Cerys Mathews….Telfords Warehouse
The ‘Cerys by Candlelight’ Tour will roll into town and snuggle down in the Telford’s Warehouse for a festive feast of music , poetry , and the purely unexpected that makes each and every Cerys Matthews live show a unique experience.
It’s a long way from her late 90s huge Catatonia hits and media bits that were essential to the zeitgeist of the times. Her talents have since emerged in her widely successful solo albums , ranging from ‘Cock A Hoop’, recorded in Nashville in 2003, through to 2009’s ‘Don’t Look Down’ and the more recent ‘Explorer’ (2011) which did what it said on the tin – taking the listener around the world in the same way that Cerys’ hugely popular BBC 6Music radio programme has made its reputation as a must- listen for any real music lover on a Sunday morning.
We must mention the beautiful Welsh language album ‘TIR’ (2010) , it is beautiful in its renditions of classic folk songs dear to Miss Matthews, complete with a booklet filled with the detailed background to the songs. It’s made it the best-selling Welsh language album of the 2000s, most of those sales arising outside of the homeland.
Cerys loves seeking out the magic not just in music, but in the written word. Following on from her first children’s book ‘Tales From The Deep’, published in 2011, she re-states her love of ‘the word’ in her debut book for Penguin about the history of children’s song (riddled with pages of singalong guides) which will see the light Easter 2013, before she embarks on a number of projects around her all-time favourite , Dylan Thomas.
In the meantime , we have a new album ‘Baby, It’s Cold Outside’ (2012), featuring 15 winter faves , sung with great gusto and humour , two qualities that no doubt Cerys will be looking for when she visits your local theatre. Be warned, you will all have little option but to sing along !