Older, wiser, stronger; 14 years together and 16 million albums sold worldwide, the future has never looked brighter for Blue, one of Britain’s most successful pop groups. Lee Ryan, Antony Costa, Duncan James and Simon Webbe catapulted to fame in 2001 with their Top 5 single All Rise. The affable quartet quickly ascended to the top of the charts with three #1 albums, scored highly-respectable collaborations with Elton John and Stevie Wonder, and even represented the UK in 2011 at the Eurovision Song Contest.
The lads, who are now doting fathers, have grown up before our eyes and their bond has only strengthened over time. The tabloids have followed their every step from chart-topping highs to personal lows. Say what you will about Blue, but no matter how many times they’ve been knocked down, they always come back stronger. They are the best of friends and with over a decade in the music industry, the boys know the game and how to play it well.
Simon has been thrilling viewers on the last season of Strictly Come Dancing, Lee has made a well-publicised appearance on Celebrity Big Brother, Duncan has competed on Dancing On Ice, and Antony has taken tentative steps into the soap opera world, starring in Holby City. However, despite each member diving into solo projects in TV and stage, music has never been far from their hearts. In 2013 alone, Blue played over 170 shows and events, in more than 21 countries – and the next 12 months is set to be even bigger.
2015 saw Blue hitting the screens as they launched their new ITV show, ‘Blue Go Mad In Ibiza’. The reality series followed the trials and tribulations of Blue as they attempted to run a bar in Ibiza, whilst things consistently went wrong leaving them with daily challenges to face and sparking a new genre: Prankality TV.
Blue’s last album in 2013, Roulette, saw them collaborate with Grammy-winning producer RedOne, who has crafted global hits for Lady Gaga and Nicki Minaj. The new album Colours has reignited the band’s signature style of soaring emotional ballads and energetic pop productions. Having teamed up with renowned UK producer Brian Rawling the album was originally set to be an album of covers, instead the songwriting skills of the boys and lure of the studio was too much and the album morphed into the Colours we know today.
Touring the album in March/April 2015 across the UK to great acclaim on the sold out Colours of Blue Tour. The road has just begun as the album is launched across the globe with tours to follow. The band is well and truly back where they belong; Back in the spotlight and ready to embark on their newest musical chapter. All Rise for one of Britain’s most talked-about boy bands.
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Listen to Blue‘s hit single, One Love, here: