Emyr Rhys Music is a Music Production Service, active in the fields of
- educational resources
- commercial CDs
- web based projects
Drawing on our broad experience we are able to answer the musical requirements of your project with sensitivity, imagination and efficiency. Each of our services is outlined separately here but most of our projects involve a combination of these services in varying degrees.
Can i Gymru (The Song for Wales competition) is this year celebrating fifty years since it's establishment. Having come a close 2nd in this competition way back in 2003, and having previously worked on the programme as both a musician and a musical director, this is a competition that is very familiar to Emyr Rhys. His entry this year is a groove driven song that references both soul and blues, with a couple of jazzy chords thrown into the chorus.
The televised final is on March the 1st, being broadcast live on S4C from Aberystwyth.
Released in September 2018, this debut album by Phil Gas a'r Band has been shortlisted for the best album award in the annual 'Y Selar' awards. The success of this hard working band clearly took the organisers by surprise:
“….maybe the unexpected name on the list but reflects the popularity of the group from the Nantlle Valley. Fun songs like ‘Seidar ar y Sul’, ‘Ti ar fy meddwl’ and 'Mali a fi’ are popular tracks that rely on the fun and vibrant humour of the group.”
Produced and engineered by Emyr Rhys at Stiwdio Aran and available on the Aran label, the album sold strongly over Xmas and plans are already being made for new material in 2019.
Having been an early adopter of the respected line of digital mixing desks produced by Tascam, Stiwdio Aran now has the flagship DM4800 model at the heart of all its recording operations. Capable of up to 48 channells of simultaneuous in-line recording, this is the first desk that is capable of fully exploiting the wired infrastructure of the studio. It's already been used to it's capacity whilst recording 'Deryn Glan i Ganu' for Emma Marie on the Aran label. The rhythm section played live for all the tracks on this album, using an array of instruments that were all permanently hooked up and available, thanks to the capacity of this sophisticated piece of equipment.
Future projects are set to employ a similar strategy. Watch this space for news of a new album in 2019 by two of the biggest selling artists in Welsh music.