A SINGING student from Glasshouse College in Stourbridge could have a smash hit on his hands after producing a charity record to help promote a forthcoming concert.

Jordan Statham, who is 18 and a driving force behind the concert, has released the anthem single ‘As I Am’ in the hope it will raise awareness for people with learning difficulties.

The concert takes place at the Glasshouse Arts Centre on May 11 and is designed to showcase artists who have a learning disorder.

Auditions have already taken place for the concert with all proceeds from the event being donated to Autism West Midlands.

Gail Hickman, enrichment manager at Glasshouse College, said: “We had around 25 acts turn up for the auditions, which we’ve whittled down to 13.

“A couple of them were so good, that they reduced me to tears. There won’t be a dry eye in the house.

“We had acts of all types come from throughout the borough and even further afield, which included singers, dancers and musicians.

“There’s already a 15-year-old lad from Sedgley on the bill who sings opera and will be accompanied by a pianist from the Royal Ballet.”

Tickets for the event cost £10 and can be obtained by contacting Gail Hickman on 07805 304286. There’s also badges and T-shirts available for purchase In the meantime, supporters can buy Jason’s single from iTunes for 79p.