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Cerys Matthews

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11, 1969
Cardiff, Wales
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11, 1969 (age 52)
Cardiff, Wales


Welsh singer for the band Catatonia, she wrote the songs "You've Got a Lot to Answer For" and "Mulder and Scully." She's also and author and has worked as a radio DJ on BBC 6.

Before Fame

She learned to speak four languages as a child: English, Welsh, Spanish, and French. She took up guitar at the age of nine and joined Catatonia in 1992.


She had two #1 albums in the U.K.: International Velvet in 1998 and Equally Cursed and Blessed in 1999.

Family Life

She married her first husband, Seth Riddle, in 2003. She then married her second husband, Steven Abbott, in 2011, and she has three kids.

Associated With

She and Tom Jones sang an award-winning cover of "Baby, It's Cold Outside" in 1999.