West music promoter back to boost chart hopefuls


Latest boyband sensation Reconnected are poised to blow circuits all over the country having been signed by Dragon’s Den contestants RKA Records.

Last year’s Britain’s Got Talent finalists Matt, Max and Harry are managed by well-known Wells-based promoter Kevin Newton - who was tempted back to the music industry specifically to steer the Manchester three piece to stardom.

The boys first captured the hearts of the nation in 2010 as the five-piece Connected, on popular TV show Britain’s Got Talent. They stormed the stage with covers of Backstreet Boys ‘I want it that way’ and ‘Ain’t no mountain high enough’ and received rave reviews from the judges.

Now reformed as a three-piece, made up of brothers Max and Harry and friend Matt, Reconnected are working on their first album with songwriter/producer producer Tim Woodcock who has also worked with the likes of Gary Barlow, JLS and Eliza Doolittle.

Kevin said: “Reconnected are going to be huge in 2012. They have an amazing spirit and the way the kids react to them is absolutely astonishing. The reaction they get from fans wherever they appear is almost hysterical.”

Having organised music festivals, arranged gigs and managed boybands in the past Kevin had decided to quit the industry a few years ago – but Reconnected convinced him to return to the business he loves to plot their assault on pop superstardom.

Kevin said: “We were lucky enough to persuade Reconnected to headline the Night on the Town event we organised in Wells in 2010 and I got to know the boys when they stayed at the Swan Hotel.

“They were a phenomenal success but it struck me they needed some help and support to take them further.

“I had sworn I would never get involved in management again but as the weeks progressed it was apparent we had a good connection ourselves. The rest is, hopefully, history.”

Kevin’s company Cent Management is working closely with Freedom Management to shape the band’s future. Reconnected have now signed with recent Dragon’s Den contestants RKA Records and hope to have an album on the shelves early next year. A TV series is also being discussed.

Reconnected said: “The new songs are all originals and we’re excited about the fans hearing them. We’re all looking forward to seeing the album out next year and hope to really make it big in 2012.”

For more information about Reconnected http://www.reconnected-music.com/


Issued on behalf of Cent Management by Empica. For further information contact Martin Powell or Simon Harding (01275) 394400.

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