Friday, 10 October 2008

'Dream' Comes True for Glasgow Youngster

Glasgow youngster Mark Wood is celebrating even before Scotland kick off against Norway in this weekend’s vital World Cup Qualifier – Mark, aged 11 from Glasgow, has been selected form auditions to be the opening voice on the 2008 version of We Have A Dream.

The track which was first recorded by the Scotland World Cup Squad of 1982 has been given a fresh lease of life at recent Hamden internationals and will be rereleased in aid of Children in Need on November 10th complete with the vocals of many of Scottish entertainment’s top names and of course the backing vocals of the Tartan Army at Hampden this weekend.

Mark who is a student at the Glasgow Academy of Musical Theatre and Arts has already been into the studio and has recorded the first four lines of the track which it is hoped will match the success of last year’s top ten hit Loch Lomond. If it had been 1982 he might even have had a Top of the Pops appearance!

His piece was recorded on Tuesday at the famous Ca Va studios in Glasgow and is being remixed with the rest of the stars and crowd over the weekend before being pressed and distributed for the release ahead of the Children in Need show.

Shaaron Graham principal at GAMTA said of Mark, “We’re delighted for him as he’s such a lovely lad. He’s is a seasoned performer and great in front of live audiences. Glasgow panto audiences may already have seen him in the role as the Dame’s son at the SECC. He’s an all rounder with fantastic prospects, he really epitomises what’s best in some of Scotland’s young talent.”

Mark pictured, is delighted to be part of The Tartan Army ahead of the big match. “I don’t have a ticket to see the match but it’s great to be part of new song. I was over the moon at being picked and can’t wait to hear the finished version with all the stars on it. It’s just brilliant!”

Mark’s ticketless position however was rectified by SFA’s Marketing Manager Colin Banks last night, “We’ve managed to get a ticket for Mark for the match against Norway. He’s playing a major role in the success of the record for Children in Need so we thought it only appropriate that he was there on Saturday.”

One kid who is seeing the dream come alive.

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