"2016 was an absolutely incredible year for us. We kicked off in the Spring supporting CeeLo Green, one of the most charismatic performers we've ever seen perform live. A highlight of this was performing in my home town to a packed-out crowd. There was a real buzz in the air and everyone seemed to enjoy it. We got the opportunity to spend some time with CeeLo backstage and ask his advice about the Industry. He was one of the most open people we've met and gave us some genuine and kind words (and a glass or two of Tequila after the show!)
Our next support gig of 2016 was supporting Lemar. Growing up, I've always had a passion for Soul and Motown music and I loved Lemar because he took this and made it current. After the show he took a lot of time to meet fans for photographs and signings. One of those people was my Mum. She was absolutely chuffed to bits. We performed acoustically that night, but watching Lemar play with a full band fuelled our ambition to do the same, seeing how much more you can bring to a show. The energy he supplied was crazy.
The biggest highlight of 2016 for us, though, was supporting Busted. This was a childhood dream come true for us. Back in 2015 when Busted reformed we started a Twitter campaign to support them so it was unbelievable that it actually came true. We were buzzing! Not only were we supporting an incredible band but the venue was awesome - Scarborough Open Air Theatre - a huge 6000 strong audience. It even had a cool little lake between the stage and the crowd. We got to chat with the boys pre-show and they watched us from the side of the stage which was a real honour. 2016 was amazing for support gigs and we're buzzing for what we've got coming in 2017...we know what it is, and we are dying to tell you all."
(jack - 1/2/17)