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A teenage Cam­bus­lang singer has hit the right notes - af­ter her busk­ing im­pressed a res­tau­rant boss enough that he asked her to sing for cus­tomers.

Trin­ity High pupil Re­bekah Kirk (14), of MacArthur Wynd, was per­form­ing as part of the Mer­chant City Fes­ti­val, as one of the Glas­gow bash’s ‘of­fi­cial buskers’.

Her per­for­mance out­side the Ci­ta­tion res­tau­rant caught the ears of staff, who headed out­side to catch the tal­ented teenager.

Re­bekah’s mum Lesley ex­plained: “The man­ager­ess was very im­pressed, and then called out the owner to lis­ten to her.

“Re­bekah was sup­posed to per­form again later on, but the rain was so bad that she couldn’t go out again.

“She was speak­ing to Ci­ta­tion, and they asked her in­side and showed her the baby grand pi­anos that they have.

“She was re­ally ex­cited to see them, and they asked if she wanted to per­form ev­ery week there.

“She’s just started, and is re­ally thrilled.”

Re­bekah will now per­form at the res­tau­rant on Fri­days from 6pm un­til 8pm.

It’s the latest de­vel­op­ment in the singer’s ca­reer.

The Re­former pre­vi­ously re­ported on her early suc­cess in tal­ent con­tests two years ago.

Now she’s changed up her sound and is writ­ing her own ma­te­rial, as well as putting online cov­ers of songs by the likes of Nir­vana.

Two of her orig­i­nal songs, Ocean Lul­laby and Who Has Your Heart, have reached the semi-fi­nals of the UK Song­writ­ing Con­test, a com­pe­ti­tion aimed at help­ing new and emerg­ing song­writ­ers.

Lesley added: “She’s now got a much more stripped back sound than be­fore - she started play­ing the guitar and pi­ano about 18 months ago, be­cause she didn’t want to be us­ing back­ing tracks

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