A SINGER and musician, who has lived at Bishops Castle, will be starting the weekend with her seven piece band at Rhayader as a warm up to support spots to the Jamaican reggae legend Bob Marley’s old band The Wailers back in the UK for a short tour.

The Beth Prior Collective, who are also releasing a brand new EP 'Cult' to add to their 2017 debut album 'Little Acts of Kindness', will have a rehearsal and warm-up show at The Lost ARC at Rhayader, this Saturday, March 9. Call 07980 262448 for tickets priced £7.50.

It sets the band up for supporting The Wailers at Nottingham Rock City on Thursday, Mach 14; Birmingham O2 Academy, on Friday, March 15; and Manchester Club Academy on Saturday, March 16.

The Collective will also be returning to Bishops Castle on Saturday, March 23, with a show at the Crown and Anchor Vaults .

The Bishops Castle show will start at 5pm and feature special guest support acts, BPC reggae, dub and dancehall DJs, the Caribbean Food Shack and outside real ales and cider bar. Tickets priced at £5 are available from Mandy Green on 07971 213728.

“I’m really excited to take our new material out on the road and playing with The Wailers is a dream come true. The Collective has never sounded better and we’re ready to take the roof off,” said Beth.

The 'Cult' EP has five brand new tracks of jazz influenced dub reggae, the culmination of a deep collaboration between Beth and producer Will Barnes.

The songs reflect the journey of their two kindred spirits, strong in individual identity but united in a goal to emerge with sounds that stir the soul and get the body moving.

With their line up of legendary original band members and sons of legends, The Wailers headline a 14 date tour starting at Newcastle tonight (Friday, March 8) and keeping Marley’s legend alive by performing songs from their iconic 'Legend' album including 'I Shot the Sheriff' and 'Jammin'.