Kicking up a Supanova
THEY ARE being greeted by hundreds of screaming teenage girls, selling out gigs and have thousands of online followers.
They even have their hair done by the country's top salon, Taylor Ferguson in Glasgow.
Supanova are Barrhead's answer to X-Factor exports One Direction, and already they have achieved more in eight months than many up and coming bands do in years.
They have spent the past two months touring extensively across Scotland, and have been guests of honour at several town Christmas light switch-on events.
However, now the band are taking a bit of well-deserved down time - and giving the Barrhead News the chance to find out what life is like as a rising star in the music industry.
Ex-Barrhead High School pupil Gregor Coleman, 19, vocalist and guitarist, pictured right, said it has been overwhelming at times to see just how dedicated their fans have become.
"Tickets for our Christmas show this week and the reaction to it has been pretty crazy," said Gregor, speaking of their December 20 headline gig at Glasgow's O2 ABC 2.
"We had 300 tickets to sell and 100 of them were open to 02's priority service so fans could get them early, and we know that fans were going out and getting 02 sim cards just so they could get access to the tickets.
"The fans are great, and it's amazing to see how dedicated they are but it can be a little wild at times."
The band took part in the light switch-on events in Dumbarton, Paisley, Dundee, Aberdeen and Alexandria, plus more up and down the country.
Now the trio, also including 18-year-old Harris Hiscoe, middle, and Christy O'Donnell, 18, are attracting interest from a number of interested record labels. And while Gregor could not reveal who they are, the band will have to travel to showcase what they are all about to industry bigwigs.
"Our gig in December will be helping us raise funds to record our first single and get down to London to make our showcase in front of some of the interested record labels," he said.
"It's a really exciting time for us, especially when we know that there are people who really know about music and the industry are interested in us and watching what we do."
The band's biggest gig to date was in front of 10,000 people at Hamilton Racecourse in August, when they supported Steps and Peter Andre on their comeback tour.
The boys are now working with the former producer of bands such as McFly and Busted to record and practice.
Gregor added: "At our gig with X-Factor boyband District 3 in Campus last month we had fans queuing from 8am when the doors didn't open until 10pm.
"It was amazing."
This article appeared in Barrhead News 28 Nov 12