September, 2013

Sep 13

Celena Cherry Talks About The Honeyz, The Big Reunion and Tech

The HoneyzEarlier this year everyone was glued to The Big Reunion which is a show about 90s pop groups who were making a comeback. The format was that the groups would reminisce about their glittery life as a popstar, talk bitterly about the trauma of the break up and then hug it all out after a mini meltdown. Then the real work would beginning – training tirelessly for a massive concert at the Hammersmith Apollo. The result was a combination of Jeremy Kyle and X Factor and it was truly addictive  with1.2 million viewers tuning in. You won’t be surprised to hear that The Big Reunion is back with another series called The Big Reunion: On Tour. One of the pop groups taking part is the Honeyz and they have a new single out called Price You Play. Celena Cherry is the lead singer of the group and she took five minutes out to talk to me about her acting career and her tech essentials.

When did you decide that you wanted to be a singer?
I had always loved singing and music from a young age, my mum said I started performing for the family at the age of two. I was always inspired by Whitney Houston and Michael Jackson, in fact I later became good friends with Michael and now I do a tribute show with my partner who is an MJ impersonator called MJ ETERNITY.

How did you get your first break?
I was fortunate as a child to attend theatre school from four to 16 and had my first break on TV singing when I was only six on Max Headrooms Christmas Turkey. You can actually find it online! It’s so funny. My big break came with Honeyz aged 18.

We all saw you on The Big Reunion, how difficult was it for you face your issues with your co-members?
It was really difficult for me as I had many issues with the group. I felt very let down all the time and after it ended I suffered from depression really badly so I had spent many years in therapy putting it behind me and facing my demons. So when the big reunion came along it was either make or break time for me mentally, thank god it turned out to be one of the best things I ever did.

Name five tech products that you cannot live without with the reasons why?
I cannot live without my phone for sure! I need it like I need air.mainly because I hate when I’m away from my other half and kids so its our main route of contact. And my iPad mini too. That’s about as tech as I get. I don’t have 5 products!!! Lol

Do you tweet or instagram?
Yes I do both. I love Twitter, you can directly communicate with fans .its great. And I love to tweet pics of food I’m eating.

Do you follow any celebrities on Twitter?
Yes I do. Some are friends and some because I’m a fan of theirs and I wanna be nosey.

How important do you think Social Media has been for celebrities in creating brands?
I think in this day and age it’s extremely important. It’s the way to do things now. You can reach out to people instantly in a way you couldn’t 15 years ago.

What should we expect from The Honeyz?
Honeyz are in a really amazing place right now. We are all enjoying it so much more this time around and are in the studio penning an album. We have a new single Price You Pay hopefully coming out this year and the future is bright.

The Big Reunion: On Tour returns tonight with another series, catch it at 9pm on ITV2.

Price You Play will be released later this year.

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