FINDLAY Napier is both a comedian, musician and VIP, who is stopping off in Cricklade to play at the latest acoustic session in The Old Stables.

Findlay graduated from The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland before joining traditional Scottish folk bands such as Back Of The Moon, Queen Anne’s Revenge and The Bar Room Mountaineers.

The other string to his bow is his comedy, and he regularly performs at stand-up nights.

With his music he plays solo, or teams up with Chris Sherburnan, English concertina player, to form a duo, but for festivals and bigger events he brings in the band.

Findlay Napier and the VIPS can be a trio, quartet or quintet, including musicians who play piano, flute, bass, pedal steel, telecaster, drums and fiddle.

His first album, VIP: Very Interesting Persons, reached number two in the Daily Telegraph’s top dozen folk albums for 2015.

Findlay left his childhood home in the Highlands and settled in Glasgow more than 20 years ago. His latest album, entitled Glasgow, is a love letter to the town. It was co-written and co-produced by Boo Hewerdine.

Findlay will be singing songs from the album when he comes to The Old Stables, the original stable block behind the White Hart Hotel, in Cricklade on Thursday, November 16.

He will be supported by Edd Donovan who last year released his second album Making Mountains.

Edd plays indie folk and Americana and his songs have been played on BBC 6 Music, BBC Introducing and the Baylen Leonard’s Front Porch Show.

Tickets to The Old Stables Club are £10 from - Flicky Harrison