A TIME tested wordsmith will bring 41 years of craft to Colwyn Bay this April.

The commanding stage presence of New Jersey singer-songwriter is set to take to the Theatr Colwyn stage on Thursday, April 25.

A consummate entertainer, Friedman will be performing solo, on guitar and keyboard, featuring songs from throughout his four-decade career, including familiar, radio hits and fan favourites, drawn from his eight studio albums.

Friedman first marked his entry into pop consciousness with the Top 20 chart success of his infectious hit single, Ariel, a quirkily irresistible and uncategorisable pop song.

After exploding onto the scene, he went on to achieve legendary, pop-icon status for powerful, poignant and hilarious chart-toppers Lucky Stars, Lydia, McDonald’s Girl and more.

Over the years, Friedman’s consummate songwriting and performing, have earned him a loyal international following, devoted to the sophisticated, funny and profound work of a master songsmith.

Now, following last year’s sold-out, 40th Anniversary Tour, Friedman returns to the stage armed with a stunning collection of his insightful and compelling, true-to-life ‘story songs’ - songs of pathos and humor that deal with family, friends, neighbours, work and the seemingly trivial, yet ultimately essential stuff of everyday life.

Hailed by critics and fans alike as a one of the finest songwriters of his generation, a night with Dean Friedman is not to be missed on Thursday, April 25 at 7.30pm.

Tickets are £27.24, available from eventbrite.com.