"the biggest singing star of 2008?! Guardian.
British opera star.
Opera Superstar :-)
Lead singer and guitarist with Budgie, the rock band from the Cardiff area which were rated as Wales's best rock band in the 1970's. The band are internationally famous, top U.S. band Metallica even covered two of their songs.
Studied in London with the likes of W. Matthews-Williams, Mable Kelly and H. Plunket Greene. Premier UK oratorio soprano of her age!
Top selling classical artist with a string of hit albums such as 'Voice of an Angel', 'Charlotte Church' and 'Dream a Dream'.
Lead singer and composer with 'Waterfront', achieved number one hit with song 'Cry' in USA 1989. Won award for most performed pop song in USA in 1989.
Country music singer and songwriter.
Famous distinctive and influential pop-rock star.
Welsh connection or not, we're sad to see him leave us in 2016.
Played with exceptional live rock band of the seventies.
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.
Singer, guitarist and songwriter!
Kelly (born 3 June 1974) is a Welsh born and bred singer, songwriter and lead guitarist with the Stereophonics. Influenced by classic rock bands such as The Who, Led Zeppelin, AC/DC (Mmm, seems to like Gibson SG guitars like Angus Young plays) and punk rockers too. He is noted for his strong but grainy voice. Kelly's song lyrics seem to show influences from many British artists as well as American mega stars such as Neil Young and arguably Bob Dylan.
Apart from being the daughter of Keith Allen, Lilly has had a UK number one single with 'smile,' and a number one album.
Had a monster number one hit record in 1968 with 'Those Were The Days'. She has continued to record and produce great music.
Founding member, guitarist and songwriter for the Hepburns. They recorded a number of singles and ep's in the 1980's. A classic case of 'before their time', if they were up and coming now they'd be picked up like a shot!
Meinir Gwilym, new talent from the old country.
Meinir has established herself as one of the best selling Welsh language artists ever, and she's just getting into her stride!
Born and raised in the small village of Llangristiolus in the heart of the Isle of Anglesey (Ynys Môn) off the North Wales coast, singer-songwriter Meinir Gwilym has established herself as one of the best selling Welsh language artists ever.
'Love Changes Everything', 'Aspects of Love', 'Les Miserables' and 'Phantom of the Opera' are his numerous musicals. He has, several solo albums to his name. Also Eurovision 1992 with 'One step out of Time'.
Founder member of Man. Lead guitarist and vocalist.