Jim Ghedi / Toby Hay
After years of experimentation and traveling around Europe guitarist Jim Ghedi has developed a singular compositional style. With a wide range of influences drawing from African traditions, jazz, and Eastern European folklore he has crafted a style of playing that lays emphasis on rhythmic phrasing with a keen sense of melodic and harmonic experimentation.
Ghedi's album ‘Home is where i exist, now to live & die’ is released on Cambrian Records in October 2015 and features material inspired by his time spent living in Brussels and returning to reconnect with home.
Toby Hay is a guitarist and composer from near Rhayader in Powys, Wales. He makes instrumental music inspired by the landscape, people and history of the area. Influenced by 'American Primitive' guitarists like John Fahey and Robbie Basho, and British Folk revivalists like John Renbourne and Bert Jansch, he composes music for the 6- and 12-string guitar.
Taking in classical Indian music, African kora and ancient Welsh harp music from the Robert ap Huw manuscript Hay creates unique imaginings of a special and under represented part of Wales, adding his signature to the long tradition of Welsh string music.