Grand launch for singing prodigy

Amy Jo Clough.
Amy Jo Clough.
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Teenage singer Amy-Jo Clough will reunite with an old friend this September.

The Bolton-le-Sands hopeful will support Blue, six years after she first performed alongside the boy band’s Antony Costa on the Lancaster Grand Theatre stage.

Back then, Amy-Jo was just 11 years old but hugely impressed the audience with a support slot on Costa’s show The Xtra Factor.

Six years on, the former Carnforth High School pupil is about to release her first EP.

She describes ‘innocence’ as a collection of her original songs written about the experiences of growing up, love and complications.

However, the EP is upbeat and sheds a positive light to these situations.

Amy-Jo will host her EP launch at the Grand this Friday (July 25).

The theatre is a second home to Amy-Jo, who also has supported The American Four Tops and Back to Broadway cast at the theatre, and she will be donating all of the ticket sales back to the Grand.

Amy-Jo is no stranger to the stage after performing alongside stars including British band The Vamps, Union J, Little Nikki, Matt Cardle and Liam Tamne (The Voice), as well as supporting Alexander O’Neal at Buxton Opera House.

Last year she jetted off to Nashville, Tennessee in America after being spotted as she sang as the guest singer at the Miss Galaxy beauty pageant at Park Hall Hotel, Charnock Richard.

She has won numerous talent competitions throughout the North West, performed at Morecambe Carnival, and written dozens of songs; three being singles on iTunes.

Her single ‘Sorry For’ was played on BBC Radio Lancashire.

She said: “I love writing about life.

“There’s so much I want to say and so many stories I want to create.”

She was recently contacted by filmmaker Lindsey Dickings to commission a song for her short film.

Amy-Jo filmed the music video for the title track in Coniston and Ulverston and has added this song as a bonus track to the EP.

She says the night will consist of original songs, new songs, covers, and special guests including bands as well as soloists. It will be a night to showcase her song writing and hopefully persuade the public to purchase her EP. The show will begin at 7:30pm at the Lancaster Grand Theatre and admission is £3.