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Robbie Williams forming his own band 25 years after quitting Take That


Robbie will be forming his very own band after previously being apart of Take That (Picture: Getty)

Robbie Williams has revealed that he is planning on forming his own band – but it won’t involve any of his former Take That bandmates.

The singer was a member of the boyband from its formation in 1990 until 1995 when he famously quit.

Robbie later rejoined the group – consisting of Gary Barlow, Howard Donald and Mark Owen – for their sixth studio album Progress in 2010, but subsequently left again to focus on his successful solo career.

However, the 46-year-old did find the time to reunite with his old bandmates for a virtual performance earlier this year.

Now, Robbie has revealed he is in the process of getting together his own musical ensemble with a pair of Australian songwriters and producers – and they have already worked on a few songs they plan to release in the future.

During an Instagram live, he explained: ‘Little project that I’ve got going on with a couple of friends of mine, Flynn Francis and Tim Metcalfe. We’re forming a band everyone.

‘I’ve got songs coming out that will not be under the name of Robbie Williams.’

Robbie hopes to host raves during the band’s shows (Picture: Getty Images)

Robbie said that the band’s performances will not be your typical concert, as he hopes to host raves in music venues while showcasing artwork he has produced in lockdown during the day.

He continued: ‘I’m gonna do this thing with my friends. Form a band and what I’m gonna do is rent a space, put my art in there. During the day it’ll be a gallery.

‘Then at night I shall be DJing and it will be a musical venue, something the old folks will call a rave.’

Robbie was a member of Take That between 1990 and 1995, and again in 2010 (Picture: WireImage)

‘I’m very, very excited about this. I want to do it in Berlin. I also want to do it in Tokyo. I wanna do it in several places. Be fun won’t it?’

It comes just as Robbie shaded the music of his former Take That bandmate Gary Barlow, expressing his belief that he’s ‘not going to be number one’ at Christmas.

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Appearing on The One Show, he had made an appearance to discuss his new single Can’t Stop Christmas, the lyrics of which address the coronavirus pandemic.

While discussing the festive track, Alex Jones said to Robbie: ‘You’ve said in the press yourself that you don’t think this is going to be number one,’ a statement that he responded to by nodding.

Alex then continued: ‘We’ve got Gary [Barlow] on in a couple of weeks time before Christmas, he’s obviously got some new music out as well.’

Robbie interjected: ‘He’s not going to be number one either,’ which prompted laughter from everyone else in the studio.

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