TALENTED singer Si Cliff from Sandbach won through in the semi-final stage of the Song from the Heart of Cheshire singersongwriter competition at the Limelight Club in Crewe on Thursday.
Six talented hopefuls were involved in a sing-off for two places at this month's Grand Final at the Northwich Festival which has a £500 top prize.
The Café Bar at the Limelight provided the perfect atmosphere for acoustic players and the competition produced high quality performances from all.
Six contestants, who had already earned the right to play through a previous round of heats, came from all over Cheshire to compete for the finals places. They included Gary Fulton, Paul Parish, Rob Kidd, Ryan Whitmore and Sarah Deboe from Christleton who was the other semi-final victor.
Si, pictured, has been building up a reputation on Cheshire's open-mic scene for the past couple of years and played songs entitled Night Sky, It's Alright and Times Change. nTickets are now available for the Grand Final at the Northwich Festival on Friday, August 25. They are £6.50 in advance, with rates available for parties of four or more and are available scottish.john@ btinternet.com or by phoning 07834 518858.