AN AUDIENCE at Ludlow Assembly Rooms were treated to a performance by a local teen on Saturday (October 7).

Macy O'Neill, from Highley in Shropshire, launched her new album Journeys in an event at the Assembly Rooms, where she played the entire album for the crowd. She also sold merchandise and held a signing. 

Before her performance in Ludlow, she took to Telford's main shopping centre with a flash mob. A troupe of 24 dancers accompanied her song I'm Your High, as part of her other launch party at Telford HMV.

In a post on her Facebook page, she wrote: "It's a dream come true to finally bring my music to a live event.

"This event marked the celebration of my hard work on the album Journeys. Each note, each lyric, crafted with passion and dedication."

She has been popular with visitors to Ludlow market where she often sings as her parents run a stall.

At a Bastille concert at Ludlow Castle, she was even invited to sing for 5,000 people with frontman Dan Smith. Over the same star-studded weekend, she also met Kaiser Chiefs singer Ricky Wilson, who stopped to give her a £20 tip while she was busking. 

Discussing her celebrity encounters, she previously told the Ludlow Advertiser: "I felt so fulfilled! It was one of my dreams to sing my own songs in front of big artists."

Her proud mum, Naomi Waterson, added: "We felt grateful as both artists stopped and appreciated her music."

She has performed around Shropshire and further afield - notably, she has appeared on the Voice UK Kids and in a Eurovision pre-show in Liverpool earlier this year. She also starred in the musical Chitty Chitty Bang Bang in Birmingham.

The 15-year-old goes by the stage name Macy O. She has had an interest in music from an early age, from singing to playing the piano and trombone. At the age of 11, she was awarded a government grant and award for talented children to study music at the Guildhall School.

Macy O's new album Journeys is out now. It is available to buy on CD in all HMV shops.