A Weymouth-born singer is returning to Dorset for a whole string of swing concerts this summer.

Having just co-directed with his wife Gilbert & Sullivan's Iolanthe in Brussels, Tony Lowe is looking forward to entertaining the large fan base that he's aquired locally over the years.

He also plans to attract new audience members to the super swing concerts he performs.

Starting on Saturday, July 15, in Martinstown, at the Manor House at 4pm, Tony will kick-off with the first of a dozen performances which include Weymouth at Greenhill Gardens, Dorchester's Borough Gardens, and Sherborne Market.

He will perform at Greenhill Gardens in Weymouth on Sunday, July 23 at 2pm in aid of the Weldmar Hospicecare Trust.

On Saturday, July 29, time to be confirmed, he will be entertaining Weymouth town centre in aid of the Lions.

You can then catch Tony performing from the bandstand of Dorchester's Borough Gardens, also in aid of Weldmar, on Sunday, July 30 at 2pm.

In early August he will be reprising his rôle as show director, for a 'one night only' performance of Iolanthe at The Buxton Opera House in Derbyshire, at The International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival on August 8; the whole Iolanthe cast of 50+ cast and crew travelling from the Belgian capital to join Tony for three days of refresher rehearsals and the evening performance!

He will be returning directly afterwards to Dorset for the second round of his 'Summer Swing Tour', which will see further performances in Weymouth, Dorchester and Sherborne.

You can see all the dates to these on Tony's website.

Tony said: "There's something very special coming back and performing in your home county.

"Being born in and having grown up in Weymouth, it holds a very special place in my heart, and I'm especially happy that, once again, I've got the chance to support local charities, including The Lions and Weldmar Hospicecare.

"I'm so looking forward to giving the audiences a good time, and having a ball myself!"

Tony has all his concert dates listed on his website tonylowe.online