A TEENAGER from Chipping Sodbury has sung alongside one of her music heroes, pop superstar Lewis Capaldi, in front of 2,000 fans.
Yasmine Kabbara-Dolby was invited up on stage during a gig in Bristol, after holding up a banner asking if she could sing with him.
The 17-year-old music student joined the chart-topping singer in a duet of his hit song Someone You Loved.
Yasmine said: “It was question and answer session before the music, so I went to the front and held up my poster.”
Yasmine’s poster showed photos of her with Lewis when they met in 2019, with the words “please can I sing with you” written across it.
She said: “The host came to me, and I said had met Lewis four years ago, and that Someone You Loved was very important to me and I wondered if I could sing it with him.
“It was such an amazing experience. I didn’t think it would really happen, but when it did it was amazing.”
Lewis, who recently announced he is taking a break from live shows, was only performing three songs at the gig in The Marble Factory in May but invited Yasmine on stage to duet with him after hearing her request.
Yasmine met Lewis at Rough Trade record store in Bristol when he was promoting Someone You Loved, which went on to top the UK and US charts, and is the fourth most streamed song ever on digital platform Spotify.
The song was written about Lewis’s grandmother after her death. The music video featured his second cousin, actor Peter Capaldi, and was used to raise awareness of organ donation.
Yasmine’s mum Shamsi, who runs Amigos Cocina Mexican tapas restaurant in Chipping Sodbury, said the song had a special meaning to their family, after her partner Dave Lawrence had a double lung transplant.
She said: “That song just seemed to follow us through the transplant journey, so it’s such a special song. It helped us through difficult times.
“Now Yasmine has been on stage singing it – I am so proud of her.”
Yasmine, who is studying an extended diploma in song writing at the BIMM institute in Bristol, has just finished recording some more of her own songs, working with her dad Rich at his home recording studio, to produce a new EP, which will be released soon on streaming services.
She sang at Chipping Sodbury’s Coronation Big Lunch and has also been approached about possibly singing at the Bristol Balloon Fiesta in August.