Talented Welsh artists to feature at new songwriter’s event in Cardiff

Presented by Scarlet River PR and Follow Your Arrow UK, The Hidden Lyrics 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.

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]

Laura Evans is an accomplished singer and actress from Aberdare. She has had five consecutive singles featured on BBC Wales Welsh A-list and recently launched her debut country album State Of Mind. Laura is an accomplished songwriter and plays a variety of instruments. She regularly tours the UK and also plays internationally.

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 event is on Thursday 27th October, Acapela Studio, Cardiff at 7.30pm.

Tickets are on sale via the Acapela Studio website;

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