Here at Ty Boia we also do our fair share of music promotion. The Boia Gigs ‘pop up’ concerts are held in local venues within St. Davids and the peninsula. We’ve previously hosted many bands and solo artists from all over the world including, The Bros. Landreth, Becca Mancari, Erin Rae, Emily Barker, Kacy & Clayton, The Slocan Ramblers, Ben Ottewell, Seamus Fogarty and many more.
See below for upcoming shows and book online, be aware that many of the shows sellout so it’s worth booking ahead!
Unfortunately, due to the evolving situation regarding the COVID-19 outbreak, Eddi Reader’s concert at St.Davids Cathedral, Saturday 8th August 2020 has been rescheduled. The concert will now take place on Saturday 7th August 2021.
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Saturday 29th February – RAFA Club, St Davids
Boia Gigs favourite John Blek returns to St. Davids armed with a new record ‘The Embers’.
Much loved for his enthralling live shows full of humour, pathos and his impassioned musical delivery. A master storyteller and a stunning fingerstyle guitar player. A must-see act for 2020 and a true artist.
‘The Embers’ will see widespread release in Europe and the UK via K&F Records and Hometown Caravan and in Ireland via John’s own imprint We Are Rats Recordings (WARR). Available on digital, CD and gatefold 180gram Vinyl.
After the fires of love, lust, life and revolution have burned out the embers are all that remain. ‘The Embers’ is the new album from John Blek consisting of 9 visceral songs. Reflections and memories from a time after the affair.
“A lovely sounding thing” – Roddy Hart, BBC
“A force of nature” – The Irish Times
“a master of subtlety in realms of folk-informed pop.” – The Thin Air
‘His talent is shining brighter with every album.’ – John Creedon, RTE.
Saturday 7th August 2021, St. Davids Cathedral.
Eddi Reader is perhaps Scotland’s greatest living female voice. In 2020, she celebrates her 40th year on stage with the ‘40 Years Live’ concert tour, we’re delighted that Eddi kicks off this tour in the beautiful surroundings of St. Davids Cathedral.
From her earliest years playing the folk clubs of western Scotland and learning how to street sing across Europe (like her hero Edith Piaf) Eddi’s path soon lead her to a professional career in music as a backing singer for Eurythmics and Gang of Four. Her band Fairground Attraction had huge international success and number one hits with ‘Perfect’ and debut album ‘First of a Million Kisses’ which stormed the charts in the mid 1980’s.
Throughout her successful solo career, Eddi has released consistently great works, including highly acclaimed albums such as ‘The Songs of Robert Burns’ and last years ‘Cavalier’. She has won Brit Awards, been awarded four honorary degrees, an MBE, sung to millions on some of the world’s greatest concert and festival stages and collaborated with a host of stars across a myriad of genres including Folk, Jazz, Pop, World, Punk and even Classical work with various orchestras.
In 2019 Eddi guest starred with Jools Holland’s Rhythm & Blues Orchestra for an extensive tour, released the ‘Starlight’ EP, played sold out headline shows, recorded a programme for BBC’s Classic Scottish Album series about her Robert Burns recordings and appeared on BBC Television’s Songs of Praise and as part of (her friend) Billy Connolly’s Made In Scotland series.
2020’s ‘40 Years Live’ concerts promise to be something special, as with any Eddi Reader concert, the magic is being made in the moment, no two concerts ever the same.
“Just perfect – Eddi Reader gets every song just right” – The Sunday Times
“Flawless, not just perfect, world class” – R2 Magazine
“Timeless and universal” – The Scotsman
“a voice that floats like honey” – Acoustic
“Eddi has the rare ability to tell personal and often intimate stories, but to leave them open to everyone” – Record Collector
“One of my favourite singers of all time” – Jools Holland.
There are three ticket prices, Tier 1, Tier 2 & Tier 3. All seating is unreserved. Tier 3 has some restricted views (pillars). Seats in Tier 3 are on a first come first served basis.
Sunday 30th January 2022, City Hall, St. Davids.
A lifelong musician, there are few roles Ariel Posen hasn’t played.
Although born in Winnipeg, Posen spent much of his childhood on the road, traveling from show to show with his musician parents. He began playing guitar at 9 years old, kicking off a career that eventually found him traveling the globe for his own gigs, including shows as a member of the Juno Award winning, roots-rock band The Bros. Landreth. Several years later, Posen began working on an album of his own, tracking his new songs in the same studio in which his parents once recorded their albums.
How Long marks Posen’s long-awaited solo debut, showcasing not only his chops as an instrumentalist, but his talents as a diverse songwriter, too. The record casts a wide net, moving from rootsy blues to R&B to melodic rock & roll. A co-writer and producer for artists of all genres, Posen shows the full range of his talents on these 10 tracks, nodding to his influences — including The Beatles, Stevie Ray Vaughan, John Mayer and more — along the way. How Long is not a guitar record, although there’s certainly plenty of guitar to be heard here. Instead, it’s a song record, filled with hooks, autobiographical lyrics, and Posen’s compelling voice.
“The guitar is the tool to get the music out,” he says. “Always serve the song first. Otherwise, you’re just playing an instrument.”
Saturday 4th December 2022, The RAFA Club, St. Davids.
Following the success of the ‘Roll With The Punches’ band tour across the UK and Europe,
Harley takes to the road for a run of intimate solo acoustic shows in 2021.
Through his road worn song writing style he explores hopes and fears for fast changing
times. Slide guitar, as always is at the root of Martins sound, mirroring his whisky soaked
northern breeze vocals. With fantastic reviews still coming in for the new album ‘Roll With
The Punches’ things are looking good for the wandering bluesman.
If success can be measured by a growing global demand to attend Martin’s dynamic live performances, then perhaps his touring schedule is proof of that. He recently played to a full house at the Union Chapel in Islington and has appeared at Edmonton, Vancouver, Canmore and Calgary folk festivals in Canada; UK Festivals Glastonbury, Bestival, Beautiful days; numerous European and US tours and events including the AMAs, The Bluebird in Nashville and Tønder in Denmark. Total Guitar Magazine ranked him #16 in the World’s greatest acoustic guitarist poll and he was nominated as Instrumentalist of the Year at the Americana music awards 2019.