A singer/songwriter heralded as the "king of modern anti-folk" makes his Isle of Wight debut next week.

From Brooklyn, New York, Cannonball Statman, is appearing at Medina Bookshop, Cowes on Wednesday (25).

He has drawn comparisons to Bob Dylan for his appearance and Jonathan Richman for his delivery.

The cosy confines of the bookshop is the setting for a solo acoustic performance, featuring songs Carlos Is On Fire (And Alicia Doesn't Know), Newlywed Rock Bands Rescuing Mattresses Off The Shipwrecks and Ode To An Apple Flavoured Bus Stop Bench.

How to buy tickets Cannonball Statman at Medina Bookshop, Cowes

Tickets for the event are £10 (£6 to students but they must phone to book) and available from the bookshop website Cannonball Statman (bring your own bottle) - Medina Book Shop or from calling the shop 01983 300044.

Coming from the same open mic scene that spawned the likes of Regina Spektor and The Mouldy Peaches, he is regarded by many as the king of modern anti-folk.

The manager of Medina Books said: "I'm really excited to be bringing a bit of Brooklyn excitement to Cowes."

Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start.

The venue is not licensed and attendees are asked to bring their own refreshments.