Ocean Colour Scene singer performs in Merrymouth concert at Buxton’s Pavilion Arts Centre

Ocean Colour Scene singer/songwriter Simon Fowler and former bass guitarist Dan Seale will perform in concert as part of Buxton Folk in May.

The musicians are lending their decades of first class musicianship by joining forces with keyboard player and accordionist Adam Barry in the folk trio Merrymouth which plays at the Pavilion Arts Centre on May 22.

Their debut album Merrymouth was toured during 2013 and included performances at BBC Radio 2’s CarFest, the Mosely Folk Festival and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

The band’s latest album Wenlock Hill is a collection of new songs and features collaborations with other musicians including Chas Hodges of Chas & Dave (piano), John McCusker on violin, Catherine Harper (cello), Andy Derrick (trombone), Hugh Thomas (clarinet), Anthony Jones (muted trumpet) and Nick Lyndon (double bass).

Ocean Colour Scene rose to fame in the 90s during the Britpop era. In 1996 their album Moseley Shoals reached No.2 and featured tracks The Day we Caught the Train and The Riverboat Song.

Merrymouth’s concert in the Pavilion Arts Centre starts at 7.30pm.

Tickets £13.50.To buy tickets or for more information, contact 01298 72190 or www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk