Royston singer hits right note at New Music Generator awards ceremony

Melody Causton with her award

Melody Causton with her award - Credit: Archant

A folk singer is aiming for the big time after securing a local music award.

Melody Causton, from Royston, was named ‘Best Female Solo Artist’ at the New Music Generator (NMG) awards, which were held at the Portland Arms in Cambridge on Thursday.

The 19-year-old, who studies song-writing at the The Institute of Contemporary Music performance in London, only learned to play the guitar a year ago, but since been gigging in this area as well as in the capital.

She said: “I recently released my first EP, Ribbons and Letters. This has been qwell received and I’ve been lucky enough to get air-play on a few radio stations. Following this I was nominated for an NMG award.

“Winning the award was a real honour to me and i was over the moon to be considered amongst so many other talented performers.”

The NMG awards were organised by radio station Cambridge 105, and are in their first year. To listen to Melody’s EP, log on to