we love live music

Xplosure was established on
6 May 1996 as a regular
Monday Night Club Night for
live new music in Cardiff.

None less than Tragic Love Company had complained of not being able to get a decent gig in Cardiff and with the imminent closure of the highest profile new music venue Gassy Jack's they were right – there would be no promoters or venues seeking Welsh and in particular Cardiff musicians who wanted to play their original music and perfect it in front of an audience.

What happened next?
Well, Tragic Love Company became The Stereophonics and we became Xplosure
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Roy's so lovely @ Mad4it last June

Squeeze legend Glenn with Peels bass man Tristan Marley mesmerized!

xplosure live list

listed below are just some of the artistes we've featured,
click for pix ...

The Anomalies
The Answer
Archie Bronson
Ari-Up
BBC Radio One/Terris
Big John
Bluetones
British Sea Power
Chalets
Clearlake
Coldplay
Constantines
Cooper Temple Clause

Cribs
The Crimea / Crocketts
Darren Hayman
Death From Above 1979
DJ GoldieLocks
Editors
Elbow
Envy Corps
Exist
Feeder
Fratellis
FromMars
Funeral for a Friend
Forward Russia
G Tom Mac
Gym Class Heroes
Halflight
Hedrons
The Heights
Holly Golightly
Hot Puppies

iForward,Russia
Ilusive
Inner City Pirates
Jan Watkins Band
Juliette&The Licks
Kharma 45
Kid Carpet
Killers
Kings of Leon

Kubichek!
Kyshera
Libertines

Los Campesinos
Lostprophets
Louis XIV
Matt Costa
The Modern
Murry The Hump
Oceansize

The Organ
Pink Grease

The Poppies
Puressence
Rachel Stamp
Rick Witter & The Dukes
Robots In Disguise
Sal
Selfish Kings
Sixty
Sex Pistols Experience
Steers
Stereophonics
The Strokes
Thousand Natural Shocks
Tenpole Tudor
Glenn Tilbrook
Towers Of London
Vanities

Vibration White Finger
We Are Scientists

We Are Trees
Willard Grant Conspiracy
Willy Mason

Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Young Gods
Zabrinski

click the buttons below to see who's played Cardiff Barfly this year and previously

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nowadays there's a much healthier situation for live music in and around Cardiff and xplosure leaves the live music bookings to the various venues we work with, however as always we're happy to forward your details if you're looking for gigs.

If you've visited any of our nights at Cardiff University, Cardiff Barfly, Newport TJ's and Meze Lounge, The Bubba Club in Swansea, Astons in Barry Island, our original home venue at Clwb Ifor Bach or The Toucan Club, many thanks from Johnny Wing, myself and all who've worked on xplosure.

Mike

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In the pic below it's July 1996 and Xplosure Co-Founder Adzie, aka Simon Adams, aka Jim Ely is warming up an expectant audience as Kelly Jones, Stuart Cable and Richard Jones prepare to play at xplosure ... for a £2.50 admission ... on a Friday too!

From left, Kelly, Stuart, Richard, Adzie in his Feeder T, two guys from Benway who were also on the bill