ONE of the country's best folk and blues artists is set to play an intimate small gig in Biggar next month.

Sunjay has been collecting awards ever since bursting onto the scene as a child prodigy more than a decade ago.

Championed within folk and blues circles, the West Midlands singer-songwriter has built up a loyal fanbase.

With the release of his new album, Devil Came Calling, Sunjay has been touring folk and blues clubs throughout the autumn.

At the start of November he'll play The Wee Gig in Biggar.

Promoter Jill Lerner told us: "An evening with Sunjay is an evening of exquisite blues, country and folk music combined with a master class in guitar playing interspersed with hilarious anecdotes.

"Drawing from a rich, musical and cultural background it is hardly surprising that Sunjay has quickly become recognised as one of the UK’s rising stars.

"Sunjay has in every sense, grown up in public, having performed regularly to ever increasing audiences from the age of seven.

"Now, still only in his mid-20s, Sunjay has become a master guitarist, who has crafted his show to perfection.

"He also has an encyclopedic knowledge of his music, and a wicked sense of humour."

Recorded near his hometown of Stourbridge, Devil Came Calling features longtime producer and multi-instrumentalist Eddy Morton, drummer Darren Barnes, bassist Ian Jennings (Tom Jones, Van Morrison, Jeff Beck), Pete Bond playing piano and Lee Southall on harmonica.

It has been named album-of-the-week on several radio stations since its release.

Sunjay will perform at The Wee Gig in the Arcadia Music Cafe on Friday, November 8.

Tickets, priced at £12, are available from 07966 243587.