New Hope Club
New Hope Club will be appearing at VIAM2019 on the 20th and 21st March
George Smith and Blake Richardson formed New Hope Club in October 2015.As a member of the boy band Stereo Kicks,Reece Bibby appeared on the eleventh season of The X Factor in the UK in 2014, finishing fifth. Stereo Kicks broke up in July 2015 after failing to land a record deal; In November 2015, Bibby joined New Hope Club. Bibby, Smith, and Richardson are all originally from Northern England. New Hope Club’s first recording was a cover of “Wake Up” by The Vamps in October 2015. In December 2015, The Vamps signed the band to their label Steady Records, a subsidiary of Virgin EMI Records.They were the second band signed to the label, after The Tide.
The band have supported The Vamps on two of their tours (2017, 2018) and performed a song each night (‘Cecilia’) on the Wake Up Tour (2016)
New Hope Club’s debut 4-song EP Welcome to the Club was released on Hollywood Records via Steady Records on 5 May 2017.The video for “Perfume” was released in January 2017, and the video for “Fixed” was released with their EP.The band spent 10 weeks on the Billboard Next Big Sound chart, peaking at number 5 on 16 September 2017. At the 2017 Teen Choice Awards, they were nominated for Choice Next Big Thing.
The band released the fourth and final music video of their EP, for the song “Water”, on 6 October 2017.
A Christmas song called “Whoever He Is” was released along with a video on 1 December 2017.
The band played their first ever headline shows at the O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, in London, on the 1st and 2 June 2018. The shows were sold out and they were supported by Max & Harvey and RoadTrip. On early 2018, they released the music video for their single “start over again” and they also released 2 songs which are “Good day” and “Tiger feet” from the soundtrack of “Early Man” movie. In the summer of the same year, they also released the music video for their song “medicine” which was their fastest music video to reach 1 million views on YouTube. By october 2018, they released their second EP “Welcome to the club pt.2”.