SINGERS from a local academy hit the high notes in a special show at their first awards night.

Suzie O’Donoghue, owner and vocal tutor at Songbird Singing, arranged a show called ‘A Night Full of Stars’ to recognise the hard work of her students.

More than 60 people turned out at The Albany to watch the students perform and show their support.

Suzie said: “The awards night was to celebrate the hard work and determination of all my songbirds.

"They have been working towards graded exams this term so they had certificates for this as well as special Songbird Awards.”

Performances from the juniors on the night saw Ben Graham perform Rocket Man, Keave McMillan sing Sunflower, Evangeline Craig perform The Scientist, Zara Menzies entertain with How Far I’ll Go, Erin Brown perform Here Comes the Sun and Chloe Ferrie round off the set with The Cup Song.

The seniors then took to the stage and Maya Lynch opened the performances with A Million Dreams.

She was followed by Lauren Docherty with All I want, Holly Callaghan who performed Popular and Rhiannon Collins with Jealous.

Millie Hotchkiss sang She Used to Be Mine before Emma Payne entertained with There Are Worse Things I Could Do before Jack Vize ended the evening with Sandy.

More than 20 awards were handed out on the night.

Songbird of the year junior went to Evangeline Craig and Millie Hotchkiss took the senior prize.

Suzie was delighted with the event, which she has now vowed to make a regular feature in the calendar.

She said: “I started almost three years ago with four pupils and have nearly 30 now.

“The night went so very well and had the most amazing positive atmosphere.

"I was very emotional.

“There was lots of tears of pride."