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WATCH: Titanium can drive fans crazy just like Bruno and Beyonce

Dec 1st, 2014 | By | Category: Featured Article, Front Page Layout, News


Boy band Titanium have crying, screaming, hyperventilating, and fainting fans in front of them just like their own musical heroes.

Band member Andrew Papas says he is inspired by Bruno Mars and Beyonce.

“I really like the way they sing and what they do,” says the South African-born singer.

Fellow member Jordi Webber, who is from Rotorua, is also inspired by Mars and a lot of rock artists.

“I love the way Bruno Mars performs, so much energy. He’s the man,” says Webber.

The Auckland-based band performed to a crowd of around 400 people in Wellington recently at the youth venue ZEAL, as part of their Take Us Back tour.

Up and coming Auckland based R&B artist Denelle and 2013 Australian x-factor competitor Jai Waetford, opened the two hour long concert to  the enthusiastic crowd.

About 200 people attended the special pre-show soundcheck before the main show.

NewsWire were given time after the soundcheck to interview four of the six band members on their inspirations and where they see themselves in two years.

Titanium is eyeing up America.

Papas says in two years he hopes the band will be in America and have expanded their fan base there.

Haydn Linsley, who was originally from the UK, is even more specific.

“Selling out Madison Square Garden would be nice, with a couple of Grammys under the belt.”

“Just a couple,” said Webber with a laugh.

The Take Us Back tour is Titanium’s fourth since the band was formed in 2012 through a competition run by radio station the Edge.

The Take Us Back tour over three weeks included performing five shows in Christchurch, Dunedin, Wellington, Auckland and Hamilton.

The tour was to celebrate both the band being around for two years and the release of their new single Take Us Back.

Denelle, Jai Waetford, all-girl group Gap5 and folk band Nomad joined Titanium on tour as the opening acts over all five shows.

Titanium then opened for Mariah Carey in Auckland at Vector Arena.

PLEASING CROWDS: Titanium performs to an excited crowd in Wellington. IMAGE: Ashleigh Manning

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