Gruff a JEGruff Rhys is a songwriter from Wales. He has released nine studio albums as a member of the legendary band Super Furry Animals, three solo albums, a further two albums as a member of Neon Neon and has played concerts on every continent in the known world bar Antarctica. He has collaborated with bands and artists as diverse as Mogwai, Gorillaz, Sparklehorse, Dangermouse and David Lynch.

Most recently with Neon Neon he released a biographical album about the life of the radical Italian publisher and revolutionary Giangiacomo Feltrinelli entitled Praxis Makes Perfect. This was then turned into a groundbreaking immersive theatrical experience with the help of National Theatre Wales.

American Interior is set for release in 2014 and will combine music, film, book and an app in order to tell the unbelievable yet true story of his relative John Evans. Unwittingly in his wake, Evans left a trail of chaos that had a profound effect on the history of America. Rhys will bring his investigative concert tour and possibly John Evans, back to life at The Cross-Media Forum.

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