Robbie to entertain us?
PUBLISHED: 07:53 18 May 2006 | UPDATED: 09:18 24 May 2010
POP superstar Robbie Williams could be coming to Weston this summer - to support his cousin's up and coming music career.
POP superstar Robbie Williams could be coming to Weston this summer - to support his cousin's up and coming music career.The former Take That star could be visiting the resort to support Nathan Williams, who is appearing on stage with his band Devious Phat next month.Band frontman Nathan claims he is related to the multi-platinum selling artiste.Former Wyvern Community School pupil Nathan, aged 17, has contacted the pop megastar to ask him to the band's EP launch at Barcode in Weston the day before T4's mega pop party on the beach. The EP is called Get Devious.T4 television crews will be filming the launch, when the five-piece band will be performing at the South Parade youth cafe. Footage will then be shown as part of Channel Four's coverage of the T4 seafront music festival taking place on June 18.Perry March, who manages Devious Phat along with Baz Andrews and Adrian Honour, said: "Nathan has an uncanny likeness to Robbie. His attitude is the same, he is a natural frontman and a real character. "Nathan, who was only a year old when Robbie was catapulted to international fame as a member of boy band Take That, met fellow Devious Phat members Migs, Bettsy, Jason and Ricky when they were at Wyvern Community School together.The band will play a special 'thank you' gig at Wyvern next Thursday for pupils only.Talented young singer Nathan, who is currently studying music practice at Weston College, said: "I've not been singing for a very long time. I wasn't even a singer before I joined the band. It all happened very quickly for me. One minute I was agreeing to sing in a school assembly and next there I was in a band."Multi-millionaire Robbie, who has been linked to a string of beautiful women including Rod Stewart's ex Rachel Hunter and former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell, split from Take That in 1996 and launched a hugely successful solo career.Nathan, who says his idols include Axl Rose of Guns N' Roses and The Red Hot Chilli Peppers, says he enjoys performing as much as his famous cousin appears to.He said: "There is no better feeling than coming off stage after a gig."Devious Phat will perform for private guests, including Weston's mayor and MP John Penrose, on the afternoon of June 17 and then Barcode will throw open its doors to the public from 7pm onwards. Record companies including BMG and Robbie's record label EMI, have also requested tickets to the band's Barcode gig.The Devious Phat lads will arrive in style in a Mercedes limousine and tread the red carpet for the first time.Entry wristbands for the evening event, priced £2 to include a three-track EP, are available on 01934 641117 or 0770 2676540.It has not yet been confirmed whether Robbie will don his shades and take to the sands of Weston.He has recently been linked to the Pet Shop Boys - one of the bands appearing at T4 on the Beach this year.