On road to rock glory

Kyle Condon with record producer Rob Bozas, right, and recording engineer Oli Jacobs at Real World Studios

Kyle Condon with record producer Rob Bozas, right, and recording engineer Oli Jacobs at Real World Studios

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Young Box rocker Kyle Cordon could be knocking on the door to success, after recording his first single at just ten years old.

The Box Primary School pupil first got the musical bug when he won the Box’s Got Talent competition at the village’s jubilee celebration last year with his version of Knocking on Heaven’s Door.

He said: “When I did the show there were people who had written their own songs. I was really nervous as I was first on, and I was the youngest person there.

“I watch people on Britain’s Got Talent and they always cry, and I thought I wouldn’t, but when I won it I nearly cried.”

Kyle was spotted at the show by Rob Bozas, who runs the nearby Real World studios and invited him to record his single.

Mr Bozas said: “When I first saw Kyle I was taken aback by this amazing performance.

“Working with him has been absolutely great. He has taken to it like a duck to water.

“As long as he continues to enjoy what he does we will help him to continue with his talent.”

Kyle, who has Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Asperger’s Syndrome, said: “When I was younger I always wanted to be a rock star.

“My friends are always saying it’s not really that cool because they are all into new pop stuff like Gangnam Style, but I really like older rock music. Now I want to learn to play lots of different instruments.”

Kyle’s mother, Kaz Lammie, said: “Music really helps with his condition. When he is getting hyperactive I will suggest to go play his guitar to direct his concentration somewhere else.

“It has been really beneficial and it’s been a great focus for him, it’s been almost like a therapy.”

Kyle has been playing the guitar for less than a year, since getting his first instrument for his birthday last year, and is keen to pursue a career in music.

Ms Lammie said: “We didn’t know he could sing before the talent show. Living in Box is such a fantastic opportunity. There are so many musicians around here, and having the studio round the corner is ideal.

“Kyle sees musicians writing songs from start to finish, so he gets continued support.”

The single is available to download from iTunes and Amazon. Proceeds will go towards charities supporting the two conditions.

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