Local music fans feeling Wilderland withdrawal symptoms can relax as one man folk band Andy Souch returns to his roots for some North Devon gigs this October.

You can catch Andy Souch aka Wilderland at three North Devon venues this October. Picture: WilderlandYou can catch Andy Souch aka Wilderland at three North Devon venues this October. Picture: Wilderland

Playing drums with his feet, a percussive guitar and a Shane McGowan folk style that gets to the raw nerves of a song, Andy has long been a firm favourite in venues around the South West.

Fresh from a gig in Somerset he is back in North Devon to play at The Ebberley Arms in Barnstaple this Friday from 8.30pm until late, with free admission.

Then on Sunday (October 14) he is live at The Champ, Appledore as part of an all-day benefit gig for Music For All.

Wilderland is on at 6.20pm but before and after that between 2-11pm you can enjoy a whopping 19 local performers.

You can catch Andy Souch aka Wilderland at three North Devon venues this October. Picture: WilderlandYou can catch Andy Souch aka Wilderland at three North Devon venues this October. Picture: Wilderland

Tony Finney, Johnny Sharp and Mick Pledge, Rocking Good Knights, Rescue Remedy and Steve Ruffe are just a few playing on the day – see The Champ at Appledore Facebook page for the full line up.

Andy Souch is also back in action on October 27 at Swimbridge as part of the Jack Russell Halloween Cider Festival (watch this space).

If you haven’t been to a Wilderland gig before, sit back and enjoy an evening of good honest folk songs and crowd pleasers – in fact, the crowd are all handed tambourines and encouraged to join in.