North Cumbrian girl hopes for big music break
Last updated at 15:19, Friday, 01 March 2013
When Holly Robinson picked up a guitar five years ago, she didn’t know where it would lead.
Fast-forward to 2013 and she is looking forward to playing in front of hundreds at a competition in Glasgow.
The 16-year-old from Wigton cites Amy Macdonald and KT Tunstall as her main influences and has her own Myspace page with songs including Suspicious Ways, You Love Me The Most and Midnight Alley.
She hasn’t decided what to play at the 1,200-capacity Old Fruitmarket venue, but says she’ll go for a self-penned tune.
Holly describes her style as folky, and has set up Myspace and YouTube accounts to get her songs out to music-lovers.
“It’s going to be scary but I’m looking for a big break,” she said.
“My friends and family are all saying ‘You’re going to be an amazing pop star’ so I guess they like my music. I’m in a school band, but I prefer doing it by myself because you don’t have to worry about other people.”
The gig will not be Holly’s first as she has played at a number of Nelson Thomlinson School concerts.
The school is well known for encouraging pupils to make music – playing instruments and singing.
Head of music Rebecca Raven said: “She’s very talented and writes lots of her own songs.
“She works really hard and I think she’s got a chance to win.
“It’s a very musical atmosphere.”
Holly will compete at the Teen Star competition on April 6 in Glasgow.
First published at 14:41, Friday, 01 March 2013
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk
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