In collaboration with Follow Your Arrow UK, we are so excited to be announcing our second ‘The Hidden Lyrics‘ event, at Tiny Rebel, Cardiff, on 31st May, featuring welsh artists and Buckle and Boots headliners, Aaron Goodvin and Jessie G.
‘The Hidden Lyrics’ event delves into the attention-to-detail, passion and artistic talent that goes into creating a song. Each of the featured songwriters will strip back their songs to the bare bones, sharing with the audience the story behind them and their songwriter process, before performing them acoustically. Each artist will perform three songs each at the in-the-round style event.
About the artists
Jessie G is from the West Coast of America and comes from four generations of West Coast commercial fishing. She is currently an active-duty military wife within the Special Forces Green Beret community, and has been the only signed artist to Redneck Records under Grammy award winning artist, Gretchen Wilson. Jessie G is a seasoned performer who has played many of the biggest venues, stadiums, arenas, and festivals across the states. Jessie has shared the stage and toured with country stars including Kid Rock, Hank Williams Jr., Gretchen Wilson, Brothers Osborne, Brantley Gilbert, Ashley McBryde, Lynard Skynard, Big & Rich, and many more! Her new song ‘Lust’ is out now.
Matt Wynn grew up in Flint Hill, Missouri in the Midwest of the United States, a tiny town of 600 people. Matt enjoyed creative writing in school, but it was at church that laid the foundation for his love of singing and his faith that has guided him through and can be found in many of the songs he writes. A seasoned performer, he has opened for artists including Luke Combs, Maren Morris, Brothers Osborne, Sam Hunt and many more. Matt feeds off the energy of the crowd and enjoys connecting with his audience the most. He moved to Nashville in 2015 and his hit single ‘Dangerous’ is out now.
Connor Christian is the frontman and principal songwriter of the band The Southern Gothic. The son of an American serviceman and diplomat, Connor has travelled around the world from six months old, to places including Los Angeles, Singapore, South Korea and Belgium. Never stopping long enough anywhere to call it a hometown, he took pieces from every stop and it led him to find his calling in singing. He has performed 3000 shows since forming the band with drummer Shawn Thacker and a revolving cast of musicians in Atlanta. The bands second album ‘New Hometown’ debuted #1 on Billboard’s Heatseeker chart and #17 on their country albums chart. The same month, the first single from the record, “Sheets Down” reached #1 on CMT’s Pure Country 12-Pack Countdown. 2023 will debut their first full length album in nearly 10 years, “One More For the Road”. Their new single ‘Rich Folks’ is out now.
Aaron Goodvin is a multi-award winning, double platinum selling Canadian country artist. With a total of 78 million streams and two number one singles in Canada for ‘Boy Like Me’ and ‘You Are’, Aaron Goodvin continues to top the Canadian charts, having had 7 top ten singles. He is an 11 CCMA nominated songwriter, winning in 2018 Songwriter of the Year for ‘Lonely Drum’.
Caitlin Mae is an award winning Welsh singer/songwriter and acoustic guitarist whose vocal abilities and energy are reminiscent of a young Taylor Swift. When she was just 17 years old, Caitlin Mae performed with Country music superstar Carrie Underwood. Caitlin Mae continues to perform across the UK, and in the USA touring Nashville and Indiana. Her latest single ‘Seasons Change’, follows the success of her last release, ‘Fiona’, which debuted at number 1 in the singer/songwriter iTunes Charts, and was also crowned an “A-List” song by the BBC Radio Wales for two weeks running.
Paterson is an up and coming Welsh singer and songwriter who describes her music as ‘quirky and country-influenced’. She is a BBC Radio Wales A-list artist and she has performed at a number of festivals across the UK and she sings in both English and Welsh Her latest single ‘Hey Soul Sister’, a cover of the song by ‘Train’ is out now.
Lloyd Jerwood grew up in Wales and started writing songs from the age of 11. His music bridges the gap between dreamy euphoric pop and a quietly informed introspection typical of singer- songwriters. He has been supported by BBC Radio Wales and is a regular on the Welsh A List. Armed with a guitar and a monster pedalboard, Lloyd’s shows are as down to earth and fun as he is, a true crowd pleaser, his sets flow between upbeat pop to stripped back singer songwriter. This year Jerwood has released two singles ‘Out Loud!’ and ‘Smokescreen’.