Eaglesham singers Brittany and Rachelle Davies have a new fan — in megastar Rod Stewart.
The twins (15) featured in The Extra recently as they released single Shout Out, in aid of mental health charity YoungMinds and in memory of a friend, Heather, who passed away last year.
The Mearns Castle girls have been sending their song — and the video produced by the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland — to stars from all over the world.
And it was rocker Rod Stewart who replied, giving them a boost on Twitter by telling his 217,000 followers: “A pleasure to see young talent giving back. Purchase Glasgow’s @Rach_Britt’s first single and support @YoungMindsUK.”
Dad Derek told The Extra: “Robert Wishart, the girls’ vocal coach, got an email late last night saying Rod Stewart was going to tweet the song, backing Brittany and Rachelle and supporting their fundraising for YoungMinds.
“It was after 12 and we couldn’t wake them up — but at 7am this morning, when it came to the usual trying to get them up for school, they weren’t long in jumping out of bed.
“It’s not every day you hear from a megastar like Rod. It’s absolutely brilliant of him to even look at the video, and to tweet it.”
Speaking about Shout Out, songwriter Brittany commented: “If we can help just one person by releasing this song, all the hard work that has went into it will be worthwhile.”
The charity single is available on iTunes, Spotify and from online music stores.