BGT star to kick-start career in London


Andrew Muir


BRITAIN’S Got Talent runner-up Andrew Muir is considering a move down to London as he tries to break into the music scene.

The 25-year-old still lives in his hometown of Fauldhouse, West Lothian, and has been commuting down to the capital to for meetings with music moguls.

But he is determined to keep working as a plumber in case his music career doesn’t work out.

He said: “I have been thinking about moving down to London.

“Max Clifford looks after a plumbing company, Pimlico Plumbers, and I could maybe get a job with them while I’m writing and recording.

“If I move down I’d like to be working – it keeps your feet on the ground. It’s good to get down and get your hands dirty now and again.

“I need to finish my time so that I have something to fall back on if the music doesn’t work out.”

And although he has always lived near his parents in the small village, Andrew doesn’t think they would have a problem with the move.

Signed by Max Clifford

He said: “My parents are behind me all the way. They have kind of got used to me living away now so it wouldn’t be too hard for them.”

The singer was signed up by Max Clifford during the Britain’s Got Talent tour last summer, and has been working with producers and songwriters since.

And although it has been a while since he was last in the spotlight, the ‘hunky plumber’ is hopeful that his music will convince people he is worthy of their attention.

He said: “The album has been slow but it will be better for it.

“Some of the stuff was rushed last summer and listening to it know it doesn’t sound right. It’s much better to take the time and experiment – find my voice.

“When the music comes out it will be better for it and will do better.”

But he has his feet on the ground and realises that the his career may fail.

He said: “I’m not being modest, I’m just being realistic.

“It might not work out which is why I want to keep on working.

“But if you don’t try you’ll never know. I don’t want to be one of those guys when I’m 40 or 50 saying ‘I wish I’d done this.’”