Singer inspired by Robbie Williams lands £1 million recording contract!
A London teenager whose group has won a £1 million record contract told how singing for Robbie Williams at the age of eight inspired him to follow his dreams.
Henry Tredinnick, 18, from Wimbledon, was introduced to Williams at the Olympic Studios in Barnes. He had begged his father Adrian, who works in the music business, to take him there.
He said: “Robbie was singing in the booth when we walked in and I thought ‘that is what I want to do’. Robbie asked me ‘what did you think of that, mate?’ I said, ‘I want to be a singer like you.’ He replied ‘well go on then.’
“The next minute I was in the booth singing for him and producer Guy Chambers! It was so cool.”
Ten years later, Tredinnick has just graduated from the Brit School in Croydon, where he formed South 4 with Joel Bayliss and Luke Newton, both 18, and Oli Evans, 19.
This week they released their first single, Cougar Town.
Producer Paul Moessl, who has worked with Pussycat Dolls and Sting, said: “These lads will storm the charts.”