Wake up, Singapore! The Vamps are coming to town on 26 Jan 2016. The British pop band will be to performing live at The Coliseum, Hard Rock Hotel Singapore for this one night, as part of their Wake Up World Tour.
Who are The Vamps?
Formed in 2012, The Vamps consists of Bradley Simpson (lead vocals, guitar), James McVey (lead guitar, backing vocals), Connor Ball (bass) and Tristan Evans (drums).
The band gained fame through YouTube where they uploaded cover songs. In July 2013, they uploaded their first original song “Wildheart” (later retitled “Wild Heart”) which saw 46,000 views in the first two days. Strong fan support helped them gain notice.
They’ve went on to support international acts such as Selena Gomez, Taylor Swift, The Wanted and McFly, before going on their first UK Tour in September and October 2014.
Social media brought the band together
James who was managed by Prestige Management wanted to form a band and he found Bradley through YouTube. Tristan joined them through Facebook. Connor joined the band in a more traditional way as he met the guys through a mutual friend.
Musical facts about The Vamps
They are pretty versatile in their musical skills.
Besides the guitar, Bradley plays the piano and ukulele. Conner who learned to play the guitar when he was 12, picked up bass to join the band. Tristan who plays the drums in the band, plays the guitar and piano as well. Lead guitarist James who writes the band’s songs with Bradley is a HUGE Taylor Swift fan.
Don’t call them a “boy band”
Though young (the members were born from 1994 to 1996), they do not want to be called a boy band. The members noted that they play their own instruments and formed their own band instead of being patched up by record producers.
Food facts about The Vamps
Bradley’s favourite ice cream is Ben & Jerry’s Cookie Dough flavour. Connor is allergic to peanuts. Tristan’s favourite ice cream is Twister. James eats the most among the band members but he keeps fit by working out.
Pet facts about The Vamps
All the boys have pets. Bradley has a dog called Jesse. James’s cat Mickey has its own Instagram account. Connor has a pet lizard. Tristan has a pet horse!
2014 was a big year for them
In 2014, the band won the BBC Radio 1 Teens Awards Friday Download’s Best Breakthrough Award, Best British Group and Best British Single. In the same year, they also won awards at Teen Choice Awards, Radio Disney Music Awards, World Music Awards and Melty Future Awards.
Get your tickets to THE VAMPS with special guests THE TIDE – LIVE IN SINGAPORE
|Date:||26 January 2016|
|Venue:||The Coliseum™, Hard Rock Hotel® Singapore, Resorts World™ Sentosa|
|Prices*:||S$118, S$168 (VIP)**
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