JESSICA Lee Morgan is playing a free-entry show at Ilkley Black Hat with support from Otley singer Carys Crow on Sunday May 5.

Jessica, an “honest and playful” singer-songwriter raised on a diet of folk and rock, will play Ilkley Carnival the next day.

She is the daughter of Welsh singer Mary Hopkin who achieved fame in the 1970s with Those Were the Days.

Her father is the legendary American-Italian producer Tony Visconti who worked with stars such as David Bowie, T Rex, Iggy Pop, Thin Lizzy and Paul McCartney.

During her Ilkley gigs Jessica will perform a selection of her own songs, some of her mother’s songs, and a number of David Bowie songs her father produced.

Spokesman said: “Given her parentage, a musical career inevitably beckoned but Jessica has also worked in fields such as health and social care and this is often reflected in her songwriting.

“She mostly performs live with acoustic guitar alongside bassist Christian, and with percussion strapped to her army boots. She has released three albums to date: I Am Not, Around the Block and Re: Boot.

“Mary Hopkins has now given up singing and she thoroughly endorses her daughter carrying on the legacy of her incredible career. To add further poignancy to the occasion, Mary will be 69 two days before Jessica plays the Black Hat in Ilkley.”

In her professional life Jessica also plays saxophone, guitar and percussion with the David Bowie super group Holy Holy, alongside well-known musicians including her father.