THAT Cerys Matthews never ended up becoming one of Wales' most successful ballerinas is entirely Bob Dylan's fault. The former Catatonia singer's formative years in Cardiff had been spent pirouetting in pink ballet pumps and perfecting her plies in front of full length mirror - until that is, at the age of 11, she first heard a certain Robert Zimmerman sing.
"It's true, I'd been learning to dance ever since I could walk really, but I packed it in to be more rock and roll," smiles the 43-year-old.
"Dylan was my secret hero and I just thought, 'Well, Bob doesn't do ballet' and that was that.
"Besides, I'd started playing a lot of instruments by that point - piano, guitar and a few different woodwind things - and wanted to concentrate more on music.
"I didn't want to be a jack of all trades …