The Gentle Good is the stage name of Cardiff based songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Gareth Bonello. Taking influence from the traditional music and folklore of Wales along with a myriad of sources from all over the world, Gareth creates timeless folk music in both English and Welsh.
The Gentle Good have released several critically acclaimed albums including ‘Tethered for the Storm’ (2011) and ‘Y Bardd Anfarwol’ (The Immortal Bard, 2013) both of which were nominated for the Welsh Music Prize. Y Bardd Anfarwol tells the story of the famous Chinese poet Li Bai and was written during a residency with the Chengdu Associated Theatre of Performing Arts in Southern China. It was awarded the Welsh language album of the year award in 2014 and was the inspiration behind an award winning play; ‘Rhith Gan’, which was staged by Theatr Genedlaethol at the National Eisteddfod in 2016.
Ivan Moult inhabits a curious, gentle space set between the 1970s folk/blues tradition and modern, confessional lyricism. Stylistically evoking the likes of Cat Stevens, John Martyn, Fleet Foxes and Belle And Sebastian, Moult’s acoustic guitar is granted further instrumental depth by Callum Duggan (double bass) and Richard Chitty (drums).
His 2010 debut EP, The Mine Canary, set critical hearts aflame resulting in radio airplay from Tom Robinson on BBC Radio 6, Bethan Elfyn on BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio Wales. This was then followed by two further acclaimed free release EPs: What’s In A Word in 2011, and Castle Class in 2012.
While effortlessly staking claim to the role of Bubblewrap’s pin-up model, Moult has also launched his debut album. Second Guessing was released in September 2014 following two years of ongoing development, re-development and precision fine-tuning. His sophomore album, ‘Longest Shadow’, was released in March 2018.
Live sessions brought to you by 4Pi Productions / On Par Productions / Bubblewrap Collective
Online Live Streaming – THE GENTLE GOOD + IVAN MOULT
8th October 2020