A showcase of local music talent is being held at the Colchester Arts Centre next week.

Called Viva Camulodunum, the sounds are definitely looking to the future rather than the past, especially with Rubber Jaw playing, one of the most exciting bands playing the local gig circuit at the moment.

Fronted by ex-Catrina’s singer Michael Hemmings, alongside Ross Connell, guitarist with Ordinary Noise, and drummer Archie Mann, their sound is comprised of lingering vocals, claustrophobic beats and weeping digital guitar effects.

On the night they’re joined by SisteRay, who are an emerging talent recently getting play listed on BBC 6 and Radio 1’s Introducing and Suspects, a five piece indie/rock/alt band, who are fresh from playing alongside RATBOY at O2 Academy Brixton.

Performing throughout the night is Noah Booth, who offers a unique sonic and visual experience by blending contemporary, hip hop influenced soundscapes with absolute absurdity.

With promoters hoping this is the first of a series of gigs, showcasing emerging acts from the area, it takes place at the Colchester Arts Centre on Tuesday, June 26.

Doors open at 7.30pm and tickets are priced £8, £5 for concessions, available from 01206 500900 or on-line at colchesterartscentre.com