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STOCK­PORT’S Ra­dio Sta­tion Pure 107.8FM is on a quest to find the best mu­si­cal tal­ent in the bor­ough as Stock­port’s Finest re­turns for another year. Liv­ing For The Week­end pre­sen­ter Paul Hol­loway ex­plains more.

STOCK­PORT’S Finest is Pure’s an­nual com­pe­ti­tion for bands and singer-song­writ­ers.

Polls close on Fri­day, Novem­ber 27, at 2pm so you need to be quick if you have not yet cast your vote. This is this year’s short­list in our grand fi­nal: 1. Josh New­ton 2. Kolega 3. Lowrise 4. Mr Meaner 5. Neil McCluskey This week I’m look­ing at Neil McCluskey.

Orig­i­nally from the Lake Dis­trict, Neil dis­cov­ered his tal­ents for writ­ing at an early age, per­form­ing in lo­cal garage bands. After trav­el­ling the world, he set­tled in Chea­dle and wrote songs and played lead gui­tar with var­i­ous bands in the Manch­ester in­die scene.

Now a solo artist, Neil has re­cently worked with top UK mu­sic pro­duc­ers, in­clud­ing Steve Bel­grave, who has worked with the Rolling Stones, Beady Eye and U2.

His new sin­gle Touch The Sun was pro­duced by Pete Ma­her, who has worked with U2, The Killers and Jack White. Find out more at www. neilm­c­cluskey.com

Ev­ery day we’ve been look­ing at a dif­fer­ent act on Pure 107.8FM, post­ing de­tails on face­book.com/ pur­era­dio and twit­ter @ pure1078 where you can find out more about them.

It’s your last chance to vote by email­ing finest@ pur­era­dio.org.uk with your favourite act in the sub­ject bar – mul­ti­ple votes will be dis­qual­i­fied.

Dave Stearn will an­nounce the win­ner on Stock­port’s Drive Home on Fri­day.

More de­tails on all the acts in the fi­nal are on our home­page, www. pur­era­dio.org.uk.

En­ter­ing Stock­port’s Finest com­pe­ti­tion to find the best mu­si­cal tal­ent in the bor­ough, Neil McCluskey, of Chea­dle

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