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Cerys Matthews

Cerys joins 6 Music

Ex-Catatonia singer to fill in for Nemone in the summer
19 May 2009 - Cerys Matthews is set to become a daily presenter at 6 Music in the summer.

The former Catatonia singer will take over Nemone's lunchtime show (1pm-4pm) from June, who goes on maternity leave.

Cerys, who has previously filled in on the station and currently presents A Month Of Sundays – where she plays the music she loves – said she is excited to become a fixture in the 6 Music team.

She said: "It's been 20 years since I first started in music, and these last few months hosting shows for 6 Music have been as exciting as ever.

"I get to play lost gems from my record collection as well as choose new music and, on top of that, there's live music in The Hub and weird and wonderful guests to meet.

"Seeing the responses streaming back in via text and email from the listeners is simply addictive and to have this experience on a daily basis will be an absolute pleasure."
"To have this experience on a daily basis will be an absolute pleasure." Cerys Matthews.

The singer-songwriter will share the airwaves with the likes of Guy Garvey (lead singer of Elbow, Sundays, 10.00pm-12midnight), Bruce Dickinson (lead singer of Iron Maiden, Fridays, 9.00pm-12midnight) and Huey Morgan (lead singer of Fun Lovin' Criminals, Sundays 2.00-3.30pm).
Bob Shennan, Radio 2 and 6 Music controller, said: "Cerys' amazing passion for music delivered in a charmingly engaging way is a welcome addition to 6 Music and will provide the perfect lunchtime cover whilst Nemone is away."

Damian Jones

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Comments so far

Yay. I love Cerys. She has the best radio voice ever. :)

Niko Batallones, Manila, Philippines
Yay! A move in the right step. Here's hoping for the best.

James, Abingdon
Super to have you in Cerys, always good to have someone passionate about music on the station.

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