Welcome! Croeso!

My name is Gareth and I am a North Wales-based writer. I am a passionate advocate of the arts.

I love country music and seek to document its rise over here in the UK by focusing on the albums and EPs of UK-based artists.

I believe that we are in a golden age of Welsh TV drama and so I want to shout about the great homegrown stories that are coming out of this nation.

I support my regional theatre scene by attending shows at Theatr Clwyd, Venue Cymru, Pontio Arts Centre, and others. I am particularly keen to support the amazing work produced by the former as well as writing about some of the productions that visit the other venues here in North Wales.

I started writing reviews as a member of Young Critics North Wales. Using the skills I acquired from this project, as well as in my academic study, I currently write for online arts magazine Get the Chance and UK country music site Building Our Own Nashville.

Other interests include the Welsh Music Scene, BBC Radio 2, and representations of Christianity on television.

Why ‘Desperately Lost City’?

The name for this blog is an amalgamation of three television shows that had a significant formative effect on my life: Desperate Housewives, Lost, and Holby City.

The latter was the first ‘adult’ TV programme I ever watched. It became a routine appointment of my week. A couple of years later, Desperate Housewives appeared on TV. It was unlike anything I had ever seen before. Shortly after, Lost appeared. Needless to say, I became completely engrossed and obsessed with both. They were two juggernauts that heralded a completely different kind of television. They represent the start of a journey that has kept the arts, in its various forms, at the centre of my life ever since.

If you would like me to review your music or production then feel free to contact me via the relevant link.

Thank you for visiting – and enjoy!



There’s something about those quiet places…

My very first blog post from my very first blog which, although now disappeared into the ether of space and time, was a great learning curve in establishing my confidence to publicly share my thoughts with the world…

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