Newport teen musician gets Radio 1 airplay
2:40pm Monday 18th March 2013 in News
A BUDDING young music producer is celebrating after his songs were played on BBC Radio 1.
St Julian’s School pupil Charlie Pearce, 13, was thrilled to hear his electronica and dub step-inspired creations featured on the station’s BBC Introducing section, which showcases new talent.
The Year 9 student, who goes by the DJ name Hypermetrix, started writing songs when he was just eight years old, inspired by his dad, Andy, who is also a musician.
Around the age of 12 his taste in music changed and he started to produce dance and drum and bass-style tracks on his computer at home.
Songs from Charlie’s albums had already been featured on BBC Radio Wales but he was shocked and overjoyed at his latest airplay.
He said: “I am so delighted at what’s happened. I’m very thankful to people who have got me this far at the moment. St Julian’s teachers and music department have been very helpful.”
Charlie now plans to study music at GCSE level and hopes to study it at university before embarking on a career in the music industry.
And he is well on his way to achieving success, having written and produced three electronica albums in the past six months.
His teacher, Jo Easter- Thomas, said: “Everyone is thrilled for Charlie. This is a tremendous success. The Radio 1 DJ introduced and played his music, which is very rare for one so young.”