Singer on track to bring fes­tive joy to kids char­ity

Rutherglen Reformer - - The Ticket - Ian Bunt­ing

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

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