Eleri Angharad is a Country/Pop artist from Swansea, South Wales, blending the Welsh folk music she grew up with and the intricate storytelling of American Country songs. Combining inspirations of Welsh songstress Cerys Matthews with US artists Emmylou Harris, James Taylor and Taylor Swift.
Latest EP All I Can Do, released through Train Track Records, 2016 was funded by the BBC Horizons scheme and seamlessly weaves its way between Country and Folk with modern Pop tones flowing through. Tracks include Nashville inspired guitar driven ‘Stuck On You’ and ‘Fuel’, a piano led ballad.
All I Can Do EP has garnered airplay from BBC Wales, 6MUSIC and Nation Radio. ‘It’s freshening, it’s full of light and life’ - Adam Walton, BBC Radio Wales. Eleri has also gained attention from local TV channels and blogs, including Subba Culture, Spectrum TV and Made In Cardiff.
Aged 19, Eleri flew out to North America and went busking in Nashville, New York, Chicago, and many more bustling towns along the way. Eleri did the same in Ireland playing every venue possible across the country for 2 months before returning to Nashville for a month in 2015 for another tour playing as many venues that would have her.
‘My roots really ground me in my music, and country music resonates with those values for me. The sound I fell in love with is now taking off in the UK and I really want to be a part of that’
Swansea based, Eleri has played Sold out shows in her hometown and regularly tours up and down the South Coast including Cardiff, Bristol and Southampton. She has performed at festivals such as Big Cwtch, KAYA fest and Cardiff's HUB fest. Ever the traveller, Eleri has also performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and a weekend tour of Stockholm’s Folkcentrum.
Eleri is currently busy writing and recording tracks for her debut album, due for release in 2018.