The Vamps credit McFly and Taylor Swift for music success

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 23 January 2014
The Vamps

The Vamps

The Vamps believe many artists have influenced their music over time, but insist they get the art of lyric writing from Taylor Swift and have learnt about stage presence from McFly

The Vamps credit McFly and Taylor Swift for their music success.

The teen boyband admit they take inspiration from many artists, but believe they've learnt the art of penning tracks from the 'Red' singer and picked up how to perform live from the 'Love is Easy' group.

Singer Bradley Simpson told Digital Spy: "There are different artists who inspire different aspects of our music."

Guitarist James McVey added: "For writing it's Taylor Swift, obviously. It's McFly for live. Before I had seen them in concert, I would never have performed as we do now."

Meanwhile, the 'Wild Heart' hitmakers - also featuring drummer Tristan Evans and bassist Connor Ball - admitted earlier this week that they'd like to team up with hip-hop duo Rizzle Kicks because they believe their energy and stage presence is infectious.

Bradley said previously: "There's scope for a featured artist on our album. Rizzle Kicks have said they'd love to write with us. I'd be great if that could happen.

"They don't get enough recognition for how good they are in concert - put us in a room together and the results would get everyone jumping."

Taylor Swift

The country starlet takes her incredibly catchy songs of love and loss on her 1989 tour in support of album of the same name.

Etihad Stadium, Manchester

Fri 8 Jun

prices vary

Sat 9 Jun

prices vary

Wembley Stadium, London HA9

Fri 22 Jun

prices vary

Sat 23 Jun

prices vary

The Vamps

Clean cut teen pop-rock act, very much a boy band with the added extra of playing their own instruments.

Brighton Centre

Sun 29 Apr

£12.50–£59.50 / 0844 847 1515

With Jacob Sartorius and New Hope Club.

Genting Arena, Birmingham

Fri 4 May

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 338 8000

With Jacob Sartorius and New Hope Club.

Liverpool Echo Arena & Convention Centre

Wed 2 May

prices vary / 0844 800 0400

With Jacob Sartorius and New Hope Club.

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