Titanium fan Tayla Anderson, of Dunedin, snuggles up to
band member Jordi Webber.
"OMG!" was all the hundreds of teary, red-faced young
fans could utter, so excited were they by the prospect of
meeting New Zealand boy band Titanium in Dunedin yesterday.
About 250 people, mostly girls aged between 10 and 15, queued
outside George St clothing store Hallensteins from 1pm to
have their posters, clothes and CDs signed by the band's six
Zac Taylor, Andrew Papas, Jordi Webber, Shaquille
Paranihi-Ngauma, Haydn Linsley and T.K. Paradza were chosen
from about 500 hopefuls who auditioned recently for the band.
Put together by The Edge radio station, Titanium was in
Dunedin to perform at Otago Boys' High School as part of a
nationwide promotional tour.
Female fans cried, others shook with excitement and some
rejoined the queue in an effort to meet the singers a second
Almost every fan pulled a camera phone from their pocket and
asked Titanium members to pose for photographs, which they
There were too many hugs to count.
Dunedin 14-year-old Tayla Anderson started crying while
waiting in line to have a poster signed.
Overcome with emotion, she said all the band members had
"amazing" voices but Zac was her favourite.
"It's so great there is a Kiwi band like this," she said.
Titanium's first single, Come on Home, debuted at No 1
on the official New Zealand singles chart on September 17.
The band performed its second single, Sky, at last night's
Titanium is based in Auckland, but the members hail from
Whakatane, Auckland, Rotorua, Hamilton, Palmerston North and