WATCH out for a teenager with a big voice and a bright future at this weekend’s Morecambe Jubilee celebrations.
Morecambe Community High School pupil Molly Wilson has recorded a song co-written by Morecambe’s MP, and former Stock, Aitken and Waterman songwriter, David Morris.
The song Give Me Hope voices the dreams and aspirations of young people in the town who are often written off.
Molly, 14, delivered a sparkling performance of the song at the town’s Youth Forum launch event in the Arndale Centre earlier this year, and will sing it again this Sunday, June 3, at Morecambe’s Winter Gardens.
“Singing is very personal to me and writing lyrics takes away all my stress and anger,” said Molly.
Molly started dancing when she received tap shoes for her third birthday.
But it was at Brownies when she was six and sang I Saw Mummy Kissing Santa Claus while dressed in pyjamas and holding a teddy bear that her mother, Kate, noticed something special.
It was through acting that Molly finally found her confidence, appearing in several Morecambe High School productions, and it is now her ambition to gain a scholarship to the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts.
Her musical hero is Michael Jackson but she relates most to Taylor Swift because she focuses on music and not fame.
Molly sang Give Me Hope, which was co-written by Nanette and Russ Courtenay of Morecambe-based arts group Cre8, live on John Gillmore’sBBC Radio Lancashire show last Friday.