Teenage singer Mayah Herlihy makes her way to the top of the charts

A talented teenager singer-songwriter who grew up in Peterhead has been topping the online charts with her debut single.

Wednesday, 13th January 2021, 2:21 pm
Mayah's debut single 'On My Way' has hit the top of the online charts.

Mayah Herlihy (14) released ‘On My Way’ on Friday – and it seems like an apt title, as early indications suggest she certainly is on her way!

In the first 24 hours of its release ‘On My Way’ got to No.1 in the iTunes Country Chart, No.59 in iTunes all genre chart and No.1 in Amazon’s Hot New Releases Chart.

Mayah is now hoping the song makes it into the national charts this Friday.

Mayah Herlihy winning Mayah performing at Peterhead’s Got Talent during Scottish Week 2017.

She said: “I’m really overwhelmed by the amount of support I’ve been getting since On My Way was released.

“I never really thought it would have done so well and I’m so grateful to be in the charts alongside some massive names.”

Mayah was born in Aberdeen and lived in Cove until the age of one.

Her family then moved to Peterhead where they lived until Mayah was 12.

They currently stay in North Lanarkshire.

Mayah attended St Fergus Primary School and performed in the Red Brick Theatre group and Peterhead Panto between the ages of seven and 12.

She also won Scottish Week’s Peterhead’s Got Talent in 2017 singing ‘Ava Maria’.

She returned to Peterhead in 2019 to perform again for Scottish Week and a charity event held in Peterhead Community Theatre.

Since moving to North Lanarkshire she has really focused on her music.

She attended open mic sessions and was soon offered the chance to play gigs and festivals in and around Glasgow at major venues such as King Tuts Main Stage and The Classic Grand.

She has recently been signed to Main St Records after her mum Joanne booked a session in the studio for her to try recording her own song which she wrote during the first lockdown.

The team at the studio were so blown away with her talent, songwriting and recording abilities that they asked if she would sign with them.

Mayah is extremely grateful for all the support she has received from friends and family, and hopes ‘On My Way’ is the first of many songs to be released.

“I would definitely like to continue with my songwriting and get them recorded and produced,” she said.

“And I really hope live gigs can get back to normal as soon as possible so I can perform infront of an audience again.

“I would also love it if I could make an appearance at Peterhead Panto again in the future.

“All my friends have been very supportive and my friends from Peterhead have been in contact and are sharing On My Way all over their social media.”

‘On My Way’ is available to download from digital platforms, including Amazon and iTunes.