Glenn Tilbrook is about to release some new solo material and is on tour through December.
The Squeeze singer will be at The Brook, Southampton, on Wednesday.
Happy Ending will be his fifth non-Squeeze album.
The recording sprang out of a quiet period in the writing with Chris Difford of Squeeze’s forthcoming album, due out in late 2014.
He says: ‘Momentum’s very important. It went a bit quiet at Chris’s end, so I thought, “you know what? I’ll just get on with my own thing and make my own momentum”.’
The result is his own acoustic album. He says: ‘What I’ve tried to do is just strip my writing back to guitar or piano and start out from there.
‘One of the next goals I have is to make a sparse record, because I’m very good at putting in detailed information. I just like doing it.’
The Happy Ending tour sees Glenn return to his totally stripped down solo acoustic show. It’s the first time he has toured completely solo in the UK in four years.
Tickets: £17.50 in advance and £19.50 on the door. Visit the-brook.com or call (023) 8055 5366.