One Direction tribute band making money touring as 1D: 'It's mental. There are girls crying, wanting you to sign their skin'

When it comes to One Direction, there are plenty of lookalikes out there. That said, probably none that could look or sound any less like the originals than the aptly named One Direction Tribute Band. Not that that matters in any shape or form as they're still making money doing apppearances as 1D and have even got their own share of hysterical fans.

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It's probably important to point out that the lads aren't billing themselves as lookalikes, but as a tribute band. Probably lucky as they couldn't look any less like the originals despite the fact they perform the 1D lads' hits at gigs up and down the country.

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"I think the best way to describe it is to say it’s like being in a flash mob," David, who is the 'Niall' of the band, told the Daily Star. "There’s all this greatness and craziness when you’re on stage and then as soon as you’ve done the meet and greet afterwards - everything goes back to normal.

Getting quite philsophical about his role as a pretend member of 1D, he added: "It’s like you’re famous for a little while and you get the buzz of being on stage - but none of the stresses and pressure - you can just walk down the street like a normal guy.’

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"The reaction of people when we perform is crazy," Aaron (aka Liam v.2.0) said. "It’s mental - when there are girls crying, they want you to touch their hands and sign their skin - it's a really surreal experience."

From the way that they are failing to light up our world to the way they flick their hair making us feel fairly underwhelmed, we're quite impressed that they're pulling this off. That said, they do sound lovely so have a watch and enjoy anyway:

Gonna be honest - they don't sound much like 1D either.

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