Richard James and Gareth Bonello

After gigging together for several years and collaborating on each other’s records, Rich and Gareth have finally decided to co-write an album. Two fingerpicked guitars, two vocals and a myriad of influences from near and far combine to create spellbinding music in both Welsh and English.


Richard James is a songwriter from Carmarthen and a founder member of Gorky’s Zygotic Monkey. He has released several critically acclaimed solo albums and also writes soundtracks for film and television. His infamous set at Fire in the Mountain 2012 was testament to the importance of sicking to the ‘two pint rule’.


Gareth Bonello is from Cardiff and plays under the stage name The Gentle Good. He has released three critically acclaimed albums, the most recent of which ‘Y Bardd Anfarwol 'combines Welsh and Chinese folk music to wonderful effect.