Last week, Portia Conn, a 17 year old music student at Stratford-upon-Avon College released her debut single, ‘I Don’t Care’.
Portia, a singer/songwriter, is studying on the BTEC National Diploma in Music. The single was released following a successful launch party at Stratford-upon-Avon’s Cox’s Yard venue. LAB Records signed Portia last summer despite her only ever playing three shows. She has also signed with the US label, Tragic Hero.
Portia said, “I am really excited about what the future holds for me, and yet at the same time, I want to keep my options open as I know the music business can be a pretty risky business. I have met a lot of cool people over the last six months and I consider myself very lucky to be where I am now.”
James Maiden, Programme Co-ordinator for Music, commented, “I downloaded ‘I Don’t Care’ by Portia from ITunes last week. It is a fantastic piece of pure, melodic, pop music. Music at Stratford-upon-Avon College has always primarily been about success in the industry and I’m immensely pleased to see one of our first year students working so hard to realise her ambitions and dreams,
“I am also incredibly excited to see how studying at Stratford-upon-Avon College can help Portia’s artistry develop during the next year or so. All we need now is for everyone to go online and download this excellent single and perhaps we can create a bit of noise about a very talented and committed young artist.”
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Posted on Monday 8th February 2010