5th Story

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5th Story
Origin London, England
Genres R&B, pop, hip hop
Years active 2013–present
Associated acts Another Level,
Blazin' Squad
Members Dane Bowers
Gareth Gates
Kavana
Kenzie
Adam Rickitt

5th Story were an English supergroup consisting of 1990s-early 2000s pop stars Dane Bowers, Gareth Gates, Kavana, Kenzie and Adam Rickitt. They were formed in 2013 exclusively for the second series of the ITV2 reality-documentary series The Big Reunion.

History

Due to the massive success of the first series of the ITV2 reality-documentary series The Big Reunion (which saw the reunions of Five, 911, Atomic Kitten, B*Witched, Blue, Honeyz and Liberty X), a second series was commissioned.[1] On 27 December 2013, ITV announced that the bands reforming for the second series would be A1, Eternal, Damage, 3T and Girl Thing. It was also announced that the producers of the show had formed a supergroup called 5th Story, comprising soloists Gareth Gates, Adam Rickitt and Kavana, and Another Level's Dane Bowers and Blazin' Squad's Kenzie.[2]

Prior to rehearsals for the comeback gig, 5th Story spent a week in the recording studio to record one of each member's hit songs: "I Breathe Again" by Rickitt, "Spirit in the Sky" by Gates, "Freak Me" by Bowers' ex-band Another Level, "I Can Make You Feel Good" by Kavana, and "Crossroads" / "Flip Reverse" by Kenzie's ex-band Blazin' Squad.[3] 5th Story did their first ever gig together at the Hammersmith Apollo on 22 February 2014.[4] The group was managed for the duration of the series by music manager, Paul DH Baylay, who also featured on screen in several episodes with the band.

On 20 March 2014, it was announced that 5th Story and the other boy bands from both series of The Big Reunion—Five, 911, Blue, A1, 3T and Damage—would go on a UK arena tour in October 2014.[5]

References

  1. Eames, Tom (1 May 2013). "'The Big Reunion' renewed by ITV2, East 17 and A1 involved?". Digital Spy. Hearst Magazines UK. Retrieved 23 March 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Wightman, Catriona (27 December 2013). "Eternal, A1 and a supergroup: Big Reunion series two lineup unveiled". Digital Spy. Hearst Magazines UK. Retrieved 23 March 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. BANG Showbiz (22 February 2014). "5th Story perform for first time at Big Reunion gig". The List. Retrieved 23 March 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "Big Reunion concert sees Jodi Albert reunite with Girl Thing alongside Eternal, 5th Story and Damage". Daily Mail. DMG Media. 22 February 2014. Retrieved 23 March 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. Wightman, Catriona (20 March 2014). "The Big Reunion: Boybands join forces for nationwide tour". Digital Spy. Hearst Magazines UK. Retrieved 23 March 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>