AS the man who co-wrote the song Better – a modern day classic that has become entwined into the fabric and wedding vows of so many people’s lives – Tom Baxter has garnered broad appeal over the years, not only as a dexterous musician, but also due to wearing his heart on his sleeve and connecting with his audience.

Tom’s music has been placed in numerous Hollywood films, and his achingly beautiful voice has been the backdrop to some of the nation’s most exciting moments over the last few years, from the Beijing Olympics to the coverage of the 2012 Royal Wedding.

Since the release of his first two albums – Feather & Stone and Skybound – his songs have been covered by artists from Dame Shirley Bassey to Boyzone, as well as having respected names such as Tom Waits, Rufus Wainwright & Gary Barlow (to name a few), tip their hats to him.

For his third album Tom took time out to rediscover his passion for the guitar and love of song-writing.

It was a journey that took him from the wilds of Devon, through the foothills of India, the mountains of Southern Spain, and ended in California.

The end result was The Uncarved Block – Part One which showcases his masterful guitar-playing and the raw, confessional depth of his lyrics and voice.

Promoter, Keith Farnish, said: "We are delighted to have been granted a rare solo outing from Tom, a musician whose first album, Feather and Stone I fell in love with many years ago, and have been finding the right time to approach for a show ever since.

"With Tom's exquisite songs, voice and playing, I am convinced this will be a show to remember for a long time."

Tom will be supported by a duo of very talented students from Edinburgh Napier’s prestigious music department.

Tickets for the Saturday, September 9 concert are on sale, priced £15 (£10 child/student/unwaged), from or St Boswells Post Office.

Doors open at St Boswells Village Hall at 7.30, with music starting at 8pm.