(Walker Theatre, Shrewsbury, Jul 14)

One OF THE great singer/songwriters to emerge from the 1980s Liverpool music scene.

Founder/lead singer with the chart toppers The Icicle Works, famous for the UK and US Top 40 hits "Love Is A Wonderful Colour" and "Whisper To A Scream (Birds Fly)", Ian McNabb has gone on to enjoy a critically-acclaimed solo career.

He has performed with Ringo Starr, plus son Zak Starkey, Neil Young/Crazy Horse, Mike Scott (of The Waterboys), and Danny Thompson of folk band Pentangle, and has written for the Lightning Seeds too.

McNabb's first book, an autobiography entitled Merseybeast, was published in October 2008.

The Mercury Music Prize nominated artist continues to write stunning songs with warmth, humour, cynicism and grandeur.

In March 2016, McNabb released his first album of covers, titled Respectfully Yours. Star Smile Strong, his 11th studio album, was released in April 2017.

The performance starts at 8pm.

n Tickets cost £15.50, with 10 per cent off for friends, and for more details, call 01743 281 281 or email mail@theatresevern.co.uk