Musical shed wins national prize

A SHED used for live music performances in Clevedon has been crowned National Shed of the Year.

Jon Earl’s former army billet in his back garden was nominated for the award and beat off stiff competition from 1,570 other entries.

The shed has hosted more than 100 bands, musicians and even a 26-strong gospel choir, playing live sessions that are then filmed and posted on the website www.songsfromtheshed.com

Since being started in 2009, the website has received 350,000 visitors and the shed has even been used for a video for the American band, Water Tower Bucket Boys.

After being awarded the Shed of the Year prize, Jon received �1,000 in cash and Cuprinol products.


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He said: “I’m absolutely thrilled to win Shed of the Year, especially against such tough competition.

“I’ve actually got a waiting list of more than 100 bands wanting to be filmed but the shed needs a little sprucing up before I get them all booked in. The shed’s got a bit of a woodworm problem and is about to undergo a major refurbishment so the �1,000 prize and the Cuprinol products will come in very handy.”

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