Y Bandana

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Y Bandana
OriginCaernarfon, Wales
GenresAlternative rock
Years active2007–2016
LabelsCopa (label of Sain)
Websitehttp://www.myspace.com/ybandana
MembersTomos Owens
Siôn Owens
Gwilym Bowen Rhys
Robin Jones

Y Bandana is a Welsh language alternative rock band that formed in Caernarfon in 2007.[1] The band is composed of brothers Tomos Owens (keyboard) and Siôn Owens (bass guitar), their cousin Gwilym Bowen Rhys (lead vocals, guitar) and Robin Jones (percussion).[1] They are known for combining humorous lyrics with catchy melodies.[2][2][3]

The band have achieved great success in the Welsh language rock scene and have been the recipients of numerous awards, including awards from the Welsh-language magazine "Y Selar" for best song three years running ("Cân y Tân" 2010, "Wyt ti'n nabod Mr Pei?" 2011, "Heno yn yr Anglesey" 2012) and best band three times in 2010, 2011 and 2012 as well as the award for best single 2012.[4][5] They featured frequently at the Maes B festival during the annual National Eisteddfod, with their ninth consecutive - and final - appearance in August 2016 at Abergavenny.[6][7] Shortly before the Eisteddfod, the band announced they will disband at the end of the year, with their last gig performed in their hometown in October 2016.[8]

The band was awarded in four categories in 'Gwobrau'r Selar 2016': Best Band; Best Song - Cyn i'r lle ma gau; Best Album - Fel Tôn Gron; Best Artwork - Fel Tôn Gron.

Gwilym Bowen Rhys is also a member of the folk band Plu with his sisters Elan and Marged,[9] and his first solo album came out in August 2016. Siôn Owens is also a member of the band uumar.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • Dal dy Drwyn/Cân y Tân (2010)[12]
  • Heno yn yr Anglesey/Geiban (2012)[13]
  • Mari Sâl (2014)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "News: The latest North Wales news from the Daily Post". dailypost.co.uk. Retrieved 18 August 2016.
  2. ^ a b "themmp.tv – the Mit Menschen Position". themmp.tv. Retrieved 18 August 2016.
  3. ^ "Argraffiadau". loisgwenllian.blogspot.com. Retrieved 18 August 2016.
  4. ^ "Cyhoeddi rhestrau byr Gwobrau'r Selar 2010 - Celfyddydau - Golwg360". golwg360.com. Retrieved 18 August 2016.
  5. ^ http://www.y-selar.com/news/llawn-dop-yng-ngwobraur-selar/
  6. ^ "BBC Cymru - C2 - Newyddion - Maes B 'Steddfod Bala 2009". bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 18 August 2016.
  7. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/wales/eisteddfod/2010/sites/guide/whatson/pages/maes_b.shtml
  8. ^ http://www.facebook.com/75870187994/photos/a.10150401606267995.439982.75870187994/10155208553237995/
  9. ^ http://juxtapozedblog.wordpress.com/2012/10/14/elan-rhys-from-plu/
  10. ^ "- Y Bandana - Copa - Sain Records - Music from Wales". sainwales.com. Retrieved 18 August 2016.
  11. ^ "Y Bandana - Bywyd Gwyn - Copa - Sain Records - Music from Wales". sainwales.com. Retrieved 18 August 2016.
  12. ^ "Dal dy Drwyn - Single by Y Bandana on Apple Music". itunes.apple.com. Retrieved 18 August 2016.
  13. ^ "Heno yn yr Anglesey - Single by Y Bandana on Apple Music". itunes.apple.com. Retrieved 18 August 2016.

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