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Exclusive Interview - District 3

Sunday, 17 November 2013 20:58

You may recognise District 3 from the ninth series of X Factor.  These heartthrobs are a three-piece boyband from Porthcawl in Wales.  After stunning judges in the auditions, they were put through to bootcamp where they faced an acapella sing-off against Triple J.  Winning this and sailing through the judge's houses, they performed on the live X factors shows being eliminated in the sixth week.  Since then they have released one EP, but have unfortunately now disbanded.  Luckily, we managed to chat with them before this.  Thanks boys for having the time to complete this interview.

How did you boys get together?
Dan – We actually went to school together and were good friends. We all loved music and decided to set up a band. We used to go round to Micky's and practise together.

What have you been doing since you finished the X-Factor?
Micky – We did the X-Factor tour which was a lot of fun. Since that finished we have being doing gigs around the country and working on our music.

You are about to start your tour. What can your fans expect?
Greg – We will be showcasing our brand new music, original stuff that we have been working on. The fans will get to hear our songs on our coming EP played live.

When is the first single out?
Dan - We are actually releasing and EP. It will be roughly 4 tracks and a taster of what our fans can expect to hear on our album.

What sets you apart from other boy bands?
Greg - We have been friends for a really long time, we get on really well and work well together. It all happened naturally for us.
Micky – We actually really love writing and hope to produce all our music so we have an input from start to finish.

What's the craziest thing that's happened to you since you've become famous?
Dan – Someone asked to go on the Jeremy Kyle show with them and it got accepted. I was thinking about doing it!

Who would you most like to collaborate with (dead or alive)?
Dan – Eminem
Micky – Marilyn Monroe
Greg – Andrew Lloyd Webber, I'd like to write musical with him.

What was life for you at school?
Dan – We were all great friends at school so had a great time. But I wish I had studied more!

Where do you see yourself in 5 years' time?
Greg – I'd love to be doing an arena tour and be working on our 3rd album.
Micky – I think I would like to have built a rocket! And be thinking about going to space….

What advice would you give to a young person trying to make it in the music industry?

Micky – Be original, don't try to be like someone else.
Dan – Try and write your own music and play instruments.
Greg – Don't rely on anyone.

If you could have one superpower what would it be?
Dan – I'd really like to be able to fly and be immortal as I'm scared of death.
Micky – I'd like to be able to morph. So I could morph into instruments and put them down on tracks.
Greg – I'd like to be invisible.