I Am Austin, aka drummer / singer Mitch and bassist Adam
Connah's Quay dance / rock duo David 'Mitch' Mitchell and Adam Hughes have just won a competition to support chart-topping indie rockers Noisettes on stage.
Meanwhile, they're winning fans from within the music business too.
Singer Mitch, who also plays the drums, and guitarist Adam are behind the band I Am Austin and, along with hundreds of other hopefuls, took up the Noisettes' challenge to compete for a place on their stage.
Now, the pair have just heard that they will be the support act at the Noisettes' sell-out gig at Manchester Ritz (20 October 2009).
Said a Noisettes' spokesman: "Just over a month ago Noisettes invited bands to support them on their forthcoming UK October tour. Hundreds of suggestions later, the band have chosen nearly all the winners. The choice was incredible and the talent difficult to choose between."
Needless to say, Mitch and Adam - who've only been working together for a year having both been with other bands - are over the moon and have been sharing the good news with fans on their website.
"It's amazing. We are lucky boyos," said the pair who have just recorded a new EP.
Among their fan base is Bethan Elfyn, presenter of
BBC Introducing in Wales
, on Radio One.
She says: "I Am Austin's dynamic duo have an energy, synergy, and fascinating quality to their music. It's surprising how much noise two people can make.
"I voted them through to play In the City last year, and they immediately impressed the rest of the professional panel of music industry professionals. I wish them well with this next step towards stardom!"
, from BBC Radio Wales blogged: "Sometimes those of us who don't make music forget that it's a costly and time-consuming business recording your tracks properly. Especially if you don't have access to snazzy computers, or monied up parents/patrons.
"So, it's taken far too long for I Am Austin to get into the studio to record successors to those outstanding demos of a couple of years ago. They're done it now, though. A whole EP's worth."