Noah And The Whale musician heading to Weston

PUBLISHED: 14:25 01 July 2015 | UPDATED: 14:25 01 July 2015

Matt Owens

Matt Owens

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A FOUNDER member of cult indie-folk outfit Noah And The Whale will be delivering a solo acoustic set in Weston’s Loves Café next month.

Matt Owens – known as Urby Whale during his time with the band – is the latest in a growing string of renowned performers to play at the West Street venue.

Previous star turns Ben Ottewell from Gomez and Michele Stodart of the Magic Numbers will both be returning later in the year, but it is Owens who will take centre stage on July 16.

The British singer-songwriter is striking out alone after the million-selling Noah And The Whale split in April, with early whispers that forthcoming album Songs For An Empty Room is one to look out for.

Inspired by the likes of Neil Young and Tom Waits, Owens’ new direction is described as ‘a warm Sunday morning feel, roughed up with a bit of grit’ and reflects the tensions between two very different existences: the heady escapism of his life on the road, and the inescapable realities of a life back home.

On the night, Matt will be supported by Weston performer Laurie McMahon.

Doors will open at 7pm, with Owens expected to take to the stage around 9pm.

Tickets cost £7 each and are now available in person at the venue, or online via www.lovesweston.co.uk/events/

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