Limerick lad, 16, has the hunger for music business

Daniel Tighe

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Daniel Tighe

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Dooradoyle teenager Aaron Hackett is excited about the possibility of his song Real, being chosen for the sound track of upcoming blockbuster, Hunger Games 2.

Dooradoyle teenager Aaron Hackett is excited about the possibility of his song Real, being chosen for the sound track of upcoming blockbuster, Hunger Games 2.

“I was really inspired by the books when I read them. When I wrote the song I didn’t mean it to be about the book, I was just inspired by the books,” Aaron said.

The sixteen year old, who attends St Clement’s College, has been playing guitar since the age of ten and singing for as long as he can remember.

But things have really taken off for the young songsmith these last few months and he has come a long way since a nervous live debut at Bourke’s Bar in January.

“When I recorded my first EP last November that’s when it started kicking off. At the start I was obviously really nervous. In my first gig, I broke my guitar actually. It was really nerve-wracking. Since then I’ve been improving each time and my voice is getting better, getting more confidence on stage and in my performance,” said Aaron.

Aaron was signed by Talent Management International (TMI) in February after they were impressed by his nascent recordings.

TMI’s Darragh Galligan who signed Aaron to the company said: “Aaron is a very talented young man and he has a bright future ahead of him. We are looking forward to launching him on May 25 in the Millennium Theatre. I would watch this space.”

Aaron will make his concert debut on Saturday, May 25 at 8pm in LIT’s Millennium Theatre.

Aaron is looking forward to the experience saying: “I’m not as nervous as I thought I’d be about it. I’ll be on my own in this massive arena in front of everybody, but I’m excited about it.”