A RENOWNED Ivor Novello Award-nominated songwriter and performer will headline at a Keighley venue later in October.

Boo Hewerdine will be playing at the Lemon Tree Cafe, in Oakworth Road.

In spring of this year he released his new album, Swimming in Mercury, which is an insight into memories of his life.

Reflecting on the creation of this album, he said: “It was recorded in the spirit of the first four track recording I ever did.

“But instead of a chunky cassette deck we were able to use Chris Pepper’s Cambridge studio.

“It was an incredibly enjoyable and creative way to work.

“Often I would write a song in the morning and by the end of the day we would have another track done.”

As a recording artist, Boo’s first steps came with the band, The Great Divide before the formation of his 1980s group, The Bible.

Brit Award winning, former Fairground Attraction singer Eddi Reader is the perhaps the artist Boo Hewerdine is most regularly associated with, as a songwriter, musician and producer.

Together they enjoyed international success with the Hewerdine written hit single Patience of Angels in 1995. Boo also produced Reader’s Sings the Songs of Robert Burns in 2003, an album now viewed as a folk classic.

Boo has been involved in an array of writing and producing with established and upcoming artists via his song-writing workshops.

Boo formed the duo State Of The Union with American guitarist Brooks Williams and recorded and released two albums and an EP, live in the studio with engineer Mark Freegard.

The duo have appeared on BBC1’s Andrew Marr Show, performing their cover of the Pet Shop Boys hit, Rent.

Boo’s gig at The Lemon Tree will run from 7.30pm to 10.30pm on October 26. Visit Lemon Tree Cafe & Bistro’s Facebook page for £15 tickets and more details.