Tag Archives: The Wanted

Nathan Sykes Debuts “Famous” Video

Nathan Sykes has hands down, one of the most incredible voices we’ve ever heard.   We’ve been counting down the days until the release of his solo album, out November 11th!  He just dropped the music video for his next single from the album, “Famous.”  Nathan always introduces this track as the most personal song that he’s written and his favorite to perform live.  Watch the video below!

Pre-order Nathan Sykes debut album, “Unfinished Business,” on iTunes now!

Be sure to follow Nathan Sykes & Secret Fangirls for more updates!

Nathan Sykes Announces “Unfinished Business” Track Listing

It’s been a long time coming but Nathan Sykes debut album, “Unfinished Business”  is almost here!  The album is set to be released on November 4th, 2016 and while the UK gets the chance to pre-order the album first, the US will have to wait a little bit longer as usual.  While we wait, check out the track listing below for “Unfinished Business!”

Nathan Sykes – “Unfinished Business” Track Listing
1. Good Things Come To Those Who Wait
2. Kiss Me Quick
3. Money
4. Freedom
5. Twist
6. I Can’t Be Mad
7. There’s Only One Of You
8. Famous
9. Give It Up (ft. G-Eazy)
10. More Than You’ll Ever Know
11. Over And Over Again
12. I’ll Remember You

Nathan’s new song “Twist” is available as an instant grat track for UK pre-orders and the US gets a special live video of the song from his sold out Gramercy Theater show!  Watch the video below or listen to the single on Spotify.

UK pre-orders are available on iTunes and Amazon.

Be sure to follow Nathan Sykes and Secret Fangirls on Twitter!

Nathan Sykes To Release “Unfinished Business” Album November 4th

It’s hard to believe it’s already been over a year since Nathan Sykes’ epic headlining show in NYC.  (Read our recap here!)  We’ve been eagerly waiting for an album announcement from Nathan ever since, and it’s finally here!  Nathan’s debut solo album, “Unfinished Business,” will be released on November 4th!  WE ARE SO EXCITED!!!!!

Nathan broke the news on his Snapchat and Twitter during a special performance in NYC for some very lucky fans!

Watch the video for Nathan’s latest single, “Give It Up,” below.  You can catch Nathan on tour across the US this Fall with Alessia Cara!  Check out the dates here!

Be sure to follow Nathan Sykes & Secret Fangirls for more updates!

Nathan Sykes Makes US Solo Debut With Sold Out Gramercy Theatre Show

Nathan Sykes made his solo US debut with a sold out show at Gramercy Theatre in New York City last night.  Nathan made a name for himself as the youngest and arguably the strongest vocalist in the British boyband, The Wanted which has since disbanded.  After a few minor set backs like vocal surgery, Nathan is ready to take over the pop world!   He’s armed with a velvety smooth voice and a classic sound that even your parents will love.  And trust us, the man can SING.

Nathan Sykes

A few hours before the show started, Nathan had tweeted that he was feeling under the weather and he wasn’t sure if he could even make the show.  But he pulled through and sounded incredible!  Nathan still hit every note and gave 110% into his performance.  You never know what to expect from a debut show where the crowd doesn’t know all the songs, but Nathan had the house dancing from start to finish.  In between songs, Nathan announced his debut solo album will be released in January 2016 in the United States.  We can’t wait to hear recorded versions of our favorite songs from last night like “Twist,” “Freedom,” and “Money.”

Nathan Sykes at Gramercy Theatre NYC July 22nd, 2015
Nathan Sykes at Gramercy Theatre NYC July 22nd, 2015

It was a fitting place for Nathan to launch his solo career.  The Wanted played a show at Gramercy Theatre that was “where it all began,” for the band, as Nathan mentioned during the show.  After last night, we’re sure that this is also the start of something new and exciting and we can’t wait to be along for the ride!   We love Nathan’s 60s rat pack style and sound, and the fact that he plays with a full, 8 piece band, including a horn section.  Oh, and did we mention Nathan can DANCE?   It’s always a question mark whether or not a boyband member can go solo, but we just might have another JT.

nathan sykes

Nathan Sykes at NYC’s Gramercy Theatre July 22nd, 2015
Intro
Twist
Freedom
Earned It (cover)
Over And Over Again
Famous
More Than You’ll Ever Know
Money
Kiss Me Quick

Be sure to pick up a copy of “Kiss Me Quick” on iTunes or Amazon.

Nathan Sykes

Follow Nathan Sykes & Secret Fangirls on Twitter.

Nathan Sykes To Perform at Gramercy Theatre July 22nd!

If you’ve ever seen The Wanted live, then you know Nathan Sykes can SING.  While we’re still getting over The Wanted’s breakup, we are so excited that Nathan has been working on solo music.  His new single, “Kiss Me Quick,” is a fun, soulful pop track.  Nathan just announced his first US solo show at the Gramercy Theatre in NYC!  Tickets go on sale this Friday, June 19th.  Be ready because these are going to go quick!

nathansykesgramercy

Nathan Sykes
Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY
July 22nd at 7pm
Buy Tickets

Watch the video for “Kiss Me Quick” below and pickup a copy of the song on iTunes!

Be sure to follow Nathan Sykes & Secret Fangirls for more updates!

Nathan Sykes Debuts “More Than You’ll Ever Know”

Nathan Sykes from The Wanted (RIP) surprised us all by dropping a new single today!  This is Nathan’s first single since The Wanted announced they were taking an extended break to work on separate projects, and also a nice preview of Nathan’s solo album.

We’re excited for new music from Nathan because he has such an incredible voice.  The track has a retro sound complete with horns and finger snaps in the chorus.  It’s definitely the right musical direction for Nathan’s vocal abilities.  Have you heard him live?  Chills!  Listen to “More Than You’ll Ever Know” below!

Download your own copy of “More Than You’ll Ever Know” for free HERE!

Be sure to follow Nathan Sykes & Secret Fangirls on Twitter for the latest on your favorite artists.

Meet Midnight Red on The Word of Mouth Tour!

As we told you in January, American boy band Midnight Red are heading out on tour with The Wanted!  The North American leg of the World of Mouth tour kicks off next week in Huntington, NY!   We love Midnight Red because they are a legit boy band, who trained in the school of New Kids on the Block and Backstreet Boys, when they opened for the NKOTBSB tour in 2011.  (They even have a solid cover of “Step by Step!”)

The boys of Midnight Red announced today they will be doing Meet & Greets each night of the tour, which include priority access into the venue.   Tickets for the meet and greet upgrade go on sale Thursday, April 3rd at 12pm local time.  *Note that you also need to have a ticket to the concert in order to attend the meet & greet.

Check out the tour dates & links to buy the Midnight Red Meet & Greet upgrade below!

And don’t forget to check out our Fangirl Handbook for advice on How to Meet the Band before your show!

THE WANTED Word Of Mouth Tour with Midnight Red
4/8 – Huntington, NY – The Paramount – Meet & Greet Upgrade
4/9 – Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore – Meet & Greet Upgrade
4/11 – New York, NY – Beacon Theatre – Meet & Greet Upgrade
4/12 – Philadelphia, PA – Tower Theatre – Meet & Greet Upgrade
4/14 – Boston, MA – House of Blues – Meet & Greet Upgrade
4/18 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore – Meet & Greet Upgrade
4/19 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues – Meet & Greet Upgrade
4/21 – Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theatre – Meet & Greet Upgrade
4/23 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre – Meet & Greet Upgrade
4/26 – Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo – Meet & Greet Upgrade
4/28 – San Francisco, CA – The Warfield – Meet & Greet Upgrade
4/29 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues – Meet & Greet Upgrade
5/1 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern – Meet & Greet Upgrade
5/2 – Phoenix, AZ – Comerica – Meet & Greet Upgrade
5/4 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues – Meet & Greet Upgrade
5/5 – Houston, TX – House of Blues – Meet & Greet Upgrade
5/7 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle – Meet & Greet Upgrade
5/9 – Miami, FL – The Fillmore – Meet & Greet Upgrade
5/11 – Tampa, FL – Jannus Landing – Meet & Greet Upgrade
5/14 – Columbus, OH – LC Pavil – Meet & Greet Upgrade
5/15 – Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room – Meet & Greet Upgrade
5/16 – Kansas City, MO – The Uptown Theatre – Meet & Greet Upgrade
5/17 – Shawnee, OK – Grand Events Center – Meet & Greet Upgrade

Be sure to follow Midnight Red and Secret Fangirls on Twitter for more updates!

Header photo via Midnight Red’s Twitter

Show Me the Meaning of Being a Boy Band

It seems like the term “boy band” is being very loosely thrown around these days. Just because a group of young, good-looking men are in a band together, this does NOT make them a boy band.  If you go by this rule, then we’d have to call The Strokes and Vampire Weekend boy bands.  I think we can universally agree that they are not.

So, what exactly is a “boy band” then?  Let’s consult the dictionary!

Boy band (noun):  a group of young men who perform popular songs together and dance as a group.

Now compare this to the definition of a band:

Band (noun): a group of musicians who play music together.

See the difference?  The biggest being that boy bands DANCE.   We’d also add that they tend to dress in matching/similar outfits, and are known for their harmonies.

Just because a group of young, cute guys are in a band, and in many cases being marketed to younger audiences, it does NOT mean they are a boy band.  Now, here are some examples.

NKOTB – Boy band!

Big Time Rush – Boy band!

Backstreet Boys – Boy band!

Jonas Brothers – NOT a boy band!

The Vamps – NOT a boy band!

Midnight Red – Boy band!

5SOS – NOT a boy band!

AJR – NOT a boy band!

NSYNC – Boy band!

Got it?  In summary, being boys in a band does NOT make you a boy band.  Please choose your words wisely.

And if you’re a group of boys in a band, and you don’t dance OR play instruments?  We’re just not sure what to call you.

For example, The Wanted – Props for trying though!  Dancing is hard.

The Wanted Announce New Video And Band Hiatus

Bitter sweet news today for fans of The Wanted as the band announces a new music video for “Glow In The Dark” and that the band will be taking a break after the Word Of Mouth tour(at least they told us they’re taking a break and are still going forward with the tour – Jonas…we’re looking at you).

The band wrote a personal note on their website today to their fans stating they will “take time to pursue personal endeavors.”

Important Announcement 22 Jan

The Wanted are pleased to announce the release of their new video and single ‘Glow In The Dark’ taken from their November release ‘Word of Mouth’. They are very excited to perform ‘Glow In The Dark’ along with their smash singles ‘I Found You’, ‘Chasing The Sun’, and ‘Glad You Came’, amongst others for their fans on their upcoming Word of Mouth Tour.

This tour will be their last for a while as Tom, Max, Jay, Siva and Nathan have collectively decided to take time to pursue personal endeavours following the tour’s conclusion. The band wants to stress to their fans that they will continue on as The Wanted and look forward to many successful projects together in the future. They thank their fans for their continued love and support and look forward to seeing them on tour.

Read more here

We’re really sad they’re taking a break but we wish each of them the best of luck in the future!
Follow the band on Twitter and Instagram.

Feature photo from The Wanted’s Twitter.

Midnight Red Are Going On Tour!

The boys of Midnight Red just announced via Twitter that they’re heading out on tour with Austin Mahone on the MTV Artist To Watch Tour… and then with The Wanted on the Word Of Mouth Tour!

We are so excited to see the guys in concert again and what they’re cooking up for these huge tours!! Hopefully more choreographed dances moves than ever before!

Check out the dates from the Midnight Red Facebook below.

MTV Artist to Watch Tour with Austin Mahone
1. 2/24 – Miami, FL – Jackie Gleason Theatre
2. 2/25 – St Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live
3. 2/26 – Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live
4. 2/27 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
5. 3/2 – Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Theatre
6. 3/4 – Silver Springs, MD – Fillmore
7. 3/5 – NYC – Hammerstein Ballroom
8. 3/6 – Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
9. 3/7 – Boston, MA – Orpheum Theatre
10. 3/9 – Pittsburg, PA – Stage AE

THE WANTED Word Of Mouth Tour
1. 4/8 – Huntington, NY – The Paramount
2. 4/9 – Washington, DC – The Fillmore
3. 4/11 – New York, NY – Beacon Theatre
4. 4/12 – Philadelphia, PA – Tower Theatre
5. 4/14 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
6. 4/15 – Montreal, QU – Metropolis
7. 4/17 – Toronto, ON – Sound Academy
8. 4/18 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore
9. 4/19 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
10. 4/21 – Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theatre
11. 4/23 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
12. 4/25 – Vancouver – Orpheum Theatre
13. 4/26 – Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo
14. 4/28 – San Francisco, CA – The Warfield
15. 4/29 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
16. 5/1 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
17. 5/2 – Phoenix, AZ – Comerica
18. 5/4 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
19. 5/5 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
20. 5/7 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
21. 5/9 – Miami, FL – The Fillmore
22. 5/11 – Tampa, FL – Jannus Landing
23. 5/14 – Columbus, OH – LC Pavil
24. 5/15 – Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room
25. 5/16 – Kansas City – The Uptown Theatre

There are still a few tickets left for some dates on the MTV Artist To Watch Tour, so get yours before they’re all gone!!

Midnight Red are also planning something big for this summer (rumor has it: they’ll be joining 1D on their stadium tour) and the guys are definitely planning on visiting their fans over seas so be on the look out for that news.

Don’t forget to follow Midnight Red on Twitter!