WINCHESTER singer and songwriter Josh Savage will be playing an intimate homecoming gig at Railway Inn on December 29.

Josh is returning home after a three month tour of Latin America, Germany and Austria in support of his new single 'Ghosts'.

Josh said: "Latin America was a gamble and I was scared how safe I would be. I played in Mexico, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Panama and Colombia in venues, with Sofar Sounds and in fan’s homes on a very low budget. I was featured in the Colombian national paper ‘El Tiempo’ and welcomed by fans who had been listening to my music for years on Spotify.

"Despite hearing about the dangers of Latin America, I was welcome by the most humbling and kindest people I’ve ever met."

A videographer accompanied Josh on his South American adventure, and he is hoping to release a documentary about his time in the region by the end of the year.

With no management, publishing, or record support , Josh has blazed a bright trail as one of the most promising new young artists to emerge from Winchester in recent years, building a loyal fanbase - one living room at a time.

His sprawling career has seen him supporting acts as diverse as Razorlight, Rizzle Kicks, Reverend and the Makers, Roll Deep, Benjamin Francis Leftwich, John Hiatt, Catfish & The Bottlemen & Ward Thomas.

Josh Savage has self-released two singles, ‘Bella’ & ‘Whisper In The Snow’ and three EPs; ‘Mountains in Hurricanes’, ‘Spaces’ and ‘Quatre Épines’ which have been played regularly on BBC Introducing and BBC 6 music and accumulated over a million plays on Spotify.

His other single, ‘Whisper In The Snow’ made the top 20 in the iTunes singer/songwriter charts and was played on Dermot O’Leary’s BBC Radio 2 show.

Tickets £7 advance, £10 on the night. Doors open 7.30pm.