Today marks 5 years since John and Edward first appeared on TV screens in the UK TV show, “The X Factor”.
Back then, the twins from Dublin were 17 years old and had barely held a microphone. Nowadays the pair are consumate professionals, writing and producing their own music, making their own music videos (from storyboard to final edit – and then distribution), and performing and touring. They took over their management nearly 2 years ago and have seen their career change dramatically, from one which was Euro- (and largely Irish) centric, to now being known in every corner of the globe.
And have done more than in that time than most people could dream of…including:
Travelled all over Europe, performed on TV in Canada and Australia (and toured Australia), performed for Barack and Michelle Obama, ran with the Olympic Torch, been to Japan, appeared at Milan Fashion Week, met and became firm friends with Tara Reid while all three appeared on Celebrity Big Brother (which, would you believe, was 3 years ago!), impressed Roberto Cavalli, been nominated for 2 IFTAs, hosted 2 high rating children’s television programmes, released 3 platinum selling albums…with a fourth to be released this year, sold out 4 panto runs 4 years in a row…all before they’re 23.
X Factor was a good place to start for the twins, but it was definitely never going to be the end. John and Edward continue to learn and grow in their craft, and, as we’ve seen, pass on what they’ve learned to others.
In October the twins are promoting their new album, starting with a short Irish tour, taking in Dublin, Drogheda, and Castlebar. If you’ve not already bought tickets (soundcheck tickets for Dublin are now sold out), Dublin and Castlebar are available from Ticketmaster, with Drogheda purchased from the venue.