Singer Capaldi proves truly noteworthy
THE “true grit” of Glasgow has been captured in a series reimagining the £20 note to exemplify UK cities.
Singer-songwriter Lewis Capaldi was chosen as the star best fit to represent the city.
It is part of a series by Equity Release Supermarket and the five released notes also feature iconic architecture from the towns.
Each note hides “Easter-eggs” paying homage to traits of the cities, with Glasgow’s note highlighting the city’s frequent rainfall.
The organisation’s aim was to choose the people who “showed the ‘true grit’ of their home cities; musicians who defined a generation, athletes who inspired, and actors who showed Hollywood how it’s done – these are the modern-day heroes we need on our banknotes”.
Capaldi was considered a superstar worthy of representing Glasgow due to his “quick wit and unpredictable outbursts” and songs that “equally break your heart and soothe it all in one”.
Other cities celebrated in the banknotes included Manchester featuring singer Noel Gallagher, and York picturing actress Dame Judi Dench.