Huw is on home Turf

Black Star Riders: from left, Scott Gorham, Chad Szeliga, Ricky Warwick,  Robbie Crane and Damon Johnson.  Picture by Richard Stow

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Rising star Huw Olesker has become the first signing to new label Turf Records.

The 15-year-old Portsmouth singer-songwriter-comedian came runner-up in the Best Solo Artist category at The Guide Awards in November. Turf Records focuses on developing young talent and the label's debut release was a free download of Huw's track Rhinos on Monday.

This will be followed in March by Hearse/Marmite, available as a limited edition download and comic book (designed by Huw's mate Osker Jeff).

Alex Lee Thomson at Turf says: 'Huw's a witty, foul-mouthed youth, commandeered by the mind of an ageing activist. He's more self-aware, more self-deprecating, and more egotistical than most poets in their

50s.'

See Huw on Wednesday when he plays at the Wedgewood Rooms on Albert Road, Southsea with his band Zoo In The Sky. They'll be supporting Clay Pigeon with Code 11, Jordan Pakiry and The Last Laugh.

Tickets: 3 on the door from 7.30pm or from (023) 9286 3911.