The first two singles, "Army of Lovers," a lightly strummed wistfully romantic love song full of chiming guitars, and "Turn Your Car Around," a brooding slice of radio-friendly driving soft rock with a slight flamenco feel, echo the mellow acoustic pop of Robbie Williams ' Escapology , as do the mature "Daydreamer" and the piano-driven "Wish the Whole World Knew.
Blues Classical Country. But Ryan had just been on tour; when he comes back after a gruelling concert trek, he's bulked-up and fit. Eight days after our home visit with Ryan, Blue are performing in Lucca, northern Italy. The pretty, walled town has given over its central Piazza Napoleone to a big stage, 13, screaming young girls and the family of famous baldy referee Pierluigi Collina a big fan, apparently. Blue have only belatedly become huge in Italy, partly the result of their having done an Italian version of 'Breathe Easy', a song co-written by Ryan.
In the modern, international-sales-maximising way, Ryan's debut solo single will also be recorded in Italian. And Spanish, French and German. It's a fun show - all the singles; a massive, girly singalong. There's little precision-drilled choreography from the boys, just a lot of striding about and stair-climbing, with some half hearted crotch-grabbing thrown in. During other members' lead vocals, or when they are meant to be dancing in time with each other, Ryan can often be spied monkeying about on the scaffolding on either side of the stage, 30ft off the ground.
He loves it, the crowd loves it, and the bloke manning the big spotlight loves it. I'd asked him earlier if he'd miss performing with Blue. I go crazy. I just get so happy and excited to see the fans, then I look across at the boys There's not two of us standing there doing nothing. Maybe that's why we had so much success round the world. Each member of the band gets a solo slot during the show. Ryan sings 'Army of Lovers', managing a nifty slide down a banister midway through.
Duncan James does a Bryan Adams-like rocky number. Antony Costa covers 'Mustang Sally'. Simon Webbe sings 'Lay Your Hands', scheduled to be his first single. It's the main competition to Ryan's song, but its release has been pushed to the autumn, presumably to keep clear water between the bandmates. The next day is a day off for the Blue party. But while everyone else flies down to Sicily for a night on the Palermo tiles, Ryan repairs to a hillside Tuscan villa to have his photo taken and enjoy some quiet.
The delayed tour means he's having to squeeze solo-career commitments into Blue time: a quick recording session in Rome; a trip back to the UK to record Top of the Pops. It's a strange and tricky transition period. If I get nothing to think about, I could go crazy. That's the only thing with me. Cause I've got so much energy in my head, that's why I need to write a lot.
He doesn't just mean songs. Ryan is a committed poet. Encouraged by his mum to clear his often muddled head by setting out his thoughts, he began by writing 'Eminem-style poetry', full of rage. Now he's more settled. He's just written one about fair trade. This autumn Carlton will be publishing an anthology of his work.
But thought that was a bit cheesy. He will also illustrate them. And views like this, obviously,' he says, gazing at the miles of forested hills, baking in the summer heat. I know I sound like a right idiot, but I appreciate stuff like that Lee Ryan is many things.
Put them all together and you get, well, a wonky-shaped peg in a smooth and round pop hole. He's a teen idol on the point of being a credible adult one.
Amazon Payment Products. The song was a success in the United Kingdom where it reached 3 on the UK Singles Chart , and it was also a huge success in Italy where the song spend four consecutive weeks on the top of the Italian Singles Chart.
The single was less successful than its predecesor, only managing to peak at 12 on the UK Singles Chart. Nadiya Bychkova was paired up with Lee.
Lee Ryan and his partner Nadiya Bychkova became the second couple to leave the competition after Susannah Constantine left the competition the previous weekend. Tweets by OfficialLeeRyan. Primal Information. Home Australia.If one considers him at all, it’s easy to forget that Lee Ryan is still just 22 years of age. One quarter of Blue, one of the biggest boy bands of the last decade, Ryan’s looks have won him a contract as a clothes horse for Dolce & Gabbana and admiring glances from girls of a certain age, Elton John and Robbie clubexandalynewlapeconmembspanat.coinfo is the latter’s career since leaving Take That that Ryan .