AN AUSTRALIAN singer-songwriter is returning to the UK this winter with his new album and will be performing in Basingstoke.

Nigel Wearne, who is a guitarist and multi-instrumentalist, will perform at The Forge in Basingstoke on Saturday, January 27.

He has released a new album, The Reckoning, which is full of contrasts, and has contributions coming from Australia, Canada and the UK.

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Inhabiting the after-dark realms of blues, jazz, soul and rock ‘n roll, The Reckoning is a full band explosion of songs, stories and musical mayhem. All the while, Wearne's crooning, cutting, monolithic vocal keeps lyricism and poetry at the forefront.

The album has received early praise with the first three singles earning him a nomination for Best Blues Work at the 2023 Music Victoria Awards and a four-star review in The Weekend Australian.

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