THE usual request for silence will not be observed in Kidderminster Library next month when it hosts a charity concert by a singer who recently took part in an American documentary watched by millions.

King Rich is performing a concert in aid of the Asian Earthquake appeal on Wednesday, March 23, supported by fellow Kidderminster acoustic artist, Kate Wragg.

The regally-named singer/songwriter took up the guitar at the age of 10 and became involved in Kidderminster-based label, Mighty Atom Smasher records, after studying performing arts at Kidderminster College.

He has recorded tracks on all three compilation albums released by MAS, the third of which - MAS 3 - was due to be launched in an exclusive invitation-only event at Kidderminster Town Hall last night.

This album features Rich's self-penned track, Be Away, which the 25-year-old also performed on a documentary about Robert Plant, filmed at Kidderminster College last November and broadcast to around 90 million people in America last month.

The self-professed leader of what he believes to be "the new mystical age" will perform a host of songs at the tsunami benefit gig, including his latest track, Peace Out.

He said he hoped this song would convey an "important" message that "we are striving hard as a people towards a better world".

"The title shows extreme positivity towards the world and the message is simple," he added.

In recent months, King Rich has also been busy promoting his latest six-track "mini album", T'Acoustic, and has supported Adrian Byron Burns and Roy Harper.

He is also set to support The Levellers in their St Patrick's Day gig at Stourbridge Rock Caf.

More information and tickets for the benefit concert, which runs from 7.30pm until 9.30pm on Tursday, March 17, can be obtained from Kidderminster Library in advance or on the night. Doors open at 7pm.