Andrew Foster at the Square Brewery, Petersfield

He is 'a man with a message'.

One of Portsmouth's many talented singer-songwriters, Andrew Foster will headline the first Acoustix of the new year downstairs at the Square Brewery, in Petersfield, on Wednesday.

Andrew is a regular on the South's circuit and has built up a loyal following through support slots with Beth Rowley, Stephen Fretwell, David Ford, Yoav and Nik Kershaw, among others.

He has also gained critical acclaim for his debut album, Media Ghost. Acoustic Magazine said: 'Opaque lyrics overlay memorable melodies, with the whole album submerged in some very unusual and memorable production.'

Now, back in the studio working on a follow-up, The Garden, Andy is excited about his new project. He says: 'For this album I wanted to create something that was like a Tim Burton film, I aimed to create a world to immerse yourself in. An album built upon storytelling, nature, conspiracy, lies and home truths.'

Also appearing are Ian Scarbro and Dirty Sky Jones.

Doors open at 8pm. Entry is free.