Who are we? We are ...

Phil Nedin
Adrian Lewis

Phil was born in Swansea a long time ago and from the age of 14 played drums with a number of bands until moving to London in 1974.

He played with several bands in London until 1978 when it was time to call it a day, after featuring on STIFF records single and compilation album. He didn't involve himself with anything musical during the 80's and 90's (why would he), but did start writing the odd song.

He returned to Wales and settled in Penarth in 1988. He began to play guitar and sing in pubs around about 2011 and met up with Adrian, and Nick Treharne, who was a major part of the club for the first 18 months, but has since moved on.

It has long been an ambition of his to get involved in promoting musical events, and Penarth Acoustic Club has been a realisation of that ambition. He enjoys playing there as a host on the 3rd Friday of each month, and of course the charitable donations the club's regular attendees donate through the raffle is an added incentive to continue to make the event a success.

Also originally from Swansea, Ade has lived in Penarth since 1984. 

For a period of 8 years in the late 1980's and early 1990's he ran Penarth Folk/Blues Club, where he brought guests such as Woody Mann, Duck Baker, Wizz Jones, Steve Tilston and Show of Hands, amongst countless others of similar calibre, to entertain Penarth audiences every Thursday night, first at Penarth Tennis Club and later at the town's Labour Club.

In 1969, when still only 16, he made a vinyl album as half of the duo Benjamin Delaney Lion, a track from which was included on Cherry Red Records' 3 CD collection published in June 2015 entitled Dust on the Nettles - A Journey Through The British Underground Folk Scene 1967 - 1972. More surprised than anyone by his inclusion in this collection, alongside the likes of Pentangle, The Incredible String Band and Fairport Convention, he now talks about nothing else.

You can read a bit about his meteoric rise to obscurity in the online magazine It's Psychedelic Baby.