VIP Magazine caught up with the B*Witched women as they return to the stage!
You’re back! How does it feel to be returning to the stage this summer?!
“Oh it’s great to be back with new music! Our latest track Birthday is the perfect song for us. We are super excited to be performing this summer and celebrate 25 years of B*witched,” Sinead beams.
So tell us, what have you been up to since we last saw you?
“We’ve all been busy having families! We’ve been gigging, have travelled to Oz a few times on tour too. Lindsay and Edele studied acting, Keavy is a counsellor and I had a stage school but for 10 years now I’ve been concentrating on Reiki EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) healing,” says Sinead.
A lot of people looked up to you while growing up, but who are your idols? Who inspired you?
“I loved New Kid on The Block growing up, I was a big fan! But it was Mariah Carey who inspired me to be a singer. I was blown away by her vocals on Vision of Love and bought the album. I listened to it every night on my Walkman and used to imagine it was me singing those songs on stage [laughs]. I didn’t know it at the time but I was manifesting my dream career,” Lindsay tells us.
Your tracks have stood the test of time and still get people up on their feet! Did you ever think that’d still be happening today when you first released them?!
“No, I never imagined our songs would still be played all these years later. C’est La Vie really has stood the test of time and become a pop classic which is incredible! It still gets played on the radio, in clubs, at parties and weddings. When we perform it during our shows, the crowd knows every word! It’s really amazing,” Lindsay says with a smile.
On that note, C’est La Vie is easily one of your most iconic songs and launched your career – how did it change your lives, what does it mean for you?
“We were an unknown band in a development deal with Sony Epic and once C’est La Vie was written, we were taken straight off the development deal and went into a huge campaign which would launch our career. To have the song and still love performing it, as well as seeing the way the crowd reacts, is always a delight. It really was the start of a complete change in our lives,” says Keavy.
Home life has changed for you all over the last few years, with some new little ones joining the crew! How are you finding it?
“Home life is very busy. I love being a mum. The real work is trying to fit both the band and little tots in the schedule,” laughs Keavy.
Did being in a girlband in the 90s/00s empower you?
“Oh yeah, I feel it was definitely empowering being in a pop band in the late ‘90s to early ‘00s. It was the best period for pop music and we were – and still are – privileged to be part of it,” says Edele.
Double denim, we love it just as much now as we did back then. How do you feel about that look/trend? Can we expect more of it for the performance at Kaleidoscope?
“Double denim is back on trend! We do love it. There was a period of time we wanted something new in our wardrobes so we ditched it for a bit but it wasn’t long before we came back. Get this though, we once turned up to a double denim party dressed in leather. We didn’t get the memo,” Edele says, before bursting into laughter.
BWitched will perform at Kaleidoscope, the family focused music and arts festival, taking place at Russborough House, Co. Wicklow, 30th June – 2nd July