VETERAN singer Frank Ifield will be bringing his celebrated live show to Workington later this month.

The UK-born, Australia-based entertainer arrives at the Carnegie Theatre on Tuesday May 29 for a nostalgic look back at his lengthy musical career, which spans more than five decades.

Frank started as a country singer when he was only 13, and in the late 1950s, after releasing more than 40 records in Australia and appearing on countless TV and radio shows, he returned to the UK to make his mark internationally.

He was then the first artist to have three consecutive number one hits in the charts with I Remember You, Lovesick Blues and The Wayward Wind.

And on his first major tour of the UK he was supported by a young Liverpool band - The Beatles.

The 80-year-old's long-standing career has seen him register 15 singles in the UK Top 40, and saw him play shows all over the world.

According to the Guinness Book of Hit Records, from 1952 to 1980, he was credited with the Most Weeks On The Chart, with 158 weeks in total.

In 2003, Ifield was inducted into the Country Music Roll of Renown - Australian Country Music's highest honour.

With his special guest, Australian singer Nicki Gillis, they celebrate his music and songs, running through a career-retrospective selection of tracks.

Frank Ifield Remembers comes to the Carnegie Theatre on Tuesday May 29, from 7.30pm, and tickets are available from the venue's box office.