Here is Kirkintilloch’s finest Pearl and the Puppets showing exactly why mega-star Elton John has asked her to provide support for his upcoming Glasgow concert.
Defying her relative infantry in the music business Pearl, aka 21-year-old Katie Sutherland, has already notched up other prominent admirers including James Blunt and Lily Allen.
Pearl And The Puppets played Scotland’s Hydro Connect Festival last summer to rave reviews and supported The Sugababes and McFly, in which Katie went from playing gigs for 100 people to 7,000 people.
On getting the call from Elton John’s people, Katie said: "I let out such a scream my parents thought somebody had died."
Katie is currently in the studio recording material for her debut record, which as yet has no release date. So for now enjoy this stunning live performance recorded for STV’s The Hour.
Pearl and the Puppets support Elton John on 10 June at Glasgow’s SECC.