TWO Inverclyde music fans are enjoying their new gig as promoters ahead of their biggest show to date in Greenock.

Pals Gareth Gonet, 31, and Jamie Donnelly, 29, have turned their hobby into a successful business through events company B12 Entertainment.

Since the organisation launched two years ago, they have brought some of the country's hottest young bands to perform locally as well as showcasing the best Inverclyde has to offer in places like the Victorian Suite.

Now the guys are putting the finishing touches on their greatest challenge yet when they host Scottish stand-up sensation Gary Faulds in Greenock Town Hall on Saturday April 25.

They hope it will be the first of many more star turns locally and further afield as they prepare to take B12 on the road across Scotland and hopefully the UK.

Gareth, who is from Gourock, said: "This is the biggest event since we started and this is the level we want to operate at.

"We won't abandon local events but we want to branch out into bigger events and into other areas. "We're hoping to go around the UK.

"I've always liked organising things and always had an ambition of putting events on.

"I decided I might as well have a crack at it."

The Gary Faulds gig is in partnership with Inverclyde Leisure's new events arm, IL Showcase.

Floor seats are almost sold out and the guys are hoping to fill out the rest of the town hall, which can hold up to 1,000 people.

Gareth combines being a promoter with working full-time as a project manager for IBM.

He founded B12 in April 2018 before enlisting the help of Jamie, who is a campaigns manager for EE.

Jamie, from the east end of Greenock, said: "Inverclyde has always had a fantastic music scene.

"Some of the acts we've put on are really young - they are only 18, 19 and 20 - so it's been great to be able to give them a platform and they've gone on to bigger things. "With this one, we went out for a pizza and a few beers on a Friday in September last year and on the Monday we had booked Gary Faulds.

"We've got a couple of big things in the pipeline but we're putting all our time and effort into the Gary Faulds show at the moment. "I'm very much the same as Gareth in that I've done lots of smaller events over the years so this is right up my street. "We do want to expand into other places but for me it's also about giving back to Inverclyde because people go to Glasgow for nights out when there are so many good venues here that are more than capable of hosting events. "We want to give people in Inverclyde something to enjoy here."

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