TUNE The Gentle Good - Yfed Gyda'r Lleuad
The Gentle Good is Cardiff-born songwriter Gareth Bonello and he releases new AA single ’Yfed Gyda’r Lleuad / Meddyliau Distaw’r Nos’ on Bubble Wrap Records. Both are taken from his beautiful new album ’Y Bardd Fanfaron’ (09.12), a loving mix of Welsh and Chinese traditional music, themed on the life of the Tang Dynasty poet Li Bai. For it, Gareth travelled to Chengdu, China for a 6 week artistic residency with the Chengdu Associated Theatre of Performing Arts. Returning to Wales, he hooked up with long time collaborator Seb Goldfinch, The Marvon String Quartet and the UK Chinese Ensemble to complete the project.
Over 2 previous solo releases and numerous collaborations, Gareth has been nominated for the Welsh Music Prize, awarded Composer of the Year at last year’s BBC Radio Cymru’s RAP Awards and perform around the world, from car parks in Austin, to the Forbidden City Concert Hall in Beijing.
Live: 25.10 - Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff; 31.10 - Clwb Canol Dre, Caernarfon; 02.11 - Mozarts, Swansea. More tbc.