MAR 01] HEAR'SAY NEWS
Welcomed In Coventry
5,000 boys, girls, men and women flooded Coventry Precinct to catch
a glimpse of pop wonders Hear'Say yesterday afternoon.
Popstars popsters were in town to launch their obviously named first
album, 'Popstars' at the Precinct's Virgin Megastore.
of all ages began queuing as early as 5am for the chance to meet,
greet and even snatch a kiss from their new found music idols.
starting almost an hour earlier than scheduled at just after 3pm not
all the fans could be fitted in during the marathon three hour
fans who did get to meet the stars and get their copy of the new
album signed went away happy. Some were so happy that they even
burst into tears as they were ushered on by stewards.
[photograph by Avon
Studios - 29 March 2001]
had been chosen for the album launch for its central position in the
country outside of London. And also because the Virgin Megastore had
the capacity to host such an event.
all Coventry citizens however gave Hear'Say such a hearty welcome.
Coventry Kid and popmaker extraordinaire Pete Waterman dismissed the
group in the Daily Star as "a group of overexposed karaoke
Hitman' Waterman has a sound track record to back his views having
manufactured hit upon hit for the likes of Kylie Mynogue, Jason
Donovan, Rick Astley and more recently Steps, but 5,000 music lovers
in Coventry Precinct certainly didn't agree with him yesterday.