The Story So Far.................

Name: Rhys Wilson
Instrument: Vocal/Piano/Guitar
History:

Singer/Songwriter 1974-present

Stru'th 1993-1995

Hidden Agenda 1995-98                                                         

Recordings:

Farewell Sunshine (1976)
The Rainbow (1990)
Earth Dances/The Rainbow(1999)
Last night I Dreamed.../The Magic Garden(1999)
What I did on my Holidays(2004)
Something Old..Something New’d EP (July 2010)
Train to Somewhere Else (TBC)

For other Artists:


Dave Parry (1999)
Parry Sings (2010)
Pavilion Parade-John Meed (2012) The Dust of Time-John Meed (2013)     
Signs & Wonders - Steve Logan (2014) Deliverance - Steve Logan (2015) Wanted Alive - Steve Logan (2016)

The Hills of Aaron (2015)

Narissa Merry - (2015)



Musicals:-

The Image (1978)
Train to Somewhere Else (1982)
Elves and the Shoemaker (1983)
Duel at Dodge (1988)

Other Stuff:-


Oxford Search for a Star
Radio Oxford broadcast
Train to Somewhere Else broadcast (Radio 210)

Now.....

Recording and mixing

Regular Performer at Cambridge Acoustic Nights

Rhys started playing the Folk Clubs around Oxford in the mid 1970’s when he was still in school and quickly established himself as a popular act.

In 1976 he cut his first album which contained 7 original songs when he was still only 17.....

In 1979 he took a three year break to get his honours degree and whilst his performances were few and far between he still managed to continue writing and developing his musical skills. He reached the finals of Search for a Star at the Oxford Playhouse singing his own songs and began writing a concept song cycle with cleric and broadcaster Jimmy Morrison which was recorded for broadcast at Radio 210 in early 1983.

Whilst at university Rhys had pursued writing and recording music for his friends film projects and became increasingly interested in instrumental music.

Although the early 80’s had started with such a creative flourish by the mid 80’s Rhys had settled on a career in teaching and performing the club circuits had all but vanished. Collaborative ventures into school musicals took place but it wasn’t until 1989 that he re-entered the music scene. A chance conversation with a dance teacher led him to compose a string of instrumental ballets over the coming years. Four were written into the mid 90’s and were performed in Cambridge theatres by The Nina Hubbard Ballet School led by Karen Stringer.

In 1993 Rhys had formed a band with local musicians called Str’uth which later morphed into the locally successful Hidden Agenda. By the end of the 90’s he was established on the local music scene in Cambridge playing keyboards for his own and other bands. He has formed friendships with some of the best players in the area and still ‘deps’ from time to time with local and London based bands.

Singing and playing solo for friends has always been his passion and so home recordings of songs that had been culled over the 80’s and 90’s were put together on 2004’s ‘What I did on my Holidays’. Rhys also produced and wrote albums for local musician Dave Parry in 1999 and 2010 and collaborated with John Meed on 'Pavilion Parade' in 2012 and The Dust of Time in 2013.

Rhys has never stopped writing and performing and he is currently making the first studio recording of the song cycle ‘Train to somewhere else’ - a project he considers long overdue and currently only exists as a live radio recording from 1983. New songs and a couple of old favourites are on his latest EP ‘Something Old..Something New’d’ which was released in July 2010. An album of new material is scheduled for release in 2017. 

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