At the age of just 18, talented singer songwriter Seb Lowe is about to make his debut at the Glastonbury Festival. It's an incredible moment for the Oldham teen who up until a year ago was simply posting his own songs as videos on social media site TikTok.
But it was those TikTok videos that sent Seb viral - with his songs that pick up on politics and how young people feel in modern-day Britain - sparking huge interest with each new post.
He caught the eye of record industry bosses as well as music star Billy Bragg who has now invited him to play on his curated stage at Glastonbury on Saturday. "It was all TikTok to start with," says Seb. "During lockdown everyone was kind of pushing me to do it, after a long time towards the end of lockdown part two I was like 'alright, sack it, I'll make a TikTok'." Read more : Red Hot Chili Peppers captivate Manchester at Emirates Old Trafford concert "I started out doing the odd song that I'd written in the past, never intended for it to go anywhere.
After posting a few videos, they picked up momentum. "I created this fast political style of writing, because I know attention spans are short, it was to write something quick.Read more on manchestereveningnews.co.uk