A boyband responsible for a string of power ballads in the 90s have reunited to branch out into an unexpected venture.
There must be something in the water as a slew of nostalgia artists have got back together in recent months, from to
Now Boyzone, the crooners behind No Matter What and Words, are the latest band to have got in on the act and have regrouped for a new project.
However, it might not be exactly what fans of the group, composed of Keith , Mikey Graham, Ronan Keating, Shane Lynch and the late Stephen Gately, were expecting.
That’s because Boyzone are following in the footsteps of Ryan Reynolds by getting involved in football and will be joining Chorley Football Club at their home game against Solihull Moors this weekend.
The excited team, who called the collaboration a ‘game-changer’, said it was also having ‘ongoing discussions with Boyzone that could potentially see them becoming the face of the football club.’
Boyzone rose to fame in the 90s and by 2013, had sold 6.3 million albums and 8 million singles in the UK, with 25 million records sold worldwide.
In the UK, they had a total of six number one singles, including A Different Beat, All That I Need and When the Going Gets Tough.
After Gately’s death aged 33 in 2009, the result of an undiagnosed heart condition, the group continued as a four-piece and released a farewell album, Thank You & Goodnight, in 2018.
It featured a song in tribute to Gately, a reworking of a demo he recorded in 2002 featuring his vocals.
Keith also formed ‘supergroup’ Boyzlife with Brian McFadden of Westlife.
Other stars getting stuck in with UK football teams include Deadpool actor Ryan and Rob McElhenney, who famously invested at Wrexham in 2021, helping the Welsh club to promotion back to the Football League.
Last week, meanwhile, former Take That singer Robbie Williams attended a Port Vale match where he had a suite named after him at the League One club.