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Cerys Matthews

30/40's Welsh, Lyrical/Emotive/Distinctive
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Cerys Matthews


Cerys Matthews is a London based Welsh broadcaster, musician and author.

A familiar voice on the radio, she programmes and hosts shows on BBC Radio 2 and BBC 6 Music, is a frequent guest on BBC Radio 4 and 3, and the BBC One Show as cultural roving reporter.

Cerys recently featured alongside Benjamin Zephaniah and Guy Garvey for the acclaimed 'The Lost Words' project. She also recorded alongside Stephen Fry and Tilda Swinton for the audio version of 'Moby Dick'. She will soon be heard on the sister project, voicing Coleridge's 'The Rime of the Ancient Mariner'.

She has narrated Dylan Thomas’s 'A Child's Christmas' to music she also composed. This version was played in its entirely on BBC Radio 4.

A fluent English, Spanish and Welsh speaker, her sing a long book, 'Hook, Line and Singer' published by Penguin, was a Sunday Times bestseller, and her most recent publication 'Where the Wild Cooks Go'which includes a Spotify playlist and poems, has topped the Amazon Food and Travel chart. She has two children’s books under her belt, 'Tales from the Deep' and 'Gelert'. Her album of traditional Welsh songs, ‘Tir’ is the biggest selling Welsh language album of the past ten years.

Cerys has won many awards over the years; as a member of multi-million selling band Catatonia, and for her broadcasting work including broadcaster of the year at the SONY Academy Radio awards, a St David award for services to culture from the First Minister of Wales, an MBE and an honorary degree in music from Swansea University. You can also hear her singing perennial favourite, ‘Baby Its Cold Outside', with her fellow country man , Sir Tom Jones.




Visual - Football Association Wales TVC

Visual - A Child's Christmas