3 words that describe this band: talented, sincere, and hilarious! Last Monday, I had the pleasure of seeing and meeting these 4 lovely boys from Manchester: Charley, Jake, Danny, and Lewi, also known as RIXTON! In 2012, Rixton formed under the name “Relics.” They changed their name to “Rixton” shortly after though, when they discovered someone else owned the name “Relics.” Rixton first started their music career on YouTube, uploading videos of themselves covering popular songs. Watch my favorite cover they’ve done, Neyo’s “Let Me Love You,” here! (They look so young in this video!)
Since starting their YouTube, their fanbase (#Rixters) has grown and spread all over the world. Now, they are signed with Scooter Braun, and the boys just finished their #brokenheartedtour across the UK & America. Fans everywhere love them for their charm, sincere love and appreciation towards their fans, and amazing talent. Janelle, a #Rixter from Seattle says, “I found them through a link to their cover of Poison a year and a half ago, and I have loved them since– they have such true talent!”
I got to see Rixton perform in a small, acoustic venue with my friend (where I see a lot of my faves, haha), and ended up being second row! During the show, Rixton played two covers: “Ignition,” and “Hold On, We’re Going Home.” They also performed two of their own songs, “Me and My Broken Heart,” and their new single,”Wait On Me.” They sounded incredible! They were so engaging with the audience, and the whole show felt like we were all having conversations with the boys mixed with them playing songs. They had us singing along, clapping, and even laughing so hard my stomach hurt. I loved that they all play an instrument as well as sing; that’s one quality I always love to see in a band. Check out a few clips I put together from the show here!
During one part of the show, they did a “Question and Answer With Rixton,” segment, and my friend and I worked up the courage to raise our hands and ask the boys a question! Check out the video here. (Jake nicknamed us the Olsen Twins since we both asked the question, haha!) After the show and meet and greet (where they were very sweet and gave my friend and I big hugs), we waited outside and got a few selfies/talked to the boys. (Check out my selfies below–you’ll spot Danny photo-bombing in one of them). Overall, it was a super fun day. Rixton are so talented, and it makes me happy to see them getting so much attention this past year!
Follow Rixton on Twitter here.
Browse their website here.
Check out their YouTube videos here.
Listen to their latest single here.
See what silliness they’ve been up to lately here.