The Gentle Good - Dawel Disgyn (Finyl)
The Gentle Good, also known as Cardiff born Gareth Bonello, is proud to present his new EP, Dawel Disgyn (Gently Falls), released on CD and vinyl by Gwymon. Even though he was born and raised in the Welsh capital, his work represents the freedom of the country and his inspiration is drawn from Mother Nature.
Inspired by solo artists who sing with string accompaniment such as Nick Drake, Dawel Disgyn presents mystical sounds of folk music with a modern twist. While Dawel Disgyn retains his smooth and drowsy signature tone, the EP further defines his acoustic sound, offering an intriguing and magical canvas. The EP offers two Welsh songs and two English, and one of the tracks is a remix of ‘Amser’ (Time).
We are presented with the expected acoustic mix of guitar and banjo, but he also presents us to the cello, metalophone and glockenspiel. All the instrumentation are performed by the man himself with the notable exception of the contribution of Seb Goldfinch’s amazing talent on the violin and Lindsey Leven’s tender backing vocals. The effortless harmonies retain a dreamy quality and Gareth’s voice is rich yet tender and full of the blues.
The Gentle Good is a favorite of Radio 1 presenter Huw Stephens, he said;
“Gareth’s interest and love towards folk and acoustic music is very apparent from the first moment you hear his music. The music is pure and honest, eager to take you to another world whist at the same time totally comfortable in the world it exists.”
He has performed in festivals such as Sesiwn Fawr Dolgellau, the Eisteddfod, The Greenman Festival, In the City and South by Southwest. He self-released an EP in 2005, and later the same year featured on the Boobytrap Christmas compilation. He has also recorded a session for Radio Cymru and plays banjo for a country band called Silver Spurs.