The final curtain?
Rhodri ap Hywel has always wanted to be a rock and roll star. Find out more about this in his digital story.
"I had 27 years to play with.
Already armed with a deep love of music, my dream began from an early age. The crackle of my father's records playing on Sunday afternoons excited me so that I knew bright lights awaited me. It wasn't until school that I developed obsessions with idols... Keith Moon, Jimi Hendrix, Sid Vicious and later Kurt Cobain...
Also lists Buddy Holly, Jim Morrisson, Nick Drake
...all cruely taken so young... 27 had been the curtain call for so many... it was a warning; my time limit had been set.
At 15 I bought my very own second hand drum kit, and from behind this I began plans of world domination...
...playing was more than just providing rhythm, it was an opportunity to fend anger, frustration and for pure enjoyment. This was it. It was everything I'd ever wanted and every group I joined was the one.
From the practice sessions to concerts, studios, radio interviews and writing songs, this really was everything I ever wanted... but fame remained out of reach.
I'm not quite sure where the lights began to fade. Maybe it was because I could never be happy living in the background. Or maybe, at 28, I had already lived longer than many of my heroes. Or maybe the dream was over. I'd woken up.
Woken up and found my son growing up with his own dreams stretching out before him. Woken up and found friendship and love.
Somehow overlooked, they had been with me all along. These are my bright lights.
I still listen to the sounds that built my childhood ambitions and, when I play, I play for the moment.
I had 27 years to play with, now it's time to live."