TEENAGE songwriter Louise McCraw found herself singing before an audience of 1,000 people after indie stars The Pigeon Detectives invited her band to support them at a top Glasgow venue.

Louise, 18, from Port Seton, and her band SKJØR were touring with chart-toppers Scouting For Girls and The Pigeon Detectives around Scotland last month when they were offered the chance to take to the stage at the O2 ABC.

It was a dream come true for the four-piece indie-dream band, who have been tipped for success after an amazing year.

Speaking from her home in Port Seton, former Preston Lodge student Louise said: “We toured with the bands, playing in front of audiences of up to 500, which was fantastic.

“I had helped out selling some of The Pigeon Detectives’ merchandise at the gigs and their frontman Matt Bowman asked if we would support them when they played their sell-out show in Glasgow.

“It was our biggest audience of more than 1,000 people.

“Playing the O2 ABC in Glasgow has been a dream of ours since we first start playing music together. It was an amazing experience.”

SKJØR was launched after Louise met guitarist Callum La Barre at youth music group Totally Sound in Edinburgh in 2014.

Now a four-piece, the band’s debut single Self Control, released in November last year, was named Single of the Week on The Janice Forsyth Show on Radio Scotland and they have been touring since its release, as well as recording sessions with BBC Music Introducing and appearing at festivals.

Their second single, Living Without You, was released earlier this year.

They are currently riding high after their support turn at the O2 ABC, while they also appeared at the Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh, with Django Django and others as part of the Alternative Peers Ball on Saturday.

They will make their last live appearance of the year at King Tut’s in Glasgow on December 13.

Louise said: “After King Tut’s we plan to get our heads down and start recording new material in the new year.”

To watch SKJØR perform live in BBC Music Introducing, go to bbc.co.uk/programmes/p053s8wm