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The Reality Offstage: The Life of Bands Not Seen On Stage

As we see music bands rise to fame, we wonder what their life is like after the lights go out. Let’s admit it, fame is such a price to pay. A normal family get-together or a regular bonding moment with friends can turn into a series of photo ops and a parade of paparazzi’s trying to get your best (and worst) shots. Imagine a toilet photo prank that spreads throughout the internet. It’s like a virus that drains the life out of you.

Here, we take a look at music bands who had their share with all the fame and glory. But what happens after that is a fulfilled life that they cherish forever.

  • N*SYNC
    N*SYNC is an American boy band which consists of members Chris Kirkpatrick, JC Chasez, Joey Fatone, Justin Timberlake, and Lance Bass. Their album No Strings Attached sold a record-breaking 2.42 million copies in just one week. But in 2002, the band had a “temporary hiatus” and in 2007, officially announced that getting back together is off the table.

    Where are they now?
    Justin Timberlake had a successful solo career and married Jessica Biel with son Silas. JC became a producer and wrote songs for David Archuleta, Matthew Morrison and the like. Joey had a fantastic career as event host and started a hot dog cart business with options like the Boybander – five mini hot dogs representing the members of N*SYNC. Chris is the most who veered away from the spotlight. He and wife Karly finally decided to focus on starting a family. Lance married his partner in 2014. He is a cosmonaut and was certified by NASA and the Russian Space Program.

  • Damage
    Damage is a British boy band with members Andrez Harriott, Coree Richards, Jade Jones, Noel Simpson, and Rahsaan Bromfield. They are best known for their singles Forever, Love II Love, and a cover of Eric Clapton’s Wonderful Tonight. In 2001, they released their second album Since You’ve Been Gone and had to split later on when Coree left the band.

    Where are they now?
    Andrez finished a degree in Criminology and Sociology from London Southbank University. Coree is still making music in his home studio. Jade became a professional chef and married Spice Girl Emma Bunton. They have two children.

  • Hanson
    Hanson is an American pop band which consists of brothers Isaac, Taylor, and Zac.  Their musical career skyrocketed with the song Mmmbop from their debut album Middle of Nowhere.

    Where are they now?
    The conflict between their previous record label took a toll on their career. Soon, the Hanson brothers decided to make music with their own recording company. They called it 3CG which means 3 Car Garage.

    After releasing four albums under 3CG, they decided to open their label to other recording artists. In 2013, they started a beer company with one of their products named Mmmhops, from their famous song Mmmbop. They’ve been making music and touring South America and Europe since 2001 to raise AIDS awareness in Africa.   All Hanson brothers are married with children respectively.

  • The Corrs
    The Corrs is an Irish band consists of siblings Andrea, Caroline, Jim, and Sharon. Throughout the course of their careers, they released seven albums and sold over 40 million copies worldwide. Their latest album Jupiter Calling was released November 2017.

    Where are they now?
    The Corrs have been actively participating in philanthropic activities, which eventually granted them the honorary MBE (Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) in 2004. Each of them created families of their own while the band is in hiatus. Andrea had two children and had a career in theater acting. Caroline had three children Jake, Georgina, and Ryanne. Jim had a son Brandon and learned to fly helicopters. Sharon, had two children as well, Cathal and Flori. She also had a chance to be a coach in The Voice Ireland.

They may be public figures but just like us, they also have to live normal lives and do normal things like us.

The Boy Band Blueprint

The Brotherhood formed through Music

You have friends whom you can trust and just realize that you have so much in common. Through your interactions and having time together, you get to understand each other and you even want to take the relationship to a much higher level. If all of you have a good voice and love music than why not form a music band. Most of this award-winning music band like Bangtan Sonyeondan was once friends whom they thought they can make good use of their voices.

Brotherhood means you share a common interest. You can make the interest to be a hobby or a business entity. A music band is successful by the commitment of each of the band members, its success lies in the spirit of brotherhood. In addition, you can also strengthen the bond just because of the music. You do a successful concert as a band, who gets the credit? There is no single person who gets the credit, it is the combined effort of each band member. Can you sing alone and get the credit. In fact, there is more that binds this band members. For example, when one of the members gets a challenge in life, these will be the first people to come to their aid. If any of the members is also celebrating a wedding or a childbirth then you will find that the band members will the ones on the forefront. This is just because they have become more of blood brothers than just the band members’ thing.

Most of the successful band members, who have maintained the relationship over time, admit that this is the work of being there for one another at any time In cases where you have a separation from a band even for someone to start yet another band, it means most of them come as a result of the urge to pursue selfish interests. Brotherhood is a key component in the success of any music band. Of course, there is misunderstanding but the urge to together override the selfish interests. Some of the virtues of brotherhood that enhances the success of a music band include

The urge to succeed as a team When a band member gets an offer to perform even as a solo artist and then makes an effort to inform the rest of the band members instead of doing it behind the band’s back. That is a good sign that they are a team when it comes to performing music.

Appreciating the role of each member of the band You have different voices and you must include each member in every concert rather than opting to perform along with a back up the audio device as if it is the whole band.

Carrying each other’s burden There are the low moments and the high moments, are you there for each other at all times? If yes, then you are on the right track to maintaining the music band to greater heights.

There is a thin line between friendship and brotherhood. These virtues go hand in hand to ensure they come in handy to ensure that you can handle any challenge when it comes to the music band.

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