Music to warm a chilly evening

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Ola Onabule, Alnwick Playhouse, Saturday, February 12, 7.30pm. Tickets £14, £13 conc.

Spend a chilly February evening in the company of the singer-songwriter Ola Onabule.

Combining an enomrmous vocal range and a fusion style of soul, jazz and the West African music of his childhood, Onabule is fast gaining a reputation as one of the finest singer-songwriters composing today.

His lyrics cover contemporary issues as well as those old staples of love and loss in a complex and poetic style.

In the past he has shared the stage with legends such as Gladys Knight, Al Jarreau and Roberta Flack.

This year also sees the release of his seventh studio album Seven Shades Darker so grab the chance to see him live in an intimate setting.