A Lochaber teenager is ready to take 2020 by storm after his first BBC Radio 1 play and selling out his first headline show – all in the space of a week.
DJ Mollie King gave Keir Gibson’s second single Hollow an airing on the Best New Pop show yesterday, after excited station producers got in touch with the 18-year-old to say they wanted to play the track.
The single, which was independently released at the end of November, was played alongside some of the best new releases from names in the world of pop including Harry Styles, Tove Lo and Grace Carter.
Keir has also sold out his first headline show in his hometown of Fort William later this month.
He is also set to play Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Street Party, joining the likes of Mark Ronson and Soft Cell frontman Marc Almond.
Keir said: “It feels mad to be played on Radio 1! That station is where you want to be and to hear my song on it is pretty surreal. I’m so thankful for all their support, and all of the support I’ve received so far – it’s getting my music to more people, which is just brilliant.
“I feel like I’m ending 2019 on such a high and am over the moon to sell out my Fort William show as well. It’ll be the first time I play with a full band, so people are in for a good night! I can’t wait to see everyone who has been listening to my music.”