Eastbourne’s answer to Justin Bieber meets fans

'Daniel J' the Justin Beiber lookalike singer met fans on Eastbourne Pier which has featured in several of his videos. E09041N

'Daniel J' the Justin Beiber lookalike singer met fans on Eastbourne Pier which has featured in several of his videos. E09041N

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A TEENAGER who has become a singing sensation on YouTube held a meet and greet with his Eastbourne fans at the weekend.

Daniel John, who performs under the name of Daniel J, has shot his music videos in Eastbourne and is hoping to become as big as Canadian singer Justin Bieber.

Daniel J became popular on YouTube, has taken bookings for birthday parties and has met screaming girls in London.

The 14-year-old spends half his time in Eastbourne and half in Hertfordshire.

Most of his videos, which have been shot in Shinewater Park and on Eastbourne Pier, are pop covers but he is starting to write his own material.

He has already posted the song Beautiful Girls on YouTube and expects to have another song out soon.

With thousands of Twitter followers and a growing fan base, his mum Maxine John says she can’t believe how his success has grown.

On Saturday (February 25) the youngster met his Eastbourne fans at the entrance of the town’s pier.

He was there for half an hour and signed autographs for the many girls who attended.

Daniel J has already taken part in a similar event in London and his mum Maxine said, “It was a bit of a concern and quite a surprise when all these girls were screaming.

“However, we are pleased he is such a success and this is now his life ambition and he wants to take it all the way.” photo ref E09041N