Justice Crew pumped to hip-hop their way to Gladstone
WHILE some artists who win talent shows fall off the face of the earth after their success, there are others who remain in the spotlight for the long run.
Meet Justice Crew, a group of hard working men who've definitely maintained their success since winning the 2010 Australia's Got Talent series.
They've got no intention of slowing down.
Lukas Bellesini, Samson Smith, Solo Tohi, Len Pearce, John Pearce and Paul Merciadez make up the dynamic, extremely talented hip-hop band Justice Crew with the world at their feet.
Their catchy numbers feature one-armed hand stands, crazy flips, double summersaults, head spins and perfect in-sync movements that seem humanly impossible but look effortless.
Member Lukas Bellesini spoke to The Observer last week about the group's recent #HYPETOUR announcement, a string of shows booked at all major metro and many regional centres around Australia set to blow away the crowds.
The tour announcement follows the success of their 2013 hit Everybody - a song you just want to belt out in the car with the bass pumping.
Everybody achieved double platinum sales and reached the top 10 on the ARIA Singles Chart, a feat the crew cherishes.
"We were so proud. We put our heart and soul into that song," Lukas says from his Sydney home, accompanied by his pet lizard.
"He's staring at me - he wants a feed," he laughs.
Former X Factor contestant and 14-year-old sensation Jai Waetford will join the boys on the #HYPETOUR, which is coming to Gladstone on Wednesday, April 9 at Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre.
"It's our first time in Gladstone. Regardless, we are still rapt. It will be a big mash-up show with lots of singing and we will be performing hits from the '90s and music from today," he says.
The boys, who range from 23-27 years of age, are no strangers to touring.
"We've been on heaps and heaps of tours. We've toured with Chris Brown, Pitbull and Kesha, One Direction.
"With Pitbull and Kesha it went for five weeks in America and we went to 30 states along the way. It was intense - we learnt so much and had the time of our lives," he says.
After implementing lyrics to their dance routines four years ago, Justice Crew is a highly sought-after troupe around the world. Lukas reckons it's the best decision they ever made.
"Why not expand ourselves more with singing? We are not looking back at all. No regrets, we all just thought 'YOLO'," he laughs.
Lukas reveals the gang is currently writing a new single they will play at GECC, making him and the boys more pumped to hit Gladdy.
"Gladstone - bring it on!"
WHERE: Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre
WHEN: Wednesday, April 9 at 7.30pm
TICKETS: Click here.