Take That Glasgow Accommodation
In 1989, Manchester-based music manager Nigel Martin-Smith decided to create a British male vocal singing group modelled after New Kids on the Block. After being introduced to young singer-songwriter Gary Barlow, who had been performing in clubs since the age of 15, he was Impressed with Barlow's catalogue of self-written material and decided to form a band around Gary’s musical talents.
After weeks of auditions taking place around Manchester, Martin-Smith found vehicle Howard Donald, break dancer Jason Orange, bank employee Mark Owen and finally 16-year-old Robbie Williams to complete the group, which initially went by the name Kick It.
Take That Glasgow Hotel
Take That's first TV appearance was on The Hit Man and Her in 1990, where they performed Barlow's self-written, unreleased song, "My Kind of Girl". With the aim of breaking into the mainstream music industry, they worked a manner of small clubs, schools and events across the UK building up a fanbase as they travelled to gigs constantly for months.
Take That's breakthrough single was a cover of the 1975 Tavares hit "It Only Takes a Minute", which peaked at number seven on the UK Singles Chart. This success was followed by "I Found Heaven", then by the first Barlow ballad "A Million Love Songs", which also reached number seven. Their cover of the Barry Manilow hit "Could It Be Magic" gave them their first big success, peaking at number three in the UK. Their first album, Take That & Party, was released in 1992 with many others to follow continuing the band’s success for the following 6 years.
Robbie Williams left the band in 1995 while the four remaining members completed their world tour and released a final single before finally splitting up in 1996.
After filming a 2005 documentary about the group and releasing a new greatest hits album, a four-piece Take That without Williams officially announced a 2006 reunion tour around the UK, entitled The Ultimate Tour. The group achieved new success as a four-piece, scoring a string of chart hits across the UK and Europe while taking the number of records sold to 45 million worldwide. It was not until 2010 Williams rejoined the group for their sixth studio album, Progress which became the fastest selling album of the 21st century and the second fastest selling album in British history.
The group have had 28 top 40 singles and 17 top 5 singles in the United Kingdom, 12 of which have reached number 1, as well as having seven number 1 albums. Internationally the band have had 56 number 1 singles and 37 number 1 albums.
Hotel Near The SSE Hydro
If you are planning on seeing Take That perform at Glasgow’s SSE Hydro, the Belhaven Hotel is just a 10 minute taxi drive away. We are more than happy to arrange a taxi service service to and from the venue. Simply let us know your pick up and drop off times at check in and we will take care of the rest.