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Clevedon music shed in competition finals

Jon Earl's shed
Image caption Performances in the shed are posted on the internet

A garden shed which has hosted sessions by musicians such as Steve Harley has been nominated for Shed of the Year.

The singer, best known for the song Make Me Smile (Come Up and See Me), is among dozens of artists who have performed in the intimate venue in a back garden in Clevedon.

Performances in Jon Earl's shed can only be seen online as the venue is too small for an audience.

Mr Earl said the idea for the shed was hatched with friends at a pub.

"We've now had 150 acts play in here with 350,000 views and people from all over the world watching," he said.

"There's no audience. It's just a perfect place to stop off if you're touring."

Mr Earl's shed will be pitted against other more extravagant garden retreats including a diner-style shed and a Tardis.

More than 11,000 people have voted and 1,570 sheds were entered into the contest on the Shed Blog website.

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