Catatonia were an alternative rock band from Wales who gained popularity in the mid-to-late s. The band formed in after Mark Roberts met Cerys Matthews. Pegg was fired prior to work on their first studio album, Way Beyond Blue , and during the recording of the album the band was joined by drummer Aled Richards , who replaced Ieuan within the line-up. During the live promotional appearances for the album the band was joined by guitarist Owen Powell. This latest incarnation of the band lasted until its' dissolution in
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From pop star to parent to national treasure this is the definitive Cerys interview. A dizzying parade of stalls offering a cornucopia of goods of every description from fruit and veg to fashion and antiques provide a potent hit for the senses that lights up a bitterly cold grey February day in West London. There are, as you would imagine, plenty of tourists brandishing cameras and smart phones, as alert as meerkats on their toes surveying the picturesque vista around them for that perfect photo opportunity. Benefiting greatly from this is a bearded and bequiffed saxophone player jump-jiving his way through an impressive rockabilly routine, attracting a queue of amateur snappers eager to take his picture, all for a few quid in his upturned cap. Several hundred yards away is the house where Welsh film don Rhys Ifans famously appeared in his pants in the movie Notting Hill. Inside the Distillery, Cerys Matthews , an old friend of Ifans from the days when they knocked about together at Welsh language gigs, has taken her seat in a booth next to a window in the ground-floor bar. Well, never, actually.
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We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. The former frontwoman of the multimillion-selling s band Catatonia is not only a happy mother of three, she has carved out a new career as an author and broadcaster and presents a weekly radio programme on BBC 6 Music which is the most listened to digital-only show in the country. Such is her passion now about embracing the simple joys of life, Cerys has founded a nature-inspired music festival, celebrating all the outdoors has to offer and focusing on wellbeing. As well as music and food there are workshops, demonstrations and activities including abseiling, foraging, pottery, cider-making, axe-throwing and boat-building. You can have a go at wood carving, find out how denim is made, see how ropes are made. Life is always so fast-paced that this allows you to switch off and enjoy the best of the great outdoors. There were relentless reports of her battle with drink and drugs and in she checked into rehab.