The Mirror reported Brown, Bunton and Halliwell recorded new music at Play Deep Studios in London. "If we do anything, we will be writing everything from scratch.The Spice Girls' one-time producer Eliot Kennedy appeared to confirm as much on Twitter. We are all group texting and speak a lot." "It's funny, because back in the day people thought we had everything written for us but we've always written our own songs," she added.Inspired by Oasis and Shed Seven, they just played covers at first but things started moving fast when they began to write their own songs.Adam Barnett, bassist and backing vocalist, said: “We started to get quite a large following to the point where we were working with Simon Moran at SJM Promotions.We all know the story: a loveable gaggle of Yorkshire WI members collude in producing a naked calendar to raise money for charity. For him, it's an eternally winning story of "strong, uncomplaining English people", told through a hearty gravy of "fruity comic acting, big songs, a judicious mix of schmaltz and Yorkshire salt." Take that, Remoaners.It's based on true events apparently, inspired by the entrepreneurial efforts of the Rylstone and District Women's Institute, who sold over 200,000 calendars in 1999 alone. Tony Peters (Radio Times) thumps the table in agreement: "It's a story of salt-of-the-earth folk that stays just the right side of caricature and the humour is a gentle mix of the observational and good old British sauce.THEY were the band that almost became the next big thing after being championed by Gary Barlow.
Adam said: “I went to Gary Barlow’s house and posted my CD under his gate in Frodsham.In order to mark the 25th anniversary of Take That And Party - a seminal moment in British pop history - the convention-meets-event promises to bring the glory days of Mark, Howard, Jason, Robbie and Gary back to you as if they were yesterday. pic.twitter.com/TU8X13Nxe K— Mad Thatters Festival (@Mad Thatters) April 24, 2017Mad Thatters explains: "As Take That fans across the globe celebrate the 25th anniversary of the release of Take That's debut album Take That and Party, we invite you to join us back in the city where it all started, for a day of musical memories you'll never forget."For a quarter of a century ‘Thatters' have devoured every tiny morsel of information relating to the group; we’ve laughed with them, cried with them and danced with them.Celebrate 25 years since this was released @takethat with us #madthattersfestival. The simple truth is we just can’t get enough of them.Morrison, whose legit credits include “Hairspray,” “Light in the Piazza” and “South Pacific,” returns to the part in “Neverland” after playing it in workshops of the developing production. Jeremy Jordan (“Newsies,” “Smash”) played Barrie in the musical’s tryout production this summer at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Mass.Jordan received generally positive reviews from critics, but word of Morrison’s takeover of the role had begun to filter through the industry over the last couple of months.Three of five Spice Girls members reunited this week, sending fans of the British girl group into a frenzy. The group is said to have a new album in the works for release this year.Melanie Brown shared photos with Emma Bunton and Geri Halliwell on Instagram, writing, "And I say oohhhh LALA." The trio enjoyed a "lovely morning" together, albeit without Victoria Beckham and Melanie Chisholm. "To do something for our 20-year anniversary is the ultimate dream," Brown recently told the Mirror.Morrison joins “Neverland” with the national TV profile he cultivated on “Glee,” although it won’t be clear until the musical begins performances whether that fanbase will flock in significant numbers to the show.Directed by Diane Paulus and choreographed by Mia Michaels (“So You Think You Can Dance”), “Finding Neverland” begins previews March 15 ahead of an April 15 opening at the Lunt-Fontanne Theater.Sources told Us Weekly in March the group are planning a reunion tour, but said Beckham isn't interested in taking part.Matthew Morrison, the Broadway alum who’s currently wrapping up his final season on “Glee,” will take over the lead role in “Finding Neverland,” the Harvey Weinstein-produced musical that opens in the spring. Barrie, the creator of Peter Pan, in the adaptation of the 2004 Miramax film by book writer James Graham and songwriters Gary Barlow and Eliot Kennedy.