Discussion in 'Steps' started by Slave, Mar 3, 2017.
Is Jo restricted to just sitting these days?
S Club were all salaried during their imperial period and I bet they're still in some kind of BOND of SLAVERY to Simon Fuller.
Steps had a much better deal and really started to rake it in by album 3 and those arena tours.
Yes. Her rider insists on a slot machine on stage too.
Well yeah, there was quite a bit in the papers about S Club a year or so back and their salaries. I think Hannah said they earned something like 450-600k or something each. Which for a bunch of 20 year olds for about three years work is pretty good, but compared to the likes of Steps (who I recall were getting 250k bonuses in 1999 just for doing well - let alone all their other royalties) they really got screwed.
As has been said though, whilst S Club could score hits more effortlessly than Steps (well in a way, but then they only ever went two singles deep usually, whilst Steps stretched to 5-6 each album), Steps truly were a level up as far as genuine fans go, so it's not too surprising the current position.
S Club had hits that boring straights would proclaim as 'guilty pleasures' :daf:
I legit never want to hear Don't Stop Movin' ever again.
S Club 8 on the other hand... That album has some proper anthems.
ANNNIEWAYS Steps will always and forever be the better band. That's just a FACT.
100% True Facts
(Except that S Club 8 album is a bit shite, sorry love)
Considering S Club were only put together because Fuller had scripts lying around for the abandoned series of 'Miami Spice' I think they did quite well to stretch out their careers for five years.
The Day You Came
Fool No More
say FUCK YOU!
Although they did spawn worst human being ever AARON RENFREE.
I think Sam Callahan is running him close.
Agreed on those four doll. The other 10 odd are SHITE though.
I'm still screaming at that 'leaked' AR Skype video with his black socks and the clothes horse up in the background.
He just needed knickers drying on the radiator for the full house.
Steps earnt FUCK ALL from their records as well- it's why they went on tour so much and did so much merchandising...
Anyone fancy the original Swedish version of "Story Of A Heart"? I've not seen this performance before but it's a CORKER. Helen Sjöholm is just the BEST.
Featuring blink-and-you'll-miss-em shots of Benny A, Tommy Körberg and Kalle Moraeus.
Steps were on a much better deal that actually allowed them to earn from the tours. S Club were still on their wages even when they were selling out arenas!
TBH S Club didn't deserve to earn any more for their touring. If anything, they should've been FINED.
Talk about going through the motions.
Compare that with Steps' arena spectaculars with five amazing performers (regardless as to whether the vocals were live).
I couldn't give a FIG about LIVE VOX in an arena tour. Pyro, lifts and a host of dancers are however essential.
I never saw S Club or Steps live in their hey day (the Deeper Shade Of Blue launch at G.A.Y. doesn't count, as fabulous as it was) but always assumed S Club put just as much effort into their gigs as Steps did. Didn't the Club do that carnival themed tour that supposedly brought the house down every night?
Did H get a bonus for reaching a quota of "OOOWAA OOOWAA" shrieks?
I might have to climb on stage and disable him if he overdoes* those in November
* overdoes = more than once
The thing is Steps did the carnival thing first, when they came through the audience as an opener. And that was only one section, not the whole thing!
Their best was the Steps dolls come to life
This year had better beat that then. Forget the profit margin, instead bring the SHOW
Is that actually true? I don't know either way, but the majority of the money in those days went to performers- it's not like the LiveNation style deals of today, designed cause no one makes anything off recorded music.
Obviously I've never been in the same country as either act to watch them (until now ), but I remember watching the S Club one on the telly and it was awful.
Like I was actually taken aback at how little stage presence they had, how budget the whole thing looked and how limp it all was. Steps certainly were in a whole other league for touring.
Them getting a good deal could only have been helped by H FUCKING THEIR MANAGER.
Possibly still the only reason they all endure him!
But Tina was a trained dancer!!!
Quite. I refuse to believe that any show choreographed by Tina, after the slick Bring It All Back and Reach routines, could be deemed inadequate.
They performed earlier this evening at Proms in the Park and were FANTASTIC. Well they may or may not have been... it was hard to tell. But the important thing is they got the WHOLE of Hyde Park going, more than any other act throughout the day with the exception of the usual assortment of Brexit anthems at the end of the night.
The setlist was:
Scared of the Dark
Story of a Heart
Deeper Shade of Blue
Neon Blue (got a great reaction considering it's brand new)
One For Sorrow
Was it or is it being broadcast at all?
I think it was on Radio 2 and I'd imagine a red button affair, so there will be footage.
someone put the youtube videos here if they find them
Officially gold today. Can’t think they could have ever expected it, quite the result
09 Scared of The Dark
09 You Make Me Whole
08 Story Of A Heart
09 No More Tears On The Dancefloor
08 Space Between Us
07 Glitter & Gold
07 Neon Blue
08 I Will Love Again (Lara Fabian's original is of course an 11 )
Oh, I hadn't realised I liked it so much, especially the first half.