The Ordinary Boys debut album (Over The Counter Culture) of 2004 was a fine, fine collection of late-Britpop meets The Jam meets The Smiths with a wallop of Two Tone chucked in for good measure.
12 songs and well worth 40 minutes of your time.
The second album, Brassbound, is competent but not as great as the first – it does contain some great moments (the single Boys Will Be Boys for example) but doesn’t have “it”.
Granted, The Ordinary Boys weren’t the biggest band around at the time, or (if I’m honest) ever in danger of filling the O2, but I’m guessing they had a loyal fanbase and could pay the bills.
And then came the career killing actions of lead singer Sam Preston:
1. Going into Celebrity Big Brother in 2006
2. Marrying the fake-Celebrity who eventually won the competition
3. Walking off Never Mind The Buzzcocks in a huff
probably now his most famous act. In defence, Simon Amstell was acting a bit “smug-bully-tw*t” which caused him to walk rather than fight back
He can’t be the only bod who has been given duff advice or knackered their career with one or more daft actions