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From You Ain’t Seen Ruthin Yet to Ruthin Compares 2U

Published date: 14 April 2011 |
Published by: Matt Jones
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David Garland Jones 

A WORLD-wide internet singing sensation is back!


Spoof wannabe actor David Garland Jones, a comedy creation of writer Jon Tregenna, and played by actor Russell Gomer, shot to fame when his video for You Ain’t Seen Ruthin Yet became a YouTube sensation.
 

Now he has returned with a 13-song clip which includes a re-write of Sinead O’Connor’s finest moment - Ruthin Compares 2U.
 

“David Garland Jones is desperate to make it as an actor,” said Jon, of Llanelli.
 

"He is a tragic, sad character.


“He does lots of things such as put acting lessons on YouTube.”


So far David Garland Jones’ videos have had more than 100,000 views across the globe.


“The reaction has been really positive,” said Jon.


You Ain’t Seen Ruthin Yet went berserk, I think everyone in Ruthin heard it.”
 

And the character has even performed in Mold at Clwyd Theatr Cymru.


Jon explains the thinking behind the video, he said: “It is fun.


“There is not a lot going on in Welsh comedy and YouTube has given us a platform.


“David is fast getting a reputation for being Wales' most famous ‘loser’.


“He has attracted interest from TV and film companies.


“He is going to Los Angeles this September to appear at the west coast Eisteddfod as a guest of Americymru who forge cultural and business links between Wales and America.”


The 4.57 minute-clip also features the Moody Blues’ Nights In Prestatyn and features the song - Mold to the tune of Spandau Ballet’s 80s classic Gold, even dressing up as lead singer Tony Hadley.


You can see the video, which already has more than a 1,000 views in under a week, at www.youtube.com/davidgarlandjones

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