A SINGER from Leigh is set to be part of the next big girl band with the help of the hit producer behind the Spice Girls, and Take That.

Just days after Eleanor Hudson and four other girls formed the band Girl Tonic, after being put together by manager, Leighton Dewar, the country went into lockdown due to the global Covid-19 crisis which stalled the girls’ hopes of stardom.


However, the five-piece band have plenty of ideas in the pipeline and are eagerly waiting to record their first album together.

They are looking forward to becoming the first band to hit it big after lockdown.

Eleanor went along to the audition for a “bit of a fun” back in February, and never expected she would be picked to be in the band.

The group of girls ranging from the ages of 21 to 24, from different parts of the UK and Ireland, will be bringing back the era of 90s girl bands but with a modern twist, keeping it fun and fresh.

The 24-year-old, said: “I was so excited when I got the call to say I’d made the band.

“But we only managed a day in the studio before lockdown so nothing has been put together yet.

“The second lockdown is over we’re ready to go and record our first album.

“I have complete trust in Eliot Kennedy, our producer, who has worked the Spice Girls, S Club 7, Take That, Boyzone, and 5ive.

“I’ve never sung in a girl band so I can’t wait.”

Eleanor is trained in musical theatre and performing arts and has worked as a cruise ship singer.

She added: “Musical theatre is comfortable for me because it is playing a character whereas being in a band you are having to be yourself. The first time I fronted a band it was hard because I had to totally be myself on stage.

“I’m used to working in a band with male musicians so I’m really excited to be working with four talented girls.

“I love every time I get to perform to an audience. I’m so lucky to say I love my job.”

Eleanor has been spending lockdown in Sheffield with her partner, who is also a performer, and she has recently started working full-time in a supermarket after wanting to do something to help throughout the Covid-19 crisis.

The future popstar, said: “My other half and I often split our time together between mine and his in his Sheffield, and I was in Sheffield when we went into lockdown so I had to stay up here.

“I thought I would get a job in a supermarket to do my bit to help out.”