Singer on a high af­ter ra­dio pre­miere

Macclesfield Express - - MACABRE MACCLESFIELD – PART FIVE -

A SINGER-SONG­WRITER is hop­ing for a bright fu­ture af­ter her ra­dio pre­miere was cham­pi­oned by Terry Wo­gan.

Me­gan Dixon Hood, 21, from Mac­cles­field, wrote and self-re­leased a pi­ano bal­lad en­ti­tled ‘Early Morn­ing Riser’, which broad­caster Terry Wo­gan picked to play as the penul­ti­mate song on his BBC Ra­dio 2 show, Week­end Wo­gan.

On the show Sir Terry, who chooses the work of an up and com­ing artist to high­light at the end of his ap­pear­ance, in­tro­duced Me­gan’s song as ‘an ex­clu­sive first play on na­tional ra­dio, in fact the whole uni­verse!’ and joked about the song’s ti­tle, say­ing: “Early Morn­ing Riser, I was one of those once.”

Me­gan, who now lives in Con­gle­ton, said she was thrilled to be cham­pi­oned by the DJ.

She said: “A ra­dio pro­ducer rec­om­mended my song to Terry Wo­gan’s pro­ducer who played it to Terry. It was very last minute that we knew it hap­pen­ing – I lis­tened to the whole two hours and it was played right at the very end, but I was so ex­cited I talked all the way through the in­tro!”

Me­gan will next per­form sup­port­ing blues and soul singer Rag ‘n’ Bone Man in Manch­ester on Jan­uary 29.

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