From Hillside to the Edinburgh Festival

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SINGER Callum McIntosh is a former resident of Hillside, who was taught singing by Mrs Isobel Luke.

He qualified as a teacher of music at Aberdeen; and studied at the Royal Academy, London.

Callum is constantly busy, utilising his vocal talents in a wide variety of music and styles.

In his early years he sang in the ‘Voices of Discovery’ show in Dundee, and received a special mention.

He has sung at a Royal Variety Show with Tommy Steele, and has done studio work with many singers including Susan Boyle and Ronan Keating.

He has also done session work at the famous Abbey Road studios in London.

Eight months ago Callum joined an a cappella vocal group, The Magnets, having been headhunted when a member of the group fell ill. All instrumental sounds are made by mouth.

He and the group had met while they were filming the famous T-Mobile commercial at Heathrow Airport last year.

Callum and his colleagues will perform at The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen, on Sunday (May 20), as part of their 2012 UK tour. The Lemon Tree box office number is 01224 641122, or contact them on-line.

After the Aberdeen event The Magnets’ diary remains full, and one of the gigs that Callum is looking forward to is the show ‘Home Grown’ at the Edinburgh Fringe later this year.