RESPECTED singer-songwriter Steve Rodgers will be playing an intimate show in Carlisle later this year.

The son of Free and Bad Company vocalist Paul Rodgers has just released his long-awaited debut album, and will be touring across the UK this autumn in support of its latest single, So High.

Steve appears at The Source Collective, in the Atlas Works, on Friday October 12.

Forging his own path in the music industry, he is known for his unmistakable voice and distinctive melodic flair.

At 17, Steve started a band with his friends called Lost Sons of Davros, which became Boa and created two albums - their first single, Duvet, was the title track to the Japanese multi-award winning animation series Manga 'Lain - Serial Xperiments'.

They toured the States, the UK and after a period of musical enjoyment, Steve decided to follow his own path.

He has made guest appearances at Wembley for Bad Company, Aerosmith's Joe Perry and the Robert Randolph Band, and his tours have included support slots for Bad Company in the UK and Japan and his own headline dates in the UK and Canada.

Steve has also supported The Deborah Bonham Band, Midge Ure, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and in 2015 joined Stackridge for a three month tour of the UK.

His debut album, Head Up High, was released at the end of last year, where he worked with Coldplay and Snow Patrol producer Ken Nelson, and the album was mixed by Adrian Bushby, known for his work on Foo Fighters and Muse albums.

His songs reflect his passion for life’s depth, mystery and wonder, recorded with his band of like-minded musicians. Critics compare his music to a mix of Jack Johnson, Paolo Nutini and Cat Stevens.

Steve Rodgers appears at The Source Collective on October 12, and tickets are available now via www.skiddle.com