I've finally found some time to write a new blog post. I started a new job last month and it's been hectic so not as much time for blogging, but plenty of spare time to tell you about this amazing new songwriters night coming to Cardiff at the end of May.
I've teamed up with Rachel at Scarlet River PR to bring you The Hidden Lyrics second event. The Hidden Lyrics is a songwriters night where we bring you a range of established and up-and-coming artists to delve into the story behind the song. Each artist will perform three songs accoustically at the in-the-round style event.
The Hidden Lyrics
Date: Wednesday 31st May
Location: Tiny Rebel,
25 Westgate Street, Cardiff, CF10 1DD
Start time: 7:30pm
The line up
This time we're delighted to welcome four artists from across the pond including USA artists and Buckle and Boots headliners Jessie G, Connor Christian, Matt Wynn as well as Canadian artist Aaron Goodvin who will headline the event alongside Welsh artists Caitlin Mae, Paterson and Lloyd Jerwood.
Jessie G is from the West Coast of America and comes from four generations of West Coast commercial fishing. She is currently an active-duty military wife within the Special Forces Green Beret community, and has been the only signed artist to Redneck Records under Grammy award winning artist, Gretchen Wilson. Jessie G is a seasoned performer who has played many of the biggest venues, stadiums, arenas, and festivals across the states. Jessie has shared the stage and toured with country stars including Kid Rock, Hank Williams Jr., Gretchen Wilson, Brothers Osborne, Brantley Gilbert, Ashley McBryde, Lynard Skynard, Big & Rich, and many more! Her new song ‘Lust’ is out now.
Matt Wynn grew up in Flint Hill, Missouri in the Midwest of the United States, a tiny town of 600 people. Matt enjoyed creative writing in school, but it was at church that laid the foundation for his love of singing and his faith that has guided him through and can be found in many of the songs he writes. A seasoned performer, he has opened for artists including Luke Combs, Maren Morris, Brothers Osborne, Sam Hunt and many more. Matt feeds off the energy of the crowd and enjoys connecting with his audience the most. He moved to Nashville in 2015 and his hit single ‘Dangerous’ is out now.
Connor Christian is the frontman and principal songwriter of the band The Southern Gothic. The son of an American serviceman and diplomat, Connor has travelled around the world from six months old, to places including Los Angeles, Singapore, South Korea and Belgium. Never stopping long enough anywhere to call it a hometown, he took pieces from every stop and it led him to find his calling in singing. He has performed 3000 shows since forming the band with drummer Shawn Thacker and a revolving cast of musicians in Atlanta. The bands second album ‘New Hometown’ debuted #1 on Billboard’s Heatseeker chart and #17 on their country albums chart. The same month, the first single from the record, “Sheets Down” reached #1 on CMT’s Pure Country 12-Pack Countdown. 2023 will debut their first full length album in nearly 10 years, “One More For the Road”. Their new single ‘Rich Folks’ is out now.
Aaron Goodvin is a multi-award winning, double platinum selling Canadian country artist. With a total of 78 million streams and two number one singles in Canada for ‘Boy Like Me’ and ‘You Are’, Aaron Goodvin continues to top the Canadian charts, having had 7 top ten singles. He is an 11 CCMA nominated songwriter, winning in 2018 Songwriter of the Year for ‘Lonely Drum’.
Caitlin Mae is an award winning Welsh singer/songwriter and acoustic guitarist whose vocal abilities and energy are reminiscent of a young Taylor Swift. When she was just 17 years old, Caitlin Mae performed with Country music superstar Carrie Underwood. Caitlin Mae continues to perform across the UK, and in the USA touring Nashville and Indiana. Her latest single ‘Seasons Change’, follows the success of her last release, ‘Fiona’, which debuted at number 1 in the singer/songwriter iTunes Charts, and was also crowned an “A-List” song by the BBC Radio Wales for two weeks running.
Paterson is a Welsh singer and songwriter who describes her music as ‘quirky and country-influenced’. She is a BBC Radio Wales A-list artist and she has performed at a number of festivals across the UK and she sings in both English and Welsh. Her latest single ‘Don’t It Feel Good’ is out now.
Lloyd Jerwood grew up in Wales and started writing songs from the age of 11. His music bridges the gap between dreamy euphoric pop and a quietly informed introspection typical of singer- songwriters. He has been supported by BBC Radio Wales and is a regular on the Welsh A List. Armed with a guitar and a monster pedalboard, Lloyd's shows are as down to earth and fun as he is, a true crowd pleaser, his sets flow between upbeat pop to stripped back singer songwriter. This year Lloyd has released two singles ‘Out Loud!’ and ‘Smokescreen’.
I'd really appreciate all the support that you can give this event. Hosting live music events is no easy task and it's become more challenging since the pandemic. Please help support live music if you can. Tickets are £16.75 to see 7 amazing artists in a fantastic event in Cardiff. Buy your tickets here. Hopefully see you there,