“A Great Big World”

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Earlier this year, “A Great Big World” was just another musical group trying to get their voices heard.  Fast-forward to July 2013, the pair of singer-songwriters have reached the Billboard Mainstream Top 40 Chart, signed a contract with Epic Records and announced a tour to coincide with the release of their first EP…and all thanks to one word – persistence.  Five years ago, the dynamic duo put together a song they called “This is the New Year.”  After tireless efforts to get recognition for their work, the unique song fell into just the right hands and was performed on national television by the cast of the hit musical show Glee.

Now, from Glee to Eye Opener, Mike Adam catches up with Ian Axel and Chad Vaccarino at World Cafe Live in this week’s Music Beat.  The thankful music artists talk about the whirlwind of a ride they’ve been on these past few months and what direction their compass is pointing in now!

Tune into Eye Opener every Friday from 6am to 8 am for your weekly Music Beat. Q102′s Mike Adam gets exclusive interviews with awesome upcoming musical talent such as Little MixSara Bareilles, Andy Grammer and many more!  You can watch Eye Opener….a different kind of Morning Show, weekdays on PHL17 and you can follow us on Facebook and Twitter @EyeOpenerPhilly.