COLLEGE students in Greenock have collaborated with a promising Port Glasgow singer for his new single.

Aspiring producers and promoters at the Finnart Street campus teamed up with musician Jack Vize for his latest release.

West College Scotland music business students Emma Ferguson, Becka Corson, Emma Howie and Robert Stevenson, who is studying sound production, have been working with the Port singer-songwriter under their own Scarlett Red record label.

They will help put the finishing touches on his next single, which is yet to be named, before releasing the track, promoting it and organising a launch gig.

The students are gaining valuable hands-on music industry experience, with Jack able to take advantage of their production and marketing skills.

Emma Ferguson, 20, from Port Glasgow, said: "It's great for us because most colleges don't have studios like this to get in and record. "We're fortunate to have these facilities because they are at such a good level.

"It's great experience for us and it's good to be working with Jack as he already has a good following so we're not starting from the ground up with him."

Seventeen-year-old Jack has become one of Inverclyde's most in-demand musicians in recent years.

Student Becka Corson, 24, was delighted to be able to work with someone of his calibre whilst still learning.

She said: "It's good to get the responsibility to do this. "You can put your learning into practice and it's good for those of us who want to go to university."

Lecturer Andrew 'McD' McDermid is impressed the students managed to collaborate so well with former St Stephen's High pupil Jack.

He said: "This forms part of their second year of the music business course where they have to use their skills to show how they can promote and release singles and I'm really pleased they are working with Jack because he's one of the most talented musicians we've seen in a long time. "When I saw him perform, I was impressed by his music influences, including the Talking Heads and John Martyn.

"Jack benefits from working with these students because he gets more out of the experience than he would working by himself."