Bands! - 11/03/2017

Looking for a deal on your band practice rooms? Starting today under 18s bands on a Saturday only pay £1 per person per hour!

Saturday Youth club! - 11/03/2017

Why not come join us for Saturday music Youth club, Where we not only jam but also learn about Radio producing for our new up and coming project! Just £1 entry for under 18s Youth club starts 2.30-4.30pm

Become a music producer - 20/01/2017

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Happy New Year 2016! - 09/01/2016

Happy New Year from everyone at Under Construction music project! It’s business as usual now so check out our Practice Rooms, Recording Studios, and Sound Equipment Hire pages for info!

Cuts Affect You[th] – Live Music Event at The Abacus - 07/02/2015

On 15th of February 2015 Howardian Youth Centre members and other centre members will be running a special live music and performance event at The Abacus in response to the council’s cuts to youth centres. FREE entry! So come on down to The Abacus, 18-20, St Davids House, Wood Street, CF10 1ER from 17:00 to 21:00 […]

BOTB Update - 21/06/2014

The heats are over and we now know the bands who’ve gone through to the finals!: Bryony Echoes Spoke First In Construction Stiph Richard Infernox Tom Auton

Battle of the Bands! - 14/06/2014

Under Construction are proud to be presenting the 2014 Cardiff Youth Battle of the Bands! There’s not long left to book your place in the first heats, so if you want to get involved, or for more information including prizes, how to enter, and entry requirements, e-mail us at *protected email*. More information including prizes, […]

Battle of the Bands - 28/04/2014

Hello everyone, the Battle of the Bands is once again back and as usual heats will be held across centre’s in Cardiff so to apply follow the link below and we will get back to you ASAP.

GIG - 13/04/2014

Once again the Under Construction youth music provision is putting on a gig! On the 26th of April many good bands are going to be putting on an unforgettable show in our cosy centre, and you do not want to miss this. Details below: Artists: Local Foreigners Black Ink My Life for Hire Dany and Jody […]

Studio 2 gets Brand New Equipment for Songwriting Classes - 04/03/2014

Studio 2 now has brand new equipment for use with our song writing classes, thanks to a grant from Gwirvol. This also pays for education and training!

Bands Wanted for Gig! - 04/03/2014

Bands wanted for an upcoming gig. Date to be confirmed. Contact us for details.

Songwriting - 30/01/2014

The Under Construction Youth Music Project at Cathays want to recruit 4 volunteers to take part in a short “Training for Trainers” project in song writing skills funded by a grant from Voluntary Services Cardiff. The project will start in February and run for around three months. To apply you will need to be aged […]

Up and coming events 2014 - 07/01/2014

We at Cathays Community Centre can now reveal the dates for two of the biggest events of the coming year 2014! The first of these events is the Centre’s annual Showcase and Award Ceremony on 28th of February. More details coming soon. The next event is the biggest event on the Under Construction Calendar which is […]

Christmas Gig – 14th December - 05/12/2013

Date: Saturday 14th December 2013 Place: Cathays Community Centre CF24 4HX Time: 6:00pm Entry Fee: £3 Line-up: Following Sheep, Octavians, A Downtown Ruckus, Junior Bill   We hope you can make it down to enjoy the bands and atmosphere in the build-up to Christmas!  

Pop-Punk Pizza Party! - 03/12/2013

If you didn’t know, Pop-Punk Pizza Party was this Sunday just gone and if you weren’t there, then you missed out big time! Mosh pits, sing-alongs and stage-dives are the only way the gig can be summarized. But in one word? AMAZING! My Life For Hire, Local Foreigners and Sticks and Stones all played top-sets […]

Metal Gig Report - 28/11/2013

The metal gig turned out to be an incredible night, a big turnout and each band were amazing! It featured some of the most aggressive mosh pits to hit Cathay’s Community Centre to date (however, all were safe!) Massive thanks to Jon Wilson, Shaun Thomas, Dylan James, Khalid Khan, Anna Wright, Jodie Voss, Laura Carter, […]

Metal Gig – 16/11/13 - 22/10/2013

Date: Saturday 16th November 2013 Time: 6:00pm Place: Cathays Community Centre Entry Fee: £3  Confirmed line-up: Broken by Hope (with more acts to follow)   Food and drink will be available to buy for under £1 per item. This will include things baked by young people at the centre and snacks such as pizza and […]

GIG CANCELLED - 07/10/2013

Unfortunately due to small problems we have had to cancel our up coming gig.

Gig on October 12th - 22/09/2013

We now have 3 bands for our gig… Junior Bill A Downtown Ruckus  Octavians  

Gig On October 12th - 15/09/2013

On October the 12th we will be returning to our next under construction year. To kick this off we will be hosting one of our many gigs.

MEETINGS - 08/09/2013

As you may or may not know we hold meetings every Sunday at 2.30 pm and we are always looking for new people to be involved. Just come along or for further information e-mail us at *protected email*.  

GIGS - 08/09/2013

Now we have recovered from the festival we are putting on gigs at Cathays in autumn and winter so we are looking for a few bands to play.  If you are interested in playing or know of someone who is, email us at *protected email*

EMAIL CHANGE - 08/09/2013

This is to alert you all that we have changed our emails officially from: *protected email* to: *protected email* – this is our main contact address for all information *protected email* – this is for anything regarding the festival *protected email* – this is the email for all battle of the bands information *protected email* […]

Evaluation - 28/08/2013

Please let us know what you thought of our festival ready for evaluation on friday. Under Construction Festival Evaluation Survey

Pictures Of 2013 UCF - 27/08/2013

Festival Over - 20/08/2013

After another great Under Construction Festival we would like to say once again a massive thank you to all the bands who played on the day in both stages and who were co-operative during the time where there were slight issues.  Also a massive thanks to all the people who helped on the day to […]

Line Up - 14/08/2013

This is the main stage line up… Today Is Ours Deathkiok Black Ink Junior Bill Quarantino Teenscheme Rockers Fast Fuse Break Down Face Jake P A Downtown Ruckus  

Festival Band - 25/07/2013

The Festival is fast approaching and we only have a few spaces left so enter now before all spaces go. We are now very close to the 2013 Under Construction Festival and are almost there but we we still need bands to come forward who can play. ( we have two stages we have the […]

Festival Poster - 14/07/2013

Bands For Festival - 14/07/2013

We are now very close to the 2013 Under Construction Festival and are almost there but we we still need bands to come forward who can play. ( we have two stages we have the main stage for full bands and then we have the acoustic stage for smaller acts of light music acts)…  so […]

Update - 14/07/2013

In the past few weeks we have been represented at the battle of the bands Finals and 2 youth bands came 2nd and 3rd.     We have also been busking and managed to raise around £70 for the festival.   We were Successful in getting £500 in a bid to neighbour hood management for […]

Battle Of The Bands - 17/06/2013

Remember, we’re still accepting applications for next week’s Battle Of The Bands heats. See how to apply via the link below   The Heats: Monday 24th – Ty Celyn   Tuesday 25th – Howardian   Thursday 27th – Whitchurch  

Battle Of The Bands 2013 - 03/06/2013

This year we are happy to  yet again be a part of the  Youth Service Battle Of Bands! This will be the third year of the Battle Of The Bands that we have hosted and we hope there is just as much energy and enthusiasm as we have had for the last three years! This […]

Gig On The 1st Of June - 02/06/2013

Big thanks to all the bands who played this gig and brought loads of people along to watch. How I Faked The Moon Landing A Line To0 Late Dead River Elicit Of Our Ashes  thank you and well done. 

Gig on the 1st of June - 29/05/2013

The Festival 2013 - 29/05/2013

Under Construction Festival Presents How I Faked The Moon Landing, Of Our Ashes, Dead River and More TBC! - 19/05/2013

So the next Under Construction gig is on Saturday the 1st of June, at Cathays Community Centre. The present line up is How I Faked The Moon Landing, Of Our Ashes, Dead River and more tbc! The doors will open at 6 and there will be food and merch on sale. More details are available […]

Under Construction Music Video Project - 07/05/2013

Under Construction are launching a new music video project! Are you interested in getting involved – or do you fancy having your band perform in front of the lens? We’re holding regular meeting now, so contact us for more details and come along!        

We have Instagram!!! - 02/05/2013

So we have finally got Instagram! Follow us! Over the next few days we’ll be posting some teaser images of the poster like this one.  We’ll also be giving you photo updates about our meetings, gigs and the other awesome stuff we do!

Gig on the 20th - 25/04/2013

Well done to Black Ink Dead Beat Generation Pandemonium  All bands played well and we thank you

20th April Gig Poster - 11/04/2013

GIG IN THE MOON - 25/03/2013

The album launch of a Downtown Ruckus is today in the moon club starting at 7.30pm ( first band) £4.00 entry on the door.    

News and Events! - 24/02/2013

Upcoming Gigs The next gig will be held on the 25th of May – get in touch if you would like to play! Recent Gigs20th of April 2012 Well done to Black Ink Dead Beat Generation Pandemonium  Thank you to all the bands that played – you guys were awesome!       The Festival […]

Gig on the 16th - 21/02/2013

The gig on the 16th was really good and was really successful and there was a good turn out. We would like to thank all the bands who played and for staying after they had played.    

UC Gig Saturday 16th February - 14/02/2013

A Downtown Ruckus’ album teaser video - 10/02/2013

As you may or may not know, heavily involved Under Construction band A Downtown Ruckus have spent the last few weeks recording their first full length album in Studio 2, a youth member ran recording studio. The album is set to be released late march and this is a teaser video just to warm everything […]

Showcase 2012 Questionnaire - 07/02/2013

Please click here to download and complete our Embassy Showcase & Award Ceremony questionnaire! Tell us what you loved about it and also areas we could improve on for next year. You are also cordially invited to our Showcase Evaluation meeting on 12th February at 6pm.

Showcase 2nd February 2013 - 24/01/2013

The annual CCYCP showcase will be held on February 2nd to celebrate the work of all members, staff and volunteers of the last year. The event will include musical performances from members of the UC team.  Other News Feb/March gig – A Downtown Ruckus will be launching their debut full length album. More details to […]

UC Christmas Gig 2012 Report - 18/12/2012

The Under Construction Christmas gig this year was excellent! Many thanks to everyone who came and to the performers: Bettie J Jake P T-Bone Wilson In Lies We Trust A Line Too Late Report and photos coming soon. Watch this space.

1 week to go! - 09/12/2012

Under Construction presents..15/12/12 - 15/11/2012

It’s true, we have another gig coming up next month!  This will be held on Saturday the 15th of December, from 6 til 9 at Embassy Community Centre (Cathays) We have 4 Acts confirmed so far:In Lies We TrustA Line Too LateJake P Bettie J  Get in touch if you want to get involved!     […]

Nov 10th Line-Up Announcement - 01/11/2012

Under Construction are pleased to announce the line-up for our gig a week Saturday, Nov 10th 2012: Dark Matter – A young rock band from the cathays area, this will be their debut gig! Scylla – A 3-piece metal band from the cardiff area. ( Them Dead Beats – three-piece blues/rock outfit from south wales.( […]

Back in the Game - 11/10/2012

With the first UCF 2013 meeting under our belt, regular meetings will be taking place on Sundays at 2:30 pm in Embassy Community Centre (Cathays). Anyone is welcome to attend.  Also, there is a gig on the 10th of November. Want to get involved or perform?Get in contact: 20 373 144

Here We Go Again - 03/10/2012

With the success of UCF 2012 we decided we wanted to start organising next years festival as soon as we could. So, we are pleased to announce the date for the very first Under Construction 2013 meeting: this Sunday, the 7th of October at 14:30. We would like to invite anyone who would be interested […]

UCF 2012 Bands - 27/09/2012

Thank you to the following bands for their excellent performances at this year’s Under Construction Festival! Alien Democracy A Downtown Ruckus Disciple The Cheap Vendetta Eskimo (Formerly eskimo soup) Breakdown Face Mountain Lions Ellie Makes Music Static Abuse Falling With Style (played an acoustic set) Inconsiderate Parking Thanks also goes to beatboxer D’Verne Allen and […]

Under Construction Festival 2012 in Pictures (part 2) - 06/09/2012

  MORE info and photos on the Media page and Festival page!

Under Construction Festival 2012 in pictures - 13/08/2012


Festival 2012 Warm-up Gig Photos - 19/07/2012

Photos from this year’s Under Construction Festival Warm-up gig are below:   A report of event will follow.

Festival 2012 Warm-up Gig - 03/07/2012


Now accepting performance applications for the festival - 05/06/2012

This year’s festival is taking place on the Saturday 11th August at Maindy Cycle Track. If you play in a young band you can apply now to play at the festival. We have two stages with bands playing, one will be the main stage housing the majority of electric acts. The other stage, known as the […]

The Big Gig final - 10/05/2012

Out of the six bands that made it into the under 18s Final three went through to compete with the over 18s finalists making 6 bands in total. The three under 18s bands that made it into the final were: Breakdown Face, Disciple and The Knox (Winners of the under 18s competition) The quality of […]

Battle of the Bands Final UPDATE - 08/05/2012

** UPDATE 8th May 2012 **: Six bands competed in the youth final at The Globe on 7th of May and Under Construction‘s very own band Disciple came 2nd, and The Knocks won the event. They will be going through to The Big Gig final. Events   On Tuesday 8th the adults competition will be taking […]

Battle of the Bands Final! - 19/04/2012

The heats are over now and 6 bands will compete again at The Globe in the youth final on 7th of May! Bands will have a chance to go through to the Big Gig final and compete against adult bands for a chance to play in Coopers Field for the olympic torch event. The line-up of the […]

Battle Of The Bands FINAL coming soon! - 12/04/2012

The Battle Of The Bands final is on May 7th! We are currently awaiting confirmation of the qualifying bands. BOTB so far has been excellent. Check out the video of the heats 1-4!:   NEW PHOTOS: Photos by Will Dickins.

Battle of the Bands Heat 4 - 05/04/2012

STOP PRESS! Battle of the Bands heat 4 is on Saturday 7th April at 6pm at Cathays Community Centre!   There will be up to 8 fantastic bands: Kath Evans Window Project BitterSweet by Design The Black Bloc Breakdown Face Falling with Style Approaching Danger Deadbeat Holiday (TBC) The Complex (TBC) Come check it out!   […]

Under Construction presents Youth Battle of the Bands! - 03/04/2012

There’s four regional heats and a fantastic youth final in THE GLOBE. Competing bands have a chance to win an amazing prize head to head against 18+ bands in The Globe! The heats will be held between the 2nd and 7th April with the youth final on the 7th May and the grand final is […]

festival meetings - 25/03/2012

every Sunday at 3 there is a festival meeting at Cathays community centre . anyone who is interested in helping is more than welcome to come along 🙂

Llanishen High School Battle Of the Bands! - 20/03/2012

Tonight (20th March) there is a battle of the Bands event at Llanishen High School, at which we  at Cathays Community Centre are providing most the equipment, sound engineering and the bands who are taking part! All of the bands taking part practice regularly and are involved in the Centre. Its only £3 and it […]

Under Construction B-Boy Jam - 13/03/2012

On Saturday 24th March 2012, Under Construction Youth Music Project are teaming up with Cathays B-Boys to deliver an Under Construction B-Boy Jam as one of a series of events leading up to the Under Construction Festival 2012!

Under Construction Receives HUGE Donation for This Year’s Festival! - 23/02/2012

A big THANK YOU to Mitmachen Ehrensache for supporting the Under Construction Festival this year by donating  a huge 7000 Euros to the project! This is a massive shot in the arm and will allow us to plan things into the festival that will make it bigger and better than ever before. Check out the official […]

Gig Report 18th Feb 2012 - 23/02/2012

Organised by Under Construction, the gig was a great success which saw amazing performances from all five bands. It was an important event for three of the performing bands, Roundabout, A Line Too Late, and Sixteen Sins, as it was their first gig. They were joined by Tragic Affairs and A Downtown Ruckus. Over 20 volunteers […]

CCYCP Showcase Event 2012 - 02/02/2012

Cathays Showcase Event To celebrate all the work done by members of the community centre we have fixed the day for our annual showcase: 28th of January. It will reward everyone who has helped out or volunteered at the community centre over the past year including youth members, volunteers and members of staff. The show […]