This week at the Becker: Speaker Junkies

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Orange County-based electro band Speaker Junkies brought the club scene to broad daylight on April 28 at the latest Becker Amphitheatre Wednesday concert.
“It was amazing playing here at Cal State Fullerton,” said keytarist “Tekno” Tom Nyguen. “It’s awesome to play on a stage that many big bands have played on like No Doubt, Sublime, Save Ferris, so it’s an honor to be on the same stage that they have graced upon.”
It was a beautiful day for the the Speaker Junkies as they took the stage. The clouds parted and the sun beat down upon them and the audience, who gathered watch.
“It was good to play in front of the students,” “Tekno” Tom said.
Vocalist Summer Daniels admited that they are used to playing the club scene with crazy lights, not out in a courtyard while people are eating their lunches.
“Normally we vibe off of the energy of the people dancing on the floor, but today was different, but we still had a lot of fun,” “Tekno” Tom said.
Speaker Junkies brought electro music to Becker Amphitheatre and gave the students in ear shot, and those who came to watch, a different kind of music to listen to from noon to 1 p.m.
“We normally play at clubs or raves for about 15 minutes to a half hour,” Daniels said. “It was good to play a full hour.”
The band has played with bands like LMFAO and even opened for Snoop Dog at the Anaheim House of Blues a few months ago.
“In 10 years, I want to be number one on the charts and having Lady Gaga opening for us,” Daniels joked.
The Speaker Junkies were happy to play at CSUF because they feel that college students spread band names virally, so what better way to get the word out about their band.
“It was a good demographic to get to because a lot of people probably don’t go to clubs,” “Tempo” Duy Nyguen said.
The Speaker Junkies’ song “Losing Control” has been featured on 102.7 KIIS FM, and has been named number one on the MySpace Music electro charts.
At the end of May, the Speaker Junkies go on tour to Asia for two to three weeks, then Texas, Sweden, Spain and Russia.
“Trying to get everything coordinated, so hopefully everything will work out at the end of this year,” “Tekno” Tom said.

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