Shakila K hosts charity concert in Dunblane to honour Sir Andy Murray
Fresh from opening for 1990s boy band, East 17, the 21-year-old Hertfordshire songstress, Shakila K, is hosting a charity concert in Dunblane to honour the town’s famous son, Sir Andy Murray. This concert - taking place in Dunblane’s Victoria Hall on 14th July - coincides with Wimbledon Men’s Final Day.
This concert marks Shakila’s performing debut in Scotland – although she is no stranger to the country as a visitor.
Shakila, who’s currently working on her debut EP, commented, “I’m thrilled to be performing in Dunblane in honour of Sir Andy Murray. It’ll be a highlight of what’s turning out to be an exciting and enjoyable year for me, artistically.
“Sir Andy’s a living legend and, like many others, I was very sad when I heard he might retire this year - saying his ‘goodbyes’ to his fans at the Wimbledon Championships. I hope he doesn’t retire but, whatever he chooses to do, I thought it’d be wonderful if I could do something in Dunblane to celebrate Sir Andy’s impressive list of achievements.
“Since he’s still the reigning Olympic Champion, having won gold at the 2012 London Olympics and retaining the title at the Rio Olympics, I’ll be singing my London 2012 Olympic tribute song, ‘Thank you for the sunshine’, in the Dunblane concert.
“I’m sure the concert will be a great event and it’d be great to find, on the night, a hall packed with people wanting to celebrate Andy Murray’s many achievements so far.”
Shakila, who will soon be announcing some local acts to perform alongside her at the concert in Dunblane, is donating all the profit from ticket sales for this concert to the Victoria Hall.
About Shakila Karim
Shakila Karim, 21, (@1Shakila) was born in Whitechapel, east London, in November 1997 at the Royal London Hospital and completed her primary school education at Gatehouse School in Bethnal Green. She is currently completing her studies at The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance (ICMP) in London.
Shakila plays the piano, ukulele and drums – and has played the violin and recorder. She has been influenced by many great singers - notably Freddie Mercury, Stevie Wonder, Elton John, Madonna, Lady Gaga, Mariah Carey, Amy Lee, Avril Lavigne and Christina Aguilera. Shakila has many interests in the arts including dancing, fashion, painting, acting, sports and photography. She has her sights set on being the first chart topping pop star of Bangladeshi origin.
Thank you for the sunshine
Thank you for the sunshine was a song recorded and released by Shakila as a tribute song for all the people who made the London Olympics a huge success in 2012. This included everyone from the athletes to the volunteers. https://soundcloud.com/karim-ullah/2012-11-27-thank-you-for-the