A Dundonian operatic duo are to sing for First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, after enjoying a meteoric rise to musical stardom.
Taxi driver, Wayne O’Hare, 48, and gas meter reader Paul Sullivan, 51, have enjoyed a growing reputation on the local music scene since forming operatic group The Twa Tenors just 18 months ago.
The pair formed after successful solo singer Wayne invited his friend to a day out at Edinburgh’s Fringe Festival and surprised him by appearing on stage and performing a cover of Pavarotti’s Nessun Dorma.
Since then both men have forged a reputation as one of Dundee’s most promising acts, playing to 500 fans in the city’s Caird Hall and selling thousands of CDs.
Now, both Wayne and Paul are about to write another chapter in their incredible story by performing at a special gig for Nicola Sturgeon.
Speaking to The Courier, Wayne explained: “We were playing a gig for Armed Forces Day when we were approached by local councillor Bill Campbell and asked if we wanted to perform for the First Minister.
“He didn’t have to ask us twice we both knew it would be a great opportunity.
“We’re both SNP supporters so to be asked to do this is quite humbling.
“I think we might do some Proclaimers and will certainly cover Caledonia.”