BEACONS PRESENTS... / BANNAU YN CYFLWYNO...
WELSH MUSIC INDUSTRY CONFERENCE FOR YOUNG PEOPLE BY YOUNG PEOPLE
CYNHADLEDD DIWYDIANT CERDDORIAETH I POBL IFANC CAN POBL IFANC
CARDIFF / CAERDYDD 19-21 may/mai 2022
THURSDAY / DYDD IAU 19 MAY/MAI
19:00: LAUNCH PARTY / PARTI LANSIO
PORTERS (HARLECH COURT, Bute Terrace, Cardiff CF10 2FE)
Fans of Solange and Jill Scott will revel in the warmth of Eädyth’s soulful, soaring vocals, whilst fans of Massive Attack will enjoy the combination of fractured beats with melancholic and powerful production. 2021 was a high note for Eädyth, she has continued to receive support and acknowledgement for her releases through the challenging period.. At the beginning of 2021 she released a double sided welsh/english single ‘Breuddwyd/Dream’ on Welsh language music day, and also collaborated and released welsh single ‘Paradwys’ with Wales based singer/songwriter Foxxglove, and singer for MawpitBand Cait Johansen, which was funded and supported by BBC Wales, Wales Arts Council and BBC Horizons. Alongside her new music career, Eädyth has had continued acknowledgment and opportunities for her sound designing skills. She was the composer for Cardiff’s Sherman Theatre’s ‘The Merthyr Stigmatist’, and is continuing to work alongside the theatre as a sound designer/composer. Eädyth also received support from Wales based artist talent agency BLOCS and was showcased on 5 different stages in North Wales’s international multi-venue festival FOCUS Wales at the end of 2021. This year will bring many exciting opportunities for Eädyth. She is currently working in her home studio, on her new EP ‘Heal Yourself’ which will be released this year.
SAGE TODZ (21:40)
Introducing Nookee, twin fronted family of friends from Cardiff. Driven by roots of infectious layered harmonies woven in to old school, sunny side up rhythm and blues. A big experimental soup of Soul, Latin, catchy licks and cowboy slide, all glazed with punchy aesthetics to quench the hunger of your eyes and your ears.
Minas is the project from Cardiffmusician andproducer James Minas.Hissongs tell stories of a chequered past over a mix of deep melodic soundscapes and loud, aggressivestanzas. Covering subjects from personal struggles with mental health to finding a place in the societywe have.Minas alongside his live band are garneringa reputation for their ferocious and lively showsand 2022 is set to be the most exciting year yet for them.As a producer James isbuildinga new soundaround theSouth Wales sceneand beyondwith a numberof artistsspanning different genres,but as an artist he presents brutal honesty,going against his naturaldefencesto present themost open and vulnerableversion of himself.Minaswas born in Athens,grew up in the circus with parents who were heavily involved in the 1980’sPunk scene and then movedWales as a teenager. Minas aims to create music that discusses thesethings and ends with an empowering feeling of hope, something we all need in right now.