Geraint Griffiths was born in Pontrhydyfen, Glamorgan to a Welsh musical family. Over the years, he’s lived in Cardiff and London but is now settled in Carmarthen. He trained as a nurse, and followed a career in the medical field for many years whilst he developed his music career.
He started to compose at the age of fourteen. He became a session musician, appearing on Edward H Dafis, Hergest and Delwyn Sion records, and also featured in the pioneering rock opera Nia Ben Aur. He was well known as a rock band member in the seventies, with the shortlived ‘supergroup’ Injaroc followed by the formation of Eliffant, with Geraint as lead singer and composer. Eliffant released four LP records and a single, and was one of the most popular live bands of their time, and they liked to play their music loud! Geraint composed all their songs, about every possible theme, including space and alien visitors, motorbikes, love, loss, hope and Egypt! Probably the best known was ‘W Capten’.
In 1984, Geraint started his solo career, and recorded three LPs of his songs on the SAIN label. He became well known from his appearance on ‘Teilwng yw yr Oen’ (1984), a great Welsh version of the rock ‘Young Messiah’. He was also one of the solo singers on the single ‘Dwylo dros y Mor’ (1985). In 1992 Geraint established his own record label, Diwedd Y Gwt.
He started acting professionally in 1985, and now produces records for other people, as well as for himself.