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Schoolgirl from Sudbury lands first record deal at age 13


By Priya Kingsley-Adam


Teenager Phoebe Austin has been signed to a record label. The 13-year-old is set to release her first single later this year with an album to follow next year....PICTURE: Mecha Morton. .. (3490271)
Teenager Phoebe Austin has been signed to a record label. The 13-year-old is set to release her first single later this year with an album to follow next year....PICTURE: Mecha Morton. .. (3490271)

Stardom beckons for a schoolgirl from Sudbury, after landing her first record deal at just 13.

Phoebe Austin, of Tudor Road, is gearing up to release her first pop track Thinking with record company Shlepp Entertainment in November.

The Ormiston Sudbury Academy student was delighted after being signed to a record label.

“I was so excited, it happened really fast,” said Phoebe.

The youngster is currently working on her debut album, which is set to be released next year.

Phoebe composes her own material and has perfected her songwriting skills

“I like to write songs that will resonate with a lot of people my age,” she explained.

Phoebe started singing at the age of five, which did not go unnoticed by her mother who realised her talent.

“She taught herself to play guitar at such a young age and at nine she had written her own song,” said Phoebe’s mother, Claire Austin, who was delighted when her daughter was given her first break.

“I was in complete and utter shock,” said Mrs Austin.

“I know she’s good, but for somebody to believe in her and take her on - I was so proud.”

Phoebe has performed at popular events including Leestock and Bures Music Festival, where she was crowned best newcomer.

Phoebe is looking forward to releasing her new music and developing as an artist.

“There are talks of her going out to America next year,” said Mrs Austin.

“But we are just taking it one day as it comes.”

Teenagers aged 12 to 14 are being invited to feature in Phoebe’s first music video which is being filmed in Sudbury.

Those who are interested can call Mrs Austin on 07989 551659.



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