Singer on track to bring festive joy to kids charity
An Airdrie musician helped to bring some Christmas cheer to sick kids by releasing a festive charity single.
Kind-hearted Robbi McFaulds, 16, sang and co-wrote the tune Now That It’s Christmas Time in aid of Yorkhill Children’s Charity.
The song is currently sitting alongside the likes of Bon Jovi and Michael Jackson on the iTunes music chart and every penny raised will go towards a cause close to Robbi’s heart.
Robbi told the Ticket: “I wrote Now That It’s Christmas Time with my close friend Patrick McClair and Martin Jones from Pulse FM. We all got into the Brick Lane studios in Paisley and everybody had a great time putting the song together. Yorkhill is a cause very close to my family and I and it is my honour to do my bit to raise funds for such a wonderful charity.
“I performed at the Yorkhill Charity Concert in Strathclyde University’s student union back in October and everybody was delighted to come together for the cause.
“I hope as many people as possible buy the Now That It’s Christmas Time single so that we can get as much money as possible donated to Yorkhill.” This wonderful act of generosity marks a fitting end to selfless, hard-working Robbi’s year – and he also recently shared the stage with former X Factor stars.
Robbi said: “I was the support for the boyband Stereo Kicks at the student venue Campus in Glasgow and there must have been hundreds of fans in the audience.
“It’s been a really hectic, but brilliant, year for me and I’m hoping for even more success in 2015.
“As well as entertaining my fans, I’m keen to keep up the performances and songs in aid of charity and develop my music. I am still weighing up whether to focus on pop or folk music but no matter what way I go, I am really excited about my future in the music industry.
“I’m picking up great knowledge from the sound and music production degree I’m studying at New College Lanarkshire’s Coatbridge campus, which will come in very handy.”
Now That It’s Christmas Time is available now on iTunes, Spotify and Amazon.
To find out more about Robbi and his music, visit @RobbiMcFaulds on Twitter or www.facebook.com/ RobbiMcFauldsMusic.
The Airdrie and Amateur Coatbridge Operatic Society are inviting people to jump on the wagon for their latest production.
The group bring western classic Calamity Jane to Airdrie’s Sir John Wilson town hall from March 24-28. Tickets for the show go on sale from January 7; visit www.acaos.co.uk/index. html for more information. Got the look The One and Only Direction boys
Audrey Hepburn, cartoon squirrels and chestbursting creatures combine for a diverse triple screening held across one day at the Sir John Wilson Town Hall’s cinema in Airdrie next month.
Billed as‘Film Friday’, the venue combines its Silver Screen, Kidz Club and theme night features for a bumper bonanza on January 30.
Rom-com Breakfast at Tiffany’s kicks things off at 1pm, followed by animation The Nut Job at 4pm and a double screening of sci-fi classics Alien and Aliens from 7pm.
Tickets for all three of the special showings are available from the cinema box office now on 01698 403120.
Hero worship Robbi surrounded by some of his loyal fans