A TEENAGE singer from Otley will support an American soul icon at a show in Leeds this month.

Seventeen year old Carys Crow, a Sixth Form student at St Mary's, Menston will open for PP Arnold at Leeds Wardrobe on Monday, October 16.

The gig, supporting a singer whose hits include the 1960s smash The First Cut Is The Deepest, represents a major opportunity for Carys who has been singing since she was a toddler.

Earlier this year she attended the Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena that was the scene of the terrorist attack that left 23 people dead and many more injured.

That experience, though she escaped physical harm, left her traumatised and unable to listen to music for weeks afterwards.

She was helped in her recovery by joining her family on a climb of Mount Snowdon, in Wales, in August which raised money for the Manchester Emergency Fund.

She will open for PP Arnold at Leeds Wardrobe from 7.30pm on the night - for ticket details visit lunatickets.co.uk or crashrecords.co.uk .

*Celebrating her 50th anniversary as a performer, PP Arnold will be singing songs from her latest album, The Turning Tide, along with classics at the show.