A HAMPSHIRE woman is set to perform at Silverstone this weekend. 

Singer-songwriter Maddison Douch, who performs under the name Maddison A, will sing the national anthem for the Moto Grand Prix on Sunday, August 6.

The 27-year-old, who grew up in Andover before moving to Sutton Scotney in July last year, said: “I really excited, but obviously I’m quite nervous. It’s the biggest gig I’ve ever done in my life! And I’m quite honoured as it’s singing the national anthem, and it’s amazing really.

“I have done a lot of support slots at this festival called Pub in The Park where I’ve supported the Kaiser Chiefs and the Sugar Babes and people like that, and the lady who booked me for that said ‘Oh, I have a potential gig if you would like to do it’. So I sent off some videos and they were like, ‘Yeah, that would be great!’.”

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Maddison said that she has been singing and performing for as long as she can remember, saying: “I’ve been performing around Andover and Winchester and the Railway for years, and I did music at Peter Symonds College.

“One of the funniest things that I remember that I’m feeling really excited about, is when I was really young my nan used to sit with me and watch the telly and she used to say, ‘One day you’ll be on the telly, one day you’ll be singing on the telly’, and finally that day is going to come. She died during Covid, so she doesn’t get to see it, but finally, it’s happening.

“It just feels a bit surreal, I guess. When I was younger, I was always that person who everyone said, ‘You can’t do this’ or ‘You can’t do that’, and it just feels like all the hard work has paid off!”

Maddison will be performing at the Moto Grand Prix at Silverstone on August 6, at 12.50pm. She is also currently working on an EP of new songs, which she hopes will be out soon.