S Club 7 fans complain after one member turned up to sold-out gig

Only Bradley McIntosh appeared at the nightclub show the week the band announced they were reuniting.

Hannah Spearritt, Bradley McIntosh, Rachel Stevens, Paul Cattermole, Jo O'Meara, Jon Lee and Tina Barrett of S Club 7 attend the announcement of their
S Club 7's Hannah Spearritt, Bradley McIntosh, Rachel Stevens, Paul Cattermole, Jo O'Meara, Jon Lee and Tina Barrett recently announced a reunion tour. (Getty Images)

S Club 7 fans have complained after only Bradley McIntosh appeared at a sold-out show.

The Don't Stop Movin' singers recently announced an arena tour of the UK and Ireland to celebrate their 25th anniversary, but in the mean time McIntosh, 41 and Tina Barrett, 46, are continuing to perform under the name of S Club.

The pair were due to appear at Flashback Fridays at Wyld nightclub in the Isle of Wight - which had sold out its 150 £23 tickets in just 90 seconds.

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But fans were "disappointed" when only McIntosh turned up to the event.

S Club 7's Bradley McIntosh turned up alone to the gig. (Getty Images)
S Club 7's Bradley McIntosh turned up alone to the gig. (Getty Images)

Owner Josh Peverley told the Isle of Wight County Press: "We appreciate that this isn’t the experience customers booked tickets for in good faith. We were as disappointed as you to learn last night that the show we had booked to kickstart our new wave of Flashback Friday events wasn’t going to be going ahead as planned.

“Sadly, this situation was out of our hands, and when we booked the show earlier this year there was no speculation or confirmation of an S Club 7 reunion, for which contractual obligations meant they weren’t able to appear for the show we had booked and sold tickets to.”

Fans complained on social media.

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One said: "What a let down! Turnt up at 7.30 waited till 9.30 to find out they can’t perform S club properly as they’ve signed a contract and No tina! Happy to take everyone’s money for tickets tho! [sic]"

McIntosh and Tina Barrett, 46, have been performing together under the name S Club at 90s nostalgia festivals and nightclubs for several years now.

Bradley McIntosh and Tina Barrett of S Club perform at Fantasia on July 31, 2021 in Maldon, England. (Photo by Lorne Thomson/Redferns)
Bradley McIntosh and Tina Barrett performing as S Club at a 90s nostlagia festival in 2021. (Getty Images)

S Club 7 was formed by former Spice Girls manager Simon Fuller back in 1998.

The manufactured pop band entered the public eye when they starred in their own TV series, Miami 7, on CBBC.

Their hit singles included Reach, Two In A Million, You're My Number Once, and number ones Bring It All Back, Never Had A Dream Come True, Don't Stop Movin' and Have You Ever.

They first broke up in 2003, a year after Paul Cattermole, 45, quit to form a nu metal band.

Tina Barrett of S Club 7 attends the announcement of their
Tina Barrett did not turn up to the Isle of Wight nightclub as expected. (Getty Images For XIX Management)

Rachel Stevens, 44, has had a successful solo music career and made several appearance on reality TV, while Hannah Spearritt, 41, went into acting, starring in ITV sci-fi series Primeval and BBC soap EastEnders.

Both McIntosh and Barrett attempted to launch solo careers, but when that failed the began making appearances, first with Jo O'Meara, 43, as the S Club 3 and then as a duo under the name S Club.

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All seven members, including Jon Lee, 40, reunited to tour again in 2015, with a 12 date Bring It All Back tour of the UK.

S Club 7 will kick off their S Club 7 Reunited 2023 tour in Liverpool on Friday 13 October and finish at The O2 arena in London on Tuesday 28 October.