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West Wickham musician thanks fans after winning national music competition

PUBLISHED: 15:14 21 November 2016 | UPDATED: 15:37 22 November 2016

West Wickham musician Pete Conneely

West Wickham musician Pete Conneely

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The youngster will travel to Capital Studios to meet Youtube star Dan TDM next month

A young West Wickham musician has thanked his supporters after being named the winner of a national music competition.

Pete Conneely - otherwise known as SIAM - was featured in the Bromley Times in April as he sought to drum up support for his entry in a contest to find a soundtrack for DanTDM’s Youtube channel.

Now the 18-year-old, who went to Langley Park Boys School, is set to meet the online star after his track received the most likes on The Lottery Good Causes Facebook and Instagram pages.

“I’d like to thank everyone who cheered me on,” he said. “I never even dreamed of winning.

“I’m one of Dan’s biggest fans, so to not only meet him but know that he likes my music is amazing.”

“Everyone has been really supportive. It was lovely to see that people had this faith in me.”

Pete, who has been making music since he was 13, will meet Dan on December 11 and work with a Capital producer to record his soundtrack - a reworking of one of his older tracks.

“When I was younger I was really into dubstep and electronic music and I was following the crowd,” he said.

“When I got a lot more money I was thinking I wanted to make stuff and ended up making that music.”

The youngster has taken a year out after finishing his A-levels and is now working as an assistant at his former school.

“Most of my job is devoted to other people, helping them and giving them inspiration,” he said. “It is quite rewarding.”

Pete named contemporary dance artists Chainsmokers, Flume and Skrillex as some of his major inspirations.

“Anything dance-based, anything on the radio,” he added.

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