WIN: John Reilly signed new single promos and concert tickets

Hitmaker: John Reilly celebrating new single and tour dates.
Hitmaker: John Reilly celebrating new single and tour dates.
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SHEFFIELD favourite John Reilly is back with a guitar-driven Northern Soul inspired track called Building Avalon and we have signed promo copies and gig tickets to be won.

SHEFFIELD favourite John Reilly is back with a guitar-driven Northern Soul inspired track called Building Avalon and we have signed promo copies and gig tickets to be won.

It’s a It’s a soulful and brassy first single from his debut solo album, Zebulon, due out on August 1.

First comes Building Avalon, released as a digital download on Monday, on the Art Music label, from Proper Distribution.

It’s a result of 18 months of song-writing with Vancouver-based piano man Lewis Nitikman.

Reilly, the voice of Boy On A Dolphin and Acoustic Angels, has already had success with the track which made the playlist on Canada’s national radio station, CBC Radio 2.

Building Avalon and Not Alone, another track from the forthcoming album, have also been getting lots of air play back home on BBC Radio 2.

He’s hoping, after years on the brink of hitting the big time, that this could be the record which makes him a household name beyond his home city, following the likes of Richard Hawley, Pulp and Arctic Monkeys,

Reilly is emerging into his new solo role having performed to over 10,000 fans at sold-out headline shows at Sheffield City Hall.

We have five signed limited-edition promo copies of the single and five pairs of tickets for a soon-to-be-announced Sheffield concert. See The Star and visit thestar.co.uk for updates. And visit johnreilly.org.

* For a chance to win a signed promo single and a pair of tickets, enter our draw by text or online, by deadline on Friday, June 10, 2011, 10am. Text STARED2 and leave a space, followed by your full name, house number and postcode. Send to 64343. Text charges and free entry details below.

* VIDEO: Watch his message to his fans and see the music video for his single - click the external link in the column on the right.

* For free entry route online visit thestar.co.uk/lifestyle/competitions.

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