The Garage opened at the end of 2008, as a live music and events venue in Uplands, Swansea. Whether it has been bands, DJ’s or comedians we have seen a rich variety of acts come through our doors to show audiences what they’ve got.
We don’t do gimmicks, and we don’t charge a fortune. The Garage works on one main principle: simplicity. We have an excellent sound system, friendly staff and a cosy atmosphere - no matter how big the parties can get!
The venue is now available for hire at very reasonable rates if you want to put on a show. Just get in touch! We can also tailor an event for you if needed.
But first and foremost we are here to entertain. Many thanks go out to our customers, bands, DJ’s and acts. We are very proud to be part of Swansea’s thriving music and arts culture, and you make that possible!
Find us on the ground floor of Whitez Snooker and Pool Club in Uplands, Swansea.
Tickets available online or instore from Derricks.
Or from Whitez, no booking fee, open 12PM - 3AM daily.
Starts Thursday 23rd May at 20:00
Tickets - £5
Doors at 8pm
Starts Saturday 25th May at 20:00
For those who have been hiding under a rock here's some info on DC Breaks!
For DC Breaks (DJ Samurai / VENT & DJ Kryptik) it all started with Ram Records back in 2005 signing several tracks to Frequency Recordings (The label founded by one of the leading Producer DJ’s in the Drum & Bass scene Andy C). This steady stream of releases helped cement the act's profile as both supreme DJs and future leaders of the scene. 2009 saw the release of 'Pickett Line', one of their biggest tracks to date, which received swathes of Radio One support across all the specialists with Radio One’s Pete Tong citing it as ’My favorite Drum & Bass tunes of the year’ - ‘Flashback’ picked up the gauntlet and settled into the Radio One ‘Hottest Records’ Podcast for the entire Summer of 2009 firmly putting DC Breaks on the radar. Fast forward to 2010 and the year kicked off in fine style, with their ‘Halo EP’ released on Viper Recordings and championed by every specialist show at Radio One matched with a selection interviews and revered guest mix features behind the hollowed decks of BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra’s. Annie Mac tagged them ‘ones to watch for 2010’ and MistaJam called them ‘the Hottest Production team out there right now’
Unleashing their anthemic basslines on dancefloors from London to LA, the duo have also brought big hype to the scene from their brilliant reworks of Tinie Tempah, Rox, Example, I Blame Coco and even JLS which found its way into the weekly track list of Zane Lowe’s Radio One show where he declared ‘There is no way on earth I would be playing a JLS record if it wasn’t for DC Breaks’. These are just a few of the remixes for major labels like Universal, Sony, Island, Parlophone, EMI and Ministry of Sound.
2010 culminated with DC Breaks signing an exclusive deal with Ram, and their first single, ‘The More I Want’ was released in April and was definitely a track that stood out. The combination of DC Breaks’ unique gutsy, melodic sound with a label that has already shown enough skills to launch Chase & Status, Subfocus and the soon-to-be-huge Loadstar, the future looks very bright.
DC Breaks are far from studio hermits and have spent years crafting their unique live performance in clubs and festivals around the world, DJ-ing across 6 decks and two mixers, and as a result they are rapidly becoming one of the most exciting acts in Drum & Bass and ready to break boundaries.
Their latest release on RAM Records, the 'Firez' EP, has been smashing dancefloors and blowing up all over the globe these past few months and just shows how far they have come with their unique style of production!
Check the Firez EP out here:
Support from Beatdown Residents plus Special Guests!
Early Bird tickets are just £6 from Whitez
- no booking fee, open 12PM - 3AM daily.
Starts Friday 31st May at 19:00
Mike Gambo Lead Singer/songwriter for the band is now putting together a new solo project of new material which he hopes will excite a new type of audience.
It Has be over 30yrs since the band last played live together. Their Reunion concert at the Garage 22nd June Swansea Promises to be a night of 80's nostalgia.
Tickets £4 in advance from: Derricks music online and instore (STBF). Also from Whitez, Uplands (No booking fee, open daily 12PM - 3AM)
(£6 on the Door)
Starts Saturday 22nd June at 20:00
Our full listings flyer is hot off the presses for April 2013! We’ve renowned acts like The Chris Slade Timeline (with AC/DC’s Chris Slade), 999 and The Lurkers mixed with local favourites like Thistledown, T.O.T.S.O and The Keys. April’s looking pretty good! Download the gig guide today!Continued...