There is no-one who can match Geraint Jarman’s immense and continuing effect and influence on Welsh language music over the past half a century. As a highly original composer, poet, performer and television producer he has had a defining effect on every decade of the story of Welsh language youth culture. In 2018 Jarman released his latest album, the reggae influenced Cariad Cwantwm (his seventeenth!) exactly forty years since he created 1978’s classic era-defining Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau(Land of My Fathers.) If Cool Cymru has a starting point then it is to be found within the grooves of this record. Onstage the live Geraint Jarman experience is a blistering, exuberant mix of the classic old and the searching new in a setlist that spans the decades and gives us rock, new wave, reggae, dub, pop and country rock.
'Geraint Jarman shows us why he's a legend of a scene he helped create. He remains a jerky, wiry performer, with an excellent band mixing over-driven rock guitars, reggae and tuneful punk snarl.
When he equates Ethiopia and Cymru, you don't need to speak his language to know how he feels'
THE INDEPENDENT (Festival No6 Review 2014)