Dreams do come true for singer Olivia

Olivia Watson. Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Olivia Watson. Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

It was where Olivia Watson first took to the stage to sing Over the Rainbow.

Now the talented teenager is returning to the scene of her debut solo performance at Aldborough Primary School.

Singer and songwriter Olivia, 16, will be back at the school tomorrow to appear in front of an audience of teachers and pupils.

Her debut solo performance of the Judy Garland classic set Olivia on a course for a career in music. Now signed to an independent local label she is looking forward to releasing her debut single and album next year.

The former Aylsham High School pupil is set for her biggest show to date supporting Beyond the Barricades at a picnic concert near Norwich.

The performance will see Olivia appear in front of an audience of thousands at Taverham Hall on July 30.

Olivia was invited to support the quartet, who are all former principal performers from the smash hit musical Les Miserables, after being spotted singing at a wedding show.

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She said: 'There will be around two to three thousand people there and it will be the biggest audience I have performed too.

'Les Mis is absolutely my favourite musical, I have been to see the live show, but when the film came out I fell in love with it and have watched it over and over again.'

Olivia is set to start at the Access to Music college in Norwich in September.

In the meantime she is enjoying being on the local gigging circuit and excited to return to her old primary school.

'It is wonderful to be going back and sing, that was where I first performed,' she explained.

'I was in the school choir and got asked to perform Over The Rainbow when I was 11 and this will be the first time I have sung there since then.'

Olivia, from Little Barningham, performs regularly with her mum's partner Robert Bindley who plays guitar.

She sings a wide range of songs and but wants to focus on the pop-classical genre for her album.

Tickets for the Taverham Hall show can be booked online at https://www.ents24.com/norwich-events/taverham-hall-preparatory-school/picnic-concert/4659900

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