STEPHEN Fearing is one of Canada's most respected performers.

Described as a stunning guitar player with a smooth yet powerful voice, he’s known for penning some of the most literate, stirring and emotionally charged "folk" music you’re likely to hear.

Born in Vancouver and raised in Dublin, Fearing will be at the Victoria Hotel, in Menai Bridge on Friday October 19.

He has cultivated a national – and international – audience for his music, building it ‘old school’ through countless performances at intimate venues, concert halls, and festivals of all sizes, including major events like the Reading Festival, WOMAD and Shrewsbury Folk Festival. His music is a blend of folk, roots, and pop.

He said: “People want to relax and be taken on a journey. I sketch out my shows so they deliver on that.”

Tickets for the Menai Bridge from Palas Print Caernarfon or Mudshark Records Bangor. Doors open 8pm.