YOUNG Herefordians James Wisker and Rachel Waring - both 17 - will perform songs from the shows in aid of Acorns Children's Hospice on Saturday at Pengethley Manor Hotel in Hereford.

James has been performing since the age of 10 and last year, reached the final audition for the X Factor.

As well as participating in many local and amateur productions, James has been a cast member of The National Youth Music Theatre and Youth Theatre UK for the past six years, performing in such places as the Edinburgh Festival and the Birmingham Hippodrome.

He also appeared in Beyond Broadway when it toured to Hereford Courtyard last year.

Rachel Waring attends Hereford Sixth Form College and has held leading roles in amateur musicals, including Cabaret in 2004.

She has decided to train as a jazz singer and toured with the Hereford College Swing Band to Germany, Vienna and Budapest last summer.

To see the talented duo in their first Hereford gig, call 01989 730211.