A singer/songwriter whose musical talents have already impressed superstar Justin Bieber will perform two special shows for Highfields students.
John Buckley will take to the stage to perform six songs, answer questions from students and sign autographs when he appears at the school on November 30. Performances will take place at 1.30pm and 2.30pm.
The 18-year-old, from Padstow in Cornwall, started gaining a devoted following after uploading song covers to his Facebook page whilst studying music at Truro College. He got his big break when his own song, ‘Just Be’, featured on BBC’s Introducing in Cornwall - leading to him being noticed by BBC Radio 1 DJ Huw Stevens, who played the track on his late-night show.
The talented teenager has also grabbed the attention of global superstar, Justin Bieber, and will play the VIP Lounge at Bieber’s O2 shows on November 28 and 29, ahead of his Highfields performance.
Ms S.Bishop, Highfields’ Head of Performance, said: “We are always delighted to welcome professional performers into Highfields to speak to students and inspire them to pursue their own dreams.
“John is very much at the start of his career but is already making waves in the music world, having caught the attention of many influential people in the industry. Feedback from John’s previous live performances have been fantastic and we look forward to welcoming him to Highfields and following his career.”
John’s visit to Highfields forms part of a year of touring for the up-and-coming star, ahead of the release of his debut album early next year.