A Mercury Prize nominated folk singer is gearing up for a performance at the Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis, on Saturday, February 8.

Sam Lee is a highly inventive and original singer who injects a new passion into old material, reinterpreting ancient folk songs to make them relevant in the present day. His debut album, Ground Of Its Own, was released in 2012 and included an extraordinary mix of instruments, from the Jew's harp and trumpet to the fiddle and banjo. He even incorporated the drone effects of an Indian Shruti box.

In 2016, Sam won Best Traditional Track at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, going on to perform on BBC's Later with Jools and with the BBC Symphony Orchestra at the Proms in 2018. There, he hosted a Folk Prom alongside Julie Fowlis.

Sam reached new heights of success when he was chosen by Guy Ritchie to write the lead song for the epic Hollywood fantasy, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword. The resulting track, The Devil and The Huntsman, has since received tens of millions of plays around the world.

Sam will be performing music from his new album, Old Wow, set to be released on January 31. Featuring for the first time the sounds of the electric guitar, player by album producer Bernard Butler, the work represents yet another dramatic change of musical direction.

Guest vocals are contributed to the album by Elizabeth Fraser of the Cocteau Twins, along with input from Cosmo Sheldrake and the spoken word poet, Dizraeli.

Many of the lyrics are dedicated to Sam's love and passion for the natural world, which has dominated much of his music since he first appeared on the scene. Sam is a founding member of the organisation Music Declares Emergency, which sees individuals from the UK music industry convene to acknowledge and address how it can combat the climate and ecological crisis.

Sam Lee will visit the Marine Theatre accompanied by his band, plus a support act yet to be announced. Doors open at 6.30pm and the show begins at 7.30pm.

Advance tickets are £16 seated and £14 standing, or £19 on the door. For more information or to book, visit the theatre's website or contact the box office.