CHART star Ed Sheeran is inspiring budding musicians across the Lothians who are auditioning for a place in a performance company.
Youth Music Theatre is holding auditions in the Capital next month as part of a nationwide search for talented stars of the future.
English singer-songwriter Sheeran – who once auditioned for the group and is now its patron – last year won two Brit Awards for Best British Male Solo Artist and British Breakthrough of the Year.
He said: “With YMT I experienced the buzz of being on stage and realised how much I love performing.
“I say go and audition – you don’t know where it could take you.”
Sessions start from 9.30am on February 10 at Dance Base in the Grassmarket.
Places can be booked via the theatre group’s website at www.youthmusictheatreuk.org