Hundreds of teenage girls descended on Cardiff University students’ union to catch a glimpse of the latest boy band sensation.
The Vamps performed an acoustic set and took part in a meet and greet with around 600 of their Welsh fans.
The group was found formed on YouTube before being signed by record label Virgin EMI late last year.
After recently supporting McFly on their Memory Lane Tour, the boys have secured an army of fans consisting of over 250,000 subscribers on their YouTube channel.
“Being on the tour with McFly was such a blessing, they’re such nice guys and it would be a pleasure to be on their next tour,” said 18-year-old drummer Tristan Evans.
“Hopefully the next step is TV and radio promos, getting on board some more tours, and then the album will be released hopefully by early next year.”
Without even releasing a single yet, the band has relied on social networking sites to gain recognition and are determined on staying grounded to their fans.
“From the start, we’ve always tried to keep the connection fresh with our fans over social media. We’re normal people, that’s how we want our fans to see us.”
“We appreciate everything our fans have done for us, we wouldn’t be where we are today without them, we’re so thankful.”
The Midlands-based group started off by uploading a variety of acoustic covers onto their YouTube account, from artists such as Taylor Swift to Bruno Mars.
They now hope to release their own single, Can we Dance, by the end of this year.
The Vamps first single ‘Can We Dance’ is confirmed for a September 29, 2013 release.
by Rebecca Baker and Joe Paley