Kirkintilloch youngster rocks the Barrowlands

Daniel on stage at the world-famous Barrowlands
Daniel on stage at the world-famous Barrowlands

RISING young rock star Daniel Parks has taken centre stage at one of Scotland’s most iconic venues to benefit a good cause.

The 10-year Kirkintilloch musician belted out an Oasis track at Glasgow’s Barrowlands in aid of the Clutha Trust charity.

A host of talented youngsters took part in the event last Saturday, which was billed as the ‘Next Generation’ aimed at unearthing a new musical superstar from Scotland.

Around 40 artists aged between 10 and 18 years old performed at the gig. Daniel, a pupil at St Agatha’s Primary School, said it was an experience he’ll never forget.

He said: “To be performing on a stage which has had so many famous bands on it was a brilliant feeling. It was great fun to perform in front of a large crowd and I loved every minute of it.

“I’m a massive Beatles fan as well as Oasis so I sang ‘Don’t Look Back In Anger’ - which seemed to go down well. It was for a great cause and it was an unforgettable night.

“It’s given me a taste of what it’s like to be a rock star for a night and I’ll now need to decide whether I want to concentrate on my music or football.”