Two of Portsmouth’s best male solo artists are performing at The Spring on Thursday.
Indie-folk troubadour Andrew Foster and pop-rock frontman Race Car Hearts will both take to the stage at the Arts Centre in Havant.
Both are Best Solo Artist Guide Award nominees based in Southsea.
Support act Race Car Hearts is the new solo guise of Chris Perrin, ex-Thirst frontman.
He released his debut solo single, Mother Midnight, last week with a launch show at the Wedgewood Rooms. An album will follow later in the year.
He told The Guide: ‘In this day and age, it’s very easy for people to say they’re a fan of a band from checking out their songs on YouTube or Spotify, but hearing music live is a totally different experience.’
Headliner Andrew Foster appreciates that, which is why he recorded one of his local live shows with band The Watchmen. His latest EP, made shortly after the live recording, is Russell’s Teapot and it will be on sale at the show.
Says Andrew: ‘The Spring Arts Centre is one of my favourite venues to play. It holds a lot of good memories for me as I was brought up down the road in Juniper Square.
‘I’m really looking forward to the gig as nights there have a respectful quality to them because of the nature of an arts centre.
‘It’s the perfect place for acoustic music to thrive.’
As well as a solo acoustic performance from Andrew and support from Race Car Hearts, Tremain singer Leonie Tremain will be taking to the stage to sing with Andrew, who is currently writing another EP. ‘I’d like to have a series of EPs out this year, a trilogy,’ he says.
Tickets cost £7.50 from (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk or on the door from 8pm.