FOLK star Seth LAKEMAN is to take to the stage in Southampton next month in one of just a handful of intimate shows to promote his new studio album.

He is set to appear at The Brook on Wednesday April 27.

Written during his enforced 18 months off the road, Make Your Mark features 14 powerful, brand-new songs including the first single Higher We Aspire which was playlisted at BBC Radio 2.

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Recorded at Middle Farm Studios in Devon and produced by Seth himself, the album was released on his own label, Honour Oak Records and went straight to number one in the Official Folk Albums Chart Top 40.

Seth has been making his mark since he was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize in 2005 for Kitty Jay.

As well as the new studio album, he celebrated the 15th anniversary of his gold-selling Freedom Fields album in 2021 with a Deluxe Reissue.