HE hasn’t been on stage in a while, but that’s soon to change for Mark Owen – though not for Take That.
I can reveal that he has been writing music with the prospect of releasing his first solo project in nine years.
And signwhose last solo album The Art Of Doing Nothing came out in 2013, will take the stage at the Isle of Wight Festival in June.
He’s expected to use the gig to launch some new songs he’s been working on.
And there are many other programs that are likely to be deployed.
A source close to the singer, who currently live in Californiasaid: “Mark had some free time during Covid while Take That was taking a break to think about what he wants to do next.
“He wrote some songs and they sounded pretty good.
“It’s still early days but he’s already getting back to his choreography at the Isle of Wight Festival and is challenging the idea of another solo record.
“Nothing is fixed, but with him doing a solo album every ten years or so for the past two decades, now feels like a good time to think about that again.”
During that time, Gary released two albums while Howard continued his DJ career.
But Mark refused to stay in the United States after moving there with his wife and three children.
Last week he celebrate his 50th birthday and said he was “overwhelmed” by the well wishes he received from fans.
In November, Gary teased that the trio hopes to reunite next year.
He said: “It’s been a while since 2019. I’m ready to go back to my day job
“That’s my thing – being in the group.
“We will have a good plan year in 2022.
“I don’t think we’re going to release anything or tour but next year, 2023, is going to be an important year for Take That.”
You’d better move on, Mark.
Adele’s army needs answers
For a few months before Christmas, you couldn’t move Adele.
Among the highlights Revealing her amazing new look and unusually revealing interviews about her divorce, young son, and new love, the superstar strapped her heart tightly to her sleeve as she promoted great latest album, 30.
Coupled with a double hit of TV specials, the media blitz proved to be very successful, taking the record to the top of the charts worldwide, and receiving critical acclaim. criticism – including from me.
But in less than three months, she has become quiet, peaceful her tearful apology to her fans about the cancellation of her much-anticipated – and hugely lucrative – Las Vegas residency.
In fact, her silence was so impressive that insiders began to wonder if it would be a while before we see her again.
It was an open secret in showbiz that she was lined up to be a main part of Next week’s Brit Awards.
But with just seven days to go, her participation has yet to be officially confirmed.
And although it seems certain that she won’t appear at the moment London’s O2 live, plans for a performance shot remotely from Los Angeles and shown tonight have also been shelved.
It’s not entirely clear if she’ll join any of the gong teams after being nominated for four of them.
Don’t forget, the Brit Awards itself put Adele at the top of the music chartafter she gave a memorable performance of Someone Like You over a decade ago, in 2011.
She is also a Student at Brit School of performing arts.
What has changed dramatically since November, when she revealed her meticulously planned comeback with the kind of flawless choreography of a ballet dancer at work?
Fans wonder what will happen to their extremely expensive tickets to a show in Las Vegas.
That has no chance of happening this year, if at all, the remaining ticket sellers must rely on Press reports and photos of the demolished set to provide them with a hint.
It sure is time she gives fans an update about what’s going on, even if it means telling them she can’t fulfill her commitments and wants to stay out of the limelight for a while.
After all, they rushed to support her latest album and buy tickets to her concerts.
And the relationship between artists and their fans should go both ways.
George: It’s okay to be vegetarian
GEORGE Ezra has revealed that he has finally started watching TV again – after banning himself from the box.
The Budapest singer said he used to beat himself up if he wanted to spend time working on his third album, Gold Rush Kid, to hobble in front of the box.
But with the record now complete and slated for release on June 10, George has finally left the springboard to get his life back.
“I realized how much I loved the people in my life and how lucky I was to have them,” he said.
“The whole thing that made me realize that the best thing to do is to constantly remind myself, ‘None of this lasts forever, George, so go out there and enjoy it’ – no matter what. whether it’s touring, meeting people and visiting places, or sitting at home in front of the TV.
“I used to beat myself up for even doing it but I’ve learned to love it because that’s where the people you love are.”
Rege is up for 007 gigs
HE left Bridgerton to pursue other projects, but Rege Jean-Page still searching as he has been signed with Armani.
The actor wore a tight black t-shirt as he filmed a commercial for the fashion brand over the weekend in Buenos Aires – joined his set copywriter Emily Brown’s girlfriend.
The hunk screen is now Bookie’s favorite for success Daniel Craig as James Bond, with odds of 11-4, ahead of Tom Hardy with a score of 7-2 and Henry Cavill with a score of 5-1.
I think he was mad that he didn’t return as the Duke of Hastings in the second series of the series. Netflix hits Bridgerton.
But if he lands 007, it will be the best decision of his life.
Don’t for No1
ROCKERS Don Bronco is gearing up for their first No1 album this Friday with Amazing Things.
The Bedford band’s fourth record originally came out in October but is now flying high after finally being released on vinyl, CD and cassette.
Liverpudlian singer-songwriter Jamie Webster is currently at No2 with his second album Moments, while Jethro Tull’s The Zealot Gene – the prog rock veteran’s first new album in 20 years – is expected to hit No. No4.
But the bad news is that last week’s No1, Night Call by Years & Years, dropped to No9.
Doja is out of this world
DOJA Cat jet into the UK just before her performance at the Brit Awards next Tuesday – and if this Outer Space-themed video is anything to go by, it promises to is a great program.
The American rapper yesterday released the clip for his latest single Get Into It (Yuh), located on Her 2021 album Planet Her.
Sci-fi images Show her aboard a spaceship in a variety of otherworldly costumes.
Action shows her trying to rescue her dog, Starscream, from a villainous alien.
Thankfully, her backing dancer soldiers distracted the bad guy by turning and then she killed him with a single slap, to get her kitten back.
Doja decided to make a video for the song after it went viral TikTok – where it has been used to make the soundtrack for more than two million clips.
I felt Lo but now I’m back
TOVE LO is releasing a new album this year, but it’s surprising she doesn’t have any songs to put on it.
A lot of people have lost all motivation as the whole world is engulfed in a series of lockdowns – and the Swedish singer is no different.
In an exclusive chat, she revealed: “I’m not inspired at all. I don’t want to write at all.
“I just feel uninspired.
“I haven’t had anything bad happen to me or any of my loved ones but for everyone it’s been a strange time.”
However, filming her first film, a Swedish film called The Emigrants, caused her creativity to flow.
“After that, I started to feel an itch in my fingers to start writing again,” Tove said.
“I created the music that I longed to hear.
“There’s a lot of dance on this next record but the themes aren’t really about partying.
“It’s about my future, my dreams and my love.”
Tove, who got married in 2020, added: “It’s funny, I’m in a really good relationship but I still write about my worst nightmare.”
Last week, she released her new single How Long but used her diary to inspire it.
She said: “The story is based on my first love when I was about 14 years old and he really broke my heart. It was a very intense first experience of being in love.
“I’ve had my diaries since I was 13 and I wrote a few songs to celebrate them.”
Ash is still a healthy Doll
The American girl group singer then looked unrecognizable when she arrived at the Heart Radio studios in London yesterday, wrapped in the cold and her hair blown by the wind.
Despite the recent bad weather and storms, Ashley says she is planning to stay UK for good.
When asked if she misses America, she said Made In Chelsea star Jamie Laing’s Private Parts podcast: “Not much.
“My community and work are thriving here and I have such a great group of friends. Great things are happening here.
“I still have the house in LA, although I think I can sell it.
“I miss my mother and I miss the way of life in LA because it’s nice to go out and hike in the sun and all that.
“But I don’t know. The UK is very good to me.”
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