Carwyn Ellis & Rio 18 - London


New River Studios

199 Eade Road N4 1DN London

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Carwyn Ellis & Rio 18
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Friday 9th August 2019
New River Studios, London
£12 adv | 8pm - 11pm | 18+

On sale Wednesday 12th June at 10am
Carwyn Ellis & Rio 18 - the first solo release for the Colorama frontman Carwyn Ellis under his own name - release their debut album, Joia! on Banana & Louie Records on Friday June 28th 2019. Recorded in Rio de Janeiro, Caernarfon and London, the album is a bold, innovative and colourful collection of songs sung in Welsh combined with distinct pop and Latin American flavours drawn from Bossa Nova, Cumbia, Samba and Tropicalismo styles.

MOJO (July edition, 4/5 stars): “The results deserve to be the feelgood hit of summer 2019: right from the ragga-cumbia of opener Unman, with its surf guitar and retro synths, it hits the spot.”

UNCUT (April): “From Caernarfon to Carnival – the Colorama frontman recruits a band of crack Brazilian musicians for an album of lusty Welsh tropicalia.”

LAUREN LAVERNE (While You Were Sleeping track of the day): “A little bit of Welsh language bossa to start the day? Why not? They’ve even got one of the tickly monkeys in the background... just LOVE it!”

HUW STEPHENS (standing in for Lamacq on 6 Music): “That was Tywydd Hafen Iâ from the album - ice cream weather, sounds like it as well. SO good!”

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