Nicole is on her marks for Olympic concert performance
A young vocalist from Stoke-on-Trent will entertain visitors descending on London for the 2012 Olympic Games.
Stoke-on-Trent College music student Nicole O’Brien, 19, has been chosen to appear on the Bandstand stage in Hyde Park at the BT London Live event.
The Bandstand will feature new and unsigned artists as part of a programme of music and entertainment during the London Games.
Nicole, an RnB and rap vocalist, will perform with guitarist Darrell Bowman who is also studying an Access to Music course at the college’s performing arts centre, off Moorland Road, Burslem.
They are due on stage in Hyde Park on Thursday, August 9 at 6.10pm.
It is the second time Nicole has been singled out for a special performance in recent months.
“I want to pursue my music as a career and being chosen to perform at Hyde Park is a great step forward,” said Nicole, of Hanley.
“I did my first live gig at college and was spotted by a scout who put me forward for BBC television’s the Voice.
“I got through to the last 80 of 10,000 entrants and had great feedback but they told me to try again when I was more established.”
After being encouraged to perform live at college, Nicole has become a regular on the local music scene and has established a regular gig at the Factory, in Hanley.
Music Lecture Lee Beddow said: “This is great news for Nicole and for the college. Nicole has an exceptional talent and is determined to carve out a career in music.”
Stoke on Trent College’s Performing Arts Centre at the Moorland Road, Burslem campus, has professional standard recording studios and the college is affiliated to the National Skills Academy for the arts and Access to Music.
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