ONE OF the UK's most highly regarded singer/songwriters kicks off the new year of gigs at the Studio Lounge in Totnes tomorrow night.
Described by critics as the new Norah Jones, Julia Biel (pictured) is set to release her second album, a self-penned collection of jazzy/folk/pop songs.
Hailed by The Independent as 'the best British vocalist to emerge in an age', her credits include featured lead vocals with Mercury Prize nominated cult band Polar Bear, and collaborations with Everything But The Girl svengali Ben Wright.
Joining Julia on this double header UK tour is Phil King, who also has two albums under his belt and performs regularly in Paris, Zurich, Barcelona, and New York.
Kicking off the evening will be Totnes' very own Crow Puppets, who have created something of a stir around Devon since forming in 2012. Crow Puppets is the folk/pop creation of Cara Roxanne and Emma Marshall.
The 2013 season at the Studio Lounge will include folk legend Steve Tilston, Broadway multi-award winner Barb Jungr, Liz Lawrence, Lotte Mullen, who is currently in production with Elton John on a film about her rise through the musical ranks, and even the reformed 1990s pop icons Dodgy in June.
Tickets for tomorrow's gig can be bought on the door.
For more information, click www.studioloungetotnes.com or call 01803 862267, or even visit the box office on Wills Road on the Totnes Trading Estate.