Talented Starston teenager is ready form exciting and busy year

Breeze Redwine

Breeze Redwine - Credit: Archant

A talented Starston teenager has an exciting year ahead as she prepares to represent Great Britain at an international singing contest and awaits the release of her debut single.

Breeze Redwine will be travelling to Long Beach, California, in July to take part in the World Championships of Performing Arts (WCPA).

The 13-year-old, who won the pre-teen category at the UK-wide Teenstar singing competition

last July, said she is looking forward to the event, which attracts contestants from 50 countries.

She said: 'I'm really excited to it as I've never flown before. I haven't really looked into what I'm singing yet but I have chosen three categories, pop, country and an original song. I'm just thinking about the experience.'

The Archbishop Sancroft High School student is on a music development program at Charthouse Music, which involves her travelling to London twice a month, and is in the process of releasing her own single, called Dreams.

The youngster wrote the song with the help of her vocal

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coach Lisa Redford, who says it has been exciting watching Breeze's talent develop.

She said: 'She's got a very contemporary and unique style and a powerful voice. I've been helping her learn about being an artist and a song writer. I've encouraged her to write down what she's feeling.'

Breeze's mum Jackie said after her Teenstar win the teenager was approached by music companies but feels her daughter is still too young.

She said: 'She needs to learn her craft. She loves writing her own material. It's amazing what she has done. She's gone through two auditions for the WCPA. But we need to find sponsors as I have to go with her to America and it's going to cost £5,000.'

Laurence Hobbs, director of Charthouse Music, who have worked with chart-topping artists including Sam Smith and The Saturdays, said Breeze is 'incredibly good'.

He said: 'We're shooting a video for her debut single

Dreams in the next few weeks. We've been working with her for about four or five months now and she stands out from a lot of girls her age.'