ACCLAIMED singer-songwriter Gareth Davies-Jones performs in Neasham Reading Room on Friday, February 8.

With more than a decade of experience as a professional musician, writing, recording and playing his way around the UK and Ireland, Gareth Davies-Jones is one of the best kept roots/acoustic secrets on the British music scene.

Among his many achievements,Gareth’s songwriting was showcased during a song-writing residency with The Mining Institute in Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

Working with Arts Council England, "The Seam" project resulted in an album of 11 original songs and a critically-acclaimed tour telling stories from the Institute’s archive covering the history of mining engineering and the industrial revolution.

A natural storyteller, reviewers have placed his performances alongside the best in the Troubadour tradition.

Tickets, which are £10, are available by emailing or via the Reading Room website

Doors open at 7pm, the show is from 7.30pm to 10pm.