Lancaster singer’s debut album due

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It’s such a busy time for a Lancaster singer that she’s changed her name.

Imogen Mechie now goes under the stage name of Imogen Rae because, says the former Girls’ Grammar pupil, “it’s a lot easier to spell and remember!”

You can see Imogen perform at a charity concert at Morecambe Golf Club on Friday, September 13 alongside The Moonlight Jazz Band (Adam Harrison on bass, Max Williams on saxophone, Luke Adams on guitar, Jay Darlington on flugelhorn and trumpet, and Joel Shooter on drums).

The teenager, who is about to start university in Cambridge, will perform songs from her debut album ‘Breathless’, due for release later this year.

The evening runs from 8pm to 11.30pm, and is in aid of the RLI Special Care Baby Unit and the Stroke Association. Tickets cost £10, available from behind the bar at the club and on the night.

Imogen will also sing at Lancaster Priory on Thursday, September 12 alongside four-part vocal harmony group The Gist as part of the Patronal Festival. Tickets £5, the concert starts at 8pm.

She has also reached the Sheffield regional finals of the 02 Open Mic competition where she will attempt to win a place in the national final to sing at the O2.

When she was 15, Imogen caught the eyes of celebrity judges Sir Terry Wogan, Midge Ure of Ultravox and Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason when she entered ‘The National Young Songwriter of the Year’, achieving a place in the national final with her song ‘Build My Wings’.

She came second and raised £3,000 for Barnardos.