Inspired by Welsh traditional music and the guitar picking heroes of the 60s folk revival The Gentle Good create intricate yet beautiful modern folk music tinted with psychedelia.
Based around the song writing of Gareth Bonello, The Gentle Good have been performing since 2005, releasing several records including two albums that drew comparisons with such luminaries as Nick Drake, Martin Carthy, Bert Jansch, John Renbourn, John Martyn and Donovan.
As an experienced live act The Gentle Good have played at home and abroad at festivals such as Glastonbury, Latitude, The Green Man, End of the Road, The Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Lorient Interceltique and South by Southwest.
The Second album Tethered for the Storm is out now and features many of Cardiff’s finest musicians, as well as gorgeous string arrangements written by Seb Goldfinch and performed by the Mavron Quartet. Beautiful harmonies come courtesy of Welsh folk sirens Cate le bon and Lisa Jên.
Gareth was recently awarded the Composer of the Year Award 2011 by BBC Radio Cymru. This coming autumn Gareth will be spending time abroad working on a new album with traditional folk musicians to be released in 2012.
“Folk Beauty” – Huw Stephens BBC Radio 1
“Perffaith” (Perfect) 10/10 – Y Selar
“Breathtaking” Mojo 4 stars ****
“something of a folk genius” 8.5/10 – The 405
“…to be savoured and cherished” Artrocker 4 stars ****
“A wonderful soundscape to be explored” Maverick Country 3.5 stars****
“One of the most beautiful albums I’ve heard in a long time”
Folk Radio UK