Brandon is from Wakefield, England. Brandon discovered YouNow while on Sam Peppers facebook. Brandon soon started to broadcast on the site. What Brandon loves about YouNow is how easy it is to interact with the audience. Brandon also has a passion and says it is a big part of his life.
Outside of YouNow Brandon practices a martial art called Aikido which Brandon says he has been doing for 8 years. Brandon wants to let all of his fans know that YouNow has changed his life and that he is dedicated to the site. Brandon is also planning a 24 or 48 hour broadcast for charity in the near future. In the meantime if you want to keep up with Brandon check out these links:
On the 25th February I hosted a meet up sponsored by YouNow. It was the first time I’d ever seen anyone from YouNow in person, so I was slightly apprehensive to say the least, but this apprehension was soon put to rest and an excellent day ensued.
I was forced to wake up at 8am and then hopped on the train at 10 to be in Birmingham by 12. Funnily enough, I was one of the last to arrive to my own meet up. Corey-Jake Middleton, who ran up to me to receive a hug, closely followed by the others, greeted me warmly.
We waited around for 30 minutes for more people to come along, then we moved on to the fun times. We weaved through crowds and managed to find ourselves right outside the Apple store! We all piled in at speed, with the intention of broadcasting live in the Apple store. Sadly this didn’t happen, for some reason YouNow wouldn’t load, and to top it off, we were kindly “asked to leave”.
We weren’t about to let this stop us! As soon we were outside Corey opened up the app on his iPad and started to broadcast, but yet again we were let down, this time by the appalling 3G signal.
By this time we were all starving, so we decided that Nandos was definitely the place to be. Marina Joyce decided to try to get Danny Tee to eat the hottest sauce they had. Danny stepped up to the plate, and just easily conquered his challenge with ease. We stayed in Nandos for a good length of time, just talking with each other around a huge round table.
After lunch Lauren Berry and Brandon Murphy went into an underwear shop, where they proceeded to have more fun, eventually resulting in them being asked to leave, whilst the rest of us made our way to Selfridges – a huge department store, but on the way Corey found a friendly looking man to take a group picture of us. When we got to Selfridges we decided to play a big game of hide and seek on all four floors of this humungous department store, but Robert Kinbrum and I (the seekers) soon found out that this was a leviathan task. So we then decided to narrow it down to just the bottom floor, which was still huge.
This time it was Abigail Green’s time to find everyone, along with Ellis Marriott. Of course Robert and I were the first to be found, so we decided to help out and find the others, but this was easier said than done. Corey and Lauren Berry, and Brandon Murphy and Marina Joyce had both hidden in the elevator and gone up to the second floor, the dirty cheats! Instant disqualification! Hannah Newnham and Morgan Murphy won the round of hide and seek, so they both won t-shirts.
To make things more interesting, we decided to step up the game, I promised to give away a hoodie of mine, so Robert and I hid and waited for someone to find us. Hannah Newnham was the first to find us, and therefore won the hoodie.
After a long and exciting day it was time for me to head home, so I said goodbye at the train station, got on my train and set off home with Brandon Murphy chasing after the train calling my name.
Thank you to everyone who came. It was an amazing day, enjoyed by all. I hope to see everyone soon!
Piers Roberts, Faithful YouNow user :) …(that’s me in the center with the YouNow t-shirt)
Cody-Ann did a grand job in keeping the broadcasters ready to perform as well as keeping the YouNow audience captivated with the show.
As the show peaked; Voodoo Shilton with his extraordinary talents, Matt Fiebig with his thought-provoking lyrics and Sonya Jevette who performed awesome time and time again stood out amongst the broadcasters and gave it their all in the competition. In the end however Voodoo had the magical touch and the YouNow judges declared him the winner. Voodoo took home the top prize of $100.
Congratulations to Voodoo as well as to all the broadcasters who performed on the Musical Challenge! We would also like to give a big thank you and shoutout to our host Cody-Ann.
Make sure and tune in next week for another entertaining episode of The Musical Challenge!