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Geri goes for Steve's Magneticism

PUBLISHED: 11:51 27 October 2001 | UPDATED: 10:45 03 March 2010

FORMER Ipswich School pupil Steve Trowell, a member of the six piece a cappella group The Magnets, is set to share the stage with Geri Halliwell tonight.

FORMER Ipswich School pupil Steve Trowell, a member of the six piece a cappella group The Magnets, is set to share the stage with Geri Halliwell tonight.

He has been invited to perform a medley of songs at her concert at the G-A-Y night club in the Astoria Theatre in London's Charing Cross Road.

He admits that it's been a hectic few days preparing for the show.

"We only got the call to do the show last week and met Geri last Friday. We worked on arrangements over the weekend and it's been pretty intense ever since."

Contrary to reports which have described Miss Halliwell as "difficult to work with," Steve said she has been a delight.

"We approached working with her with an open mind and she's been lovely," he says, "She's been fantastic. And she's full of ideas for the show."

Geri will mainly be performing the show she took to Oman earlier this month, in an effort to cheer up the troops. The former Spice Girl dressed up in combat gear and received a massive reception.

The Magnets slot is an addition to the act and it turns out that Geri has been keen to work with the band after she spotted them on a television show last year. So when her musical director suggested the inclusion of an a cappella section to her show The Magnets were the natural choice.

"We'll be singing a medley of Spice Girls songs and Geri's solo material," said Steve, whose parents live in Rushmere.

"It's a fantastic opportunity for us. We're all really looking forward to it. I've not been to the club before but I'm told the atmosphere is incredible."

Geri has played the club before with the Spice Girls and was so enamoured of the experience, she wrote a track for her album, Scream If You Want To Go Faster, called GAY.

Geri's management have been so impressed by the boys, who shared the stage with Lisa Stansfield at the Regent Theatre in Ipswich, earlier this month, that they have agreed to represent them.

The boys are back in Suffolk for next Wednesday for to perform at the Children in Need concert at the Regent.

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