TVWstock - 6 2018
TVWstock - 5 2017 TVWales had small beginnings a few years ago encouraging the development of young and relatively unknown musicians by creating a venue for them to perform at and providing a professionally recorded audio visual package for them to help promote their work. This led to the development of TVWstock as a further vehicle for this. Over the last five years this has grown into a three day music festival on the promenade in Llandudno over the August bank holiday. It is entirely non-profit making and serves as the main pivot for TVWales’s other mission-to raise funds for those in need. TVWstock-5 moved up another rung this year, with bands and recording artists travelling from all over the UK - and from as far as New York - to join emerging Welsh talent raising funds for the Llandudno homeless charity, Hope Restored. The three day festival on Llandudno's promenade, organised by TVWales, was blessed by good weather and raised more than £4,250. Burleigh Guest House owners Steve and Julie. Wood enthused: "We've watched it grow year by year and it just gets better and better. It makes Llandudno a bank holiday place to visit" Highlights included Grammy nominated American singer/song writer, Rachael Sage, playing songs from her album, "Choreographic" Milton Keynes-based 'The Hallows, whose Vocalist ‘Sarah Rodriguez’ has a beautiful voice similar to Kate Bush’s and has played at Glastonbury, a number of times, played a powerful set featuring songs from their new release, "Of Time and Tides." If you missed the ‘The Hallows’ at ‘TVWstock-5’ you can see them again at 'NEXT LEVEL - 3' at Venue Cymru on February 11th 2017. Sussex-based 'Grace Monroe' and her band, in a tight and dramatic jazz-soul set, performed her debut single, Paper Heart. London-based singer/songwriter 'Sian Cross' whose current release is being massively featured across the BBC platforms, delivered an emotionally and lyrically powerful set, Grammy nominated, Rachael Sage, at TVWstock said, “She is an amazingly talented singer songwriter.” If you missed her at ‘TVWstock-5’ she will be appearing at 'NEXT LEVEL - 3' at Venue Cymru on November 12th 2017. Wales's national TV station 'S4C' daily programme 'Heno' favourites, Daffyd a Lisa, shared their beautiful Welsh harmonies. One of the objectives of TVWales is to encourage emerging Welsh talent and this year was no different. Ruthin's Joe Berry continues to develop and Llanberis's young singer songwriter, Hannah Willwood, wowed everyone with her incredibly beautiful and distinctive voice and Anglesey's 15-year-old Lisa Wood Hewitt sang a compelling song about homelessness which she had written especially for the festival. A real departure was Anglesey's four-year-old Chinese pianist, MiaXinyue Lin, who played a number of classical pieces and brought the house down. The festival ended with the melodic duo Llandudno’s 'The Decibel' Featuring TVWales Trustee, Daniel Taylor, and his sister, Bianca Louvain. Local Mayor Francis Davies said it was reflective of the kind of place Llandudno was that so many different people, businesses and groups came together under the leadership of TVWales to do something worthwhile for the local community. An example of this was Asda's Community Champion, Kath Holt, presenting a cheque for £1,000 towards the Festival's infrastructure. Roger Boon, paid tribute to all the support, practical and financial, that had turned the festival into a reality, and the musicians, who had all given their services for free. Glyn Hughes thanked Venue Cymru and, in particular, 'Sefton Hermann' for the brilliant sound production. Brenda Fogg, Hope Restorer’s Leader, made presentations to all the main helpers, particularly Roger and Glyn. The last word came from Rochdale visitor, Janet Hussy who said, "Absolutely brilliant! The music reflected the cause, Hope Restored.