Teen set to release album

Aerial view of Northowram, which has gained conservation status.
Aerial view of Northowram, which has gained conservation status.

A FORMER student at Woldgate College is set to release her first EP after proving to be a hit on the popular music video website, YouTube.

Armed with only a guitar and her voice, 17-year-old Jasmine Burns uploaded her work onto the site in order to gain fast, easy coverage.

Since then, she’s gained scores of subscribers and hundreds of views, as well as an upcoming You Tube collaboration with another musician.

Her debut EP, which she will call Your Old Brogue Shoe and is hoping to release independently, will include her own artwork consisting of photography taken in her garden.

Despite studying a music course in Northampton, she attributes her success to her schooling in Pocklington.

She said: “Woldgate made me realise that this was what I wanted to do, if it wasn’t for that, I don’t know where I would be now.”

She has also entered ‘Live and Unsigned’, a competition for unsigned musicians, judged by high-profile musical celebrities such as Radio One’s Greg James and Annie Nightingale, as well as 70s rocker and Slade frontman, Noddy Holder. She is due to undergo an audition in February.

If she gets to the final, she will be performing at the O2 Arena, where some of the world’s biggest music acts have entertained the crowds.