Wed 29 May


The Lost Arc - Sweet Baboo + Ffredi Blino

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B4518, Rhayader

Sweet Baboo is the alter ego of North Walian musician and songwriter Stephen Black. His career has spanned over 2 decades and has seen him release 6 albums to date, to critical acclaim. He is currently putting the finishing touches to a new record, his first in over 5 years which will be released in early 2023 ahead of this run of gigs.

It is fantastic to be able to welcome him to Rhayader for the first time.

Sweet Baboo has not performed live since End of The Road Festival 2018 but that’s not to say Black hasn’t been busy. Most recently in Jan 2022 releasing and touring his second album as ‘Group Listening’ entitled ‘Clarinet & Piano: Selected Works Vol 2.’ with pianist Paul Jones.

It’s been a long while and it’s exciting to finally have Sweet Baboo back.

‘Beautifully judged (electronic) psych-pop record that hums with warmth’

-Uncut magazine on 2017 Wild Imagination (Moshi Moshi Records)

“With a blend of humility and affection, Stephen Black, [is] a honey-voiced man with a goal of becoming the Harry Nilsson of Snowdonia.’

– The Times on 2015 The Boombox Ballads (Moshi Moshi Records)

We are pleased to welcome Ffredi Blino back to The Lost ARC in support.

Originally from Brisbane, but now based in Llanidloes, Ffredi is an accomplished indie-pop singer/songwriter and his genre-bending single, ‘Honolulu’ was recently featured by Cerys Matthews on BBC 6 Music. Ffredi’s embrace of the Welsh language saw tracks from his debut album, ‘The Dishwasher Tapes’ supported by BBC Radio Cymru.