In the past couple of weeks Jordi Webber has gone from an acting student to a recording artist who has been busy recording songs and preparing for a national tour as one of six members of the boy band Titanium Musik.
The Rotorua 18-year-old was selected as one of six members of Titanium Musik - New Zealand's first boy band - after making it through an intense week in a boot camp in Auckland late last month. Since then everything has been full on for the soon-to-be-famous teen.
He and his band mates have been recording their first single Come on Home, which was written by Kiwi R&B; star and songwriter Vince Harder and being revealed on The Edge around 7am on Friday, making a music video, rehearsing and also preparing to do a mini promo tour and a national tour with his band. The tour, which is expected to take place during the next school holidays, will also come to Rotorua. He said they'll be travelling around in a double-decker bus, which Jordi was excited about.
Jordi described their first single as a "summery pop" with a hint of acoustic and a New Zealand feel.
He said he had been blown away by the experiences he's had with his band including working with key people in the music industry and "recording a song or singing in an actual music studio".
"It's something that I didn't even expect that I'd be doing.
"It's still a bit unreal. It's all happened so quickly."
But it's not over yet. This week and next, Jordi and his band, which also includes Whakatane teenager Zac Taylor, will record more songs for a yet-to-be-released EP.
He was able to return to Rotorua for a brief visit at the weekend to spend time with friends and family as well as visiting Glenholme Primary School to talk to the pupils about his experiences.
You'll also be able to catch Jordi and Titanium Musik on Good Morning on September 10 and The Edge marketing manager Emily Hancox expected their Come on Home music video to be released by the end of the week. Come on Home will be available for download on iTunes.