GUITAR star Adrian Nation is set to play a long-awaited concert in his hometown.

It has been an extraordinary year for the Holland-on-Sea-based singer and songwriter.

He has performed across England, Scotland, Ireland, Norway, the Netherlands and Canada’s Alberta, Quebec, Ontario and the Yukon Territory.

That adds up to in excess of 20,000 miles and yet he has not performed any local shows.

However, that is all about to change with a hometown concert now booked at Holland Public Hall, in Frinton Road, Holland-on-Sea, on Saturday, November 24.

“It’s been the kind of year I have dreamed of with the calls coming in to play in some incredible places” said Adrian.

“In March I had the amazing privilege to play at the Frostbite Festival in the capital of the Yukon Territory, Whitehorse, just a stone’s throw from the banks of the Yukon River, a place that was the inspiration some years back for perhaps my most popular composition, Five Finger Rapids.

“Then at the end of my most recent UK tour I performed a concert at Duart Castle on the Isle of Mull which is the seat of the Clan Maclean. That was really pretty special.”

“But with all the time on the road it got me thinking how much I would like to do a show in my hometown, not least because this area has been the inspiration for several of the songs on my recent albums.

“I’m really hoping that doing the show in Holland will tempt a few people out who have maybe heard my name or seen my picture in the Gazette over the years but as yet don’t really know what it is I do.

“It’s always good to see fresh faces and people who are willing to try something new.”

Adrian’s most recent, award-winning album Anarchy and Love, received remarkable reviews when it was released last year and his live shows sell out regularly.

His songs have been described as a glorious collision of emotions and the Rock Society Magazine said it is hard to believe there’s only one man on stage when he plays guitar.

Tickets for Adrian Nation’s 20,000 miles and Back Home concert are available to buy online from