It doesn’t seem that long ago since Richard and Adam were charming the audience and viewers on Britain’s Got Talent. How time flies!
Their debut album stayed at number one for four consecutive weeks, which made it the longest-running number-one album of 2013 in the UK. Their second album was a Christmas themed album and now, they are about to release their third album. These guys really do work hard!
Their third album is called At The Movies and features the brothers covering songs such as Goldfinger, (Everything I Do) I Do It For You, Can You Feel The Love Tonight and Moon River. Here is our interview with the lovely duo from North Wales.
Richard and Adam, how are you today?
Both: Very well thank you.
You’ve got a new album coming out, which you must be excited about. Can you tell us a little about it?
R: I’m a big film buff and try to get to the cinema every week so when we were thinking of what to do for our next album and movie themes were mentioned it seemed like a no brainer.
How were the songs on the album chosen, were they personal favourites from some of your favourite movies?
A: We sat down with management and our label and we all through ideas in until we came up with the best possible track listing. I think both our favourite song is Without You, we remember listening to the Mariah Carey version as kids and it’s just such a powerful and emotional song.
How long did the album take to record?
A: As this is our third album, we managed to do it really quickly. We had recorded the whole thing in about five days, it was great fun.
As you are still very young, do you feel as though your voices are maturing with every new album?
R: Yes, apparently your voice matures into your thirties and peaks mid-thirties so that gives us something to look forward to!
If you had the chance to work and sing with anyone in the world in the future, who would that be?
A: We’re both huge fans of Andrea Bocelli so it would be amazing to duet with him in the future. We’re hoping to go see him on tour in Liverpool so maybe we can storm the stage!
R: Female wise it would have to be Celine Dion. Her voice is a powerhouse.
This is your third album now. How do you feel before the release of a new album?
A: We get very nervous yet excited. We really hope it sells well and people continue to support us.
We saw your show at the Cadogan Hall in Chelsea a few months ago, as part of your UK tour. What do you enjoy the best about touring and what was the highlight of that particular tour?
A: I think performing with our Dad and other brother was a definite highlight for us.
R: Yeah definitely and performing for the people who voted and bought our albums, without them we wouldn’t have been able to tour.
You had a lot of guests appear on stage with you, including Rhydian and Charlotte and also someone who we weren’t expecting to see on stage with you.. your Dad! Do you think that he will feature on some of your future albums or in any more of your live shows?
R: We would love our Dad and Daniel to join us again on tour and would definitely consider them for future album features too.
Your Dad has a great voice too, did he teach you how to sing, initially, or growing up – was he always singing around the house?
R: He sang round the house and we had a karaoke machine too which I think is what planted the seed for us to be singers. He didn’t teach us, we learnt from watching You Tube videos of Pavarotti.
We can’t ask about some of your family, without mentioning a certain someone. Your Nan seemed to be having a great time at your show, and there was a lot of camaraderie with her and a lot of laughs created from your interactions with her when you were on stage, how is she?
A: She’s doing very well! She loved our tour and has made some life-long friends from fans of ours that she’s met at our gigs and now they meet up each week in the local cafe.
How did you find it adjusting to going from unknowns, pre Britain’s Got Talent, to being famous and well-known, within a relatively short space of time?
R: It was nice people were recognising us from the TV that enjoy what we do and getting feedback.
Do you get much chance to go home often?
A: We get home quite often, I was there all last week visiting the family. We both live in Liverpool now, so it’s not too far from home.
As your family owns a sandwich shop near where you grew up, we were wondering if we visited the shop, what is the best thing that we could order? Any specialities?
A: Chicken and bacon mayo Panini!
R: Steak and cheese with ranch dressing.
What would you say is the most exciting thing to have happened to you since Britain’s Got Talent?
R: Having our debut album go straight to no.1 and stay there at the top of charts for four weeks.
Will there be a new tour lined up, to coincide with the new album?
A: We are heading back on tour early next year and hope to see all our fans up and down the country.
What are your plans for the rest of the year?
R: We will be promoting our new album, hopefully doing some shows overseas and then preparing for our UK tour.
Richard and Adam’s new album At The Movies will be released on Monday 11th August 2014.