Mark Read, Ben Adams and Christian Ingebrigtsen of a1 made a special announcement regarding their upcoming UK Gig at the o2 Academy in Islington, London on Halloween night (October 31). “Seeing to as it’s Halloween, if you dress up, you get a free, signed photo, wow,” Ben said. Watch the message below.
a1 just released ‘Waiting For Daylight’ in Norway, their first studio album in 8 years. Watch a video, featuring snippets of songs on the record, via YouTube below.
The Sun reports former A1 star Ben Adams is set to launch a solo career, signing a six figure deal with BMG that will see him release new material later this year. “Ben has proved to be the exception to the rule,” BMG talent scout Paul Lisberg said. “He came from a boy band but writes all his own material. It’s extremely artistic.”
BBC Newsround reports A1 star Paul Marazzi has quit the band. Paul said, “After a lot of thought and deliberation I have made the difficult choice to leave the band due to personal reasons. I have had a brilliant five years with A1 and would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has been part of the whole A1 experience, everyone at Sony, but most of all our amazing fans. I would like to wish Christian, Ben and Mark all the best of luck in the future.” Read more.
Four member Brit-Norwegian band is back with a bang! Their third album, titled ‘Make It Good’ is packed with songs they’ve written themselves and played instruments with.
Unlike the sounds from Westlife to Nsync, a1’s music are in ‘the middle of the road’. Just what people have been waiting for – Nothing too rockish, nothing to poppish.
Hit single “Caught In The Middle” proves that. Check out the different genres of songs from the latest album like “When I’m Missin You” , “Isnt It Cheap” , and “Make It Thru The Night”. Enjoy!
Added: August 21st 2002
Popbitch.com reports Paul Marazzi of a1 is currently checked in at a Melbourne hotel under the name Mr V Gina.
WireImage.com has photos of Backstreet Boys star Nick Carter, 3SL, A1, and Atomic Kitten at the premiere of ‘Star Wars Episode II – Attack of the Clones’ in London on Tuesday. Check out pictures from the Odeon Leicester premiere here.
WireImage.com has photos of Blue, A1, Dido, and Kylie Minogue backstage at The Capital Radio Awards in London on Wednesday where all showed off their awards. Check out the pictures here.
Blue Chats With Channel V
February 23, 2002 – Channel V has a 20 minute clip with the guys from Blue asking them several questions including their worst job before the band, the story behind the band’s name, the boy band label, the story behind ‘All Rise’, what they’re thinking about when singing, and more. The clip has since been removed.
Video Clips From Brit Awards
February 21, 2002 – Radio 1 has several video clips from the Brit Awards Wednesday night including chats with Newcomer winners Blue, double winner Dido, and Nicky and Kian from Westlife. Blue said of their win, “We were just saying that we were in such a hard category, with So Solid and Misteeq, that it’s great to actually win something so big – we’ve got to thank all the Radio 1 listeners.” The videos have since been removed.
Blue’s Duncan ‘Dunk’ James Comments On Brit Awards
February 10, 2002 – Duncan ‘Dunk’ James of Blue spoke with Radio 1 about the group’s nominations in this year’s Brit Awards. Duncan said, “First of all, to be put forward for a Brit is a truly amazing thing. But then to find out that we’ve got TWO nominations after being in the public eye for just 10 months is a dream come true! Were all very happy and looking forward to the night.”
Blue’s Duncan Talks Brit Award Nominations
January 26, 2002 – Blue’s Duncan ‘Dunk’ James talked with Radio 1 to share his feelings on getting a Best British Newcomer nomination. Duncan admits, “First of all, to be put forward for a Brit is a truly amazing thing. But then to find out that we’ve got TWO nominations after being in the public eye for just 10 months is a dream come true! Were all very happy and looking forward to the night.”
Blue To Do Promo Tour In Malaysia
January 22, 2002 – Blue will be in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on January 30 and 31 to celebrate the Gold Award that they will receive from EMI Malaysia for getting more than 15,000 copies of sales in the first month of the release of their debut album All Rise. The guys will be interviewed by several radio stations in KL, including Hitz.FM for their Late Night Show, which will be simulcast live at 10 AM EST on January 30.
Top Of The Pops magazine spoke with a1’s Ben Adams and Christian Ingebrigtsen about who they’d most like to snuggle up to on a cold winter night. Ben said, “I’m about to get a dog so I think I’ll be snuggling up with that at Christmas! It’s a miniature long-haired Dachshund. The great thing about it is that you don’t have to walk it much because its legs are so short!” As for Christian, he explains, “I’d like to have a proper girlfriend to snuggle up to. Hopefully this Christmas I’ll have that. I’m always hoping and time is running out now!”
Smash Hits responded to reports earlier this month from News of the World stating members of Westlife being furious that a1’s Ben Adams won the Most Fanciable Male award when it reportedly had already been promised to Westlife’s Shane Filan.