Lanark singing star Shereen Cutkelvin hits the top five

Top talent...Shereen Cutkelvin
Top talent...Shereen Cutkelvin

LANARK lass Shereen Cutkelvin is flying high near the top of the charts – with a song which has a big connection to her home town.

Seventeen-year-old Shereen and her Neon Jungle band mates were celebrating as new single, the aptly-named Braveheart, reached number four on Sunday’s Top 40 countdown.

This chart position betters debut single Trouble’s 12th place.

Shereen believes that 2014 is going to be a big year for her and band mates Amira McCarthy, Jess Plummer and Asami Zdrenka.

She said: “Everything so far has been amazing. Braveheart has been doing so well in the chart – I definitely think 2014 is going to be our year.

“It’s a really upbeat song and when I first heard it I couldn’t believe that we were going to record it. I was over the moon.”

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