You tube sensation Tabitha's tuned up for Love Wirral Festival

Wirral Globe: Tabitha tunes up at the Pyramids, watched by sister Eliza Mai Tabitha tunes up at the Pyramids, watched by sister Eliza Mai

A TEENAGE singer whose music videos have made her a You Tube sensation is among the acts taking part in festival of Wirral talent next week.

Tabitha Jade Hayles will perform at The Love Wirral showcase at the Pyramids Shopping Centre in Birkenhead on Saturday. May 31.

The 13-year-old, from Caldy, is rapidly building up a strong following on YouTube singing and playing guitar on her own stylish, contemporary pop compositions mixed with popular covers.

The Upton Hall Convent School student is also heading for the finals of a national talent competition, TeenStar, later this year which was won in 2013 by X Factor finalist Luke Friend.

She has her sights firmly set on the grand finals in Birmingham, with the prospect of winning big cash prizes and a publicity package. She has also produced a demo CD, featuring some of her own compositions which she hopes will help catapult her to stardom one day.

Tabitha Jade said: "I'd like to thank Pyramids Shopping Centre for inviting me to perform in my local town. I always like to support local events.

"I'm so excited about being part of The Love Wirral Festival. Many of my friends will be coming along to support me, so I cannot wait to perform at an event of this scale.

"I’ll be performing two sessions during the day and each will be a mix of pop covers and own songs, with my sister Eliza Mai on backing vocals. We hope everyone likes them.

“One day I'd really like to become a professional singer-songwriter just like my hero Rita Ora who I really admire because she is so multi-talented and versatile.

“I’m even thinking of sending her a copy of my demo CD to see what she thinks of it.”

Tabitha will be joined on stage by 11-year-old sister, Eliza Mai and 10-year-old drummer Seth Beard from Neston.

The festival will be held in St John's Square and St Werburgh's Square, Birkenhead from 10am to 4pm.

Among the attractions are children's favourire Peppa Pig making personal appearances for narrated story sessions at 11am, 12pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm and 3.30pm.

Other highlights include a peformance by Wirral Ukulele Orchestra, mediaeval themed Snapperjaxx Kids Club, a Tranmere Rovers FC penalty shootout display, Wirral Tennis Centre inflatable tennis court, live performances from the Birkenhead Comets and dancers from Funkstar and Xtreme Dance Schools.

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