• STV
  • MySTV

Be Charlotte hopes to inspire next generation of musicians

The 21-year-old Dundee singer-songwriter is on a tour of schools across Scotland.

By Jenness Mitchell and Haley Bouma

Fresh from dropping her first single with a major record label, Dundee singer-songwriter Be Charlotte is hoping to inspire the next generation of Scots artists.

Following the release of Do Not Disturb via Columbia Records and Insanity earlier this month, the 21-year-old has embarked on a tour of schools across the country.

The musician - whose real name is Charlotte Brimner - has been showcasing her talent and chatting to pupils about her life in the music industry.

Visit: Be Charlotte spoke to pupils at St Paul's RC Academy.
Visit: Be Charlotte spoke to pupils at St Paul's RC Academy. STV

During a visit to St Paul's RC Academy in Dundee, the singer told STV News it was great to be back in the city.

She said: "It's amazing, it's great. I love coming back to Dundee.

"And it's just so amazing to come into schools, and now that I have a song out as well it makes it a lot easier because they know the song and stuff, which is lovely.

"It's been great. We've had such a lovely morning - really inspiring for me as well."

The singer, who found her voice as a teenager with an acoustic guitar in Dundee, has performed at many festivals including T in the Park and TRNSMT.

She also represented Scotland at the Solheim Cup handover in Iowa in 2017. Her stateside performance was broadcast across the globe into more than 350 million homes.

Dundee: The singer performed for pupils.
Dundee: The singer performed for pupils. STV

The singer, who performed at the opening of Dundee's V&A museum last year, is vocal against the cuts to music tuition in Scottish schools.

She said: "It was so important for me to be learning music in school.

"I was doing it as a hobby outside of school, but in school was when I was really learning the other side of it - I guess the more 'technical' side of it, or learning how to read music better or write music.

'I think it's good to hopefully be inspired and encouraged to give it a go and play an instrument or write a song and see how that feels.'
Be Charlotte

"So that really helped me and it also just gave me the confidence to play music.

"When I first went into high school, my instruments were drums and guitar because I was too scared to sing but then after a couple of years I got a bit more confidence to sing and I chose that as my instrument.

"From then I had the good support of a teacher who really helped me to find my voice and keep singing which helped."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qymXzSp6Vh8 | youtube

The singer-songwriter hopes the tour will inspire young people to follow their dreams.

She added: "Believe in yourself and be confident enough to try out ideas that you might have.

"If you want to be creative in music, or drama or art - then give it a go.

"Be confident enough in yourself to try out what you think you might be good at.

"And if it doesn't work, then that's cool. But I think it's good to hopefully be inspired and encouraged to give it a go and play an instrument or write a song and see how that feels."

Download: The STV News app is Scotland's favourite and is available for iPhone from the App store and for Android from Google Play. Download it today and continue to enjoy STV News wherever you are.

One account. All of STV.

This field is required. That doesn't look like a valid e-mail format, please check. That e-mail's already in our system. Please try again.
ShowHide
Forgot password?
This field is required. This must be at least 6 characters long. Did you enter your details correctly?
If you've forgotten your details then use the 'Forgot password?' link.
Need to reset your password?

We'll send a link to reset your password to

We've sent you details on how to reset your password

Please check your email and follow the instructions.

Forgotten your email address?

Have you forgotten the email address that you previously joined with? Don't worry, by emailing enquiries@stv.tv we can help.

One account. All of STV.

This field is required. Please enter at least 2 characters
This field is required. Please enter at least 2 characters
This must be at least 6 characters long.
ShowHide
This field is required. This must be at least 6 characters long.
You must be over 16 to join STV.
This field is required. This doesn't appear to be a valid date
We need this to check that you live in an STV region.
This field is required. This doesn't appear to be a valid postcode
Would you like us to email you about our great shows and services from time to time?
We'll only send emails we think you'll like (see example) based on information you have supplied and shows you have watched on STV Player. For details on emails and advertising, see our STV & You page.
Would you like to receive emails from the Scottish Children's Lottery about draws, instant games and competitions?
We support the Scottish Children's Lottery (SCL), which is managed by our colleagues at STV ELM Ltd. You can find out more about the SCL on its website, including its Privacy Policy.

By continuing you agree to our Terms of Use, and understand our Privacy and Cookie Policies.

Upload Profile Picture

Please make sure your image is under 2mb in size and a valid JPG, PNG or GIF.

Are you sure?

Unfortunately, you'll be unable to access our premium content. We’ll be sorry to see you go, but if you change your mind you can rejoin us at any time.

Please verify your STV account

Please verify your STV account using the email we sent you. If you have lost the email, we can send you another one, just click the button below.

Thanks

We've sent you a new verification email.
Please check your email and follow the instructions to verify your account.

Welcome to STV
Thanks for joining us.

Oops!

Sorry, you must be at least 12 years old to place a vote for your Real Hero.

Please review our Voting Terms of Use for more information.

Oops!

Sorry! It seems that you are using a browser that is incompatible with our voting service.

To register your vote please copy the below URL in to your regular mobile browser. We recommend Google Chrome, or Safari.

http://shows.stv.tv/real-heroes/voting

Oops!

Sorry, you seem to have already voted in this category.

Thanks for voting

Now share your vote with friends on your social network

Share on twitter Share on facebook

Cast your vote

Please register or sign in to continue.

Cast your vote

This field is required. This doesn't appear to be a valid date

Cast your vote

Please fill out this form to cast your vote. As you are under 16 years old you will not create an STV account. Why do we need these details?

This field is required. Please enter at least 2 characters
This field is required. Please enter at least 2 characters
This field is required. That doesn't look like a valid e-mail format, please check.
Location This field is required.
Parental Consent This field is required.

That's you. All that's left is to click the 'Submit Vote' button below. By doing so, you confirm that you and your parent or guardian have read and accept our Voting Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Cookie policy, and that the details you have entered are correct. We'll look after them as carefully as if they were our own.