Tina Barrett

Tina Barrett
Born
Tina Ann Barrett

(1976-09-16) 16 September 1976 (age 44)
Hammersmith, London, England
Occupation
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • actress
Years active 1996–2003
2012–present
Musical career
Genres
Associated acts

Tina Ann Barrett (born 16 September 1976)[1] is an English singer, songwriter and actress. Her major breakthrough came in 1999 when she became a member of the pop group, S Club 7.[2][3][4] She has been a member of spin-off group S Club 3 since 2014. She is also a former member of the girl group Mis-Teeq, though she never appeared on any of their recordings.

Early life

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 Face2Face, which later went on to become Mis-Teeq. She assisted with the group's choreography during her time there.

Career

1996–98: Mis-Teeq

In 1996, Barrett, Alesha Dixon and Sabrina Washington became friends in a dance studio in Fulham.[5] The trio, named Face2Face, performed singing and dancing.[6] The group had started work on their debut album when Barrett left to join S Club 7 after a successful audition for Simon Fuller.[6] After her departure, the group changed their name to Mis-Teeq and replaced her with two new members, Su-Elise Nash and Zena McNally.

1999–03: S Club 7 and hiatus

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.[7] 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", which 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 as S Club until 2003, when they split after releasing their greatest hits album.

When the group announced they were to break up, Barrett expressed interest in working on a solo career, but she was unsuccessful to sign with a label or an entrepreneur.[8] She took a nine-year hiatus from her career, appearing only on red carpets and social events.[8]

2012–present: Music releases and S Club 3

In May 2012, a teaser video for Barrett's debut solo single "Fire" was released on YouTube and a short clip of the still unfinished video was shown during an interview on LIVE! . 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. Barrett 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.[9] In 2014 Barrett joined with O'Meara, McIntosh and Cattermole in the S Club 3, which became S Club Party.[10] In November 2014, Barrett reunited with the full group for a medley of S Club 7'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. Following the reunion tour, Barrett continued to perform with O'Meara and McIntosh as S Club 3. In November 2016, Barrett released the single “All Fired Up”. In January 2020, Barrett released “Mwah Mwah,” along with the music video filmed in Canada during the S Club 3 tour in the summer of 2019.

Personal life

In June 2016, she gave birth to a baby boy named Roman.[11][12][13][14]

Discography

Singles

Song Year Album
"Fire"[15] 2012 Non-album singles
"Makin Me Dance"[16] 2013
"All Fired Up"[17]
(featuring Chris Keen)
2016
"Mwah Mwah"[18]
(featuring 80 Empire)
2020

Music videos

Song Year Artist Notes
"Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?" 2004 Unknown Guest appearance; The Girls of FHM music video
"The Clapping Song" 2012 Guest appearance; Russell Grant music video
"Shudaayi" Guest appearance; Navin Kundra music video
"Fire"[15]
"Makin Me Dance"[16] 2013
"Mwah Mwah" 2020 Fatty Soprano

Stage work

Year Title Role
2013–14 Beauty and the Beast Beauty
2014 The Wizard of Oz Wicked Witch of the West
2015 Dick Whittington Fairy Bowbells

Filmography

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

References

  1. ^ "Tina Barrett". IMDb.com. Retrieved 11 July 2020.
  2. ^ "S Club Media". S Club Media. 13 January 2002. Archived from the original on 22 July 2011. Retrieved 30 June 2011.
  3. ^ "Party of Se7en". Angelfire.com. Retrieved 30 June 2011.
  4. ^ "S Club 7's Tina Barrett Talks To Holy Moly about her return to pop | Music Interviews". Holy Moly!. Archived from the original on 24 March 2012. Retrieved 24 March 2012.
  5. ^ Donovan, Deirdre (17 February 2002). "It's a girl thing". The Observer. The Guardian. Retrieved 4 March 2013.
  6. ^ a b "Music Eyz Interview With Tina Barrett". Music Eyz. 26 September 2012. Retrieved 4 March 2013.
  7. ^ S Club 7 – Listen free and Last.fm. Last.fm. Retrieved 4 August 2008
  8. ^ a b "S Club stars reveal solo plans". BBC News. 23 April 2003. Retrieved 4 August 2008.
  9. ^ Hennessy, David (11 November 2013). "The comeback Woman". The Irish World. Retrieved 13 November 2013.
  10. ^ Hallam, Katy (28 March 2014). "Birmingham Gay Pride 2014: Eternal, Gabrielle and Conor Maynard top the bill". Birmingham Mail. Retrieved 10 June 2014.
  11. ^ Minn, Hayley (14 March 2016). "S Club 7 star Tina Barrett exclusively announces she's pregnant with first child". OK!.
  12. ^ Tina Barrett [@realtinab1] (14 March 2016). "P.s I'm pregnant! 🎉🎉🎉🍼🍼🍼❤️" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  13. ^ @OK_Magazine (14 March 2016). "EXCLUSIVE! @SClub7's @realtinab1 is pregnant with her first child:" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  14. ^ Tina Barrett [@realtinab1] (20 June 2016). "Proud and excited to announce the arrival of my beautiful baby boy Roman 💙💙💙🍼🎉🍾💃🏻" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  15. ^ a b "Fire". iTunes Store. 30 May 2011. Retrieved 4 June 2011.
  16. ^ a b "Makin Me Dance". iTunes Store. 30 May 2011. Retrieved 4 June 2011.
  17. ^ "All Fired Up". Amazon.com. 5 November 2016. Retrieved 10 November 2016.
  18. ^ "Mwah Mwah". Apple Music. 19 January 2020. Retrieved 23 January 2020.

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