Lianne King is building a career as a singer -- now all she needs are songs!

The Steeton woman performs several times a week in clubs and nursing homes across the north of England.

She wants a songwriter to provide original material so she does not have to sing only cover versions.

Lianne, 22, has already worked with Silsden man Chris Lazenby, who writes songs and makes backing tracks for local performers.

But she needs more new songs to record in a studio, so she can attract interest from the music industry.

Lianne became interested in singing after winning a talent show at 18 while still at South Craven School.

She then recorded a duet with a friend, and other people who heard it praised her voice.

Lianne later auditioned for TV talent show Pop Idol but did not get past the first audition.

Undeterred, the former South Craven School student signed with leading northern agency MK Management.

She now gets regular bookings in local pubs like the Woolpack, Vine and Snooty Fox, and as far afield as Blackpool and the Lake District.

Lianne took up singing seriously 12 months ago, while working at Airedale Hospital, then turned professional six months ago.

She performs a range of material from 1950s songs to hits by Kylie, Rachel Stevens and the Sugababes.

Lianne said she had already advertised for songwriters but most applicants were people from rock bands.

She said: "I don't want rock songs, I'm more into mainstream pop. I feel like I'm climbing a mountain."

Budding songsmiths should contact Lianne on 07729 211108 or e-mail her at