Lapping up the limelight
GOLD Coast DJS Matt and Chris Stafford, AKA the Stafford Brothers ( pictured), never asked for a reality TV show. But now they’ve got one, they couldn’t imagine life without it.
The second season of the self- titled program began this month on FOX8 and the boys say they are now well adjusted to life as reality stars.
‘‘ I think in the first season you knew the cameras were there, whereas now you don’t even realise and you just go about your life,’’ Matt, 30, says.
The first season of the show, which aired last year, was filmed over just five weeks, whereas this series follows them for nine months.
It tracks them as they tour America, Canada, Asia, Europe and Australia; and as they work on trying to make a hit song.
It also sees the pair and their manager Joey open a new club on the Gold Coast and Matt’s girlfriend Brooke move from the Coast to Sydney for a new job and to kickstart her own DJ career.
Chris says the show really is a true reflection of the brothers and their lives.
‘‘ Basically what you see is what you get,’’ Chris says. ‘‘ It is a reality show and it’s our lives. We’re not hamming it up, we’re not acting. You’re catching us in the moment.
‘‘ We’re not hiding anything and I think that’s the good part – people seeing us for who we are.’’
That, however, can have its downsides, Chris admits.
‘‘ I find I laugh a lot and I go, ‘ Is that how I laugh?’ Or I’ll say something and I’ll go, ‘ God, I look like a dick’,’’ he laughs. ‘‘ But that’s just what I am and I can’t stop it.’’ In March, the pair will move to Los Angeles in the hope of conquering the DJ scene in the US.
If the show is renewed for a third season, it will mean filming it in the US, something the boys are very excited about.
However, unlike the Kardashian clan who are simply famous for being famous, the brothers insist music will always be their priority.
‘‘[ The show] helps with our performances, more people know us, more people come to the shows, but at the end of the day, Chris and I are DJS and this [ the reality series] is a real side thing for us,’’ Matt says. ‘‘ It’s definitely music and DJ first.’’