Book Greed The Rock Opera. There I’ve said it. That’s pretty direct. It’s a rock opera, it’s a night out. If you care about your world, hassle your local venue (biggish) now.

Contact me via Facebook (Greed The Rock Opera), Twitter (@greedrockopera), email me maxencala@gmail.com or call me on 07926 196714. Or you can fill in the snazzy form below…

Hey watch the trailer here —– https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYHdMI0ypgg

It’s a live show about greed. The 1% who are in the lap of luxury and the 99% who are exploited and generally conned. It’s got a storyline and everything. 16 people on stage at any one time, though mainly it’s five or six.

Greed is also an album which you can download for free at http://www.scribbleman.bandcamp.com.

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The out of season period has provided a new bass player for Greed. We found ourselves inside a transfer window with Philip Jones from Merthyr. He was snapped up in a record breaking transfer deal. (Note: I’m not sure whether any of these football terms are actually correct.)

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Phil is pictured in rehearsals at The Muse, Brecon with a five string Musicman bass. He tells us that he can play all five though not necessarily at once. Phew!

A bag of food to get in – what a bargain! The whole Greed set and with our new bass player, Phil Jones. It was in a barn (not refurbished or anything) and by the end our gear was covered in a fine layer of earth. And we were. Here’s some pictures taken by Julie Bell. She runs the Griffin and was organiser, projection screen mover, host and all round beautiful person.

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There were over 20 bags of food donated in aid of Brecon Foodbank and £58 in cash.

It’s Feed The Rock Opera

Posted: September 2, 2015 in Uncategorized

Greed: Next gig – Griffin Felinfach, Sat Sept 12 – in aid of Brecon Foodbank – entry fee: A bag of food!

Greed Foodbank Bag web entry fee

Glad you asked. It’s a live show about greed. The 1% who are in the lap of luxury and the 99% who are exploited and generally conned. It’s got a storyline and everything.

It’s also an album which you can download for free at http://www.scribbleman.bandcamp.com.

Great songs (well, I would say that) and a cast of 16 Brecon singers, actors and musicians. Greed isn’t a band playing in a pub. It’s not a Broadway show either. It’s kind of like nothing else really. Come see for yourself.

Next Show: Wow! The next show is in a barn behind the Felinfach Griffin on Saturday September 12. It’s in aid of Brecon Foodbank and entry fee is a bag of food. See what we did there? Contact julie@eatdrinksleep.ltd.uk and she will send you an e-ticket. (well there’s posh.) Incidentally, the Foodbank show will be a bit stripped back so it won’t be too loud. Nige

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The Greed The Rock Opera-mobile rolled on over the weekend with an acoustic version at Alan McGee’s Tabernacle in Talgarth (it’s near Brecon in Mid Wales). The story goes that Alan ‘Creation Records’ McGee bought the 1837 chapel for his wife Kate Holmes and hey presto! – they turn it into a groovy live venue.

Our good friend Annie Dierikx from hot and happening local website fyi Talgarth showed up with a long lens and snapped some of the action. My favourite is the one below of The Scrachans (our lovely backing vocalists). It was taken after the show in one of the chapel’s spooky stairwells.

Hey, huge thanks to Geraint Brown who stepped in at the last moment to operate our projections!

The audience in the tiny venue was a chic 30 odd – appreciative and intent on following the story of small town revolution. It being unplugged and all, we broke the fourth wall for this outing and explained some of the goings on.

Most strange but true moment of the night was when Tim our drummer disappeared for ‘99%’. It turned out that he thought we were at ‘The Money Song’, where it’s just me and Jenni. And he does the set lists! God help us. On his return to the drumkit, he got the biggest cheer of the show.

Today Talgarth, tomorrow the world! Well, it looks like Aberystwyth is in the pipeline anyway. Nige

The Scrachans                                                                         Only Really Happy

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Jenni Davies as Elin                                                            Rotkin and Maxencala

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Nicola Bickerton                                   The Scrachans

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Greed writer Nigel Evans                                Ian Milton as Rotkin

 

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Jamie Huish

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The next Greed show is at Alan McGee’s Tabernacle in Talgarth. It’s a special show for the converted chapel with an acoustic take on the Greed story. A full cast but unplugged. Anti-banker, anti-austerity, anti-corporate.

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Tickets are an incredible £3 each, though space is limited to 65 lucky people. Pick one up from The Hours Cafe & Bookshop in Brecon or The Baker’s Table in Talgarth. You can also reserve a ticket by calling 07926 196714 or emailing maxencala@gmail.com.

Mallyfest 2015

Posted: June 26, 2015 in Uncategorized

Greed The Rock Opera was played out at Mallyfest 2015 at Baskerville Hall on June 20. The festival is in its second year and celebrates the life of legendary musician and singer Mally Powell.

Mallyfest 2015 poster flyer

 

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Watch the Greed Trailer here:

 

Next show: Redhouse Merthyr Friday March 20. Call 01685 384111 for tickets.

 

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The police, the church, the media

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Only Really Happy

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