Town’s YouTube popstar set to meet fans on pier

Daniel J
Daniel J

EASTBOURNE’S answer to Justin Beiber will be meeting his fans at the town’s pier on July 28.

Internet sensation Daniel J, who has 29,000 followers on Twitter, films his popular You Tube music videos in Eastbourne.

The 15-year-old’s fan base is growing and he has been brushing shoulders with the stars on the red carpet at the BAFTAs earlier this year.

The youngster has been receiving piles of fan mail from adoring girls and he is working towards getting a record deal.

His Mum Maxine John said, “He has been working so hard and we hope he is only a few weeks away from a record deal.

“He continues to post covers of pop songs his fans want him to do, all of which have been filmed in Eastbourne.

“He currently has more than 40 videos uploaded on his page.

“In June Daniel’s views hit the one million mark and is heading straight for two million expected in August.”

Daniel has been invited over to LA in September to surf with friend and Twitter follower Joel Courtney, star of the Spielberg film Super 8 and to do a meet and greet with him at Universal Studios.

Maxine added, “We are also planning a trip to Los Angeles this year to meet with management companies who are eager to represent him there.”

Daniel has just been recording an original song with Peter Andre’s producer Rawknait, who has also written for the Saturdays and Kelly Roland.

“He has three original songs nearly ready to go, and its these songs that we are confident will get him the attention he so craves, from the UK and America.”

Daniel has already done a meet and greet at Eastbourne Pier and he is hoping more fans will turn out on Saturday, July 28 at noon. He will be signing autographs at noon and from around 1pm will be shooting a music video on the beach near the pier.

Maxine added, “Fans are already getting excited because they have been invited to be in the music video.

“We are offering a Daniel J special goody bag for the fan who brings the most friends.”