The organisers of a new talent competition in Burnham-On-Sea say they have received plenty of interest from up-and-coming performers in the area since announcing a unique new competition to held in the town later this month.

Burnham’s Princess Theatre is hosting the first Talent Showcase on Saturday February 28th when local musicians will be asked to perform in front of a team of judges.

Organisers have filled several places since the launch of the competiton, but there are still a few places remaining.

The top prize for the competiton will be a set at the ‘Sat In The Field’ festival later this year.

“We are looking for singers, duos, guitarists etc – it is not a battle of the bands. The contest will be judged by people from the industry, including one from Jelli Records who has said that he may well sign up an act after this event if he feels they are right for him,” said organiser Lewis Coleman.

“We also have other contacts from other festivals so potential spaces are up for grabs to anyone who enters.”

It is £10 to enter and spaces are limited. Contact to register and for further information. The showcase will be held in aid of the local charity Somewhere House Somerset with proceeds going towards its work.

Somewhere House Somerset is now wholly reliant on fundraising after recently having funding pulled. The charity, which offers counselling to those who can’t afford it or can’t wait, is bigger than ever, now serving over 50 clients. Somewhere House Somerset also regularly goes into schools holding workshops on issues such as addiction. The charity, based in Burnham, strongly believes in the community, which is partly why we’ve organised a Talent Showcase, a local event which will hopefully give local people a bigger platform to show off their talents.

Pictured: Angie Clark, Somewhere House Somerset’s director, and competition organiser Lewis Coleman

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