Local singer Kathryn Luxford to record single

Local singer Kathryn Luxford to record single - at age 15

Glen Innes musical prodigy Kathryn Luxford is planning to release her first single, while completing year 11 at Glen Innes high school.

It's based on an infamous character from the TV show Married at first sight.

"Trust Issues" is based on the story of fan-favorite star 'cyclone' Cyrell. The Fillipino-Australian health fund consultant, whose real name is Cyrelle Paul, won Australia's heart with an over-the-top tell-it-like-it-is attitude to life, the show and her social media notoriety.

Ironically Luxford, like many, hated the show before trying one hit and getting addicted.

"You know how they call it a social experiment? I reckon it's a social experiment on the rest of Australia to see if they're dumb enough to keep watching," she said.

"I thought it was awful until I watched one episode and I was hooked."

Kathryn Luxford, who also plays with local band Burnt Embers, expects the single to be out by October.

She took out the junior entertainer of the year award at the Tamworth country music festival in January, though she describes her style as pop and rejects a country label.

Trust Issues is jazz-influenced with a trap beat.

"When I first started recording it I was just like this is cool and groovy I want to use it," she said.

"I just kind of told (the recording artists) what I wanted it to be similar to and they've flown with it."

Luxford is in year 11 but plans a very busy schedule for the rest of the year, including the Talent Development Project in Sydney, and two music festivals in July; Hats off to Country and Snowflakes.

In November she's been booked as a featured artist at Artstate, which is this year held in Tamworth.

She also fits in a residency at the Deepwater Longhorn bar once a month as well.

She wanted to get the first single in early.

"I wanted to do music and I figured I better start getting into it before I'm stuck in the real world w nothing to do," she said.

"I want it to get to the charts but that's a long stretch."

Recording a single is like an essay - you go through drafts then early masters, which you reject and start all over again.

"It's kind of just figuring out when to release, how to release it, how you're going to advertise everything and what image you're going to push with it," she said.

"Because it's really the advertising that's really the main part that sticks you because you've got to get that right if you want it to go anywhere."