TELEVISION singing stars ScotSoul are getting ready to make their way in the music world following their stint on BBC talent show Pitch Battle – and it’s set to begin with a concert in Dumbarton next month.

The five-piece group finished third on the show, dazzling viewers from across the country, as well as US music icon Chaka Khan, who performed alongside the band in the live final on July 22.

Now, with the dust settled after the stellar run, the band is warming up for the future after confirming plans to continue performing together – after receiving offers from record labels and other groups desperate to perform alongside members Des McFarlane, Louise McFarlane, James Smart, Natalie James, and Shirley McAlpine.

Natalie, 36, from Bonhill, told the Reporter: “It’s been quite a busy time since the final, and we’ve been in talks with management companies in London and record labels, as well as the Glasgow Philarmonic Orchestra.”

Natalie said the quintet can’t wait to play their first local concert since the final, at the Denny Civic Theatre in Dumbarton on September 7 and September 8.

She continued: “We really hope we can get the same support on the night as we had during Pitch Battle and we’re really looking forward to singing for the local public who have been so supportive of us.

“The community spirit has been really great, and people have been stopping to congratulate us, even when we’re going into the bank in Alexandria.”

The group saw off five other choirs to have a chance at winning the main prize of £50,000 in the grand final, which was eventually won by Leeds Contemporary Singers, who pipped London group All the King’s Men to the top prize.

Scotsoul has been engaging with fans on social media pages since the show aired and have even launched their own website to keep fans in the loop about future events.

Natalie added: “We’re all still having the time of our lives and we’re friends so the chance to get to perform together is such a great opportunity. We’re still on a bit of a high and so excited about heading to the Denny.”