SHE’S the Southampton singer songwriter who’s performed with Sir Tom Jones, Will Young, Simply Red, Soul II Soul and Anastasia.

But now Charley Macaulay has met her biggest hero.

Her baby daughter Luna, aged just a few weeks old, is the inspiration for her latest single named in the tiny tot’s honour.

Charley kept fans guessing about the subject of her latest track, right up until the release a month ago, just days after Luna’s arrival.

She told the Daily Echo: “I didn’t mention anything about the pregnancy online on my fan pages, I kept it a surprise until the release was officially out.

“I just wanted to do something a little bit different. I wrote the track when I fell pregnant in January. We’ve been shooting a music video over the nine months.

“When I wrote the song I had a vision to create something that captured just how crazy life is and how quick it changes. So much can happen in a year! This is my 2019 in a nutshell!”

Luna is described as an ethereal offering of neo-soul from an up and coming artist with plenty of 90s R&B nostalgia weaved into a contemporary resonant sound.

Charley has long been a Southampton favourite, performing in various venues around the city and beyond since her early teens. Her debut Different Stars was released to critical acclaim two years ago.

She considers Kate Bush a major influence and the budding star has often been compared to her idol.

Charley has played some of the world’s biggest festivals, including Glastonbury, Isle of Wight Festival, Bestival and more where she has wowed large crowds of more than 10,000 people.

She won the Under-18 Live and Unsigned national singing competition in 2009 and opened her own music school to help the next generation of talented singer songwriters.