Last updated: 03 July 2009
Time was when the public couldn't get enough of Cerys Matthews. The public face of Catatonia, for a time she was everywhere: on every TV show, in every magazine, all over the front page.
Then amid rumours of bust-ups and breakdowns the band split. But, for many, Cerys was Catatonia: the public face and everything that was unique about them.
She capitalised on that public affection since the demise of Catatonia, with some great albums in both English and Welsh, and her successful stint on the reality TV show, I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here.
Read the full Cerys Matthews biography.
Cockahoop (2003)Cerys' country-tinged comeback album, released in 2003. Read the BBC Music review
Never Said Goodbye (2006)Cerys proves she's as strong as ever on her second solo collection. Read the BBCWales Music review
Awyren = Aeroplane (2007)Cerys' first all-Welsh release, from October 2007 on My Kung Fu. Read the BBC Wales Music review