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Her husky tones and overly-pronounced welsh accent make Cerys Matthews easily recognisable.
Sunday mornings wouldn't be the same for many music lovers without her hugely popular BBC 6Music radio programme and her promise of a "festive feast of music, poetry, and the purely unexpected" makes this a date not to be missed.
Long gone are the Catatonia days, with half dozen successful solo projects under her belt now she shares a more experimental side with the 'Cerys by Candlelight' Tour.
The tour arrives at Birmingham's Glee Club December 9 and with it comes a new album 'Baby, It's Cold Outside' featuring 15 winter faves.
Doors open at 7pm and tickets cost £23.50 and are available from the venue.