A YOUNG singer is riding a wave of success after supporting her favourite band and winning a talent show within the space of a fortnight.

Charlie Harris has had ‘two of the best weeks of her life’ said mum Zoe.

The Menheniot teenager won Plymouth’s Who’s Got Talent contest with her rendition of ‘Despacito’ in both Spanish and English.

Judges at the Devonport Playhouse Theatre described her performance as ‘faultless’ and were impressed that the 16 year old, who played ukulele, only took up the instrument last year.

There was an even more exciting news in store for Charlie when she received a call from the landlord of the Brook Inn in Plympton.

‘The landlord John Govier had seen Charlie perform at an Open Mic night and asked her to support the band Wildwood Kin on the Plymouth leg of their UK tour,’ said Zoe.

‘Unbeknown to him, Charlie is a huge Wildwood Kin fan. She had already been to see them support Ward Thomas in May, and had tickets to watch them play in Exeter in October. This was a dream come true for her.’

The Plympton gig was a sell-out, and playing alongside such talented musicians to a packed crowd has really made Charlie determined to go further in the music industry.

The youngster is currently studying Music Performance at Plymouth City College and playing regular gigs in Plymouth and Cornwall.

Charlie is completely self-taught when it comes to her ukulele and guitar, and learns by watching You Tube videos.

‘There aren’t many evenings that we are at home now, as Charlie is usually singing somewhere!’ said Zoe.

‘She may look tiny on stage, but when she sings she certainly fills the stage with her voice and personality.’