CERYS – I’M NO KARAOKE QUEEN

The star says her performance in 'Very Annie Mary' is "terrible" - so she's going to concentrate on sending text messages to Hear'say's Noel instead...

CATATONIA singer CERYS MATTHEWS has told NME.COM that she has vowed never to appear in films again, after putting in what she considers a “terrible” performance in ‘VERY ANNIE MARY’.

Matthews plays a half-cut karaoke singer in one scene of the South-Wales based drama, which opened in cinemas across the UK last month.

But speaking exclusively to NME.COM, she said: “You should try everything once – unless you’re terrible. And I was. I won’t be doing that again. The script was amazing and I’m a little bit of an exhibitionist so I gave it a go.”

Cerys was speaking backstage at Saturday’s (July 14) Welsh ‘Party In The Park’, where Catatonia mimed to three songs – ‘Road Rage’, ‘Dead From The Waist Down’ and new single ‘Stone By Stone’ – in front of 10,000 people at Cardiff Castle.

She said she was pleased to be back in the public eye, but would not be drawn on what she intended to sing at a charity dinner in Newport later this month.

As already reported on NME.COM, Cerys is to put on a one-woman show for the South Wales business community to raise funds for the Cardiff Special Olympics later this month.

She said: “I’ve got a big surprise happening but I’m not saying what it is. You’ll just have to buy a ticket and find out, won’t you?

“The Olympics are going to be brilliant. We’ve got this amazing stadium in Cardiff and all these things going on. It’s great.”

And she admitted to bombarding Hear’say‘s Noel Sullivan with mobile text messages.

She said: “I’m just a stalker. I love Noel to bits and I’m always texting him.”

Noel’s verdict was: “She’s really, really nice.”

Cerys also revealed that she is warming to Cataonia’s new album, ‘Scissors Paper Stone’, which she now considers to be the band’s best yet.

She said: “It’s meant to be enjoyed like a Hamlet cigar – on its own. We’ve worked really hard on it and it’s the best we’ve ever done. It’s musical genius. Beauty. It’s like an electric blanket – put it on when you’re in bed and you’ll never want to take it off.”

Other bands appearing at Party In The Park included Hear’say, who played a second set to replace Five, who pulled out at the last minute, Bellefire, Dane Bowers, DJ Pied Piper, Dina Carroll and Dario G.