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 and B&B
The Bell Inn is a traditional public house located on the town square of Wantage, Oxfordshire.
We are a new concept pub with a 'Local Heroes' ale selection, the idea behind which is to support local business and breweries by selling local ales on a permanent and 'guest' basis as well as stocking popular labels. The Bell Inn was recently refurbished, and also offers Bed & Breakfast facilities with 12 en-suite rooms available all year round.
All of our food at The Bell Inn is freshly prepared and cooked, and our menu includes all of the classics you would expect to find in a traditional pub, cooked with care and to an excellent standard.
Whilst every effort goes into ensuring this gig listing is accurate and up to date, always check with the venue before you travel.