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The Scottish singer was taken from the hotel bar to open the Take That show, half an hour before the performance.

A Scottish singer took to the stage to support Take That, after Scottish presenter Ross King heard him perform in a hotel bar before the show.

Ross was enjoying drinks at the Radisson RED, opposite the Hydro, before the show at the Hydro when it emerged that flights into London had been canceled and Olly Murs could no longer open the show that night.




Ross texted his good friend and Take That lead singer Gary Barlow to see if everything was okay. Gary jokingly asked if he knew any singers on short notice. Despite the joke, Ross told him that at that moment there was a young man playing in the hotel bar: Daniel Rooney.

When asked if he wanted to open for Take Take, the Cambuslang singer jumped at the opportunity and took to the stage to welcoming applause from the home crowd.

And although Radisson RED manager Graham Chalmers was a little surprised by Daniel’s sudden departure, he was excited that the local singer was getting his big break.

He said: “Danny plays regularly for us; Working with grassroots artists is huge for us and he’s someone we think really has something.

“It is important for us to showcase Scotland’s talent; In fact, we’re opening a new live music venue in that spirit downtown, the Rotunda and Roundhouse across from the hotel.

“So, it was a strange moment when I looked and saw Danny putting on his coat and picking up his guitar. I asked him what was going on, but when he said, how could you stand in the way of that kind of opportunity?