Former WESTLIFE star Brian McFadden is convinced boybands are a dying breed - because the music-buying public are no longer interested in watching groups "dancing around".

The Irish singer - whose debut solo single REAL TO ME was released yesterday (06SEP04) - believes guitar-driven pop bands like Busted and McFly have stolen the limelight once dominated by hunky, choreographed all-male outfits.

And he has warned aspiring boybands to change tact if they hope to score chart success.

He says, "A band like (new British all-boy group) V just run around the stage in luminous tops and spiky hair. It's already been done.

"Boybands dancing around isn't going to work ever again. Busted and McFly are what the kids seem to love. They're so big at the moment because they're new and are very good."

07/09/2004 02:41