Friday 2 September 2011, 09:32
It's been a busy old summer for Colorama, aka Carwyn Ellis. He's played at every shindig, garden party, festival and radio session going. Just looking at his calendar, let alone living it, would make you dizzy. He's the proper travelling troubadour of old: made for the road, made for music and made for making melodies.
His CV is impressive: he's already worked with some of the biggest musicians in the business, including Oasis, Edwyn Collins, Shane MacGowan and many more, and yet again he's humble about such achievements. His first musical release was on a Japanese label called Noise McCartney back in 2008, and each release since then, whether a mini album or Christmas card, has been a delightful, warming musical experience. So accomplished are the melodies and so persistent the hooks, that they feel instantly familiar.
These new songs from Llyfr Llywio/Colouring Book (out 24 October on See Monkey Do Monkey) are no different - signature Colorama - and in advance of their release we asked Carwyn to come share a bit about his summer with us on BBC Radio Wales. Here's a clip from the interview:
With podcasts, lovely photography and videos - plus of course the music - do check out the Colorama website.