by JULIE-ANN SPENCE
Mark Wells with Pupils from Year 9 at his recent Album Launch at Wallace High School. The launch was organised by the Year 13 Young Enterprise.
THIS YEAR'S X Factor may be over, but a potential future star has just taken his first steps in the music business at Wallace High School.
Mark Wells, a Year 13 pupil at the Lisburn school, has launched an album - part of his prize for winning the Young Enterprise Talent Show in October.
The album consists of six songs, four of which Mark wrote himself, and has proved a massive hit with pupils in the Lisburn school who have had the opportunity to buy it recently. Mark, who lists his musical inspirations as The Script and Jason Mraz, sings and plays guitar and is understandably proud of having his own work produced in this way:
"It was really enjoyable just to be part of the Talent Show and even more exciting to have the CD produced" he said. "Sales have gone well in school and I would like to thank everyone who has supported me by buying the album. More than anything I hope that they enjoy the music."
The Year 13 Young Enterprise Company have been typically busy in recent months and have also produced a CD which includes songs by Amy Montgomery (Year 8) and a band involving Neil Mulholland, Jo Guthrie, David Houston and Conor Kelly. They would like to encourage any music lovers in the Lisburn community to contact the school if they would be interested in purchasing either album.