FOUNDING member of Noah and the Whale, Matt Owens, is set to play in the Borders next month.

And tickets are free if ordered in advance.

Noah and the Whale were among the pioneers of the indi-folk sound in the noughties along with the likes of Mumford and Sons and Vampire Weekend.

Singles such as LIFEGOESON and 5 Years Time propelled them into the charts and onto the main stage at festivals across the world.

After coming to prominence more than a decade ago as part of the of Noah and the Whale, Matt also went on to front the equally impressive Little Mammoths.

And now, after penning a string of hits along the way, he is about to tour with his debut solo album Whiskey and Orchids, which he has been working on with Thea Gilmore, Michael Blair, Robert Vincent (Tom Waits' drummer) and Carleigh Aitkens.

Matt will be joined at the Memorial Hall in Innerleithen by Nigel Stonier.

Nigel is a producer, multi-instrumentalist and singer/songwriter/co-writer and since the 90s he has worked with a range of artists including Thea Gilmore, The Waterboys, Joan Baez, Martha Wainwright and Fairport Convention.

Between 2009 and 2013 he has produced a total - for various artistes - of 12 tracks playlisted on BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 6 Music.

Since scoring a publishing contract when aged 17 Nigel has been an active and busy musician, initially attracting national radio attention with the band Northern Sky then setting his stall out as a producer/collaborator.

Tickets for the Matt Owens and Nigel Stonier concert in Innerleithen are free by registering in advance at

Doors open on Saturday, November 17 at 7pm.