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Singing star ready for re­turn to Gran­ite City “I wanted a new sound” Top acts set for fes­ti­val and free down­loads

Evening Express (City Final) - The Guide - - MUSIC SCENE - By Eoin Smith By Ali­son Ren­nie

Peter­head’s In­dian Red Lopez.

WHEN he first started out in the mu­sic world, his big­gest fear was whether he’d be voted through each week in the re­al­ity show Pop Idol. But af­ter al­most a decade in the mu­sic in­dus­try, singing sen­sa­tion Will Young said he still faces chal­lenges pur­su­ing his love for mu­sic. As he filmed the video for his new sin­gle Jeal­ousy, the singer ad­mit­ted he had to over­come a fear of heights. “It was fun mak­ing the new video, but I’m ter­ri­fied of heights,” he said. “It was tough as I had to stand about 10 me­tres off the ground on this plank. “It was so scary. But we got it done and the video looks re­ally good. “I knew I had to over­come my fear and do it.” In De­cem­ber, the Brit-win­ning star will cel­e­brate a decade of suc­cess in the Bri­tish mu­sic in­dus­try. And as his new al­bum Echoes, fea­tur­ing the track Jeal­ousy, comes out later this ON SATUR­DAY, Aberdeen will see the in­au­gu­ral T Fest take place in The Tun­nels on Carne­gies Brae. A new one-day in­door fes­ti­val, T Fest boasts an im­pres­sive line-up of lo­cal and na­tional acts, and looks set to be a crack­ing day for mu­sic fans in the Gran­ite City. Head­lin­ing are Peter­head’s In­dian Red Lopez, who re­cently wowed crowds at the Wick­er­man Fes­ti­val with a se­lec­tion of tracks from their de­but record, Empty Your Lungs and Breathe. The lo­cal lads are guar­an­teed to put on a great show and let the vis­it­ing acts know just what Aberdeen’s mu­sic scene has to of­fer. month, Will is due to thrill fans in Aberdeen with a sell-out per­for­mance at the Mu­sic Hall on Novem­ber 10. Em­brac­ing his big an­niver­sary, a gig­gling Will, 32, said he couldn’t be­lieve he had been singing for that long. He said: “I can’t be­lieve it has been 10 years. Win­ning Pop Idol and get­ting to where I am is what I wanted from the start. “I have done so much over the years. A cou­ple of high­lights were singing with El­ton John, get­ting a Brit Award, and do­ing this new al­bum.” Will said as he looked for­ward to cel­e­brat­ing his tenth an­niver­sary he felt it was time to try some­thing new, mu­si­cally. “I’m re­ally ex­cited about my my new al­bum com­ing out,” said Will. “I have been work­ing on it for five or six years, so it has very much been a mu­si­cal pro­ject, where I have worked with var­i­ous peo­ple. “It has taken me quite a long time, but I’m re­ally happy with it. I think I have de­vel­oped as a singer and wanted a new sound. “I didn’t want to stay the same as be­fore. “This was a pro­ject that I’d wanted to do for so long and it then be­came re­al­ity. “Jeal­ousy is so dif­fer­ent to my other songs and it’s been get­ting a re­ally good re­ac­tion, which is great.” Over the past few months Will has been do­ing a va­ri­ety of per­for­mances in­clud­ing some jazz with a 1950/60s theme. But his main fo­cus has been his new al­bum – which he said was in­spired by lis­ten­ing Other lo­cal acts play­ing the Tun­nels stage in­clude alt-rock groups Day­dream Frenzy and Turn­ing 13, and Talk­ing Side­ways, who or­gan­ised the fes­ti­val. As well as some ster­ling lo­cal mu­si­cians, T Fest also fea­tures a host of fan­tas­tic in­die, rock and pop-punk bands from around Scot­land in­clud­ing Make This Re­late, A Day Over­due, Tem­per­calm,

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MEM­ORY: Will sang with El­ton.

CHAM­PION: Will beat Gareth Gates to win Pop Idol in 2001.

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