FRIDAY February 1, sees the start of another year of live music at The West End Club in Barry.

First up is Nick Harper. To call him a superlative singer/songwriter could put his highly lauded guitar talent in the shade, and to call him a guitarist's guitarist might slight his distinctive, soulful voice and passionate songs.

His live shows are a wild ride, from personal introspection to biting political satire via a charmingly caustic wit.

He often segues from his own compositions to well-loved covers, and makes his own takes on Zappa, Led Zeppelin and Monty Python.

For over a decade he has been dazzling critics and audiences alike with his heady mix of virtuosity, boyish charm, showmanship and sheer bravado.

Only 14 tickets left at time of going to press.

Tickets at £9 are vailable from Retro-vibe Music, Holton Road, the venue or 07561 143114.

Doors open 7.30pm.