Noel Sullivan says fellow Welshman Kelly Jones is "bang out of order" after calling his band "talentless"...
Noel, from Cardiff, says he has forged friendships with most of his fellow Welsh performers – including Cerys Matthews from Catatonia, Tom Jones, and even H from Steps – but there is no love lost between Hear’say, and the Stereophonics since Kelly branded the made-by-TV band “talentless”.
Noel, speaking backstage at the Welsh ‘Party In The Park’ on Saturday (July 14), said: “I don’t understand why he did it.
We had real grief at the beginning from so-called proper bands. But we’ve done nothing different from them. We just did it in public, that’s all. It’s bang out of order.”
Bandmate Kym Marsh added: “Kelly Jones? We have a few choice words for him.”
Noel got the biggest cheer of the day from the 10,000-strong crowd when he bounded onstage wearing a homemade “Caerau, Cardiff” t-shirt.
His bandmate Danny Foster said: “Noel is mad about Wales. There’s Welsh flags and press cuttings from the Welsh papers all over the wall of our flat in London. He even drinks from a Tom Jones mug.”
The band also told NME.COM that their new four-part series, ‘Hear’say On Saturday’, is to be aired on TV in the Autumn and will feature the band collaborating with celebrity guest vocalists and comedians.
Hear’say played two sets at the Welsh ‘Party In The Park’ event, in the grounds of Cardiff Castle, watched from the sidelines by Noel’s mum, Claire.
Their second headline slot was arranged at the last minute when Five failed to show. The group performed both number one singles, ‘The Way To Your Love’ and ‘Pure and Simple’, as well as ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’ and ‘Boogie Wonderland’.