DORSET born musician Daniel Bovey is returning to the county as a member of the Mela Guitar Quartet.

They will play two concerts in Yetminster and Marnhull later this month.

Mela Quartet performed their debut concert for Dorset’s touring arts charity, Artsreach, earlier this spring in Portesham, receiving both a standing ovation and enthusiastic calls for an encore. This March the quartet head back to the county for two final Artsreach performances, following the release of their latest album, Pluck, Strum, Hammer.

Musicians Matthew Robinson, George Tarlton, Daniel Bovey and Jiva Housden formed the Mela Quartet after meeting whilst studying at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and Royal Academy of Music.

Mela's Daniel Bovey was born and raised in Dorset, studying at Gillingham Secondary School before moving on to and graduating from the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire in 2014, with the highest degree result across the year.

Kerry Bartlett, Artsreach Co-Director said “Daniel is a similar age to myself, and I remember seeing him perform during my time in secondary school – he was clearly a talented musician at that point, and has gone on to achieve so much already. To welcome him back to Dorset with his quartet is a very exciting opportunity indeed.”

See Mela guitar live in Yetminster (01935 873719) on Friday March 22 at 7.30pm and Marnhull (01258 820381) on Saturday March 23 at 7.30pm. Tickets and further information are also available at