Guest post by Entertainment reporter Mark Boardman for Unreality TV.
The Big Reunion returns to ITV2 this evening and tonight, the latest episode tells the stories of two girl groups Honeyz and B*Witched, who both had success with top-ten hits in the 1990s and early 2000s, as they reunite for a one-off concert at London’s Hammersmith Apollo
Check out our exclusive interview with Lindsay Armaou from B*Witched below….
Q. Are you enjoying the music business this time round?
It’s weird because we’re only dipping our toes back in the music business. we’re not fully in it in the sense off we’re not writing or releasing new material… not yet anyway (laughs), we’ll see if that happens.
It’s based on doing this one off ‘Big Reunion show’ and now we’ve obviously announced that there is going to be a tour in May so everything is focused on doing those shows, and that in its self has been really enjoyable.
Lindsay added “It’s been a huge challenge to get four people back together who haven’t worked together for 12 years, and in a relatively short space of time trying to get ourselves back to a level that we are happy to go back up on stage and perform.
Also off course there has been personal challenges as well in getting us back together and getting to a point where we can work together and enjoy the process.
All in all, it’s been a really positive thing and I am definitely enjoying it and i definitely intend to enjoy it but it hasn’t been easy along the way.
Q. With the upcoming tour, do you have any surprises for fans?
We haven’t really had a discussion about our tour show. The main focus has been on the show at the Hammersmith Apollo which is going to be televised by ITV2.
It’s only been in the last few days that the tour has become a reality so I’m imagining that after we get the 26th Feb (The Night of the show at London’s Hammersmith Apollo), done and dusted that we’ll sit down and have conversations about the tour and how we’re going to adapt the show to a big arena stage show.
Q. Your doing 14 dates which venue are you most looking forward to perform at?
That’s an interesting one….Yeah, we’re doing 14 dates. I feel bad picking one. I think Dublin great because it’s been 15 years since I lived in Dublin and I don’t get back there often to be honest. So for me to go back to Dublin in the context of going back to perform at the 02 there will be extremely exciting for me. I think that will be a really cool one.
I have to say that I am excited at playing the London 02 as well, you know cos it’s the London 02. It’s a big one, it’s going to be amazing and obviously all my friends (cos my life is in London now) so all my friends are over here so I’m gonna have loads of people that I know coming down-so it’s gonna be a really really exciting night I reckon. I’m looking forward to it.
Q. What was the last gig you went too?
The last gig that I went too…Beyonce two years ago- she was absolutly amazing. I’m sure I’ve been to something else since then, but yeah Beyonce, she was incredible.
Do you own any albums by any of the other artists performing on the tour?
I’m not sure if I still do but It could be in storage but I definitely bought 5ives’s album and I also have 911 albums.