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Rocker Carina ready for big gigs
6:00pm Thursday 14th June 2012 in Cotswolds
A ROCK and roll starlet from near Pershore is preparing for the biggest gig of her career so far.
Carina Powell, aged 13, from Wadborough, only started playing the bass a year ago but has already performed a solo slot at Worcester Music Festival and is finding herself in high demand with her band Fools Glory.
The five-piece, whose other members are based in south Birmingham, are celebrating being offered their first headline gig at Birmingham’s Roadhouse venue. They recently played to thousands at the Glastonbudget festival in Leicestershire over the recent Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend.
Carina’s mum Sonia Dorrell said her daughter couldn’t wait for the Roadhouse gig.
“It will be her biggest gigs to date so she is really excited,” she said.
“She has only been playing the bass for a very short amount of time but she has proven to be quite a natural talent and has been described as exceptional by a number of tutors and musicians.
“It is definitely her dream to become a professional musician. She lives and breathes it.”
Fools Glory’s headline gig at the Roadhouse tonight.
The band has also been asked to perform in Birmingham as part of the city’s Olympic torch celebration on June 30.