IT WILL be a case of sync or swing for performers when they take to the stage to raise money to help save lives at sea.

Syncing for the Lifeboats is a charity night with a difference in aid of the Dunbar RNLI.

Six acts will imitate famous singers but will not be judged on singing ability – instead, it will be who best impersonates a chart star by lip-syncing to one of their best-known hits.

Taking to the stage at the Strawberry Barn on Saturday (November 4) are Carol Inglis, Hazel Findlater, Severine Lemoine, Shona Urquhart, Helen Hall and Greig Pow.

Domestic assistant Carol fulfils a lifelong dream of performing as Kate Bush. She said: “I’ve been a huge fan for years.”

Meanwhile Hazel will be aiming to channel the spirit of the late Cilla Black when she tackles her number one You’re My World.

The mental health nurse said: “It’s a favourite of mine at the karaoke but lip-syncing will be a completely different challenge.”

Severine, a medical practice reception team leader, performs Christina Aguilera’s hit Candy Man.

She said: “I’m not going to be taking myself too seriously, that’s for sure.”

Echoing that sentiment is Helen, a support worker for adults with learning disabilities, who will become Latino superstar Carmen Miranda for her hit I, Yi, Yi, Yi, Yi (I Like You Very Much).

Helen said: “Carmen was famous for her elaborate headdresses so I need to think how I can pull that off without it falling everywhere!”

Her partner Greig is aiming for an impressive version of Tom Jones with It’s Not Unusual. The painter and decorator said: “Tom was famous for getting knickers thrown at him. I can’t see that happening at the Strawberry Barn but you never know!”

Undertaking possibly the biggest transformation of the night is civil servant Shona, who will become Bruno Mars for his smash hit Uptown Funk.

She said: “It’s my son Ruaridh’s favourite song so I’m doing it for him.”

Veronica Davies, Dunbar RNLI fundraising chairwoman, said: “When you think of sinking you think lifeboats so that’s what we’re doing with this event, Syncing for the Lifeboats.

“It’s going to be a fun night – with a disco after and a few surprises.”

Tickets, £10, are available by messaging the RNLI Dunbar Fundraising Facebook page or by calling 07707 832883.