TAKE four strapping Irish alpha males, add a dollop of talent and a supersized portion of passion.
What do you get? Why, Boyzone, of course!
However, there is one important ingredient missing.
When the tragic news regarding the late Stephen ‘Steo’ Gately was announced in October 2009, fans and supporters of the singer and the group were shocked, to say the least.
Now, Keith Duffy, Mikey Graham, Ronan Keating and Shane Lynch are taking their Brother tour around the country, keeping the memory of their friend alive.
After a wonderful warm-up from Irish girl group Wonderland, the four boys take their much-deserved time to shine in front of the enthusiastic audience with their high energy and delightful presence.
As they grace across the stage, you can enjoy the occasional input from the female dancers who accompany them several times throughout. While some may only have eyes for their ‘one true love’ in the group, the dancers do give the set a bit more colour and intensity.
We’re given a delightful selection of songs to take us on a beautifully nostalgic trip back to the ’90s, as they proudly share with us hits such as No Matter What.
We’re also introduced to some new songs which can be found on their latest album, also titled Brother, which was released as a tribute to Gately.
One can feel the great level of love and emotion which has been woven right through those songs, a tearful yet sensational way to commemorate somebody greatly loved.
Across the several hours, you will discover all sorts of your own emotions being pulled out of you, each one providing a unique, but equally sensational, experience of their own.
The four may have their own solo projects on the go, but it is clear to see the dedication and true commitment they hold for the group.
Their eyes remain glistening throughout as they reminisce over past memories, enlightening us with their fond tales.
The strength in their vocals is, as one could expect, breathtaking, and their energetic travelling around the stage is exceedingly uplifting.
Whether you are already an avid follower of Boyzone or you have yet to discover the utter perfection they bring to their performances, their 2011 Brother tour is one which you simply cannot miss!