S Club 7 revealed they they had no pressure to match with the success of Spice Girls.
Back in the mid-’90s/early ’00s, S Club 7 and Spice Girls were both incredibly huge acts. But the recently-reunited pop band states they never felt any pressure to live up to the legendary girl group’s success. Band member Jo O’Meara told Digital Spy, “It was a completely different thing. They were all girls and we were mixed. It was a completely different vibe and different music.”
Bradley McIntosh also jumped in, saying “I think, for me, I felt proud to be under the same wing as a band that successful. It felt amazing. I was saying to my mates: ‘We’re with the ex-Spice Girls manager mate, whey!’” Simon Fuller, the Spice Girl’s former manager, is responsible for brainstorming the idea of S Club 7 in 1997 the day after he got fired from the girl group.
They may not have had the same worldwide, chart-topping success as the Spice Girls, but S Club 7 did pretty well for themselves (selling over 10 million albums worldwide, that is). After performing together for the first time in 12 years at BBC’s Children In Need, the group announced a 2015 UK tour. It kicks off on May 7 in Birmingham and wraps up on May 21 in Sheffield.