Rona Mac & Dan Bettridge

Saturday 08/04/2023
  • Rona Mac & Dan Bettridge
  • Date: Saturday 08/04/2023
  • Time: 7.00pm
  • Price: £10
  • Age Restrictions: 18+
  • Venue: Clwb Ifor Bach
For this co-headline show, we have Rona Mac (she/her), a trailblazer for expression within music. Joining her is Dan Bettridge, who has garnered critical acclaim with a steady flow of independent releases, each crafted in his rural cabin-studio.

Rona’s music comes raw and unfiltered, aching with the kind of nostalgia found in rural, rugged places. Primarily a
guitarist, she weaves satisfying riffs with hooky melodies, using lyrics and haunting vocals to reach out to
people and make them feel. Using loop pedals she builds texture, space, depth and grit beneath seemingly
simple songs. In the words of Atwood Magazine, “Rona Mac’s music is achingly honest and unflinchingly
raw.” Rona explains, “So much has happened in just three years, and I have worked tirelessly to create music
that feels real to me, in hope that it might feel real to other people”
Despite music composition and performance being prominent in her life from a young age, her solo project
began in 2020 and she has since released a DIY debut album ‘Sheelah’ and EP ‘Shades Of Ham’, learning
and adoring the process of music production as a way to bring her songs to their full potential, exhibiting her
captivating talent with music production. Radio Wales claimed her debut to be “one of the finest albums to
have come out of Wales”. In just three years, she’s garnered the attention of the UK’s most prestigious press
and radio such as Clash Magazine and BBC Radio 1, and the support of PRS foundation and Help Musicians
UK. With collaborations brewing and a new album in the pipes, Rona Mac is one to watch.

While a traditional singer-songwriter at heart, echoing influences of Americana, Soul, Rock and Folk, Dan
Bettridge’s output defies rigid classification. With intimate poetry and a confident production style, Bettridge
is carving a distinctive path alongside indie-folk peers Ben Howard, Bon Iver and Foy Vance. He is fast
becoming an artist that others wish to collaborate with.

Born and raised in a small seaside-town in Wales, Bettridge has garnered critical acclaim with a steady flow
of independent releases, each crafted in his rural cabin-studio. He has toured with Band Of Horses, Jack
Savoretti, performed at the famous Maida Vale Studios twice (once as Whispering Bob Harris’ ‘Favourite
New Artist’) and played festivals throughout the UK, USA and Canada (including SXSW). In 2020, he
contributed to Bob Harris’s ‘All Stars’ alongside Mark Knopfler, Rosanne Cash and Darius Rucker,
premiering in Rolling Stone.

Following the success of his debut LP ‘Asking For Trouble’, Bettridge was awarded PRSF’s prestigious
Momentum fund (2019). The resulting ‘Good People. Bad Habits.’, released in 2021, received further
acclaim and strong support from Apple, TIDAL and BBC radio. As Acoustic Magazine’s ‘Next Big Thing’, Dan’s live show is not to miss.