Eleri Angharad is a Country artist from Swansea, South Wales. Inspired by a North American road trip, where she performed in Nashville, Greensboro, Chicago and New York, Eleri blends traditional US Country Music storytelling with the catchy melodies of modern Pop, drawing influences from James Taylor, Kacey Musgraves and Taylor Swift.
Captivated by Nashville artists, unapologetically spilling their hearts out with stories of heartbreak, travelling and coming home, Eleri explores these themes in her upcoming album ‘Earthbound’; body of work based on her travels around the US, Ireland and Sweden, co-written with former Catatonia writer and guitarist, Owen Powell and Cardiff based singer/songwriter Naomi Rae.
Tracks include latest single ‘This Ship’ released in October 2018, the story of a stormy breakup, that in its first week gained over 2,500 streams on Spotify. This release also gained Eleri recognition as Swansea Music Hub’s Artist of the Week.
Eleri’s previous EP All I Can Do (Train Track Records 2016) was funded by the BBC Horizons scheme and garnered airplay on BBC Wales, 6MUSIC and Nation Radio. Welsh Language single ‘Dal Fi’ was playlisted on BBC Radio Cymru for 8 weeks.
Based in Swansea Eleri has sold out hometown shows and tours up and down the South Coast including Cardiff, Bristol and Southampton. She has performed at Big Cwtch, KAYA, Cardiff HUB fest, Edinburgh Fringe and Stockholm’s Folkcentrum. She is currently booking a UK wide tour for April 2019.