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Danny’s on song for a musical career
9:10am Wednesday 12th September 2012 in News
A TEENAGE singer-songwriter could pluck out a promising career in music if he triumphs in a regional final.
A chance to play at London’s O2 Arena awaits 15-year-old Danny Wilsher when he performs in an “open mic” competition next month to be staged at Manchester’s Royal Northern College of Music.
Danny, who is head boy at Woodhey High School, recently performed a 30-minute acoustic set at the Bank Holiday Monday Glaston-Bury music event. And last month he showcased his own material when he was given the chance to play on Bolton FM’s “live and unsigned” programme.
He is pinning his hopes on ultimately clinching a place at Sir Paul McCartney’s Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts and forging a full-time career in music.
In the meantime, Danny, of Henwick Hall Avenue, Ramsbottom, has set his sights on performing in the “open mic” competition on Sunday, October 14. If successful, he will play at London’s O2 in front of a panel of music and radio industry judges.
Danny said: “I play the electro acoustic guitar mainly, but dabble on piano and drums also. My songs are based on my life experience, loss, relationships and the struggle faced by ordinary people. One of my songs is about the suffering of soldiers left wounded by war.
“A lot of my songs could be described a mixture of genres — indie/folk. I've been told that my lyric writing and style of play is similar to that of Ed Sheeran.”