A British-born musician will be in Ledbury on his first UK tour in 15 years.

Wesley Stace, also known as John Wesley Harding, was born in Hastings in 1965 and rose to musical stardom in the late 80s after adopting his alias during his PhD at Cambridge University.

Stace, who signed to Seymour Stein's Sire in 1989, is celebrated for insightful, melodic songs, most notably on his debut studio album 'Here Comes The Groom'. In 2013, he reverted to his birth name with his album 'Self Titled'.

Besides touring and recording, Stace also hosts a monthly variety show 'Wesley Stace’s Cabinet Of Wonders' in New York City, featuring musicians, authors and comedians.

Moreover, he wrote the libretto for 'Dido’s Ghost', an opera which premiered in 2021.

He has also penned four novels, including the bestseller Misfortune, and co-wrote a memoir for a renowned choreographer and dancer, Mark Morris.

While residing in the US since the early nineties, Stace's return to the UK is eagerly anticipated.

He is set to perform on May 10 at Canon Frome Court in Ledbury. Tickets cost £14 and are available by calling 01531 670609 or emailing events@canonfromecourt.org.uk.