Meet Kiah Spurle, singing star

PUBLISHED: 17:04 03 April 2015 | UPDATED: 17:04 03 April 2015

Kiah Spurle

Kiah Spurle

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She may be only eight years old, but the little girl from Tonbridge with the big voice is definitely a talent to watch

Tell us a bit about you

My name is Kiah Spurle and I am eight years old. I live in Tonbridge with my mum and dad Sonia and Luke and my sisters, Alisha, who is 13 and learning to play the piano, and Isla, who is six and really good at dancing. I have a pet goldfish called Tango. I go to Woodlands Junior School.

When did you start singing?

I started singing when I was about three years old. My mum and dad thought I had a good voice, but didn’t know how I could develop it at such a young age. I started theatre school when I was six, then when I was seven I entered a competition for a year’s free scholarship to the theatre school, sponsored by The Stage magazine.

The competition was open to boys and girls between the ages of six and 18. I auditioned and my family and I were over the moon when I won the scholarship.

Since then I’ve started singing lessons at The Music Station in Tonbridge. My tutor’s name is Donna. My mum’s friend’s little boy, Frazer, went for drumming lessons at The Music Station and realised they also did vocal lessons, so my mum booked me in for a trial lesson. I loved it straight away.

At school I am in the choir. I also have guitar lessons every Thursday with my class teacher Mr Baxter. I would like to start learning to play the piano very soon as I love singing to songs played on piano.

Tell us about performing at the 
Happy Tonbridge premiere

I sang live at the premiere of the Happy Tonbridge video. This all came about because I went to The Music Station studio to record a live video of me singing for my YouTube channel (Kiah Spurle Official).

James and Julie, the owners, put my YouTube video on their newsletter and Suzanna, who organised the Happy Tonbridge video, saw my video and asked if I would like to perform live at the event.

I felt so nervous but extremely excited to perform to an audience of VIP’s, but as soon as I came off stage, I turned to my mum and asked ‘when can I do it again?!’

I loved it so much and am hoping to take part in some music festivals over the summer months.

What are you doing now?

I am in year 3 at Woodlands Junior School and am hoping to go to Weald of Kent Grammar School when I’m older, like my big sister Alisha.

At school my favourite subjects are maths, literacy and art.

Do you have other hobbies?

In my spare time I go to drama and dance lessons. I love playing games on my tablet and I really love doing arts and crafts.

I collect tatty teddies (which are also known as Me To You bears) and I’m always drawing pictures of my favourite ones. I also enjoy writing stories to accompany my drawings.What about when you’re older?

When I grow up I’d love to be a successful singer or a music teacher. Also I’d love to have the chance to perform live in the West End. I went to see Charlie and The Chocolate Factory in the West End with my family last year, and it was amazing.

Where do you like to visit in Kent?

My family and I love visiting Calverley Grounds in Tunbridge Wells. It’s great for me and my little sister to ride around 
on our scooters. We also like to visit Groombridge Place. The pirate ship and 
the skeleton bones are very scary!

Who is your favourite singer?

My favourite singer is Adele because she is talented, down to earth and beautiful. My favourite song is her Rolling In The Deep. n

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