About

Welcome! Croeso!

My name is Gareth and I am a North Wales-based writer.

I live a lot of my life encountering the arts. This site is dedicated to reviewing three forms in particular:

  • UK Country Music (documenting its rise over here in the UK through album/EP reviews and interviews)
  • Welsh TV drama (shouting about the great original stories coming out of my home nation of Wales)
  • North Wales Arts Scene (showcasing the best theatre shows and live music gigs from my home region)

After developing my skills as an arts critic with Young Critics North Wales, I currently write for online arts magazine Get the Chance and UK country music site Building Our Own Nashville.

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

I also write poetry and creative non-fiction which you can find here.

Thanks for visiting 🙂

 


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.


 

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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