HUNDREDS of screaming fans brought Merry Hill to a standstill on Tuesday 27 July as they tried to catch a glimpse of up and coming boy band The Wanted.
The five-piece group – made up of handsome fivesome Max George, Siva Kaneswaran, Tom Parker, Nathan Sykes and James McGuiness – were at the shopping centre to perform three tracks, including their debut single All Time Low, which was recently released.
The boys, who are being tipped for stardom, also sent hearts aflutter for many teenage girls, as they signed copies of their new CD at HMV.
Kelly Reed, marketing manager at Merry Hill, says: “We were so excited to have the band here at Merry Hill and after seeing them perform, we think they’re going to be huge. There were hundreds of girls queuing up around the centre to meet them and everyone absolutely loved them.
“They released their single at the start of the week and it’s already topping the iTunes charts, so it was great to have them playing here.”
Photo credits: Neighbours News
Neighbours News is a non-profit voluntary organisation, formally constitued as a group since September 1999 on the Castle & Priory Ward in Dudley. We produce community newsletters for residents. As of 2004, we have expanded to other areas (most of which are in high deprivation).
We want to get a community newsletter for Brierley Hill circulating, because there is interest, however we need to find any potential funders and anyone who might be interested in sponsoring an edition. High Arcal School in Sedgley has sponsored an edition of the Oval & Tudor News in Upper Gornal, for example.
We remove the official language and put it in plain English for people to understand, keeping them informed about local issues, training and job opportunities, developments, town centre events, etc.
Our local distribution is carried out by community groups and the print group we use trains people with learning difficulties.
We are based on the Pensnett Trading Estate, having relocated offices, due to the demolition work being done on North Priory, where our former premises were in Pine Road.
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