The Janoskians are the ANTI boy band. Although they are five teenage boys from Australia, Beau Brooks (19), Jai Brooks (17), Luke Brooks (17), Daniel Sahyounie (19) and James Yammouni (17) respectfully request that you, "Don't call us a F&$%ING boy band!" This slogan and their trending #NotABoyBand hashtag have become battle cries for their army of fans around the world and all over the internet.
Their rise to fame through their public disturbance videos on YouTube has surprised everyone, including themselves. They have amassed nearly 100 million total views across their channels and their brand of humor and fearlessness has made them the cool kids on the block for teens and tweens. Their meet and greets have become the stuff of legend, with thousands of screaming fans rushing to meet the boys at spontaneous twitter designated meeting areas. These gorilla style tactics only add to the boys' unpredictable mystique and have created a very fresh "real time" relationship between themselves and their fans.
While they do indeed inspire fandom, like a boy band, they most assuredly do not act like one. They are the kids that aren't afraid to suck, to expose their flaws and weaknesses. Nothing is choreographed or slick, it all happens at break neck speeds and everything they do, be it humor, pranks, music, skits or TV shows demonstrates this fear-of-nothing attitude.
In early 2012, MTV saw what was happening online and quickly jumped into the fray. Taking from what the boys were already doing across their own YouTube Channels, MTV shot eight high quality and very funny episodes that aired across MTV's digital and terrestrial platforms. At the same time, Sony Music Australia felt like they could add music to the boys already potent repertoire. That partnership resulted in their first single "Set the World On Fire," which went Top 20 on iTunes in 17 different territories without any marketing, radio or promotion.
Later in 2012, Cash Money recording star, Jay Sean, discovered them while touring Australia and put them on a plane to Hollywood. Now with a world tour, a new single (produced by multi-platinum producers OFM), brands running at them from all angles and their ever growing social media domination, the Janoskian world take over is indeed in full effect.
The Janoskians are set to embark on their debut UK tour this May, calling at:
Friday 24th SECC Clyde Auditorium Glasgow
Saturday 25th O2 Apollo Manchester
Sunday 26th Hammersmith Apollo London
Tickets go on sale at 10am on Saturday 13th April priced o20 regionally and o22.50 in London from www.ticketmaster.co.uk. VIP meet and greet tickets are also available priced o40 regionally and o50 in London (all prices subject to booking fee).