Tina Barrett

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Tina Barrett
Born Tina Ann Barrett
(1976-09-16) 16 September 1976 (age 38)
Hammersmith, London, England
Occupation
Years active 1996–present
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Musical career
Genres
Associated acts
Website www.officialtinabarrett.com

Tina Ann Barrett (born 16 September 1976[1]) is a London-based dancer, singer-songwriter and actress. Her major breakthrough came in 1999 when she became a member of the pop group, S Club 7, where she enjoyed five years of hit singles, arena tours and awards.[2][3][4][5]

Early life[edit]

Barrett was born to an English father and Guyanese mother. She was at London's Arts Educational School for a period of eight years. Her first job was dancing in a pantomime with Lionel Blair. She was originally going to be in the group Face 2 Face, which later went on to become Mis-Teeq. She assisted with the group's choreography during her time there.

Career[edit]

1996–98: Face2Face[edit]

Main article: Mis-Teeq

In 1996, Barrett, Alesha Dixon and Sabrina Washington become friends in a dance studio in Fulham.[6] Based in London, they formed a trio that performed singing and dancing, named Face2Face.[7] The group started working on the debut album, when Barret left to join S Club 7 after a successful audition for Simon Fuller.[7] After her departure, the group changed the name to Mis-Teeq and was replaced by two members, Su-Elise Nash and Zena McNally.

1999–04: S Club and hiatus[edit]

Main article: S Club

Barrett became a member of S Club 7 after a series of auditions, along with members Paul Cattermole, Jon Lee, Bradley McIntosh, Jo O'Meara, Hannah Spearritt and Rachel Stevens in 1999.[8] During five years they released four number one singles and one number one album. They also had a series of TV shows, which were: Miami 7, L.A. 7, Hollywood 7 and Viva S Club, and they also starred in a film, Seeing Double. Barrett led some of the tracks on the groups' albums, such as "I'll Be There" and "Stronger". Stronger was set to be a single, but was canceled when Paul Cattermole left the group. Barrett co-wrote two other songs that she also led: "Discotek" (the B-side to the single Alive) and "Secret Love", a song from the group's final album Seeing Double. The six remaining members stayed together until 2003, when they split after releasing their greatest hits album.

When S Club first announced they were to break up, she expressed interest in working on a solo career.[9] However, there was no information about Barrett beginning a career as a solo artist.[10] In 2004, Barrett, along with singers Natasha Bedingfield and Atomic Kitten member Liz McClarnon, recorded a single, a cover of Do Ya Think I'm Sexy? by Rod Stewart. She kept a relatively low profile for about six years after the split.

2012–present: Musical releases and S Club 7 Reunion[edit]

In May 2012, a teaser video for "Fire" was released on YouTube and a short clip of the still unfinished video was shown during an interview on LIVE! with Myleene Klass. The final version of the music video was finally released on 27 September 2012. Barrett announced that her debut album would be released in the end of 2013 and that she intends to tour with the album, but the album has not yet materialised. Tina has also appeared in other music videos which include Russell Grant's version of "The Clapping Song" and as the main dancer in Asian artist Navin Kundra's song 'Shudaayi'. Barrett is also heard in a song called "Boom" by 'Old Boy' which also features rapper Nasty Jack; an accompanying music video has been shot but has not yet been released.[11] Barrett performed with O'Meara, McIntosh and Cattermole at Birmingham Pride 2014 and various events after that, the group was known as S Club 4.[12] In November 2014, Tina reunited with all six other members of the group for a medley of S Club's greatest hits on BBC Children In Need. Later, the group announced a sold out arena reunion tour, titled Bring It All Back 2015, which toured the UK in May 2015.

Discography[edit]

After the S Club split, Tina went into the studio to record songs. She wrote songs entitled "I'll Be Your Woman", "Fire", "Makin' Me Dance", "Blow My Mind", "Love Sick", "Loving the Enemy" and "All Fired Up". She worked with the Rezza Brothers and William Orbit who is most known for working with Britney Spears. Some of these songs leaked online. Tina released "Fire" in September 2012 and a year later she released "Makin' Me Dance" as her second single. Both of the songs were released independently.

Singles[edit]

Song Year Album
"Fire"[13] 2012 N/A
"Makin Me Dance"[14] 2013

Featured singles[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions
Title Year Peak
chart
positions
Album
UK
[15]
IRL
[15]
"Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?"
(among The Girls of FHM)
2004 10 25 N/A
"The Clapping Song"
(Russell Grant featuring Tina Barrett)
2012
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

Stage work[edit]

Year Title Role
2013–14 Beauty and the Beast Beauty
2014 The Wizard of Oz Wicked Witch of the West

Filmography[edit]

Television
Year Title Role Notes
1999 Miami 7 Tina Co-lead role
2000 L.A. 7 Tina Co-lead role
2000 S Club 7 Go Wild! Tina
2001 Hollywood 7 Tina Co-lead role
2001 S Club Search Mentor / Herself / Judge
2002 Viva S Club Tina Co-lead role
Films
Year Title Role Notes
1999 Back to the '50s Tina Television film
2000 Boyfriends & Birthdays Tina Television film
2001 Artistic Differences Tina Television film
2003 Seeing Double Tina

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0057302/bio
  2. ^ "S Club Media". S Club Media. 13 January 2002. Retrieved 2011-06-30. 
  3. ^ http://www.ultimatetinabarrett.com/
  4. ^ "Party of Se7en". Angelfire.com. Retrieved 2011-06-30. 
  5. ^ "S Club 7's Tina Barrett Talks To Holy Moly about her return to pop | Music Interviews". Holy Moly!. Retrieved 2012-03-24. 
  6. ^ Donovan, Deirdre (17 February 2002). "It's a girl thing". The Observer. The Guardian. Retrieved 4 March 2013. 
  7. ^ a b "Music Eyz Interview With Tina Barrett". Music Eyz. 26 September 2012. Retrieved 4 March 2013. 
  8. ^ S Club 7 - Listen free and Last.fm. Last.fm. Retrieved 4 August 2008
  9. ^ "S Club stars reveal solo plans". BBC News (BBC). 23 April 2003. Retrieved 2008-08-04. 
  10. ^ "S Club stalker jailed". BBC News (BBC). 19 August 2003. Retrieved 2008-08-04. 
  11. ^ Hennessy, David (11 November 2013). "The comeback Woman". The Irish World. Retrieved 13 November 2013. 
  12. ^ Hallam, Katy (28 March 2014x). "Birmingham Gay Pride 2014: Eternal, Gabrielle and Conor Maynard top the bill". Biringham Mail. Retrieved 10 June 2014. 
  13. ^ "Fire". iTunes. 30 May 2011. Retrieved 4 June 2011. 
  14. ^ "Makin Me Dance". iTunes. 30 May 2011. Retrieved 4 June 2011. 
  15. ^ a b "Tina Barrett Chart History". aCharts. Retrieved 2009-08-22. 

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