"it’s a measure of the success of Rhys’s music that the repeated line “We can’t hold on to what we don’t have” stays with the listener long after the song has ended, both as a catchy pop lyric and a powerful political statement.' Owain Rhys Williams, Wales Arts Review
A Fantastic new honest, political, and poignant artist in his own right” Bethan Elfyn, BBC Radio Wales
“South Wales’ Geraint Rhys is able to deliver an admirable down-to-earth quality to his work. Whether it’s his genuine voice and lyrics…..Geraint’s music is easy to love” A Music Blog Yea? (Top 5 Canadian Music Blog)
“Think Again is an energetic track that could also be described as folk rock in a similar style as Frank Turner” Fresh on The Net
“Manages to put melancholic guitar work to fine use….. beautiful and poignant” Stencil Magazine
Hailing from Swansea South Wales, Geraint Rhys is an Independent artist with a lot to say. Merging his own social commentary with personal experience, his lyrics are poignant and powerful. His reflective approach to song writing leaves no stone unturned as he touches upon subjects as diverse as politics, culture, power and history, to love, hate, lust and greed. By doing so he is producing a political pop music which reflects those bands that have inspired him such as the Manic Street Preachers, the Smiths, Public Enemy and Pussy Riot.
Reggae, folk, rock and pop influences stream through his music where he mixes his messages with memorable melodies. This combined with a soulful and powerful voice has produced a serious artist with a clear message of intent which sounds like a mixture between Frank Turner, The Police and Jeff Buckley.
Since self-releasing his first single ‘Think Again’ in 2013, many of his singles have been regularly played on BBC Radio Wales BBC Radio Cymru, BBC 6 Music, Amazing Radio, Union Jack Radio and many local radio stations in the UK, Europe and Canada. Many of these tracks featured on his Debut album 'All That Is Left Is Us' which he self-released in 2015.
In 2017 he released a political trilogy of tracks, all with hard-hitting videos. The second of which went viral in Catalunya.
Geraint has gigged all over Wales and the UK however Notable gigs and venues include: The Troubadour, The Half Moon Putney, How The Light Gets In (Hay on Wye), Focus Wales (supporting Euros Childs), Glass Butter Beach (Main Stage), Stroud Fringe (Main Stage), Cardiff's Millennium Centre, and he has also had the pleasure of playing a gig for the lovely people of Girona in Catalunya.
About his music Geraint Rhys says “I think that mainstream music can ask big questions without having to reduce itself to sex or boasting about how much money or material possessions someone has. Because of this I’m trying to create a political pop music which is organic, exciting, and likeable. I am also trying to show that people can be creative with little or no money by producing and releasing self-made music videos with South Wales based director Simon Bartlett. The music I produce is very much a reflection of what I listen to which is quite diverse so when I play live I play with my band ‘The Lost Generation’ and try to put as much energy into my performances as all the artists I admire did and still do. I will always argue that music should make people think, but I also want them to dance too."