COULD they be Britain’s number one musical family?
A headteacher from Birkby and his two daughters are through to the semi-finals of a TV musical talent show.
Peter, 46, Rachel, 19, and Rosie O’Hare, 16, are in with the chance of winning a top recording contract with music label Universal.
The talented trio ‘Time and Tide’ will battle musical families from across the UK to be crowned GMTV’s Number One Family.
Peter, headteacher at St Andrew’s Junior School in Brighouse, told the Examiner he and the girls were really excited.
Peter, who also has a son Bobby, 10, said: “When we were at the audition we could hear some of the other family groups warming up and some of them sounded brilliant.
“We really didn’t think we would get through to the next round.
“But we’re really glad we entered now because we would have regretted it if we hadn’t.
“I think we’ve got a particular sound and our three voices go really well together in harmony.”
On the judging panel is celebrity Coleen Nolan, who became famous as part of family pop group The Nolans.
At the auditions in Manchester the presenter said she couldn’t believe Peter was Rachel and Rosie’s father because he looked far too young!
They impressed the judges with an Abba cover and are in the final 15 competing for the coveted title in front of a live audience this month.
The celebrity panel of judges will then select the final five who will perform live on GMTV, with viewers voting for the winning family.
Peter composes the backing tracks for the group and also sings and plays guitar, while university student Rachel and New College student Rosie are the lead singers.
The family usually write and perform their own songs, but need to pick a hit by a well-known family pop group for the finals.
They are deciding between hits by Abba, The Lighthouse Family and The Beach Boys.
Peter said: “It all started off when we were on holiday and singing along in the car.
“We all started doing different parts and we could just tell there was a good sound.”
Peter and his daughters first sang for an audience in 2007 in memory of their late son and brother Joseph O’Hare.
Little Joseph was just a week away from his fourth birthday when he died of cancer.
To mark the 10th anniversary of the family’s tragic loss, they held an evening of music to raise money for the Forget Me Not Trust.
Peter said the family love performing together on stage and get on well together.
He said: “I wear what I’m told to wear by the girls.
“I wouldn’t dream of trying to be fashion conscious.
“I usually wear my trade-mark braces and then something plain.
“The girls always look great though – they are the fashionable ones.”