TALENTED up and coming bands and solo artists will once again take to the stage at a Bury record store for a series of live music events.

HMV's Bury store is preparing to host some of the hottest talents from across the borough and Greater Manchester as its Live and Local campaign returns this month.

Unsigned bands and artists will not only be given the chance to perform in store but also have their music put on sale by the retailer in a bid to help them boost their exposure and land their big brake.

This time round however it is a female dominated affair with female fronted jangle-pop five piece Hurry For Tuesday kicking off a five show run from 3.45pm this Saturday.

Also appearing across February will be New York ex-pat and Americana country singer songwriter Rise Hall, dancefloor anthem producing pop singer Lornnah Stewart, Ramsbottom country and western singer Lucy Wentworth, and Whitefield's Jenem who will bring her hip and jazz infuse acoustic pop.

Steve Toolan, HMV Bury store manager, said: "After the success last time we really wanted to do it again as a business and a shop but also because its great to support local artists, which is what this is all about.

"And when we have go such got so much interest from local groups and solo artists then why not give everybody the opportunity to play in HMV and to reach out to other audiences, it makes perfect sense."

The chain’s nationwide Live and Local campaign was kickstarted last year with the retailer teaming up with smaller artists looking to grow their fanbase and get signed.

Last November saw HMV Bury host gigs from Fragile Audio, James Holt, Jay Dunn, Adventures of Salvador & Uke Punk, The Recreation, Cobain Jones and Hurray For Tuesday.

Bury’s outlet is currently stocking CDs from 15 different artists through, which have generated more sales than either the Liverpool or Manchester stores.

The stores then also play the bands’ music and promote them via their social media channels.

For more details visit twitter.com/hmvBury.