Gwenllian

It has been around three years since I finished University, so it felt appropriate to release a studio recording of this song, “Gwenllian”. It’s about Gwenllian ferch Gruffyd, who led a revolt in Kidwelly Castle in 1136. This song was written for “Melters, Picklers and Puddlers”, a co-production between the University of Wales, Trinity Saint David and Cydweli 900. It was orginally performed in Kidwelly Industrial Museum in 2015 with my friends and fellow students at UWTSD, in our final show of University.

I hope you enjoy it, and make sure you listen in HD!

Written by Joshua David Bartholomew, with John Quirk and the Students of UWTSD 2015.

Recorded and Produced by Joshua David Bartholomew.

Photo Taken at Kidwelly Industrial Museum

http://kidwellyindustrialmuseum.org.uk/

 

Break Me Out

This fortnight’s track was one of the first ones I wrote and recorded this year. It, like a lot of my stuff, starts with an acoustic guitar, and ends with a big solo at the end! I think my ever-present Muse influence is all the more noticeable on this one, and I hope you enjoy listening to it!

Wait For The Signs

“Wait For The Signs” is a track I wrote at the end of 2017. It has some very progressive moments, a big, bluesy main riff and a cracking solo to boot. I think that my love for Pink Floyd shines through on this one with some of the synth elements, but it certainly has a life of its own!

The cover photography for this track was by my wonderfully talented younger sister, Lily Roberts, who took the photo in Penrhyn Castle in North Wales!

 

 

The River

This fortnight’s song, “The River” has a very bluesy main riff, and has some quite progressive vibes throughout! I hope you enjoy it!

 

Down Low

This fortnight’s song was recorded way back in 2015, I think, and was the result of experimenting with some weird guitar effects and a vocoder. Have a listen to it below!

Sherman Theatre Primary Connections

Over the past few months, not only have I been leading workshops for the Sherman Youth Theatre and assisting with the National Theatre Connections piece, but I have also been assisting with the Sherman in their playwriting workshops in two schools in Cardiff. After they wrote their plays (with the assistance of writers Jeremy Linnell and Darius Nash) we were able to workshop and show these plays to them, to find out what they think. Once we finished showing them what we had come up with, they chose their favourites, and will go on to develop them further, reading for showings in the main house theatre!

Have a look at their feedback below:

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Slow

“Slow” is a track I wrote at the start of last year. A cheesy pop rock song, with even cheesier chorus harmonies! Give it a listen here:

 

Riding To Nowhere

Last fortnight’s track is a cinematic number I wrote 3 years ago called “Riding To Nowhere”. Complete with strings and a slide guitar solo, you can listen to it here: