Watch: #RollingWith Feat. The Vamps
The British pop rock band reveal details about their next India visit and tell us why they’re just regular boys doing cool things
During their eventful first ever visit to India, British pop-rock band The Vamps became the very first guests of the inaugural session of #RollingWith, a new music series curated by Rolling Stone India in partnership Twitter India. In an effort to use the power of social media to bring fans closer to the the indie music scene and to international artists, the bi-monthly #RollingWith series will see Indian musicians and visiting global acts perform at the Twitter India’s #BlueRoom. The performances will be broadcasted live on Periscope via @RollingStoneIN to reach fans across the country and the world on Twitter. Prior to and during the performance, the artists will also engage with fans on Twitter via exclusive video Q&As and more. Each #RollingWith session will also take fan engagement from online to offline; a small set of fans, selected via Twitter, will be invited to watch the gig live at the #BlueRoom.
In the first session of #RollingWith this morning, The Vamps – consisting of Brad Simpson (lead vocals and guitar), James McVey (lead guitar and vocals), Connor Ball (bass guitar and vocals) and Tristan Evans (drums and vocals)– performed their new Vishal-Shekhar collaborative track “Beliya” exclusively for thirty fans at Twitter’s #BlueRoom in Mumbai. In addition to taking plenty of photos and distributing hugs, The Vamps sang “Happy Birthday” to one very lucky fan who happened to win a spot at the #BlueRoom on her birthday.
The Vamps also answered various fan questions, revealing how they’re just regular boys doing cool stuff (“Brad still lives with his mom,” said McVey), their music influences (they’re fans of Arctic Monkeys and Taylor Swift) and plans on returning to India. “I think we’re planning to come back here in October time,” said Simpson. “It’s very exciting for us because it’s quite soon.” He also went on to explain that they want to add India to the lineup of countries they’ll be visiting for their world tour next year. “Now we’ve seen that there is people out here who would come to a show,” Simpson said, adding that the band initially weren’t sure if there were enough fans to warrant a concert.
The next edition of #RollingWith will feature artists on the cover of the August issue of Rolling Stone India – rappers Naezy, Ace from Mumbai’s Finest, Stony Psyko and Bob Omulo on September 16th. The episode after that will host New Delhi singer-songwriter Prateek Kuhad, on September 23rd.
Watch The Vamps performing “Beliya” at #RollingWith below: