When Elliott Morris steps into the spotlight at Swindon’s Wyvern Theatre tomorrow it will culminate a 25-year journey.

The award-winning singer/songwriter/guitarist, currently supporting singer Paul Carrack on two tours of fifty top venues, was born in the former Princess Margaret Hospital. He spent his early childhood just a short walk up the hill from the theatre in Old Town.

‘My Dad lectured at New College and my Mum was a librarian at Drove Road Teachers’ Centre,’ says Elliott. ‘Dad was the first film reviewer on BBC Wiltshire radio, when it was called Wiltshire Sound. He says he talked about my birth on air so I guess that’s how I inherited my love of performing and doing interviews.’

His father’s new job took the family to Wales shortly before Elliott’s second birthday, and again to Lincolnshire when he eleven.

‘I’ve been back to Swindon a couple of times,’ says Elliott. ‘I remember visiting the railway museum when I was small. Perhaps it’s no coincidence that my new EP has a picture of me standing in front of a mural of a Great Western locomotive!’

Elliott’s second stint with Paul Carrack, previously of Squeeze, Mike + The Mechanics and Roxy Music, began in November at the London Palladium. This followed enormously well received appearances at theatres and arenas including Glasgow Royal Concert Hall and Sage, Gateshead.

Half Scottish, half English, Elliott says: ‘It sometimes feels like I’m always on the road. But that’s the way I like it.’ He regularly plays right across the British Isles, from Thurso to Truro, Boston to Llangrannog, Belfast to Clonakilty, and beyond. In October he headlined in Germany and the Netherlands.

Elliott released his eagerly anticipated EP, ‘It Seemed to Make Sense at the Time,’ on 2 March. All four tracks are original compositions that marry intricate guitar lines with heartfelt, honest vocals and clever wordplay, combining elements of folk, roots, jazz and country. Embracing the traditional and the contemporary – this is music for the 21st century.

Acoustic Magazine has showcased Elliott Morris in a special article as the ‘Next Big Thing.’ He won a prestigious Danny Kyle award at Celtic Connections 2013, returning for more shows in 2014 and again in 2015. Elliott’s partnership with Alan Thomson, the late John Martyn’s bass player for thirty years, is attracting plaudits. The duo perform as Well-kept Secret.

The new EP features special guests Innes Watson from Treacherous Orchestra on fiddle, and double bassist and percussionist Bevan Morris from the Newcastle folk sextet Pons Aelius (Danny Kyle award winners 2015). It is available via iTunes and on CD from gigs or by post.

Elliott Morris opens for Paul Carrack at the Wyvern Theatre at 7.30 pm tomorrow. Tickets are available from 01793 524481