WORLD-renowned six-string guitar pioneer Warner E Hodges is coming to Keighley with his band.

He will perform his signature brand of guitar-driven rock at recently-opened venue Studio 5 Live at the Jam On Top music studio.

Warren’s latest studio album Right Back Where I Started features 10 new songs that “bend, squeeze and breathe fire into the wood and wire he wields”.

He conjures up many of his classic influences on the record, notably Led Zeppelin and AC/DC, finding ways to weave them into his own influential style and sound.

A spokesman said: “In the last two years Warner’s long-standing love affair with the UK has cemented into the Warner E Hodges Band, a line-up of stellar British musicians.

Born in Wurtzburg, Germany, Warner cut his teeth on the music of his father , a US Army officer, and his mum, who both fronted a country music outfit playing army bases.

Hodges family settled in Nashville Tennessee and, returning to the States, Warner soon found himself playing drums in his parents’ band.

By the end of the 1970s, Warner’s high-octane approach to life and the guitar were a perfect match for the burgeoning DIY punk scene.

In 1981 he began performing with Jason & The Scorchers, becoming a wild child of rock ’n’ roll aggression with country music roots.

A spokesman said: “With ten albums to their credit, The Scorchers are still inspiring a new generation of alt-country fans and artists.

“They were the first recipients of theAmericana Hall Of Fame Lifetime Achievement Award and recently celebrated their 30th anniversary with a live DVD release.

Warner splits his time these days between the Scorchers, Dan Baird & Homemade Sin, his solo career,and guest spots with the likes of Datrivin’ ’n’ Cryin’.

Warner E Hodges can be seen at Jam On Top, on Chesham Street, off Dalton Lane, Keighley. Visit to book tickets. Leading local music promoters BAC2Live are running the event.