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Following a tense battle on Friday 28th and Saturday 29th July at Strabane’s Alley Theatre, the five

01 August 2017

Following a tense battle on Friday 28th and Saturday 29th July at Strabane’s Alley Theatre, the five final acts in this year’s ‘Sounds Like Summer Music Competition’, will take to stage for a final performance, this Saturday, 5th August.

Eleven acts performed over the weekend to a panel of judges in bid to take the coveted prize - the chance to record an EP of their own original production at Small Town America Records and a chance to have their own video produced by The Pulse Centre. There will also be a runner up prize in honour of the late musician ‘Rainy Boy Sleep’.

On Friday 28th July, local musician Glen Harkin took the top spot alongside singer songwriter Chloe Heatley, who will be known to those who follow the Pulse Project and open mic nights at Bennigans and The Bowery, in Derry.

The competition continued onto Saturday 29th July where Strabane local, Ruairi McCafferty of 'Aeon Azure’ project ‘Great White Lies’ and another Strabane native, Liam Cannon were selected to compete in the finals this coming weekend at the Alley.

Jacqui Doherty, Venue Manager at the Alley Theatre said: “I would thank to thank all the acts who took part over the weekend. It was such a difficult competition to judge as the level of talent was amazing. The competition attracts high quality acts year on year. We have previously had high calibre acts such as Soak, Gerard i2, Rainy Boy Sleep, The Wonder Villains, Paul Tully and King Coma join the competition and I expect great things will come for the overall winner.

“We are all looking forward to the grand finale this Saturday at the Alley and I would recommend anyone looking for tickets to get theirs as soon as possible as it’s certain to be a sell-out night!”

Tickets for the final of the Sounds Like Summer Competition, which will take place this Saturday 5th August at the Alley Theatre at 8.00pm, cost £5.00 and will be available from the Alley Theatre Box Office on 028 71 384444 or online www.alley-theatre.com.