Young star set to make sweet music thanks to generosity of the Chloe and Liam Together Forever Trust

A young South Tyneside singer has received support from a local charity to help him pursue his dream.

Friday, 22nd November 2019, 2:27 pm
Updated Monday, 25th November 2019, 9:37 am
Singer Daniel Curry as received a generous donation from the Chloe and Liam Together Forever Trust.

Daniel Curry, 13, of Fellgate, Jarrow, is delighted after receiving a generous donation from the Chloe and Liam Together Forever Trust to help him make his own music.

The talented schoolboy has had quite a year, making it to the final of the SoundWaves singing competition at the O2 Academy in Newcastle, taking part in Unstoppable UK and being in the final four of the Young Performer of the Year category at the 2019 Best of South Tyneside awards.

Daniel joined North East band the North Strokes as lead singer after competing against them in the Trinity's Got Talent event in Gateshead in September.

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

The band, made up of Lewis Teesdale, 17, on drums, Laighton Potts, 13, on guitar, Brandon Ward on keyboard, Megan Hillier, 17, on vocals and bass and 14-year-old Sophie Davis, vocals and rhythm guitar, want to focus on writing and recording their own material.

The grant from the Trust will cover the costs of hiring a recording studio and fund some rehearsal time at the Customs House.

Daniel, a member of the Own Your Stage singing group, also set up his own open mic night and talent showcase, Spotlight, to give local young people a place to perform on a monthly basis.

Daniel said: “I’m really happy and excited about receiving the grant. We have been working on some original music for quite some time, so I’m sure the rest of the band will be excited about it too.”A spokesperson for the Chloe and Liam Together Forever Trust said: “We are delighted to be able to support Daniel with a bursary to allow him to follow his dreams.

Daniel (centre) and the North Strokes.

“We are very grateful for all our supporters of the Chloe and Liam Together Forever Trust which has allowed us to help over 100 individuals/groups/teams and make such a difference to so many young lives.”