The Dream Idols launched in 2012. Less than six months ago. So how is it that in that short space of time they have become the name on everyones lips, selling out venue after venue wherever they go, Working with Hollywood stars, hitting our TV screens and national Mags and Newspapers and packing out the West End every week?
We look back on a Year that has seen them rise to become one of the most talked about group of boys in the UK. Bari Bacco is the Genius behind the Dream Idols. In fact it would be fair to say that Bari Bacco is the genius behind Male Glamour groups in general (in the UK). He started the first one over 25 years ago after watching the legendary Levi’s laundry commercial. Back then they were called the Dream Boys. Fast forward 25 Years and many adventures later and he decided to reinvent the whole genre with the Dream Idols. Not just a group of hunky good looking men with great bodies, but a group of lads with personality, charm, and character with great looks and bodies too. What Bari Bacco created in essence was a kind of One Direction Glamour act. They have been called ‘The new Monkies’ and we think if the Monkies took their kit off they would be the Dream Idols.
This unique blend not only got them a sponsorship deal with Boyle Bingo, but it also brought them to the attention of Lionsgate. Who looking to promote their new film ‘Magic Mike’ saw the opportunity the Dream Idols presented to drum up some great PR.
The Dream Idols took the Magic Mike Premier by storm with all the celebrities seeing them as a way of garnishing some more column inches.
Before Magic Mike Premiere The Dream Idols appeared on This Morning with Channing Tatum.
Press and celebrities flock around the Dream Idols at the Magic Mike Premiere
Dream Idols bring the house down at the Magic Mike premiere with a live performance
Many would of thought at this point, that the steam would surely run out of the Dream Idol train and they would disappear into relative obscurity as many of these types of acts do, Or at least settle down a bit. That however proved to be far from the truth. With Magic Mike secured (and Lionsgate so impressed with their attraction and appeal to the public that they immediately wrapped them up for the DVD Launch) They continued to move from strength to strength. Knocking on their door was Dance Nation TV who brought the boys in to introduce their more raunchy videos to the world.
Perhaps it Was their mega Sexy version of Call on Me by Eric Prydz with the original star Deanne Berry that gave the media an idea of just what these boys could do. One thing was obvious from the moment that video hit Youtube everyone could see this was a slightly different cup of tea to all that had gone before.
A few people in our office think the Dream Idols version of Call on Me is better than the original. Watch for yourself and make up your own mind. Sexy is an understatement.
The boys now well known and loved by all areas of the UK media went on to exploit their popularity for a good cause by raising money for charity at a celebrity football match with Hollywood Hunk Tamar Hassan and many other celebrities. Once again breaking the mold the boys proved they could appeal not just to screaming girls but to young male fans as well.
As the Dream Idols continued to grow so did their fanbase. An army of mostly women whom have come to be known as Idolets. Firstly they packed into Aura in Mayfair selling out every show. Their fans hail from all over the world too.
The massive demand for the boys became so much another London venue needed to be found. Not just any venue but a British clubbing brand famous all over the world. PACHA is up there with Ministry of Sound as a British and global Clubbling Brand and they saw the potential of the Dream Idols right away. Three times the size of Aura many wondered if the Dream Idols would be able to sell out this big venue. No problem. The Dream Idols have consistently sold out Pacha in London almost from day one.
The Dream Idols Live Experience at Pacha London is fast becoming legendary with an atmosphere that has to be seen to be believed. Their unique show engages their audience and it’s like one huge house party!
Even with their hectic live commitments the boys still find time to do many other things and with the demand from celebrities and brands they find themselves always in the public eye. During 2012 they also found the time to make another video too. Their take on Call Me Maybe highlighted why they have been called the New Monkies:
Meanwhile, Week after Week they continue to sell out venues in the West End.
The Dream Idols continue to capture column inches. Articles with Kerry Katona and James Ingham in National magazines and newspapers highlighting their popularity with the British public:
There seems to be no sign that the boys popularity is fading. In fact it is the opposite. Their fame is growing not just in the UK but overseas in France, USA and even Asia. Celebrities can be found at their shows and rumor has it they will be gracing our TV screens in 2013 on a regular basis. Chinese star Ayi Jihu has also reportedly worked with Dream Idol Ollie on her knew promo video due for release in Feb 2013.
The Future looks incredibly bright for the Dream Idols Tommy, Billy, Lorenz, Ollie and Lewis. All of the lads have their own unique charm and appeal to the fans. 2013 Will see the boys move up a notch with a brand new show and set as they look to solidify their position in the West End and move out across the world. They have already gone places no Male Glamour act have gone before. Could they go one step further and become mainstream? If Anyone can do it The Dream Idols surely can.
Bari Bacco is surely a genius but we wonder if even he saw all of this happening with the Dream Idols.
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