A RENFREW dad aims to hit all the right notes with television viewers this weekend as he stars on a new talent show.

Taj Chana, also known as ‘Bigg Taj,’ will be performing on Sing: Ultimate A Capella with fellow dads Jack Thompson and Steven Buckby, who make up the group Verses.

The seven-part series, being broadcast on Sky One, is hosted by Cat Deeley and aims to find the best a capella group in the UK, with the winners given the opportunity to record an album at London’s famous Abbey Road Studios and release a single in time for Christmas.

Verses will be out to prove that a capella – which purely involves voices, with no instruments – can embrace genres such as rapping and beatboxing.

Taj, who has been beatboxing for about 10 years, told The Gazette that being on the show is a dream come true.

The 34-year-old, who works in retail, said: “Myself and Steven have been working together for years after meeting on the music scene but then I met Jack at work and we did a couple of shows together.

“Then, in the summer, we got contacted by this show and we thought we would have a go.

“We wouldn’t normally class ourselves as being an a capella group, as Jack would normally play his guitar, but we’ve just taken that away.

“Normally, a capella groups involve about 10 people, so we are unique. We’re quite different people as well.

“Being on the show has been amazing. I get such a buzz from performing.

“I was quite nervous, although we were very focused too. Normally, we would be able to have a wee joke.

“We just tried to focus on our strengths. I do beatboxing, Steven is a good rapper and Jack can sing well.

“Meeting Cat Deeley was cool too.”

In each heat of Sing, five groups of singers have to first tackle ‘Medleys,’ where they must impress the judges with a medley of two songs.

They then receive a score for their vocals, musicality, interpretation and performance.

The group with the lowest score is eliminated, with the other four groups going through to the second stage, where they must each perform a song by a musical icon, including the likes of Queen and David Bowie.

Again they are scored, and the two lowest groups are eliminated.

Each episode ends with the ‘Showdown,’ which sees the two remaining groups perform a ‘showstopper’ song in order to win a spot in the final.

Verses were asked to prepare three songs to make their way through three potential rounds – but Taj has been sworn to secrecy when it comes to whether or not they did enough to impress the judges.

He said: “You’ll have to tune in to see how we got on.”

To catch Verses’ performance, tune into Sky One at 9pm on Friday.

You can find out more about the show by visiting the website at https://www.sky.com.