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Daisy Dares You to perform at library

posted 22 Feb 2010, 04:20 by David Rintoul   [ updated 22 Feb 2010, 04:40 ]

Teenagers would normally expect disapproving looks if they raised their voices in a library.

But a 16-year-old pop star is expecting a much warmer reception when she turns up at Edinburgh's Central Library – to play a gig.

Daisy Dares You, a talented singer-songwriter who has been named one of the BBC's rising stars for 2010, will be appearing at the music library next month.

It is part of her Get It Loud in Libraries tour, and one of her first appearances in Scotland. It is the first time the library has hosted a pop concert which is aimed at a younger audience.

Daisy, whose real last name is Coburn, is set to release her first single, Number One Enemy, next week, which also features chart-topper Chipmunk. Despite her age, there was a record label bidding war for her signature before she was eventually snapped up by Sony. Her music is described as "bubblegum punk", with songs on the themes of friendship, families and fancying boys.