After the success of last year’s launch gig at St Mary’s Church, we’re excited to welcome Tom Baxter to this incredibly atmospheric venue, for what promises to be an unforgettable evening of live music.

As the man who co-wrote the song ‘Better’ – a modern day classic that has become entwined into the fabric of so many people’s lives – Tom has garnered broad appeal over the years, not only as a dextrous musician, but also due to wearing his heart on his sleeve and connecting ‘in song’ with his audience. Tom’s music has been placed in numerous Hollywood films, and his achingly beautiful voice has been the backdrop to some of the nation’s most exciting moments over the last few years, from the Beijing Olympics to the coverage of the 2012 Royal Wedding.

Since the release of his first two albums – “Feather & Stone” and “Skybound” –  his songs have been covered by artists from Dame Shirley Bassey to Boyzone, as well as having respected names such as Tom Waits, Rufus Wainwright & Gary Barlow (to name a few), tip their hats to him.

For his third album Tom took time out to rediscover his passion for the guitar and love of song-writing. It was a journey that took him from the wilds of Devon, through the foothills of India, the mountains of Southern Spain, and ended in California. The end result was “The Uncarved Block – Part One” which showcases his masterful guitar-playing and the raw, confessional depth of his lyrics and voice.

Supported by Kizzy Crawford

A Welsh speaker with Bajan heritage, 22-year-old Kizzy Crawford’s solo career began just a few years ago and, in that time, Kizzy has developed an increasing sophistication to her song writing and performance, which is complimented by her soulful voice that boasts both range and charisma.

Her ambition as a young Welsh Black artist is to make her mark by fusing bilingual soul-folk jazz and she’s already getting recognition for her work with airplay on BBC Radio 1, BBC 6Music, BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio Wales, BBC Radio Cymru as well as live TV performances on S4C, Children in Need for BBC 1 and the 6 Nations advert campaign.