Cerys Matthews was born in Cardiff. She is a musician, author and broadcaster, presenting radio shows on BBC 6 music, BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 4. Cerys was a founder member of multi-million selling band Catatonia and in 2014 founded the Good Life Experience festival with Charlie and Caroline Gladstone. In recent years she has curated and composed for the National Theatre and was artistic director of the World Music Expo in 2013. She has been awarded an MBE for her services to music.