BEN’S BIG GIG
A DUNOON Grammar School pupil is set for a big stage performance this weekend – with added X-Factor.
Ben Docherty (13) will be joining TV talent show finalists The Risk at Glasgow’s Royal Concert Hall on Sunday (April 29) in a fundraising show for children’s charity The Variety Club.
Ben is used to big performances as he recently won a competition at Rothesay Guitar Festival to win a Vintage guitar - which he will be laying to accompany himself on Sunday.
Ben has been travelling from his Dunoon home to Glasgow for rehearsals for some time and is now looking forward to his big night under the spotlight.
He said: “The Risk are a big band and, just to be performing at the Royal Concert Hall is an honour.
“I will be performing the Ed Sheeran song ‘Lego House’.
“It will be a great show to come and see.”
The show brings together award-winning performers from across Central Scotland, from Edinburgh to West Dunbartonshire.
Taking part this year are some of Scotland’s finest emerging talents, including singers, dancers, musicians, songwriters and a magician.
The Risk will also be playing their first gig in Scotland since February’s X Factor tour.
Young Variety producer Angus Simpson said: “We couldn’t be more pleased with the line up for this year’s show which truly is a variety show – there is something there for everyone.
“We have everything from hip-hop to ballet, from the musicals to magic and a 70-strong Glee-style show-choir.
“All our young performers are amazing and, with our special guests The Risk, it will be a wonderful night out which will help deserving children in Scotland through The Variety Club.”
The show starts at 7pm and tickets are available from the Royal Concert Hall box office on (0141) 353 8000.
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