Calling all musicians and singers!

Gorleston Makes Music, now in its seventh year, aims to provide a platform for performers to gain experience and exposure by singing and playing in front of picnicking summer crowds at the town’s bandstand.

Organisers Gorleston Rotary Club are now recruiting acts for auditions on 11 July from 4pm at East Norfolk Sixth Form College.

Judges will decide on the six acts to appear in the GMM final which will take place from 1pm on 18 August at Gorleston bandstand.

The overall winner will get £250 in cash, donated by main sponsors Great Yarmouth engineering company Armultra, and a recording opportunity at community radio station Harbour Radio.

There are £100, £50 and £25 cash prizes for second, third and three runners-up.

Last year’s competition was won by 19-year-old classical crossover singer Karolina Reu with a selection of opera, pop and show songs. Read more >>

She encouraged people to step forward for auditions, saying: “It is a great experience and fun. Taking part helped me greatly with my confidence at the beginning oGof my singing career and gaining professional feedback was amazing. The prize money allowed me to invest in higher quality equipment.”

Entries should email for an application form by Sunday 30 June. Any entries aged under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.