OTT (band)

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OTT
Origin Dublin, Ireland
Genres Pop
Years active 1995–1998
Labels Sony Records
Past members Niall O'Neill
Glen Clarke
Ruairi Farrell
Alan Mates
Keith Cox[1]

OTT were an Irish boy band of the mid-late 1990s. The five members were Niall O'Neill, Ruairi Farrell, Alan Mates (known as 'Adam' in the band), Glen Clarke and Keith Cox.[1] They were signed to Sony Music and had a number of chart hits in Ireland and the UK. After three top ten single releases in Ireland, they attempted to break the UK market minus Keith Cox, who had left for family reasons. Although moderately successful in the UK, the band became well known in Asia with sales of up to 250,000 copies of their debut album. After being dropped by Sony in the late 1990s, the band called it a day. O'Neill now runs a multi-media company in Dublin, having worked at a Spanish tourist resort, Fitzsimons works in the Mobile Communications industry, Mates is an Interior Designer, and Clarke lives in the United States.[2][3][dead link][4]

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • 1995: "Promise Me"
  • 1996: "I Can't Give You Anything (But My Love)" (Ireland #10)
  • 1996: "Let Me In" (Ireland #2)
  • 1996: "All Out of Love" (Ireland #3)
  • 1996: "Forever Girl" (Ireland #14)
  • 1997: "Let Me In" (re-issue) (UK #12)
  • 1997: "Forever Girl" (re-issue) (UK #24)
  • 1997: "All Out of Love" (re-issue) (UK #11)
  • 1998: "The Story of Love" (UK #11, Ireland #9)

Album[edit]

After OTT[edit]

OTT's Alan Fitzsimons competed in the first series of TV talent series The Voice of Ireland,[7][4] being eliminated in the semi-finals.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "RTÉ Stills Library - Christmas edition of 'The Den' (1996)". RTÉ.ie. 1 December 1996. Retrieved 17 June 2015. 
  2. ^ Moore, Steven (15 May 1999). "OTT's Keith Happy Now He's Singing Bingo Numbers; LIFE IN THE SUN IS SPAIN SAILING". Daily Mirror. Retrieved 17 June 2015 – via Questia. (subscription required (help)). 
  3. ^ White, Declan (10 August 1997). "OTT KEITH'S SEEKING A NEW START". Sunday Mirror. Retrieved 8 August 2009. 
  4. ^ a b Murphy, Eoin (4 February 2012). "Will Alan Be Too OTT for the Voice?". Daily Mail. Retrieved 17 June 2015 – via Questia. (subscription required (help)). 
  5. ^ The Irish Charts Archived 2009-06-03 at WebCite
  6. ^ Chart Stats
  7. ^ "OTT singer tries out for The Voice". RTÉ Ten. Raidió Teilifís Éireann. 3 February 2012. Archived from the original on 5 February 2012. Retrieved 3 February 2012.