Gruff Rhys

Gruff Rhys

Real Name:
Gruffudd Maredudd Bowen Rhys
Profile:
Singer, guitarist and main songwriter with Super Furry Animals.

Prior to Super Furry Animals's formation, Gruff played in a number of other bands, including the Creation Records-signed Emily, and Ffa Coffi Pawb.

Eclectic and eccentric, Gruff Rhys has released four solo albums. His debut album Gruff Rhys - Yr Atal Genhedlaeth released in 2005 and recorded entirely in his native Welsh language, followed by Gruff Rhys - Candylion released in 2007 and Gruff Rhys - Hotel Shampoo released in 2011 which was the winner of the inaugural Welsh Music Prize in 2011. He released Gruff Rhys - American Interior in 2014.

In 2008 Gruff collaborated with Boom Bip and released Neon Neon - Stainless Style, a concept album with a string of guest musicians. The album was based on the rise and fall of John De Lorean, the founder of the De Lorean Motor Company. Their next collaboration, Neon Neon - Praxis Makes Perfect, was released in 2013. This was also a concept album and based on the life of Italian publisher and leftwing activist Giangiacomo Feltrinelli.

In 2010 Gruff collaborated with Brazilian eccentric Tony da Gatorra to release Gruff Rhys V Tony Da Gatorra - The Terror Of Cosmic Loneliness. In addition to this Gruff has collaborated with a host of other musicians, most notably for vocals for the track 'Just War' on Danger Mouse And Sparklehorse - Dark Night Of The Soul and 'Superfast Jellyfish' from Gorillaz - Plastic Beach.
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Gruff Rhys Discography

Albums

PLC10CD Gruff Rhys Yr Atal Genhedlaeth (Album) Placid Casual Recordings PLC10CD UK 2004 Sell This Version
RTRADCDP 371 Gruff Rhys Candylion (Album) Team Love Records RTRADCDP 371 UK 2007 Sell This Version
OVNI 01 Gruff Rhys Vs. Tony Da Gatorra Gruff Rhys Vs. Tony Da Gatorra - The Terror Of Cosmic Loneliness (Album) Ovni, Turnstile OVNI 01 UK 2010 Sell This Version
OVNI 003 Gruff Rhys Hotel Shampoo (Album) Ovni OVNI 003 UK 2011 Sell This Version
TS008 Gruff Rhys American Interior (Album, EP) Turnstile TS008 UK 2014 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

none Boom Bip & Gruff Rhys Boom Bip & Gruff Rhys - Do's & Don'ts (Single) Lex Records none UK 2005 Sell This Version
PLC11 Gruff Rhys Gwn Mi Wn(7") Placid Casual Recordings PLC11 UK 2005 Sell This Version
RTRADS375 Gruff Rhys Candylion (Single) Rough Trade RTRADS375 UK 2006 Sell This Version
none Gruff Rhys Gyrru Gyrru Gyrru (Single) Rough Trade none UK 2006 Sell This Version
OVNI002P Gruff Rhys Shark Ridden Waters (Single) Ovni OVNI002P UK 2010 Sell This Version
OVNI007, 796.A002.130 Gruff Rhys Space Dust #2 / Whale Trail (Single) Ovni, Turnstile OVNI007, 796.A002.130 UK 2011 Sell This Version
OVNI005 Gruff Rhys Honey All Over (Single) Ovni OVNI005 UK 2011 Sell This Version
OVI004P Gruff Rhys Sensations In The Dark (Single) Ovni, Turnstile OVI004P UK 2010 Sell This Version
OVNI008 Gruff Rhys Atheist Xmas EP (EP) Ovni, Turnstile OVNI008 UK 2011 Sell This Version
OVNI006 Gruff Rhys / Y Niwl Gruff Rhys / Y Niwl - Y Baban Bach(7", Single) Ovni, Turnstile OVNI006 UK 2011 Sell This Version
OVNI011 Rodrigo* & Gruff* / Cate Le Bon Rodrigo* & Gruff* / Cate Le Bon - Gold Medal Winner / Time Could Change Your Mind(7", Single) Ovni, Turnstile OVNI011 UK 2012 Sell This Version
TS008EP3 Gruff Rhys American Interior EP3 (EP) Turnstile, Ovni TS008EP3 UK 2014 Sell This Version
none Gruff Rhys American Interior (Single) Turnstile none UK 2014 Sell This Version
none Gruff Rhys American Interior EP2 (EP, Single) Turnstile, Ovni none UK 2014 Sell This Version
SC307 Tomas Barfod Feat. Gruff Rhys Tomas Barfod Feat. Gruff Rhys - True To You(7", Single, Ltd) Secretly Canadian SC307 UK 2014 Sell This Version
none Gruff Rhys The Last Conquistador(CDr, Single, Promo) Caroline Records, Turnstile none Europe 2015 Sell This Version
none, The Earth Ft. Gruff Rhys The Earth Ft. Gruff Rhys - Married 2 Me(CDr, Single, Promo) Strangetown Records none, UK 2015 Sell This Version
none Gruff Rhys I Love EU(File, AAC, Single, 256) OVNI, Turnstile none Europe 2016

Compilations

HELPFK004 Gruff Rhys Gruff Rhys Supports Finders Keepers(CD, Comp, Ltd) Finders Keepers Records HELPFK004 UK 2011 Sell This Version