Scrap Happy Theatre Company’s Charlotte Brimner has just released her debut album, along with a charity single.
The talented singer songwriter, who is just 15, wrote and released Lennon’s Song to raise funds for three-year-old Lennon Thomson from Dundee, who has cerebral palsy.
All proceeds from the three-track single, which also features Lennon’s sister Kayla, will go towards paying for Lennon to have the space, equipment, and private therapy he needs.
Charlotte, whose mum Claire Bee runs Scrap Happy, wrote the song last October after having organised and performed at a fund-raising gig for Lennon, which generated almost £600.
She said: “Lennon has cerebral palsy spastic quadriplegia, the most severe type of cerebral palsy. He is also partially sighted.
“All proceeds from the sale of the single will go towards providing a sensory soft play room for him in his house as well as more advanced equipment and intense physio to help him get stronger.”
The track also features on Charlotte’s recently-released debut album, Wasted Dreams And Jelly Beans, which is available for download on iTunes, Spotify, Google and Amazon.
The album contains ten tracks, which Charlotte has written over the last couple of years.
She said: “I am so happy — and relieved — that it has all worked out!
“I really like the album, I am really happy with it and really proud of it.”
Charlotte cites Bob Dylan, Emile Sande, Ed Sheerin and Paulo Nutini as her main musical influences and says that she is inspired by “loads of things, everyday things, the stories that other people have to tell”.
Charlotte, who now lives on the outskirts of Dundee, is sitting her standard grades this year and is hoping to go to college in London to continue studying music.
She said: “There is so much music in London, open mic nights every night. There is something about the scene there that really attracts me.”
Charlotte, who started at Scrap Happy in Blairgowrie when she was just four years old, says that singing and song writing is her “first love”.
She said: “I started playing guitar when I was 12 and writing songs when I was 13.
“My mum is a keen supporter of the arts and has been a major inspiration to me.
“Scrap Happy has given me the confidence to perform and to pursue my song writing and put my music out there.
“I used to get nervous performing but the different experiences I have had over the last 12 months or so in particular have really helped — I still get nervous but I really enjoy it too now.
“This time last year it would never even have entered my head to do this, but so much has happened in the past year with the gigs, performances and Lennon’s Song and everything that it has made me realise that music is what I really want to do.
“It has given me a taste of what is achievable.”
Listen to Charlotte by visiting www.facebook.com/musicbycharlotte and www.charlotte-music.co.uk