They formed deep in the Holme Valley.
Now, less than two years on, LewRey, have gained a name for themselves across the UK, for their head-turning urban and electronic sounds.
The project of Lewis Reynolds, 21, and Ian Walker, 20, the duo have racked up 260 gigs since they begun their act, and have appeared as support to stellar international acts.
They are now getting ready to release their new single, Somebody, at the start of what they hope will be an even brighter year.
It is all down to “sheer willpower”, according to Lewis, vocalist, keys and sax player.
“We did a lot of gigs to get our name out and it’s paid off because we’ve now got a profile.
“Since the beginning we’ve just had sheer willpower – we’re really determined to make a success of it .
“Being asked to take part in the Coffee Sessions (a touring gig project) last year really helped get ourselves known.
“We did 25 performances in university coffee shops around the country in 12 days throughout December and January in 2015.
“We were really lucky to do them because off the back of them we got loads of interest and more work through the session organisers.
“It led to us getting one of our big gigs at the Sage in Gateshead, where we went on before the Futureheads.
“From then we’ve gone on to get booked as support for artists like Example, Dizzee Rascal, Pendulum and Professor Green.
“At the start we had to do gigs for free to get our name out there but now we’re getting at least two enquiries a week instead of us having to contact venues any more.
“It’s now a full-time job for us and we are earning a decent living.”
Lewis spoke more about some of LewRey’s 2015 highlights.
“We got booked for Sheffield’s Tramlines festival, which was absolutely awesome.
“It was a surreal experience because we played in Sheffield Cathedral and thousands of people came in and just sat down to listen to us in silence.
“After that we played at Greenbelt Festival and Jamie Oliver’s Big Feastival in London both on one day, which was where we supported Dizzee and Example.
“We also played at Huddersfield University freshers’ week with Sigma and MistaJam.
“It’s just been great to play gigs like those because they have given us the opportunity to play in front of much larger audiences and build our presence.”
LewRey’s new single, Somebody, will be the second formal release by the pair, which will go on sale on January 11.
A launch party will be held at the Holmfirth Picturedrome on January 15, where they will be joined by dance celeb Tom Zanetti.
“It’s different from our EP because it’s got quite a soulful and RnB sound like Chris Brown. Tom will be playing with us because we covered one of his songs and he liked it so we hope that will bring more people in.”
With the single hoped to bring more opportunities, Lewis summed up his and Ian’s aims for 2016.
“The way things are going we hope to just keep on growing
“We’d love to achieve chart success and get some interest from management and a record label because at the moment we are two lads and a van.
“It can be hard work but we’re glad to have done everything the way we have.
“We’ve made a lot of mistakes but we’ve learnt from them in a way we wouldn’t have if we had had someone looking after us.”