Three apple-cheeked siblings with small-town roots, pop-rock dreams, and a jaunty two-syllable surname? Familias Jonas and Hanson, meet your latest Band of Brothers inductees: Burnham, the Vermont-bred trio slated to open the second leg (Sept. 14-Dec. 23) of tween dream Justin Bieber’s North American My World tour.
Like the brothers Jonai, Burnham is fronted by its youngest member, 14-year-old Forrest (guitarist Alex is 18, bassist and keyboardist Andre, 16); and like Oklahoma’s Hanson, the boys’ sound is unabashedly MMM-boppy. They’ve also garnered a host of big names for production on their fall debut, including OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder, Good Charlotte’s Benji Madden, and Rihanna collaborator Brian Kennedy (he also co-wrote Chris Brown’s “Forever”).
Will they capture the rapturous attentions of the Bieber be-fevered girl nation? Judge first single “Catch Me If You Can,” :