I am a an award winning musician, film maker, sound artist and writer from Swansea, South Wales. Many of my Welsh and English language singles have been regularly played on 6 MUSIC, BBC Radio Wales, BBC Radio Cymru, Amazing Radio, and independent, local and college radio stations throughout the world. I have gigged all over the UK at some of the UK's most renowned venues and festivals including: The Troubadour, The Cavern, The Half Moon Putney, How The Light Gets In, Focus Wales, Glass Butter Beach, Stroud Fringe, Cardiff's Millennium Centre, Glyn Vivian Art Gallery and many more of the UK's venues.
My award-winning films and sound installations have been featured in galleries all over the world including Wales, England, Switzerland, Italy, Germany, the US, Spain, Portugal and Russia.
Awards and Exhibitions:
These Streets (2020) **Commission from the ‘Unlocking Our Sound Heritage’ project of the National Library of Wales**
Contactless Deliveries (2020) **Displayed at the Edel Assanti Gallery, London**
In the Footsteps of Ghosts (With Pavel Otdelnov) (2020) **Honourable mention at the New York Film Festival and Winner, ‘Best Documentary’ at the Moscow Shorts International Film Festival, featured in The Moscow Times Newspaper, Displayed at Mission Gallery Swansea**
Best Take the Tram (2019) **Created for the Poetic Marathon In memory of Boris Ruzhiy organised by The Museum of Literary Life Of The Urals, Yekaterinburg, and Displayed at Dostoevsky Library, Moscow**
Stop the War (2019) **Displayed at the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea and featured on the Stop the War website**
Separated Worlds (2019) (With Victoria Lomasko) **Displayed at the Cartoon Museum, Basel, Switzerland
Vibrations (2018) **Winner Castell Prize at The Barcelona International Film Festival,Displayed at the Glynn Viviann Gallery Swansea**
Some nice quotes some nice people have said about my Music and Films:
"I can't recommend this short film highly enough. Mesmerizing images, moving comments by artist Pavel Otdelnov about an industrial past that was his family's life, beautifully put together by filmmaker Geraint Rhys." Michele A. Berdy, Moscow Times
"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 stunning record, a really good indie stomper in his native welsh... one of those records that is very infectious even if you don't understand the language." Charlie Ashcroft, Amazing Radio
"Welsh artist Geraint Rhys is defined as a “political artist”, and at first, I was somewhat confused by what that meant. It was until I listened to his music, especially his song “The Lost Generation” that I truly understood the meaning." Turtle Tempo
"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?
“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