Hailing from Cardiff via Carmarthen and London, singer-songwriter Aled Rheon draws from a childhood spent in rural Wales combined with love and life in the city. Performing in both English and his native Welsh, a quiet, lonesome grandeur sets his music apart; with haunting vocals, heartfelt lyrics and a unique finger-picking style sparking comparisons to the likes of Nick Drake.
Following the release of his critically-acclaimed debut EP Sêr yn Disgyn (‘Stars are Falling’), Aled was chosen as one of twelve artists featured during the second year of the BBC’s ‘Horizons’ project in 2015; resulting in high-profile appearances at Green Man Festival, Festival Number 6, WOMEX, The Hay Festival, FOCUS Wales, BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards as well as a session at the legendary BBC Maida Vale Studios.
Aled has made numerous television and radio appearances; including live sessions with Lisa Gwilym on BBC Radio Cymru C2, Bethan Elfyn on BBC Radio Wales and Steve Lamacq on BBC 6 Music; alongside airplay from fellow BBC Radio stalwarts Huw Stephens, Tom Robinson and Mary Anne Hobbs.
Summer 2016 welcomed new material from Aled in the form of double A-Side Single 'Stay With Me/Wrap Up Warm’ ahead of the release of the long awaited second EP ‘A Gorgeous Charge’.
Along with the new EP came the addition of backing band The Gorgeous Charge; bringing together a collective of musicians and songwriters from accross Wales; adding another layer to Aled’s already captivating live shows, both intimate and compelling; showcasing the full beauty of his songs, hinting at a new more ambitious organic sound and exciting things to come.
Building on the success of ‘A Gorgeous Charge’, Aled has taken time out this year to write new material with big things planned for 2019.
Aled's EP 'A Gorgeous Charge' is available to buy NOW: https://aledrheon.bandcamp.com/