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Famous Singers from Wales

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List of notable or famous singers from Wales, with bios and photos, including the top singers born in Wales and even some popular singers who immigrated to Wales. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Welsh singers then this list is the perfect resource for you. These singers are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known singer from Wales is included when available.

List is made up of many different people, including Andy Bell and Charlotte Church.

This historic singers from Wales list can help answer the questions "Who are some Welsh singers of note?" and "Who are the most famous singers from Wales?" These prominent singers of Wales may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Welsh singers.

Use this list of renowned Welsh singers to discover some new singers that you aren't familiar with. Don't forget to share this list by clicking one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. (39 items)

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    Al Lewis

    Al Lewis is a Welsh singer and songwriter. He is well known in the Welsh language media, after he came second in the Cân i Gymru contest in 2007.more

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    • Age: age 31
    • Birthplace: Pwllheli, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Songwriter, Singer
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    Alison Statton is a Welsh singer. She presently works as a chiropractor in Cardiff, Wales, where she was born. Fans of the singer have included Kurt Cobain, Courtney Love, Belle and Sebastian and Renato Russo.more

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    • Age: age 57
    • Birthplace: Cardiff, Wales
    • Profession: Singer
    • Credits: Young Marble Giants: Live at the Hurrah Club
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    Andrew Piran "Andy" Bell is a British musician who plays guitar in the band Ride. He is a songwriter, singer, producer, DJ and former member of the band Hurricane #1. He is also well known as the former bass guitarist for the British rock band Oasis and the guitarist for its successor band Beady Eye.more

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    • Age: age 45
    • Birthplace: Cardiff, Wales
    • Profession: Bassist, Record producer, Guitarist, Songwriter, Musician, + more
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    Brian Hibbard
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    Brian Hibbard was a Welsh actor and singer, best remembered as the lead vocalist in the original Flying Pickets.more

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    • Age: Died at 66 (1946-2012)
    • Birthplace: Wales, Ebbw Vale
    • Profession: Actor, Singer
    • Credits: Revolver, Twin Town, Rancid Aluminium, Little White Lies, Help! I'm a Teenage Outlaw, + more
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    Catherine Zeta-Jones CBE is a Welsh actress. She began her career on stage at an early age. After starring in a number of British and U.S. television films and small roles in films, which included The Darling Buds of May from 1991 until 1993, she came to prominence with roles in Hollywood movies ...more

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    • Age: age 46
    • Birthplace: Swansea, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Spokesperson, Actor, Singer, Dancer
    • Credits: Chicago, Traffic, High Fidelity, Ocean's Twelve, The Terminal, + more
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    Charlotte Maria Church is a Welsh singer-songwriter, actress and television presenter. She rose to fame in childhood as a classical singer before branching into pop music in 2005. By 2007, she had sold more than 10 million records worldwide including over 5 million in the United States. In 2010 she was ...more

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    • Age: age 29
    • Birthplace: Llandaff, Cardiff, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Television presenter, Singer-songwriter, Actor, Singer
    • Credits: I'll Be There, Joan of Arc, Charlotte Church: Voice of an Angel in Concert, Wyclef Jean's All-Star Jam at Carnegie Hall, The Charlotte Church Show, + more
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    Clara Novello Davies was a well-known Welsh singer, teacher and conductor.more

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    • Age: Died at 82 (1861-1943)
    • Birthplace: Cardiff, Wales
    • Profession: Conductor, Singer
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    David William "Dave" Edmunds is a Welsh singer, guitarist and record producer. Although he is mainly associated with pub rock and new wave, and had many hits in the 1970s and early 1980s, his natural leaning has always been towards 1950s style rock and roll.more

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    • Age: age 71
    • Birthplace: Cardiff, Wales
    • Profession: Record producer, Guitarist, Singer
    • Credits: Porky's Revenge!, Jerry Lee Lewis & Friends, Carl Perkins and Friends
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    Elin Fflur Jones is a Welsh singer and songwriter from Wales. Elin is well known in Welsh-language media, especially after she won the Cân i Gymru contest in 2002. Elin also had successes in the bands Carlotta and Y Moniars. Elin also occasionally works behind the scenes and as a presenter on S4C, the ...more

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    • Age: age 31
    • Birthplace: Anglesey, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Songwriter, Singer, Presenter
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    Emma is a Welsh singer, who sang the UK entry, "Give a Little Love Back to the World", in the Eurovision Song Contest 1990. This was the third of four entries representing the UK composed by Paul Curtis. The song finished sixth in the Contest, and climbed to No. 33 in the UK Singles Chart. Emma was born ...more

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    • Age: age 41
    • Birthplace: Bridgend, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Singer
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    Gillian Elizabeth Thomas is an actress, singer, and comedian. Early in her career she was known by her full name of Gillian Elisa Thomas.more

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    • Age: age 62
    • Birthplace: Carmarthen, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Comedian, Actor, Singer
    • Credits: The Winter Stallion, Gogwana, Alys, A Mind to Kill
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    Grant Nicholas is a Welsh musician, best known as the lead singer and lead guitarist of the rock band Feeder.more

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    • Age: age 48
    • Birthplace: Newport, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Guitarist, Songwriter, Musician, Singer
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    Gruff Rhys
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    Gruffydd Maredudd Bowen Rhys is a Welsh musician, composer, producer, filmmaker and author. He performs solo and with several bands, including Super Furry Animals who obtained mainstream success in the 1990s. He formed the electro-pop outfit Neon Neon with Boom Bip. Their album Stainless Style was ...more

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    • Age: age 45
    • Birthplace: Haverfordwest, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Film Score Composer, Songwriter, Musician, Music Producer, Singer, + more
    • Credits: The meaning of style, Separado!, The Who & Friends: Concerts for Teenage Cancer Trust: Live at Royal Albert Hall, Long Distance Information, American Interior, + more
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    Gwynn Parry Jones

    Parry Jones, known early in his career as Gwynn Jones, was a Welsh tenor of the mid-twentieth century.more

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    • Age: Died at 72 (1891-1963)
    • Birthplace: Blaina, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Singer
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    Harry Secombe
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    Sir Harry Donald Secombe, CBE was a Welsh comedian and singer. He played Neddie Seagoon, a central character in the BBC radio comedy series The Goon Show. He also appeared in musicals and films and, in his later years, was a presenter of television shows incorporating hymns and other devotional songs.more

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    • Age: Died at 80 (1921-2001)
    • Birthplace: St Thomas, Swansea, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Comedian, Actor, Singer
    • Credits: Oliver!, The Bed-Sitting Room, The Magnificent Seven Deadly Sins, Down Among the Z Men, Penny Points to Paradise, + more
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    Ian David Karslake Watkins is a Welsh musician and convicted paedophile. Watkins achieved prominence as a founding member, lead vocalist, and lyricist of the rock band Lostprophets. Lostprophets disbanded in 2013 after Watkins was charged with sexual offences in late 2012. In November 2013, he pleaded ...more

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    • Age: age 38
    • Birthplace: Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Songwriter, Musician, Designer, Singer
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    Ioan Gruffudd is a Welsh actor. Having trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, he started off in Welsh language film productions, then came to international attention as Fifth Officer Harold Lowe in the film Titanic, and as Lt John Beales in Black Hawk Down. He is also known in the UK for playing ...more

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    • Age: age 42
    • Birthplace: Llwydcoed, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Actor, Voice acting
    • Credits: Titanic, Black Hawk Down, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, Fantastic Four, Horrible Bosses, + more
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    Ivor Lewis Emmanuel was a Welsh musical theatre and television singer and actor. He is probably best remembered, however, for his appearance as "Private Owen" in the 1964 film Zulu, in which his character rallies outnumbered British soldiers by leading them in the stirring Welsh battle hymn "Men of ...more

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    • Age: Died at 80 (1927-2007)
    • Birthplace: Margam, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Actor, Singer
    • Credits: Zulu
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    Iwan Rheon
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    Iwan Rheon is a Welsh actor, singer, and musician. He is best known for portraying Simon Bellamy in the E4 series Misfits and Ramsay Snow / Ramsay Bolton in the HBO series Game of Thrones.more

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    • Age: age 30
    • Birthplace: Carmarthen, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Guitarist, Actor, Singer
    • Credits: Game of Thrones, Misfits, Wild Bill, Wasteland, Resistance, + more
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    Jemma Griffiths, known by her stage name Jem, is a Welsh singer, songwriter, and record producer. Born and raised in Penarth, Wales, she began songwriting at an early age. After graduating university in 1996 she worked as a DJ as well as co-founder of record label Marine Parade in Brighton. By 2002 she ...more

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    • Age: age 40
    • Birthplace: Penarth, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Singer
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