Gruff Rhys + Cerys Hafana (live) & Jarvis Cocker (DJ) (Live Music)
8.00pm The Sub Rooms. £30.00
In a career that has taken him from the slate-mining towns of north-west Wales, down to the expat communities of Patagonia, up to the Mandan tribe of the Great Plains and across to the Tuareg rock groups of the Sahara, Gruff Rhys, one of Britain’s most beloved and successful singer-songwriters, has always been willing to follow an opportunity, wherever it may lead him. “At this point I quite like working with serendipity,” he says. Not in a cosmic way, but I try to leave things open to chance encounters and chance geography. As I’m around 25 albums in I’m always looking for ways to make a different sounding record.” If that doesn’t qualify him as a NeoAncient we don’t know what does….
Cerys Hafana is a composer and multi-instrumentalist who mangles, mutates, and transforms traditional music. She explores the creative possibilities and unique qualities of the triple harp, and is also interested in found sounds, archival materials and electronic processing. She comes from Machynlleth, Wales, where rivers and roads meet on the way to the sea.
Plus, aftershow Jarvis Cocker “pagan" DJ set.