Number one songwriter set to return for Sudbury show

RETURNING: Singer Fiona Bevan is playing at Compact Music.
RETURNING: Singer Fiona Bevan is playing at Compact Music.

A young musician from Bulmer is returning to play in the Sudbury record shop she worked in as a teenager.

Fiona Bevan might not be well known yet, but the chances are you will have heard at least one of the songs she has written.

Friends with pop-sensation Ed Sheeran since gigging together on the London music years before, the pair wrote the song Little Things, which in November 2012 became a number one hit for boy band One Direction.

Fiona is about to return to Sudbury to perform at her old employers, Compact Music, in North Street.

The gig will sit in the middle of a tour for her new album, Talk to Strangers, and forms part of the shop’s UK record store day event.

It will be hosting a free, outdoor gig on Saturday, April 19, with numerous artists performing throughout the day.

“It will be really special performing there,” said Fiona. “I used to work there and now my CD is being sold there.”

She added that she had not performed in Sudbury since she was a teenager.

“I love Suffolk,” she said. “I have not lost that connection – I have still got family and friends here.”

Released earlier this month, the first single from the album is called The Machine and is available with a Ed Harcourt remix.

The album will be released on April 28, with a performance at Cambridge Junction on May 3.

“I’m very excited for everyone to hear it,” said Fiona. “It sounds exactly how I wanted it to.”