VIDEO: Big break for teen singer songwriter

It’s rock star by name rocks tar by nature for 15-year-old John Lennon McCullagh who has just signed a record contract with the man behind Oasis.

John, 15, has just been given his big break by the musical genius Alan McGee who has managed and championed successful acts such as Primal Scream, Oasis, and The Libertines.

John Lennon McCullagh, 15, of Cantley, with his dad John has just been signed by Alan McGee who was the boss of Oasis' record label Creation Records. Picture: Andrew Roe

John Lennon McCullagh, 15, of Cantley, with his dad John has just been signed by Alan McGee who was the boss of Oasis' record label Creation Records. Picture: Andrew Roe

And just days after signing on the dotted line with 359 Music the singer/songwriter has already recorded his first album, and filmed the video for his debut single North-South Divide - which he wrote in just a few hours - right here in Doncaster.

Speaking about his big break John said: “It’s been great, I never thought this would happen so it’s definitely a great achievement and my family and friends are really proud.

“Alan is a really nice bloke and it’s such an honour to get to work with him.”

The teen who credits Bob Dylan and his dad with getting him interested in music is now preparing to embark on a tour.

John’s proud dad John McCullagh had bumped into Alan and said Mr McGee saw his son on Facebook and heard him play at a gig.

“He was blown away by John and there had been talk of signing John and then when he started a new label he signed the contract. We feel really blessed. Alan has been great he’s become a really good friend.

Speaking about John’s name he said: “I said with a name like that he’s either going to get into serious trouble or do great things and I’m please to say it’s the latter.”

John,who writes his own music and has only been performing for the past two years, is now preparing to embark on a tour in September.

John’s first single is out in September for more information search John Lennon McCullagh on Facebook.

Visit www.doncasterfreepress.co.uk for a video of John in action when he called into the Free Press office.