Singing by the seaside with the first of the Seafront Sessions

The Solent Male Voice Choir

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A new live music night is starting up this weekend that aims to help give a leg-up to some of the region’s rising talent.

The first ever Seafront Sessions gig will take place at the Pavilion Cafe on Clarence Esplanade in Southsea tomorrow.

And the first acts taking part will be K/\riba, NightShift, and Richard Morris.

Dayle Rodriguez is the man behind what he hopes will become a long-running fixture on the local scene: ‘I have a lot of friends and family who are amazingly talented and I’ve always enjoyed music. But I thought, what can I do to encourage it? So I started looking into it.

‘There’s a lot of great artists out there, but it can be difficult for them to get heard.’

The evening will be filmed and recorded, and the acts will then get to keep the recordings too.

‘Hopefully the night will become like a brand. I want this to promote all kinds of genres, and I would love it if 20 years from now, someone makes it big and they can say they did one of their first gigs with us.’

Doors open 7.45pm for 8pm start, until late. Tickets are £7 on the door.