Burnley blues star set to shine!

TALENTED: Lucy Zirins

TALENTED: Lucy Zirins

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BURNLEY blues songstress Lucy Zirins is preparing for a competition offering the prize of a lifetime.

The talented singer/songwriter will be going head to head with some of the finest blues musicians around when she takes part in the Northern heat of the New Brunswick Battle of the Blues on Saturday, January 29th.

The event, which is being held at BJ’s Blues Club at the Hop Pocket in Chorley, features acts including The Mighty Revelators, Mark Thornley Band, Chris James, Lee Bates and Billy Newton and the Revenues from Barnoldswick.

The winner of each heat – plus one runner up chosen by the public – will battle it out at the final in London in March, with the winner getting an all-expenses paid trip to the maritime province of New Brunswick to play on one of the main stages at the Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival in Fredericton in September.

Competition organiser Lee George said: “Knowing how much blues talent exists in Britain, Tourism New Brunswick was very keen to have an unsigned British blues band or singer/songwriter playing at the Festival. Meanwhile, we want as many blues fans as possible to come along to the heat and support their local musicians at what is going to be a night to remember.”

For more information about the event at BJ’s and the province of New Brunswick, visit www.tourismnewbrunswick.co.uk