THE Village Pump Club in Trowbridge will be welcoming solo artist and BBC One presenter Johnny Coppin to the club on Friday, April 12.

A spokesman for The Village Pump said: “It is always a pleasure to welcome Johnny Coppin back to the Pump.

“He’s been a good friend to us over the years from his early years with seminal progressive folk rock band Decameron back in the 1970s when they first appeared at The Pump, to the present day as a solo artist.

“He’s been a respected performer on the folk circuit for all those years as a fine singer, songwriter, guitarist, keyboard player and composer, well known for his work in association with poets and writers especially Laurie Lee.

“These days he’s best known as a presenter on BBC Radio.

“He has the ability to write memorable songs and well as composing great tunes with lyrical melodies.

“It should be a great evening.

“There’s always time for a few floor spots early in the evening.”

Johnny Coppin is a singer, songwriter, composer and poetry anthologist. Formerly with the folk-rock band Decameron, his solo albums include Forest and Vale and High Blue Hill, Edge of Day - a collaboration with world-famous writer Laurie Lee - Force of the River, A Country Christmas, The Shakespeare Songs, Keep the Flame and and his most recent albums The Winding Stair and Breaking the Silence with Mike Silver.

The Village Pump Club can be found beside The Lamb Inn, Mortimer Street, Trowbridge. Tickets are £10 on the door, and doors open at 7.30pm for 8pm start.

If you want to reserve a seat please phone 01225 865107.

The Village Pump’s next Open Mic is on April 19, great value for money at just £3 and the chance to perform.