British Teen Pop Sensations, The Vamps, rolled into Toronto last minute yesterday for their TD Echo Beach Show in support of wildly-popular Austin Mahone, but they certainly are making the most of their time in Toronto today.
The Quartet already have built a huge following in the UK having been active for two years. Consisting of members Connor Ball, Tristan Evans, Brad Simpson and James McVey, the Band already have spawned hits like Can We Dance and Somebody to You (ft. Demi Lovato).
The Vamps visited CP24 Breakfast and Global Television‘s The Morning Show (National Edition) to talk about their rise in popularity. They did their Interview for the latter live outside the Bloor Street Studio where support was ardent for the British imports. Despite warmly inviting Fans over Twitter at their Show to come meet them outside the Studio, they were rushed in quickly and stopped for a quick minute post-interviews for a limited number Photos and Autographs before rushing out via a hidden exit. Fans earlier at CP24 Breakfast were invited into the Parking Lot by Security to take Photos with their Idols. They are scheduled for appearances also on YTV and some time with popular online publication Andpop.
We had the pleasure of getting an awesome Snap with Ball, who plays Bass and Vocals.
In what seems like an overnight success, 16-year-old Pop Sensation Shawn Mendes of Pickering, has taken the World by storm. After first surfacing on the Application Vine where he uploaded cover versions of others’ Hits, Fans around the World began taking notice quickly. His Single Life of the Party made him the first Artist ever under the age 25 to debut in the Top 25 of the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Chart.
Currently on-tour with Teen Pop Sensation Austin Mahone, the two along with Supporting Acts like The Vamps, perform tonight at TD Echo Beach. Mendes has spent his time back home wisely, including an Interview on KISS 92.5 yesterday afternoon and today a live Performance/Q&A at Universal Music Canada‘s Headquarters Parking Lot in Scarborough courtesy of Nokia and Microsoft. He also will be meeting Fans at an HMV location downtown for those lucky enough to nab themselves a Wristband.
Hosted by MuchMusic‘s Liz Trinnear, we got to witness Mendes up-close as her performed his two Singles Life of the Party and Show You as his hoards of young female Fans shouted his name amidst a sea of “I Love You”. The self-professed Tim Hortons Fan admits that the Fast Food/Coffee Chain is what he misses most about Canada, now that he is signed to Universal Music/Island Records and based in the U.S. He says also that he wouldn’t mind dating a Fan which drove his Fans crazy. One Admirer perhaps took that a bit too literally, jumping on-stage and hugging him. Although a little started, Security had things in order rather quickly! Hope it was worth it. YOLO!
You can download Top Five-charting The Shawn Mendes EP now digitally here!
See a Clip of Mendes performing Life of the Party below:
In the meantime, enjoy some snaps we got below:
(Photo/video credit: Mr. Will Wong | Audio content: Universal Music Canada)
Teen Pop Sensation Austin Mahone is back in Toronto once again and while opening for multiple GRAMMY Winner Taylor Swift on her Red Tour along with Ed Sheeran, he managed to take some time out to do a little Promo!
The Singer flew-in to the City last night, getting spotted right away upon landing! Starting earlier today at City‘s Breakfast Television, excited Fans were rewarded with a big Group Photo. Following his City appearance, the 17-year-old from San Antonio, hopped over to Global Television‘s The Morning Show (National Edition) where he was greeted outside by hoards of female Fans, many who got Selfies with the burgeoning Star. Surrounded by a large entourage of Security Guards to protect the Star, Autograph Seekers unfortunately were denied, despite Mahone trying his best to reach over to accommodate them! Sorry Wongsters, I tried for you but it wasn’t happening!
Mahone performs tonight at Rogers Centre and Fans can see more of him Sunday on the MuchMusic Video Awards, which air this Sunday, June 16, 2013 at 9:00 PM on MuchMusic and Fuse.
The Singer just released the Video to latest Single What About Love earlier this week. Check it out below:
See Mahone‘s Fans (Mahomies) freaking-out below:
Mahone was last in Toronto in December for The Jingle Bell, when I had the pleasure of meeting him! Read about it here.
(Photo credit: Mr. Will Wong | Video credit: Mr. Will Wong/Universal Music)
Love this Girl! Just having released her Universal Music Canada debut Disc, My Name Is last month, Bridgit Mendler makes her third visit to the City in three months, practically calling Toronto a second home now. The multi-talented Actress/Singer flew-in late last night for an appearance today at MuchMusic‘s inaugural The Big Jingle – think Toronto’s version of New York’s annual Z100 Jingle Ball. The day-long Concert held at Air Canada Centre featured super-hot Talents like Carly Rae Jepsen, Cody Simpson, Austin Mahone and Headliners, The Wanted. It is said that the latter caused quite a ruckus among Fans waiting at their Yorkville Hotel earlier this evening, according to Fan reports.
I spotted a more-Brunette-than-before Mendler having some low-key fun with Friends, playing Board Games with her Friends in the south-end of the City. Still donning her Stage Makeup, but relaxed in a Hoodie, she was super-sweet to stop and do a Snap before quickly tending back to her Friends who were breaking-out in a little Jam Session when I saw them. Mendler soon will be taking a break from Music to begin her studies at the University of Southern California next Spring!
In case you missed The Big Jingle, catch Highlights of the Show right here.