Cardiff City’s Championship Celebrations Timeline was officially announced earlier this afternoon, with an eclectic mix of musical entertainment providing the perfect soundtrack to the day.
Cardiff Bay celebrations begin in earnest at 3.00pm from Roald Dahl Plass, BBC’s Alex Winters hosting proceedings. Special guests will be introduced on stage throughout the course of the afternoon and early evening, with live bands and musicians performing popular feel-good tunes to get you in the party spirit. Below is a little bit about each of our talented contributors – click on their pictures to watch live performances!
South Wales-born Wynne is one of the UK’s most exciting tenors, his debut album ‘A Song in my Heart’ going straight in at number one in the Classical Music Charts. He enjoys a close association with Welsh National Opera where he has worked as a principal for the last 15 years singing over 50 major roles. He has also worked as a principal all over the world including with the Royal Opera House, English National Opera, Opera Lyon, Scottish Opera and Glyndebourne. Many of you will also recognise Wynne from his television role as Gio Compario in the Go Compare adverts!
To find out more about Wynne, visit www.wynneevans.co.uk
THE BOY ROYALS
Veterans of the Canton Stage, The Boy Royals bring their sound together with a love of iconic British bands, such as The Who Manic Street Preachers, whilst blending it with the spikier side of indie rock. Their attitude and ability to write such anthemic songs has seen the band sharing stages up and down the UK with the likes of Hard-Fi, Feeder and The View.
The Boy Royals have gained support from numerous BBC Radio 1 and 6 music DJ’s, with their previous single ‘Teenage Sky’. Steve Lamacq chose them as his ‘New Favourite Band’ whilst Huw Stephens selected their single to be his ‘Next Hype’, as well as inviting them to play one of his select showcase nights.
The boys look the part too. Strong alliances with the Pretty Green and Weekend Offender clothing labels have fledged the band to make suave appearances at fashion events, notably playing Berlin Fashion Week.
To find out more, visit www.facebook.com/theboyroyals
TENORS OF ROCK
Gareth Richards and Producer, Matthew Brind came together to formTOR (Tenors of Rock)– one of the newest, most exciting vocal groups around. Formed with six of the best male rock voices in the UK, the concept was to reinvent the standard male vocal group and create a seriously high profile rock experience. The vocal range and harmonic complexity really pushes new boundaries and sets TOR apart from their contemporaries .
To find out more, visit www.tenorsofrock.com
Ever spent a Sunday evening in O’Neill’s, St. Mary Street? If so, then you’re more than likely to have spent it supping a Guinness and revelling in the artistry of Sash and Nigel who together, are SM. Simplistic, acoustic, but most strikingly LOUD – these two musicians turn the considered musical ‘safety’ of two acoustic guitars into the sound of a five-piece rock band. Sure to be one of your favourites in Sunday, get ready for some SM singalongs like you’ve never experienced before!
To find out more, visit www.myspace.com/bitofsandm
TheBostonPlan– fronted by Cardiff-born Ross Bourge – are putting a contemporary stamp on some old school Funky/Pop. After releasing their debut EP and music video at the end of 2010 TheBostonPlan got everyone talking! It instantly won them support slots with chart topping acts such as Professor Green and Ellie Goulding. They also received praise from Gavin and Stacey’s, Matt Horne and were invited to play to a sold out London crowd with the man himself! This summer they have already played shows with the likes of The Wanted, Alexandra Burke, Aggro Santos, Eliza Doolittle and Tinchy Stryder! You’re sure to love them.
To find out more, visit www.facebook.com/TheBostonPlan
Think Radio One’s Live Lounge and you’re on the right track with these talented gents. Bespoke are a professional and very experienced acoustic duo, performing live music for over 15 years at a multitude of events. Stripped back and unique, these guys will give you the perfect chill factor.
To find out more, visit www.bespokeacousticduo.co.uk
Fresh on the back of their Cardiff City Stadium performance last Saturday, BROTHER STEVE hit the South Wales music scene in mid 2010 to a rapturous applause! After a couple of line up changes, the band have been able to build on the foundations of their melodic rock sound and reach out to audiences at South Wales’s premier live music venues. Listen out for their catchy rock’n’roll tunes and watch out for their unique live performance this Sunday.
To find out more, visitwww.myspace.com/brotherstevemusic
For a full timeline of events including player appearances and the open-top bus parade, CLICK HERE