Steps  : London Wembley Arena

Steps : London Wembley Arena

Exactly 70% of this audience are fluffy-pink deely-boppered weeny-poppers. About 20% are benignly smiling mums and dads. And the remaining 10 % are chaps of the same-sex persuasion. Wearing spangly cowboy hats and ironic grins. And everyone is...

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Steps : Gold-Greatest Hits

Steps : Gold-Greatest Hits

There was once a time when pop bands simply appeared on the chart radar without TV shows, without big-name managers pulling in favours, without following a blueprint of what had come before, and without going down the dumper almost immediately....

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Steps : London Astoria G-A-Y

Steps : London Astoria G-A-Y

"More than just a bunch of line dancers" is how pop supremo Pete Waterman describes Steps in his autobiography. Pete is responsible for Steps ' success. He also, according to the book, discovered The Beatles, invented the 12" single, and...

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Steps/Boom

Steps/Boom

It's the only way for an adult to enjoy Steps live: in the UK's most popular gay club, surrounded by happy homosexuals high on aftershave and alcopops. The DJ fades out a cheesy pop tune, there's a whiff of amyl nitrate, and support act Boom! take...

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Steps  : It's The Way You Make Me Feel

Steps : It's The Way You Make Me Feel

How do we make you feel? Like there's nothing you could force upon us that we wouldn't buy? Despite this, you have to hand it to Steps for remaining on top of their gleaming-toothed game after all this time there's not a sign that endlessly...

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Various Artists : Platinum Christmas

Various Artists : Platinum Christmas

From trainers to decent films, Americans get everything before us here in the UK. Well, the concept of the Christmas album is also a little further advanced in the States than it is in Britain (remember 'Christmas On Death Row'?), and 'Platinum...

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Birmingham NEC

Birmingham NEC

Opening for a band like tonight's headliners isn't the easiest job in the world, but GIRLS@PLAY wade in with tunes that Shania Twain would skin a leopard for and pull it off nicely. For those of you yet to be acquainted with Millennial Village...

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Steps : Buzz

Steps : Buzz

Even more so than second albums, third albums are notoriously difficult in pop. For while a second album can lodge itself in the slipstream of all the excitement that comes with a debut, third albums are there to see bands 'standing on their feet'...

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London Wembley Arena

London Wembley Arena

A series of athletic but totally interchangeable wannabe acts like Buffalo G and Atomic Kitten precede the main attraction, and most of them suck utterly. Not so the awesome Daphne & Celeste . They stomp on stage in cheerleader...

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London Croydon Fairfield Hall

London Croydon Fairfield Hall

The big circular screen, hovering like an evil svengali brain over Stepworld, is trying to kill us. It prints up 'SCREAM IF YOU WANT Steps !' and the balcony shakes. It says 'LOUDER!' and three pensioners in Aberdeen pass away from the shock....

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