Blue and Jeff Timmons have landed!

Blue members from left: Duncan James and Lee Ryan from the airport they were whisked off immediately to their official residence EDSA Shang Rila Hotel. They are in town for The Greatest Hits Tour with A1 and Jeff Timmons of 98 Degrees produced locally by WLBROS, which will be held at the SMART Araneta Coliseum on Feb 25, 2012. Photo by Sherwin Guzman

Written by

Jude Bautista

The top boy bands Blue and 98 Degrees’ have arrived at the airport recently for the Greatest Hits Tour. A1 also arrived from Cebu the next day from CEBU. The SMART Araneta Coliseum is expected to be jam-packed. WILBROS Head Winston Llamas said “Even from the airport fans have already come out to welcome these big names. They are already lined up to come out in TV shows like BANDILA and Showtime. Blue will have another interview with the ‘Boy’s Night Out.’ We’ve rolled out the red carpet for these guys. We’re also thankful to all the media partners such as ABS CBN and Magic 89.9 for their support.”

Jeff Timmons of 98 Degrees arrived at the airport yesterday, he was whisked off immediately to the official residence EDSA Shang Rila Hotel. He is in town for The Greatest Hits Tour with A1 and Blue by WILBROS, which will be held at the SMART Araneta Coliseum on Feb 25, 2012. Photo by Sherwin Guzman

After a quick rest at the official residence in EDSA Shang Rila, it’s a non stop media tour for the bands. Listed below is Blue’s interview with DJs Slick Rick, Tony tony and Sam YG of the Boy’s Night Out. The members of Blue include: Duncan James, Anthony Acosta, Simon Webbe and Lee Ryan.

Welcome Blue!

Duncan James: Flew in from London from Gatwick to Dubai. We’re on a tour at the moment. After we finish here. We’re going to a few other places it’s good to be back man! It’s good to be back in this part of the world hopefully we’ll be coming back again.

Slick Rick: What have you guys been up to?

Lee: The album’s been done. We’ve been in the studio in what feels like about a year now. We went to the States, we went to Miami and went up to L.A.. We met Red One he’s amazing. Literally he’s done half the album. Now we’re ready to rock and roll and release it.

Blue members arrived in Manila yesterday From left: Simon Webbe and Anthony Acosta from the airport they were whisked off immediately to their official residence EDSA Shang Rila Hotel. They are in town for The Greatest Hits Tour with A1 and Jeff Timmons of 98 Degrees produced locally by WLBROS, which will be held at the SMART Araneta Coliseum on Feb 25, 2012. Photos by Chris Lucas

Tony tony: How is the group different now to what it was before?

Duncan: Before there was no YouTube, no myspace, not anything. For us it’s as if we’re a new band. We’re ten years older but we’re coming back out. As the boys have said we’re here in Asia. So many boy bands have come out: JLS, One Direction in the UK. We just wana be a part of that scene. We want to do what we love doing and that’s dancing and singing.

Tony tony: How did you guys get back together?

Lee: We always said we’d get back together for our tenth anniversary. We just did and I guess the rest is history.

Anthony: People didn’t realize it but we wrote “One love” and “Alright”, “Fly by” and most of the big singles that you hear we actually wrote. Again we collaborated for this album writing it together. We’ve written some amazing songs. Our writing abilities are still there. If anything it got stronger. I think that shows in this album

Blue member Simon Webbe arrived at the airport yeaterday he was whisked off immediately to the official residence EDSA Shang Rila Hotel. He is in town for The Greatest Hits Tour with A1 and Blue by WILBROS, which will be held at the SMART Araneta Coliseum on Feb 25, 2012. Photo by Chris Lucas

Slick: 10 years ago who’s the craziest person? And who’s the craziest person now?

Simon: Lee or Duncan probably. One’s a fire and one’s a gasoline.

Lee: How are you not crazy?

Simon: Just because I got crazy tats in my arms doesn’t mean.

Anthony: Were going out there and be insane again!

Tony Tony: Are you guys going to stay here longer?

Lee: Hopefully we’ll be coming back doing our own concerts. And doing just Blue, just Blue.

Duncan: We’re just happy to be here.

Tony tony: All of you worked on the album?

Anthony: it’s about getting the sound right.  Its as if we’re a new boy band again. For us we’re a man band now.

Simon: I jus took a Twit pic of you guys. I’m just taking a pic of the Boy’s Night Out here. Check us out on: Official Blue Twitter

Blue members arrived in Manila yesterday From left: James Duncan and Lee Ryan from the airport they were whisked off immediately to their official residence EDSA Shang Rila Hotel. They are in town for The Greatest Hits Tour with A1 and Jeff Timmons of 98 Degrees produced locally by WLBROS, which will be held at the SMART Araneta Coliseum on Feb 25, 2012. Photos by Chris Lucas

 

Slick: in the music scene  now who do you guys like?

Lee: Adele that album 21 is amazing. It’s a great album. She’s a great artist.

Simon: For me it’s jesse Jane (sings) All about the money money money

Lee: She can really sing.

Duncan: Bruno Mars, another old guys who’ve reinvented themselves is Maroon 5. His voice I think is fantastic. The Christina Aguilera duet they did I think was the best song of 2011.

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