A north-east school pupil is to make his debut as the headline act at an upcoming Pride event.
Callum Geddes, who attends Aboyne Academy, was crowned winner of the Grampian’s Got Talent competition, which was run by the organisers of Grampian Pride.
The 17-year-old performed his own songs during the heats, which saw him awarded the prize of being a headliner for the Pride Village.
Around 30 performers took part in the competition, which spanned over two months.
He was chosen as winner from 10 finalists.
Callum said: “I was actually quite surprised I won, being by myself, and being up against so many bands.
“It was amazing to play. I’m from a rural area, so I don’t get the opportunity to play with that many people very often.
“I’m quite nervous (to perform at Grampian Pride) but I’m really excited to show everyone my music.
“I want to bring in a few songs that everyone will know as well.”
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Callum has been interested in music from a young age and has been writing his own songs for many years.
He is planning to go to university after the summer to study music.
He said: “I’ve been playing piano since I was 10.
“My parents are really proud and my friends were congratulating me.”
Deejay Bullock, event manager of Grampian Pride, said: “The competition was tough all the way through and I couldn’t call who was going to take the honour.
“All 10 acts were amazing, and I hope we see them at Grampian Pride this year.
“I’m not surprised Callum took the winning spot.
“He is an extremely talented young man who performed his own songs through every part of the competition.”
Grampian Pride starts with a parade down Union Street, followed by entertainment at the Pride Village in Queens Links, on May 25.