AS A TEENAGER musician Mal Pope was signed to Elton John's Rocket Records label after he sent a demo tape to legendary DJ John Peel.

It's something that's bound to crop up as the Swansea-born songwriter and composer visits the Torch theatre, Milford Haven, on Friday.

He'll be telling stories about the years spent touring the world with Art Garfunkel and Belinda Carlisle as well as sharing what it was like to produce and write the music for the film 'Jack to a King'.

This intimate performance will feature songs Mal has written for artists like Cliff Richard and the Hollies and the duets he has recorded with Bonnie Tyler and Aled Jones.

It will also include the days he spent recording with Elton John at Abbey Road to his musicals like Cappuccino Girls and Amazing Grace that have sold out theatres across the country.

You might even get a chance to ask Mal some questions about the stories behind the songs.

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