Musical director to the Bee Gees and others. Chorus master and conductor of D'Oyly Carte Opera Company. Conductor of West End musicals such as 42nd Street at Drury Lane, variety shows at the London Palladium. Musical Director with Combined Services Entertainments. Composer for BBC TV plays.
Guitar, writer and vocals with top rock group Feeder.
Lead singer of 1980's chart band Scritti Politti.
Musician in the Super Furry Animals.
Gwynne Howell (CBE)
'H' from Steps
Part of chart topping group 'Steps'.
Known as the 'Welsh Caruso' at the turn of century. Concert and recording tenor in Europe and United States.
Composer of (among many others) 'Red sails in the sunset' and musicals.
Britain's ace clarinettist in 1940's - 1950's. Harry Parry Radio Rhythm Sextet.
Helen Watts (Cbe)
Excelled as a concert artist. Welsh National Opera 1969 to 1983
Successful pop singer, writer and musician in the early 1980's.
Great opera singer!
Ivor Atkins (Sir)
Ivor graduated from Oxford University in 1892 with a bachelor of music degree. He was choirmaster and organist at Worchester Cathedral for over fifty years. In 1921 he was knighted for his services to music.
Renowned composer, one of the music industry's top awards is even named after him!
Harmonica player, 'Larry Adler Cup' winner three times. Composer and record. Writing for Tom Jones, Dickie Valentine and others.
Well known baritone singer, performing a lot in the USA.
Soprano - performed with the Welsh National Opera, amongst many others.
Innovative composer and musician. Has written music for cinema, ballet and other performance art. Has collaborated with many (other) influential musicians and composers in particular Lou Reed.
Late conductor of the Treorchy Male Choir. Pioneered it's post war revival through to a record number of National Eisteddfod successes.
Bass soloist. A very early recording artist. Unusually, a Welshman in English music hall tradition.