Cat Stevens, now known as Yusuf, was a hugely popular and sincerely adored singer/songwriter whose records were a 'must have' for a whole generation.

Tea for the Tillerman and Teaser and the Firecat were on everyone's turntables and on every radio station, live versions are played in concerts, bars and on the world's beaches to this day.

Songs such as Wild World, Father and Son, Moonshadow and Where Do the Children Play? have been covered by hundreds of artists worldwide.

Today Yusuf campaigns on many educational and humanitarian issues; he was awarded the Man of Peace award by the Nobel Peace Laureates.

In 2015 and he received the lifetime achievement award from BBC Radio 2 and the Ivor Novello Award for outstanding song collection. He has received two honorary doctorates and awards for promoting peace from two organisations founded by Mikhail Gorbachev.

Keith James performs a tribute with a difference when he arrives at Milford's Torch Theatre on Thursday, September 19, which is much more than just the music.

All of his concerts are based on dedicated studies of poets and songwriters with whom both he himself and audiences identify as having a quality and integrity far above the norm.

There is a huge amount of insight into the history and the spirit of Cat Stevens; his early pop career, the illness that changed him existentially and spiritually.

There is much to talk about the background of each song, some of which will be performed as all of us remember and some, carefully and intuitively re-voiced - respectfully re-interpreted with rich, balanced guitar arrangements and a more personal vocal approach.

Proceeds and audience donations from this tour of concerts will go to the Unicef UK Syrian Children’s appeal.