Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Young singer's debut CD for Happy House

Blackpool's wonderfully talented Melissa Miles has launched her debut-four track EP, Missa, with all the money raised going to the Happy House. 
Rising start Melissa, winner Blackpool High Schools' Pop Idol 2011, sold the very first copies when she appeared in an all-celebrity line-up at The Secret Garden Party.
Melissa,12, who performs under the stage name Missa is hoping to net £400 from sales of the limited edition album for the Happy House ... where her family sponsor Maria, who Melissa thinks of as her "Happy House sister".
Melissa became the youngest winner of High School's Pop Idol title when she triumphed in the 2011 contest in March. A pupil at St George's High School, she entered right at the last minute .. without any time for rehearsals.
"She absolutely loves to sing and has so much fun when she's on stage it's lovely to see.  The talent just comes from within," said proud mum Karen.
As a finalist in the Big One Talent Contest, Missa was invited to rub shoulders with A-lister and Britain's Got Talent judge David Hasselhoff at the opening of Pleasure Beach Blackpool's Nickelodeon Land.
The four tracks on her debut CD, recorded live,  are Run, Ave Maria, First Time I Ever Saw Your Face and Over the Rainbow.
Melissa, who has wowed audiences with her performance at several Happy House fundraisers,  has grown up surrounded by music. Her mum , who like Melissa, plays the flute and sings " a little"  and her dad, John, is dj at the Soul Suite, Blackpool.
Melissa and her little sister Lauren,10, love following the news from the Happy House and seeing what Maria is getting up to.
"I wanted all the money to go to the Happy House because I really love all the children there and I like to see what's happening on the blog, which sometimes makes me cry.
"It's very special and I hope I'll get to go there one day."
Melissa, you too, are a very special girl with a wonderful and generous talent. We are so touched that you should want to share it with us in this way... we know you are set for a fabulous career.
A huge thank you and lots of love and smiles are coming your way from Sue, Maria and all the Happy House family.
To get your copy of Missa (£4 +p&p) call 0771 101 5002  or email:
*You can listen to Over the Rainbow, set against a backdrop of stills from our wonderful Happy House, by following this link