Harley was on song
Teenager performs on Commonewealth legacy single
A 16-year-old from Cambuslang is one of the main vocalists in a new single aimed at helping the Commonwealth Legacy Fund.
Harley Walsh, who attends the UK Theatre School in Glasgow to study music, dance and theatre, kicks off the vocals on Change the World which was written by Ross Hamilton and Michael Bannister, two musicians who regularly play for Scots super group Texas.
Harley and 44 other children from the school and also from a Barnardo’s group in Inverclyde, recorded the single which was aired publicly for the first time two weeks ago, when it was performed as part of the Games’ official celebrations on Glasgow Green and the Merchant City.
Harley said: “Recording the single and taking part in the video gave us all an amazing insight into the world of music production. I really loved performing and feel very proud of our involvement in the project.”
In the video Harley is joined in the lead vocals by three other 16 year old girls from the school – Rebeka O’Rorke from Wishaw, Amy Allan from Largs and Ciara Ewing from Kilmacolm.
The project to produce the single received funding from Celebrate, set up as part of the Big Lottery Fund aimed at helping groups throughout Scotland to mark the Commonwealth Games in a creative and lasting way.
School bosses received a grant from the Celebrate to produce a professional video to promote the song. Almost 60 children from the theatre school took part in the video filming at King Tut’s music venue in the city after its management waived their fees for using the premises.
The song has just been released for download via iTunes, Amazon and Spotify.
The song project was spearheaded by UK Theatre School principal Lizanne Lambie Thomson who said: “We came up with the idea as we wanted to do something to mark the Commonwealth Games being here in the city.
“We’re all about the performing arts so we felt music and singing gave us the chance to entertain and bring smiles to those who hear the song.”
On song Harley Walsh performing Change the World at King Tuts