A HOST of young talent is set to hit the stage in South Shields next week.
Monthly musical showcase Second Tuesday is returning to the Customs House with a trio of acts.
Two bands, Eliza Smiles and Miss Demeanour, and solo acoustic performer Stevie Tennet will perform from 7.30pm.
Miss Demeanour member Chelsea Wood said: “We can’t wait for the gig. It’s not long now, so we’re just rehearsing every minute that we can.
“We’re going to be performing some covers, and we’ll have South Shields dance group Inaudible on stage with us too.
“This is our first real big gig, so it’s a huge opportunity for us, and we’re really excited.”
The girl group is also competing in the nationwide competition Launching People for the chance to work with pop star Paloma Faith to produce an album.
The 25-year-old, of South Shields, added: “You have to put forward an idea in the competition, and ours is to let our fans help us create an album.
“They’d suggest ideas for songs and the names of them, and we’d write the songs for them instead of doing just what we want.
“It would be amazing to work with Paloma Faith.”
Tickets cost £5. To book, go to www.customshouse.co.uk or call the Mill Dam venue’s box office on 454 1234.
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hit and miss ... from left, Chelsea Wood, Katie Roberts, Abby McDonald and Brittany Farrow of Miss Demeanour.
They will be performing at the Customs House as part of monthly music showcase Second Tuesday.
Eliza Smiles are performing at the Customs House for Second Tuesday.