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  • Talented teenager already a hit on radio and social media

    Henry James

    A SINGER-songwriter from Skelmersdale is already making a name for himself at the tender age of 14.

    A video of James Jackson performing his song, Feuillemort, live at the North West Tonight Studios at Media City, Salford in January has already had 5,000 hits on social media website, Facebook.

    James had uploaded his songs to the BBC’s Music Introducing uploader site in August last year and in September they were selected and played by BBC Radio Lancashire DJ Sean McGinty on his Saturday night show.

    This resulted in multiple airplays, and an interview on the show which aired in November.

    James was then invited to make the recording for social media and has described the experience as “amazing.”

    His video was posted on Facebook on Thursday, February 1.

    Next up for the talented teenager is joining Sean McGinty again in the studio on Saturday, February 17, for a live radio interview on his ‘Introducing’ show.

    Delighted mum, Julie Lloyd said: “I am really proud of James. He is only 14 years old but has been playing guitar since the age of eight, self-taught.

    “Now he has progressed to writing and performing his own songs.

    “He has been attending the  E Rooms in Skelmersdale since 2013 and regularly performs at events in the local area.”

    BBC Music Introducing, which has been going since 2007, was set up to help unsigned, undiscovered and under-the-radar musicians.

    People who are picked have the opportunity to have their music played on local and national BBC radio.

    There is also a BBC Introducing stage at major music festivals including Glastonbury, Reading and Leeds.

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