David Owens (Wales Online)

A hugely-respected journalist, author and broadcaster who has been at the forefront of the Welsh music scene for the last 25 years. Has interviewed the biggest names in Welsh music including on many occasions - Tom Jones, Mike Peters, Manic Street Preachers, Stereophonics and Super Furry Animals. Wrote a best-selling book on Welsh music and the band Catatonia called - Cerys, Catatonia and the Rise Of Welsh Pop published by the world’s biggest book publisher Random House in 2001. Presenter and host of the Welsh Music Prize in 2014. Created and created Reach Out - Welsh Rock For Refugees, a 30-track charity album featuring the biggest names in Welsh music including Manic Street Preachers, Stereophonics, Charlotte Church, Cerys Matthews, Super Furry Animals, Cerys Matthews, Mike Peters and many more. The album was released in September 2015 in reaction to the growing refugee crisis. It has so far raised thousands for refugee charities. Produces monthly curated Welsh music playlists featuring the best new music from Wales for award-winning national website WalesOnline. Currently a senior journalist at Media Wales - the Cardiff-based publisher that produce the newspapers - Western Mail, Wales On Sunday, South Wales Echo and the website WalesOnline.

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