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Rhythm + Blues
Built For Comfort emerged from the ashes of Swindon based, The Hot Tamales in July 2002. Founder members Alec Adams and Bill Jones were joined by Phil Tait on drums, Chris Goddard on bass and John Ingleson on guitar.
Bill and Alec had met in the summer of 2000 when Alec was seeking harmonica lessons. Bill knew Chris from many years of playing together in The Vindaloo Brothers, Phil was a chance encounter from working with a TV leasing company and John answered a local advert by the boys for a guitarist. And then the story began. By the summer of 2004 the band had played over 65 gigs together, averaging about one a week.
Now, over a decade and hundreds of gigs later, Built For Comfort have turned into one of the tightest, rocking Rhythm and Blues outfits on the circuit today! The recent addition of Blues guitar maestro Michael King on guitar and Simon Needler on Hammond organ and piano have added a new dimension to the band. Little wonder they wow audiences wherever they play!
Built For Comfort have supported among others Wilco Johnson, Paul Lamb And The Kingsnakes and Ben Waters.
Pub, Restaurant & Accomodation
The Tawny Owl at Taw Hill, north Swindon first spread its wings to welcome new customers for the first time on 23 November 2003.
And now after thirteen years of welcoming thousands of locals and visitors through its doors, Arkell's 103rd pub now stands proudly at the heart of the Taw Hill community.
Managed by Dan Brackenbury and Tracey Heath, the pub prides itself on being the best in the area for food and atmosphere no matter what the season or weather.
Arkells, a family brewer since 1843, have also added a number of new external features designed for the added enjoyment of customers including an amphitheatre outside, a waterwheel and stream plus a purpose-built children's play area.
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