Like Manic Street Preachers before them, Feeder appear to be one of those rare bands that, in the face of tragedy, have the strength and determination to fight on and ultimately eclipse their dark history.
Fernhill formed in 1996 after Julie Murphy met husband Ceri Rhys Matthews at art college and moved to Matthew's native West Wales.
Founded in 1975 the choir draws its membership of some 70 singers from communities surrounding the industrial areas of Deeside in North East Wales.
The acapella band formed by Welsh singer and actor Brian Hibbard had a huge Christmas Number with Only You.
Like Ireland and Scotland, Wales has a vibrant, healthy modern music scene based on instruments and music that stretch back hundreds of years.
Forming from the ashes of Cardiff Art School outfits The Corsairs and Screen Gemz (in addition to featuring - for a short period - future The Who bassist Pino Palladino), Freur were an ethereal synthpop indie quartet who flared briefly before calling it a day, moving to Essex and becoming Underworld, one of the most successful dance acts of all time.
Situated in the beautiful Vale of Llangollen in North Wales, some 15 miles from Chester, the village of Froncysyllte is the home of one of Wales' most distinguished male choirs.
Currently on hiatus, The Full Ponty in 2006 and 2007 showcased some of Wales' and the world's top rock outfits in Ynysyngharad Park in Pontypridd.
When Mclusky imploded in January 2005, little beyond rumours were heard of frontman Andy Falkous. That was, until the emergence of Future Of The Left.
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Jazz trombonist Gareth Roberts has been playing in and around the south Wales area for many years now. He plays in a wide variety of different Welsh bands including the Wales Jazz Composers Orchestra, the Heavy Quartet, Steve Waterman's Jazz Orchestra and his own quintet, for which he writes all the material himself.
Throughout a long and distinguished career, Geoff Eales has worked with pop stars, country singers, opera divas and funk legends, and has played on countless soundtracks, TV shows and jingles. He has also composed chamber works, symphonies and concertos and has performed as a featured soloist with symphony orchestras.
Aberystwyth's Georgia Ruth Williams is a student at Cambridge University, but is as talented a musician as she is an academic.
Alright clart? Sit back and listen to Newport's mighty rap stars: the GLC. You knows it!
In 1991 a group of boys in Ysgol Bro Myrddin, Carmarthen decided to form a band. They settled, for better or worse, on the name Gorky's Zygotic Mynci.
The journey across the Atlantic has been a very familiar one to Grant Llewellyn since his earliest days as a conductor.
If there's one person to be keeping an eye on in the world of jazz, it's new crossover hero Gwilym Simcock.
Llanarmon's Gwyneth Glyn was "conceived following Plaid Cymru's St David's Day dinner at Abaty Maenan, Dyffryn Conwy, North Wales, in 1979".
Every inch the diva, Gwyneth Jones is one of the greatest Wagnerian sopranos of all time.
A tenor whose voice is just made for the big Italian romantic roles.
Although not a household name in the manner of some international opera stars, Gwynne Howell is a highly respected singer who has consistently worked at the highest level throughout the world, both on the opera stage and the concert platform.
One of Wales' longest-lived and fondly regarded bands, Helen Love were one of the late John Peel's favourite bands, and remain one of Mark Radcliffe's top listens. Having BBC DJ cognoscenti appeal, though, is only part of the story.
The ex-Christians man, an Anglesey resident since 1992, released his debut album in 2008.
Cardiff-born musician who swiftly became one of the UK's hottest drum and bass DJs.
Fronted by charismatic singer Becky Newman, The Hot Puppies formed in December 2000.
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Since the late 1980s Huw Warren has established a name as a sensitive and versatile jazz musician, blending rich melodies with unpredictable minimalism, and exploring the boundaries of rhythm and improvisation. His music ranges across jazz improvisation to modern classical to folk.
Huw flies the flag for contemporary classical music, both as a composer and as a pianist.
Swansea-bred progressive trance collective practise a fine line in organic instrumentation and chilling spy-movie atmospherica.
I Am Hope are a south Wales rock band influenced by a mix of indie and punk bands.
Ian inherited a love of jazz from his late father, a cornet and trumpet player who was a fan of big band music.
From the early days of The Pooh Sticks and The Darling Buds, through the commercial and cultural influence of SFA and Catatonia to the third wave of The Automatic and Los Campesinos!, Wales has long had a thriving indie and alternative scene. Here are some of the major players.
Folktronica duo It's Jo And Danny have become synonymous with the Green Man festival, but their own music is well worth investigating.
Ivor Novello was a giant of the early 20th century stage and screen: songwriter, playwright, composer, actor and star.
Jayce Lewis is the former drummer of Losing Sun who's building a career in East Asia.
Unbeknownst to many, jazz in Wales has a healthy following and some adventurous musicians.
Armed with an analogue synth and a sample of Minnie Ripperton, JJS - Steve to his mum - scored a surprise hit in late 2001 with 2 People.
While it's become the norm for US artists such as The Bravery, The Strokes or Scissor Sisters making a name for themselves in the UK before taking on their home turf, it's unusual for a British artist to turn the tables. And yet singer-songwriter Jem became a sensation in America without being much more than a well-kept secret in the UK.
John Cale is one of the most influential musicians ever to have come from Wales. Born to a coal miner father and school teacher mother in Garnant in 1942, Cale's talent for music - particularly the piano and viola - was spotted early on.
Dr Joseph Parry, who died on 17 February 1903, was famous for his compositions both in Wales and the USA. One of the most famous Welsh tunes - Myfanwy - and perhaps the greatest hymn tune ever written - Aberystwyth - came from his pen.
The Joy Formidable, originally from North Wales, and called Sidecar Kisses, have since decamped to London, changed their name and began getting a great reputation in the capital's coolest cliques.
The UK's most popular contemporary composer, Karl Jenkins was born in 1944 and was raised in Penclawdd, South West Wales.
Katherine Jenkins is a former school teacher from Neath who became the fastest-selling female classical singer since Maria Callas.
One of south Wales' most hotly-tipped acts, Kids In Glass Houses nailed their reputation during 2006 with a series of high-profile support slots.
Forned in Wrexham in the late 1980s, K-Klass were at the forefront of the UK house scene and mainstays of the Hacienda club in Manchester.
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