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Geraint Griffiths

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Geraint Griffiths is a singer-songwriter working mainly in the Welsh language. His first band was The Undecided, formed in 1965. He then moved to London where he led several bands in the early seventies - Limbotrol, Boots and Butty. His first Welsh language recordings was as a session musician with Edward H Dafis, Hergest and on the recording of the rock opera Nia Ben Aur. In 1976 he returned to Wales to join ex-members of Edward H, Sidan and the singer-song writer Endaf Emlyn to form Injaroc. The funk rock band lasted for twelve months leaving one album, Halen Y Ddaear. With ex-members of the three piece rock band Chwys, Geraint formed Eliffant. He was the lead singer and sole song writer. Eliffant stayed together for almost seven years, recording two albums, M.O.M. and Gwin Y Gwan and two singles. In 1984 Geraint started his solo career recording three albums of his own songs - Madras, Rebel and Ararat. Geraint was also one of the three soloists on the Welsh language version of Young Messiah, Teilwng Yw’r Oen. Most of his recording work and all of the above albums were on the Sain label. In 1992 he started his own record label, Diwedd Y Gwt. He released his first Diwedd Y Gwt album, Donegal, on cassette initially, and in 1998 re-released it on CD. Hewl, was released on CD in 1999, GLASTIR in 2001, Miya-Jima in 2005, Clwb Dydd Sadwrn in January 2007. The latest studio CD, released in November 2007, is Havana.

Geraint’s website: http://www.geraintgriffiths.com/

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