ONE of the stars of Irish country music is set to dazzle at the Circus Tavern.

Nathan Carter will perform hits from his five albums as part of a UK-and-Ireland tour, which comes fives years after he teamed up with songwriter John Farry.

The 23-year-old recently celebrated after his latest album, Where I Wanna Be, topped the Irish charts.

It was his single Wagon Wheel, taken from the album of the same name, that propelled him to stardom.

The tune has more than a million plays on YouTube. It can be heard in clubs, discos and dancehalls across Ireland and is regularly played on major radio stations.

Despite being born in Liverpool, Nathan has strong Irish roots. His parents were born in Newry, County Down, and at just four years old, he began to play the accordion.

Not long after that, he rose to become head chorister in a Liverpool boys choir and toured the world.

In his early teens, Nathan won numerous medals in the Fleadh Cheoil – a traditional and prestigious Irish music competition.

After meeting Farry in 2009, he began performing with his own band.

Since then, he has appeared on many TV shows, including the Late Late Show on RTE and the Nolan Show on the BBC.

Nathan is now a huge attraction on the Irish music scene and has brought a whole new generation of fans to country music in Ireland.

He’s at the Circus Tavern, in Purfleet, on Saturday, performing with his band and supported by Irish country singer Lisa Stanley.

For tickets, call 01708 733110.

The show starts at 8.30pm and doors open at 7pm.