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Thursday 18 December 2014

Girls Aloud's Nadine Coyle plans to launch new solo album in Ireland

Nadine Coyle
Nadine Coyle
©Press Eye Ltd - Northern Ireland -30/04/2009. Mandatory Credit - Matt Mackey/Presseye.comChildren's Hospice Ambassador Nadine Coyle won the hearts of Conor Smyth, age 16, from Londonderry and Caitriona Brauders, age 13, from Dungannon when she made special arrangements to meet the two teenagers backstage before going on stage with her band Girls Aloud at the Odyssey. Nadine promised to keep in touch with her charity NI Children's Hospice and hopes to visit them soon.For more information contact - Claire Trainor, Northern Ireland Hospice 07814 038365.
Making their day - Nadine cuts a birthday cake at the Hospice
The envy of his mates: Conor Smyth (16) gets a kiss from Nadine Coyle backstage at the Girls Aloud concert
Nadine Coyle
Nadine Coyle
Nadine Coyle
Nadine Coyle
Girls Aloud member Nadine Coyle
Nadine Coyle
Nadine Coyle from Girls Aloud
Nadine Coyle out on the town in London with her new boyfriend, American sports star Jason Bell
Nadine Coyle with Cheryl Cole
Nadine Coyle
British group Girls Aloud, from left, Nadine Coyle, Kimberly Walsh, Sarah Harding, Nicola Roberts and Cheryl Cole arrive at the Brit Awards 2009 at Earls Court exhibition centre in London, England, Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan)
British band Girls Aloud, from left, Nadine Coyle, Kimberly Walsh, Sarah Harding, Nicola Roberts and Cheryl Cole arrive at the Brit Awards 2009 at Earls Court exhibition centre in London, England, Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan)
British group Girls Aloud, from left, Nadine Coyle, Kimberly Walsh, Sarah Harding, Nicola Roberts and Cheryl Cole arrive at the Brit Awards 2009 at Earls Court exhibition centre in London, England, Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan)
British group Girls Aloud pose backstage at the Brit Awards 2009 at Earls Court exhibition centre in London, England, Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009 after winning a prize for best British Single of the year. From left, Cheryl Cole, Sarah Harding, Nadine Coyle, Nicola Roberts and Kimberly Walsh. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan)
British band Girls Aloud react after collecting the Best British Single Award at the Brit Awards 2009 at Earls Court exhibition centre in London, England, Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009. (AP Photo/MJ Kim)
British band Girls Aloud react after collecting the Best British Single Award at the Brit Awards 2009 at Earls Court
LONDON - FEBRUARY 18: (UK TABLOID NEWSPAPERS OUT) Nadine Coyle performs at the Brit Awards 2009 held at Earls Court on February 18, 2009 in London, England. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
LONDON - FEBRUARY 18: (UK TABLOID NEWSPAPERS OUT) L-R Nicola roberts, Cheryl Cole, Nadine Coyle, Kimberley Walsh and Sarah Harding perform at the Brit Awards 2009 held at Earls Court on February 18, 2009 in London, England. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
LONDON - FEBRUARY 18: Nadine Coyle of Girls Aloud poses after winning the Best British Single backstage at the Brit Awards 2009 at Earls Court on February 18, 2009 in London, England. (Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images)
LONDON - FEBRUARY 18: (UK TABLOID NEWSPAPERS OUT) L-R Kimberley Walsh, Sarah Harding, Nadine Coyle, Nicola Roberts and Cheryl Cole collect their Best Single Award at the Brit Awards 2009 held at Earls Court on February 18, 2009 in London, England. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
LONDON - FEBRUARY 18: Girls Aloud Cheryl Cole, Sarah Harding, Nadine Coyle, Nicola Roberts and Kimberley Walsh pose after winning the Best British Single backstage at the Brit Awards 2009 at Earls Court on February 18, 2009 in London, England. (Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images)
LONDON - FEBRUARY 18: Girls Aloud Cheryl Cole, Sarah Harding, Nadine Coyle, Nicola Roberts and Kimberley Walsh pose after winning the Best British Single backstage at the Brit Awards 2009 at Earls Court on February 18, 2009 in London, England. (Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images)
Nadine Coyle is rumoured to be back with old flame Jesse Metcalfe, whom she dumped in April
Nadine Coyle has spoke of her regret at the way she handled her break-up with Hollywood hunk Jesse Metcalfe

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.”

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