Gruff Rhys, Bill Ryder Jones


Gruff Rhys and Bill Ryder-Jones come together for a very special show at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall.

Former frontman of Super Furry Animals and part of the band Neon Neon, GRUFF RHYS is a songwriter, producer and award-winning storyteller from Bethesda in Wales who has consistently sought a variety of outlets for the spectrum of muses behind his creative flights.

With their blissful melodies, his solo records have explored untapped areas lyrically too. His first, Yr Atal Genhedlaeth, revelled in Welsh puns; American Interior celebrated 18th century explorer John Evans; Babelsberg offered a baroque take on the modern world; while Pang! created a multi-lingual mash-up, driven by folkish bleeps crafted in collaboration with South African artist-producer Muzi.

However, while all those records certainly explored fresh territory, the Top Ten charting Seeking New Gods climbed lyrically and musically onto totally new terrain and became Gruff Rhys’ most critically and commercially successful solo album yet. His latest album Sadness Sets Me Free has received rave reviews and acclaimed to be amongst his finest work.

BILL RYDER-JONES appears in support of his critically acclaimed album, Iechyd Da.

Following his sold-out European tour, and a moment to rest, Bill heads back out on the road with his band. Iechyd Da is Ryder-Jones’ most ambitious record to date. At times joyous and grand, at others intimate and heartbreaking, the past few years spent producing other artists has provided that gentle nudge to expand into new territory, from kids’ choirs and tender strings to dramatically re-contextualised disco samples.

“Iechyd Da feels a culmination of all he set out to do. It’s a record that beckons you over and invites you in, that rewards your faith and careful listening with moments of extraordinary beauty, unflinching honesty, a sonic exchange of love”. - Laura Barton, Uncut (9/10)

Tickets for this event include a £1 venue restoration levy, included in the ticket price. This fee supports building investment at the Grade II-listed Liverpool Philharmonic Hall.


Enjoy code: 184031
Target groups
Youth, Adult, Elderly
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Available tickets

01/12 2024 7:00pm
Albert Hall 27 Peter Street MANCHESTER
Provided by The List