The UK seems to export the best singer / songwriters on the planet today.  John Newman seemed to come out of nowhere here stateside and become an overnight sensation with his catchy single "Love Me Again."  The truth is, he started playing guitar and writing his own songs at the age of 14.  He moved to London when he was 20, started a band and signed to Island Records shortly thereafter.  John's dreams of super stardom are starting to come true with "Love Me Again" reaching the #1 spot in the UK (Top 10 in other parts of Europe) and climbing the Billboard charts here in the states.

His debut album "Tribute" was released last October and his tour stops at the Varsity Theater in Minneapolis on Saturday January 11th.  Count on Mix 94.9 to be in the house and catch up with John when he makes his way to Minnesota next week.