Live on U&I Radio

Last week I did a lovely gig at The New Crown, alongside the super talented Evan Gardner and Georgia Patterson, annnnnd it was recorded by Unsigned & Inspired Radio! You can watch the video of my performance below, with some brand new songs in the mix.. new material coming soon guys :D 

Massive thanks to Big Scott for organising the event, and for his lovely review.. 

“Young, vibrant and full of life, Eleri has come a long way since we last heard her on the station a few years back. Energy is abundant mixed with pure passion. She may be small but her vocals are huge!”

Single Review 'Dal Fi' - Welsh Connections

Happy to share with you the first review of my NEW Single 'Dal Fi' by the fantastic Michael Kennedy at Welsh Connections, Oystermouth Radio! 

Diolch yn fawr :)

‘Dal Fi’ is a modern Welsh love song - perfect for St. Valentine’s Day’

Single review.
Artist : Eleri Angharad.
Title :Dal Fi (2017).

 

There's a vulnerability and yearning in Eleri's voice that you can't help but fall in love with - her songs of a lost and unrequited love touch a part of us because we've all felt it - she, however, puts it into songs. And these songs are never less than magical.
On 'Dal Fi' (or 'Hold Me' for you non-Welsh speakers) Eleri pleads to be held - but in the same breath, and in counterpoint to that vulnerability, tells us not to cry for her.
This is a young girl in love but with that love comes the realisation that all love eventually dies.
'Dal Fi' is a modern Welsh love song - perfect for St. Valentine's Day. Live in the now and live for today.
Recorded at Eastriver Studios with Kevin Jones, this is a beautifully written, performed and produced track. 
Available from February 10th at www.eleriangharadmusic.com

 

 

Dal Fi : Welsh Language Single Out Now!

Hey guys, I am SO excited to unveil my first Welsh Language single ‘Dal Fi’ released on February 10th just in time for Welsh Language Music Day! You may have heard its debut on Adam Walton's BBC Radio Wales show last month but it is now available for streaming on Spotify and Soundcloud and purchasable as a double A side single on iTunes and Apple Music! 
 

Listen HERE: https://soundcloud.com/eleri-angharad/dal-fi
or HERE: spotify:album:0DLwhfLNAvjaL5Drpu2pRs
Buy HERE: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/dal-fi-single/id1199085410

This song is actually one of the first I ever wrote at the tender age of 14, and it has grown with me and evolved into something that I am finally ready to share with you. I have released both a Welsh and English version so I hope you find some meaning for yourself within the lyrics.

Happy listening! <3 

Music by Eleri Angharad
Lyrics by Eleri Angharad & Meredith Wood-Bevan
Released through Train Track Records 2017. 
Recorded in Eastriver Studio, Swansea.
Produced by Kevin Jones (Balsamo Deighton, Andy Collins)
Artwork photo credit, Alex-Jay photography

What a crystalline and beautiful voice.’
— Adam Walton, BBC Radio Wales
‘There’s a vulnerability and yearning in Eleri’s voice that you can’t help but fall in love with. ‘Dal Fi’ is a modern Welsh love song - perfect for St. Valentine’s Day.’
— Michael Kennedy, Welsh Connections
Eleri Angharad Dal Fi

Before We Fall

A couple of weeks ago I went along to 97 Colburn Road for the wonderful Cardiff Sessions and performed a new song I've been working on 'Before We Fall'. I had an amazing time working with Ruth, Ben and Emily, all students from Cardiff Uni studying Contemporary Music and Photojournalism. 

They did a really wonderful job recording my Acoustic track and put together this fabulous little video for me. Have a listen to my new song and let me know what you think in the comments! I hope you like it, as it may well be on a new EP soon... 

Happy listening, 

Eleri

Act Against Bullying

Took a little break from gigging as I work on writing and releasing new material, and collaborating on my new band project but really looking forward to being a part of this Act Against Bullying event alongside some incredible acts!

Bullying is something a lot of children and teenagers, myself included go through in the school playground but it doesn't just end there. Bullying can happen to anyone at any stage of life and in any situation so it's important that we can come together, play music, listen to each other and know that no one is alienated.

Music is inclusive. Music is for everyone. <3

On a practical note,

The gig is at The Dragonffli, Pontypool,

Friday 10th February at 7pm

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Lovely words from Ed Townend

Absolutely thrilled to have been featured on this 'Ones to watch in 2017' list from Ed Townend at Fear and Loathing blog!

Among some great company here.. I'd best get on doing some watchable things then hadn't I! ..

Keep posted as I have some NEWS coming very soooooooon.. releases on the way and new challenges ahead!

"There are a wide selection of singer-songwriters to choose from nowadays, with bedroom recordings and the internet giving voice to many who can create. It takes a certain high standard to set yourself apart from the others. Eleri Angharad from Swansea in South Wales definitely does this with introspective and uplifting music arranged simply but well into grand demonstrations of emotion which can be realised well both with full production and alone with just voice and guitar" - Ed Townend

 http://fearandloathingblog.tumblr.com/post/155951215755/fear-and-loathing-ones-to-watch-in-2017

Stockholm Adventures

I was recently given the UTMOST pleasure of two performances in Stockholm, Sweden.. We stayed with amazingly talented songwriter Fanny Holm (and her three furry cat babies!) and shared the stage with her at Brian Kramer's International Blues Jam and at the hidden treasure of Folklore centrum! 

Folklore Centrum, run by Izzy Young, originally from New York, is an absolute gem.. think abandoned bookshop come cultural oasis.. and our totally unplugged set went down a treat. The venue is plastered in news articles, musical legends and the iconic Bob Dylan.. whom Izzy gave one of his first gigs in NYC! (Starstruck!) Izzy is perhaps THE most enthusiastic 80-something year old I have ever met and his commitment to discovering new talents is an inspiring rarity. For my first gig in the city, well actually the country, I was pleasantly surprised to play to an almost packed out venue of folks who really had no idea who I was! 

Fanny performed with a similar set up, Vocals, Acoustic Guitar and Harmonica but the style could not have been more different to mine.. deep, rich vocals and a rocky-bluesy edge to the guitar creating heartbreakingly, dark folk songs had us all stunned to silence. 

Then we took to the stage.. or front of the bookshop, and performed two sets, featuring songs from both 'All I Can Do' and 'Ticket to the Sky' EPs, my twist on oldie-but-goodie covers of The Ronettes and The Beach Boys, and I even took a risk with Upcoming Welsh single 'Dal Fi' (COMING SOON!), which went down the best of all! 

So a massive THANKYOU to Fanny Holm, Izzy Young, Brian Kramer, Jordan Shamsaee and Rhys Jones for booking the gig.. my only regret is that we could not stay longer that one weekend..

Buuuut I am thrilled to announce that we have been invited back to play again.. see you in 2017 Stockholm! 

 

 

 

Liverpool Single + Video!

New Single ‘Liverpool’ from BBC Horizons Funded EP ‘All I Can I Do’ is out now!

Eleri Angharad is thrilled to announce the unveiling her new single ‘Liverpool’ from second EP ‘All I Can Do’ released earlier this year through her own label Train Track Records. Recorded in Studio Toy, Cardiff and produced by Lee House (HVNTER, Kaycee, LUK)

‘Liverpool’ has gained attention from local radio stations, TV channels and blogs, including Subba Culture, Nation Radio, Spectrum TV and Made In Cardiff. The song is based around the memories of an individual travelling back to a city with a strong romantic significance and delves into the story of a distant past relationship.

“Liverpool” strikes as the diamond in the rough with a blend of delicate percussion, the high-pitched plunk of piano and Miss Angharad’s caramel-glazed vocals.’ – Nathan Roach, Subba Culture

Eleri has also released a self produced music video, featuring her journey to the famous city itself, to beautifully complement the single, available to view now on YouTube.

‘There’s a trend with music videos at the moment with having more of a ‘home-video’ feel which has more of a personal touch to it, and that’s really what I wanted to capture. The flashbacks and personal memories weaving through the emotional journey of this person as they return to where it all began’

Watch Liverpool Video Here: 

 

 

 

 

 

'ALL I CAN DO' EP Out July 1st!

I am thrilled to announce that my new Ep 'All I Can Do' that was funded by BBC Horizons / Gorwelion launchpad
will be released through Train Track Records on July 1st!

You can preorder a physical copy from my BRAND NEW WEBSITE -http://eleriangharadmusic.com/shop/

Or you'll be able to pre-order on iTunes very soon!

I'm also delighted to say I will be having a Launch party will be at Gwdihw, Cardiff on Tuesday July 5th, tickets will be on sale Sunday. If you only make one show of mine this Summer, please make it this one!

Tonight to celebrate the release I am streaming my newest single 'Like A Dream' plus a dance remix from Lupis/James Dotherty right now on Soundcloud and it'll be on Spotify et AL. Very soon

Like A Dream: https://soundcloud.com/eleri-angharad/like-a-dream-1

Like A Dream Remix: https://soundcloud.com/eleri-angharad/like-a-dream-remix

Photo Credit: Alex-Jay Photography
EP Produced by Lee House