30th August 2010




Paul Brett, journalist for UK magazine 'Acoustic Magazine,' was approached by Sarah Louise Owen, one of Wales's top young singer/songwriters to arrange a showcase for acoustic artistes, based in Wales. Paul came up with an idea to bring in the Caernarfon & Denbigh Herald to co-promote the evening. Reporter Dion Jones took the idea to the Editor, Linda Roberts and she agreed to take part. The C&D will run weekly profiles on the acts taking part, thus giving them local exposure leading up to the gig.

Sarah arranged to hold the gig at Y Fricsan in Cwm-y-Glo, which is situated right in the heart of Snowdonia. The venue's owner Ted Silverster is supplying the room and Greg Byatt of Alpha Palace Production will be filming the event. Paul says: "This is a great idea. The acts taking part will have a visual reference of their performance, as will the evening as a whole, and this can be used  in all sorts of promotional ways in the future. If successful, it may be a way forward for other local acts and venues across the UK, and especially in rural areas, to organise similar events on a roots level. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that Sarah's hard work will bear fruition on the night for everyone concerned".

The gig will be held on Sunday 26th September. 7.30 onwards, free of charge. Artistes taking part are: Sarah Louise Owen, Gadjo Jazz, Gwilym Morus, Something Personal (Unplugged), Dion Jones, Colin Roberts, Chloe Leavers and Math Bolton.


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