British pop bad boy Brian Harvey is reforming his old band EAST 17 in a
last-ditch bid to rekindle his music career.
Harvey was booted out of the band in 1997 after confessing to a tabloid
newspaper he had taken the drug ecstasy.
Without him East 17 fizzled out of the charts, and Harvey's several
attempts to relaunch as a solo artist failed to make an impact on the
But the four-piece are all so strapped for cash, they have agreed to
reform for a potentially money-spinning chart comeback.
It's unknown if all bandmembers - Harvey, TONY MORTIMER, TERRY COLDWELL
and JOHN HENDY - will take part, but Harvey tells British tabloid the DAILY
STAR, "We are doing a low-key tour around December (03) to help launch our