Wed 29 May


The Lost Arc - Ffredi Blino and Fundlewarp & The Lampshade Catchers

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B4518, Rhayader

The first Lost ARC gig of 2024 and it’s going to be a good one!

Live music from Ffredi Blino and Fundlewarp & The Lampshade Catchers, and great wood fired pizza from our café!

Ffredi Blino grew up in the Southern Hemisphere, gravitating to guitar and songwriting from age 4. His first composition was “A Bare Bottom” – arguably a high point.
There followed years of fronting scratchy rock’n’roll bands, with a competing pull towards melodic, acoustic folk. Ffredi’s sound mashes these styles together with funky pop and modern Welsh influences.

His debut album, The Dishwasher Tapes, was recorded at home in September – October 2020 and is defined by the limited tools available: a single mic, a creaking Windows Vista laptop and no bandmates!

The ethos is lo-fi, the drums are (mostly) electronic, happy mistakes are kept in, and experiments are everywhere. The influences are as diverse as: Prince, Gruff Rhys, Talking Heads, Joni Mitchell, Lou Reed… plus a whole lot of unconscious ones which jump out differently to different people.

It’s an invented name which reflects Ffredi’s love of linguistic word-play, and gives a big nod to his adopted homeland. In Welsh, ‘wedi blino’ means ‘tired’ – you might say it in the middle of a yawn. ‘Ffredi Blino’ turns that phrase into a name – and one that a non-Welsh-speaker can have a good chance of pronouncing right at first glance!

Ffredi has played The Lost ARC several times in the past and always goes down a treat, he’s sure to get feet shuffling with his first headline appearance!

Support comes from Lost ARC open mic favourites Fundlewarp & The Lampshade Catchers. This trio play folk and modern rock influenced originals and covers in their own unique style.

Entry £5.

Book ahead for pizza by phoning the café on 01597811226.