Lloyd Llewellyn is a singer-songwriter from South Wales possessing one of the most distinctive voices you will come to know. Taking early influence from his grandfather’s love of Charles Brown and Nat King Cole, to first hearing Led Zeppelin and The Doors with his Dad, Lloyd found his way artists such as The National and Bon Iver.
Lloyd has played at Boardmasters, Isle of Wight Festival, Bergenfest, Camden Rocks, Glastonbury, headlined a stage at Alternative Escape, is a regular at Sofar Sounds and, has sold out headline gigs at Notting Hill Arts Club, Hoxton Bar and Kitchen and Camden Assembly.
His first single ‘Long Way Down’ was played on BBC Wales and BBC 6, quickly followed by his second single ‘Selfish Skin’ via BBC Introducing. Harbouring support across the board from the likes of Clash and Atwood Magazine, a spectrum of tastemaker blogs followed suit.
His new EP ‘Drinking With The Devil’ was recorded with Grammy award winning engineer/producer Dom Morley (Amy Winehouse, Back to Black) who describes Lloyd as ‘Britain’s next great soul singer has kidnapped Bon Iver’s band, and together they are making music which not only grabs you and envelopes you but stays with you for a long time’.
‘This song came from a place where I battle with all sorts of temptations, a lot of back and forth clouded in even more negativity but not from anyone else but myself. During these times I realise that the battle I have is something that makes me feel alive and I have started to revel and enjoy the flirting of pushing myself to the edge. Don’t get me wrong there is a lot of struggle and darkness within those times but when I’m holding all the cards I don’t mind pouring the whiskey’, says Lloyd.