The Wanted at the Summertime Ball
Meet the five boys who make up the hottest new pop proposition of 2010.
At Capital we love hit music, and we know you do too. The Wanted are a new 'lad band' who we're convinced are going to be huge this year. Trust us on this one.
70,000 people were there to witness The Wanted's talent at the Summertime Ball.
From the onstage blog:
Look's like it's new boy band - sorry, male vocalist group, The Wanted up next. We've heard good things.
Band members: Tom - 22, Siva - 21, Max - 21, James - 19, Nathan - 17
From: Tom - Bolton, Siva - Ireland, Max - Manchester, James - Nottingham, Nathan - Gloucester
Debut single: All Time Low - out on July 25th - watch the video
Official website: www.thewantedmusic.com
More about the band:
The "lad-band" pride themselves on being a down to earth fivesome and it's abundantly clear they're not just band mates on the verge of pop greatness, they're also great mates.
"We're just five ordinary guys who like having a laugh," says 17 year old Nathan, the youngest in the band. "We're all very different personalities and come from all over the UK, but somehow it works."
For the past few months The Wanted have been living together in a bachelor's pad in South London, complete with a football table, a dart board on the door, fridge full of beer and a freezer full of pizzas.
Pizza and beer aside, the band have been busy honing their edgy pop sound and have spent the past year working with some of the biggest names in pop, a list of producers who have previously worked with the likes of Christina Aguilera, Pixie Lott, Britney Spears, Kelly Clarkson and Robbie Williams.
We can't wait to see what the guys are like live on stage at Wembley on June 6th. They've got Brian Friedman, the X Factor choreographer on board, so we're expecting to be blown away.
We're going to be following their exploits after the Summertime Ball very closely.