First smoothie bar gig shows town talent off

THE STAGE is set for what is hoped to be a series of regular live gigs at a town smoothie bar.

Ilkeston singer-songwriter Ethen Ashley Eden has organised the Sound Stage concert at U Choose in South Street on Saturday in a bid to expose some of the town’s hidden musical talents.

The concert features 15-year-old Alice Louise from Ilkeston who will be performing with Ethen from 12noon to 3pm on the new stage installed by smoothie bar owner Paul Opiah.

Ethen said: “Come along, grab a smoothie and listen to what Ilkeston has got to offer in live, original, acoustic music.”

See the Sound Stage’s Facebook page for details of upcoming monthly shows at the smoothie bar.

Contact Kevin Maltby at Acoustic Zone in Nottingham Road on 07774 858999 for details about how to perform at one of the shows.