Search

Singing kittens set for Ipswich

PUBLISHED: 08:00 10 March 2002 | UPDATED: 11:30 03 March 2010

POP'S favourite felines are on their way to get their claws into Ipswich.

Chart toppers Atomic Kitten will take to the stage at the Regent on Monday night for a showcase of the songs that have made them stars as part of their first headlining UK tour.

POP'S favourite felines are on their way to get their claws into Ipswich.

Chart toppers Atomic Kitten will take to the stage at the Regent on Monday night for a showcase of the songs that have made them stars as part of their first headlining UK tour.

Favourites from the trio's first album, Right Now, and material to feature on the forthcoming follow up will feature as the band go all out to prove they can put on a purr-fect live performance, with backing from the Fat Cats.

The sell out gig is just one stop for the Kittens on their tour of the country, on which they are supported by Canadian songstress, Kiara Hunter.

The success enjoyed by Atomic Kitten – Natasha Hamilton, Liz McLarnon and Jenny Frost – last year has undoubtedly secured them the position as the queens of British pop.

They are without doubt the cats who got the cream in 2001.

Two number one singles, with Whole Again and Eternal Flame, a smash hit album, a Smash Hits Award and a Brit nomination are just a few of the accolades about which the girls can gloat.

And the success is set to continue into 2002.

Despite rumours that the band is to lose another member – Kerry Katona left the band early last year to have a baby – Natasha has said that although she is expecting her own kitten in August it won't mean the end of the band.

It was revealed a week ago that she is four months pregnant with fiancé Fran Cosgrove's child but she has said: "The band is my life so I'm not leaving. I will have two months off after the birth and then we will all be back."

For now the tour goes on and come Monday night the Regent will be packed with Kitten lovers.

Meanwhile the hunt is on to discover any Atomic Kitten sound-a-likes in the region.

A charity event is being held in The Grand Hall at Ipswich Corn Exchange on July 23 and it is hoped that three potential stars, to rival the girls themselves, will be found to perform.

Auditions for the sound-a-likes are due to be held from 6.15pm to 10.30pm on April 9 at the Corn Exchange.

The lucky three will be told the following day that they've won and will then rehearse so they are ready to take part in the event in aid of Cancer Research UK in July.

The charity night will also feature a disco, karaoke, a raffle and fancy dress competition and will take place from 6.30pm to 11pm.

Tickets for the event cost £4 for over 18s only and are available at the Central Box Office, Princes Street, Ipswich or by calling 01473 433100 or 07789 565925.

n Anyone wanting to audition as an Atomic Kitten sound-a-like must be aged 18 to 25 and is asked to contact Gary Trower on 07789 565925.

Weblinks: www.atomickitten.com

www.kiarahunter.com


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Ipswich Star. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the Ipswich Star