The Sunday Mirror reports Sophie Ellis Bextor is free and single again after splitting from her boyfriend Andy Boyd after a 6-year romance. “They would argue all the time. But the break-up has come at a particularly bad time,” a friend revealed. “Sophie is releasing a new single and there’s a new album on its way. They hope to stay friends – and need to talk about whether Andy will remain her manager.”
Mystery Man Walks Sophie Ellis-Bextor To Recording Studio
July 22, 2003 – Sophie met up with a gentleman for a pub lunch near Portobello Road on Saturday (July 19), who then escorted the singer to a nearby recording studio and left.
Sophie Ellis-Bextor Ditching Disco
June 7, 2003 – Contributed by BeccaUK:
Sophie scored major UK hits with upbeat tracks like ‘Take Me Home’ and ‘Murder On The Dancefloor’. Now though, the sound that made Sophie a star could be over, according to Sky News, the singer plans to move away from the disco vibe that brought her fame. She told a source: “I would like to return to my indie roots. As much as I love disco I also like playing live and creating a song.” But fans need not be too upset – Sophie’s record label won’t be letting her stray too far. After all, her debut album ‘Read My Lips’ – which was pure pop – sold over a million copies across Europe.
Sophie Ellis Bextor To Release DVD
January 29, 2003 – Ananova reports Sophie is to release a DVD featuring material taken at her home as well as live concert footage. ‘Watch My Lips’ is out next month and includes a concert at London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire last year.
Sophie Ellis Bextor Critical Of Pop Reality Shows
December 17, 2002 – WENN reports Sophie is lashing out at reality music shows such as ‘Pop Stars: The Rivals’, which has created a girl band and boy band to fight for this year’s Christmas number one. “It’s arrogance to say, ‘We’re going to let the girl and boy bands battle it out’. Choosing stars by voting is an abuse of talents,” Sophie said. “The things that are great about stars are their flaws, the things that make them different. Look at Michael Jackson or Madonna. Now it’s becoming too homogenized.”
Sophie Ellis Bextor Gives Private Radio Winners Show
December 13, 2002 – Trevor Ward of The Scottish Daily Record reviewed the Sophie show at Airth Castle Hotel in Stirlingshire. Ward gushed, “With her famous feline eyes, complete with blue shadow to complete the ‘seventies showgirl’ look, and razor-sharp cheekbones, she looked impossibly beautiful. Not until she smiled as coyly as a schoolgirl at her guitarist halfway through the first song could we sigh with relief – she was a mere human after all.”
Sophie Ellis Bextor Reportedly Engaged
December 10, 2002 – The Mirror reports Sophie is reportedly engaged to her boyfriend of six years, Andy Boyd. Sophie was watching Andy and his band The Shaves on stage when he claimed there was one song he couldn’t sing at London’s 12 Bar club the other night. “The lyrics contain a line about my wife stripping in the Rose and Crown,” he said, “but I can’t say that in front of my future mother-in-law.”
Sophie Ellis Bextor Doesn’t Plan To Spend Much Time In U.S.
November 22, 2002 – While Sophie has found some success in America, she has no intention of spending much time there. The Mirror reports the 23-year-old saying, “I’ve no desire to spend a massive chunk of my time touring the States. It’s nice to visit but the more time I spend there the more I realize I’m very European. I’m doing well in lots of other countries so I’m afraid America is just going to have to get to the back of the queue.”