We interview Vanquish..a new girl-band currently on tour with Westlife! @Vanquishgirls
BRITAIN’S NEWEST GIRL-BAND – VANQUISH!
Vanquish are Bee, Holly, Lizzy and Rianna: a fun-loving, bubbly set of girls ready to storm the UK with their dance-pop music! Out to raise not only a smile but also havoc on the dancefloor, Vanquish are a fresh new girl-band for 2012.
Whilst currently touring with world-renowned boyband Westlife on their final tour (sniff sniff), we took a few minutes out of their busy schedule to ask Vanquish a few questions.
popledge: Touring with Westlife, one of the most successful bands in the UK of all time, must be such a daunting experience. How do you cope with supporting such a famous band?
Vanquish: It was very nerve-racking on the first few nights and to be honest it hadn’t really sunk in properly. We are absolutely loving every moment. We feel extremely lucky to be supporting such a successful band who we have grown up listening to – and they’re all very friendly too which helps!
We love the Westlife boys! What have you learnt from your experience of touring with them?
We learned that the tour catering is the most amazing thing ever, ha ha! We discovered that Wales is not in England! But, in all honesty, keep your feet on the ground and make the most of every moment. Watching the boys perform their amazing set every night reminds us that every show has to be brilliant. They work so hard up on stage and it’s a real privilege to watch such professionals at the top of their game. Also, the relationship they have with their fans is incredible.
Lets take it back to the beginning. How did you meet and form a band together?
It was a series of open auditions in London – there were a few different stages including dance auditions. Hundreds and hundreds of girls applied from all over the UK. We had never met before the audition process and we are so lucky as we genuinely get along so well!
Your first single ‘The Harder You Love’, have any special meaning or message that you want to give to your fans?
The song is an up-beat love song. The basic meaning behind the song is in the title: the harder you love, the harder you fall. But if you’re in love, you have to give it 100%.
With an attitude like that, you’re sure to go far. Who would be your favourite person to collaborate with?
We all love different kinds of music and would love to collaborate with many different artists. Professor Green, Eminem, Muse, Jay-Z – someone out there and completely unexpected would be amazing.
Who is the most quirky and outgoing member of the band?
I think we are all slightly odd – no really, we are! We have bundles of energy and all our personalities bounce off each other so we have lots of fun. None of us are exactly shy or quiet!
What was the last concert you went to as a fan?
Well, Westlife obviously! Rianna went to see Status Quo with her Dad . Holly went to see Rihanna, Lizzy went to see Usher and Bee went to see Little Boots at her comeback gig.
After watching all your idols as musicians, do you have any pre-stage rituals or routines?
We have a 20 minute vocal warm up in the dressing room before we go on and we have a little huddle finished with a Vanquish ‘high 5′ on the steps of the stage.
Who is your ultimate musical inspiration?
The Spice Girls were the ultimate girl band for us. They were so individual and were absolutely everywhere. Growing up we all loved them and danced around with our hairbrushes as microphones doing their routines. They had their own movie and were on everything imaginable that you could buy – we would love to have even half of their success!
And finally, where do you see yourselves in two years time?
Our ultimate dream would be to have our own arena tour. A number one album wouldn’t go amiss either! We just want to be making really good tracks that people enjoy hearing.
That sounds like a perfect mission statement! Thanks girls for talking to popledge – enjoy the rest of your tour dates with Westlife!
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