Starston singer thrilled to win award for Best Original Artist
A teenager from Starston has scooped an award for Best Original Artist at the South East Entertainment Awards.
Breeze Redwine, 15, said she was shocked to have been nominated for the award.
"I had no idea," she said. "It was quite a big shock."
The South East Entertainment Awards started in 2013 with the stated aim of showcasing talent from across the South East of the country.
Breeze, of Pulham Road, was one of several recognised and rewarded for her talents.
The teenager started her singing career at the age of 11 after a teacher at her primary school encouraged her do something with her singing voice.
"I now play festivals in the summer and usually pub gigs in the winter," she said. "I've got lots coming up this year.
"Ever since I was little, I've been told that I never shut up singing, so it's fun to do it on stage.
"My advice to anyone starting out is to have singing lessons and go from there."
Breeze will join a large line-up of artists and musicians at this year's Stradisphere Music Festival, which takes place on July 6 and 7.
The singer has also made appearances on Park Radio.
Breeze's mum, Jackie, said she was very proud of her daughter's success.
"The award makes what she does worthwhile, because she works incredibly hard songwriting and it's not easy," she said.
"She has to fundraise to do what she loves.
"Getting to London and into the studio is only possible thanks to the support by her fanbase and we really appreciate it because it does get expensive. They make it happen."
Breeze is currently studying for her GCSEs at Archbishop Sancroft High School in Harleston.
Jackie said music provides a welcome break for Breeze in the stressful heat of revision.
"She's got so many gigs this summer – its quite amazing," she said.
"But we have to take it slowly, because she's getting a little stressed about exams, so it is nice to get out and about to get away from them.
"She has done amazingly and we have never pushed her; she does it all of her own accord.
"I think she'd be quite happy if she's working festivals into her twenties. She does it for the love of music, not for the fame side of it.
"All she wants is to work as a musician and I think that's lovely."
For more on Breeze and her music, search for @BreezeRedwineOfficial on Facebook or click here.