Poetry and song from Manchester’s premier forward-thinking backward-looking songsmith Vinny Peculiar is promised at Alexander’s in Chester on Thursday, February 12.

Since 2002 Vinny has released nine albums of ‘outsider pop’ music to great critical acclaim and collaborated with the likes of Bill Drummond (KLF) and Tom Robinson (BBC 6 Music), artistically and musically with ex-members of The Smiths, Oasis, Aztec Camera and The Fall.

His live solo shows are song and poem based where witty words and self-deprecating monologues prevail, often compared to Jarvis Cocker, John Cooper Clarke and Eels.

He has toured Europe and the US, opening for the likes of British Sea Power, Edwyn Collins and Luke Haines and is a former compere on the Glastonbury Acoustic Stage.

Vinny’s latest album, The Root Mull Affect, was released last March to rave reviews.

Tickets are available from the bar at Alexander’s, online at www.alexanderslive.com , by calling 01244 340 005, or on the door.