HE'S been dubbed the Welsh Springsteen and he's returning to one of his favourite haunts this weekend.

Martyn Joseph plays The Brook on Sunday.

He's a powerful singer and songwriter gifted with the rare ability to speak to the soul with his expressive and poignant lyrics. With a career spanning 30 years, 32 albums, over a half a million record sales and thousands of live performances, the versatility of his music touches genres of folk, rock, soul, folk funk and Americana.

He's a jaw dropping guitar player who has developed a unique percussive style, teamed up with a powerful show stopping voice, and has been dubbed The Welsh Springstreen, but there are also shades of John Mayer, Bruce Cockburn and Dave Matthews.

In recent years, he has launched his Let Yourself Trust, a not-for-profit organisation which aims to challenge injustice.

2016 was one of Martyn’s busiest years, and this was acknowledged by him being nominated in the Hardest Working Artist category at the UK Independent Music Awards, being the only folk artist to receive any nomination. Playing over 170 shows worldwide he was also part of the Parliament/EFDSS project Sweet Liberties marking 800 years of British democracy, with Nancy Kerr, Sam Carter and Maz O’Connor. One of his songs from this, Nye celebrating Nye Bevan, the author of the NHS, has been enthusiastically received by audiences everywhere, as well as having BBC national airplay on Mark Radcliffe’s Folk Show and Tom Robinson’s 6 Music show.

See him live by calling 023 8065 2333 or visiting the-brook.com