Singers make it to download

The Seraphims girl band, Amanda Bennett, (left) and Samantha Hilton, who is from Chorley
The Seraphims girl band, Amanda Bennett, (left) and Samantha Hilton, who is from Chorley

A talented Chorley singer is flying high as her first single has made it all the way to iTunes.

Samantha Hilton is one half of the girl-duo The Seraphims, and their first official song, Not Another Monday, is now available for download after they filmed a music video in Chorley.

Former Southlands pupil Samantha, 25, and friend Amanda Bennett, 23, from Oldham, came to the market town to film the backdrop of the video, which is now on YouTube.

It shows popular landmarks, such as the former Mee clothes shop, Tenon, the market and coffee shop Goodies, near Market Walk.

Now, after eight months of work, the song is finally ready for sale.

Samantha said: “It’s a really exciting time for us.

“We’ve done a couple of songs in the past - one was called Blackpool Honeymoon and was played at the Pleasure Beach, and the other was a charity single which came out at Christmas - so this is our first serious single which is available to buy.”

The band, which previously had three members until one decided to pursue a solo career a few months ago, has also been discovered by a top company which represents the likes of Jay-Z and Nelly Furtado.

PR company SMC Europe is promoting The Seraphims, which Samatha hopes will bag them more live performances.

“It’s a massive confidence boost,” she said.

“To have a big company behind us is great, and you never know, we may even get to perform as a supporting act at a concert.”

Their debut album is due for release at the end of the year.