Event Rater Q&A with Gareth Jewell

Gareth Jewell (@GPJEWELL) is an actor from Ammanford, currently starring in the ninth series of Gwaith/Cartref on S4C as the character Aled Jenkins. Gareth has acted in a number of popular series on S4C such as Bang, Alys and Pam Fi Duw? as well as in the film Patagonia (2010). He has also acted in English language dramas on the BBC including Baker Boys, Father Brown, Doctors, Merlin and The Indian Doctor.


Gareth tells us about his event interests:


Q: What types of events do you usually attend?                                    

A:  I usually go to see live music, rugby and international football.


Q: What is the best artist/group you have ever seen live?                    

A:  When I was around 11 years old, I went with my family to see Status Quo in Swansea. It was an unforgettable night, I had a headache for three days. At the time I had long hair and I did too much head banging!


Q: Who are your favourite stand-up comedians?                                          

A: I really enjoyed watching Micky Flanagan on the box over Christmas, but Rhod Gilbert was amazing when I saw him live!!


Q: Which sports do you enjoy seeing live?                                            

A:  Rugby is my favourite sport but, to be honest, I would watch anything!


Q: What is your favourite venue?                                                                

A: Any event in a pub would be enough of an excuse for me, be it live or on TV! Nothing beats seeing Wales play rugby at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff.


Q: What type of theatre events do you usually attend? (e.g. drama, musicals, opera) / Which show is your all-time favourite production?                                                                                                       

A:  As I have a young family I don’t have much time to go to the theatre at the moment but I look forward to having more time to do so in the future. Hamlet is my favourite theatre show and Joseph is my favourite musical. Tosca is the only opera I have seen but it is amazing! 


Q: Who would be your three dream headline acts to perform at a festival?                                                                                                          

A: Foo Fighters, Daft Punk and Guns N’ Roses would put on a show!!!


Q: Are there any events/artists that you would like to see that you haven't yet seen?                                                                                            

A: As I have tried to see him live on three occasions but failed, I would like to see Paolo Nutini.