Bandmates

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Emma BuntonEMMA BUNTON

Music has been part of Emma’s life as long as she can remember, so it was only natural that she would forge a solo career when her Spice Girls commitments allowed. Emma released her debut solo album, "A Girl Like Me", in 2001 and immediately cracked the top 10. This was followed in 2004 with the 1960s-inspired collection entitled "Free Me", which was yet another top 10 smash. Emma’s single, "What Took You So Long", cruised to the top of the charts and held on to the number one spot for two weeks. "It was an unbelievable feeling," she recalls.

Leaving her Baby persona behind, Emma was thinking about her approaching 30th birthday when she set about writing her third album, "Life In Mono". And Emma’s new style of writing reflected her new maturity, incorporating rich orchestral arrangements and beautiful harmonies. "It’s like when you write a diary and put everything in it, but when you read it back you’re shocked by how honest you were," she explains.

Next, Emma followed a childhood dream to dance and joined BBC1’s "Strictly Come Dancing" show. "I wanted to do something different and have a bit of a challenge, so it was perfect," she recalls. Emma’s graceful ballroom moves were a hit with the audience and judges and she reached the semi final of the competition – the last female dancer to be eliminated.

In August 2007, Emma and long-term boyfriend Jade Jones celebrated the arrival of their first baby, a beautiful boy they have called Beau Lee.

Visit Emma’s official website, emmabuntonofficial.co.uk

 

Geri HalliwellGERI HALLIWELL

Towards the end of the 1998 European tour, Geri Halliwell made a dramatic exit from the Spice Girls, and she launched a solo music career.

Her critically acclaimed debut album, "Schizophonic" was a massive success and produced the number-one hits, "Mi Chico Latino", "Lift Me Up" and "Bag It Up", and a number-two hit with "Look At Me". She brought the 2000 Brit Awards to a standstill with her characteristically flamboyant performance of "Bag It Up".
Geri then had a huge number one hit with "Its Raining Men" for the movie "Bridget Jones’s Diary". She went on to release two more albums, "Passion" and "Scream If U Wanna Go Faster!"

Geri has also released two best selling autobiographies and two yoga videos – so successful that they outsold Jane Fonda’s.

Geri acted in the "Sex And The City TV" series and has appeared in a movie based on the cartoon "Viz".

She is currently a "UN Goodwill Ambassador", promoting maternal health care for women, a Patron for Breast "Cancer Cares", and Ambassador for "The Prince’s Trust".

Geri has just finished writing a series of six children’s books called "Ugenia Lavender", which are published by Macmillan in May 2008.

In May 2006, she became a mother to her daughter Bluebell Madonna.

 

Mel CMELANIE C

Melanie’s first solo endeavour was a duet with Bryan Adams, called "When You’re Gone", which reached number three in the UK and become a huge hit all over Europe. Her debut solo album, "Northern Star", followed in 1999 and spawned two number one singles, "Never Be The Same Again" and "I Turn To You") going platinum in the UK (where it remained in the album charts for over a year) and Europe and gold in Australia.

In 2003, Melanie’s second solo album, "Reason", was an immediate top five hit. It contained tracks produced by former New Radicals front man Gregg Alexander and Marius De Vries (Madonna, Rufus Wainwright). The album produced the top ten single, "Here It Comes Again", and swiftly went gold in the UK.

The following year, Melanie founded her own independent label – Red Girl Records – named after her beloved Liverpool Football Club. Having her own label gave Melanie complete artistic freedom and allowed her to create her third solo album, "Beautiful Intentions", which featured the top ten single, "Next Best Superstar" and the pan-European hit, "First Day Of My Life". Produced by Guy Chambers, "First Day Of My Life" reached number one in Spain, Germany, Sweden, Austria, Switzerland and Portugal. The single still holds the record for being the most downloaded single in Germany. The "Beautiful Intentions" album also held the number one spot in Portugal for nine weeks, where it achieved double platinum status.

Melanie’s first love has always been touring and she has played more than 200 live shows throughout her solo career, from small, sweaty clubs to large festivals. She has enjoyed a variety of gigs, from playing on the ski slopes of Austria, and New Years Eve in front of 100,000 people on Albufeira beach in Portugal, to Hero Square in Budapest before a crowd of 200,000. In August 2006, she drew upon these experiences and recorded a "Live Hits" DVD, featuring both acoustic and electric sets.

Before beginning work on "The Return Of The Spice Girls" tour, Melanie had already had a busy 2007. She has released her fourth solo album, "This Time", and promoted various singles throughout Europe – "The Moment You Believe", "Carolyna" and "I Want Candy".

Melanie’s new single, "This Time" (a re-recorded version) features as its b-side, We Love To Entertain You, which is being used in Germany by the Pro7 Starforce TV channel for its promotional campaigns.

Visit Melanie C’s official website, melaniec.net

 

Victoria BeckhamVICTORIA BECKHAM

As well as her talent for music and dance, Victoria has had a life-long passion for fashion. She famously joked in "Spiceworld The Movie" that she always chooses "the little black dress", but in reality Victoria has extensive expertise and flair when it comes to clothing, brands and labels. Not only has this allowed her to develop an eye-catching personal style that influences trends, but Victoria has also translated her knowledge into a highly-successful fashion career.

In 2004, Victoria designed the "VB Rocks" fashion line for Rock and Republic and later launched her own label, "dVb". "dVb Denim" was launched in Spring 2007 and previously in 2006, Victoria launched the "dVb Eyewear" range of sunglasses and also the "Intimately Beckham" his-and-her fragrance line with her husband David.

This year, Victoria planned her family’s move from Madrid to the US, following David Beckham’s move to "LA Galaxy". She and David now live in Los Angeles with their three sons. Somehow, Victoria has also found time to launch her debut cosmetic line, "V-Sculpt", in Japan and has been guest fashion editor at "Harpers Bazaar" magazine, where she styled a cover shoot with actress Katie Holmes.

Victoria has filmed five television documentaries and has written two books, her autobiography, "Learning To Fly", and the style and fashion bible, "That Extra Half An Inch: Hair, Heels & Everything In Between", which has been a huge hit world-wide.

Victoria recently filmed a guest-starring role in the hit ABC/Channel 4 TV comedy "Ugly Betty", appearing as a celebrity bridesmaid at the wedding of Wilhelmina Slater and publisher Bradford Meade.

Visit Victoria’s official website, dvbstyle.com