A HAMPSHIRE child star is set to hit the big time by appearing on stage with an X-Factor winner.

Neveah Dunmore Simkins will star alongside Sam Bailey when she tours the south coast this spring.

The seven-year-old has already appeared at Portsmouth's Victorious Festival.

Former X factor winner and gold-selling artist Sam Bailey is will take to the stage in her Sing My Heart Out Tour and on 9th March at Poole’s Lighthouse with her powerhouse vocals and support from Nevaeh.

Following a successful second album of the same name, Sam is back with her 32-date Sing My Heart Out tour, stopping at some of nation’s most prestigious live music venues, including Lighthouse.

Speaking about her new tour, Sam says “For me, nothing is more rewarding than getting the chance to share my music with my fans live. My fans are so diverse, so there’s something for everyone from ballads to dance track and poppy numbers.

"There’s nothing worse than an album or show where every song is the same.

"Lighthouse is such a terrific venue, and I’ve always had such great support from my Southern fans, I’m really looking to giving them my thanks by giving them an incredible live show.”

Staying grounded throughout her meteoric rise from prison guard to musical star, Sam has always been eager to give other artists a boost on the path to success.

Sam has given local rising star Neveah Dunmore Simkins the exclusive and potentially life-changing opportunity to perform as her support act on 9th March.

Nevaeh, who is a Year Three pupil at Clanfield Junior School will be performing as Sam’s support has sang two years running at the Victorious Festival in, Portsmouth Summer Show, and has previously recorded a fundraising CD.

Sam will also be supported throughout the tour by Niki Loy, whose award-wining video for her single “Can I Keep You” featured at the BBC’s Music Video Festival. Nikki has also reached the final of the UK Songwriting Contest and has supported a variety of world-class talent throughout her career.

Each date will also include fundraising for the Rainbows Children’s Hospice, the chosen charity for the Sing My Heart Out tour.

For more information visit including tour dates visit www.sam-bailey.com