The Next Brit Thing

HE’S the Girvan boy hoping to make a name for himself in showbusiness - and he can take a big step towards his dream career with your help.

Former Girvan Academy pupil Adam Scott Pringle is aiming to become the ‘Next Brit Thing’ and perform at the biggest night in the British music calendar.

Adam has entered the competition aimed at 11-19 year-old musicians that will give them the chance to get their music heard, start a career a win a huge prize of £10,000 of music equipment.

The talented youngster is also in line to secure a recording session at the world-renowned Abbey Road studios, VIP tickets and be named the Next Brit Thing.

Local musician and songwriter, Adam Scott Pringle is one of the contestants in a Talent Competition, online, called Next Brit Thing, which is an opportunity given to young musicians by The Brit Awards to sing at the award ceremony itself.

And music and performing is something that Adam has done and loved since he was a young child.

He said: “I started piano lessons at the age of six and loved to sing and perform even at this young stage.

“At school I enjoyed taking part in the musicals and shows organised by the music department, and I then joined Girvan Musical Society at the age of 12.

“My first appearance was in the 2004 production of Oliver where I played a member of Fagin’s gang.”

Adam was a regular in the Musical Society productions until 2009 when he left to further his musical education in Edinburgh.

He appeared in their annual productions until 2009.

In that year he won Girvan Academy’s G Factor contest and in 2006 he was a member of the cast in Ayrshire Philharmonic Society’s production of Carousel in Ayr’s Gaiety Theatre.

In his Girvan Academy years he has entertained audiences playing his part of Kenickie in the Grease musical and furthermore excelled in his coverage of piano and voice rendition of Geraldine McQueen’s ‘Winner’s Song,’ the creation of Bolton comic Peter Kay.

In Adam’s final year at Girvan Academy he played the part of Edna in Hairspray, which was a terrific success and he enjoyed singing and dancing, entertaining the audience greatly with his natural gift of comedy acting.

Now, living and studying classical music in the capital, Adam has focused on his songwriting and submitted recordings of two of his own pieces as well as a cover of Puppy Love.

The 19-year-old said: “Since I moved to Edinburgh, I joined the Edinburgh Musical Society and earlier this year I performed in their production of Rent.

“I’m also a member of Balerno Musical Society and I am appearing next month in Hello Dolly.

“Next year, Edinburgh Musical Society is producing Sweeney Todd and I’m looking forward to playing one of the characters.”

Adam has written several songs, two of which are recorded on the Next Brit Thing.

“The Creep and the Angel” and “200 Billion Galaxies”, in which he sings and plays solo piano accompaniment, are proving very popular and his rendering of “Puppy Love” has a generous following.

Classical musician Julian Lloyd-Webber is one of the supporters of the competition and added: “It’s great to see the Next Brit Thing giving this amazing opportunity to young musicians.

“There is so much talent out there and this will be a fantastic showcase for the next generation.”

If you would like to support our local musician, you should go to www.nextbritthing.com/profile/aspringle and click on each of the tracks and click “VOTE”.

You can either sign in with Facebook or make a profile which will only take you a moment.

The competition is backed by the UK music industry, the BRIT Awards and the government and there are awards in pop, rock, urban, folk and jazz, classical and an additional award for composition.