A leading light in the North East music scene is to headline a gig which will also feature some of the region’s most promising talent.

Marty Longstaff, also known as The Lake Poets, will headline a gig showcasing budding talent from Sunderland.

The frontman will introduce four rising musicians from Sunderland Young Musicians Project (SYMP) at The Fire Station on November 10, before entertaining the crowd with his own songs.

The first act will include Izzy Price, Lottie Willis, Isabel Maria and Lily Mac, all newcomers to the music scene.

The Northern Echo: Marty Longstaff, centre,  will present four rising stars from Sunderland Young Musicians Project

These young artists will then join an official after-party for global icon Dave Stewart's concert at The Sunderland Empire, taking place the same evening.

Stewart, a renowned believer in nurturing local talent, has collaborated in his studio with Longstaff and the late Faye Fantarrow, who tragically passed away aged 21.

The after-party, hosted at The Engine Room, will also include a DJ set by Peter Brewis of Field Music.

Laura Bewis, project director of We Make Culture, and leader of SYMP said: "We've always been committed to nurturing young talent and providing real industry experience.

"We frequently work with venues like Pop Recs and Independent, and use the Field Music studio.

"Performing at The Fire Station is a fantastic opportunity and learning curve for our young musicians.

"Sharing the stage with Marty is especially rewarding as he's been a pillar of support at the project since its inception nearly a decade ago.

"His experience and skills offer much needed inspiration."

The Northern Echo: Marty Longstaff, pictured here with Kathryn Tickell will present four rising stars from Sunderland Young Musicians Project at a gig in The Fire StationMarty Longstaff, pictured here with Kathryn Tickell will present four rising stars from Sunderland Young Musicians Project at a gig in The Fire Station (Image: SUNDERLAND CULTURE)

She added: "We're elated to present four remarkably gifted young women, each one a promising representative of Sunderland's music scene."

Lily Mac has been writing and performing her own music since the age of 10.

She is currently recording her original songs and intends to gather more stage experience and broaden her audience within the North East.

The Northern Echo: Lily MacLily Mac (Image: SUNDERLAND CULTURE)

Folk-pop singer-songwriter, Izzy Price, hailing from Gateshead, made her successful debut at Sunderland's 'Afterdark' last year.

The Northern Echo: Izzy PriceIzzy Price (Image: SUNDERLAND CULTURE)

Isabel Maria, another talented singer-songwriter from Sunderland, performs live with her four-piece band, showcasing music spanning indie and pop genres.

The Northern Echo: Isabel MariaIsabel Maria (Image: SUNDERLAND CULTURE)

Nineteen-year-old Lottie Willis, who joined SYMP at 14, is an exciting newcomer ready to conquer Sunderland's music scene with a growing North East fanbase.

The Northern Echo: Lottie WillisLottie Willis (Image: SUNDERLAND CULTURE)

Tamsin Austin, venue director at The Fire Station said: "Marty, already an acknowledged talent in Sunderland, has won praise for his enchanting songs and powerful performances, including on the opening night of The Fire Station.

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"He's also a wonderful mentor to young musicians.

"We're fulfilling The Fire Station's mission to spotlight both established and future stars by hosting this event."

To book tickets and for further information, visit www.thefirestation.org.uk.