Pop star celebrates pub's music makeover

By Matt Eley Matt

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A pub is ready to rock after the completion of a £5,000 refurbishment to improve its live music facilities. The Royal Oak in Taunton, Somerset, won...

A pub is ready to rock after the completion of a £5,000 refurbishment to improve its live music facilities.

The Royal Oak in Taunton, Somerset, won the package in a national Music Makeover competition run by PRS for Music.

Singer songwriter Howard Jones was among the guests to enjoy a performance by three-piece band Snappa at the official re-opening.

Royal Oak licensee Nicola Berridge said: "Music is such an important part of our business and these new facilities give us a fantastic opportunity to bring more live music to the local community."?

Keith Gilbert, director public performance sales, PRS for Music said: "The Royal Oak showed excellent potential to grow into a great live music venue when it was first visited by the judges so it's great to be back and see how it's all come together."

The search is now on to find the next Music Makeover winner and PRS for Music has teamed up with the British Beer & Pub Association and the Musicians Union to invite pubs across the UK to enter the 2011 competition. The winning pub will receive its prize at this year's Publican Awards

For more information visit www.prsformusic.com/musicmakeover

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