New Show: Gwenno

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New Show: Gwenno

We’re delighted to announce that we will be bringing Gwenno to the Hare & Hounds on Thursday 8th March 2018.

As a member of the girl group-loving¬†Pipettes,¬†Gwenno Saunders¬†became well known to discerning pop fans worldwide. The Welsh-born singer/musician had a rich performing life both before and after she donned a polka dot dress. Born in Cardiff, Wales to a poet father and a mother who was a member of a socialist vocal choir,¬†Saunders¬†started her performing life early. She began dancing at the age of five, and eventually made it all the way to Las Vegas as a member of a production of¬†Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance¬†before turning to music. Singing in Welsh, she began recording electro-pop, eventually releasing two EPs (M√īr Hud in 2002 and Vodya in 2004) before joining up with¬†the Pipettes¬†in 2005. While recording and touring with them, she found time to concentrate on her own solo work, releasing the U & I mini-album in 2007. The¬†Pipettes¬†went through lineup changes until only¬†Gwenno¬†and her sister¬†Ani¬†were left to record their second album, 2010’s¬†Earth vs. the Pipettes. The band broke up the next year and¬†Gwenno¬†ended up playing keyboards for Australian dance act¬†Pnau¬†in 2012 as they toured with¬†Elton John¬†backing their joint¬†Good Morning to the Night¬†album. That same year, she returned to her Welsh roots for the solo EP¬†Ymbelydredd¬†under the name¬†Gwenno¬†and soon began work on more solo material. After releasing a string of EPs for the Welsh label Peski that saw her expanding her lo-fi electro-pop sound into something bigger and more impressive, she released her first solo album,¬†Y Dydd Olaf, in 2014. The album, which is sung entirely in Welsh and Cornish and is based on Owain Owain’s 1976 sci-fi novel of the same name, sold out its first pressing and she was soon signed to Heavenly Records, which reissued the album in July of 2015.

Tickets on sale this Friday (24th November) at 10am, and can be purchased here.

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