IF you are a young singer or musician aged between 12 and 19 want a chance to perform in front of an intimate friendly audience, an open mic session is being held this Sunday, hosted by 13-year-old drummer and percussionist, Herbie Buckley-Robinson.

The event takes place at Peggy Sue's Live Music Bar in London Road, Leigh, from 4pm - 7pm.

Herbie was a participant on one of the SoSlam Young Musicians' Labs, held in conjunction with arts organisation Metal. As an ongoing way to support the young musicians after the lab sessions finish, SoSlam hold a variety of opportunities for young people to continue to play, including open mic sessions every month, with each member of the Young Musicians' group taking turns to host the event.

As a young drummer and percussionist Herbie - who is aged 13 and from Westcliff - will be able to provide percussive beats to any of the young musicians who plan to perform, if they want him to jam along.

Herbie said: "I hope anyone out there who thinks they would like to come but are maybe a bit shy, will just come along, push through it, and make some new friends and make some music. We'll have a nice time.

"I will be warming up the crowd to begin with, doing a fun, improvisational percussion set. Then the floor will be open to other performers.

"I think a couple of the musicians who are performing are Sam Fraser, and Nate Doucette, who are both super amazing songwriters, so even if you don't want to perform, it will still be good to come and watch, bring your families down, and have a nice time.

"If people want to get in touch with me, they can send me a message via facebook.com/HerbieBuckleyRobinsondrummer, or they can just bring their instruments and turn up on the day."

Everyone is welcome.

Admission is free.