By Lisa Dunn
“We are very fortunate! There was a gap in the market for us at the time. New Kids had just split up. It was perfect for us.”
“That was the song that did it for us, it’s a blessing. When anyone asks what it means I say ‘no idea!’, but it just works. It’s a timeless song. It’s always the last song of the show; all our fans know that song. We’re very proud of it, it’s done so many things for us and it’s kept us going.”
“Wow I didn’t know that! It’s like my birthday, well Happy Birthday to me! It’s awesome. We loved Take That, Westlife and Blue. When Take That spilt up, it was the perfect timing for us. I was really excited when they got back together and especially for the Take That tour.”
“Really? I didn’t know all of this! That’s crazy. It was overwhelming times for pop. It just doesn’t happen...unless you sell like Lady gaga and sell for 99 cents online, it’s great marketing. I’ll never forget the phone call that said we’d sold one million albums in four days! I nearly fell out of my chair, it was crazy! The only act prior to that was Garth Brookes. Selling 160 million albums means we have sold ten million each year!”
“It’s incredible. It’s like an evolution. We just wanted to make great pop music and better ourselves.”
“I was a huge fan of New Kids, I have all their records. I loved the boys, the Jackson 5 and New Edition. To be onstage with these guys is amazing.
“People are always curious as to how it’s gonna work. Well we do separate stuff. Well do a set, then NKOTB will do theirs, then us etc, before we join together for the end of the show. There will be new stuff and duets in which Donnie and I will be collaborating.
“There’s gonna be a lot of testosterone and a lot of horny women during the show! We’re all gonna be on this amazing journey with hit after hit. We’re gonna have so much fun I promise you.”
“I have a special place in my heart for Westlife. I’m a big fan of the Irish accent! I also love Take That and Robbie is a great friend of mine after all the troubles we’ve been through.”