Thursday, November 22, 2012

Gruff at Chapter

Gruff Rhys will be joined by North Wales surf band Y Niwl for a special intimate gig to coincide with Phil Collins' contribution to Artes Mundi 5 at Chapte rArts Centre, Cardiff on Sunday 16th December. They will recreate the soundtrack for the performance and installation This Unfortunate Thing Between Us (TUTBU TV) in which they starred as the in-house band. Bydd y band ‘surf' o ogledd Cymru Y Niwl yn ymuno â Gruff Rhys am gig arbennig i gyd-fynd â chyfraniad Phil Collins i Artes Mundi 5. Byddant yn ail-greu’r trac sain ar gyfer y perfformiad a’r gosodwaith This Unfortunate Thing Between Us (TUTBU TV) lle y buont yn serennu fel ‘band y tŷ’. To buy tickets go to:

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Springtime Glee for Mason

Willy Mason will be heading back to Cardiff for his third visit in less than 2 years when he plays the Cardiff Glee Club Tuesday 5th March. This will sell out before Christmas so you are advised to get booking now.

'Circle Game' comes to Penarth

Following the success of the first 'Songwriters' Circle' concert held in Penarth in September, event organisers/songwriters Christopher Rees, John Lewis and Nick Treharne were so overwhelmed by the response that they have decided to spread the net a little wider and invite other celebrated songwriters from Wales and beyond to take part. The Nashville styled 'Songwriters' Circle' will now become a bi-monthly event that showcases the craft of song-writing in its' original and pure acoustic form and provides the audience with an intimate insight into the songs and the artists behind them. “It seems we hit the right note with music lovers seeking a quality musical experience”, said John. “So we’ve invited another three exciting acts to perform at the next concert at All Saints Church Hall on Friday 14th December. Enterprising video company, Video Wales, will also be there to record the show for broadcast via a new arts internet TV channel”. With fans in high places, Cardiff duo Zervas & Pepper have been filling the airwaves on BBC Radio 2 (Terry Wogan, Janice Long) with their breathtaking vocal harmonies and classic 'West Coast' acoustic sound. A 'Sold Out' performance at the recent 'Swn Festival' confirmed their ascendency and captivating appeal. Regarded in certain circles as 'Wales’ most underrated singer-songwriter', Chris Ridgeway will showcase songs from his current band 'Cakehole Presley' as well as his extensive back catalogue. Completing the bill comes Aled Clifford – one half of the barn storming garage-blues duo 'Henry's Funeral Shoe'. Stripping the roaring power of his electric blues songs back to their acoustic roots will no doubt be a revealing and rewarding treat. With all three acts sitting on stage at the same time, each songwriter will initially play solo, taking it in turns to perform their signature songs before joining forces for some live collaborations. Along the way they will chat about the art and process of song-writing offering a rare insight into the songs, the inspirations and the artists who perform them. Doors 7.30pm / Performance starts 8.15pm. Price £7 adv/£9 door. (Tickets available from Pencerdd Music, Station Approach, Penarth or call Nick 07976 836875)

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Elivs brings his spinning songbook to Cardiff

Elvis Costello has announced a date at St David's Hall in Cardiff 1st June 2013. The gig will feature his infamous spinning songbook which is used to select songs from his career for the evening. Tickets priced at a slightly whopping £42.50 are on sale now.

Rising star announces Cardiff date

This year's exciting new prospect Jake Bugg will be playing Cardiff as part of his 2013 tour when he plays Cardiff University 22nd February. Tickets for this soon to sel out show are on sale now at:

Future of the Left scoop Welsh Music Prize

Future of the Left have won the 2012 Welsh Music Prize with their album "The Plot Against Common Sense". The album beat off stiff competition from Cate le Bon and Bright Light Bright Light. Last year's winner Gruff Rhys was in attendance at the Cardiff award ceremony to hear the announcement.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Al Lewis creates dream line up for SWN

Al Lewis will be playing a special show at this year's SWN festival in Cardiff hosted by newsoundwales featuring Al as headliner and special guests Paper Aeroplanes and Zervas & Pepper at the Gate in Cardiff 20th October. Tickets on sale now at