Three lads from the north of England who have risen from the depths of obscurity to pop superstardom are gaining popularity in Hong Kong. Rising stars 911 have set the standard for British pop from their debut album The Journey to a string of chart-topping singles such as Bodyshakin, Party People Friday Night and Don't Make Me Wait. The trio, lead singer Lee Brennan, 23, singers and dancers Jimmy Constable, 25, and Spike Dawbarn, 24, were in Hong Kong to kick off the Southeast Asian leg of their world tour. Besides promotional work on their third visit to the SAR, they were also seeking inspiration for their next album to be released next year. 'We are now working on a party remix of songs from the '70s for this Christmas. They are songs from singers we grew up with, the Bee Gees, Michael Jackson and George Michael. There are also medleys and ballads that coincide with Christmas time,' Brennan said. Since 911 was formed in 1995, they had been dreaming of a world tour. They visited Spain, France, Germany, Switzerland and Norway before heading for Southeast Asia. After three days in Hong Kong, the trio were travelling to the Philippines, Shanghai, Taiwan, Malaysia and Thailand. 'We hoped to see something different in Hong Kong this time. Hong Kong is a nice and interesting place. People are very busy and the pace of life is fast,' Constable said. The trio also hoped to take time off to visit a local fan. 'It's something unique, something we are really excited about. It is the first time we have a chance to really get to know Hong Kong people and establish close links with our fans,' Dawbarn said. Constable grew up hoping to play football for Liverpool, but eventually his love of music proved to be greater. He draws his musical influence from Michael Jackson and Bobby Brown. 'My worst faults are that I can be too organised and I like winding people up, but I'm also a bit mad and into a good laugh,' he said. Apart from his love of football, Manchester-born Dawbarn likes nothing more than watching TV comedy favourites and playing on his Playstation, which goes everywhere with him. The two first met at a show called Hit man and her in 1991. Brennan joined them later and thus the group was formed. Brennan said Wet Wet Wet, George Michael and Take That were his heroes and confessed to harbouring a longing to work with the Bee Gees. In 1996, the band's first two releases, Night to Remember and Love Sensation, hit the British top 40, making the big record labels sit up and take notice of them. Greater success followed as they surged into the top 10 with Don't Make Me Wait. And they haven't looked back since.