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Robyn Keech

It has been an exciting few weeks for singer-songwriter Robyn, who has already supported Leona Lewis at Scarborough Open Air Theatre and this week returns as a prelude to Katherine Jenkins on Saturday 3rd August.

Robyn has been a regular on the local music scene for a while, particularly since starting her course at Westwood College. "The support is phenomenal; the tutors are great, and I'm really pleased that one of them, John Pattison, was able to perform alongside me for Leona Lewis; I'll be doing something a little different when I'm back for Katherine Jenkins but hopefully he will be there again too.  But just all round, I've learnt so much and really enjoy it.  I'm going to be doing the Level 4 course there next year, which is the first year it is being run.  There's several from my current course carrying on to do that, and I understand some former students will be returning to take this further course, so it'll be really good to learn alongside them too."

Robyn plays piano / keyboard, and has been singing for some time with the YMCA Choir, where she now coaches others.  "I have had a lot of encouragement from Rebecca who runs the choir.  I think she's my number one fan!" she laughs.  "I've also been playing at Mist quite regularly, which has been fun."

Talking about how it felt to support Leona Lewis, Robyn says: "It was amazing to have been given the opportunity to sing before Leona Lewis! I looked up to her whilst I was growing up and I still find it surreal that I have opened up for one of her shows. This Saturday I'll be on stage at the Open Air Theatre again, and I'm more excited then nervous this time, it's an amazing feeling to play to such a large crowd and it is even more amazing that I'll be opening for Last Night of the Proms starring Katherine Jenkins, to be supporting such talented people.  This time around I will hopefully be having a full band with me so it will add a new element to the songs I'm singing, one of which is my own song called 'Run Away'.

Tickets for the Last Night of the Proms with Katherine Jenkins are available via the Open Air Theatre website

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'Run Away' is available on YouTube