Cerys Matthews

Cerys Matthews is a singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, author and broadcaster. She hosts a Sunday morning music show on BBC 6 Music, makes documentaries for television as well as BBC Radio 2 and 4 and is a regular writer and presenter for the Culture Show and the One Show. Cerys won gold at the Sony Radio Academy Awards and her Penguin published sing-a-long book Hook, Line and Singer has been a bestseller. She has served as creative director for the World music expo and as a judge for the Dylan Thomas literary prize, 2013.¬†Cerys has, since childhood, collected, sung and played traditional songs from Wales, Ireland, Scotland and England, and has gone on to share them with audiences worldwide. She remains an avid collector of songs from all over the globe.¬†She was lead singer and songwriter for multi-million selling band Catatonia, and duets with Sir Tom Jones on perennial winter favourite ‘Baby, It’s Cold Outside’.