On song for Live event

Singer-songwriter Sarah Holmes singing to Libby Park, Katie Dewar, Amy Jones and Yasmin Dykes at Whitley Bay Library. Picture by Jason Thompson.

Singer-songwriter Sarah Holmes singing to Libby Park, Katie Dewar, Amy Jones and Yasmin Dykes at Whitley Bay Library. Picture by Jason Thompson.

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A singer has been taking every opportunity to practice for her performance on the big stage.

Sarah Holmes will be looking to write a new chapter in her music career when she takes part in Northumberland Live in Blyth on June 25.

And the library assistant for North Tyneside Libraries took her guitar into work on Saturday to serenade customers at Whitley Bay Library during her lunch break.

Sarah, 29, of Ashington, said: “My dream has always been to share my music with as many people as possible, and in the build-up to Northumberland Live I’ve been squeezing in rehearsal time when and wherever possible.”

Northumberland Live 2016 is being backed by Blyth Town Council in association with Northumberland County Council and BBC Newcastle. 95.4FM Digital.

Sarah added: “I’ve grown up on the Northumberland coastline, and I think Northumberland Live is a huge asset to the area. To be asked to play something of this magnitude is a huge compliment to me as a song-writer, and I view it as a massive personal achievement.

“I think it’s amazing that we have something like Northumberland Live on our doorstep to offer not only local artists the chance to perform their own material, but also to attract new audiences to experience live music, some for the first time.

“I’m thankful for every chance I get to perform, and count it as a blessing that I’m lucky enough to be doing something that I love so much on my home turf.”

On Saturday, June 25, Northumberland Live will start at 11am and run through until 9pm.

A free bus shuttle will also be making regular journeys throughout the day from Blyth Town Centre to the beach front.

For more information about Northumberland Live 2016 please visit their Facebook and Twitter pages @NlandLiveFest.