Statues Of Us consist of six Irish, Australian and Welsh musicians. Their music is ‘Pop Hop Folk funk fusion’. After ‘conquering’ Argentina and Bollywood, the band have been gigging in London for a year.
Enter the Competition: How fast can we make them famous?
Paddy Power has given them doable odds of getting on Late Late Show or a million youtube hits by end of 2013. Link below. And we need you to join us in seeing how fast we can get these lads to the top – we mean breakfast in bed with Bowie and Oprah famous.
According to our fame-ometer scale, we need to get from ‘That Girl in Fair City’ famous to ‘OMG is that Jesus?!’ So, we’ve turned fame into a sport. You play by pretending that Statues Of Us are already “MASSIVE, how have you never heard of them?!” Twitter tag #statuesofus, text stations offering to trade your Granny in for a Statues Of Us ticket, post on music blogs, or simply pose like a statue and send us your pic via twitter or Fbook.
Feel free to make up your own tales about them and help us falsify some evidence. Think big [New York Times?] but small is cool too [Cork anythin'].Try and be entertaining rather than pester. Most of all, let us know how far you get their name and we’ll pick the best or funniest achievement.
The winner will have an actual song written about them by the Statues Of Us [and drink cheap champagne with them].
What else is in it for you?
Besides a laugh and a potential song, every successful blagger wins an autographed sock puppet. You’ll also be honored forever in our Hall of Gratitude and repaid in kindness when they’re famous. So ,take a minute and think about who you know or how you can help spread the fame. Help pull off the biggest blag the music world has ever seen. And if you put a few quid on them, you could do nicely. So go blag your socks off. http://www.statuesofus.org/ballsy-paddypower-offer-odds-on-statues-of-us/
The truth and the spoof so far
Before their Bollywood and Argentinian success, they struggled to crack the music charts. They worked all sorts of jobs [these are true!] from strip-club barman, male nanny, topless gardener, supermarket Santa and his elf to a bona fide surgeon. They are now making a rapid rise to success in Ireland and England –as propelled by you and Project Fame. An award winning filmmaker is documenting the project [true!]. The project is being helped by many time generous fans of the idea, from Monty Munford, Phantom FM to a few journalists, Amy De Loup Fashion Designer and anyone who’s up for a laugh – you’ll find them in the Hall Of Gratitude.
The friends of the band are appearing on Phantom FM to ask the Irish public to propel the project and see how far they can spread it. After which point, the spoof story and the facade will be kept for as long as possible.
Monday 16th of April was ‘Day One’ in the race to fame. It culminates with the Whelan’s Gig April 28th [get there early!] and Balcony TV on Sunday April 29th in Sweneys pub [time 3'oclock?].
Blag our way to the States?
Can we halt the force feeding of bands from reality shows, can the general public popularise a decent band like in the old days?
Perhaps we Ireland can balg the entire world. An appearance on Oprah in four weeks? Stranger things have happened. And at least this time we’ll be sending the States something respectable.
While also helping an extremely talented and nice band who truly deserve it. Thanks for taking the time to read this. Now go blag your socks off.