ROBBIE HUTTON is planning a return to his old Perthshire haunts later this year.

The singer, who grew up in Crieff, is determined to fit in a few shows in the area as he promotes his new material around the country.

Earlier this year, he released Waves – complete with an epic music video – and is preparing to launch his latest track Battlefield.

He also has some festival dates in the calendar, as he hits the main stage at the inaugural Forthside Festival in Stirling, on May 3, before performing at Sing on the Bing in Pumpherston on May 25.

However, he is hoping to announce a show in the Perth and Strathallan areas before the end of the summer.

The singer said: “Growing up in Crieff had a huge bearing on me as a person, and as a songwriter. It has shaped everything.

“I love the town, and I love the people. While I live in Stirling now, I always love going back to Crieff to see the place and see old friends. It holds such fond memories for me.

“Perthshire has been good to me. I loved playing gigs around Crieff, Blairgowrie, Auchterarder, and over in Perth too – terrific crowds there.

“Ideally, I’ll be looking to playing a few gigs in the area over the coming months. I really hope the people there would come out and support me and my music.”

Robbie will take to the main stage on day one of the Forthside Festival and is eagerly anticipating the event - which was recently moved to Whins of Milton.

He added: “Sometimes you hear about a gig opportunity and you just know it’s going to be a cracker. As soon as I was told about Forthside, I knew it was something I wanted to be a part of.

“A city the size of Stirling really should have a festival like this; there are so many talented bands and artists in the area, and, without a doubt, there is a thriving music scene.”

He is likely to perform his newest release Waves which was unveiled recently, complete with an epic music video, set against the backdrop of rolling hilltops and hellish waves in Ayrshire.

The 25-year-old – also known for Bed of Roses – teased further releases as he begins to gather momentum in the recording studio.

He added: “I feel like I’ve hit a bit of a rhythm recently and I can’t wait for people to hear what I’ve written over the last few months or so.

"Waves is a song about overthinking and being submerged in thought.  I wanted to set an emotional tone with this song, both musically and lyrically, as I am conveying an emotive message, while at the same time packing a punch.

“It touches upon a subject that affects myself and a large chunk of the general population, so I feel it’s a song people can relate to while at the same time enjoy the hooks, which the song isn't shy of.

“There has been a ton of work put into the song as well as the video, shot with Stuart Breadner from Shootback Productions.

“But it’s just the first of more to come. I’ve got plans for more singles in the near future, all with music videos as well. It’s going to be an exciting year.”

Next month's Forthside Festival, will feature Stevie McCrorie, Pete Macleod, Mark Morriss, and Katee Kross and the Amberjax. Visit Skiddle for ticket information.

To watch the fantastic video for Robbie Hutton’s Waves, visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAFZu1nQS3Y