Future Blood live at elysium!

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Future Blood is a youth music development project run by professional music producer and drummer Rich Thair (Red Snapper, Number, Dicky Continental). They meet weekly at Pontardawe Arts Centre and The Grand Theatre, Swansea.

After 200 people attended their recent gig at Pontardawe Arts Centre we are pleased to announce that all the acts will be performing at Elysium on Friday 22nd December.

The acts focus mainly on their own original music with the odd cover thrown in – expect everything from tearing rock/indie to acoustic and Americana.

Fans of Elysium live shows may well have already seen Laila Woodward who has appeared there twice before, and has also recently supported The Shires in Pembrey Park. With a host of

It is a chance to check and support the amazing young, emerging talent from the Swansea Valley in a great venue.


About Future Blood

Future Blood is a Youth Music Development project set up by Professional Music Producer and Drummer Rich Thair (Red Snapper, Number, Petwo Evans, Dicky Continental).

With financial support from Pontardawe Arts Centre and The Arts Council Of Wales, Future Blood has now been running since 2014.

The project is aimed at Young people aged between 13 and 21 years with some degree of competence on an instrument, as a vocalist or song writer. The project meets every Monday night between 6 and 9 pm at Pontardawe Arts Centre.

Rich encourages and supports the participants to form bands, collaborate, improvise and compose original music.

It is as much a weekly social event for the young people as it is the chance to rehearse and develop their music.

The Young people have the opportunity to promote their own live performances in the Victorian theatre at The Arts Centre with fully professional sound and lighting. 200 people attended the September 2023 performance.

Over the years many young people have passed through the doors, some have gone on to University to study Music or Performing Arts, some still gig around the clubs and venues of South Wales and further afield. Cwmtawe School Music Department have, over the years acknowledged that Future Blood has really helped their Music GCSE students.

Most weeks we are lucky to have two rooms at The Arts Centre, both with drum kits, PA, guitar and bass amps and keyboards. There are also recording facilities available.

We have been very lucky over the years to have the full support of the Pontardawe Arts Centre staff and management and acknowledgement from the local community for our achievements.

There is now Future Blood Swansea in The Depot at The Grand Theatre 6 – 9pm every Wednesday.

Future Blood continues to go from strength to strength.