If you’re of a certain age, then you wouldn’t have been able to do anything or go anywhere in this country without hearing the cheesetastic pop styling’s of S Club 7.
Formed in 1998, the group quickly rose to fame by starring in their own BBC series Miami 7. In their five years together, S Club 7 had four UK number-one singles, one UK number-one album, and a string of hits throughout Europe, including a top-ten single in the United States, Asia, Latin America and Africa. They recorded four studio albums, released 11 singles and went on to sell over 10 million albums worldwide.
For kids these days, the songs of S Club 7 act as the chorus to the faded snapshot memories of early life – and as such are greeted with that warm glow of nostalgia – the sort that looks past how desperately corny they were and embraces that with all the vigour in the world.
They had a good run while it lasted, a very good run. When they reformed in 2014, they looked to hop back on board the gravy train and pick up where they left off, and they did just that with their sold-out Bring It All Back 2015 tour.
Since then however, the seven singers have again gone their separate ways. What are they up to now? What were they up to in decade of pre-reunion years? Let’s take a look!
- Rachel Stevens
Starting off with the most recognisable and, where music is concerned, the most successful of the group, Rachel Stevens was a part of the furniture in the days of early-2000s UK telly. As the only member of the group to have any significant solo success, Stevens was offered a six-figure solo record deal, and immediately impressed with her debut single ‘Sweet Dreams My LA Ex’. The Londoner then followed that up as she scored further hits with ‘Some Girls’ and ‘More More More’, but her second record, entitled Come and Get It, failed to match the chart success of debut effort Funky Dory and despite numerous rumours, public goodwill and an outing on Strictly Come Dancing, she hasn’t released a proper record since 2005. Having been voted as FHM’s sexiest woman of all time in 2014, Stevens has been popping up hither and yon on our TV screens since the reunion, with her most recent appearances coming as a coach on The Voice of Ireland.