PREVIEW: Roo Panes, Independent, Sunderland

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Burberry model and singer/songwriter Roo Panes will play in Sunderland tomorrow.

Roo – who has recorded music for Burberry’s YouTube channel – will be bringing his soft folk acoustic music to Independent in Holmeside.

He said: “I want to give my listener something. I want it to have substance. I want it to resonate.”

As a relative newcomer to the scene, Roo has already made an impressive impact with over a million views on YouTube.

Roo’s introduction to music came in equal measure from his grandmother, a classical concert pianist, and the hymns and psalms of the local Dorset church he attended with his mum and dad.

His musical influences also include Bob Dylan, Nick Drake, Sigur Ros and Bon Iver.

After moving to London he became involved with fashion brand Burberry and is featured in their magazine and billboard campaigns across the UK.

l Roo Panes plays Independent from 8pm tomorrow. Tickets are priced from £5.