Hello everyone! I hope you're doing well. Today's blog is a personal one for me. I've teamed up with the wonderful Rachel from Scarlet River PR to bring a new songwriters event called 'The Hidden Lyrics'.
Our first event is this Thursday 27th October at Acapela Studio, Cardiff. This songwriters event delves into the attention-to-detail, passion and artistic talent that goes into creating a song. Each of the featured songwriters will strip back their songs to the bare-bones, sharing with the audience the story behind them, how they came to be, before performing them acoustically. Each artist will perform three songs each at the in-the-round style event. The Hidden Lyrics debut event is at the famous Acapela Studio in Cardiff aims to celebrate Welsh artists and their songwriting talent.
Laura Evans, Gareth Lewis and Eleri Angharad will headline the event at Acapela Studio. Bob Fitzgerald, Rebecca Hurn and Jake Weller will be performing alongside them.
"There's so much talent in the songwriting and Country scene in Wales, this event is a great opportunity for us to come together to showcase our music and hopefully will lead to more events and collaborations in the future" [Eleri Angharad]
"The Hidden Lyrics is a wonderful opportunity to showcase the huge wealth of songwriting talent we have here in Wales. A chance for us Welsh artists to share not only our songs but also a little insight into each song from origin, to development to completion... it’s a rare glimpse into the whole magical, mystical, beautiful and beguiling journey that is songwriting. All on home turf too in the beautiful Acapela Studio!" [Bob Fitzgerald]
Laura Evans is an accomplished singer/songwriter who has had 5 consecutive singles on the BBC Welsh A-list. 2022 has been a standout year for Laura with the release of her critically acclaimed debut album ‘State Of Mind’.
Gareth Lewis is a UK Americana artist from Swansea and has regularly featured on BBC Wales Welsh A-list, including singles ‘Vultures’ and his most recent single ‘One Good Day’. Gareth is an accomplished songwriter and his co-written song ‘Something New’ with Delta Kills featured in a Porsche advert with Bill and Ted Stars Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter. His debut solo album Start The Hurricane was released last year.
Eleri Angharad is a country pop artist from Swansea. Eleri has been releasing music since 2014 and has surpassed 650,000 streams on Spotify. She has featured on BBC Wales Welsh A List, BBC6 Music, Countryline Radio. She has performed in Nashville, Chicago and New York and at Glastonbury. Eleri writes and performs music that captures the traditional country music storytelling with catchy pop melodies.
Bob Fitzgerald is a talented singer, songwriter from Cardiff.. His recent album ‘The Promenade’ has been shortlisted for British CMA Album of the Year 2022. His songs ‘B1G’ and ‘I Could Just Stay’ have featured on BBC Wales Welsh A List. He won UK Male Country Singer Of The Year in 2021 at the Country Music Awards.
Rebecca Hurn is a new global award-winning songwriter from South Wales. Her debut EP ‘Waves’was awarded best song at the Cardiff Music Awards and she was recently awarded ‘Best Songwriter’ at the UK Songwriters Competition. Her new single ‘Panic’ has just been released and is currently featuring on BBC Radio 6.
Jake Weller is an Indie Rock/ Alternative Pop artist from South Wales and started singing in 2016. He released his first single ‘1000’ in 2019. He formed a band in 2021 and released his debut album ‘Wasting Time’.
The Hidden Lyrics Date: Thursday 27th October Location: Acapela Studio, Heol Y Pentre, Pentyrch, Cardiff CF15 9QD Doors: 7pm Start time: 7:30pm Buy Tickets Here
We hope to see you on Thursday in Cardiff.
Have a great week, Sammi x