BILLIE Piper has packed a lot into her life so far. But how did she become famous? And how many times has she been married? Here is what we know... Who is Billie Piper? What is her background? Billie, 35, was born Leian Paul Piper on September 22, 1982, and is a British singer, dancer and actress from Swindon. She made her TV debut in Scratchy & Co. (1995–1998) but it was at the age of 15 she shot to fame as a pop star when her debut single Because We Want To topped the charts. The single was followed by Billie's album Honey to the B (1998), which was certified double platinum. In 2000, she released her second album, Walk of Life. But by 2003, aged just 20, she retired from the recording industry and launched an acting career. What songs did Billie release? Before making the switch to TV Billie racked up a number of hit singles, they include: Because We want To (1998) Honey to a Bee (1998) She Wants You (1998) Girlfriend (1998) Something Deep Inside (2000) Day and Night … [Read more...] about How old is Billie Piper, who are her ex-husbands and what are the Because We Want To singer’s hit songs?
90s music hits
For thousands of youngsters Mackworth Tertiary College was a formative experience in more ways than one during the 1990s. Many schools had got rid of their sixth forms so Mackworth was the only game in town for teenagers in Derby who fancied a pop at getting into university. Mackworth welcomed countless teens who came to do A-levels, B-Tecs, foundation courses or, in some cases, to hang around and play cards and smoke fags. Being able to smoke and drink with impunity meant it was nothing like school though. At all. A Block had quite a nice refectory. B Block had a refectory that wasn't quite as nice. C Block was mostly classrooms and a library. You could smoke in D Block refectory until the mid 90s. The site in Normanton Road, now demolished and replaced with an Aldi, was mostly for motor mechanics and students on foundation art courses. If memory serves, which it usually doesn't. So, here goes... 1. Student Union cards were your ticket to the promised land Ok, so you're 16 years old, … [Read more...] about 10 things you’ll only know if you went to Mackworth College in the 90s
FANCY a nostalgia trip of a comedy, in a pre mobile phone world featuring pink shrimps and 90s hits? Nineties feast Half the World Away will be available for theatregoers to enjoy on Friday, February 9 at 8pm. Foursquare Theatre are heading back to 1997 to a rural village where a drama is unfolding. While the rest of the village is in a frenzy and the country is gripped by New Labour/Princess Diana/Teletubbies fever, our unlikely hero is spending her summer trapped behind the counter in Keith's Country Stores. Creativity and the absurd collide in this warm, funny, quirky show that is packed full of 90s hits from Nirvana, Elastica, Blur, Oasis and No Doubt. If you've ever felt stuck, had a very best friend or lived in the middle of nowhere, this one is for you. Lisa Wilcock, marketing manager, said: “This is going to be a very funny evening, packed with 90s music and absurd humour. If you grew up in a village you’ll definitely relate to this show” *Half the … [Read more...] about Bringing back the 90s
Some of the biggest hits of the 90s will be performed live at Ricoh Arena’s Ericsson Indoor Arena later this year. The StepBack 90s Concert will see Peter Andre, Venga Boys, 5IVE, S Club, East 17, Big Brovaz and Booty Luv take to the stage on Saturday October 13 for an evening of nostalgia featuring some of the most popular songs of the decade. It follows on from a hugely successful StepBack 80s Concert held at the Ericsson Indoor Arena last year, which attracted around 8,000 people. Early bird tickets for this year’s show are set to go on sale on Monday 29th January at 9am at www.eticketing.co.uk/ricoharena and www.stepbackconcerts.co.uk with 90s music lovers encouraged to get theirs early. Nick Eastwood, chief executive at the Ricoh Arena, said: “We have staged a variety of concerts in the Ericsson Indoor Arena in recent years and this is sure to be another great night to add to that collection. “Some top acts are going to be performing the songs that so many … [Read more...] about Peter Andre to perform at Ricoh Arena as part of big ’90s concert
Rye International Jazz and Blues Festival has announced a stellar series of concerts at stunning St Mary’s Church in May. These special events in Rye will provide a unique opportunity to see top artists in an intimate but historic setting. The UK’s best-selling classical artist Russell Watson will perform first on Thursday May 3. Russell has sold over seven million albums, performed all over the world, and is known as The People’s Tenor. A VIP package is available which includes a pre-concert reception, front seats at the concert, signed CD and the opportunity to meet with Russell on the evening. Since being described by the New York Times as a performer “who sings like Pavarotti and entertains the audience like Sinatra,” he has released ten studio albums, each one receiving more critical acclaim than the last. An intimate acoustic evening with songsmith, broadcaster, activist and raconteur Tom Robinson takes place on Friday May 4, and this thoughtful … [Read more...] about Top names in music will descend on Rye church for spring concerts