For the past decade Nadine Coyle has been one fifth of the most successful girl group in the UK — and next spring she is hoping to emulate some of that success on her own.
The stunning singer, who took time out of her schedule yesterday to pay a visit to the Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice, is planning to release her debut solo album in March or April next year — and she revealed she is hoping to do it right here at home.
“It’s going to be launched here on this side of the world, Ireland,” she told the Belfast Telegraph.
“I want to launch it here in Ireland, the UK and then hopefully the rest of Europe. I also want to do some shows here, some private shows where I can have stage sets and all the lights and costumes.
“I am also trying to get some good small venues that look really nice. So if anyone has any ideas, let me know!”
And will any of those venues be in Northern Ireland?
“Yes, in the North of Ireland and in the South, wherever, so we can set it all up to look girly and glamorous.”
But before she begins scouting for venues, Nadine still has to decide what will be her first single.
Over the past year she has been working with some of the biggest names in the music industry to make sure her debut solo album hits all the right notes.
The most prominent this side of the Atlantic has been Guy Chambers, who worked with Robbie Williams for a number of years.
Yesterday she revealed she had also worked with a few other songwriters, including the man responsible for one of Bon Jovi’s biggest hits.
“I have been working with quite a lot of people, like a guy called Desmond Childs who wrote Living On A Prayer for Bon Jovi, and Livin da Vida Loca,” she explained.
“Also, a guy called Guy Chambers, Mike Elizondo, who is a great bass player for Dr Dre and I have been to Nashville.”
And what sort of genre will it be?
“It will be pop — that’s what I do. But I try to change my voice. Some of the songs have a slightly rockier edge, some are slightly more blueys, some are dance poppy. It’s a mixture.”
And given the success her fellow bandmate Cheryl Cole has had with her debut solo album, does she feel under pressure to achieve the same level of success?
“God, I mean it’s one of those things, you have to try your best and cross your fingers. You can only do what you can do.”