Aberdeen’s Evan Duthie has enjoyed a memorable week as he continues to make waves in the music industry.
Last Saturday, the Kemnay Academy pupil won an Original 106 “Pride of Aberdeen” prize in the “One to Watch” category. But he couldn’t be there to receive the honour because he was working with BBC Radio 1’s Annie Mac at the 02 Academy in Glasgow.
It’s just the latest accolade for the teenager, who turns 15 on November 25, who performed a series of DJ sessions in front of thousands of spectators at the world’s largest football youth tournament – The Norway Cup – in Oslo during the summer.
And it’s clear that Evan has no intention of slowing down.
As he told the Press and Journal: “It was amazing I won the Pride of Aberdeen award. I didn’t expect it and I couldn’t believe it when my grandparents phoned to tell me I had won, but I would really like to thank everybody who voted for me.
“Things have been busy recently. Getting the chance to DJ at the AMP Tour in Glasgow was an amazing honour and the feedback was really positive. So I am feeling on top of the world.”
As for his future plans, it’s clear Evan is a young man in a hurry.
He said: “I am aiming to play at most, if not all of the big festivals in 2016, I will be releasing a couple of tracks and I should hopefully have an EP at the end of next year.
“I can’t thank people such as Annie Mac enough for the help and support they have given me.”
Evan Duthie. Remember the name.