Open mic night for group

A COMMUNITY music group based in Stow are holding their latest event – an open mic night – this Saturday.

Sound Out has gathered a group of committed and talented individuals to learn about, promote, provide support and, most importantly, perform.

The not-for-profit organisation, supported by the EDF Longpark wind farm’s community benefit fund, have provided PA and lighting for numerous community events, such as St Andrew’s Night celebrations and Stow Sports Week.

The local church, primary school and community choir have all benefited from the skills and equipment made available by Sound Out.

The group’s Chris Wemyss added: “One of our core aims is to create an environment whereby all generations and abilities feel comfortable, and are encouraged to get involved in all aspects of performance.

“Children as young as nine have had the chance to operate the lighting desk, while young musicians have rubbed shoulders on stage with professionals such as Patsy Seddon and Andy Stewart.

“One of the high points in 2011 was the staging of a fundraising gig for local young musician, Naomi Chapman. Another rising star, Craig Jeffrey, who also played on the night, praised the quality of the sound, giving the Sound Out stage crew a huge boost.”

Saturday’s event is in Stow Town Hall and doors open at 7.30pm. Tickets are priced at £4 and are available from Stow Post Office.

For more information or to perform on the night, contact Rory Campbell on 07946 421576 or email