Rae of sunshine as singer takes to the road

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Singer-songwriter Rae Morris has announced a full UK headline tour to follow the release of her debut album in January.

Blackpool-born Rae (right) sets off from The Kazimier in Liverpool on Sunday, February 1 for the 12-date tour, which also takes in King Tuts in Glasgow, Gorilla in Manchester and Brixton Electric in London.

Stephen Tompkinson can be heard on new release Christmas Words For You

Stephen Tompkinson can be heard on new release Christmas Words For You

Last week she announced the track listing for the new album Unguarded, which will feature tracks Skin, Closer and Do You Even Know?

The 21-year-old has had strong airplay from Radio 1, headlining the station’s Introducing Stage at this summer’s Reading and Leeds Festival, and is on the European leg of a support tour with George 
Ezra.

* Actor Stephen Tompkinson, who grew up in St Annes, features on a festive celebration of poetry released on Monday.

Alongside Joanna Lumley, Jim Broadbent and Hermione Norris, the former St Bedes High School pupil can be heard on Christmas Words For You, a collection of seasonal poems read by these recognisable and popular British actors and set to classical music.

Stephen (right) lends his tones to works including Christmas Fancies by Ella Wheeler Wilcox set to I Saw Three Ships, A Christmas Carol by Samuel Coleridge to Once In Royal David’s City and In Memoriam by Alfred Lord Tennyson to God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen.