(Walker Theatre, Shrewsbury, Jan 24)

A JAW-DROPPING guitar player with a powerful show stopping voice Martyn Joseph, a unique talent driven by passion, social awareness and love for his trade, continues to write, sing and play from the heart.

He is a Welsh singer-songwriter whose music exhibits primarily a brand of Celtic and folk, while his songwriting is often focused on social lament or protest.

From independently releasing his first studio release, I'm Only Beginning in 1983, Joseph's career has spanned over thirty years. In 2004, he won the Best Male Artist Category in the BBC Welsh Music Awards

A modern folk artist, his songs are pictures, and stories, and feelings, put to music and delivered by a master craftsman.

Compared to Bruce Springsteen, John Mayer, Bruce Cockburn and Dave Matthews, he has created his own style and reputation as a mesmerising live performer.

The performance starts at 7.30pm in the junior of Theatre Severn's two brilliant auditoriums.

n Tickets are £19 with 10 per cent of for Friends.

Call 01743 281 281 for more details.