Acclaimed blues band returns to the town on Thursday, May 19

Funk and soul band Brother Strut returns to Barnstaple to play at The Factory at Roundswell on Thursday, May 19.

The critically-acclaimed band previously played in North Devon for the Barnstaple Christmas lights switch-on of 2014.

Purveyors of funk, blues, American soul music of the 1960s and 1970s and stunning live music, the band have gained wide recognition for their barnstorming live sets.

Founder Stevie Jones is also the saxophone player for North Devon's Elkie Brooks and has toured with her for the past 12 years.

Between them, the band have played on records that have more than half-a-billion sales.

They have performed on some prestigious stages alongside the likes of Van Morrison, Stevie Wonder, Elton John and Madonna, Sting, George Michael, Amy Winehouse and Tina Turner.

The Factory gig begins at 8pm and has support from Loney.

For tickets, visit Beatsworkin', call 01271 324242 or go to www.thefactoryvenue.co.uk