Derwyddon Dr Gonzo

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Derwyddon Dr Gonzo
Derwyddon.jpg
From left to right: Ifan Dafydd, Ifan Jams, Ifan Tomos, Cai Dyfan (rear), Sion Garth, Berwyn Jones, Dafydd Meirion, Morys Williams, performing at the Latitude Festival, 2008
Background information
Origin Llanrug, Wales
Genres Funk, Ska, Afro-beat
Years active 2005–2011
Labels Copa (Sain Wales)
Associated acts Gwyneth Glyn
Dorian Phillips
Miriam Isaac
Ed Holden (Mr Phormula)
Band Pres Llareggub
Website Official site
Members Ifan Tomos – Rhythm Guitar, Vocals
Llion Gethin – Lead Guitar
Ifan Dafydd - Keyboards
Cai Dyfan - Drums
Dewi Foulkes - Bass
Ifan Jams – Percussion, Rapping
Berwyn Jones - Trumpet
Sion Garth - Cornet
Dafydd Meirion – Tenor Sax
Morys Williams - Baratone Sax!

Derwyddon Dr Gonzo were a Welsh-language funk and ska band from Llanrug, north west Wales. Having reached number one in Siart C2 (Welsh Language Music Chart), their music has received airplay on BBC Radio Cymru, BBC Radio 1 and Serbian radio.[1] The band performed regularly on the Welsh language scene circuit, in addition to larger festivals such as Latitude Festival, Wakestock, Sŵn, Sesiwn Fawr Dolgellau and Maes B at the National Eisteddfod.[2] Their second EP, Chaviach/Bwthyn was released on the Copa Label in 2008. On 27 July 2009 the band released their second album, Stonk!, on the Copa label, and recorded at the Wings for Jesus Studio in Cardiff by Sir Doufus Styles.

Discography[edit]

  • Ffandango (2006)
  • K.O/Madrach (Ciwdod, 2007)
  • Chaviach/Bwthyn (Copa, 2008)
  • Stonk! (Copa, 2009)

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Derwyddon Dr Gonzo yn dod i ben". Golwg360. 2008-10-31. Retrieved 2011-03-11. 
  2. ^ "Derwyddon Dr Gonzo yn dod i ben". Golwg360. 2008-10-31. Retrieved 2011-03-11. 
  3. ^ Band profile on bbc.co.uk

External links[edit]