“Beguiling and beautiful” Adam Walton, BBC Radio Wales
Sera (from Caernarfon in North Wales) and Lowri (from Newport Pembs in West Wales) will be especially familiar to Welsh music audiences as two bilingual singer – songwriters that have been writing, performing and recording as solo artists for some time. Betw een them they have been championed on BBC 6 Music, Radio 2, performed everywhere from Greenman, Festival Number 6, from King Tut’s to the Union Chapel; From Wales to America to France, which is as it happens, where the two met for the first time last year, performing at the Welsh Pavilion at the Lorient Celtic Festival in August 2019. This first meeting sparked an idea to form a female fronted band and to create their own brand of bilingual Americana; an act that could headline and represent women’s voices.
Inspired by The Highwomen , a US ‘supergroup’ featuring Brandi Carlile and Amanda Shires, who formed as a response to the lack of representation of women artists on country music radio and festivals. Their songs take their musical colours from a broad palette that includes Americana, Roots, Folk and Country, all beautifully knitted together through their innate musicality and heartfelt delivery. They have recently released their first single as Tapestri, called ‘ Y Fflam’ (The Flame) which has been very well received and was track of the week on BBC Radio Cymru. They are also in the process of recording their debut EP while also continuing to develop their own solo projects.