A FOURTEEN-year-old singer from Pembroke will play his biggest gig to date, when he supports UB40 later this month.

Connor Rhys Adams will open for the reggae-pop band at Pembroke Castle’s ‘Rock the Castle’ spectacular on Saturday, June 16.

The talented teen, who claimed victory in last year’s Milford Mercury Charity Talent Show in aid of Paul Sartori, says June is set to be an exciting month.

The youngster’s debut album Dirty Dishes was also released for online download last weekend, and he is already writing music for a follow-up.

“I first started making my own music when my dad gave me one of his poems and asked me to try turning it into a song,” said Connor.

“I had never done anything like it before - I had wrote songs but none of them were any good - so I started changing this poem into a song.

“A week later I created Wayfairer's Turn of the World.

“I did this with more of his poems before writing my own stuff.

“The first song I ever wrote was Married Again In Autumn.

“Now I had a mix of these poems-into-songs, and some of my own, I realised I could make an album.”

“For I while I tried recording them myself, but then I met Nick at Studio49 in Narberth.

“I came up with the name Dirty Dishes because it just sounded catchy, but it wasn't till later I made the connection the first job I ever had was washing dishes.

“The artwork for my album was done by my art teacher at Pembroke School, Justin Griffiths, a good friend of my dad.

“The CD will be on sale at my Pembroke castle gig and I can’t wait to perform on stage at such an amazing event.”

Connor’s album Dirty Dishes is available to download from iTunes, or you can listen to it on Spotify.