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A southsider hopes to take the music scene by storm with his debut single.

Brian McCafferty, a former King’s Park pupil, is gathering a reputation for a unique and high-energy blend of folksy beats and poppy guitar riffs.

Written when the singer was just 19, Hold On — which will be released this week — is an optimistic look at 
life, focusing on being 
strong through tough 
times and holding onto the belief that things will get brighter.

McCafferty, who still lives in King’s Park, signed with Echo Row Music earlier this year.

The acoustic guitarist cites his influences as John Mayer, Ed Sheeran and James Morrison.

Hold On was one of the first songs I ever wrote and the lyrics are really important to me,” said the ambitious southsider.

“It’s all about thinking positively, looking to the future and remaining upbeat through it all.

“Those sentiments really come through in the melody. I want people to listen to the song and feel uplifted .

“I want people ready to take on the world — because that’s how the song makes me feel.

“A lot of work has gone into writing the album, but writing and performing is what I love.”

Brian’s debut 12-track album, Over The Years, is scheduled for release later this 
year.

The 24-year-old, who works in Glasgow’s City Gym, has been a regular in the live music circuit in Glasgow and is set for more gigs from August this year.

But for now, he is is busy in the studio on a weekly basis writing and recording material for Over the Years