The Ordinary Boys

Big brother surviving ska pop

As the well of inspiration began to dry, redemption came in the form of reality TV. Inspired to take some more risks within their band structure to keep things fresh, Preston’s move would shock everyone yet prove the masterstroke that saved their career. “I did Big Brother. They phoned me up, “Do you wanna do it?” I was like, “Yeah, alright then”,” he laughs. “You come out of that and people fuckin’ wanna hear what you’ve got to say again. We all sat down and it was fuckin’ exciting again. We went into the studio and went, ‘We’ve done one fuckin’ ridiculous massive risk and it’s paid off alright, let’s do the album we’ve always wanted to make’. So we’ve done it.”


Samuel Preston , William J. Brown , James Gregory , Simon Goldring


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