Electronic outfit Public Service Broadcasting, who made their name playing instrumental music with samples from old public information films and archive footage, recorded their latest album Every Valley at the Ebbw Vale Institute
in January - and will play two shows in the town later this week to repay the area and its people for inspiring the new release.
The next event is being held at Ebbw Vale Institute
, Church Street, on Monday, March 30, from 11am to 3pm.
Ten years ago, Mark bunked off school to play snooker at the Ebbw Vale Institute
and later scooped the Pontins Junior Pot Black Championship.
Electronic outfit Public Service Broadcasting recorded their latest album Every Valley, which examines the history of coal-mining in south Wales, in the former lecture hall of the Ebbw Vale Institute
He added: "The band recorded their first tracks with (Super Furry Animals, 60ft Dolls producer) Richard Jackson, who is from Tredegar, at the Ebbw Vale Institute
, so we're all connected up by the Heads Of the Valleys Road I think.
We'll be at the Ebbw Vale Institute
on Sunday and Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff on Monday.
Electronic outfit Public Service Broadcasting recorded their latest album Every Valley, which examines the history of coal mining in south Wales, at the Ebbw Vale Institute
in January - and will play two shows in the town next month as a thank-you.
The band's first demo was recorded at the EVI Recording Studio at the Ebbw Vale Institute
with acclaimed producer Richard Jackson, a man who has helmed sessions with Super Furry Animals, 60ft Dolls, The Automatic and Duffy.
Poet and activist Patrick Jones was instrumental in putting together a night of music and poetry in support of Gaza relief and a capacity crowd at Ebbw Vale Institute
were treated to some inspirational and emotion-charged performances.
These days the manager of the Ebbw Vale Institute
, the area's vibrant cultural and community hub, Dai adds that the most positive thing he's taken from the past 14 years is the hardiness of the local people themselves.
Titled 'The Road To Merthyr Rock',' the dates will see the band playing gigs at Theatr Soar, Merthyr, on Saturday, August 2; Sin City, Swansea, on Sunday, August 3; Ebbw Vale Institute
on Monday, August 4, and Hobos, Bridgend, on Tuesday, August 5.
By the end of March the regenerated Ebbw Vale Institute
, a listed building dating back to 1849, will house a range of facilities including a theatre, dance studio and gallery.