Singing sensation Olivia set to perform at north Norfolk church that holds a special place in her heart

Olivia Watson, 16, who is on the verge of signing a record deal. Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Olivia Watson, 16, who is on the verge of signing a record deal. Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

It is somewhere with a special place in her heart - and on Saturday singer songwriter Olivia Watson will be back performing at Little Barningham Church.

Olivia Watson will be performing a solo concert at Little Barningham Church.

Olivia Watson will be performing a solo concert at Little Barningham Church. - Credit: Archant

The church, near Aylsham, recently provided the setting for a video featuring the talented teenager who is currently working on her debut single.

Olivia will be performing the Eva Cassidy version of Somewhere over the Rainbow - the song she first sang solo in public as an 11-old-pupil at Aldborough Primary School.

It has been a memorable year for Olivia who this week sang with G4 in their sell-out concert at Norwich Cathedral.

She was gigging throughout summer and supported Beyond the Barricade in front of an audience of 2,500 at a picnic concert at Taverham Hall in July.


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A former Alysham High School student, Olivia is currently studying at the Access to Music college in Norwich.

Mum Mary said: 'This should be a special occasion for Olivia. She performed at the church two years ago and ran out in the middle as she was overwhelmed with emotion. We are hoping she will have gained a bit more experience this time around.

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'She has now begun work with her record label and her debut single is in the pipeline. Olivia is hoping it will be one she has co-written with me.'

The concert, which starts 7pm, is raising money for church repairs.

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