Updated: Jul 29, 2020
25th April 2021 19:30
Its the "90's to the 00's" triple bill!!!
Shayne Ward shot to stardom in 2005 after winning season two of The X Factor. Proving immensely popular with both the judges and the general public, Shayne Ward achieved one of pop music’s most coveted accolades when his debut single ‘That’s My Goal’ made it to Christmas No. 1. The single also racked up over 313,000 sales on the day of its release, making it the third fastest-selling UK single of all time.
Like all X Factor winners, Ward won a recording contract with Simon Cowell’s Syco record label, and after several months in the recording studio he released his self-titled debut album. Like the single before it, the album went straight to No 1 on both the UK and the Irish album charts, achieving platinum status in the UK and an incredible four-times platinum in Ireland. The album’s singles ‘No Promises’ and ‘Stand by Me’ reached No 2 and No 4 on the UK singles charts respectively. Shayne Ward’s 2007 follow-up album, Breathless went five-times platinum in Ireland and scored consecutive Top 10 hits with ‘If That’s OK With You’ and ‘No U Hang Up’. Since then he's mastered the art of being a pop star, west end star and soap star.
His latest achievement is to re-record "Over the Rainbow" to raise money for NHS and front line workers, and to record the video at home during lockdown.
5ive enjoyed remarkable success worldwide, particularly in the UK, most of Europe, and Asia. They split up on 27 September 2001 after selling 20 million records worldwide.
In 2012, the 5ive announced that they were planning a reunion. The group have continued with only three members, but decided to keep the name, 5ive. Alongside Blue, 911, Atomic Kitten, B*witched, Honeyz and Liberty X, 5ive were featured in the ITV2 documentary series The Big Reunion, which began airing on 31 January 2013.
This was followed by a comeback performance at the Hammersmith Apollo on 26 February 2013 and an arena tour around the UK and Ireland in May, which was 5ive’s first ever tour without Brown. In November and December 2013, 5ive headlined their own tour, the 5ive Greatest Hits Tour.
Phats & Small
Best known for international hit single Turn Around, Phats and Small are a British dance music duo made up of Jason "Phats" Hayward and Russel Small.
Phats & Small stormed the music scene in 1998 with debut single Turn Around reaching number three in the UK Singles Chart before climbing to number two. Only a year later had they released their first album, Now Phats What I Small Music, a clever play on words combining their names with compilation series Now That's What I Call Music. Singer Ben Ofoedu sang on two tracks, Tonite and Feel Good.
1999 was a big year for Phats and Small as they became known for their remix of the Earth, Wind and Fire track, September and Simply Red's Ain't That a Lot of Love. Their singer Ben Ofoedu left the group so backing vocalist Tony Thompson was made the main vocalist and sang on most of the tracks in the second album. This Time Around was co-produced by Jimmy Gomez in 2001 and became their second album.
2005 saw them make a return with a brand new album and new vocalist Ryan Molloy, the album Soundtrack to Our Lives featured single Sun Comes Out which was sung by former vocalist Ofoedu and a new vocalist, Carrie Luer.
Now veterans of the scene with more than 20 years’ experience behind them, the pair have played sold out shows at top clubs all over the world including many of the world’s greatest from Cocoon in Frankfurt to Ministry Of Sound in London. Along the way they have teamed up with fellow big stars such as Fatboy Slim, Carl Cox, Todd Terry and Arthur Baker.
Now they are as important and influential as ever, and are signed to the Armada label founded by legendary EDM star Armin van Buuren.