SINGER-songwriter Katie Spencer is starting a regular acoustic music evening at the Sparrow Bier Café in Bradford.

The free-entry event will kick off on February 5 at 7.30pm with headliner People Poems, which is the alt-folk project of Leeds musician Harry Orme.

The event, which will also be held in March 4, will feature an "open stage" where songwriters and musicians from all backgrounds can perform.

Harry has toured the UK and Europe, supporting artists across the folk/indie spectrum including Big Thief, Sara Watkins (Nickel Creek), Tiny Ruins, Ciaran Lavery and Emily Portman.

North Leeds Life said: "People Poems is powerful, soul-bearing stuff, a rewarding listen and possessed of an uncommon and individual beauty", while Noizze described Harry as a captivating and mesmerising acoustic persona.

In her own performances Katie is said to conjure vivid landscapes through the medium of song, creating intimate studies using her unique finger-picked acoustic guitar style and an assured warm voice.

A spokesman said: "The striking imagery that rings through her ethereal songs creates a universe of sound and storytelling. Her mesmerising live performances have seen her play world-renowned stages, at the likes of Cambridge Folk Festival and Celtic Connections as she assembles a dedicated fanbase from all corners of the country.

"The new album Weather Beaten is a flawless and flowing journey that encapsulates her intimate live performance style. The sound is clear and bright, bringing a precision and boldness reminiscent of the best ‘ECM’ modern jazz albums which naturally pairs with the warm and hazy folk sound that envelops Katie’s style."

At just 22 years old Spencer has built up an extremely respected profile within the national acoustic music scene, sharing the stage with musicians of outstanding calibre such as Danny Thompson and Ted McKenna, and continuing to receive glowing reviews of both her live performances and recorded works.