A social media savvy band were catapulted in to the limelight after being invited to support legendary rockers Aerosmith.
Euphoria Audio were more used to playing gigs at venues in and around their home towns of Wakefield and Featherstone as they built up a massive following on internet social media sites.
Starcount – a company which charts the number of people across the globe watching clips of bands – offered Euphoria Audio the chance to support Aerosmith at their first ever show in Singapore.
And the band grabbed the opportunity to play live to a 12,000 strong crowd at last month’s show, which was viewed 40,000 times over an internet live stream.
Euphoria Audio chatted with Aerosmith lead singer Steven Tyler after the gig and rubbed shoulders with Jermaine Jackson at an after show party.
Ninelives UK – Euphoria Audio’s management – had met up with the Starcount team, who were impressed with the innovative ways Euphoria Audio interacted with their fans through twitter, Facebook, video sharing website YouTube and photo-sharing application instagram.
The band are made up of 28-year-olds Matt Shirty, of Stanley, and Ben Lloyd, of Outwood, and brothers Josh Hughes, 22, and Ben Hughes, 28, of Featherstone.
Matt said: “It was one of the best experiences of my life, and to play with and meet a band I’ve idolised all my life was a dream come true.”
Ben Lloyd added: “Supporting one of the biggest and most influential rock bands of all time was a great honour and sharing such an incredible moment with the beautiful people of Singapore and with all of our fans worldwide was amazing.”
Ben Hughes said: “It was the greatest crowd we have ever played to.”
His brother Josh added: “I was blown away by the awesome reception from the people of Singapore who not only gave us great support when they watched us, but have since being following our progress and are eager to call themselves part of our growing army.”