A 22-year-old singer-songwriter from Pocklington is set to support Laura Mvula at her headline concert with Harrogate International Festivals.
Former Pocklington School pupil Fin Henderson said supporting the top soul singer was ‘the gig I’m most excited for’.
One of Yorkshire’s rising stars, Fin’s bold approach and unique style saw him win a major competition when he became 2017 Salute Music Maker Champion.
His song, A Million Places, claimed the number one position after a public vote.
Fin said: “People always say you never know when something’s going to happen.
“I was sitting at home when I got the email saying ‘do you want to support Laura Mvula’. Hmm, go on then.
“I’m a singer songwriter – people tell me it’s a sound that’s in between Muse and Tom Odell.
“It’s why I’m excited for this gig, where everyone sits and listens, and you can feel you’re really speaking to the audience.
“Sometimes I play in really busy bars and if you can’t hear the lyrics it just sounds like depressing background music.”
Laura Mvula was famously championed by the late superstar Prince and recently appeared with from Talking Heads singer David Byrne.
Laura Mvula and Fin Henderson will perform tomorrow (Friday 27 July) at the Royal Hall.