A Grangemouth duo beat off competition from hundreds of musician to be crowned talent contest winners.
Double Trouble, a.k.a. Jamie Greenaway and Joe Evans, were announced as the winners of the Real Radio Real Talent contest live on air on Monday.
The 12-year-old Grangemouth High pupils have been performing together since they were in primary three and are preparing to play their biggest gig as a result of winning.
Joe said: “We have played with Louise Hamilton who won the contest last year and she recommended we apply.
“We knew there were hundreds of bands and singers that would apply that had more experience than us so we were really excited to make the short list.”
The final 10 were invited into the Real Radio studios in Glasgow to perform live on the breakfast show over the course of a week with the final three invited back on Monday to hear the results live on air.
The boys were the clear winners with their rendition of ‘Sweet Child O’ Mine’ by Guns ‘n’ Roses and will now play at the Kilt Walk in Loch Lomond this weekend, at the CHAS Easter Bash and in front of 20,000 people at the Glasgow Show in Glasgow Green.
Jamie said: “That will be by far our biggest gig. We’ve played at things like Callendar Park fireworks, the Scribblers Picnic festival and at the Grangemouth Christmas light switch on but never to as many people as will be at the Glasgow Show.”
For their Real Radio appearance, Joe sang and Jamie played the lead guitar but both youngsters are equally talented and take turns on lead vocals and guitar.
Their set list covers songs from artists as varied as The Beatles and The Rolling Stones to current pop stars like Ed Sheeran as well as their own songs.
Joe’s dad Tommy said: “Ever since the boys were tiny they have wanted to be in a band and they have worked really hard. They can play dozens of songs and nothing seems to faze them. They are happy to get up on stage in front of thousands and play - it’s definitely been good for their confidence.
“We are so proud of them, there were musicians with years of experience in the Real Radio competition and they still won. It’s been great news for both families.”
Lynsey Oattes from Real Radio said Double Trouble won by a landslide.
“There weren’t just a few votes in it – Double Trouble won by hundreds of online votes.
“Falkirk must be a talented town, we have only run the competition since last year and both winners have been from the Falkirk area.
“Everyone at Real Radio is really happy for the boys, you couldn’t meet nicer guys and they have a great talent.
“I’m excited to see them play at the Kilt Walk and look forward to hearing about what they get up to next.”
The Kilt Walk is a free event on the banks of Loch Lomond this Sunday, to greet the crowds that have walked the 26-mile route from Hampden Park to Loch Lomond. For more information, visit www.thekiltwalk.co.uk