Leicester singer Luke Bingham in session on The Beat

The next 12 months look to be particularly exciting for Leicester singer-songwriter Luke Bingham.

The 23-year-old spent 2010 writing and recording his debut album, and perfecting his onstage performances with support slots for Tinchy Stryder, The Game, Tinie Tempah and Ms Dynamite.

In February he was added to Radio 1's daytime playlist as a BBC Introducing Tip of the Week.

Luke starting singing at the age of 10, but at first resisted his talent.

"It wasn't really something I wanted to do. Everyone was rapping. I was just following the crowd really", he said.

However after leaving school at 16, Luke decided to invest in his voice and went on to study Music Technology at Loughborough College.

Success measure

Despite producing largely soul and RnB tracks, Luke said he is happy to work with a range of different genres.

"I'm very versatile. I've got an open ear for music."

Luke believes he may only be a year away from realising his childhood dream of seeing his music video on television.

"I'd like to perform at Wembley Stadium, because that's where I went to my first concert to watch Michael Jackson perform.

"To perform on the same stage as someone like that would be success in my eyes."

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