Showcase for local musical talent

Derby Live Lounge is presenting a series of showcase events for some of the region’s greatest established or emerging musical talent, culminating in an end-of-year opportunity to receive a basket of rewards, including studio time and musical equipment.

The inaugural event is to be held on Monday, April 1, at 8.30pm (doors 8pm) at the Blessington Carriage (Upstairs Room) 11-17 Chapel Street, Derby. Tickets are £4 in advance and £5 on the door.

Featuring a range of musical styles and genres, from rock to indie to modern folk to acoustic, the format has four to six bands competing for a £100 cash prize fund, voted on by audience ballot. In addition, one lucky audience member will win on the night a free prize draw for a £25 venue voucher.

All the artists are pre-selected by the promoter after a vigorous talent search and have all demonstrated the ability to perform at the highest level and appeal to a broad section of audiences.

Promoter Neil Treece said: “The format of the event gives something to everyone but most of all is about great music at an affordable price.”

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