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All The Fun Of The Fair
Stuart Clark selflessly volunteered to meet Fanfair, a girl group with impeccable rock ‘n’ roll credentials and a member who’s the youngest of 12 kids from Terenure.
Stuart Clark, 16 Apr 2012
As anyone who caught them opening for The Wanted t’other week in the Dublin O2 will know, Fanfair also bash out a damn fine version of ‘The Boys Are Back In Town’.
“Doing Philip Lynott proud I hope! It’s a really iconic song, and one of the anthems they play on match days at London Irish where we’re the resident group.”
How do they get on with all those hunks of rugby-playing beefcake?
“They were a bit, ‘What’s all this?’ at first – which you would be – but they’ve been very supportive and gentlemanly!”
So no offers to share a post-game communal bath with them?
“No,” Roberta deadpans, “but we live in hope!”
Along with the aforementioned Mr. Breslin, Fanfair have also been working on their debut album with Swedish pop guru Arnthor Birgisson.
“He’s worked with J-Lo, Britney, Pussycat Dolls, Leona Lewis, Enrique, Westlife, The Saturdays… Every song they played us, we went, ‘God, we want it!’ The plan is to go back and write together for a week; release a single at the end of the summer and an album in the new year. We’re pop but with an edge, which comes from the fact we’re a bit more mature, love different styles of music and aren’t manufactured. There were no auditions. We put Fanfair together ourselves and whilst we’ve great management who we’re happy to let guide us, insist on having the final say.”