Posts Tagged: Not Giving Up

07 April


I know there’s been some rumours that we’re splitting up…

Hi everyone,


Hope you’re all well and had lovely weekends! This last week has been so exciting for the band because we released our Greatest Hits tour dates and announced the album! Plus, our single Not Giving Up was officially released on Sunday.


Going on tour is one of my favourite parts of being in a girl band. I love everything from picking costumes, to planning what we’re going to do to make it a really great show. We want it to be a huge party for our fans, we don’t want them sat in their seats simply singing along. We’re going to be performing our greatest hits, plus some new tracks, so we want it to be a full-on show. September can’t come soon enough!


I know there’s been some rumours that we’re doing the tour because we’re splitting up, but that isn’t true at all. If we did, we would just tell our fans. This isn’t a farewell tour, we just wanted to do a tour looking back at our singles and celebrating our hits. It’s not the end for us, just a milestone. For us, doing the Greatest Hits tour proves we’re stronger than ever!


I can’t wait to perform ‘Up’ – it was our second single and it’s one of my absolute favourites. To be honest, the whole thing has made me feel nostalgic, as I remember exactly what was happening in my life at the time of each single.


Between show rehearsals, releasing a new single and promoting the tour, life gets crazy. We’ll definitely be taking our kids with us when we travel – none of us want to be away from our families for too long. I love what we do though. You have a few weeks off, then everything gets crazy.


We had time to unwind last week at Rochelle’s Disney-themed party, which was so much fun. I made the top myself by spray painting some shells purple and supergluing them to my top, but the tail actually came from Splash, from one of the mermaid costumes they did in one episode. Ben was initially supposed to be Mickey Mouse, but at the very last minute he decided to be Tarzan.


Everyone went all out, I didn’t recognise some people! Rochelle and Marvin’s couple costume as Aladdin and Jasmine was so sweet. The rest of us just mixed and matched – Ariel was with Tarzan, Esmeralda (Vanessa) with her boyfriend (Captain Hook). I think Wayne’s costume was the best, but I loved Frankie’s pirate costume.


I also wanted to say thanks to everyone who took part in the #HELLOUna Twitter chat last Wednesday, it was so much fun. I didn’t enjoy having to pick though, I wanted to answer them all! It was so difficult when everyone was asking about the tour because I was so excited and knew we’d be revealing everything – it’s great to finally get it all out in the open!


Speak soon,
Love from Una xxx


19 February


We’re so excited to have released our latest video…

This week’s been really good – we released the video on VEVO for our single ‘Not Giving Up’ on Wednesday morning which is really exciting!


We’re so pleased because fans have been sending us really lovely messages, they’re receiving it really well. I think the video really suits the song – we didn’t want this video to have a particular storyline. The song itself is more about a feeling rather than a story. I really love it, I think it’s a fun dance track!


The video is quite edgy for us. We’re all wearing black and silver, with fabrics like PVC and leather. Vanessa and Rochelle had these pencil skirts which weren’t very easy to dance in, but the rest of us were in leggings so it was easy to dance.



I was quite proud as I danced in the highest heels I’ve ever danced in – I did have to take some painkillers to combat my broken toe (it’s still a bit sore). I think heels were necessary because the video is very glamorous, I especially liked the effect from all the wind machines.


In the video I’m on a turntable, which was surprisingly easy to keep my balance. It actually helped that I’d been on Splash recently as I felt quite fearless stepping onto the platform – the only thing that slightly threw me is that it was turning anticlockwise.


Originally, Mollie was supposed to be on the table, but my car got stuck in traffic, and I was 3 hours late, so they switched us around! I think these things happen for a reason though, because we’re both so happy with how it all turned out. We can’t imagine doing the video any other way now.



The light tubes were really cool, but we have no idea where they got them from. Frankie thinks she overheard someone saying they were bought in a farm shop! Some people have been saying it makes them think of Darth Vader and Star Wars.


We’re all really pleased with how it turned out, hope you love it too!


Speak soon,


Love from Una xxx

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