By January 4, 2020Personal Notes

A monthly music collective with a difference!

Musicians who work live and in the studio with the likes of Sir Tom Jones, ELO, 10cc, Mike + The Mechanics, Leona Lewis, David Gilmour, Bonnie Tyler, Eric Clapton, James Morrison, Yes And Jessie J….plus many more come together in a collective each month run by drummer and musical director Ben Stone (Sir Tom Jones, Mike+The Mechanics, Bonnie Tyler).

The Hot Rats Collective play the music of artists and bands that influenced them including songs by Sting, Steely Dan, Jeff Beck, ELO, Jimi Hendrix, Steve Miller Band, Deep Purple, Bob Marley, David Bowie, Donny Hathaway, Chaka Khan and more.

Very special guests will be announced each month!!


Our very special guest this month on lead vocals, the pocket rocket and incredibly talented Mr Tim Howar! Not only is Tim the front man along side Andrew Roachford for Mike + The Mechanics but Tim has also just finished playing the lead role in Phantom of The Opera in Londons West End! We are delighted to welcome Tim “The Power” Howar to join the Hot Rats Collective at Cafe Play in Mumbles at our monthly residency on the 30th January 2020.

Along side Timothy Howar will be some of the UK’s top session players including Matt Round (James Morrison, Natalie Umbruglia, Gary Barlow, David Gilmour, Archive), Matt Prior (Bonnie Tyler, Eric Clapton, Ellin Flur) and Musical Director/Drummer Ben Stone (Sir Tom Jones, Mike + The Mechanics, Leona Lewis, Bonnie Tyler, Helene Fischer)

Plus local support from Singer-songwriter Sian Richards

Other House band musicians include, Luke Evans (Gtr) Greg Evans (bass) among other guests.

Venue :
Cafe Play
Castleton Walk Arcade,
Newton Road,
Mumbles, Swansea
(The old Nutz Nightclub)

Purchase tickets online and in person from –

Derricks music,
221 Oxford Street, Swansea, SA1 3BQ

As well as on the door at Cafe Play on the night.

**Student priced tickets also available
(Current student ID will be required on door)

Artist links :


Lighting by : Sonalyst |
Photography by : Leesha Williams Photography |
Artwork by : Elliott Stone (Elwood Tattoos) Insta: @elwood_tattoos