Young South Tyneside singer hopes to hit all the right notes in 2020 after 'fantastic' year

A talented young South Tyneside singer is hoping to hit all the right notes as he heads into 2020 following a ‘fantastic’ year.

Tuesday, 3rd December 2019, 6:00 am
Updated Thursday, 2nd January 2020, 2:31 pm
Daniel Curry, 13, is hoping to hit all the right notes in 2020. Photo by Clare Fraser.

Thirteen-year-old Daniel Curry, of Fellgate, Jarrow is only at the beginning of what looks set to be a promising music career, but 2019 saw him make a name for himself in the North East.

In June, the St Joseph’s Catholic Academy pupil, who was diagnosed with dyspraxia and hypermobility, made it to the final of the Soundwaves music competition, performing at the Newcastle O2 Arena, where he just missed out on winning.

He then took part in Unstoppable UK, going onto receive the media award for his achievements and was recognised among some of the best in the borough in the Pride of South Tyneside Young Performer of the Year category.

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Daniel performed at the O2 Arena in Newcastle in June, after making it to the final of the Soundwaves singing competition.

But the pivotal moment came when he entered the Trinity’s Got Talent contest in Gateshead in September, going on to join the band the North Strokes as lead singer.

“2019 has been a fantastic year for Daniel,” said dad, Ian Curry.

"The Soundwaves competition was the highlight – he just loves performing.”

Daniel (second left) with some of the members of the North Strokes band.

“We’re aiming to become more established as a community group next year and to give people in the area as many opportunities to perform as possible,” added Ian.

Meanwhile Daniel will be focusing on the North Strokes - and learning to play bass guitar - with a radio performance and auditions for Britain’s Got Talent in the pipeline.

He was recently awarded a grant from the Chloe and Liam Together Forever Trust to record his own music.

“I hope that the band will have as much success in 2020 as I have had this year,” said Daniel.

“I’ve been lucky enough to make a lot of friends through music and I want to share it with them."

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