Tunstall’s Shae Maunders says Stoke-on-Trent music scene is vibrant

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A Stoke-on-Trent singer championed by Robbie Williams has said the music scene in the Potteries is better than it’s ever been.

Shae Maunders, 17, had a song she had written and recorded posted on Robbie Williams’ website.

The Stoke-on-Trent superstar chose Shae’s song  Oh Stoke during his 40th birthday celebrations.

Shae, who is from Tunstall, said the music scene in Stoke-on-Trent is one of the best.

She said: “We’ve got really good music venues, like The Underground and The Sugarmill.

“The people in the are support you as well, there is a lot of support in Stoke-on-Trent.”

“We have music pubs – there are just so many places to play.”

Shae wrote the song Oh Stoke for a documentary on Oatcakes by The 7th Town.

The song was heard by Robbie’s father Pete Conway and the rest is history.

Shae said she is overwhelmed by the support from the global superstar.

She said: “I don’t really know what I felt like, because it was just a bit too surreal.

“I guess, I was kind of blank, it is surreal, but definitely really cool though.”

Shae is famed for playing the ukelele and is set to bring out new material.

She said the track that best represents her from her current collection is called ‘My daddy told me so’.

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