Ponty Bands Success

Two of Ponty’s best new bands, Climbing Trees and Peasants King have been successful in their bid for a bursary from the Launchpad fund, created as part of the BBC Wales and Arts Council of Wales’ Horizons scheme to develop new contemporary music in Wales.

Both bands will receive up to £2,000 each to help support them in developing their music. Climbing Trees will use their funds for recording, mastering and mixing at Mwnci studios in Carmarthen, while Peasants King, who this week released a festive cover version of Slade’s classic Merry Christmas Everybody, will mix their debut album with acclaimed producer Greg Haver.

A panel of music experts from BBC Radio Wales, Arts Council of Wales, Clwb Ifor Bachand others choose the recipients.

Launchpad fund applications opened in September to Wales-based artists and bands writing, producing and performing original contemporary popular music.

For more information about the Launchpad fund go to the Horizons website – www.bbc.co.uk/horizons

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