Leah Marie set to appear at O2 Academy in Newcastle

Singer Leah Marie.
Singer Leah Marie.
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A talented young singer has won a prized place in the North’s biggest music competition.

Leah Marie will perform in front of industry executives on the main stage at Newcastle’s 02 Academy in the Soundwave Music Competition.

The competition aims to find the best unsigned talent in Northern England and Scotland.

Leah, from Billingham, had to go through a long application process to win her place in the competition, which takes place on January 30.

Mum Tracy Marie said: “When Leah got the phone call to say she been successful she couldn’t believe it. She was so happy.

Leah performs at venues across the area and has built up a faithful following in Hartlepool.

The Soundwave competition gives entrants the opportunity to record in top studios.

Tickets are available from the 02 Academy.