Meet Mak, Shardyn and Tayzin from X-Factor phenomenon Brothers 3… The last year for the boys has been a whirlwind.
Before all of this began, the three Fahey-Leigh boys, who had all left high school early to study at university, split their time between the family home in Mudgee, and Sydney to study.
On top of this, the boys, all avid performers and creators, fulfilled hectic touring schedules around the state, winning country music awards as they went, attending class and completing assignments (two of the boys are studying music at AMPA), and maintained active social lives.
Life was busy enough.
And then, almost on a whim, the boys decided to enter the X Factor – Australia. With their breathtaking harmonies, obvious brotherly cohesion and impossible-not-to-like personalities, the boys, from the start, were a hit.
Since then, they’ve performed with Guy Sebastian, met Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift, and were personally coached by Dannii Minogue. They’ve toured with Harrison Craig, and been featured in The Daily Telegraph, on Nova96.9 and on national breakfast television show, Sunrise. After consistent brilliant performances on X Factor, Brothers 3 made it through to the Grand Final of the show, and finished up third in the competition, behind winner Marlisa, and Dean Ray.
So who are the boys behind the music?
First, there’s Makirum – or Mak, as he is almost universally known. Mak, 16, the youngest of the three is loud, bubbly and the jokester of the family. Quick-witted and cheeky, Mak does most of the talking.
Second youngest is Tayzin. Tayzin is also an affable joker, and, with his messy mop of dark hair, cops a reasonable amount of friendly banter from the other two for being a little on the goofy side.
Finally, the oldest of the three is Shardyn. Shardyn, 18, is the thinker of the brothers, and shares lead-singing duties with Mak.
Mak and Shardyn are studying Contemporary Music Performance at the Academy of Music and Performing Arts (AMPA), and Tayzin has just finished a Film & TV degree.
The video for Brothers 3 latest single, “The Lucky Ones”, outcharted Taylor Swift’s ‘Shake it Off’ in late 2014.
The Lucky Ones, according to the boys: “it’s a happy, feel-good kinda song”. To check it out now for yourself, click here: http://bit.ly/Brothers3
So what’s next for the boys?
After an extensive tour of NSW over the summer, Mak and Shardyn have gone back to AMPA to finish their music degrees. Brothers 3 are continuing to write, tour and record. Stay tuned to ampa.edu.au and Facebook.com/TheAMPA and we’ll keep you posted.
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