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Race Horses

Race Horses

At the back end of 2004 in Aberystwyth, some members of the sadly-missed (but school-age) band Mozz reformed as the fuzzy indie Welsh-language outfit Radio Luxembourg.

Racing Cars

Racing Cars

A Welsh rock band who had a massive hit single in the 1970s, but there was more to the band than that.

Goldie Lookin' Chain

Rap and hip hop

Beneath the radar, Wales' hip hop scene is verdant and well-respected.

Reaper In Sicily

Reaper In Sicily

Crowned by Kerrang! readers as Best Live Unsigned Band in the UK, Aberdare power-poppers Reaper In Sicily are tipped for big things.

Rebecca Evans

Rebecca Evans

The internationally-successful lyric soprano might not have turned professional if it wasn't for advice from a young Bryn Terfel.

Revoker

Revoker

Revoker are a four-piece metal band from the Rhymney Valley.

Rhos Male Voice Choir

Rhos Male Voice Choir

One of the oldest and most distinguished choirs in Wales which throughout its history has continued to achieve the highest awards.

Rhydian Roberts

Rhydian Roberts

Brecon-area 'popera' star Rhydian Roberts shot to fame in The X Factor, coming runner-up in 2007.

Ricky Valance

Ricky Valance

Ricky Valance is best known for the number one single Tell Laura I Love Her, which sold over a million copies in 1960.

Risca Male Voice Choir

Risca Male Voice Choir

Risca Male Choir was founded in 1970 and explores many musical styles, in concert, in competition and in the recording studio.

Robert Tear

Robert Tear

The Barry boy who became one of the most successful of a particularly English-style school of tenors.

Bullet For My Valentine. Photo: Karen McBride

Rock music in Wales

Rock music in Wales, which has always been big, has enjoyed an unprecedented surge in popularity in the last decade.

Rod Thomas

Rod Thomas

London-based Welsh singer-songwriter Rod Thomas writes winsome indie pop gems.

Ruffstylz

Ruffstylz

Lyrical fountain and Cardiff hip-hop scene stalwart, Ruffstylz lays claim to the longest freestyle rap world record.

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Save Your Breath

Save Your Breath

Some of the prime movers among the new generation of South Wales rock bands, Save Your Breath are an exciting prospect as they work with an American record label and establish their live credentials.

Scritti Politti

Scritti Politti

Green Gartside formed Scritti Politti in the early 1980s and enjoyed chart success. He enjoyed a renaissance in the 2000s.

Secondson

Secondson

One of the UK's top hip hop producers with his own label.

The Secret Show

Secret Show

A side project of Funeral For A Friend frontman Matt Davies, The Secret Show released one album and are currently on hiatus.

Seindorf Beamaris Band

Seindorf Beaumaris Band

There has been a band in Beaumaris since the 1880s: initially a wind band, and a brass band since 1921. By the early 1980s, the lack of employment in the area made it difficult to sustain an adequate membership and radical moves had to be taken to ensure the band's survival.

Sibrydion at Sesiwn Fawr Dolgellau. Photo: Chris Henden

Sesiwn Fawr Dolgellau

Sesiwn Fawr Dolgellau is a music festival in the southern end of the Snowdonia National Park, featuring a real mix of musical styles.

Shakin' Stevens

Shakin' Stevens

The Green Door to This Ol' House is still swinging for Shakin' Stevens.

Shirley Bassey

Shirley Bassey

Best known for her classic James Bond theme tunes, Shirley Bassey has the longest chart career in history.

Sibrydion

Sibrydion

Beganifs became Big Leaves in the late 1990s. Their summer indie pop laid the foundations for Sibrydion.

Sir Geraint Evans

Sir Geraint Evans

How many baritones would turn down the chance to sing what is arguably Mozart's greatest role - Don Giovanni - at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden? Geraint Evans did.

Skindred

Skindred

After winding up Dub War, frontman Benji Webbe formed Skindred.

Stereophonics

Stereophonics

Cwmaman's Stereophonics had early success with Word Gets Around before they became a firm MOR favourite.

Steve Balsamo

Steve Balsamo

Steve Balsamo came to public recognition playing the titular role in Jesus Christ Superstar.

Steve Strange

Steve Strange

Visage singer Steve Strange had a great and lasting impact on the UK clubbing scene.

The Storys

Storys

Fronted by the charismatic singer Steve Balsamo, The Storys have taken their West coast-tinged pop rock to the masses.

Stuart Burrows

Stuart Burrows

Stuart Burrows occupied the top rung of the operatic lyric tenor ladder for 20 years from the mid-60s, particularly known for his fine performances of Mozart. And yet he could have been a professional rugby player before converting his career to the opera and concert stage.

Stuart Cable

Stuart Cable

Stuart Cable 1970-2010
We take a look back at the life of one of Welsh music's biggest personalities.

Super Furry Animals

Super Furry Animals

The Super Furry Animals have never quite had success in proportion to their invention, but they remain a hugely influential Welsh band.

Swansea Bach Choir

Swansea Bach Choir

The Swansea Bach Choir popularises choral works with specific concentration on the baroque.

Swci Boscawen

Swci Boscawen

Mared Lenny formed Doli at the age of just 12, then her band became Swci Boscawen in 2002.

Y Niwl

Sŵn Festival

Radio 1 DJ Huw Stephens has put together the Sŵn Festival as a Cardiff-wide music festival each autumn.

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Texas Radio Band

Texas Radio Band

One of the best-known Welsh-language indie outfits, Texas Radio Band were named after a Doors track.

A montage of Welsh pop stars

The history of music in Wales

Our guide to some of the many highlights of Welsh rock and pop, from the 1960s to the present day.

Tiger Please

Tiger Please

Tiger Please in their short career have secured esteemed patronage and press support for their epic rock.

Tigertailz

Tigertailz

With a gargantuan list of members recalling the best of spoof rockers, Tigertailz were a band who exist in a sleaze-rock vacuum.

Tom Jones

Tom Jones

In his time Tom Jones has tried his hand at styles including pop, rock, country, big band, dance and jazz, and he's still going strong today.

Treorchy Male Voice Choir

Treorchy Male Voice Choir

From inauspicious beginnings in 1883 in The Red Cow pub, the Treorchy Male Choir has developed into what is probably the most famous male voice ensemble in the world.

Crowd at Tsunami Relief Cardiff

Tsunami Relief Cardiff, 2005

In late December 2004 a massive tsunami caused huge damage and death in the Indian Ocean.

Tystion

Tystion

Fierce campaigners for the promotion of the Welsh language, rappers Tystion fused bilingual rhymes with a revolutionary ideology.

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