FIVE, one of the most popular UK boy bands of the '90s, has been secured to play two Somerset concerts this April.

The group, whose debut single, Slam Dunk (Da Funk), entered at #10 in the UK Singles Chart in '97, will play Bridgwater's Blake Hall on Friday April 18, and Westlands Yeovil venue on Saturday April 19.

Both concerts are being coordinated by Bridgwater-based music firm, SRL Promotions.

Having burst onto the UK pop scene in 1997, the group sold around 20 million records worldwide, were dubbed 'Best Pop Act' of the 2000 BRIT Awards and were repeated Smash Hits poll winners.

Comprising the original five-piece were members Sean Conlon, Abz Love, Ritchie Neville, Jason 'J' Brown and Scott Robinson. They split in 2001.

But after joining contemporaries Blue, 911, Atomic Kitten, B*Witched, Honeyz and Liberty X on ITV2's pop nostalgia documentary The Big Reunion, to the thrill of their fans, 5ive reunited as a band-of-four last year, without J.

Recently they completed their Greatest Hits Tour.

  • TICKETS go on sale from Strings N Things, Blake Hall and on Thursday February 20.
  • FOR more information call 01278-422959 or 07723-377500.
  • SUPPORT bands to be announced