A musician has hit the road on a 10-date tour with James Morrison.
Sunderland College music lecturer, Jordan Miller, will back the support act for the singer songwriter on his UK tour.
The shows kick off in Edinburgh on Monday and will include dates at Shepherd’s Bush Empire in London, Albert Hall in Manchester, and Queen’s Hall in Edinburgh, as well as music venues in Liverpool, Sheffield, Cardiff and Bournemouth.
Jordan, 25, from Sunderland, who is part of the six-piece band Lilliput, and is the session player for Eva Stone, the main support act on the tour.
He will play piano and guitar for Eva, who he co-writes songs with, during the tour.
Jordan, a former student of the college who studied BTEC and A-level music and went onto study a foundation degree in applied music practice, has taught at the college since the start of the academic year and lectures in music and music technology.
He said: “This is the biggest thing I have ever done.
“It is a great opportunity and will hopefully open new doors.
“James Morrison is a very well-known artist and it’s an honour to help support his UK tour.”
Jordan has had a keen interest in music since a young age and loved listening to songs written by Burt Bacharach and performed by artists including the Beach Boys.
He started playing the guitar at the age of 13 and also began songwriting, honing his music skills during his time at the college.
Jordan joined Lilliput just over a year ago, and plays keyboards and provides backing vocals.
He added: “There has been a great online response and has been highlighted by popular music bloggers, both here in the UK and America.
“We have played at some great venues including The Barfly in Camden, and we’ll be appearing at The Sage Gateshead next month.
“It’s a really exciting time for the band.”
The band’s gig at The Sage Gateshead is on Tuesday, December 22.