Stay With Me - Aled Rheon
This Boxing Day we head to Cardiff to meet our next LCM featured artist Welsh singer-songwriter Aled Rheon. Hailing from Cardiff via Carmarthen and London, Aled draws from a childhood spent in rural Wales combined with love and life in the city. Performing in both English and his native Welsh, a quiet, lonesome grandeur sets his music apart; with haunting vocals, heartfelt lyrics and a unique finger-picking style sparking comparisons to the likes of Nick Drake. Our LCM #TrackOfTheDay is the the wonderful 'Stay With Me' taken from his latest EP 'A Gorgeous Charge' released in November 2016.
Following the release of his critically-acclaimed debut EP 'Sêr yn Disgyn' (‘Stars are Falling’) in 2013, Aled was chosen as one of twelve artists featured during the second year of the BBC’s ‘Horizons’ project; resulting in high-profile appearances at Green Man Festival, Festival Number 6, WOMEX, The Hay Festival, FOCUS Wales and the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.
Alongside numerous television and radio appearances throughout 2015 as well as a session at London’s legendary Maida Vale Studios, the addition of backing band 'The Gorgeous Charge' added another layer to Aled’s already captivating live shows, both intimate and compelling; showcasing the full beauty of his songs
Kicking off with a live session for Steve Lamacq on BBC 6 Music alongside airplay from fellow BBC Radio stalwarts Huw Stephens, Tom Robinson and Mary Anne Hobbs, 2016 welcomed new material in the form of double A-Side Single 'Stay With Me/Wrap Up Warm', hinting at a more ambitious and organic sound ahead of the release of second EP ‘A Gorgeous Charge’ in November 2016; marked with a special sold out launch show at Cardiff’s Chapter Arts Centre. Watch out for Aled in 2018.
If you a wondering why Aled looks a little familiar. his brother Iwan played 'Ramsey' Bolton in the epic series 'Game Of Thrones'.