birthday bash featuring Wyn Lodwig a'r Harlem Swingers, Y Foneddiges Miss Heather Jones, Gruff Rhys, Lyn Phillips a'r Boogeymen, Twm Morys, Gai Toms, Y Bara Menyn, Yr Hennessys, Meic Stevens a'r Band - Wild Bill Thompson (me... Meic probably told them to put that!...). Tickets available from Spillers Records (as is Amledd's CD) or from Sain Records.
Mar 18 Performing a new work by Mike Westbrook 'for improvising violinist, jazz piano, string quartet and string orchestra' at the Isle of Purbeck String Festival Concert.

April 2007

April 13 - 15. Improvisation on the Violin with Billy Thompson. Step 2. Running a course on Jazz and Improvisation on the Violin for violinists of a higher standard. Grade 8 and up (or equivalent) preferred or a strong ability to improvise over a blues. www.benslow.org mail to: info@benslow.org for further information.

May 2007
May 16 for the North Wales Jazz Society at Theatr Ardudwy, Harlech w. guitarists Trefor Owen and Andy Mackenzie and Paul Roberts on double bass playing a mixture of Gypsy Jazz and Mainstream Jazz. For further information tel.
01745 812260.

May 18 w. Mike and Kate Westbrook. The London Festival of Contemporary Church Music presents Mike Westbrook's Glad Day. Settings of the poetry of William Blake. Phil Minton and Kate Westbrook on voices, Mike Westbrook on piano, Karen Street on accordian and Billy Thompson on violin. More details...
May 25 w. Amledd. The full band supported by Meic Stevens. With Dave Edwards on guitar, Dave 'Taif' Ball on Bass and Steve Roberts on drums. Starts with Meic & Billy at 8pm.
May 26
w. Amledd. The full band will be performing an 'Amledd & more' evening in the Community Centre. With Dave Edwards on guitar, Gaz Thomas on Bass and Steve Roberts on drums. 8pm.


June 2007
June 18 w. The Amigos at the Criccieth Music Festival. This is probably the last chance to see Billy perform with The Amigos for the foreseeable future.

July 2007
July 09 - 12 w. Barbara Thompson & Paraphernalia at the Freiberg Festival, Germany. More details to follow...
J
uly 21 at Sesiwn Fawr with Amledd (5.15pm in the Acoustic Theatre), Meic Stevens (8pm, main stage 1), Gai Toms (9pm, main stage 2) and possibly Genod Droog at 11pm... More details to follow...
July 24 with Meic Stevens at The Half Moon, Putney, London. Tickets.
July 27 performing with the Huw Warren Trio at The Galeri, Caernarfon, North Wales.
July 31 Performing 'Blues for a Blue Earth' by Mike Westbrook 'for improvising violinist, jazz piano, string quartet and string orchestra' at the Swanage Carnival.


August 2007
Aug 04 w. Amledd at the National Eisteddfod of Wales. Maes A around 3pm on the Performance Stage with the acoustic line-up
Aug 05 w. Amledd a
t
The Golden Fleece, Tremadog. Around 4pm - 6pm. Gai Toms is playing 1.30pm - 3.30pm.
Aug 08 at the National Eisteddfod of Wales with Gai Toms. Mold Rugby Club.
Aug
11 at the National Eisteddfod of Wales with Gai Toms. Maes B.
Aug 15 Performing at the North Wales International Jazz Guitar Festival with three of the World's best Gypsy Jazz Gutarists - Robin Nolan, Andreas Oberg & Gary Potter. The Bill Aston Hall, NEWI, Wrexham. 8pm.

September 2007
Sept 01 Performing at the Pembrokeshire Fiddle Festival. Eryl Jones on guitar.
Sept 22 at Wa! Bala with Gai Toms. 8.45pm.


October 2007
Oct 02 for the Red Violin Festival. The Thompson/Lemer Quartet rides again.
Oct 12
w. Amledd at Tyrfe Tawe. The full band supporting the headliners at this yearly Welsh music festival.
Oct 13 w. Amledd at The Beuno Hotel,
Clynnog Fawr (between Pwllheli & Caernarfon). The full band.
Oct 20 w. Amledd at
Gwanas Fawr, Dinas Mawddwy. Acoustic set with Gwyn Maffia on percussion.


November 2007
Nov 02 - 04 Improvisation on the Violin with Billy Thompson. Running a course on Jazz and Improvisation on the Violin. Grade 6 and up (or equivalent) preferred. www.benslow.org mail to: info@benslow.org for further information.
Nov 16 performing with the Huw Warren Trio at Y Fricsan pub, Cwm Y Glo, Gwynedd, North Wales.
Nov 27 for the North Wales Jazz Society at The Crown, Llay, nr. Wrexham w. guitarists Trefor Owen and Andy Mackenzie and Paul Roberts on double bass playing a mixture of Gypsy Jazz and Mainstream Jazz. For further information tel.
01745 812260.


December 2007


2006's gigs.

January 2006
Jan 07 w. Peter Lemer at
St John's Art & Recreation Centre, St John's Walk, Market Street, Old Harlow, Essex. 8.00 pm. Tickets £10.00 for information phone 01279 726625.
Jan 17 w. The Amigos at the Treorchi Parc & Dare. 8 - 11pm. Tel: Madge on 01443 436813.

Jan 20
w. Meic Stevens at The Eagles, Llanuwchllyn, North Wales. 9pm.

February 2006

March 2006

Mar 10
w. Meic Stevens, Sarn, Penllyn.
Mar 25 w. The Amigos at the Scholars, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, 9pm.

April 2006
Apr. 07 w. Amledd at The Ring, Llanfrothen. Performing as an acoustic trio with Dave Edwards on guitar.... TBC.
Apr. 22 w. The Amigos at the Chware Teg pub, Brecon, 9pm.
Apr. 26 w. Meic Stevens at Callaghans, Cardiff, 10pm.
Apr. 29 w. Meic Stevens at Clwb y Bont, Pontypridd, 9pm.
Apr. 30 w. Meic Stevens at The Robin Hood, Pontcanna, Cardiff, 9pm.

May 2006

May 06 w. The Amigos at the Scholars, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, 9pm.


June 2006

June 17 w.
The Amigos at Ifford Arts Centre, Bath.

July 2006
July 05 w. Amledd at Y Galeri, Caernarfon. Performing as an acoustic trio with Dave Edwards on guitar.... TBC.
July 08 w. The Amigos at Cin y Cwm nr Llandovery.
July 14 w. Amledd at The Bee Hotel, Eglws Bach, Conwy. Performing as an acoustic trio with Dave Edwards on guitar....
July 15 w. Meic Stevens
Somewhere near Lampeter.
July 21 w. Amledd at The Llangollen, Bathesda. The full band - Dave Edwards on guitar, Dave 'Taif' Ball on Bass and Steve Roberts on drums.
July 22 w. Amledd at Sesiwn Fawr, 7pm, The Acoustic Theater, Dolgellau.
The original project Billy has been working on for around 2 and a half years now featuring co-songwriter Rhian Williams singing, Dave Edwards on guitar and Dave 'Taif' Ball and Steve Roberts on bass and drums from
Billy's quartet.
July 27 w.
The Amigos at the Fishguard Music Festival.

August 2006
Aug 04 w. The Peter Lemer, Billy Thompson & Steve Cook Trio
8PM-LATE - TICKETS £6.50 01279 651746 RHODES ARTS COMPLEX SOUTH ROAD, BISHOP’S STORTFORD, HERTS. For further information visit Cluzion-Music or email info@cluzionmusic.org.uk
Aug 05 w. Amledd at The Black Lion, Pwllheli. 9pm. Full band.
Aug 06 w. Amledd at the National Eisteddfod of Wales. Maes A around 3pm with the acoustic line-up and then with the full band at 9pm opening the night on Maes B. Then later on...
Aug 06 w. Meic Stevens
at the National Eisteddfod of Wales, Maes B, Abertawe.
Aug 09 w. Meic Stevens as part of the National Eisteddfod of Wales, Bar 5, Swansea
.
Aug 13
w. The Amigos at Brecon Jazz Festival. On what used to be called the Lambert & Butler stage, 2pm.

September 2006
Sept 02 w. The Amigos at the Torfaen Jazz Festival, Pontypool.
Sept. 09 w. Amledd at The Victoria, Bathesda. Full band.
Sept. 15 w. Amledd at Wa! Bala. Full band.

Sept 16 w. Amledd at The Black Lion, Pwllheli. 9pm. Full band.


October 2006
Oct 09 w. Amledd. Acoustic Session on C2 Radio Cymru. 11pm... 92.4-96.8 and 103.5-104.9 MHz, Sky - 0154, Freeview - 720, NTL - 936. Web - http://www.bbc.co.uk/cymru/ Click on the ‘Gwrando ar Radio Cymru’ link and either listen live or choose ‘C2: Lisa Gwilym’ to listen at your leisure.
Oct 20 w. Amledd at The Bay Hotel, Aberystwyth. 9pm. Full band.

Oct 27
w. The Amigos at the Scholars, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, 9pm.

November 2006
Nov 03 w. Amledd at The Griffin Inn, Penrhndeudraeth. Full band, 9pm.
Nov 04
w. Amledd
The Victoria, Bathesda. Full band. 9pm.
CANCELLED.
Nov 10 - 12 Improvisation on the Violin with Billy Thompson. Running a course on Jazz and Improvisation on the Violin. Grade 6 and up (or equivalent) preferred. www.benslow.org mail to: info@benslow.org for further information.
Nov 14 Guest of the North Wales Jazz Society, The Crown Inn, Llay, North Wales. 9pm.
Nov 18 w. Amledd Supporting Mim Twm Llai at the Brecon Guild Hall, Brecon. Full band, 8pm. CANCELLED.
Nov 24 w. Amledd at
'Twnti', Rhydyclafdy. Acoustic set, 9pm. CANCELLED.
Nov 25 w. Amledd at Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff. Full band, 10.30pm.

December 2006

Dec. 02 w. Amledd. Llanast Llanrwst. Lots of bands doing an acoustic line-up going round the pubs in Llanrwst.


2005's gigs

January 2005
Jan. 21 w. The Amigos at a Dinner and Live Music Night at Bodafon Farm Park, LLandudno. For further details contact Leslie on 07881873769. CANCELLED.
Jan. 27 w. Shonu at The Troubadour, Old Brompton Road, London.
Jan. 29 w. Peter Golding & Le Quecumbar Hot Club Gang, Chelsea Arts Club, 143 Old Church Street, London SW3. 8.30pm start. For further details take a look at the flyer.

February 2005
Feb. 05 w. The Amigos at Ty Llewelyn (the TAs), Cardiff. After Wales' 1st home 6 nations Rugby match.
Feb. 19 w. Meic Stevens at The Bull Hotel, Anglesey, North Wales. 9pm ish.

March 2005
Mar. 01 w. Shonu at The Troubadour, Old Brompton Road, London.

April 2005
Apr. 14 w. Barbara Thompson & Paraphernalia
playing at a Parkinson's Disease reception (this might not be public... more details to follow) Church House, next door to |Westminster Abbey, London. www.parkinsons.org.uk
Apr. 22 w. Meic Stevens at the Cooper's Arms, Aberystwyth, West Wales. 9pm until late.
Apr. 23 w. Craig from Fujam at The Mau Mau Bar, 265 Portobello Rd, London. 4 - 7pm.

May 2005
May 14 'Billy Thompson Gypsy Style' at Le Quecumbar, Battersea High Street, London. Line-up TBC. 8.30pm to 11pm.
May 16 w. Shonu at The Spitz. 9pm, 109 Commercial St, Old Spitalfields Market, London. E1 6BG.
May 24
w. The Amigos
supporting Tom Jones at Ynysangharad Park/Ponty Park, Pontypridd, Wales. A spectacular one-off homecoming concert for Tom's birthday. His only UK date this year! 8 - 9pm.


June 2005
June 02 w. Meic Stevens at the Electricity Club, Pontcanna, Caerdydd (Cardiff).
June 10 w. Meic Stevens in The Can Office, Llancadfan, Nr Oswestry.
June 13 'Billy Thompson Gypsy Style' at Le Quecumbar, Battersea High Street, London. Line-up TBC. 8.30pm to 11pm.
June 18 w. Meic Stevens at the Village Hall, Pontrhydfendigiad, Tregaron.
June
19 w. Peter Golding & Le Quecumbar Hot Club Gang, Pizza on the Park, Knightsbridge Rd, London. For further details take a look at the flyer.
June 25 w. Amledd. Debut gig for the project Billy has been working on for a long time now with singer/songwriter Rhian Williams - formerly of Ust. The venue is Tafarn y Fic, Llithfaen, Pwllheli, Gwynedd LL53 6PA. More details to follow... For further information about Amledd follow the link and listen to some sound samples of the latest demos...

July 2005
July 06 w. Huw Warren performing as a guest at one of Huw's events at Theatr Gwynedd. More details to follow.
July 16 w. Amledd playing at Dolgellau Rugby Club, Dolgellau, North Wales. 5.30pm. Full band featuring Dave Edwards on guitar, Dave 'Taif' Ball on bass and Steve Roberts on drums.
July 19 w. The Amigos. at the Treorchi Parc & Dare. 8 - 11pm. Tel: Madge on 01443 436813.


August 2005
Aug. 01 'Billy Thompson Gypsy Style' at Le Quecumbar, Battersea High Street, London. Line-up TBC. 8.30pm to 11pm. TBC.
Aug. 03 w. Meic Stevens at The National Eisteddfod of Wales, Maes B.
Aug. 06 w. Meic Stevens at The National Eisteddfod of Wales, Bangor University Student's Union.

Aug 12 - 14 Brecon Jazz Festival.
____Aug 13 w. The Amigos, 4.30pm in the Watton Marquee (near Theatr Brecheiniog).

Aug 25. Doing a Masterclass on violin improvisation at Dona Lee Croft's course in Lymington, Hampshire.
Aug 29 w. Meic Stevens headlining at the Faenol Festival, North Wales.

September 2005
Sept. 09 w. Amledd in Canolfan y Banw near Llangadfan... 9.30pm.
Sept. 10 w. Amledd Doing an acoustic slot at Waa! Bala, Bala, North Wales. 5pm.
Sept. 17 w.
Barbara Thompson & Paraphernalia for Results. Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire.... More details to follow...
Sept. 24
w. Amledd at Dolgellau Rugby Club, Dolgellau, North Wales. 9pm - 12am... Tickets are £4 each and available from Gwyn on 01341440656.

October 2005
Oct 02 w. The Billy Thompson Quartet at Plymouth Jazz Club, Plymouth.
Oct 22 w. Barbara Thompson & Paraphernalia at the Mick Jagger Centre, Dartford.
Oct 28 -30 Improvisation on the Violin with Billy Thompson. Running a course on Jazz and Improvisation on the Violin. Grade 6 and up (or equivalent) preferred. www.benslow.org mail to: info@benslow.org for further information.

November 2005

Performing with Barbara Thompson & Paraphernalia The 'Never Say Goodbye' tour.

GERMANY:

Nov. 03 Kiel. Halle 400
Nov. 05
Worpswede. Musichalle
Nov. 06 Hannover. Pavillion.
Nov. 08 Bochum. Barnhof Langendreer.
Nov. 09 Mainz. Frankfurter Hof.
Nov. 10 Hamburg. Fabrik.
Nov. 12 Erfurt. Ratsgymnasium.
Nov. 13 Karlsruhe. Tollhaus.
Nov. 15 Stuttgart. Theaterhaus 2.


AUSTRIA:

Nov. 17 Innsbrück. Treibhaus.
Nov. 18 Linz. Posthof.
Nov. 19 Oslip. Cselley Mühle.
Nov. 20 Graz. Orpheum.
Nov. 21
Vienna. Szene.


GERMANY:


Nov. 24 Regensburg. Kulturspeicher.

Barbara Thompson's Paraphernalia Tour photo

December 2005
Dec 03 w. Meic Stevens at The Castle Hotel, Aberaeron.
Dec 10 w. Meic Stevens at Clwb Ifor Bach, Caerdydd. 8.30pm.


2004's gigs

January 2004
Jan. 07 w. The Amigos at The Lantern, Merthyr Tydfil. 9 – 11pm.
Jan. 08 w. The Amigos at Kitty Flyn’s, Cardiff. 9 – 11pm.
Jan. 09 'Billy Thompson's Gypsy Style' w. guitarist Robin Katz. 9 - 11pm. The Wishing Well pub, 22 Topsfield Parade (Tottenham Lane), Crouch End, London. 0208 340 1096.
Jan. 10 at Le Quecumbar w. Guitarists Peter Sheppard and Dave Kelbie. 8 - 11pm.
Jan. 19 'Billy Thompson's Gypsy Style' at Le Quecumbar, Battersea High Street, London. w. Peter Sheppard and Raphael White on Guitars. £2 cover charge. 8 - 11pm.
Jan. 24 w.
Meic Stevens, Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff. POSTPONED to March 13th. Billy won't be there.
Jan. 25 w. The Amigos at The Fourcroft Hotel, Tenby, West Wales. 12.30pm - 3pm.
Jan. 29 w. The Amigos at Kitty Flyn’s, Cardiff. 9 – 11pm.
Jan. 29
w. Meic Stevens, over the road from Kitty Flyn's at The Toucan Club, St Mary Street, Cardiff. 11.30pm - 1.30am.
Jan. 31
w. Meic Stevens, Pont Yates Rugby Clwb. On the B4309 towards Carmarthen, South Wales.

February 2004
Feb. 01 w. The Amigos at The Plough & Harrow, Bishopston, Swansea. 9 - 11pm. TBC.
Feb. 14 w. The Amigos at Ty Llewelyn (the TAs), Cardiff. After Wales' 1st home 6 nations Rugby match.
Feb. 20 'Billy Thompson's Gypsy Style' w. guitarist Nils Solberg. 9 - 11pm. The Wishing Well pub, 22 Topsfield Parade (Tottenham Lane), Crouch End, London. 0208 340 1096.
Feb. 27 Lemer, Thompson & Cook. The Cluzion Music Club, Lancaster Restaurant, 12, Market Street, Bishop's Stortford, Herts. £16. 8pm - Late.
Feb. 28 w. The Amigos at Whitchurch Rugby Club, South Wales. 9 - 11pm. And then:
Feb. 28 as Billy T at a Synergy event at SE1 near London Bridge. www.thesynergyproject.org. Around 3am. More details to follow.
Feb. 29 w. John Goldie at the Troubador, London.

March 2004
Mar. 01 St David's day. Meic Stevens, The Coal Exchange, Cardiff.
Mar. 05 w. Meic Stevens at the Electricity Club, Cardiff.
Mar. 07 w. The Amigos at Ty Llewelyn (the TAs), Cardiff. After Wales' 2nd home 6 nations Rugby match.
Mar. 13 w. Meic Stevens at Clwb Ifor Bach, Womanby Street, Cardiff.
Mar. 14 w. Jimmy Golding. A new venture with excellent singer/songwriter Jimmy. Playing a mix of Jazz standards and originals. The Cedar Lounge, Pond Place, South Kensington, London. 7-10pm.
Mar. 27 w. The Amigos at Ty Llewelyn (the TAs), Cardiff. After Wales' final home 6 nations Rugby match.

April 2004
Apr. 11 'Billy Thompson's Gypsy Style' w. guitarist Nils Solberg. 9 - 11pm. The Wishing Well pub, 22 Topsfield Parade (Tottenham Lane), Crouch End, London. 0208 340 1096.
Apr
. 13 w. The Amigos. at the Treorchi Park & Dare. 8 - 11pm. Tel: Madge on 01443 436813.
Apr. 18 w. excellent singer/songwriter Jimmy Golding and amazing keyboard player ‘Nick of Time’. Playing a mix of Jazz standards and originals. The Cedar Lounge, Pond Place, South Kensington, London. 7-10pm. And maybe somewhere else afterwards... CANCELLED.
Apr. 19 'Billy Thompson's Gypsy Style' at Le Quecumbar, Battersea High Street, London. With Tim Robinson on lead Guitar and Dukato on Rhythm Guitar. £2 cover charge. 8.30 - 11pm.
Apr. 22 at Cafe Jazz, Cardiff. Paul Jones on piano, Donny Joe Sweeney on bass, and Steve Roberts on drums.
Apr. 24 w. Meic Stevens at the Morfa Clwb, Llannelli.


May 2004
May 01 w. Lollo Meier at Le Quecumbar. 8.30 - 9.30pm & 10 - 11pm. Followed by a jam possibly. Featuring Lollo Meier (from Holland) Lead guitar, Mathieu Chatelain (from Paris) Rhythm guitar, Billy Thompson Violin & Alex Keen on Bass. Special gig this. Tickets £13.
May 02 w. Lollo Meier at Le Quecumbar. 8.30 - 9.30pm & 10 - 11pm. Followed by a jam possibly. Featuring Lollo Meier (from Holland) Lead guitar, Mathieu Chatelain (from Paris) Rhythm guitar, Billy Thompson Violin & Alex Keen on Bass. Special gig this. Tickets £13. CANCELLED.
May 08 'Billy Thompson's Gypsy Style' at Le Quecumbar, Battersea High Street, London. With Tim Robinson on lead Guitar and Dukato on Rhythm Guitar. £2 cover charge. 8.30 - 11pm.
May 09 Playing some Jazz and original tunes (by Jimmy Golding) at the Lonsdale, 48 Lonsdale Road, behind Westbourne Grove, W11. Featuring the extraordinary Nick 'of time' on keyboards.
May 11 Jamming at Le Quecumbar some time after 9pm...
May 13 Billy T performs with the Live Creation Collective at the London College of Communication, Elephant & Castle, 8pm until late.
May 23 Playing some Jazz and original tunes (by Jimmy Golding) at the Lonsdale, 48 Lonsdale Road, behind Westbourne Grove, W11. Featuring the extraordinary Nick 'of time' on keyboards.

June 2004
June 02 w. Jimmy Golding at The Troubadour, Old Brompton Road, London.
June 06 w. Robin Katz and Raphael White on guitars at the 'Camomile' Café, England Lane, Belsize Park, London. 3 - 5pm.
June 12 w. Peter Golding (Jimmy's father) and others at Le Quecumbar performing an evening of swing, blues and who knows what else... £5 cover charge. 8.30 - 11pm.
June 13 'Billy Thompson Gypsy Style' at Le Quecumbar, Battersea High Street, London. With Pete Sheppard and Dukato on Guitar and Alex Keen on Bass. 1 - 4pm.
June 17 w. fantastic Welsh singer/songwriter Alun Tanlan, at 'Cofi - Roc', Caernarfon, North Wales.
June 19 w. The Amigos at Iford Arts Centre, Bath.
June 22 w. Jimmy Golding, at 'Pop', Soho St, London. 10pm.

July 2004
July 03 w. The Billy Thompson Quartet at the Silsoe Jazz Festival, Bedfordshire. 8pm.
July 10 w. The Amigos in Neath Athletic Club, Neath, S.Wales.
July 11 'Billy Thompson Gypsy Style' at the Denmark Street Festival. Around 3pm.
July 12 'Billy Thompson Gypsy Style' at Le Quecumbar, Battersea High Street, London. With Tim Robinson on lead Guitar and Dukato on Rhythm Guitar. £2 cover charge. 8.30 - 11pm.
July 17 w. The Amigos at Sesiwn Fawr, Dolgellau.
July 18 w. The Amigos at 'The Barn' Beer Festival, Llantrisant, 2 - 5pm. Full Amigos line-up in Beer Garden with real beer and pétanques. An excellent day.
July 24 w. guitarist Pete 'Tiger' Sheppard at Le Quecumbar, Battersea High Street, London. Dukato will be on Rhythm Guitar. £2 cover charge. 8.30 - 11pm.
July 25 w. the Peter Lemer Quartet. At an excellent venue called High Barn, Great Bardfield, Essex, CM7 4SL. www.high-barn.com
July 26 w. The Amigos at the Fishguard International Music Festival.

August 2004
Aug 02 - Aug 05 Hot Fiddle with Billy Thompson. Running a course on Jazz and Improvisation on the Violin with particular reference to the 'Hot' style. Grade 6 and up preferred. www.benslow.org mail to: info@benslow.org for further information.
Aug 13 w. Meic Stevens in Portmadog, North Wales.

Aug 13 - 15 Brecon Jazz Festival.
____Aug 14 w. The Amigos, 3.45pm in the Watton Marquee (near Theatr Brecheiniog).
Aug 21 'Billy Thompson Gypsy Style' at Le Quecumbar, Battersea High Street, London. With Tim Robinson on lead Guitar and Dukato on Rhythm Guitar. £2 cover charge. 8.00 - 11pm.
Aug 22 w. guitarist Pete 'Tiger' Sheppard at Le Quecumbar, Battersea High Street, London. Dukato will be on Rhythm Guitar. £2 cover charge. 8.00 - 11pm.

Aug 25 w. The Live Creation Collective. A new collective playing street music. Beats, rapping, Billy using his crazy pedals etc. more info to follow...
Aug 27 w. The Amigos at the Scholars pub, Aberystywth, West Wales. 9 - 11pm.
Aug 29 w. The Amigos at
the Plough & Harrow, Bishopston, Swansea. 9 - 11pm.
Aug 30 w. The Amigos at The Joiners Arms, Bishopston, Swansea. 2 - 5pm.

Aug 30 'Billy Thompson Gypsy Style' at Le Quecumbar, Battersea High Street, London. With Robin Katz on lead Guitar, Dukato on Rhythm Guitar & Alex Keen on Bass. £2 cover charge. 8.00 - 11pm.
Aug 31
w. Shonu at The Spitz. 9pm.

September 2004
Sept. 01 Billy's birthday.
Sept. 03 w.
Ana Gracey and Band at Gymnasium Puschkinstr, Perleberg, Germany. Featuring guitarist Eran Kendler, bass player Stefan Redtenbacher and drummer Accy Yeats.
Sept. 04 w. Ana Gracey and Band at Hotel Deutscher Kaiser, Perleberg, Germany.
Sept. 11 w. guitarist Pete 'Tiger' Sheppard at Le Quecumbar, Battersea High Street, London. Dukato will be on Rhythm Guitar. £2 cover charge. 8.00 - 11pm.
Sept. 12 w. guitarist Pete 'Tiger' Sheppard at Le Quecumbar, Battersea High Street, London. POSTPONED TO OCTOBER 31.
Sept. 18 'Billy Thompson Gypsy Style'
w. guitarist Pete 'Tiger' Sheppard. 8.30 - 10.30pm. The Wishing Well pub, 22 Topsfield Parade (Tottenham Lane), Crouch End, London. 0208 340 1096.

Sept. 20 'Billy Thompson Gypsy Style' at Le Quecumbar, Battersea High Street, London. Dukato on Rhythm guitar, Alex Keen on Bass and Robin Katz on lead guitar. £2 cover charge. 8.00 - 11pm.
Sept. 25
w. The Amigos at Bwlchygroes Community Centre
, near Cenarth, Ceredigion, SW Wales. Contact Frank Franklin for further details: f.franklin@tiscali.co.uk

October 2004
Oct. 16
w. Alun Tan Lan, Machynlleth.
Oct. 16 w. Alun Tan Lan, Bangor, North Wales.
Oct. 17 'Billy Thompson Gypsy Style' at Le Quecumbar, Battersea High Street, London. Line-up to be confirmed. £2 cover charge. 1 - 4pm.
Oct. 19 w. The Amigos. at the Treorchi Parc & Dare. 8 - 11pm. Tel: Madge on 01443 436813.
Oct. 20 w. The Billy Thompson Quartet at
Café Jazz, St Mary Street, Cardiff. 9 - 11.30pm.
Oct. 21 w. The Billy Thompson Quartet
at The Fishguard Jazz Festival, Theatr Gwaun, Fishguard. Sponsored by the Arts Council of Wales' "Night Out" scheme. 8pm.
Oct. 31 w. guitarist Pete 'Tiger' Sheppard and Dukato at Le Quecumbar, Battersea High Street, London. Performance in aid of Colon Cancer research. £8.


November 2004
Nov. 05 w. Wez McGee at The 100 Club, Oxford St, London. Doors open: 7.30pm TERRY CLARKE on stage at 8.30pm WES McGHEE BAND on stage from 9.15pm. Club & bar closes 12.30am Tickets £10.00 (+ booking fee, where applicable) For ticket information go to: www.bangbang-live.com/wesmcghee.html Or try at the door...
Nov. 13 'Billy Thompson Gypsy Style' at Le Quecumbar, Battersea High Street, London. Both Tim Robinson & Robin Katz on lead & rythmn guitar. Alex Keen on bass. £2 cover charge. 8.30 - 11pm.
Nov. 27
w. The Amigos at the Scholars pub, Aberystywth, West Wales. 9 - 11pm.

December 2004
Dec. 03 w. Red Rag Band
(web-site not yet completed) at The Water Rats, Kings Cross, London. An exciting new project for Billy. This band has been described as a cross between Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, The Levellers, Sisters of Mercy and Johnny Cash - but now with Billy so who knows what it'll sound like... This is a warm-up gig for a tour of the Czech Republic supporting Czechomor.
Dec. 05 w. The Amigos at Plymouth Jazz Club, Plymouth.
Dec. 06
w. Red Rag Band supporting Czechomor at PLZEN Venue: DK INWEST - VELKY SÁL - www.dk-inwest.cz Time: 20.00 Phone: Infotel: 377 455 040 Email: parkerjunior@tpmc.cz Tickets: Plzen DK Inwest 377 325 498
Dec. 07 w. Red Rag Band
KUTNA HORA Venue: MESTSKÉ TYLOVO DIVADLO Time: 19.30 Email: divadlo@kutnohorsko.cz Tickets: M.T.D. tel : 327 562 844
Dec. 08 w. Red Rag Band LITOMERICE Venue: DŮM KULTURY - www.mkz-ltm.cz Time: 19.30 Email: mkz-ltm@oasanet.cz Tickets: DK : 416 732 804 - 5
Dec. 09 w. Red Rag Band
CESKE BUDEJOVICE Venue: BB CENTRUM GERBERA - www.kulturacb.cz Time: 20.00 Phone: Info : 777 229 543 Email: kulturacb@kulturacb.cz
Dec. 10 w. Red Rag Band HRADEC KRALOVE Venue: HALA TJ SLAVIA Time: 19.30 Phone: Info : 495 052 242 Tickets: www.vstupenky.cz
Dec. 12 w. Red Rag Band
PRAHA Venue: PALÁC AKROPOLIS - www.palacakropolis.cz Time: 19.30 Tickets: Palác Akropolis 296 330 913
Dec. 19 w.
'Billy Thompson Gypsy Style' w. guitarist Nils Solberg 8.30 - 10.30pm. The Wishing Well pub, 22 Topsfield Parade (Tottenham Lane), Crouch End, London. 0208 340 1096.
Dec. 20 w. Peter Golding & Le Quecumbar Hot Club Gang. Momo's 25 Heddon St, London W1. 020 7434 4040, 9.30pm. One set so be there in time for a 9.30pm start. Guest list and further info email peter@petergolding.com Peter Golding ~ Harmonica, Robin Katz ~ Guitar, Ducato Pietrowski ~ Guitar, Billy Thompson ~ Violin, Danny Teper ~ Accordion & George Trebar ~ Double Bass.
Dec. 22 w. Craig from Fujam. TBC.

2003's gigs.

January 2003
Jan. 05 Jam at a get-up day at The Spitz. Nearest Tube, Liverpool Street, London.
Jan. 07 Jam at a get-up night in a pub in Brixton, London.
Jan. 12 Jazz Jam at the Vortex. Stoke Newington, London.
Jan. 21 Jam at a get-up night at El Paso's, Old Street, London.
Jan. 24 w. Meic Stevens TV recording from the Coal Exchange, Cardiff.
Jan. 25 w. Meic Stevens at The Feathers Hotel, Aberearon. A Codi Cered night promoting the use of the Welsh Language in the area. www.mentrau-iaith.com
Jan. 29 Jazz Jam at Bar 57, Hamilton Square, Birkenhead.
Jan. 30 Jazz Jam at The View galleries, Hanover Street, Liverpool. Run by guitarist Trefor Owen.

February 2003
Feb. 01 Sitting in with Trefor Owen's quartet, Bar 57, Birkenhead.
Feb. 08 - 15 Holiday.
Feb. 22 w. The Amigos at Ty Llewellyn (the TAs), Cardiff. After Wales' first 6 nations match.
Feb. 27 w. Gypsy Jazz at the Rooftop Bar At the Grand Theatre, Swansea.
Feb. 28 w. Meic Stevens in Machynlleth, Mid-West Wales.

March 2003
Mar. 01 w. The Amigos at Hendre Hall, Tal-y-bont, Near Bangor, North Wales. 8 - 11pm.
Mar. 01 w. Meic Stevens at Clwb y Felin, Y Felinheli, (Port Dinorwic), 11.30pm. Near Bangor, North Wales.
Mar. 22 w. The Amigos at Ty Llewellyn (the TAs), Cardiff. After Wales 2nd 6 nations match.
Mar. 23 - April 02 Holiday visiting brother Rob in Seville, Spain.
Mar. 25 The Billy Thompson Quartet (made up by members of the Seville Symphony Orchestra) at Jazz Corner, Seville.
Mar. 29 Jammed at same venue with Pitito (the owner of Jazz Corner) and his band.

April 2003
Apr. 03 w. The Amigos at Kitty Flynn's, Cardiff.
Apr. 08 Guest of the North Wales Jazz Society. Performing with guitarist Trefor Owen's band. The Crown Inn, Llay, North Wales. Tel. 01745 812260.
Apr. 10 Guest of the North Wales Jazz Society. Performing with guitarist Trefor Owen's band. The Victoria Hotel, Menai Bridge, Anglesey, North Wales. Tel 01745 812260.
Apr. 16 w. Gypsy Jazz at The Jazzland, Swansea.
Apr. 17 w. The Amigos at Kitty Flynn's, Cardiff.
Apr. 18 w. The Amigos at The Rock & Fountain, Swansea.
Apr. 19 w. The Amigos at The Barn, Llantrisant. 2 - 5pm.
Apr. 22 w. The Amigos at The Foresters Oaks, Newport. (Full line-up).
Apr. 25 w. Meic Stevens a'r band, at The Talbot, Tregaron, North Wales.
Apr. 28 w. The Peter Lemer Quartet. All proceeds going to RESULTS.

May 2003
May 04 w. The Amigos in Neath Athletic Club, S.Wales.
May 08 w. The Amigos at Kitty Flynn's, Cardiff.
May 10 w. The Amigos (full line-up). Warwick & Leamington Festival, Leamington Spa. Royal Pump Rooms 7.30pm Tickets £10.00 from Warwick Arts Society Tel. 01926 410474
May 16 w. Meic Stevens a'r band, at The Electricity Clwb, Cardiff.
May 21 w. Meic Stevens a'r band, Cardigan, West Wales.
May 22 w. The Amigos at Kitty Flynn's, Cardiff.
May 24 w. Meic Stevens a'r band, Quinn's Clwb, Carmarthan, West Wales.
May 26 w. The Amigos at The Joiner's Arms, Bishopston, Swansea.

June 2003
June 10 w. The Amigos. at the Treorchi Park & Dare. Tel: Madge on 01443 436813.
June 15 w. The Amigos at the Glynllifon Folk Festival Parc Glynllifon, near Caernarfon, North Wales. Main Stage.
June 27 - 29 Jamming at the Django Rheinhardt festival, Samois-sur-Seine, France. TBC.

July 2003
July 11 w. The Amigos at the Cardiff Food & Drink Festival.
July 19 w. Meic Stevens a'r band at Sesiwn Fawr. The annual music festival at Dolgellau, N.Wales. 2pm.
July 20 w. The Amigos at 'The Barn' Beer Festival, Llantrisant, 2 - 5pm. Full Amigos line-up in Beer Garden with real beer and pétanques.
July 21st - August 2nd. In France.


August 2003
Aug 03 w. Ana Gracey and Band at 'Pizza on the Park', Knightsbridge, London. For tickets tel. 0207 235 5273... featuring violinist Billy Thompson, bass player Stefan Redtenbacher guitarist Eran Kendler and drummer Accy Yeats.
Aug 06 w. Meic Stevens a'r band at the National Eisteddfod of Wales. On Maes B.
Aug 07 w. Meic Stevens at the National Eisteddfod of Wales. In the Rock Tent. Just Meic and Billy.
Aug 07 w. Meic Stevens a'r band, somewhere in the area. Later.
Aug 08 w. Meic Stevens somewhere in the area. Just Meic and Billy.
Aug 08 - 10 Brecon Jazz Festival.
____Aug. 09 w. The Amigos, on what used to be the Trad stage. 12pm.
____Aug. 09 The Billy Thompson Quartet, The Rugby Club, 9.45pm.
Aug 22 w. The Amigos at The Rock & Fountain, Mumbles.
Aug 23 w. The Amigos at The Mumbles Beer Festival, 5 - 7pm, Oystermouth Community Centre, Mumbles, Swansea.
Aug 23 w. Meic Stevens at the Bryncir Arms, nr Portmadog, North Wales. 11pm.
Aug 24 w. Meic Stevens in Abereiron, West Wales. CANCELLED.
Aug 24 w. The Amigos at The Star, Wick, South Wales. 9pm.
Aug 25 w. The Amigos at The Joiner's Arms, Bishopston, Swansea. 3 - 4pm.
Aug 29 w. Meic Stevens in Llangefni, Anglesey, North Wales. 9pm.
Aug 31 w. Roger Odell's band at Jazz Nights.

September 2003
Sept. 01 is Billy's birthday.
Sept. 04 w. The Amigos at Kitty Flynn's, Cardiff.
Sept. 06 w. The Amigos in Neath Athletic Club, S.Wales.
Sept. 13 Airing the 'Play' project at the North Star, North Road, Islington. A promotional event for Gain UK.
Sept. 18 w. The Amigos at Kitty Flynn's, Cardiff. TBC.
Sept. 20 w. The Amigos at the Caldicot Jazz Festival, South Wales. 4.15 - 5.30pm.
Sept. 20 w. Brotherman and Felix at Tanner Park. 9 - 10pm.
Sept. 21 Jamming at Tomy Flynn's, Holloway Road. 6 - 8pm.

October 2003
Oct. 01 w. Gypsy Jazz at The Jazzland, Swansea.
Oct. 04 w. Meic Stevens in Bangor. The Railway Club.
Oct. 09 w. The Amigos at Kitty Flynn's, Cardiff.
Oct. 23 w. The Amigos at Kitty Flynn's, Cardiff.

November 2003
Nov. 01 w. The Amigos in Pontycwmmer, S.Wales.
Nov. 03 Playing at a Blues jam at the 'Ain't Nothing But The Blues Bar', Kingly Street, London.
Nov. 05 Billy gives a lecture in improvisation at the Guildford College of Performing Arts.
Nov. 08 w. 'KK Blues'. Rock gig à la Hendrix with Meic Stevens' band members. The main man is Guitarist/Singer Chris 'Old Bean', Mark Jones on bass and Mark Williams on drums. The pedals will be out...
Nov. 11 Playing at a Blues jam at 'Spice of Life', Soho, London.
Nov. 15 as Billy T at a Synergy event near London Bridge. www.thesynergyproject.org. More details and confirmation to follow.
Nov. 18 Playing at a Blues jam at 'Spice of Life', Soho, London.
Nov. 20 Playing at a Dub-Funk-World Music jam called Fujam at The Bar, Harlesden.
Nov. 21 w. Meic Stevens. Llanrhos, North Wales.
Nov. 23 'Billy Thompson's Gypsy Style' featuring Robin Katz and Raphael White on Guitars at Le Quecumbar, Battersea High Street, London. 8 - 11pm.

December 2003
Dec. 04 w. The Peter Lemer Quartet at The Half Moon, Bishop's Stortford.
Dec. 05 w. Meic Stevens in Machynlleth, Mid-West Wales. The launch of the 2nd part of Meic's autobiography.
Dec. 11 w. The Amigos at Kitty Flynn's, Cardiff.
Dec. 13 w. Meic Stevens in Portmadog, N. Wales. CANCELLED.
Dec. 18 w. The Amigos at Kitty Flynn's, Cardiff.
Dec. 19 w. The Amigos at The Scholor's Arms, Queen St, Aberystwyth, West Wales.
Dec. 20 'Billy Thompson's Gypsy Style' at Le Quecumbar, Battersea High Street, London w. Robin Katz and Raphael White on Guitars.
Dec. 21 w. The Amigos on Trafalgar Square, London. 1-3pm & 6-8pm. Whole event CANCELLED. (Security reasons... Nonsense).
Dec. 21 w. The Amigos at The Uplands Tavern, Swansea. 9pm onwards... The full 5 piece featuring special guest Huw Warren on Accordian.
Dec. 23 w. Meic Stevens. Christmas S4C recording. To be shown on Wedi Saith, 7pm, S4C.
Dec. 27 w. Meic Stevens. TBC.
Dec. 28 w. The Amigos in Neath Athletic Club, Neath, S.Wales.

2002's gigs.

January 2002
Jan 03 - Jan 28. On holiday around Australia.
Jan. 28th & 29th Iff & Butt play at the Celtic Manor Resort.

February 2002
Feb. 04 & 05 Iff & Butt play at the Celtic Manor Resort.
Feb. 07 w. The Amigos at Mulligans.
Feb. 08 w. Ana Gracey and Band. Venue tbc (London). CANCELLED
Feb. 08 w. Meic Stevens. Carmarthen. E-mail me for more details.
Feb. 11 & 12 Iff & Butt play at the Celtic Manor Resort.
Feb. 14 w. Ana Gracey and Band at 'Pizza on the Park', Knightsbridge, London. For tickets tel. 0207 235 5273
Feb. 16 w. The Amigos Outdoor Stage, The Hayes, Cardiff 10am. Pre-match warm up for Wales v. France. Radio Wales 882MW.
Feb. 16 w. Ana Gracey and Band at 'Pizza on the Park', Knightsbridge, London. For tickets tel. 0207 235 5273
Feb. 18 & 19 Iff & Butt play at the Celtic Manor Resort. Final Performances. Contract finished.
Feb. 21 w. The Amigos at Mulligans.
Feb. 26 w. The Amigos at the Treorchi Park & Dare. Tel: Madge on 01443 436813.
Feb. 28 w. The Amigos at Mulligans.

March 2002
Mar. 01 w. Meic Stevens. Carmarthen. St. David's Day celebrations.
Mar. 02 w. The Amigos at the TA. After Wales v. Italy 6 nations match.
Mar. 02 w. Meic Stevens. Clwb Ifor Bach, Womanby Street, Cardiff.
Mar. 06 w. Reuben Blake and Friends, The Bar-fly, Cardiff. Acoustic line-up from Baby Elephant's Rubinski Fetachini.
Mar. 07 w. The Amigos at Mulligans.
Mar. 10 w. The Amigos at The Amigos Café, off Queens street, Cardiff.
Mar. 15 w. The Amigos Ty Tawe, Swansea.
Mar. 16 Meic Stevens' 60th birthday celebrations, The Ship Inn, Solva, West Wales.
Mar. 17 w. The Amigos with Andy 'Wally' Coughlin on bass at Mulligans. St. Patrick's Day celebrations.
Mar. 21 Performing 'Kaleidoscope of Rainbows' by Neil Ardley, preceded by a set from Ian Carr's Nucleus. Bonnington Theatre, Arnold, Nottingham. 8pm.
Mar. 23 w. Meic Stevens. 'Le Mission Breton', 22 Rue Delambre, Paris, France. With guest singer/songwriter Jim Rowlands.
Mar. 28 w. The Amigos at Mulligans.
Mar. 29 w. Meic Stevens. Bangor University.

April 2002
Apr. 04 w. The Amigos at Mulligans.
Apr. 06 w. The Amigos at the TA. After Wales v. Scotland 6 nations match.
Apr. 07 w. The Amigos at The Amigos Café, off Queens street, Cardiff.
Apr. 11 w. The Amigos at Mulligans.
Apr. 15 Performing 'Kaleidoscope of Rainbows' by Neil Ardley, preceded by a set from Ian Carr's Nucleus. Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester.
Apr. 18 Performing 'Kaleidoscope of Rainbows' by Neil Ardley, preceded by a set from Ian Carr's Nucleus. The Purcell Rooms, South Bank, London.
Apr. 20 w. The Peter Lemer Quartet. All proceeds going to RESULTS.
Apr. 25 w. The Amigos at Mulligans. soon to be called

May 2002
May 02 w. The Amigos at Mulligans.
May 09 w. The Amigos at Mulligans.
May 10 w. Meic Stevens Ty Tawe, Swansea.
May 16 w. The Amigos at Mulligans. About to be re-named Kitty Flynn's
May 18 w. Meic Stevens Lampeter.
May 19 w. Meic Stevens Lampeter. More information to follow.
May 23 w. The Amigos at Kitty Flynn's - previously called Mulligans
May 25 w. Jim Rowlands, The Three Pigeons, Graigfechan, Ruthin.
May 30 w. The Amigos at Kitty Flynn's - (previously called Mulligans)
May 31 Billy Thompson gives a 'Masterclass in Jazz and Improvisation on the Violin' to musicians from the Royal College of Music, London. 2pm - 5pm. With Andy Maule.

June 2002
June 02 w. The Amigos at Dare Park, Aberdare. 4 - 6pm.
June 02 w. The Amigos at The Uplands Tavern, Swansea. 9 - 11pm.
June 05 w. Meic Stevens Sam's Bar, St Mary Street, Cardiff.
June 06 w. The Amigos at Kitty Flynn's - (previously called Mulligans)
June 07 w. Rob Mills at The Cross Inn, Gabalfa, Cardiff.
June 13 w. The Amigos at Kitty Flynn's - (previously called Mulligans)
June 17 w. Rob Mills at The Station, Merthyr Tydfil.
June 20 w. The Amigos on the Owen Money Show, Ammanford, Radio Wales 2pm - 4pm. 93 - 94 FM, 882 MW.
June 20 w. The Amigos at Kitty Flynn's - (previously called Mulligans)
June 21 w. Meic Stevens The Ship Inn, Solva, West Wales.
June 22 w. Meic Stevens Carmarthan. Radio Cymru, live, 12pm.
June 27 w. The Amigos in Swansea. NB - Not at Kitty Flynn's
June 28 - 30 Jamming at the Django Rheinhardt festival, Samois-sur-Seine, France. Going Next Year instead... definitely.
June 28 w. The Amigos at St Fagans Museum of Welsh Life, Cardiff.
June 29 w. Meic Stevens at the Glynllifon Folk Festival Parc Glynllifon, near Caernarfon, North Wales. At the 'Traditional Stage', 6.30pm.
June 30 w. The Amigos at the Glynllifon Folk Festival Parc Glynllifon, near Caernarfon, North Wales. On the 'Main Stage', 5pm.

July 2002
July 04 w. The Amigos at Kitty Flynn's
July 05 w. The Amigos at The Rock & Fountain, Newton, Mumbles, Swansea. 9pm.
July 07 - July 19 On holiday in France.
July 20 w. The Amigos at Sesiwn Fawr., the superb annual music festival held in Dolgellau, North Wales.
July 21 w. The Amigos at 'The Barn', Llantrisant, 2 - 4.30pm. Billy will definitely be there this year!!!!!
July 25 w. The Amigos at Kitty Flynn's
July 27 w. Rob Mills at Porthcawl Festival. 9 - 10pm.

August 2002
Aug. 05 w. Meic Stevens. The National Eisteddfod of Wales, St Davids, South West Wales. A celebration of Meic's 40 years in the Music Business. Main Pavillion 8pm start. SOLD OUT.
Aug. 06 w. The Amigos at the Village Inn, Killay, Swansea. Outside in the square. 9 - 11pm.
Aug. 07 w. The Amigos at The Lantern, Merthyr Tydfil. 9 - 11.30pm.
Aug. 08 w. The Amigos at Kitty Flynn's
Aug. 09 - 11 Brecon Jazz Festival.
____Aug. 10 w. The Billy Thompson Quartet, at the Castle Hotel 4.30pm - 5.45pm.
____Aug. 11 w. The Amigos, at the Bishop's Garden Stage, 1.30pm - 2.45pm.
Aug. 16 - 18 Pontardawe Festival.
____Aug. 17 w. The Amigos.
Aug. 22 w. The Amigos at Kitty Flynn's
Aug. 24 w. The Amigos at The Mumbles Beer Festival, 5 - 7pm, Oystermouth Community Centre, Mumbles.
Aug. 25 w. Rob Mills at a festival in Port Talbot.
Aug. 26 w. The Amigos at The Joiner's Arms, Bishopstown, Swansea. 4 - 7pm.
Aug. 29 w. The Amigos at Kitty Flynn's
Aug. 30 w. The Amigos at Journeys. New venue off Newport Road, Cardiff. 9 - 11pm.

September 2002
Sept. 01 is Billy's Birthday.
Sept. 05 w. The Amigos at Kitty Flynn's.
Sept. 12 w. Alexa Hamilton and band. 'West One Four', 3 North End Crescent, West Kensington, London. 0207 603 7006
Sept. 13 w. The Amigos at Journeys.
Sept. 14 w. Meic Stevens in Bala, North Wales. More details to follow...
Sept. 17 w. The Amigos. at the Treorchi Park & Dare. Tel: Madge on 01443 436813.
Sept. 19 w. The Amigos at Kitty Flynn's.
Sept. 21 w. Meic Stevens in Llandeilo. More details to follow...
Sept. 24 w. The Amigos at The Singleton, Swansea.
Sept. 26 w. The Amigos at Kitty Flynn's.
Sept. 27 w. The Amigos at Journeys.

October 2002
Oct. 03 w. The Amigos at Kitty Flynn's.
Oct. 04 w. Gypsy Jazz at Journeys.
Oct. 06 w. The Amigos at Plymouth Jazz Club, Plymouth.
Oct. 10 w. The Amigos at Kitty Flynn's.
Oct. 11 w. The Amigos at The Rock & Fountain, Swansea.
Oct. 10 - 15 w. Meic Stevens. New York and Boston, U.S.A. More details to follow... RESCHEDULED FOR MARCH 2003.
Oct. 16 w. The Amigos. St Peter's Hall, Cardiff. More details to follow.
Oct. 17 w. The Rivets. At Leeds Student Union. 'The best band in the world ever' - as Gerard 'The Fox' Grealis (Guitar/Vocals) would have us all believe. Joined by guitarist Gordon West.
Oct. 18 w. The Amigos at Journeys.
Oct. 24 w. The Amigos at Kitty Flynn's.
Oct. 31 w. The Amigos at Kitty Flynn's.

November 2002
Nov. 01 w. The Amigos at Journeys.
Nov. 04 w. The Amigos. Foyer gig after the play at The New Theatre, Cardiff.
Nov. 07 w. The Amigos at Kitty Flynn's.
Nov. 14 w. The Amigos at Kitty Flynn's.
Nov. 15 Guest appearance for Alex Wilson's R&B Latino Extravaganza. Double header with Ruby Turner. Cabot Hall, Canary Warf, London. Click here for ticket information and sales.
Nov. 20 w. Barbara Thompson and the Foundation Big Band. A guest spot performing 2 tunes by Barbara. A bid to save the Vortex club from closing. London. More details to follow. POSTPONED TO DECEMBER 6TH OR 7TH.
Nov. 21 w. The Amigos at Kitty Flynn's.
Nov. 23 w. The Amigos at Ty Llewellyn, Cardiff. Performing after Wales v. New Zealand in the Rugby. 5 - 7pm.
Nov. 23 w. Meic Stevens at The Feathers, Abereiron. 9pm.
Nov. 28 w. The Amigos at Kitty Flynn's.
Nov. 29 w. 'Play'. Reuben Blake's new electro acoustic project. Billy will be going mental with all his sound effects on this gig. Tommy's bar in the Art College off Newport Road, Cardiff. 9pm.

December 2002
Dec. 05 w. The Amigos at Kitty Flynn's.
Dec. 06 or 07 w. Barbara Thompson and the Foundation Big Band. A guest spot performing 2 tunes by Barbara. A bid to save the Vortex club from closing. London. More details to follow. CANCELLED.
Dec. 11 w. The Amigos at The Pontyclun Folk Club, Windsor Hotel, Pontyclun. 9pm.
Dec. 12 w. The Amigos at Kitty Flynn's.
Dec. 14 w. The Amigos at Rhumney Rugby Club.
Dec. 19 w. The Amigos at Kitty Flynn's. This is going to be a special night with hopefully the full 5-piece line-up of The Amigos. It's sort of a send off for Billy before his big move to that London.
Dec. 20 - 2003 Home for Christmas.
Dec. 30 w. Meic Stevens TELEVISION broadcast of this summer's National Eisteddfod, S4C 8.40pm, preceded by a documentary on Meic Stevens, 7.40pm.


2001's gigs.

January 2001
Jan. 04 Mulligans
Jan. 11 Mulligans
Jan. 17 w. Meic Stevens - TBC.
Jan. 18 Mulligans
Jan. 21 w. Ana Gracey and Band, The Big Note Club @ The Hope & Anchor, Upper St, Islington.
Jan. 25 Mulligans

February 2001
Feb. 01 Mulligans
Feb. 08 Mulligans
Feb. 15 Mulligans
Feb. 22 Mulligans
Feb. 28 w. Ana Gracey and Band, The Big Note Club @ The Hope & Anchor, Upper St, Islington.

March 2001
w. Barbara Thompson & Paraphernalia unless otherwise stated:
Mar. 02 Switzerland: LUZERN - 'StadtKeller'
Mar. 03 Austria: DORNBIRN - 'Conrad-Sohm-Halle' 05522 41000
Mar. 05 INNSBRUCK - 'Treibhaus' 0650 6020602-20 /0512 932493
Mar. 06 WORGL - 'JazzKomma' 05332 75 505
Mar. 07 HALLEIN - 'Stadttheater' Kulturforum Hallein 06245 8539415-20
Mar. 08 KLAGENFURT - 'Jazzklub Kamot' 0463 56694-20 / 0676 5626555
Mar. 09 OSLIP - 'Cselleymuhle' 02684 2209
Mar. 10 ST POLTEN - 'Buhne im Hof' Kulturszene 02742/352 291
Mar. 13 SPIELBERG - 'Kulturzentrum' Kultur im Zentrum 03512 752300 / 0664 2052524
Mar. 14 GRAZ - 'Orpheum' Neue Zeit Concerts 0316 7134730
Mar. 15 LINZ - 'Posthof' LIVA Linz 0732 770548 14
Mar. 16 VIENNA - 'Szene Wien' Stadthalle 01 749 33 41-20
Mar. 17 ZWETL - 'Gasthof Hamerling' 02822 523440
Mar. 18 Hungary: BUDAPEST - 'Darshan Kultur Zentrum' 00361/ 2665541
Mar. 20 Germany: ROTH - 'Kulturfabrik' Stieberstr. 7 +49 9171 848762
Mar. 22 TUBINGEN - 'Mensa' Wilhelmstr. 15 +49 7071 944833
Mar. 23 STUTTGART - 'Liederhalle-Mozartsaal' +49 711 402070
Mar. 24 ELSOFF - 'Lasterbachhalle Am Sportplatz' +49 2664 1791
Mar. 25 KARLSRUHE - 'Tollhaus' Schlachthausstr. 1 +49 721 964050
Mar. 26 FRANKFURT - 'Mousonturm' Waldschmidtstr. 4 +49 69 40589513
Mar. 27 WOLFSBERG - 'Congress Park' Heinrich-Heine-Srasse +49 05361 260122
Mar. 29 KIEL - 'Pumpe' Hass Str. 22 +49 431 978391
Mar. 30 HANNOVER - 'Pavillon' Lister Meile 4 +49 511 344558

April 2001
Apr. 02 - 07 England: Ronnie Scott's London w. Barbara Thompson & Paraphernalia.
Apr. 11 w. Ana Gracey and Band at the Acoustic Cafe, 17 Manette St, Soho, London. 9.30pm.
Apr. 12 Wales: w. The Amigos at Mulligans, Cardiff.
Apr. 24 Performing with guitarist Trevor Owen's band. The Crown Inn, Llay, North Wales.
Apr. 26 Trevor Owen's band. The Victoria Hotel, Anglesey.

May 2001
May 03 Mulligans
May 04 w. Ana Gracey and Band live on Channel 461 'Where it's at', Sky Digital. The show is called 'Stage Fright - live from the Trocadero' and is between 7 - 9pm.
May 09 w. Ana Gracey and Band at 'Club Cavort', King's Head, Fulham. 4, Fulham High Street, Putney Bridge tube. Tel. 0207 736 1413.
May 10 w. The Amigos at Mulligans.
May 17 w. The Amigos at Mulligans.
May 24 w. The Amigos at Mulligans.
May 25 w. Ana Gracey and Band at the Acoustic Cafe, 17 Manette St, Soho, London. 9.30pm. Tel. 0207 439 0831.
May 26 w. The Peter Lemer Quartet. (The amazing keyboard player from Barbara Thompson's Paraphernalia). In aid of RESULTS the lobby group aiming to end global hunger & poverty. Telephone (Harlow) 01279 414081 or e-mail Billy for details.
May 29 w. The Amigos. The Uplands Tavern, Swansea.
May 31 w. The Amigos at Mulligans.

June 2001
June 03 Iff & Butt play at the Copthorne Hotel, Cardiff. CANCELLED
June 04 & 05 Iff & Butt play at the Celtic Manor Resort (7:30 - 10:15pm) Coldra Woods, Newport, South Wales NP6 27A Tel : +44(0) 1633 413 000
June 07 w. The Amigos at Mulligans.
June 11 & 12 w. Ana Gracey and Band at 'Pizza on the Park', Knightsbridge, London.
June 14 w. The Amigos at Mulligans.
June 16 The Amigos (full line-up) play at a free festival, Mumbles, Swansea. Starts at 6pm.
June 17 Iff & Butt play at the Copthorne Hotel, Cardiff. CANCELLED
June 18 & 19 Iff & Butt play at the Celtic Manor Resort (7:30 - 10:15pm) Coldra Woods, Newport, South Wales NP6 27A Tel : +44(0) 1633 413 000
June 21 w. The Amigos at Mulligans.
June 22 - 24 Jamming at the Django Rheinhardt festival, Samois-sur-Seine. Going Next Year instead
June 25 Iff & Butt play at the Celtic Manor Resort (7:30 - 10:15pm) Coldra Woods, Newport, South Wales NP6 27A Tel : +44(0) 1633 413 000
June 28 w. The Amigos at Mulligans.

July 2001
July 01 w. Ana Gracey and Band, The Big Note Club @ The Hope & Anchor, Upper St, Islington.
July 02 & 03 Iff & Butt play at the Celtic Manor Resort.
July 05 w. The Amigos at Mulligans.
July 07 First gig with Wez Mcghee. 'The Verge', Kentish Town Road, London.
July 09 Warwick & Leamington Festival with The Amigos (full line-up). Royal Pump Rooms, Leamington Spa. Starts 7.45pm.
July 10 Iff & Butt play at the Celtic Manor Resort.
July 12 w. The Amigos at Mulligans.
July 13 & 14 Recording with The Amigos
at last. The CD should be ready for our Brecon gig in August.
July 15 w. The Peter Lemer Quartet.
Bentfield County Primary 'Music in the Park'. We're on at 3pm. Half of all proceeds going to RESULTS.
July 16 & 17 Iff & Butt play at the Celtic Manor Resort.
July 18 - 20 Recording sessions with 'Alexa Hamilton' (Hutch's (David Soul's) girlfriend) and Ana Gracey.
July 20 The Amigos. Southampton. More details to follow.
July 21 w. The Amigos at the Trowbridge Festival. CANCELLED
July 21 w. Meic Stevens. Opening this year's Dolgellau festival. 11am.
July 22 w. The Amigos at 'The Barn', Llantrisant. Their yearly real ale festival.
July 23 & 24 Iff & Butt play at the Celtic Manor Resort.
July 26 w. The Amigos at Mulligans.
July 29 w. Ana Gracey with drummer Marc Cecil & bass player Andy Staples added to the line-up. The Nottingham Tree Festival 2pm, main stage, Sunday 29th July.
July 30 & 31 Iff & Butt play at the Celtic Manor Resort.

August 2001
Aug. 02 w. The Amigos at Mulligans.
Aug. 03 w. The Amigos. Malones, Swansea (just opposite train station). 9.30 till late.
Aug. 05 w. Meic Stevens at the National Eisteddfod of Wales, Conway. Meis B.
Aug. 08 w. Meic Stevens at 'Celebrities', Rhyl.
Aug. 09 w. The Amigos at Mulligans.
Aug. 10 - 12 Brecon Jazz Festival.
____Aug. 11 w. The Billy Thompson Quartet, Usk Marquee, 1.45pm - 3.00pm.
____Aug. 12 w. The Amigos (full line-up), Phoaroh's bandstand, 4.00pm - 5.15pm.
Aug. 13 & 14 Iff & Butt play at the Celtic Manor Resort.
Aug. 16 w. The Amigos at Mulligans.
Aug. 17 w. Ana Gracey and Band, The River Bar, 206 Towerbridge Rd, London. Tower Bridge Tube. CANCELLED
Aug. 18 w. The Amigos. Pontardawe festival is off this year due to 'Foot & Mouth', however there will be 'Pontardawe Pub' gigs in the area instead. Venue tbc.
Aug. 20 & 21 Iff & Butt play at the Celtic Manor Resort.
Aug. 22 w. The Amigos. The Monkey Cafe, Swansea.
Aug. 23 w. The Amigos at Mulligans.
Aug. 25 w. The Amigos. The Mumbles Beer Festival, 5 - 7pm, Oystermouth Community Centre, Mumbles.
Aug. 26 Wedfest. A bunch of mates having a get together originally - now become a little festival of sorts. Much jamming/revelry...
Aug. 27 w. The Amigos at 'The Barn', Llantrisant, 2 - 4.30pm. Accidentally Missed.
Aug. 27 & 28 Iff & Butt play at the Celtic Manor Resort.
Aug. 30 w. The Amigos at Mulligans.

September 2001
Sept. 01 is Billy's Birthday.
Sept. 03 & 04 Iff & Butt play at the Celtic Manor Resort.
Sept. 07 w. The Amigos. Malones, Swansea (just opposite train station). 9.30 till late. Billy can't make it - Nigel Hopkins (Accordian) is playing instead.
Sept. 09 w. The Amigos at the Aberdare Folk Festival, Dare Valley country Park. Afternoonish.
Sept. 09 w. The Amigos at The Hall, Glyn Corrwg. 9pm 'til late.
Sept. 10 & 11 Iff & Butt play at the Celtic Manor Resort.
Sept. 14 w. Ana Gracey and Band. See... Tallpoppy records presents... The Henry XIII Hotel, Bayswater.
Sept. 17 Iff & Butt play at the Celtic Manor Resort.
Sept. 18 w. The Amigos at the Treorchi Parc and Dare. Tel: Madge on 01443 436813. Billy can't make it due to family bereavement
Sept. 20 w. The Amigos at Mulligans. As above.
Sept. 23 w. The Amigos at the Mason's Arms, Cowbridge. As above.
Sept. 24 & 25 Iff & Butt play at the Celtic Manor Resort. As above.
Sept. 29 w. Ana Gracey and Band, 'The Cockpit Theatre', Gateforth St, London, Marylebone Rd tube 9pm.

October 2001
Oct. 01 & 02 Iff & Butt play at the Celtic Manor Resort - home of the 2010 Ryder Cup.
Oct. 04 w. The Amigos at Mulligans.
Oct. 05 w. Ana Gracey and Band, The River Bar, 106, Towerbridge Road, London.
Oct. 08 & 09 Iff & Butt play at the Celtic Manor Resort
Oct. 15 & 16 Iff & Butt play at the Celtic Manor Resort
Oct. 22 & 23 Iff & Butt play at the Celtic Manor Resort
Oct. 28 w. The Amigos. The Uplands Tavern, Swansea. Billy can't make it.
Oct. 29 & 30 Iff & Butt play at the Celtic Manor Resort

November 2001
Nov. 01 w. The Amigos at Mulligans.
Nov. 02 w. The Amigos. Malones, Swansea (just opposite train station). 9.30 till late.
Nov. 05 & 06 Iff & Butt play at the Celtic Manor Resort
Nov. 11 w. Ana Gracey and Band, The Big Note Club at The Hope & Anchor, Upper St, Islington, London. Newly refurbished with new sound-system!
Nov. 12 & 13 Iff & Butt play at the Celtic Manor Resort
Nov. 17 w. Meic Stevens at the Feather's Hotel, Abereiron.
Nov. 19 Iff & Butt play at the Celtic Manor Resort
Nov. 22 w. The Amigos at Mulligans.
Nov. 26 & 27 Iff & Butt play at the Celtic Manor Resort
Nov. 29 w. The Amigos at Mulligans.

December 2001
Dec. 02 w. The Amigos at Plymouth Jazz Club, Plymouth.
Dec. 03 & 04 Iff & Butt play at the Celtic Manor Resort
Dec. 06 w. The Amigos at Mulligans.
Dec. 09 w. The Amigos at Dunvant Rugby Club.
Dec. 10 & 11 Iff & Butt play at the Celtic Manor Resort
Dec. 13 w. Grant Olding. Postponed.
Dec. 13 w. The Amigos at Mulligans.
Dec. 16 w. The Amigos at The Railway, Landor.
Dec. 17 & 18 Iff & Butt play at the Celtic Manor Resort

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