From Stripping Naked To Hanging With Justin Bieber: Why Are Rixton Taking The World By Storm?
We’ve already got the likes of One Direction, 5 Seconds of Summer and The Vamps on the scene, but it seems there was still space for yet another boy band to capture the hearts of teenage fans around the world with Rixton bursting onto the block.
The four-piece, made up of Jake Roche, Charley Bagnall, Danny Wilkin and Lewis Morgan, have barely been around five minutes but they’re already giving Nicole Scherzinger a run for her money on the iTunes chart this week with their debut single ‘Me and My Broken Heart’ beating her latest single ‘Your Love’ to the download rundown.
So just who are Rixton, why are they a big deal and what do they have that the other boy bands don’t?
Another money-making creation from Scooter Braun?
Rixton are managed by Scooter Braun, the unstoppable mastermind behind the likes of Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande and Carly Rae Jepsen meaning their super-stardom is inevitable. Should we be surprised?
Can you tell which one looks like EastEnders’ Shane Richie and Loose Woman Coleen Nolan?
Yep, that’s right, lead singer James Roche is the spawn of the once-married couple. Speaking about their divorce when he was nine, James, who has starred in Emmerdale, told The Mirror in 2010: “I remember seeing on the front pages about my dad cheating, but as horrible as that was, we didn’t fully understand because we were so young – so it’s not had this massive, damaging impact on us or anything.”
Lewis almost got married spontaneously in Las Vegas! What a lad!
When asked by Capital FM for their thoughts on Cheryl Cole’s out-of-the blue wedding to Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini, Lewi revealed he knows all about getting hitched without warning – sort of.
“You just don’t know, I almost did in Vegas!” he revealed when asked if he’d consider eloping. Wild child!
Jake has no problem getting his kit off… surprise!
“They said, ‘So someone’s going to have to be Miley Cyrus on a wrecking ball naked,’ and the whole room turned and looked at me,” Jake told Digital Spy.
Charley added: “He’s constantly naked anyway. So you might as well be naked on a wrecking ball.”
They’ve met Kanye West!
“Kanye West is a lovely chap,” Jake said, while Charley added: “It’s strange because he was on his own, no security, just walking around.”
They insist their pal Justin Bieber isn’t the annoying little rebel he’s portrayed to be
“I think he is misunderstood yes, I think he’s a lovely chap. Everytime we’ve met him he’s been a lovely chap.”
Listen to their catchy debut single ‘Me and My Broken Heart’ below: