Nurtured by fellow star Ronan Keating, Shane, Nicky, Mark and Kian make up the Irish boy band with the squeakiest of clean images and the mightiest string of number ones. In 2011, after 14 years, 26 top ten hits (including 14 number one singles), 11 top five albums - 7 of which hit the top spot and collectively sold over 44 million copies around the world - 10 sell out tours and countless memories, the boys announced that they would be separating following their 2012 farewell tour. However, in 2018 the foursome announced they were reuniting with new music and a tour planned. As of 2018 Westlife had sold over 55 million records worldwide, and are the only band to have their first 7 singles enter the UK chart at No.1. They also have the most singles of any artist to debut at No.1 in the UK. Overall the band have had an incredible 14 No.1 singles, behind only Elvis Presley and The Beatles. They have had 33 No.1 albums worldwide. As a live act Westlife have sold 5 million concert tickets worldwide. They still hold the record for the most shows played at The SSE Arena, Wembley - 28. They sold out Croke Park Stadium in a record breaking 5 minutes. They also hold the record for the most shows played at The SSE Arena, Belfast by any band - 50.
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Take That member and now a DJ with a growing reputation.
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One of the biggest girl bands of the 1990s, All Saints - Natalie and Nicole Appleton, Melanie Blatt and Shaznay Lewis- became one of the most symbolic British pop groups of the 1990s with 12 million record sales, five number one singles, two multi-platinum albums and two Brit awards. Their debut album, ‘All Saints’ went 5x platinum and produced 3 number-one singles, including the double BRIT award-winning ‘Never Ever’ that ended up selling over 1.2 million copies. The album also spawned the No 1 singles ‘Under the Bridge / Lady Marmalade’ & ‘Bootie Call’. Their second album, ‘Saints & Sinners ‘ (2000), also yielded two number 1’s, the Ivor Novello award winning ‘Pure Shores’, written by Shaznay Lewis and William Orbit (who also produced the song), for the soundtrack of the film The Beach (starring Leonardo DiCaprio) and ‘Black Coffee’. In 2006 they reformed for a short time, scoring a No 3 hit with 'Rock Steady', then after a 10-year hiatus, the girls returned in 2016 with new material.
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Sophie Ellis Bextor
Former indie chick with 'theaudience' who has reinvented herself to become a stylish, classy and successful disco diva turned Strictly Come Dancing contestant. Her recent work has taken on a new direction, with a Kate Bush/Tori Amos influence, and material co-written by pianist and singer-songwriter Ed Harcourt.
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Scouting For Girls
Best of friends from an early age Roy, Greg and Pete toiled for years being in a band and building their fanatical fan club the Wolfcubs. The band were signed by Epic in 2007 and success happened quickly. Over the course of three sparkling, life-affirming, Top 10 albums Scouting For Girls have also made the journey from playing pubs in Harrow and Ruislip to headlining Wembley Arena. This, then, is the tale of three friends who followed their dream, seduced a nation with a repertoire full of infectious melodies, catchy tunes and toe-tapping beats, and sold two million records along the way.
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York Sports Club
- Clifton Park
- Shipton Road
- YO30 5RE