The Voice UK runners-up, mentored by Sir Tom Jones, Into The Ark will be playing live at Newtown’s Hafren theatre this Saturday night, November 17.

Blackwood duo Dane Lloyd and Taylor Jones who began busking on the streets of Cardiff, rose to fame in the 2017 series of the TV competition The Voice UK.

Now they are one of the fastest-rising acts to watch after a summer of touring across the UK and Europe which included the Latitude Festival and The Great Escape festival, plus joining Sir Tom on his US tour last May and June.

They continue to win new fans with impressive supports slots for Paolo Nutini, Olly Murs, Model Aeroplanes and Gabrielle Aplin.

They have released Brightest Creatures and The Valencia Trilogy EPs and have just returned from dates in Holland in time to play at shows at Cardiff, Chester and Newtown.

A brand new acoustic double A side single recorded live at the famous RAK Studios in London is also available, including in an individually numbered and signed seven inch red vinyl version available from the duo’s website.

“We’ve spent most of the year on the road and focusing on our live set as opposed to recording material, and after all the gigs, we decided to capture a live recording and did Straight to Your Door as it’s a favourite of ours to play live,” said Dane.

Tickets for Saturday’s Hafren show are priced at £12 and can be had from the box office on: 01686 614555.