A former Rydal Penrhos pupil has been drawing rave reviews as part of the chart-topping group Catfish and the Bottlemen.
Rob Hall (Bottom Right, with band Catfish and the Bottlemen), who left the school in 2011, is currently touring the United States with the Llandudno four-piece, who are the chief support for iconic rock band Green Day on their landmark Revolution Radio tour.
The indie band, who secured number one in the UK Album Chart earlier this year with their second release The Ride, have played at a number of large arenas throughout the 24-date tour including the Oakland Coliseum, the Holywood Casino Ampitheatre and AT&T Centre in Texas.
A review from Chris Conde, who writes for the San Antonio Current, said: “Starting the evening at the AT&T Center were British rock band Catfish and The Bottlemen. The band seemed pretty stoked to be on tour with Green Day and throughout their five-song set kept thanking the crowd for being there as well as the band for letting them open.
“The sound of the Wales four-piece had a distinct alt-'90s rock vibe but would transition into these mini post-rock intervals with echoing guitar reverb and interesting drum breaks from the talented Bob Hall.”
The tour concludes on Wednesday, September 13 when they take the stage at the Sleep Train Amphitheatre in Chula Vista, California.
Director of Music Pete Williams, said: “To be invited to perform alongside one of the most successful bands in history just shows how far Catfish and the Bottlemen have come in such a short space of time, and it is fantastic to see Rob doing so well on the international stage.”