Jason Harrold: According to his parents Jase – as he’s called for short – could talk before he could walk. Talking in class also paid off for him as the award winning presenter has notched up nearly 30 years on the radio here in Wales. He has also fronted many live events down the years and is no stranger to the camera either having worked for ITV Wales and Eurosport. These days Jase can be heard up and down Wales on Smooth Radio weekdays from Midday.
Siân Lloyd is an experienced journalist and broadcaster. She has become a familiar face across the UK, presenting national programmes including BBC Breakfast, BBC Crimewatch Roadshow and Panorama. Sian has reported on some of the key moments in recent history as a senior correspondent for the BBC.
Sian began her TV and Radio career in Wales, as a reporter and then presenter of BBC Wales Today and the drive-time radio programme Good Evening Wales. Growing up in Wrexham, Sian learnt Welsh. She also presents Welsh language programmes on S4C.
Before becoming a journalist Sian trained as a solicitor in London and Hong Kong but followed her dream of becoming a reporter not long after qualifying. Sian is also an experienced Awards Host and Conference Chair and has extensive knowledge of the live events sector. She lives in Cardiff with her family, and after years of extensive travel for work, Sian is now bebased in Wales full time.
Tumi Williams, a trailblazing emcee, artist and educator making giant strides in the UK hip hop scene today. His erudite lyrics and signature rich baritone can be heard across his solo work ‘Musically Drifting’, ‘No Time’ and as a collaborator with the likes of The Allergies, Ty, Stagga, Magugu, Mazbou Q, Mr Woodnote and Band Pres Llareggub. He fronts the nine piece Welsh afro-funk collective Afro Cluster who are currently working on their eagerly anticipated second album following 2021’s celebrated debut ‘The Reach’.
When ‘The Reach’ arrived in 2021 it was met with rave reviews and national airplay from the likes of BBC Radio Wales, BBC Radio 2, BBC 6 Music as well as a great international reaction including praise from Chuck D on his hip hop radio show. Afro Cluster have benefited from many great opportunities since and Skunkadelic continues to write and tour the UK extensively with the group, particularly on the festival circuit with Glastonbury, Womad, SXSW, National Eisteddfod, Greenman, Shambala and Boomtown remembered as stand out moments on their journey.
Following on his acclaimed ‘House of Jollof’, an imaginative amalgamation of opera, afrobeat, hip hop and live cooking, presented as a mini pop-up theatre show, Skunkadelic has been selected for the PRSF ‘Power Up’ programme; an initiative supporting black music creators and professionals in the field as they navigate the arts sector. It aims to break down barriers and foster much needed meaningful change in the sector.