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School girl Freya McDonald was chosen to play guitar on stage with Wolf Alice at the weekend in Glasgow as part of their current UK tour.
On November 11th Wolf Alice played at the city’s Barrowland’s venue, where the 16 year-old got the chance to shred guitar to one of the bands biggest hits ‘Mona Lisa Smile’ to around 2,000 people.
Front woman of the band Ellie Roswell took to Twitter prior to the show calling all females to put themselves forward to join her on stage to play. She wrote: “Any gals wanna play my guitar part in moaning Lisa smile at the Barrowlands tomo so I can stomp around on stage? Serious question.”
Any gals wanna play my guitar part in moaning Lisa smile at the Barrowlands tomo so I can stomp around on stage? Serious question
— ellierowsell (@elliecrowsell) November 10, 2017
Freya’s friend tagged her in the tweet while they were at school and after some persuasion from her family too, Freya decided to send in a video of her strumming along to the track in her bedroom. Within the hour Ellie contacted Freya asking if she was available to come for a sound check.
When speaking to Newsbeat Freya explained “When I saw the email flash up on my phone I was running around my house. I went to tell my mum and sisters, we were freaking out – it was crazy,” she said. The bedroom only player headed down to the Glasgow venue to have a practice and meet all the band before the show. Freya said “There were like 2,000 people there and I loved coming off stage with all these random people coming up to me, it was so surreal,” she said.
You can see the footage of Freya with the band on stage here.
Freya tweeted after her performance: ‘I just got to play on stage to a sold out barrowlands with Wolf Alice. WOLF FUCKING ALICE (thank you @elliecrowsell for letting such crazy things happen, I had the time of my life x).’
i just got to play on stage to a sold out barrowlands with Wolf Alice. WOLF FUCKING ALICE (thank you @elliecrowsell for letting such crazy things happen, I had the time of my life x)
— freya (@freyamacd) November 11, 2017
The British alternative rock band recently released Visions Of A Life in September, featuring hits such as ‘Yuk Foo’, Don’t Delete The Kisses’ and ‘Beautifully Unconventional’. This is their second studio album and it debuted at number two on the UK Albums Chart. NME called it the album of the year and claimed that “with Visions of a Life Wolf Alice are removing any doubt about their status in the UK music scene. Best band in Britain? 100 per cent.” Wolf Alice are continuing on with their tour, and are definitely making sure it’s a memorable one.