Girl band tipped to storm the charts
PUBLISHED: 16:49 06 May 2009 | UPDATED: 11:45 12 August 2010
A NEW girl group are planning on taking the music world by storm after releasing their debut single. Fe-Nix, an urban four-piece band
A NEW girl group are planning on taking the music world by storm after releasing their debut single.
Fe-Nix, an urban four-piece band who signed to Universal record label last November, have had their new song Lady Baby played by major stations including Radio 1, Capital and Choice.
The single, a remake of the classic R&B tune My Boo, by Ghost Town DJs, was released last Monday and member Tanya Mariam, 24, from Bromley, is hoping it will top the charts.
She said: "We're really excited and a bit nervous too, we don't know what to expect but we've been getting some really good feedback from fans."
The group has just finished a 21-date tour supporting chart-toppers N-Dubz and are now working with some of music's biggest producers on their debut album including Harmony, who has worked with former Destiny's Child singer Kelly Rowland and Mike City who has produced Brandy, Chris Brown, and Rihanna.
Miss Mariam said: "The tour was brilliant, it was exhausting but we had a really good time. Hopefully we will collaborate with N-Dubz in the future.
"We write our own songs, come from a street dance background and have an MC so we are different to other girl groups out there.
"Our style is definitely R&B based, but we have a lot of other influences - I am half Irish and half Asian so we mix it up and bit and bring in other styles of music to make a more commercial sound."
Asked who would be her ideal support act, Miss Mariam said: "I love the Pussycat Dolls, they have had such a brilliant career and they act very professionally. Of course they would never support us.
"Since signing to Universal in November last year my life has been speeded up. I still can't even believe it's all happening. The day after signing the contract we were told we would be the new faces of Nelly's Apple Bottom clothes company which was really exciting.
"My family are really proud of me, my mum says she always knew I would be a singer, but a lot of people don't make it in this industry. I'm pleased that what I've been working for since I was 10 years old seems to be working because you just don't know when you should give up, when you've had one audition too many."
The group are now finishing their debut album in the studio which should be released in 2010.
For more see www.myspace.com/ fenixladies or join their street team at www.in4merz.com to have a chance of winning a recording session with the band.
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