A YOUNG Richmond singer-songwriter is flying high after announcing a headline act at famous Liverpool club and being played on Radio One.

Evie Wright, a 22-year-old former student at Richmond School and Sixth Form College, is gaining widespread plaudits for her music.

Her new single 'Ride the Wave' featured on BBC's Airwaves 2021 Festival, alongside Rag ‘N’ Bone Man, The Fratellis and Amy MacDonald.

In November she headlines at Liverpool's iconic Jacaranda Club - which helped launch The Beatles - and Nick Grimshaw played her track on his Radio One show in April.

This followed a series of appearances on BBC local radio.

Evie said: "It is my dream to forge a successful career in music and I appreciate that streaming and live shows are key to getting noticed.

"It is wonderful that BBC Introducing champion aspiring musicians and I am hugely grateful that they have aired all my singles so far.

"It was an immense honour when Nick Grimshaw played me on his show - I really couldn't believe it!

"I am so excited to be headlining at the iconic Jacaranda Club in November, a venue that is at the epicentre of Liverpool's live music scene and famously helped to launch the careers of The Beatles and continues its 60-year mission to offer a stage for new artists.

"I really can't wait to return to Liverpool, it's my favourite city where the music scene remains as strong and vibrant as ever."

Evie graduated with a first class honours in Music from the University of Liverpool in 2020, and is currently studying for a Master's in music research.

She returs to Richmond to focus on her songwriting and to continue to develop her unique style, using poetic lyrics and melodic hooks to craft an infectious pop sound.

A solo singer, Evie plays eclectic, acoustic and classical guitar, piano and flute. She started writing and performing her own songs when she was 13, and collaborated with other students and performing gigs outside of school.

She gives huge credit to the Richmond School music department for encouraging her to sing and providing a safe performance environment, with staff and fellow music students always being very supportive and giving positive feedback.

It was this environment which helped Evie to overcome her reservation and develop her singing and songwriting.

All the school concerts and events were then a gradual process of helping to reaffirm her confidence.

Jenna Potter, headteacher, said: "It is tremendous to hear that Evie’s music is receiving so much airplay.

"She is, without doubt, incredibly talented and having had the honour of listening and watching her perform on numerous occasions, it comes as no surprise to me that she is becoming so successful.

"Her musical style is wonderful and I am looking forward to watching her career blossom.”

Evie's music can be listened to via Youtube, Spotify and Apple Music.