Just six hours later, Waterman-Smith was opening for Seal in front of a crowd of 2,000. What’s more, her mom had turned up to watch, too. All at once, the musician’s wildest dreams were coming true.
Plus, Seal took it upon himself to introduce the rising star. “I was on a walkabout today and heard the dulcet tones of this beautiful lady,” he told the crowd. “She was busking downtown, so I’m bringing her to you from the streets of your very own Manchester.”