Ambassadors 2015

Ambassadors 2015

On 21 Jan 2015, at BBC Wales in Cardiff, 25 influential music critics, editors, broadcasters and bloggers helped champion artists for the Horizon 2015 list by naming their favourite new acts. If you work with music in Wales and would like to contact the team, to get your voice heard as part of the scheme, please email horizons@bbc.co.uk

Lisa Matthews - Arts Council of Wales

Betsan Moses - Arts Council of Wales

David Alston - Arts Council of Wales

Bridget Curnow - BBC Radio Wales, Music Team

Ed Richmond - BBC Radio Wales, Music Team

Dafydd Meredydd - BBC Radio Cymru, Music Team

Gruffudd Pritchard - BBC Radio Cymru / Musician

Alun Gaffey - BBC Radio Cymru/ Musician

Bethan Elfyn - BBC Radio Wales / Project Manager Horizons

Jack Davies - BBC Radio 1/ 1 Xtra

Spike Griffiths - Young Promoters Network

Dafydd Roberts - Sain Records

Matthew Lovett - Musician/ University of South Wales

Dave Driscoll - Orchard Group

Dave Owens - Media Wales

John Rostron - Sŵn Festival/ Welsh Music Prize

Neal Thompson - Focus Wales / Llangollen Fringe Festival

Connor Cupples - Manager / Music Promoter

Grant Tilbury - Manager/ Listen to This

Kieron Jones - Sync & Independent Music Advisor

Rhys Jones - Pontio Venue Bangor

Owen Griffkin - Mid Wales Promoter

Guto Brychan - Clwb Ifor Bach/ Maes B Promoter

Richard King - Domino Recs/ Promoter/ Author

Dan Nicholls - Cardiff Council Events

Ambassadors 2014

On 3rd of December 2013,at Clwb Ifor Bach in Cardiff, 20 influential music critics, editors, broadcasters and bloggers helped champion artists for the Horizon 2014 list by naming their favourite new acts.

Lyndsey Boggis - BBC Introducing
Lyndsey is Executive Producer for BBC Introducing.

Guto Brychan - Clwb Ifor Bach
Guto is a promoter at Clwb Ifor Bach and Maes B. Previously he ran several Welsh language record labels.

Bethan Elfyn - BBC Radio Wales / Producer Horizons
Bethan's radio career has seen her presenting on BBC Radio Wales, Radio 1 and she is now leading the Horizons project.

Spike Griffiths - Young Promoters Network
Spike works for Young Promoters Network which promotes musical activity by young people in Rhondda Cynon Taf and across South Wales.

Eluned Haf - Wales Arts International and Cerdd Cymru : Music Wales
Eluned is Head of Arts International, the international arm of the Arts Council of Wales and a Director of Cerdd Cymru : Music Wales.

Matt Jarrett - Diverse Records Shop
Matt is managing director of Diverse Music Store in Newport and vinyl only record label, Diverse Records. He’s also a promoter and co-founder of The Joy Collective music and listings website.

Teleri Glyn Jones - Juxtapozed
Teleri is a broadcaster and music blogger. She runs the Welsh music blog Juxtapozed.

Gareth Iwan Jones - BBC Radio Cymru
Gareth is a radio producer working on Lisa Gwilym’s show for BBC Radio Cymru. He is also part of the BBC Radio Cymru Music Team.

Jen Long - BBC Radio 1
Jen is a radio DJ working on BBC Introducing. She also edits music quarterly Zero Core Magazine.

Matthew Lovett - Musician/ University of South Wales
Matthew is musician and Programme Leader for the BA Creative Sound and Music Programme at the University of South Wales.

Griff Lynch - S4C / Musician
Griff is a television presenter on S4C’s music programme Y Lle.

Lisa Matthews - Arts Council of Wales
Lisa is a Portfolio Manager at Arts Council of Wales. Previously she was Director at Welsh Music Foundation and is also Director of Cerdd Cymru: Music Wales.

Dave Owens - Media Wales
Dave is a music journalist working across Media Wales’ print and online titles.

Gruffudd Pritchard - BBC Radio Cymru / Musician
Gruff is an Assistant Producer at BBC Radio Cymru and musician in Yr Ods. He is also part of the BBC Radio Cymru Music Team.

Ed Richmond - BBC Radio Wales
Ed is a music producer and weekend assistant editor at BBC Radio Wales.

Dylan Roberts - BBC Radio Cymru
Dylan is renowned music producer in the Welsh language scene and Assistant Producer at BBC Radio Cymru. He is also part of the BBC Radio Cymru Music Team.

John Rostron - Welsh Music Foundation / Sŵn Festival / Director of Cerdd Cymru:Music Wales
John is Chief Executive of Welsh Music Foundation as well as co-founder of Sŵn Festival and the Welsh Music Prize.

Georgia Ruth BBC Radio Cymru / Musician
Georgia is a radio DJ on BBC Radio Cymru. She also won Welsh Music Prize 2012-13 for her album Week of Pines.

Huw Stephens - Radio 1 / BBC Radio Cymru
Huw is a presenter on BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio Cymru, writer for NME, promoter and co-founder of Sŵn Festival and the Welsh Music Prize.

Neal Thompson - Focus Wales / Llangollen Fringe Festival
Neal is a promoter and organiser of Focus Wales, a music festival in Wrexham.

Adam Walton - BBC Radio Wales
Adam is currently celebrating 20 years of new music broadcasting on BBC Radio Wales.

Huw Williams - Swansea Creative Hub
Huw is a music industry manager who is currently director of Swansea Creative Hub.